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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Rank - 859 -
Permanent jobs citing GCED 0 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.007% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £135,000 -
UK excluding London average salary - - -

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
30907 28183 33366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.80% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23030 28078
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) GSEC
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) CSSLP
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) GPEN
2 1 (33.33%) GISP
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) GSNA
2 1 (33.33%) GCFA
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Arabic Language
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering

GCED
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (33.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) GSEC
1 2 (66.67%) CSSLP
2 1 (33.33%) GPEN
2 1 (33.33%) GISP
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) GSNA
2 1 (33.33%) GCFA
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft