The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 854 843 887
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +44
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 57 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 17
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +118.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +81.81%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 55 £52,500 -12.50% 9
South East +14 27 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Hampshire +19 26 £45,000 +12.50% 5
London -37 22 £67,500 +12.50%
Southampton +20 15 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Basingstoke - 4 £60,000 -
City of London -4 3 £60,000 -60.00%
East Midlands - 3 £61,250 -
Leicestershire - 3 £61,250 -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Leicester - 2 £61,250 -
Reading +3 1 £55,000 - 2
Berkshire +2 1 £55,000 - 2
Bristol -2 1 £37,500 -34.78%
East of England -6 1 £57,500 -
South West -13 1 £37,500 -34.78%
Stevenage - 1 £57,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (53.92%) CISSP
1 55 (53.92%) GCIA
2 54 (52.94%) SIEM
3 49 (48.04%) Firewall
4 43 (42.16%) GIAC
4 43 (42.16%) Wireshark
5 42 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 40 (39.22%) Windows
7 39 (38.24%) Information Security
7 39 (38.24%) DV Cleared
8 36 (35.29%) SC Cleared
9 31 (30.39%) Sourcefire
10 30 (29.41%) Finance
10 30 (29.41%) Cyber Security
11 28 (27.45%) Analytics
12 27 (26.47%) Degree
13 23 (22.55%) tcpdump
13 23 (22.55%) Linux
14 22 (21.57%) ITIL
14 22 (21.57%) CISM
14 22 (21.57%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (21.57%) LogRhythm
15 20 (19.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (19.61%) Computer Forensics
16 19 (18.63%) CEH
16 19 (18.63%) TCP/IP
17 18 (17.65%) Snort
17 18 (17.65%) Management Information System
18 16 (15.69%) Security Testing

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.90%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Project
1 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (48.04%) Firewall
2 43 (42.16%) Wireshark
3 23 (22.55%) tcpdump
4 20 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (18.63%) TCP/IP
6 13 (12.75%) VPN
7 12 (11.76%) DNS
7 12 (11.76%) HTTP
8 11 (10.78%) Network Security
8 11 (10.78%) Wireless
8 11 (10.78%) VoIP
9 10 (9.80%) Internet
9 10 (9.80%) SSL
10 8 (7.84%) SSH
11 6 (5.88%) WAN
11 6 (5.88%) FTP
11 6 (5.88%) LAN
11 6 (5.88%) LDAP
12 4 (3.92%) SMTP
13 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) AppScan
General
1 30 (29.41%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.90%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (58.82%) Analyst
2 50 (49.02%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) IT Security Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Security Manager
4 12 (11.76%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Security Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Consultant
7 8 (7.84%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (6.86%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (6.86%) Tester
9 6 (5.88%) Operations Manager
9 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.88%) Network Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Security Operations Manager
10 5 (4.90%) Security Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (3.92%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.92%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) .NET
2 5 (4.90%) Middleware
3 2 (1.96%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.86%) PKI
2 7 (6.86%) Open Source
3 5 (4.90%) AS400
4 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) FMCG
5 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.98%) CESG
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.22%) Windows
2 23 (22.55%) Linux
3 15 (14.71%) Solaris
4 13 (12.75%) UNIX
5 5 (4.90%) AIX
5 5 (4.90%) OS/390
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.94%) SIEM
2 39 (38.24%) Information Security
3 30 (29.41%) Cyber Security
4 28 (27.45%) Analytics
5 22 (21.57%) ITIL
5 22 (21.57%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (19.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 20 (19.61%) Computer Forensics
7 16 (15.69%) Security Testing
8 14 (13.73%) Information Assurance
9 12 (11.76%) Data Security
10 9 (8.82%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (7.84%) Service Management
12 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
12 7 (6.86%) Network Architecture
12 7 (6.86%) ITSM
12 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Perl
2 9 (8.82%) SQL
3 7 (6.86%) Java
4 6 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (1.96%) C
6 1 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (53.92%) CISSP
1 55 (53.92%) GCIA
2 43 (42.16%) GIAC
3 42 (41.18%) Security Cleared
4 39 (38.24%) DV Cleared
5 36 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 27 (26.47%) Degree
7 22 (21.57%) CISM
8 19 (18.63%) CEH
9 15 (14.71%) GCFA
10 13 (12.75%) GPEN
10 13 (12.75%) OSCP
10 13 (12.75%) OSCE
10 13 (12.75%) GWAPT
11 10 (9.80%) CISA
12 9 (8.82%) GSEC
12 9 (8.82%) CISMP
13 6 (5.88%) SSCP
14 5 (4.90%) EnCE
15 4 (3.92%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) PCI DSS
2 12 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (10.78%) COBIT
4 5 (4.90%) COSO
5 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (17.65%) Snort
2 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Nessus
1 2 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (30.39%) Sourcefire
2 22 (21.57%) LogRhythm
3 11 (10.78%) ArcSight
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco
3 11 (10.78%) Symantec
4 10 (9.80%) LogLogic
5 7 (6.86%) Q1 Labs
5 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.88%) Juniper
7 5 (4.90%) Oracle
7 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.92%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.94%) Websense
9 3 (2.94%) McAfee
10 2 (1.96%) HP
10 2 (1.96%) Dell
10 2 (1.96%) IBM
10 2 (1.96%) F5
11 1 (0.98%) Qualys
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