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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 844 837 886
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +49
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 60 34 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.031% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.12% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 52 16 15
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +118.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,500 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +66.36%

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 24 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 22 August 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
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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 +7 56 £45,000 -25.00% 6
South East +11 34 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Hampshire +22 31 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Southampton - 21 £45,000 - 3
London -15 16 £60,000 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Reading +3 3 £55,000 -
Basingstoke -4 3 £60,000 -
Berkshire -5 3 £55,000 -
City of London -7 3 £60,000 -60.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £61,250 -
Leicestershire - 3 £61,250 -
Leicester - 2 £61,250 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 £57,500 -
West Yorkshire -38 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -39 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £57,500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 63 (58.88%) GCIA
2 59 (55.14%) SIEM
3 55 (51.40%) CISSP
4 49 (45.79%) Wireshark
4 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
5 46 (42.99%) Firewall
6 44 (41.12%) DV Cleared
7 43 (40.19%) SC Cleared
7 43 (40.19%) GIAC
8 42 (39.25%) Windows
9 40 (37.38%) Information Security
10 38 (35.51%) Sourcefire
10 38 (35.51%) Cyber Security
11 31 (28.97%) Analytics
12 30 (28.04%) tcpdump
13 28 (26.17%) Degree
13 28 (26.17%) Finance
14 26 (24.30%) Linux
15 24 (22.43%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (21.50%) ITIL
16 23 (21.50%) LogRhythm
17 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
17 21 (19.63%) CISM
18 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
18 20 (18.69%) Snort
19 19 (17.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 19 (17.76%) Computer Forensics
20 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
20 16 (14.95%) UNIX
21 15 (14.02%) CEH

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.74%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 49 (45.79%) Wireshark
2 46 (42.99%) Firewall
3 30 (28.04%) tcpdump
4 24 (22.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
6 14 (13.08%) HTTP
7 13 (12.15%) VPN
7 13 (12.15%) Internet
8 12 (11.21%) Network Security
9 10 (9.35%) SSH
9 10 (9.35%) DNS
9 10 (9.35%) SSL
10 9 (8.41%) VoIP
10 9 (8.41%) Wireless
11 8 (7.48%) WAN
11 8 (7.48%) LAN
11 8 (7.48%) LDAP
11 8 (7.48%) FTP
12 4 (3.74%) SMTP
13 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) AppScan
General
1 28 (26.17%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.80%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 70 (65.42%) Analyst
2 54 (50.47%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.02%) Security Manager
4 14 (13.08%) IT Security Analyst
4 14 (13.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Security Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) IT Security Manager
7 8 (7.48%) Network Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) Security Operations Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Operations Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Tester
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Security Tester
10 4 (3.74%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) .NET
2 5 (4.67%) Middleware
3 4 (3.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.54%) PKI
3 6 (5.61%) Open Source
4 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.74%) AS400
6 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.87%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) CESG
8 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Windows
2 26 (24.30%) Linux
3 16 (14.95%) UNIX
4 14 (13.08%) Solaris
5 5 (4.67%) AIX
6 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.74%) OS/390
7 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.14%) SIEM
2 40 (37.38%) Information Security
3 38 (35.51%) Cyber Security
4 31 (28.97%) Analytics
5 23 (21.50%) ITIL
6 19 (17.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (17.76%) Computer Forensics
7 16 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Information Assurance
8 14 (13.08%) Security Testing
9 13 (12.15%) Data Security
10 11 (10.28%) Incident Management
11 9 (8.41%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.48%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (7.48%) Service Management
13 7 (6.54%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (6.54%) ITSM
13 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.54%) Network Architecture
13 7 (6.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.21%) Perl
2 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) Java
3 5 (4.67%) Python
4 2 (1.87%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (58.88%) GCIA
2 55 (51.40%) CISSP
3 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
4 44 (41.12%) DV Cleared
5 43 (40.19%) SC Cleared
5 43 (40.19%) GIAC
6 28 (26.17%) Degree
7 21 (19.63%) CISM
8 15 (14.02%) CEH
9 14 (13.08%) GCFA
10 13 (12.15%) GWAPT
10 13 (12.15%) GPEN
10 13 (12.15%) OSCP
10 13 (12.15%) OSCE
11 9 (8.41%) CISA
11 9 (8.41%) GSEC
12 8 (7.48%) CISMP
13 7 (6.54%) SSCP
14 5 (4.67%) EnCE
15 4 (3.74%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) PCI DSS
2 13 (12.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.35%) COBIT
4 5 (4.67%) COSO
5 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (18.69%) Snort
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Nessus
2 2 (1.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (35.51%) Sourcefire
2 23 (21.50%) LogRhythm
3 13 (12.15%) Symantec
4 11 (10.28%) ArcSight
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco
5 10 (9.35%) LogLogic
6 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.54%) Q1 Labs
7 6 (5.61%) Fortinet
7 6 (5.61%) Juniper
8 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.67%) Websense
8 5 (4.67%) McAfee
9 4 (3.74%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.74%) IBM
9 4 (3.74%) HP
9 4 (3.74%) Dell
9 4 (3.74%) Oracle
10 2 (1.87%) F5
11 1 (0.93%) Qualys
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