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

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 610 617 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 8 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.011% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.044% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £33,250 £51,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.12% -
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 -
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
11815 11365 13128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.90% 25.27% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9438 9241 11354
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.50%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
(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 -7 4 - -
GSEC
England

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Degree
3 9 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (69.23%) CISM
4 8 (61.54%) UNIX
4 8 (61.54%) CISA
4 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Information Security
4 8 (61.54%) Internet
4 8 (61.54%) OWASP
5 7 (53.85%) Metasploit
5 7 (53.85%) Nmap
5 7 (53.85%) GPEN
5 7 (53.85%) OSCP
5 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (53.85%) Project Management
5 7 (53.85%) CCNP
5 7 (53.85%) CCNA
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Python
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (53.85%) RHCE
5 7 (53.85%) C
5 7 (53.85%) C++
5 7 (53.85%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) Perl

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 8 (61.54%) Internet
2 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Information Specialist
1 7 (53.85%) Security Specialist
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (53.85%) Cryptography
2 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
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%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) OWASP
3 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (53.85%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) SIEM
5 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (7.69%) Security Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
1 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) C++
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) CISSP
2 11 (84.62%) Degree
3 9 (69.23%) CISM
4 8 (61.54%) CISA
5 7 (53.85%) GPEN
5 7 (53.85%) OSCP
5 7 (53.85%) CCNP
5 7 (53.85%) CCNA
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (53.85%) RHCE
6 4 (30.77%) GCIA
6 4 (30.77%) GCIH
7 2 (15.38%) GCED
7 2 (15.38%) GIAC
7 2 (15.38%) CEH
8 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
8 1 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
1 1 (7.69%) Juniper
1 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Sybase