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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
Rank 760 793 887
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +94
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 91 125 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 70 96 42
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,250 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +20.00%

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
21265 27805 29415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16834 22231 23556
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 25 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +39 85 £55,000 -8.33% 9
London +43 38 £60,000 +6.66% 7
West Midlands +24 24 £50,250 -8.63% 1
South East +60 12 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South West +15 10 £33,581 -12.77%
Berkshire +37 9 £57,500 +4.54%
Birmingham +6 9 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Warwickshire - 9 £52,500 -
City of London +22 7 £55,000 -7.56% 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - 6 £56,250 -
Malvern - 6 £50,000 -
Worcestershire - 6 £50,000 -
Bristol +3 4 - -
Gloucester -12 3 £65,000 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -14 3 £65,000 +8.33%
Surrey - 3 £55,000 - 1
Devon - 3 £33,581 -
Maidenhead - 3 £57,500 -
Slough - 3 £40,000 -
Exeter - 3 £33,581 -
Reading +34 2 £61,500 +11.81%
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands +4 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Warwick - 1 £67,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 100 (60.98%) CISSP
2 99 (60.37%) SIEM
3 94 (57.32%) Windows
4 93 (56.71%) GCIA
5 84 (51.22%) Information Security
6 80 (48.78%) Cybersecurity
7 79 (48.17%) GIAC
8 78 (47.56%) Security Operations
9 62 (37.80%) Firewall
10 57 (34.76%) Linux
10 57 (34.76%) TCP/IP
11 53 (32.32%) Vulnerability Management
11 53 (32.32%) CEH
12 50 (30.49%) SANS
13 46 (28.05%) Risk Management
14 44 (26.83%) Network Security
15 40 (24.39%) PCI DSS
16 39 (23.78%) Finance
17 38 (23.17%) Management Information System
18 37 (22.56%) Information Assurance
18 37 (22.56%) Intrusion Detection
18 37 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
18 37 (22.56%) Security Operations Centre
19 35 (21.34%) Data Centre
20 32 (19.51%) Unix
21 31 (18.90%) ITIL
21 31 (18.90%) Malware Analysis
21 31 (18.90%) Mentoring
21 31 (18.90%) Security Monitoring
21 31 (18.90%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 16 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (8.54%) IIS
3 4 (2.44%) Apache
3 4 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) MS Office
2 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (37.80%) Firewall
2 57 (34.76%) TCP/IP
3 44 (26.83%) Network Security
4 37 (22.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (14.63%) DNS
6 20 (12.20%) Wireshark
7 19 (11.59%) DHCP
7 19 (11.59%) ICMP
7 19 (11.59%) SNMP
8 17 (10.37%) SSL
9 13 (7.93%) ADSL
9 13 (7.93%) Ethernet
9 13 (7.93%) HSRP
9 13 (7.93%) IPsec
9 13 (7.93%) ISDN
9 13 (7.93%) LAN
9 13 (7.93%) MPLS
9 13 (7.93%) PSTN
9 13 (7.93%) WAN
9 13 (7.93%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.32%) Big Data
1 12 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.71%) InfluxDB
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
General
1 39 (23.78%) Finance
2 6 (3.66%) Retail
3 3 (1.83%) German Language
3 3 (1.83%) Legal
4 2 (1.22%) Banking
4 2 (1.22%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (48.17%) Analyst
2 49 (29.88%) Security Analyst
3 40 (24.39%) SOC Analyst
4 15 (9.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 15 (9.15%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (8.54%) Administrator
5 14 (8.54%) Windows Administrator
6 13 (7.93%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Consultant
7 10 (6.10%) Security Specialist
8 9 (5.49%) Security Operations Specialist
8 9 (5.49%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Monitoring Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) CISSP Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.93%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.05%) .NET
3 4 (2.44%) ELK Stack
3 4 (2.44%) PCRE
3 4 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.17%) Management Information System
2 37 (22.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 35 (21.34%) Data Centre
4 23 (14.02%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (8.54%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (7.93%) Driving Licence
7 11 (6.71%) Computer Science
8 9 (5.49%) Client/Server
9 7 (4.27%) Cyber Attack
9 7 (4.27%) iPad
10 4 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.83%) CESG
12 2 (1.22%) PKI
13 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 94 (57.32%) Windows
2 57 (34.76%) Linux
3 32 (19.51%) Unix
4 23 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.15%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.49%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.66%) Solaris
10 5 (3.05%) CentOS
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (60.37%) SIEM
2 84 (51.22%) Information Security
3 80 (48.78%) Cybersecurity
4 78 (47.56%) Security Operations
5 53 (32.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 46 (28.05%) Risk Management
7 37 (22.56%) Information Assurance
7 37 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (18.90%) ITIL
8 31 (18.90%) Malware Analysis
8 31 (18.90%) Mentoring
8 31 (18.90%) Security Monitoring
8 31 (18.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 27 (16.46%) GAP Analysis
9 27 (16.46%) Line Management
10 26 (15.85%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (15.24%) Change Management
12 24 (14.63%) B2B
13 23 (14.02%) Incident Management
14 21 (12.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.49%) C
2 8 (4.88%) Java
2 8 (4.88%) SQL
3 5 (3.05%) Python
4 4 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.44%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 100 (60.98%) CISSP
2 93 (56.71%) GCIA
3 79 (48.17%) GIAC
4 53 (32.32%) CEH
5 50 (30.49%) SANS
6 29 (17.68%) Degree
7 22 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (12.80%) CISM
9 20 (12.20%) GREM
10 16 (9.76%) CCNA
10 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
11 15 (9.15%) CREST Certified
12 14 (8.54%) CCNP
12 14 (8.54%) MCSA
12 14 (8.54%) MCSE
12 14 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
13 13 (7.93%) GCFA
14 12 (7.32%) GCED
14 12 (7.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (24.39%) PCI DSS
2 17 (10.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.44%) SLA
5 3 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.22%) GPG13
6 2 (1.22%) QA
7 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.80%) Snort
3 14 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.93%) Firmware
5 8 (4.88%) ProxySG
6 7 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (16.46%) Nessus
2 17 (10.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (9.76%) WSUS
4 13 (7.93%) CSIRT
5 10 (6.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (6.10%) QRadar
6 9 (5.49%) RSA enVision
7 5 (3.05%) EnCase
8 4 (2.44%) Fluentd
8 4 (2.44%) FTK
8 4 (2.44%) Grafana
8 4 (2.44%) Nmap
8 4 (2.44%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (1.83%) Kibana
9 3 (1.83%) logstash
10 2 (1.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.22%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 27 (16.46%) ArcSight
2 24 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.80%) Cisco
4 19 (11.59%) FireEye
5 18 (10.98%) LogRhythm
6 16 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 16 (9.76%) Qualys
7 14 (8.54%) VMware
8 13 (7.93%) TOWER Software
9 12 (7.32%) NetWitness
10 10 (6.10%) Blue Coat
10 10 (6.10%) Palo Alto
10 10 (6.10%) Sourcefire
11 7 (4.27%) LogLogic
11 7 (4.27%) Splunk
12 6 (3.66%) Sun
13 5 (3.05%) Oracle
14 4 (2.44%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.44%) Sophos
14 4 (2.44%) TippingPoint
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