The first table below looks at the demand for GSEC in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 864 845 865
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 14 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.008% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.029% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +28.12%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £62,500 -
% change year-on-year
-22.40% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29850 27723 30960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.21% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23604 22566 26764
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSEC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in England

GSEC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSEC across the England region.

GSEC Salary Trend in England

GSEC
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSEC across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

GSEC Salary Histogram in England

GSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 10 £33,250 -35.12%
South East - 2 £48,500 -
South West - 1 £37,500 -
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing GSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSEC.

1 23 (82.14%) CISSP
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Information Security
4 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 14 (50.00%) CCNA
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (42.86%) CCNP
5 12 (42.86%) MCSE
5 12 (42.86%) LAN
5 12 (42.86%) WAN
5 12 (42.86%) Internet
5 12 (42.86%) Firewall
6 11 (39.29%) CISM
6 11 (39.29%) CEH
6 11 (39.29%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (39.29%) Degree
7 10 (35.71%) Network Security
7 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
7 10 (35.71%) Finance
7 10 (35.71%) CISA
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco
8 9 (32.14%) UNIX
8 9 (32.14%) GCIA
8 9 (32.14%) GPEN
9 8 (28.57%) OWASP
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 7 (25.00%) Project Management
10 7 (25.00%) C

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing GSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) LAN
1 12 (42.86%) WAN
1 12 (42.86%) Internet
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) Network Security
3 7 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (17.86%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (14.29%) DNS
5 4 (14.29%) BGP
5 4 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 3 (10.71%) TACACS
6 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 7 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Information Specialist
3 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 4 (14.29%) CESG
4 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
4 3 (10.71%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Information Security
2 11 (39.29%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (28.57%) OWASP
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (21.43%) SIEM
5 6 (21.43%) Network Management
5 6 (21.43%) Service Management
6 5 (17.86%) Capacity Management
7 3 (10.71%) Digital Forensics
7 3 (10.71%) Change Control
7 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (7.14%) Business Transformation
8 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
8 2 (7.14%) Computer Security
8 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.14%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
1 7 (25.00%) C++
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) Perl
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) CISSP
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (50.00%) CCNA
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 12 (42.86%) MCSE
5 11 (39.29%) CISM
5 11 (39.29%) CEH
5 11 (39.29%) Degree
6 10 (35.71%) CISA
7 9 (32.14%) GCIA
7 9 (32.14%) GPEN
8 7 (25.00%) RHCE
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) GCIH
8 7 (25.00%) OSCP
9 5 (17.86%) GIAC
9 5 (17.86%) CCSA
9 5 (17.86%) CCSE
9 5 (17.86%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Nmap
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Juniper
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.71%) McAfee
5 3 (10.71%) Sophos
5 3 (10.71%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.71%) Brocade
5 3 (10.71%) Splunk
6 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Sybase
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle