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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 825 911 966
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +55
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 119 62 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.056% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 99 54 36
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,025 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £60,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median 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
28018 30426 33062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.58% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22591 23759 26450
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 3 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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 +89 116 £60,000 +23.07% 10
London +41 60 £65,000 +30.00% 5
South East +29 19 £55,000 +22.22%
South West +25 19 £53,750 +4.87%
Berkshire +22 12 £52,500 -10.63%
Bristol +11 10 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands - 10 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire +5 9 £65,000 +23.80%
Reading +28 8 £50,000 -23.07%
Northamptonshire - 8 £55,000 -
City of London +60 7 £70,000 +27.27% 1
West Yorkshire +21 7 £57,500 +180.48% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £57,500 +180.48% 1
Leeds +4 7 £57,500 +180.48% 1
Northampton - 6 £53,750 -
Slough +4 4 £55,000 -6.38%
Cheltenham 0 4 £66,500 +26.66%
Gloucester - 4 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £74,000 -
Hampshire +4 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Scotland +1 2 - -
Glasgow -11 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £77,500 -
Belfast - 1 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
County Antrim - 1 £40,000 - 1

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 209 (82.61%) CISSP
2 173 (68.38%) SIEM
3 126 (49.80%) Information Security
4 125 (49.41%) GCIA
5 100 (39.53%) CEH
6 98 (38.74%) GIAC
7 81 (32.02%) Cybersecurity
8 72 (28.46%) Ethical Hacking
9 68 (26.88%) Firewall
10 64 (25.30%) Security Operations
11 63 (24.90%) Snort
12 61 (24.11%) Windows
13 59 (23.32%) ArcSight
13 59 (23.32%) SANS
14 58 (22.92%) Cyberthreat
15 54 (21.34%) ITIL
16 53 (20.95%) Finance
17 51 (20.16%) CISM
17 51 (20.16%) Management Information System
17 51 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
18 48 (18.97%) Linux
18 48 (18.97%) Network Security
19 47 (18.58%) Wireshark
20 46 (18.18%) TCP/IP
21 44 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 41 (16.21%) Unix
23 38 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (15.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
24 35 (13.83%) Security Cleared
25 34 (13.44%) Splunk

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 2 (0.79%) CloudStack
2 1 (0.40%) Apache
2 1 (0.40%) JBoss
2 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (26.88%) Firewall
2 48 (18.97%) Network Security
3 47 (18.58%) Wireshark
4 46 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 30 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (11.86%) tcpdump
6 24 (9.49%) DNS
7 19 (7.51%) Internet
8 13 (5.14%) LAN
8 13 (5.14%) WAN
9 12 (4.74%) Reverse Proxy
9 12 (4.74%) SSL
10 9 (3.56%) HTTP
10 9 (3.56%) SMTP
11 8 (3.16%) HTTPS
11 8 (3.16%) Wireless
12 2 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.79%) VoIP
12 2 (0.79%) Wireless Security
13 1 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.79%) AppScan
2 2 (0.79%) Paros
General
1 53 (20.95%) Finance
2 21 (8.30%) Legal
3 12 (4.74%) Law
4 8 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.37%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (1.19%) Electronics
6 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.19%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.79%) Military
7 2 (0.79%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 153 (60.47%) Analyst
2 109 (43.08%) Security Analyst
3 47 (18.58%) SOC Analyst
4 36 (14.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 31 (12.25%) Incident Manager
6 29 (11.46%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (9.88%) Security Manager
8 21 (8.30%) IT Manager
9 17 (6.72%) Operations Analyst
9 17 (6.72%) Security Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) Senior Security Analyst
10 16 (6.32%) Information Analyst
10 16 (6.32%) Information Security Analyst
10 16 (6.32%) SIEM Analyst
11 15 (5.93%) Forensic Manager
12 13 (5.14%) IT Analyst
12 13 (5.14%) IT Security Analyst
13 12 (4.74%) Incident Analyst
13 12 (4.74%) Information Manager
13 12 (4.74%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.98%) WSH
2 3 (1.19%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.79%) HTML
3 2 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.92%) Cyberthreat
2 51 (20.16%) Management Information System
3 38 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (15.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 34 (13.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (8.70%) Client/Server
6 16 (6.32%) PKI
7 8 (3.16%) Cyber Attack
8 7 (2.77%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.37%) CESG
9 6 (2.37%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.37%) iPad
10 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.98%) Data Conversion
10 5 (1.98%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.79%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.11%) Windows
2 48 (18.97%) Linux
3 41 (16.21%) Unix
4 21 (8.30%) Solaris
4 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (7.91%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.35%) FreeBSD
7 11 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.37%) Kali Linux
8 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (68.38%) SIEM
2 126 (49.80%) Information Security
3 81 (32.02%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (28.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 64 (25.30%) Security Operations
6 54 (21.34%) ITIL
7 51 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (12.25%) Reverse Engineering
9 24 (9.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 24 (9.49%) Mentoring
9 24 (9.49%) Penetration Testing
10 23 (9.09%) Analytics
10 23 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 23 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
11 22 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
12 20 (7.91%) Coaching
12 20 (7.91%) Malware Analysis
13 19 (7.51%) Incident Management
14 18 (7.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.07%) Perl
2 25 (9.88%) Python
3 22 (8.70%) Ruby
4 20 (7.91%) PowerShell
5 17 (6.72%) Bash Shell
5 17 (6.72%) SQL
6 11 (4.35%) C#
7 10 (3.95%) C++
7 10 (3.95%) Java
8 5 (1.98%) PHP
8 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.19%) C
10 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 209 (82.61%) CISSP
2 125 (49.41%) GCIA
3 100 (39.53%) CEH
4 98 (38.74%) GIAC
5 59 (23.32%) SANS
6 51 (20.16%) CISM
7 35 (13.83%) Security Cleared
8 33 (13.04%) Degree
9 32 (12.65%) SC Cleared
10 29 (11.46%) CREST Certified
10 29 (11.46%) SSCP
11 22 (8.70%) GCFA
12 20 (7.91%) GREM
13 14 (5.53%) CompTIA Security+
13 14 (5.53%) Security+ Certification
14 13 (5.14%) DV Cleared
15 12 (4.74%) CISA
15 12 (4.74%) ECIH
15 12 (4.74%) EnCE
16 11 (4.35%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (11.86%) PCI DSS
3 15 (5.93%) COBIT
4 6 (2.37%) COSO
4 6 (2.37%) ISO22301
5 5 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.19%) GPG13
6 3 (1.19%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (24.90%) Snort
2 9 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (10.67%) Nessus
2 23 (9.09%) RSA enVision
3 19 (7.51%) EnCase
4 17 (6.72%) Nmap
5 9 (3.56%) QRadar
6 5 (1.98%) RSA Security Analytics
7 3 (1.19%) RSA Archer
7 3 (1.19%) WMI
8 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.79%) FTK
8 2 (0.79%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.79%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.40%) Ansible
9 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (23.32%) ArcSight
2 34 (13.44%) Splunk
3 27 (10.67%) LogRhythm
4 19 (7.51%) Remedy
4 19 (7.51%) VMware
5 13 (5.14%) NetWitness
6 12 (4.74%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.95%) Sourcefire
8 9 (3.56%) Citrix
9 8 (3.16%) Intel Security
9 8 (3.16%) LogLogic
9 8 (3.16%) Qualys
10 5 (1.98%) F5
11 3 (1.19%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.19%) Juniper
11 3 (1.19%) SAP
11 3 (1.19%) Symantec
12 2 (0.79%) AlienVault
12 2 (0.79%) Cisco
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle
Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford or Shipley
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: £29,068 - £32,786 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
CME Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Acumin Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 DOE plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago