The first table below looks at the demand for GCED in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCED over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank 904 867 -
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -
Permanent jobs citing GCED 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.007% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £67,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31712 29651 33003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.27% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24819 23877 28269
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GCED
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCED within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCED Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCED
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCED within the UK.

GCED Salary Trend in the UK

GCED
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCED over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 within the UK.

GCED Salary Histogram in the UK

GCED
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCED within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
London -28 2 £93,750 -
England -44 2 £93,750 -

GCED
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCED 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 GCED.

1 6 (66.67%) CISSP
1 6 (66.67%) CISA
1 6 (66.67%) CISM
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 6 (66.67%) Information Security
1 6 (66.67%) GSEC
2 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) CSSLP
3 3 (33.33%) GPEN
3 3 (33.33%) SIEM
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) CEH
3 3 (33.33%) GIAC
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CCSA
4 2 (22.22%) GCIH
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Nmap
4 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (22.22%) GCIA
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat

GCED
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCED 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 GCED. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) SNMP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Information Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CISSP
1 6 (66.67%) CISA
1 6 (66.67%) CISM
1 6 (66.67%) GSEC
2 4 (44.44%) CSSLP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) GIAC
3 3 (33.33%) CEH
3 3 (33.33%) GPEN
4 2 (22.22%) CCSA
4 2 (22.22%) GCIA
4 2 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SSCP
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CRISC
4 2 (22.22%) ISACA
4 2 (22.22%) GWAPT
4 2 (22.22%) GCIH
5 1 (11.11%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft