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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 821 889 937
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +48
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 97 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.065% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82 69 44
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £41,800 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,475 £101,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%

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
26026 30183 31681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.38% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21043 23983 24821
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GCIH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 85 £63,750 +6.25% 10
London +67 56 £67,500 -18.18% 5
South East +30 12 £60,000 +4.34% 2
City of London +64 7 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Reading - 6 £50,000 -
East of England +29 5 £36,000 -34.54%
Hertfordshire +26 5 £36,000 -34.54%
South West +21 5 £61,250 +2.08% 1
Hampshire +7 5 £85,000 +47.82% 1
Bristol +23 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Watford +21 3 £36,000 -34.54%
West Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
North West +24 2 £44,750 -5.78%
East Midlands +13 2 £55,000 -32.30%
Manchester +2 2 £44,750 -5.78%
Belfast - 2 £41,250 -
Warwickshire - 2 £31,250 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £41,250 -
County Antrim - 2 £41,250 -
Northamptonshire +14 1 £55,000 -
Slough +12 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Northampton +11 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham +8 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - -
Gloucestershire 0 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland -8 1 £60,000 +50.47%
Glasgow -14 1 £60,000 +50.47%
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £65,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCIH.

1 175 (81.02%) CISSP
2 141 (65.28%) SIEM
3 135 (62.50%) GCIA
4 107 (49.54%) Information Security
5 93 (43.06%) CEH
6 81 (37.50%) Security Operations
7 80 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
8 77 (35.65%) GIAC
9 67 (31.02%) Firewall
10 65 (30.09%) TCP/IP
10 65 (30.09%) Windows
11 58 (26.85%) Linux
12 53 (24.54%) ArcSight
13 52 (24.07%) Unix
14 51 (23.61%) Snort
14 51 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 50 (23.15%) Management Information System
16 48 (22.22%) SANS
17 47 (21.76%) Cyberthreat
18 44 (20.37%) Finance
19 43 (19.91%) CISM
19 43 (19.91%) Ethical Hacking
19 43 (19.91%) Vulnerability Management
20 42 (19.44%) Degree
20 42 (19.44%) Wireshark
21 41 (18.98%) Network Security
22 40 (18.52%) ITIL
23 39 (18.06%) CREST Certified
23 39 (18.06%) Security Operations Centre
23 39 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (0.46%) Apache
2 1 (0.46%) CloudStack
2 1 (0.46%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) Drupal
2 1 (0.46%) JBoss
2 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (31.02%) Firewall
2 65 (30.09%) TCP/IP
3 42 (19.44%) Wireshark
4 41 (18.98%) Network Security
5 39 (18.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (11.57%) tcpdump
7 23 (10.65%) DNS
8 15 (6.94%) Internet
9 14 (6.48%) HTTP
9 14 (6.48%) SMTP
10 8 (3.70%) LAN
10 8 (3.70%) WAN
10 8 (3.70%) Wireless
11 7 (3.24%) HTTPS
11 7 (3.24%) SSL
12 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.93%) VoIP
12 2 (0.93%) Wireless Security
13 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.46%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.93%) AppScan
2 2 (0.93%) Paros
General
1 44 (20.37%) Finance
2 15 (6.94%) Legal
3 7 (3.24%) Law
4 6 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.78%) Brand Awareness
4 6 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.31%) Electronics
5 5 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.31%) Marketing
5 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.85%) Military
6 4 (1.85%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (56.94%) Analyst
2 83 (38.43%) Security Analyst
3 40 (18.52%) SOC Analyst
4 31 (14.35%) Security Manager
5 26 (12.04%) Consultant
6 25 (11.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 24 (11.11%) Incident Manager
8 16 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (6.94%) Information Manager
9 15 (6.94%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (6.48%) Information Analyst
10 14 (6.48%) Information Security Analyst
10 14 (6.48%) Information Security Manager
10 14 (6.48%) Security Operations Analyst
11 13 (6.02%) IT Manager
12 11 (5.09%) Operations Manager
12 11 (5.09%) Security Consultant
12 11 (5.09%) SIEM Analyst
13 10 (4.63%) Operational Security Manager
13 10 (4.63%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) WSH
2 4 (1.85%) HTML
3 3 (1.39%) OLE
4 2 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.46%) .NET
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.46%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.15%) Management Information System
2 47 (21.76%) Cyberthreat
3 39 (18.06%) Security Operations Centre
4 24 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (10.65%) Client/Server
6 19 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.56%) Cybercrime
8 10 (4.63%) iPad
9 8 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (3.24%) Mathematics
11 6 (2.78%) CESG
11 6 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (2.31%) Data Conversion
12 5 (2.31%) SCADA
13 4 (1.85%) PKI
13 4 (1.85%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.85%) Social Network
14 3 (1.39%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.09%) Windows
2 58 (26.85%) Linux
3 52 (24.07%) Unix
4 14 (6.48%) Solaris
5 11 (5.09%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.85%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.93%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (65.28%) SIEM
2 107 (49.54%) Information Security
3 81 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 80 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (19.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 43 (19.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (18.52%) ITIL
7 34 (15.74%) Malware Analysis
7 34 (15.74%) Mentoring
8 29 (13.43%) Reverse Engineering
9 27 (12.50%) Analytics
10 26 (12.04%) Security Architecture
11 24 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (10.19%) Incident Management
13 19 (8.80%) Coaching
13 19 (8.80%) Digital Forensics
13 19 (8.80%) Open Source
13 19 (8.80%) Protective Monitoring
14 18 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (7.87%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.80%) Python
2 16 (7.41%) SQL
3 13 (6.02%) Perl
4 12 (5.56%) C
5 9 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.17%) Ruby
6 8 (3.70%) C#
6 8 (3.70%) Java
7 7 (3.24%) C++
8 6 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.39%) VBScript
11 2 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 175 (81.02%) CISSP
2 135 (62.50%) GCIA
3 93 (43.06%) CEH
4 77 (35.65%) GIAC
5 48 (22.22%) SANS
6 43 (19.91%) CISM
7 42 (19.44%) Degree
8 39 (18.06%) CREST Certified
9 32 (14.81%) GCFA
10 31 (14.35%) GREM
11 24 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 24 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 23 (10.65%) SSCP
13 21 (9.72%) GCFE
14 19 (8.80%) ECIH
15 16 (7.41%) CISA
16 13 (6.02%) DV Cleared
17 12 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (5.56%) CFCE
18 11 (5.09%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (12.96%) PCI DSS
3 16 (7.41%) COBIT
4 12 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.78%) ISO22301
6 5 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (2.31%) RMADS
7 3 (1.39%) GPG13
7 3 (1.39%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.93%) COSO
8 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (23.61%) Snort
2 14 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (12.04%) RSA enVision
2 17 (7.87%) Nessus
3 8 (3.70%) EnCase
3 8 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (3.24%) Nmap
4 7 (3.24%) QRadar
5 6 (2.78%) RSA Security Analytics
6 4 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.39%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.93%) FTK
8 2 (0.93%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.93%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.46%) Ansible
9 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.46%) Puppet
9 1 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (24.54%) ArcSight
2 25 (11.57%) Splunk
3 22 (10.19%) LogRhythm
4 21 (9.72%) Remedy
5 16 (7.41%) NetWitness
6 14 (6.48%) Qualys
7 13 (6.02%) VMware
8 10 (4.63%) LogLogic
9 9 (4.17%) Sourcefire
10 8 (3.70%) Citrix
11 6 (2.78%) Sun
12 5 (2.31%) SAP
13 3 (1.39%) F5
13 3 (1.39%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.39%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.39%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.39%) Juniper
13 3 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.93%) FireEye
14 2 (0.93%) Symantec
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