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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 893 855 891
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +36
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 42 33 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.029% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.10% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 34 23 14
Average salary £59,000 £47,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.21% +72.72%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +63.63%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 17 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 40 £57,750 +21.57% 7
London -34 21 £67,500 +35.00% 4
Southampton +4 9 £45,000 -
Hampshire -6 9 £45,000 -
South East -13 9 £45,000 -
City of London - 6 £70,000 - 1
Leeds -21 3 £45,000 +18.42% 2
West Yorkshire -38 3 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Yorkshire -56 3 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Bristol - 2 £40,000 - 1
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
South West - 2 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £66,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £78,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 59 (61.46%) CISSP
2 56 (58.33%) Firewall
3 43 (44.79%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (42.71%) GCIA
5 38 (39.58%) GIAC
6 35 (36.46%) Information Security
7 34 (35.42%) CEH
8 33 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 31 (32.29%) CISM
10 30 (31.25%) Security Testing
10 30 (31.25%) SIEM
11 29 (30.21%) ITIL
11 29 (30.21%) Windows
12 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
13 27 (28.13%) PCI DSS
13 27 (28.13%) GWAPT
13 27 (28.13%) GPEN
13 27 (28.13%) OSCP
13 27 (28.13%) OSCE
13 27 (28.13%) VoIP
13 27 (28.13%) Wireless
14 24 (25.00%) GCFA
14 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
15 23 (23.96%) Cyber Security
16 21 (21.88%) Open Source
17 20 (20.83%) Computer Forensics
18 19 (19.79%) Network Security
18 19 (19.79%) Computer Security
19 18 (18.75%) CISA
20 17 (17.71%) SQL

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.04%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 56 (58.33%) Firewall
2 27 (28.13%) VoIP
2 27 (28.13%) Wireless
3 19 (19.79%) Network Security
4 17 (17.71%) Wireshark
5 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.54%) VPN
7 8 (8.33%) Internet
8 6 (6.25%) DNS
8 6 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (5.21%) WAN
9 5 (5.21%) LAN
9 5 (5.21%) SSL
10 4 (4.17%) tcpdump
11 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
12 2 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (2.08%) HTTP
12 2 (2.08%) IntruShield
13 1 (1.04%) SSH
13 1 (1.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) AppScan
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
3 1 (1.04%) Military
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Analyst
2 30 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 27 (28.13%) Tester
3 27 (28.13%) Penetration Tester
4 17 (17.71%) Security Tester
5 14 (14.58%) Consultant
6 13 (13.54%) Security Manager
7 10 (10.42%) Senior Tester
7 10 (10.42%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 9 (9.38%) Security Operations Manager
8 9 (9.38%) Operations Manager
9 6 (6.25%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Team Leader
10 5 (5.21%) Information Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) IT Security Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) IT Security Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Information Manager
12 3 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) HTML
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Open Source
2 16 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) AS400
4 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) CESG
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.21%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) UNIX
3 12 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Solaris
5 4 (4.17%) OS/390
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.79%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (36.46%) Information Security
3 33 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 30 (31.25%) SIEM
5 29 (30.21%) ITIL
6 23 (23.96%) Cyber Security
7 20 (20.83%) Computer Forensics
8 19 (19.79%) Computer Security
9 14 (14.58%) Analytics
10 11 (11.46%) Information Management
11 9 (9.38%) Security Management
12 8 (8.33%) Data Security
12 8 (8.33%) Service Management
12 8 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.29%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (7.29%) Risk Management
13 7 (7.29%) Business Development
13 7 (7.29%) Ethical Hacking
13 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.71%) SQL
2 10 (10.42%) Perl
3 7 (7.29%) Ruby
3 7 (7.29%) PHP
3 7 (7.29%) Python
4 3 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (61.46%) CISSP
2 41 (42.71%) GCIA
3 38 (39.58%) GIAC
4 34 (35.42%) CEH
5 31 (32.29%) CISM
6 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 27 (28.13%) GWAPT
7 27 (28.13%) GPEN
7 27 (28.13%) OSCP
7 27 (28.13%) OSCE
8 24 (25.00%) GCFA
8 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
9 18 (18.75%) CISA
10 17 (17.71%) CISMP
11 14 (14.58%) Degree
11 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.33%) GSEC
13 7 (7.29%) SSCP
14 4 (4.17%) CGEIT
14 4 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (28.13%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.21%) COBIT
4 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (1.04%) COSO
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) SCOM
1 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 15 (15.63%) Sourcefire
3 10 (10.42%) LogRhythm
4 9 (9.38%) Symantec
4 9 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.29%) Juniper
5 7 (7.29%) McAfee
5 7 (7.29%) Cisco
5 7 (7.29%) Q1 Labs
6 6 (6.25%) Oracle
7 5 (5.21%) IBM
8 4 (4.17%) LogLogic
8 4 (4.17%) Splunk
8 4 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.13%) Websense
9 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.08%) Varonis
10 2 (2.08%) HP
10 2 (2.08%) Dell
10 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
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