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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 833 877 916
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +39
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 82 79 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.072% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 71 66 53
Median salary £62,500 £63,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £38,875 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £102,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%

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
25340 30003 31644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20550 24185 24481
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

GCIH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GCIH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 72 £62,500 -7.40% 13
London +47 48 £67,500 - 2
South East +21 11 £60,000 -11.11% 6
City of London +62 7 £45,000 -36.61%
South West +4 6 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Berkshire +17 5 £53,000 -21.48% 3
East of England - 5 £36,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £36,000 -
Bristol +16 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire - 4 £85,000 - 3
Reading +10 3 £53,000 -21.48% 3
Watford - 3 £36,000 -
East Midlands +9 2 £45,000 -44.61% 1
Gloucestershire -2 2 £53,750 - 1
Belfast - 2 £41,250 -
Leicestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey - 2 £46,500 -
County Antrim - 2 £41,250 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £41,250 -
Slough +15 1 £60,000 +4.34%
Scotland +12 1 £45,000 +12.85% 1
Chiswick +2 1 £50,000 -
Maidenhead -13 1 £50,000 -37.50%
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -
Gloucester - 1 £65,000 - 1
Stirling - 1 £45,000 - 1

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCIH.

1 157 (79.70%) CISSP
2 129 (65.48%) GCIA
3 120 (60.91%) SIEM
4 92 (46.70%) Information Security
5 84 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
6 83 (42.13%) CEH
7 76 (38.58%) Security Operations
8 70 (35.53%) GIAC
9 68 (34.52%) Firewall
10 65 (32.99%) Windows
11 64 (32.49%) TCP/IP
12 60 (30.46%) Linux
13 54 (27.41%) Unix
14 47 (23.86%) ArcSight
15 45 (22.84%) Snort
16 44 (22.34%) Management Information System
16 44 (22.34%) SANS
17 42 (21.32%) Degree
18 41 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
19 40 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 40 (20.30%) Finance
19 40 (20.30%) Cyberthreat
20 38 (19.29%) Network Security
21 37 (18.78%) Wireshark
21 37 (18.78%) CISM
22 36 (18.27%) Security Operations Centre
22 36 (18.27%) Malware Analysis
23 32 (16.24%) Mentoring
23 32 (16.24%) ITIL
24 31 (15.74%) CREST Certified

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.05%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) Apache
2 1 (0.51%) CMS
2 1 (0.51%) Drupal
2 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.51%) JBoss
2 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
2 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (34.52%) Firewall
2 64 (32.49%) TCP/IP
3 41 (20.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (19.29%) Network Security
5 37 (18.78%) Wireshark
6 21 (10.66%) DNS
7 20 (10.15%) tcpdump
8 14 (7.11%) HTTP
8 14 (7.11%) SMTP
9 10 (5.08%) Internet
10 8 (4.06%) LAN
10 8 (4.06%) WAN
10 8 (4.06%) Wireless
11 6 (3.05%) HTTPS
11 6 (3.05%) SSL
12 3 (1.52%) VPN
13 2 (1.02%) VoIP
14 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.51%) LDAP
14 1 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) Big Data
1 1 (0.51%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (20.30%) Finance
2 13 (6.60%) Legal
3 6 (3.05%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.54%) Electronics
4 5 (2.54%) Law
4 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.54%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) Military
5 4 (2.03%) Music Industry
6 3 (1.52%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (53.81%) Analyst
2 71 (36.04%) Security Analyst
3 39 (19.80%) SOC Analyst
4 26 (13.20%) Consultant
5 25 (12.69%) Security Manager
6 23 (11.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (9.14%) Incident Manager
8 13 (6.60%) Operations Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) IT Manager
9 12 (6.09%) Security Operations Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) Senior Consultant
10 11 (5.58%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 10 (5.08%) Information Manager
11 10 (5.08%) Junior
11 10 (5.08%) Junior Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) Operations Manager
12 9 (4.57%) Operational Security Manager
12 9 (4.57%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) HTML
2 3 (1.52%) OLE
3 2 (1.02%) WSH
4 1 (0.51%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.34%) Management Information System
2 40 (20.30%) Cyberthreat
3 36 (18.27%) Security Operations Centre
4 19 (9.64%) Client/Server
5 18 (9.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (6.09%) Computer Science
6 12 (6.09%) Cybercrime
7 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.08%) iPad
9 8 (4.06%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (3.55%) Mathematics
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (2.54%) SCADA
13 4 (2.03%) Smart Meter
13 4 (2.03%) Social Network
14 3 (1.52%) CESG
14 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
14 3 (1.52%) PKI
15 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
15 2 (1.02%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 65 (32.99%) Windows
2 60 (30.46%) Linux
3 54 (27.41%) Unix
4 12 (6.09%) Solaris
5 11 (5.58%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (60.91%) SIEM
2 92 (46.70%) Information Security
3 84 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
4 76 (38.58%) Security Operations
5 36 (18.27%) Malware Analysis
6 32 (16.24%) ITIL
6 32 (16.24%) Mentoring
7 30 (15.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 27 (13.71%) Ethical Hacking
8 27 (13.71%) Reverse Engineering
9 26 (13.20%) Analytics
9 26 (13.20%) Security Architecture
10 25 (12.69%) Incident Management
11 22 (11.17%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (10.15%) Open Source
13 18 (9.14%) Coaching
13 18 (9.14%) Protective Monitoring
14 17 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (8.63%) Risk Management
15 16 (8.12%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.61%) C
1 15 (7.61%) Python
2 12 (6.09%) SQL
3 9 (4.57%) C#
4 8 (4.06%) C++
5 7 (3.55%) Java
5 7 (3.55%) Perl
6 4 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.03%) Ruby
7 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 157 (79.70%) CISSP
2 129 (65.48%) GCIA
3 83 (42.13%) CEH
4 70 (35.53%) GIAC
5 44 (22.34%) SANS
6 42 (21.32%) Degree
7 37 (18.78%) CISM
8 31 (15.74%) CREST Certified
9 28 (14.21%) GCFA
9 28 (14.21%) GREM
10 25 (12.69%) SSCP
11 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
11 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
12 21 (10.66%) GCFE
13 17 (8.63%) ECIH
14 16 (8.12%) CISA
15 15 (7.61%) CFCE
16 14 (7.11%) CHFI
17 12 (6.09%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (6.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (14.21%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.12%) COBIT
4 11 (5.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (2.54%) RMADS
6 4 (2.03%) SLA
7 3 (1.52%) ISO22301
8 2 (1.02%) COSO
8 2 (1.02%) GPG13
8 2 (1.02%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 45 (22.84%) Snort
2 16 (8.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.69%) RSA enVision
2 12 (6.09%) Nessus
3 10 (5.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (3.55%) QRadar
5 5 (2.54%) EnCase
5 5 (2.54%) RSA Security Analytics
6 4 (2.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.03%) RSA Archer
7 2 (1.02%) FTK
7 2 (1.02%) Nmap
8 1 (0.51%) Ansible
8 1 (0.51%) Puppet
8 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (23.86%) ArcSight
2 22 (11.17%) Splunk
3 19 (9.64%) LogRhythm
4 17 (8.63%) NetWitness
5 16 (8.12%) Remedy
6 13 (6.60%) Qualys
7 11 (5.58%) Sourcefire
8 10 (5.08%) LogLogic
9 7 (3.55%) VMware
10 6 (3.05%) Sun
11 5 (2.54%) Microsoft
11 5 (2.54%) SAP
12 4 (2.03%) Citrix
13 3 (1.52%) FireEye
13 3 (1.52%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.52%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.52%) Juniper
14 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.02%) F5
14 2 (1.02%) Symantec
Stirling, Stirlingshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension , medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension , medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension , medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £66000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
MHR
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
Hampshire
aap3
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago