The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 660 604 669
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +65
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 5 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.024% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.039% 0.093% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Average salary £88,750 £51,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.17% -10.86%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £65,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-35.38% +100.00%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12782 11879 13523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.67% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10373 9674 11560
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSEC
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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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 1 - -
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England

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (69.23%) CISSP
1 9 (69.23%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) CISM
2 8 (61.54%) GCED
3 7 (53.85%) CISA
4 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (46.15%) CSSLP
4 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
5 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) GIAC
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) CEH
7 3 (23.08%) Network Security
7 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
7 3 (23.08%) SIEM
7 3 (23.08%) Juniper
7 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (23.08%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
7 3 (23.08%) UNIX
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) C
8 2 (15.38%) C++
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) Sybase
8 2 (15.38%) Windows

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Sybase ASE
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) Sybase IQ
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Consultant
1 9 (69.23%) Security Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) Security Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) Information Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Network Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Security Officer
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
5 2 (15.38%) OWASP
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Management
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CISSP
2 8 (61.54%) CISM
2 8 (61.54%) GCED
3 7 (53.85%) CISA
4 6 (46.15%) CSSLP
5 4 (30.77%) GIAC
5 4 (30.77%) CEH
6 3 (23.08%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (15.38%) GCIA
7 2 (15.38%) GCIH
7 2 (15.38%) SSCP
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
8 1 (7.69%) GPEN
8 1 (7.69%) OSCP
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (7.69%) RHCE
8 1 (7.69%) CCNP
8 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Juniper
1 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
1 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft