The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK / England
Rank 782 902 926
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +24
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 36 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.022% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.079% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 1
Median salary £65,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
19346 26458 27245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.75% 27.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15371 21442 21889
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing GSEC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

GSEC Salary Histogram in England

GSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +80 29 £65,000 -18.75% 3
East of England +30 7 £65,000 -
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing GSEC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 74 (73.27%) CISSP
2 70 (69.31%) Information Security
3 59 (58.42%) CISM
4 52 (51.49%) GIAC
5 47 (46.53%) CISA
6 39 (38.61%) CEH
7 36 (35.64%) Linux
8 35 (34.65%) PCI DSS
9 32 (31.68%) Windows
10 31 (30.69%) OWASP
11 30 (29.70%) Security Monitoring
12 27 (26.73%) Management Information System
13 26 (25.74%) Nessus
13 26 (25.74%) Qualys
14 25 (24.75%) Symantec
15 24 (23.76%) Retail
15 24 (23.76%) ISACA
16 23 (22.77%) SIEM
16 23 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
16 23 (22.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 21 (20.79%) Firewall
17 21 (20.79%) SANS
18 20 (19.80%) Splunk
18 20 (19.80%) Finance
19 19 (18.81%) Security Operations
20 18 (17.82%) Banking
20 18 (17.82%) GCIA
20 18 (17.82%) Intrusion Detection
20 18 (17.82%) Network Security
21 16 (15.84%) Incident Management

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Office 365
1 10 (9.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.79%) Firewall
2 18 (17.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (17.82%) Network Security
3 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.95%) Internet
4 5 (4.95%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.99%) CouchDB
2 1 (0.99%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
2 1 (0.99%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
General
1 24 (23.76%) Retail
2 20 (19.80%) Finance
3 18 (17.82%) Banking
4 10 (9.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (68.32%) Analyst
2 57 (56.44%) Security Analyst
3 21 (20.79%) Security Engineer
4 20 (19.80%) Information Analyst
4 20 (19.80%) Information Security Analyst
5 16 (15.84%) Principal Security Analyst
6 12 (11.88%) Splunk Engineer
6 12 (11.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 11 (10.89%) Malware Analyst
7 11 (10.89%) Monitoring Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) IT Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) SOC Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Information Security Engineer
9 7 (6.93%) Network Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Network Security Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) HTML5
2 1 (0.99%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.73%) Management Information System
2 16 (15.84%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (12.87%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.95%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.96%) PKI
6 3 (2.97%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.99%) e-Health
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.99%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.99%) Informatics
8 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.99%) Physics
8 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.64%) Linux
2 32 (31.68%) Windows
3 15 (14.85%) Unix
4 10 (9.90%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (69.31%) Information Security
2 31 (30.69%) OWASP
3 30 (29.70%) Security Monitoring
4 23 (22.77%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (22.77%) SIEM
4 23 (22.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (18.81%) Security Operations
6 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
7 15 (14.85%) Malware Analysis
7 15 (14.85%) Threat Analysis
8 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
9 13 (12.87%) Data Protection
10 12 (11.88%) Computer Security
11 11 (10.89%) Attack Monitoring
11 11 (10.89%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (10.89%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) Perl
1 13 (12.87%) Python
1 13 (12.87%) Ruby
2 12 (11.88%) Bourne shell
2 12 (11.88%) Korn
3 9 (8.91%) C
4 4 (3.96%) SQL
5 1 (0.99%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) Go
5 1 (0.99%) Haskell
5 1 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (73.27%) CISSP
2 59 (58.42%) CISM
3 52 (51.49%) GIAC
4 47 (46.53%) CISA
5 39 (38.61%) CEH
6 24 (23.76%) ISACA
7 21 (20.79%) SANS
8 18 (17.82%) GCIA
9 15 (14.85%) GISF
10 14 (13.86%) GCED
11 13 (12.87%) GCIH
12 9 (8.91%) CCNA
12 9 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (5.94%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (5.94%) Security+ Certification
14 5 (4.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (4.95%) JNCIA
14 5 (4.95%) MBCS
14 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
15 4 (3.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (34.65%) PCI DSS
2 14 (13.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.97%) COBIT
4 3 (2.97%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.99%) KVM
3 1 (0.99%) LXC
3 1 (0.99%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (25.74%) Nessus
2 15 (14.85%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (11.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (9.90%) SCCM
4 10 (9.90%) SCOM
5 2 (1.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.99%) Mesos
6 1 (0.99%) QRadar
6 1 (0.99%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) Qualys
2 25 (24.75%) Symantec
3 20 (19.80%) Splunk
4 16 (15.84%) Intel Security
5 15 (14.85%) Cisco
5 15 (14.85%) CyberArk
6 13 (12.87%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.90%) Oracle
7 10 (9.90%) SAP
8 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.94%) VMware
9 5 (4.95%) ArcSight
9 5 (4.95%) Cloudera
9 5 (4.95%) Juniper
10 3 (2.97%) Aveksa
11 1 (0.99%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.99%) HP
11 1 (0.99%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds
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