The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 236 212 215
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.016% 0.039% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.056% 0.13% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £60,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.45% +2.30%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1773 1488 2163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.11% 29.09% 37.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1269 1897
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GCIH
Salary Trend in the South West

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

GCIH Salary Trend in the South West

GCIH
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -
GCIH
England

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (66.67%) GIAC
1 2 (66.67%) GCIA
1 2 (66.67%) GCFA
1 2 (66.67%) Snort
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (66.67%) LogLogic
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) EnCE
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) GSEC
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
1 2 (66.67%) GCIA
1 2 (66.67%) GCFA
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) EnCE
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) GSEC
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (66.67%) LogLogic
2 1 (33.33%) LogRhythm