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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 793 890 944
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +54
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 88 84 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.079% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 59 70 40
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,350 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.83% +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
23206 29205 31681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18306 23164 25395
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,160
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 7 December 2016 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 7 December 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
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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 +49 61 £52,500 -4.54% 11
London +31 25 £62,500 +13.63% 4
South East +66 18 £51,500 -25.09% 1
Berkshire +62 14 £51,500 -14.16% 1
West Midlands +16 14 £50,500 -22.30% 4
Maidenhead - 7 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £40,000 - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 5 £52,500 - 2
Worcestershire -2 4 £50,250 -22.69% 1
Malvern - 4 £50,250 - 1
Reading +36 3 £60,000 - 1
South West +3 3 £62,500 +62.33%
Gloucestershire -12 3 £62,500 +4.16%
Slough - 3 £40,000 -
Surrey - 3 £50,000 -
Gloucester -10 2 £48,750 -18.75%
City of London +26 1 £70,000 +7.69%
East Midlands +3 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Hampshire +2 1 £60,000 -
Chiswick -4 1 - -
Leicestershire -5 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Cheltenham -8 1 £62,500 +4.16%
Portsmouth - 1 £60,000 -
Camberley - 1 £50,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 105 (63.64%) CISSP
2 90 (54.55%) GCIA
3 88 (53.33%) Windows
4 84 (50.91%) SIEM
5 76 (46.06%) Security Operations
6 75 (45.45%) GIAC
7 73 (44.24%) Cybersecurity
8 68 (41.21%) Information Security
9 57 (34.55%) Linux
10 56 (33.94%) TCP/IP
11 52 (31.52%) Firewall
11 52 (31.52%) CEH
12 49 (29.70%) Vulnerability Management
12 49 (29.70%) Risk Management
13 43 (26.06%) Network Security
14 42 (25.45%) PCI DSS
14 42 (25.45%) Finance
15 40 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
16 38 (23.03%) Management Information System
16 38 (23.03%) Mentoring
16 38 (23.03%) SANS
17 37 (22.42%) Intrusion Detection
18 33 (20.00%) Information Assurance
18 33 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
19 32 (19.39%) GREM
19 32 (19.39%) Security Operations Centre
20 30 (18.18%) Data Centre
21 28 (16.97%) GCFA
21 28 (16.97%) Change Management
21 28 (16.97%) Active Directory

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 20 (12.12%) IIS
2 14 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.21%) Apache
3 2 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Drupal
4 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.82%) MS Office
2 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (33.94%) TCP/IP
2 52 (31.52%) Firewall
3 43 (26.06%) Network Security
4 37 (22.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (11.52%) DNS
6 16 (9.70%) DHCP
6 16 (9.70%) ICMP
6 16 (9.70%) SNMP
7 15 (9.09%) Wireshark
8 14 (8.48%) SSL
9 13 (7.88%) Ethernet
9 13 (7.88%) LAN
9 13 (7.88%) MPLS
9 13 (7.88%) WAN
10 12 (7.27%) ADSL
10 12 (7.27%) HSRP
10 12 (7.27%) IPsec
10 12 (7.27%) ISDN
10 12 (7.27%) PSTN
10 12 (7.27%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) InfluxDB
3 8 (4.85%) Big Data
3 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
General
1 42 (25.45%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.64%) Legal
3 6 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.42%) Military
5 3 (1.82%) German Language
5 3 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (40.61%) Analyst
2 44 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 32 (19.39%) SOC Analyst
4 25 (15.15%) Consultant
5 17 (10.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 16 (9.70%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (8.48%) Administrator
7 14 (8.48%) Windows Administrator
8 12 (7.27%) Network Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
9 10 (6.06%) Security Operations Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.24%) CISSP Analyst
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Security Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.64%) Cyberthreat Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Security Consultant
13 5 (3.03%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.21%) ELK Stack
2 2 (1.21%) HTML
2 2 (1.21%) OLE
2 2 (1.21%) PCRE
2 2 (1.21%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) REST
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.03%) Management Information System
2 32 (19.39%) Security Operations Centre
3 30 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 25 (15.15%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (9.70%) Client/Server
6 14 (8.48%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
7 12 (7.27%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (3.64%) Cybercrime
9 5 (3.03%) iPad
9 5 (3.03%) SCADA
10 4 (2.42%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.21%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.21%) PKI
12 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 88 (53.33%) Windows
2 57 (34.55%) Linux
3 25 (15.15%) Unix
4 24 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (9.70%) Mac OS X
7 14 (8.48%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.24%) Solaris
9 6 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.03%) CentOS
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (50.91%) SIEM
2 76 (46.06%) Security Operations
3 73 (44.24%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (41.21%) Information Security
5 49 (29.70%) Risk Management
5 49 (29.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
7 38 (23.03%) Mentoring
8 33 (20.00%) Information Assurance
8 33 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
9 28 (16.97%) Change Management
9 28 (16.97%) ITIL
10 27 (16.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 26 (15.76%) GAP Analysis
12 25 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (14.55%) B2B
13 24 (14.55%) Line Management
14 19 (11.52%) Analytics
14 19 (11.52%) Incident Management
14 19 (11.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.12%) C
2 13 (7.88%) SQL
3 6 (3.64%) Python
4 4 (2.42%) Java
5 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.21%) C#
5 2 (1.21%) C++
5 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.21%) Ruby
5 2 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (63.64%) CISSP
2 90 (54.55%) GCIA
3 75 (45.45%) GIAC
4 52 (31.52%) CEH
5 38 (23.03%) SANS
6 32 (19.39%) GREM
7 28 (16.97%) GCFA
8 23 (13.94%) CREST Certified
8 23 (13.94%) Degree
8 23 (13.94%) GCFE
9 19 (11.52%) CFCE
9 19 (11.52%) CISM
10 15 (9.09%) CHFI
10 15 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (9.09%) ECIH
10 15 (9.09%) GCED
11 14 (8.48%) MCSE
11 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (8.48%) SC Cleared
11 14 (8.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.45%) PCI DSS
2 12 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.03%) RMADS
4 4 (2.42%) SLA
5 2 (1.21%) GPG13
5 2 (1.21%) QA
6 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.30%) Snort
3 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.27%) Firmware
5 8 (4.85%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.21%) HDFS
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (14.55%) Nessus
2 14 (8.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 14 (8.48%) WSUS
3 10 (6.06%) RSA enVision
4 6 (3.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (3.03%) QRadar
6 4 (2.42%) Grafana
6 4 (2.42%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (1.21%) EnCase
7 2 (1.21%) Fluentd
7 2 (1.21%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.61%) Kibana
8 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (15.15%) ArcSight
2 22 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.30%) Cisco
3 17 (10.30%) Qualys
4 15 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 15 (9.09%) LogRhythm
4 15 (9.09%) VMware
5 13 (7.88%) TOWER Software
6 12 (7.27%) FireEye
7 11 (6.67%) Sourcefire
8 10 (6.06%) NetWitness
9 9 (5.45%) Blue Coat
9 9 (5.45%) Palo Alto
9 9 (5.45%) Sun
10 7 (4.24%) Splunk
11 5 (3.03%) LogLogic
12 4 (2.42%) HP
13 3 (1.82%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.82%) TippingPoint
14 2 (1.21%) Forcepoint
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Colt
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: 20 days ago