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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 861 838 883
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +45
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 50 56 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.050% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.19% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 40 49 12
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.07%

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
31999 29947 32812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.78% 26.98% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25677 23968 27487
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,700 £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 28 November 2014 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 23 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 November 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 -52 47 £50,000 -9.09% 7
London +8 17 £75,000 +76.47% 2
East of England -7 10 £50,000 +17.64%
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £50,000 -
Hampshire -8 8 £50,000 - 1
South East -8 8 £50,000 - 3
South West -14 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £52,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 6 £52,500 -
City of London +25 5 £75,000 - 1
Southampton - 5 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -33 3 £19,000 -22.44%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Leicestershire +14 1 £45,000 -32.07%
East Midlands +7 1 £45,000 -16.27%
West Midlands -4 1 £70,000 +27.27% 1
West Yorkshire -14 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Leeds -17 1 £19,000 -22.44%
Gloucester - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 £70,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £70,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 77 (70.00%) SIEM
2 75 (68.18%) GCIA
3 55 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 50 (45.45%) CISSP
5 49 (44.55%) Security Cleared
6 45 (40.91%) SC Cleared
7 42 (38.18%) tcpdump
8 41 (37.27%) DV Cleared
8 41 (37.27%) GIAC
8 41 (37.27%) Windows
9 39 (35.45%) Sourcefire
10 33 (30.00%) Linux
10 33 (30.00%) Analytics
11 32 (29.09%) LogRhythm
11 32 (29.09%) Cyber Security
12 31 (28.18%) Firewall
13 30 (27.27%) TCP/IP
14 29 (26.36%) Intrusion Detection
15 28 (25.45%) Information Security
15 28 (25.45%) Degree
16 22 (20.00%) Snort
16 22 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (19.09%) GCFA
17 21 (19.09%) UNIX
18 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (17.27%) HTTP
19 19 (17.27%) Network Security
20 17 (15.45%) Computer Forensics
20 17 (15.45%) LAN
20 17 (15.45%) WAN

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 55 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 42 (38.18%) tcpdump
3 31 (28.18%) Firewall
4 30 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 29 (26.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (17.27%) Network Security
6 19 (17.27%) HTTP
7 17 (15.45%) LAN
7 17 (15.45%) WAN
8 14 (12.73%) LDAP
8 14 (12.73%) FTP
9 13 (11.82%) DNS
10 11 (10.00%) VPN
11 10 (9.09%) SMTP
11 10 (9.09%) SSL
11 10 (9.09%) Internet
12 9 (8.18%) SSH
13 5 (4.55%) Telnet
13 5 (4.55%) Wireless
13 5 (4.55%) DHCP
General
1 12 (10.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (71.82%) Analyst
2 52 (47.27%) Security Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) IT Security Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Forensic Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Security Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Sales Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (2.73%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Tester
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.82%) Junior
11 2 (1.82%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Middleware
2 4 (3.64%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) PKI
4 5 (4.55%) Open Source
5 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.73%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.82%) FMCG
8 1 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.27%) Windows
2 33 (30.00%) Linux
3 21 (19.09%) UNIX
4 11 (10.00%) Solaris
5 5 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (70.00%) SIEM
2 33 (30.00%) Analytics
3 32 (29.09%) Cyber Security
4 28 (25.45%) Information Security
5 22 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (15.45%) Computer Forensics
7 13 (11.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (10.00%) ITIL
8 11 (10.00%) CRM
8 11 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 11 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Time Management
8 11 (10.00%) Information Assurance
9 10 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 10 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (8.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (8.18%) Change Control
11 8 (7.27%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (6.36%) Change Management
12 7 (6.36%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.27%) Perl
2 5 (4.55%) SQL
3 3 (2.73%) Python
3 3 (2.73%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (68.18%) GCIA
2 50 (45.45%) CISSP
3 49 (44.55%) Security Cleared
4 45 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 41 (37.27%) GIAC
5 41 (37.27%) DV Cleared
6 28 (25.45%) Degree
7 21 (19.09%) GCFA
8 16 (14.55%) SSCP
9 13 (11.82%) CISA
10 12 (10.91%) CEH
10 12 (10.91%) GPEN
11 11 (10.00%) OSCP
11 11 (10.00%) CISM
12 10 (9.09%) OSCE
12 10 (9.09%) GWAPT
13 9 (8.18%) GSEC
14 8 (7.27%) EnCE
15 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
15 2 (1.82%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.45%) SLA
3 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.55%) COBIT
3 5 (4.55%) COSO
4 2 (1.82%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.00%) Snort
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (12.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (35.45%) Sourcefire
2 32 (29.09%) LogRhythm
3 12 (10.91%) Cisco
4 7 (6.36%) ArcSight
4 7 (6.36%) LogLogic
5 6 (5.45%) Symantec
6 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.64%) Fortinet
7 4 (3.64%) Juniper
8 3 (2.73%) Q1 Labs
9 2 (1.82%) F5
9 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.82%) HP
9 2 (1.82%) Dell
9 2 (1.82%) IBM
9 2 (1.82%) McAfee
9 2 (1.82%) Websense
9 2 (1.82%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.91%) Qualys
10 1 (0.91%) Splunk
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