The table below looks at the statistics for GCIH in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCIH over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 799 839 852
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +13
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 92 57 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 76 50 17
Average salary £65,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%

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
29680 31217 28978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 27.00% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 24080 24235 23572
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GCIH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCIH
Salary Trend

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

GCIH Salary Trend in the UK

GCIH
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCIH over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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 +57 89 £65,000 +44.44% 41
London +45 45 £67,500 +12.50% 4
South East -18 13 £65,000 +44.44% 17
City of London +35 9 £64,500 +7.50% 1
East Midlands +20 9 £77,500 +24.00% 1
South West - 9 £58,750 - 4
Bristol - 6 £57,500 - 4
Berkshire +15 4 £73,750 +34.09% 3
Nottingham - 4 £81,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £81,250 -
Reading +12 3 £67,500 +22.72% 2
East of England +12 3 £65,000 +36.84% 5
West Midlands - 3 £65,000 - 6
Northampton - 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 - - 1
Leicestershire +17 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Leicester +9 2 £28,785 -53.94%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Worcestershire - 2 £65,000 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £65,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £65,000 - 5
Oxford - 2 £65,000 - 2
Worcester - 2 £65,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £65,000 - 2
Hertford - 2 £65,000 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £65,000 - 2
Chiswick - 2 - -
North West -1 1 £40,000 - 4
Hampshire -7 1 £57,500 +27.77% 2

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 108 (71.52%) CISSP
2 85 (56.29%) SIEM
3 84 (55.63%) GCIA
4 65 (43.05%) GIAC
5 57 (37.75%) Cyber Security
6 47 (31.13%) TCP/IP
7 45 (29.80%) Wireshark
8 41 (27.15%) Information Security
8 41 (27.15%) CEH
9 39 (25.83%) Firewall
10 37 (24.50%) ArcSight
11 36 (23.84%) Windows
12 35 (23.18%) Degree
12 35 (23.18%) Analytics
13 33 (21.85%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (21.85%) GCFA
14 31 (20.53%) Management Information System
14 31 (20.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 31 (20.53%) Splunk
14 31 (20.53%) Malware Analysis
15 28 (18.54%) Security Cleared
15 28 (18.54%) GREM
15 28 (18.54%) EnCE
15 28 (18.54%) Snort
16 27 (17.88%) CISA
17 25 (16.56%) Finance
17 25 (16.56%) Ethical Hacking
18 24 (15.89%) Network Security
19 23 (15.23%) Vulnerability Management
20 22 (14.57%) Incident Management

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 11 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.13%) TCP/IP
2 45 (29.80%) Wireshark
3 39 (25.83%) Firewall
4 31 (20.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (15.89%) Network Security
6 7 (4.64%) tcpdump
7 6 (3.97%) Wireless
7 6 (3.97%) Internet
8 5 (3.31%) DNS
8 5 (3.31%) SSL
8 5 (3.31%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.99%) Telnet
9 3 (1.99%) IPsec
9 3 (1.99%) FTP
9 3 (1.99%) HTTP
9 3 (1.99%) VoIP
9 3 (1.99%) SMTP
10 2 (1.32%) DHCP
10 2 (1.32%) ADSL
10 2 (1.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) MySQL
2 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (16.56%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Banking
3 9 (5.96%) Legal
4 6 (3.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (49.67%) Analyst
2 52 (34.44%) Security Analyst
3 38 (25.17%) Consultant
4 20 (13.25%) Principal Consultant
5 14 (9.27%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.95%) Architect
6 12 (7.95%) Principal Architect
6 12 (7.95%) Principal Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.62%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.96%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (5.96%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.30%) Management Consultant
9 8 (5.30%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Malware Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Security Operations Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Security Operations Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Incident Manager
10 5 (3.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) SAML
1 2 (1.32%) OAuth
1 2 (1.32%) OpenID
1 2 (1.32%) FreeSWITCH
1 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.64%) Cryptography
2 7 (4.64%) PKI
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.99%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Blog
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.66%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.84%) Windows
2 22 (14.57%) UNIX
3 19 (12.58%) Linux
4 8 (5.30%) Solaris
5 5 (3.31%) zOS
6 1 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (56.29%) SIEM
2 57 (37.75%) Cyber Security
3 41 (27.15%) Information Security
4 35 (23.18%) Analytics
5 33 (21.85%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (20.53%) Malware Analysis
7 25 (16.56%) Ethical Hacking
8 23 (15.23%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (14.57%) Incident Management
10 21 (13.91%) Computer Security
10 21 (13.91%) Reverse Engineering
11 18 (11.92%) Computer Forensics
12 14 (9.27%) ITIL
12 14 (9.27%) Digital Forensics
13 13 (8.61%) Risk Management
14 11 (7.28%) Service Continuity Management
15 10 (6.62%) Security Management
15 10 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (6.62%) Identity Management
16 8 (5.30%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.60%) C
2 12 (7.95%) SQL
3 11 (7.28%) Perl
4 10 (6.62%) Python
5 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) C#
8 1 (0.66%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 108 (71.52%) CISSP
2 84 (55.63%) GCIA
3 65 (43.05%) GIAC
4 41 (27.15%) CEH
5 35 (23.18%) Degree
6 33 (21.85%) GCFA
7 28 (18.54%) EnCE
7 28 (18.54%) Security Cleared
7 28 (18.54%) GREM
8 27 (17.88%) CISA
9 19 (12.58%) SC Cleared
10 18 (11.92%) CISM
10 18 (11.92%) SSCP
11 12 (7.95%) DV Cleared
12 9 (5.96%) VTSP
13 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (5.30%) GSEC
14 7 (4.64%) GCED
15 6 (3.97%) GPEN
15 6 (3.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) PCI DSS
2 14 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.62%) COBIT
4 8 (5.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (18.54%) Snort
2 9 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Kamailio
3 2 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) ArcSight
2 31 (20.53%) Splunk
3 21 (13.91%) LogRhythm
4 15 (9.93%) McAfee
5 14 (9.27%) Qualys
5 14 (9.27%) SolarWinds
5 14 (9.27%) LogLogic
5 14 (9.27%) Trustwave
6 12 (7.95%) Sourcefire
6 12 (7.95%) Symantec
7 11 (7.28%) FireEye
8 9 (5.96%) VMware
9 8 (5.30%) Fortinet
9 8 (5.30%) Juniper
10 7 (4.64%) F5
11 4 (2.65%) Oracle
11 4 (2.65%) HP
12 3 (1.99%) BMC
12 3 (1.99%) Remedy
13 2 (1.32%) Cisco
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens package
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
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