The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 437 404 447
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +43
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 7 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.034% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.063% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £48,750 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
GCIH
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6755 6321 7473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.65% 31.51% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5178 4945 6382
Average salary £43,000 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GCIH
Salary Trend in the South East

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

GCIH Salary Trend in the South East

GCIH
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCIH across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the South East

GCIH
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Hampshire -15 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Berkshire -3 1 £80,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
GCIH
England

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing GCIH 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 GCIH.

1 28 (100.00%) GCIA
1 28 (100.00%) SIEM
2 26 (92.86%) Sourcefire
3 25 (89.29%) SC Cleared
3 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
4 23 (82.14%) DV Cleared
5 22 (78.57%) Wireshark
5 22 (78.57%) tcpdump
6 16 (57.14%) Analytics
6 16 (57.14%) Cyber Security
7 14 (50.00%) LogRhythm
8 11 (39.29%) Linux
9 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (28.57%) GIAC
10 8 (28.57%) Network Security
10 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (25.00%) Change Control
11 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
11 7 (25.00%) Internet
12 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
12 6 (21.43%) Windows
12 6 (21.43%) Information Security
13 5 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
13 5 (17.86%) Snort
13 5 (17.86%) LAN
13 5 (17.86%) WAN
14 4 (14.29%) Cisco
14 4 (14.29%) CISSP
14 4 (14.29%) Symantec

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing GCIH 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 GCIH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Wireshark
1 22 (78.57%) tcpdump
2 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (28.57%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) Internet
5 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 5 (17.86%) WAN
7 3 (10.71%) SMTP
7 3 (10.71%) FTP
7 3 (10.71%) HTTP
7 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Network Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Forensic Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Junior
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Research Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Solaris
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) SIEM
2 16 (57.14%) Analytics
2 16 (57.14%) Cyber Security
3 7 (25.00%) Change Control
3 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (21.43%) Information Security
5 5 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Information Assurance
7 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Service Continuity Management
9 1 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) GCIA
2 25 (89.29%) SC Cleared
2 25 (89.29%) Security Cleared
3 23 (82.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) GIAC
5 4 (14.29%) CISSP
6 3 (10.71%) CEH
7 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) SSCP
7 2 (7.14%) CISA
7 2 (7.14%) GPEN
8 1 (3.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nessus
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Sourcefire
2 14 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (14.29%) Symantec
3 4 (14.29%) McAfee
3 4 (14.29%) Websense
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.14%) Splunk
5 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.57%) Qualys
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