The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank 898 935 881
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -54
Permanent jobs citing GCED 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.013% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £56,250 £67,500 £120,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary - £65,000 -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

GCED Salary Histogram in the UK

GCED
Top 5 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 3 July 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
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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
England +25 4 £56,250 -40.00%
London +20 2 £56,250 -40.00%
Newbury - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -

GCED
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) GSEC
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) CISA
3 6 (75.00%) GCIH
3 6 (75.00%) GCIA
4 5 (62.50%) GCWN
4 5 (62.50%) Security+ Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Identity Management
4 5 (62.50%) Password Management
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) SSCP
4 5 (62.50%) Information Management
4 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (62.50%) Network Security
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless Security
5 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (50.00%) PKI
5 4 (50.00%) Information Security
5 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
5 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (25.00%) Legal
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL

GCED
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
1 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (62.50%) Network Security
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless Security
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Identity Management
1 5 (62.50%) Password Management
1 5 (62.50%) Information Management
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) DNA
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) GSEC
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) CISA
3 6 (75.00%) GCIA
3 6 (75.00%) GCIH
4 5 (62.50%) GCWN
4 5 (62.50%) Security+ Certification
4 5 (62.50%) SSCP
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) CRISC
5 2 (25.00%) ISACA
6 1 (12.50%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001