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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 839 879 852
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -27
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 58 52 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.044% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 14
Average salary £65,000 £58,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.63% -2.08%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+24.32% -7.50%

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
29880 31924 29713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.22% 27.12% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23802 25041 23912
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 28 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 28 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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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 +43 52 £60,000 +2.12% 91
London +20 25 £85,000 +28.30% 10
South East +23 13 £57,500 +27.77% 18
Berkshire +1 7 £55,000 - 4
City of London +19 5 £76,250 +27.08% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £81,250 +35.41% 7
South West -10 5 £60,000 +60.00% 15
Nottinghamshire - 4 £81,250 -
Nottingham - 4 £81,250 -
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £60,000 - 3
Basingstoke +22 2 £57,500 -4.16% 1
East of England +12 2 £55,000 -4.34% 10
Hertfordshire +1 2 £55,000 -4.34% 3
North West -3 2 £43,750 - 14
Hampshire -10 2 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £57,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £56,250 - 3
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £60,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £43,750 - 5
Bristol -21 1 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Bath - 1 £60,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £55,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £57,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £57,500 -
Newbury - 1 £55,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 - - 1

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 75 (68.81%) CISSP
2 62 (56.88%) GCIA
3 50 (45.87%) Cyber Security
4 47 (43.12%) SIEM
5 44 (40.37%) GIAC
6 34 (31.19%) Information Security
7 31 (28.44%) Firewall
7 31 (28.44%) Malware Analysis
8 29 (26.61%) Finance
9 28 (25.69%) Degree
9 28 (25.69%) Windows
9 28 (25.69%) Wireshark
9 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
10 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
11 26 (23.85%) Snort
12 24 (22.02%) Analytics
13 22 (20.18%) Management Information System
14 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (19.27%) GREM
14 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
15 20 (18.35%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (17.43%) CEH
16 19 (17.43%) GCFA
17 18 (16.51%) Computer Security
17 18 (16.51%) ArcSight
18 17 (15.60%) Vulnerability Management
18 17 (15.60%) EnCE
18 17 (15.60%) Incident Management
18 17 (15.60%) Linux
19 15 (13.76%) ISO/IEC 27001

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.44%) Firewall
2 28 (25.69%) Wireshark
3 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
4 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (9.17%) Network Security
6 7 (6.42%) tcpdump
7 6 (5.50%) Wireless
8 5 (4.59%) Wireless Security
8 5 (4.59%) DNS
9 4 (3.67%) Internet
10 3 (2.75%) Telnet
10 3 (2.75%) SSL
10 3 (2.75%) SMTP
10 3 (2.75%) FTP
10 3 (2.75%) HTTP
11 2 (1.83%) DHCP
11 2 (1.83%) ADSL
11 2 (1.83%) PBX
11 2 (1.83%) VoIP
11 2 (1.83%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Legal
3 7 (6.42%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Analyst
2 33 (30.28%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.60%) Consultant
4 9 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Security Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Management Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Principal Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Security Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Incident Manager
8 4 (3.67%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Security Operations Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Security Officer
9 3 (2.75%) Malware Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Network Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Operations Manager
10 2 (1.83%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) SAML
1 2 (1.83%) OAuth
1 2 (1.83%) SailPoint
1 2 (1.83%) FreeSWITCH
1 2 (1.83%) OpenID
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.59%) Cryptography
3 5 (4.59%) PKI
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.92%) Blog
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Linux
3 9 (8.26%) UNIX
4 3 (2.75%) zOS
5 2 (1.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.87%) Cyber Security
2 47 (43.12%) SIEM
3 34 (31.19%) Information Security
4 31 (28.44%) Malware Analysis
5 24 (22.02%) Analytics
6 20 (18.35%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (16.51%) Computer Security
8 17 (15.60%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (15.60%) Incident Management
9 15 (13.76%) Computer Forensics
9 15 (13.76%) Reverse Engineering
10 12 (11.01%) ITIL
11 11 (10.09%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.26%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (7.34%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.34%) Information Assurance
14 7 (6.42%) Digital Forensics
14 7 (6.42%) Service Continuity Management
14 7 (6.42%) Security Management
14 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.26%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) C
3 3 (2.75%) Perl
3 3 (2.75%) Python
4 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.92%) Java
5 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 75 (68.81%) CISSP
2 62 (56.88%) GCIA
3 44 (40.37%) GIAC
4 28 (25.69%) Degree
4 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
5 21 (19.27%) GREM
5 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
6 19 (17.43%) CEH
6 19 (17.43%) GCFA
7 17 (15.60%) EnCE
8 14 (12.84%) CISA
8 14 (12.84%) CISM
9 13 (11.93%) SSCP
10 10 (9.17%) DV Cleared
11 9 (8.26%) VTSP
11 9 (8.26%) GSEC
12 6 (5.50%) Security+ Certification
12 6 (5.50%) GPEN
12 6 (5.50%) GCED
13 5 (4.59%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.17%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.34%) COBIT
4 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (23.85%) Snort
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.83%) Xen
2 2 (1.83%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) ArcSight
2 12 (11.01%) LogRhythm
3 10 (9.17%) Splunk
3 10 (9.17%) LogLogic
4 9 (8.26%) FireEye
5 7 (6.42%) Symantec
6 5 (4.59%) McAfee
7 4 (3.67%) Oracle
7 4 (3.67%) Sourcefire
7 4 (3.67%) Trustwave
7 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.83%) HP
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.83%) Juniper
8 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 2 (1.83%) Mitel
8 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.83%) Aveksa
8 2 (1.83%) Q1 Labs
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