The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 854 844 872
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +28
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 50 31 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.028% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.10% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 43 14 19
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +84.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,650 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £50,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +66.66%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31535 29694 33047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.27% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24720 23936 28341
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 £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 July 2014 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 23 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 23 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
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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 -17 50 £57,500 -4.16% 6
London -24 23 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South East +7 19 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Hampshire +17 18 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Southampton +17 9 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Basingstoke - 4 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £60,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £61,250 -
City of London - 3 £60,000 - 1
Leicester - 2 £61,250 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Berkshire +7 1 £55,000 -
Reading +1 1 £55,000 -
South West -10 1 £37,500 -34.78%
Bristol -12 1 £37,500 -34.78%
East of England -17 1 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £57,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 56 (59.57%) CISSP
2 48 (51.06%) Firewall
3 47 (50.00%) SIEM
4 46 (48.94%) GCIA
5 39 (41.49%) GIAC
6 37 (39.36%) Windows
7 36 (38.30%) Information Security
8 34 (36.17%) Security Cleared
9 33 (35.11%) Wireshark
10 31 (32.98%) DV Cleared
11 30 (31.91%) Finance
12 28 (29.79%) SC Cleared
13 25 (26.60%) Degree
13 25 (26.60%) Cyber Security
14 24 (25.53%) Analytics
15 23 (24.47%) CISM
15 23 (24.47%) Sourcefire
15 23 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
16 22 (23.40%) ITIL
17 20 (21.28%) CEH
17 20 (21.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 20 (21.28%) Computer Forensics
18 18 (19.15%) Linux
18 18 (19.15%) LogRhythm
19 16 (17.02%) PCI DSS
20 15 (15.96%) Security Testing
20 15 (15.96%) Snort
20 15 (15.96%) GCFA
20 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
21 14 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (5.32%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Project
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 48 (51.06%) Firewall
2 33 (35.11%) Wireshark
3 14 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
4 13 (13.83%) tcpdump
5 12 (12.77%) VPN
5 12 (12.77%) VoIP
5 12 (12.77%) Wireless
6 10 (10.64%) SSL
7 9 (9.57%) DNS
8 8 (8.51%) Internet
8 8 (8.51%) Network Security
8 8 (8.51%) HTTP
9 6 (6.38%) SSH
10 4 (4.26%) LAN
10 4 (4.26%) WAN
11 3 (3.19%) HTTPS
12 2 (2.13%) SMTP
12 2 (2.13%) FTP
12 2 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) AppScan
General
1 30 (31.91%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Legal
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (53.19%) Analyst
2 42 (44.68%) Security Analyst
3 15 (15.96%) Security Manager
4 11 (11.70%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 10 (10.64%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Tester
7 8 (8.51%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (8.51%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) Operations Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Security Tester
9 6 (6.38%) Security Operations Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Middleware
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.45%) PKI
2 7 (7.45%) Open Source
3 5 (5.32%) AS400
4 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.13%) FMCG
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.36%) Windows
2 18 (19.15%) Linux
3 13 (13.83%) Solaris
4 11 (11.70%) UNIX
5 5 (5.32%) AIX
5 5 (5.32%) OS/390
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) SIEM
2 36 (38.30%) Information Security
3 25 (26.60%) Cyber Security
4 24 (25.53%) Analytics
5 23 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (23.40%) ITIL
7 20 (21.28%) Computer Forensics
7 20 (21.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (15.96%) Security Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Information Assurance
9 10 (10.64%) Data Security
10 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.51%) Service Management
11 8 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (8.51%) Network Architecture
12 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.45%) ITSM
12 7 (7.45%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity
13 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.83%) Perl
2 10 (10.64%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) Java
4 6 (6.38%) Python
5 2 (2.13%) Ruby
5 2 (2.13%) C
5 2 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (59.57%) CISSP
2 46 (48.94%) GCIA
3 39 (41.49%) GIAC
4 34 (36.17%) Security Cleared
5 31 (32.98%) DV Cleared
6 28 (29.79%) SC Cleared
7 25 (26.60%) Degree
8 23 (24.47%) CISM
9 20 (21.28%) CEH
10 15 (15.96%) GCFA
11 12 (12.77%) GWAPT
11 12 (12.77%) GPEN
11 12 (12.77%) OSCP
11 12 (12.77%) OSCE
12 11 (11.70%) CISA
13 10 (10.64%) CISMP
14 7 (7.45%) GSEC
15 6 (6.38%) SSCP
16 5 (5.32%) EnCE
17 4 (4.26%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.02%) PCI DSS
2 12 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (11.70%) COBIT
4 5 (5.32%) COSO
5 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Snort
2 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Nessus
1 2 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Sourcefire
2 18 (19.15%) LogRhythm
3 12 (12.77%) ArcSight
4 11 (11.70%) Cisco
4 11 (11.70%) Symantec
5 10 (10.64%) LogLogic
6 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.45%) Q1 Labs
8 6 (6.38%) Juniper
9 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.32%) Oracle
10 4 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.26%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.19%) McAfee
11 3 (3.19%) Websense
12 2 (2.13%) HP
12 2 (2.13%) Dell
12 2 (2.13%) IBM
12 2 (2.13%) F5
13 1 (1.06%) Qualys
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