The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 169 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 -
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
908 827 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 26.40% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 571 510 636
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GSEC
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Edinburgh - 4 - -
GSEC
UK

GSEC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Data Security
1 4 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) GCIA
1 4 (100.00%) GCIH
1 4 (100.00%) SSH
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 4 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 4 (100.00%) GPEN
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
1 4 (100.00%) OSCE
1 4 (100.00%) Regular Expression

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) SSH
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) tcpdump
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Security
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) GCIA
1 4 (100.00%) GCIH
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 4 (100.00%) GPEN
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
1 4 (100.00%) OSCE