The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 615 654 614
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -40
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 14 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.010% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.040% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 7
Average salary £46,000 £88,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.16% +97.22%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -29.23%
GSEC
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11654 12619 11790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.18% 25.63% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9563 10236 9609
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in London

GSEC
Salary Trend in London

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

GSEC Salary Trend in London

GSEC
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSEC across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

GSEC Salary Histogram in London

GSEC
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London +41 8 £46,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
GSEC
England

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 15 (88.24%) Information Security
2 13 (76.47%) Security+ Certification
2 13 (76.47%) SSCP
3 12 (70.59%) Business Continuity
3 12 (70.59%) Network Security
4 11 (64.71%) Identity Management
5 10 (58.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (58.82%) Cryptography
6 9 (52.94%) CISSP
7 8 (47.06%) Cyber Security
8 6 (35.29%) GCIA
8 6 (35.29%) CISA
9 5 (29.41%) Firewall
9 5 (29.41%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (23.53%) GCIH
10 4 (23.53%) GCWN
10 4 (23.53%) Retail
10 4 (23.53%) Information Management
10 4 (23.53%) GCED
10 4 (23.53%) Wireless Security
10 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 4 (23.53%) Wireless
10 4 (23.53%) Password Management
11 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (17.65%) CEH
11 3 (17.65%) PKI
11 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
12 2 (11.76%) ISACA

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 12 (70.59%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless Security
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Analyst
1 15 (88.24%) Security Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Information Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Cryptography
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) PKI
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Information Security
2 12 (70.59%) Business Continuity
3 11 (64.71%) Identity Management
4 10 (58.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (47.06%) Cyber Security
6 4 (23.53%) Password Management
6 4 (23.53%) Information Management
7 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (11.76%) OWASP
8 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
8 2 (11.76%) Data Security
8 2 (11.76%) Security Management
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
9 1 (5.88%) SIEM
9 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) SSCP
1 13 (76.47%) Security+ Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CISSP
3 6 (35.29%) CISA
3 6 (35.29%) GCIA
4 4 (23.53%) GCIH
4 4 (23.53%) GCWN
4 4 (23.53%) GCED
5 3 (17.65%) CEH
6 2 (11.76%) PCI QSA
6 2 (11.76%) ISACA
6 2 (11.76%) CISM
6 2 (11.76%) GIAC
6 2 (11.76%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) CCNA
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.88%) OSCP
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
2 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee
1 2 (11.76%) Qualys
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint