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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 430 421 422
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 9 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.015% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.046% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 8
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
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
6982 6496 6985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 34.97% 31.55% 33.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5452 4990 5690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -1 8 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
GCIH
England

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 18 (100.00%) GCIA
1 18 (100.00%) SIEM
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Sourcefire
3 12 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 12 (66.67%) tcpdump
4 10 (55.56%) Analytics
5 9 (50.00%) LogRhythm
6 8 (44.44%) Cyber Security
7 7 (38.89%) Linux
8 6 (33.33%) CISSP
9 5 (27.78%) Information Security
9 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
10 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Network Security
10 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 4 (22.22%) Windows
10 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) CISA
11 3 (16.67%) GIAC
11 3 (16.67%) Nessus
11 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (16.67%) CEH
12 2 (11.11%) Advertising

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (66.67%) Wireshark
1 12 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) LDAP
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) SMTP
4 2 (11.11%) FTP
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Forensic Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Research Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) SIEM
2 10 (55.56%) Analytics
3 8 (44.44%) Cyber Security
4 5 (27.78%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (5.56%) OWASP
8 1 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) GCIA
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) CISSP
4 3 (16.67%) CISA
4 3 (16.67%) CEH
4 3 (16.67%) GIAC
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) GPEN
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nessus
2 2 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Sourcefire
2 9 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) McAfee
4 2 (11.11%) Websense
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) Qualys
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
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