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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 824 843 872
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +29
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 56 46 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.044% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 10
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,600 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +4 50 £50,000 -16.66% 13
London +18 17 £45,000 -21.73% 5
East of England +5 15 £60,000 +41.17%
Hertfordshire - 15 £60,000 -
South East -28 7 £48,750 -18.75% 7
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £50,000 -
Hampshire -13 5 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -4 4 £23,250 -5.10%
City of London - 4 £75,000 - 3
South West -14 3 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North West - 3 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Watford - 3 £60,000 -
Leeds +8 2 £23,250 -5.10%
West Yorkshire -4 2 £23,250 -5.10%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £56,875 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Leicestershire +10 1 £45,000 -28.00%
Berkshire -1 1 £80,000 - 4
East Midlands -2 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Bristol -12 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £52,500 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £80,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 67 (63.21%) GCIA
2 59 (55.66%) SIEM
3 47 (44.34%) GIAC
4 42 (39.62%) Windows
5 41 (38.68%) CISSP
6 40 (37.74%) Security Cleared
7 39 (36.79%) Wireshark
8 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
8 37 (34.91%) tcpdump
9 36 (33.96%) Cyber Security
10 35 (33.02%) Linux
10 35 (33.02%) SC Cleared
11 33 (31.13%) Intrusion Detection
12 31 (29.25%) Sourcefire
13 30 (28.30%) DV Cleared
14 28 (26.42%) Network Security
14 28 (26.42%) LogRhythm
15 27 (25.47%) Information Security
16 25 (23.58%) UNIX
17 24 (22.64%) Degree
17 24 (22.64%) Analytics
18 23 (21.70%) Penetration Testing
19 22 (20.75%) Snort
20 21 (19.81%) GCFA
21 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
22 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
23 17 (16.04%) Firewall
23 17 (16.04%) Computer Forensics
23 17 (16.04%) Incident Management
24 16 (15.09%) SSCP

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (1.89%) MS Office
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.79%) Wireshark
2 37 (34.91%) tcpdump
2 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
3 33 (31.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (26.42%) Network Security
5 17 (16.04%) Firewall
6 15 (14.15%) LAN
6 15 (14.15%) WAN
7 12 (11.32%) FTP
7 12 (11.32%) HTTP
7 12 (11.32%) LDAP
7 12 (11.32%) Internet
8 10 (9.43%) DNS
9 9 (8.49%) SMTP
10 5 (4.72%) DHCP
10 5 (4.72%) SSL
10 5 (4.72%) Telnet
11 3 (2.83%) Wireless
11 3 (2.83%) SSH
12 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.72%) Legal
2 5 (4.72%) Advertising
3 4 (3.77%) Finance
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (61.32%) Analyst
2 38 (35.85%) Security Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Network Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Consultant
7 6 (5.66%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Forensic Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.83%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (2.83%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.83%) Tester
10 2 (1.89%) Junior
10 2 (1.89%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (1.89%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.72%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) Open Source
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.62%) Windows
2 35 (33.02%) Linux
3 25 (23.58%) UNIX
4 6 (5.66%) Solaris
5 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.89%) zOS
6 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) SIEM
2 36 (33.96%) Cyber Security
3 27 (25.47%) Information Security
4 24 (22.64%) Analytics
5 23 (21.70%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (16.04%) Incident Management
7 17 (16.04%) Computer Forensics
8 14 (13.21%) Reverse Engineering
9 12 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (11.32%) Information Assurance
10 11 (10.38%) Time Management
10 11 (10.38%) Problem Management
10 11 (10.38%) CRM
11 10 (9.43%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.49%) Security Architecture
13 8 (7.55%) Computer Security
13 8 (7.55%) Security Testing
13 8 (7.55%) Change Control
14 7 (6.60%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) Python
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.94%) C
3 1 (0.94%) C++
3 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (63.21%) GCIA
2 47 (44.34%) GIAC
3 41 (38.68%) CISSP
4 40 (37.74%) Security Cleared
5 35 (33.02%) SC Cleared
6 30 (28.30%) DV Cleared
7 24 (22.64%) Degree
8 21 (19.81%) GCFA
9 16 (15.09%) SSCP
10 14 (13.21%) CEH
11 13 (12.26%) CISA
11 13 (12.26%) GPEN
12 10 (9.43%) CISM
13 8 (7.55%) EnCE
13 8 (7.55%) OSCP
14 7 (6.60%) OSCE
14 7 (6.60%) GWAPT
15 5 (4.72%) GSEC
15 5 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (4.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (8.49%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.75%) Snort
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (29.25%) Sourcefire
2 28 (26.42%) LogRhythm
3 9 (8.49%) Cisco
4 6 (5.66%) Splunk
5 4 (3.77%) McAfee
5 4 (3.77%) Websense
5 4 (3.77%) Symantec
6 3 (2.83%) Juniper
6 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.83%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.89%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.89%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.89%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) HP
7 2 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) Qualys
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive, benefits and much more
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
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Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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Reading
Computer Futures
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