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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK / England
Rank 793 893 928
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +35
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 47 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.027% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.097% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 47 14 3
Median salary £65,000 £46,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.54% -28.84%
UK excluding London median salary £44,648 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -

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
19886 25711 27295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.17% 27.85% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15846 20798 21984
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 £71,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +76 27 £65,000 -16.12% 2
East Midlands +9 10 £42,500 -5.55%
East of England +26 7 £65,000 - 3
South West +13 3 £48,500 +2.10% 1
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 72 (72.00%) CISSP
2 64 (64.00%) Information Security
3 56 (56.00%) GIAC
4 54 (54.00%) CISM
5 46 (46.00%) CISA
6 38 (38.00%) PCI DSS
7 35 (35.00%) OWASP
7 35 (35.00%) CEH
8 27 (27.00%) Retail
8 27 (27.00%) Windows
8 27 (27.00%) Linux
8 27 (27.00%) ISACA
9 25 (25.00%) Firewall
10 24 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
11 23 (23.00%) Management Information System
11 23 (23.00%) Nessus
11 23 (23.00%) Qualys
12 22 (22.00%) Symantec
13 21 (21.00%) SIEM
14 19 (19.00%) Splunk
14 19 (19.00%) Network Security
14 19 (19.00%) SANS
15 18 (18.00%) Data Protection
15 18 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (17.00%) Cisco
16 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
16 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
17 16 (16.00%) GCIA

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 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
1 10 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) Firewall
2 19 (19.00%) Network Security
3 15 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.00%) Internet
5 7 (7.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
General
1 27 (27.00%) Retail
2 13 (13.00%) Finance
3 12 (12.00%) Banking
4 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.00%) Electronics
5 3 (3.00%) Military
6 2 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (68.00%) Analyst
2 63 (63.00%) Security Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Information Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 18 (18.00%) Security Engineer
5 16 (16.00%) Principal Security Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) SOC Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) IT Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Splunk Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) Architect
9 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Network Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) HTML5
2 1 (1.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.00%) Management Information System
2 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (14.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Driving Licence
5 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.00%) e-Health
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.00%) Informatics
8 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.00%) Physics
8 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Linux
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (9.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Information Security
2 35 (35.00%) OWASP
3 24 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
4 21 (21.00%) SIEM
5 18 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (18.00%) Data Protection
5 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
6 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 10 (10.00%) ITIL
7 10 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
8 9 (9.00%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (7.00%) ITSM
10 7 (7.00%) Service Management
10 7 (7.00%) SOA
10 7 (7.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) C
2 10 (10.00%) Perl
2 10 (10.00%) Python
2 10 (10.00%) Ruby
3 9 (9.00%) Bourne shell
3 9 (9.00%) Korn
4 4 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) Go
5 1 (1.00%) Haskell
5 1 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (72.00%) CISSP
2 56 (56.00%) GIAC
3 54 (54.00%) CISM
4 46 (46.00%) CISA
5 35 (35.00%) CEH
6 27 (27.00%) ISACA
7 19 (19.00%) SANS
8 16 (16.00%) GCIA
9 12 (12.00%) CCNA
9 12 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (12.00%) GISF
10 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (8.00%) GCIH
12 7 (7.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (7.00%) GCED
12 7 (7.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (7.00%) JNCIA
12 7 (7.00%) MBCS
12 7 (7.00%) Security+ Certification
13 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (38.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.00%) COBIT
4 4 (4.00%) ISO27002
4 4 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Snort
3 1 (1.00%) Docker
3 1 (1.00%) KVM
3 1 (1.00%) LXC
3 1 (1.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (23.00%) Nessus
2 12 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (10.00%) SCCM
3 10 (10.00%) SCOM
4 7 (7.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (6.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (3.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (3.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (1.00%) Mesos
7 1 (1.00%) QRadar
7 1 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Qualys
2 22 (22.00%) Symantec
3 19 (19.00%) Splunk
4 17 (17.00%) Cisco
5 13 (13.00%) Intel Security
5 13 (13.00%) Palo Alto
6 12 (12.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.00%) Oracle
7 10 (10.00%) SAP
8 8 (8.00%) VMware
9 7 (7.00%) ArcSight
9 7 (7.00%) Cloudera
9 7 (7.00%) Juniper
10 3 (3.00%) Aveksa
11 1 (1.00%) HP
11 1 (1.00%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.00%) Pegasus
11 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
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