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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 867 883 850
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -33
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 11 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.047% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 3
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,250 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,100 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -22.40%
GSEC
UK

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
27700 29685 27680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.15% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22226 23429 22563
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +27 6 £53,750 +61.65% 4
South East +3 4 - -
South West -11 1 £50,000 +33.33%
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 25 (73.53%) Information Security
2 23 (67.65%) CISSP
3 18 (52.94%) Network Security
4 15 (44.12%) Security+ Certification
4 15 (44.12%) SSCP
5 14 (41.18%) Business Continuity
5 14 (41.18%) CISA
5 14 (41.18%) GCIA
6 13 (38.24%) Identity Management
6 13 (38.24%) Firewall
7 12 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (35.29%) Cryptography
8 11 (32.35%) Degree
8 11 (32.35%) CISM
9 10 (29.41%) Cyber Security
10 9 (26.47%) GCED
10 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (26.47%) GCIH
10 9 (26.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
11 8 (23.53%) CRISC
12 7 (20.59%) SIEM
12 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (20.59%) Service Management
12 7 (20.59%) ITSM
12 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (17.65%) Information Management
13 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
13 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
13 6 (17.65%) Cisco

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Network Security
2 13 (38.24%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (14.71%) Wireless
4 5 (14.71%) Wireless Security
5 2 (5.88%) BGP
5 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) DHCP
6 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.94%) TACACS
6 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Military
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
1 17 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Information Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Security Officer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Information Security Officer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Cryptography
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.76%) PKI
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Information Security
2 14 (41.18%) Business Continuity
3 13 (38.24%) Identity Management
4 12 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (29.41%) Cyber Security
6 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
7 7 (20.59%) SIEM
7 7 (20.59%) ITSM
7 7 (20.59%) Service Management
7 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (17.65%) Information Management
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) Password Management
9 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
9 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) Computer Security
10 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
10 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (11.76%) DNA
10 4 (11.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) CISSP
2 15 (44.12%) SSCP
2 15 (44.12%) Security+ Certification
3 14 (41.18%) CISA
3 14 (41.18%) GCIA
4 11 (32.35%) CISM
4 11 (32.35%) Degree
5 9 (26.47%) GCED
5 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (26.47%) GCIH
6 8 (23.53%) CRISC
7 5 (14.71%) ISACA
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) GCWN
7 5 (14.71%) CEH
7 5 (14.71%) CCIE
8 3 (8.82%) CCNP
8 3 (8.82%) GIAC
8 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) COBIT
3 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco
2 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
3 3 (8.82%) Juniper
3 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.88%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (5.88%) Imperva
4 2 (5.88%) Tufin
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
4 2 (5.88%) Websense
4 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Splunk
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago