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 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 Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 850 892 853
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -39
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 52 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.039% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 16
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £53,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.97% +26.47%

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%

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 July 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 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 +23 46 £58,750 -2.08% 44
London +15 24 £78,750 +21.15% 8
South East +19 14 £57,500 +35.29% 12
Berkshire - 8 £56,250 - 4
South West -2 4 £60,000 +60.00% 3
City of London +28 3 £77,500 +29.16% 3
East of England +10 3 £55,000 -4.34% 3
Slough - 3 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke +26 2 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Hertfordshire +5 2 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £57,500 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £60,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £60,000 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £56,250 -
Bristol -21 1 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Bath - 1 £60,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £57,500 - 2
Newbury - 1 £55,000 -
Oxford - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £65,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £55,000 - 1
High Wycombe - 1 £57,500 - 1
Watford - 1 £55,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £57,500 -
Somerset - 1 £60,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 71 (60.17%) CISSP
2 66 (55.93%) GCIA
3 55 (46.61%) Cyber Security
4 52 (44.07%) GIAC
5 48 (40.68%) SIEM
6 38 (32.20%) Malware Analysis
7 37 (31.36%) Windows
8 33 (27.97%) TCP/IP
8 33 (27.97%) Information Security
9 32 (27.12%) Firewall
10 30 (25.42%) Snort
11 29 (24.58%) Wireshark
12 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
12 28 (23.73%) Finance
13 27 (22.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 27 (22.88%) Degree
14 26 (22.03%) Linux
15 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Management
16 24 (20.34%) Analytics
16 24 (20.34%) Management Information System
17 22 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (16.95%) Incident Management
18 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
19 19 (16.10%) CEH
20 18 (15.25%) Computer Security
20 18 (15.25%) Reverse Engineering
21 17 (14.41%) Network Security
21 17 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 17 (14.41%) EnCE
21 17 (14.41%) Mentoring

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.97%) TCP/IP
2 32 (27.12%) Firewall
3 29 (24.58%) Wireshark
4 27 (22.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (14.41%) Network Security
6 11 (9.32%) tcpdump
7 7 (5.93%) Internet
8 6 (5.08%) DNS
8 6 (5.08%) Wireless
9 5 (4.24%) Wireless Security
10 3 (2.54%) Telnet
10 3 (2.54%) SMTP
10 3 (2.54%) FTP
10 3 (2.54%) HTTP
11 2 (1.69%) DHCP
11 2 (1.69%) ADSL
11 2 (1.69%) PBX
11 2 (1.69%) VoIP
11 2 (1.69%) SSL
11 2 (1.69%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (23.73%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Legal
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (49.15%) Analyst
2 37 (31.36%) Security Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Consultant
4 9 (7.63%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (7.63%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (7.63%) Security Operations Analyst
5 7 (5.93%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Malware Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Security Specialist
8 4 (3.39%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (3.39%) Management Consultant
9 3 (2.54%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Security Officer
9 3 (2.54%) Security Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.34%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.93%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.24%) PKI
5 4 (3.39%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.36%) Windows
2 26 (22.03%) Linux
3 15 (12.71%) UNIX
4 5 (4.24%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.24%) zOS
5 3 (2.54%) Solaris
5 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) Cyber Security
2 48 (40.68%) SIEM
3 38 (32.20%) Malware Analysis
4 33 (27.97%) Information Security
5 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (20.34%) Analytics
7 22 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (16.95%) Incident Management
9 18 (15.25%) Computer Security
9 18 (15.25%) Reverse Engineering
10 17 (14.41%) Mentoring
11 16 (13.56%) Computer Forensics
12 13 (11.02%) ITIL
13 12 (10.17%) Security Architecture
14 11 (9.32%) Information Assurance
15 9 (7.63%) Performance Management
15 9 (7.63%) Ethical Hacking
15 9 (7.63%) People Management
16 8 (6.78%) Network Architecture
16 8 (6.78%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) C
3 3 (2.54%) Perl
3 3 (2.54%) Python
4 2 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (60.17%) CISSP
2 66 (55.93%) GCIA
3 52 (44.07%) GIAC
4 28 (23.73%) Security Cleared
5 27 (22.88%) Degree
6 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
7 19 (16.10%) CEH
8 17 (14.41%) EnCE
9 16 (13.56%) GCFA
10 14 (11.86%) CISM
11 13 (11.02%) SSCP
11 13 (11.02%) DV Cleared
12 12 (10.17%) CISA
13 9 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (7.63%) GSEC
13 9 (7.63%) VTSP
13 9 (7.63%) GPEN
14 7 (5.93%) CCNA
15 6 (5.08%) Security+ Certification
15 6 (5.08%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.17%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.08%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (25.42%) Snort
2 2 (1.69%) Xen
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.69%) Kamailio
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Nessus
2 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) ArcSight
2 14 (11.86%) LogRhythm
3 10 (8.47%) Splunk
4 9 (7.63%) LogLogic
5 8 (6.78%) Symantec
6 7 (5.93%) Sourcefire
7 5 (4.24%) McAfee
8 4 (3.39%) Cisco
9 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.54%) Websense
10 2 (1.69%) VMware
10 2 (1.69%) Mitel
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle
10 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.69%) Q1 Labs
10 2 (1.69%) Trustwave
10 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.69%) Acme Packet
11 1 (0.85%) IBM
11 1 (0.85%) HP
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