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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 615 624 636
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 3 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.007% 0.024% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.097% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £50,000 £70,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary - £70,000 -
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
11322 11286 12439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.98% 24.85% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9131 9388 10459
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) CISSP
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) CISA
3 9 (69.23%) CISM
3 9 (69.23%) Degree
4 8 (61.54%) OWASP
4 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
4 8 (61.54%) Information Security
4 8 (61.54%) C++
4 8 (61.54%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (53.85%) UNIX
5 7 (53.85%) CCNA
5 7 (53.85%) OSCP
6 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (46.15%) GPEN
6 6 (46.15%) CCNP
6 6 (46.15%) C
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (46.15%) RHCE
6 6 (46.15%) Internet
6 6 (46.15%) Project Management
6 6 (46.15%) Perl
6 6 (46.15%) MCSE
6 6 (46.15%) Python
6 6 (46.15%) LAN
6 6 (46.15%) WAN
6 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) Cryptography

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) Internet
1 6 (46.15%) Wireshark
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Security Specialist
1 6 (46.15%) Information Security Specialist
1 6 (46.15%) Information Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
2 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Information Security
1 8 (61.54%) OWASP
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (30.77%) SIEM
4 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C++
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) C
2 6 (46.15%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (69.23%) CISA
2 9 (69.23%) CISM
2 9 (69.23%) Degree
3 7 (53.85%) CCNA
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (53.85%) OSCP
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (46.15%) RHCE
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) GPEN
5 4 (30.77%) GCIA
5 4 (30.77%) GCIH
6 1 (7.69%) CEH
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) CSSLP
6 1 (7.69%) GCED
6 1 (7.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) COBIT
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm