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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 850 843 880
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 57 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.029% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 50 16 13
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +118.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £33,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +27.27%

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
31211 29077 33502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.08% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24194 23648 28318
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 2014 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 21 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 2 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
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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 -5 53 £45,000 -25.00% 5
South East +15 36 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Hampshire +25 33 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Southampton - 22 £45,000 - 2
London -17 14 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Basingstoke -8 3 £60,000 -
Reading - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £55,000 -
City of London +6 2 £60,000 -60.00%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -22 1 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire -43 1 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £62,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £62,500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 64 (59.81%) GCIA
2 61 (57.01%) SIEM
3 53 (49.53%) CISSP
4 51 (47.66%) Wireshark
5 50 (46.73%) Security Cleared
6 45 (42.06%) SC Cleared
6 45 (42.06%) DV Cleared
6 45 (42.06%) Firewall
7 43 (40.19%) GIAC
8 41 (38.32%) Windows
9 40 (37.38%) Sourcefire
10 39 (36.45%) Cyber Security
11 38 (35.51%) Information Security
12 33 (30.84%) Analytics
13 32 (29.91%) tcpdump
14 27 (25.23%) Degree
14 27 (25.23%) Finance
14 27 (25.23%) Linux
15 25 (23.36%) LogRhythm
16 24 (22.43%) Intrusion Detection
17 22 (20.56%) ITIL
18 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
18 21 (19.63%) CISM
19 20 (18.69%) Snort
20 18 (16.82%) Computer Forensics
20 18 (16.82%) Management Information System
21 17 (15.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
22 16 (14.95%) UNIX
23 15 (14.02%) CEH

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.74%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 51 (47.66%) Wireshark
2 45 (42.06%) Firewall
3 32 (29.91%) tcpdump
4 24 (22.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
6 14 (13.08%) HTTP
7 13 (12.15%) Internet
7 13 (12.15%) VPN
7 13 (12.15%) Network Security
8 10 (9.35%) DNS
8 10 (9.35%) SSL
8 10 (9.35%) SSH
9 9 (8.41%) Wireless
9 9 (8.41%) VoIP
10 8 (7.48%) WAN
10 8 (7.48%) LDAP
10 8 (7.48%) LAN
10 8 (7.48%) FTP
11 4 (3.74%) SMTP
12 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) AppScan
General
1 27 (25.23%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.80%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (66.36%) Analyst
2 55 (51.40%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.02%) IT Security Analyst
4 14 (13.08%) Security Manager
4 14 (13.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Network Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) IT Security Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Operations Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Security Operations Manager
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Consultant
10 5 (4.67%) Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Penetration Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Security Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.74%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) .NET
2 5 (4.67%) Middleware
3 4 (3.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.54%) PKI
3 6 (5.61%) Open Source
4 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.74%) AS400
6 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.87%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.93%) CESG
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.32%) Windows
2 27 (25.23%) Linux
3 16 (14.95%) UNIX
4 14 (13.08%) Solaris
5 5 (4.67%) AIX
6 4 (3.74%) OS/390
6 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.01%) SIEM
2 39 (36.45%) Cyber Security
3 38 (35.51%) Information Security
4 33 (30.84%) Analytics
5 22 (20.56%) ITIL
6 18 (16.82%) Computer Forensics
7 17 (15.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (13.08%) Security Testing
9 14 (13.08%) Information Assurance
10 12 (11.21%) Data Security
11 11 (10.28%) Mentoring
12 10 (9.35%) Incident Management
13 9 (8.41%) Service Delivery
14 8 (7.48%) Service Management
14 8 (7.48%) Ethical Hacking
15 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
15 7 (6.54%) ITSM
15 7 (6.54%) Network Architecture
15 7 (6.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.21%) Perl
2 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) Java
3 5 (4.67%) Python
4 2 (1.87%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (59.81%) GCIA
2 53 (49.53%) CISSP
3 50 (46.73%) Security Cleared
4 45 (42.06%) SC Cleared
4 45 (42.06%) DV Cleared
5 43 (40.19%) GIAC
6 27 (25.23%) Degree
7 21 (19.63%) CISM
8 15 (14.02%) CEH
9 13 (12.15%) GWAPT
9 13 (12.15%) GPEN
9 13 (12.15%) OSCP
9 13 (12.15%) OSCE
10 12 (11.21%) GCFA
11 9 (8.41%) CISA
12 8 (7.48%) GSEC
12 8 (7.48%) CISMP
13 7 (6.54%) SSCP
14 5 (4.67%) EnCE
15 4 (3.74%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) PCI DSS
2 13 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.35%) COBIT
4 5 (4.67%) COSO
5 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.69%) Snort
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Nessus
2 2 (1.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Sourcefire
2 25 (23.36%) LogRhythm
3 13 (12.15%) Symantec
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco
4 11 (10.28%) ArcSight
5 10 (9.35%) LogLogic
6 7 (6.54%) Q1 Labs
6 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.61%) Fortinet
7 6 (5.61%) Juniper
8 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.67%) McAfee
8 5 (4.67%) Websense
9 4 (3.74%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.74%) HP
9 4 (3.74%) Dell
9 4 (3.74%) IBM
9 4 (3.74%) Oracle
10 2 (1.87%) F5
11 1 (0.93%) Qualys
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