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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 835 899 853
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -46
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 57 47 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.040% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 54 39 24
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
29558 32314 30016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.35% 27.33% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23217 25924 24144
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +57 54 £55,000 -8.33% 38
South East +28 22 £55,000 +22.22% 25
London +27 20 £53,500 -20.74% 8
Berkshire - 12 £56,250 - 14
Hampshire -1 6 £45,000 - 2
East of England - 6 £55,000 - 2
South West -11 4 £56,250 +45.16% 2
Slough - 4 £56,250 - 3
Reading - 3 £65,000 - 5
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
Cheltenham - 3 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £60,000 - 2
City of London +43 2 £51,250 -14.58% 1
Basingstoke +20 2 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £57,500 - 4
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £56,250 - 4
Leeds +20 1 £20,500 -54.44%
West Yorkshire +12 1 £20,500 -54.44%
Yorkshire +6 1 £20,500 -54.44%
Bristol -5 1 £50,000 +29.03%
Southampton -11 1 £45,000 -
Watford - 1 £55,000 - 1
Luton - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £57,500 - 1
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £57,500 - 3
Newbury - 1 £55,000 - 2
Oxford - 1 £55,000 - 3

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 66 (59.46%) GCIA
2 63 (56.76%) CISSP
3 57 (51.35%) Cyber Security
4 50 (45.05%) GIAC
5 47 (42.34%) SIEM
6 40 (36.04%) Windows
7 39 (35.14%) Malware Analysis
8 36 (32.43%) TCP/IP
9 32 (28.83%) Firewall
9 32 (28.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 31 (27.93%) Snort
11 30 (27.03%) Information Security
11 30 (27.03%) Linux
12 29 (26.13%) Wireshark
13 27 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
14 24 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
15 22 (19.82%) Degree
15 22 (19.82%) Network Security
15 22 (19.82%) Analytics
16 21 (18.92%) Reverse Engineering
16 21 (18.92%) Incident Management
16 21 (18.92%) Finance
17 20 (18.02%) Management Information System
17 20 (18.02%) CEH
18 17 (15.32%) SC Cleared
18 17 (15.32%) Mentoring
19 16 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 15 (13.51%) UNIX
20 15 (13.51%) SSCP

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (9.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (32.43%) TCP/IP
2 32 (28.83%) Firewall
2 32 (28.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (26.13%) Wireshark
4 22 (19.82%) Network Security
5 12 (10.81%) tcpdump
6 7 (6.31%) Internet
7 6 (5.41%) DNS
7 6 (5.41%) Wireless
8 5 (4.50%) Wireless Security
9 3 (2.70%) Telnet
9 3 (2.70%) SMTP
9 3 (2.70%) FTP
9 3 (2.70%) HTTP
10 2 (1.80%) DHCP
10 2 (1.80%) ADSL
10 2 (1.80%) LAN
10 2 (1.80%) PBX
10 2 (1.80%) VoIP
10 2 (1.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) MySQL
2 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (53.15%) Analyst
2 38 (34.23%) Security Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Consultant
4 12 (10.81%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (9.91%) Security Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Cyber Security Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Malware Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.60%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Forensic Investigator
11 3 (2.70%) IT Security Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Security Officer
12 2 (1.80%) Development Engineer
12 2 (1.80%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.11%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.50%) PKI
5 4 (3.60%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Windows
2 30 (27.03%) Linux
3 15 (13.51%) UNIX
4 6 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.50%) zOS
6 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.80%) AIX
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.35%) Cyber Security
2 47 (42.34%) SIEM
3 39 (35.14%) Malware Analysis
4 30 (27.03%) Information Security
5 27 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (19.82%) Analytics
8 21 (18.92%) Incident Management
8 21 (18.92%) Reverse Engineering
9 17 (15.32%) Mentoring
10 15 (13.51%) Security Architecture
11 13 (11.71%) Information Assurance
11 13 (11.71%) ITIL
12 12 (10.81%) Performance Management
12 12 (10.81%) Computer Security
12 12 (10.81%) People Management
13 11 (9.91%) Computer Forensics
14 9 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
14 9 (8.11%) Network Architecture
15 7 (6.31%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) SQL
2 3 (2.70%) Python
3 2 (1.80%) C
3 2 (1.80%) Perl
3 2 (1.80%) PHP
4 1 (0.90%) C++
4 1 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (59.46%) GCIA
2 63 (56.76%) CISSP
3 50 (45.05%) GIAC
4 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 22 (19.82%) Degree
6 20 (18.02%) CEH
7 17 (15.32%) SC Cleared
8 15 (13.51%) EnCE
8 15 (13.51%) SSCP
8 15 (13.51%) CISM
9 14 (12.61%) GCFA
10 13 (11.71%) CISA
11 12 (10.81%) DV Cleared
12 11 (9.91%) GPEN
13 9 (8.11%) VTSP
13 9 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (7.21%) GSEC
15 7 (6.31%) CCNA
16 6 (5.41%) Security+ Certification
17 5 (4.50%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.70%) COBIT
4 1 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.90%) FISMA
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Snort
2 2 (1.80%) Xen
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.80%) Kamailio
2 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Nessus
2 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) LogRhythm
2 12 (10.81%) ArcSight
3 9 (8.11%) Splunk
4 7 (6.31%) Sourcefire
5 6 (5.41%) Symantec
5 6 (5.41%) LogLogic
6 5 (4.50%) McAfee
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco
8 3 (2.70%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.70%) Websense
9 2 (1.80%) VMware
9 2 (1.80%) Mitel
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle
9 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.80%) Q1 Labs
9 2 (1.80%) Trustwave
9 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.80%) Acme Packet
10 1 (0.90%) IBM
10 1 (0.90%) HP
Slough, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60 - 80k plus competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Thatcham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wokingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + RSU + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago