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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 819 857 852
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 56 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.072% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 14
Average salary £49,375 £60,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.70% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £51,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%

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
32172 29152 30009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.24% 27.32% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25580 22933 24625
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 March 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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 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 +31 51 £48,750 -18.75% 21
London +45 25 £45,000 -21.73% 5
South East -10 10 £46,875 -18.47% 11
East of England - 9 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire -5 8 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £60,000 -
City of London - 7 £55,000 - 1
North West - 4 £37,500 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Watford - 3 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
South West -16 2 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Portsmouth - 2 £56,875 -
Bristol -4 1 - - 1
Southampton -14 1 £45,000 -
Stirling - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £80,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -
Fareham - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £27,500 -
Luton - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £80,000 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Beaconsfield - 1 £62,500 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 59 (55.66%) GCIA
2 52 (49.06%) CISSP
3 50 (47.17%) GIAC
4 48 (45.28%) SIEM
5 45 (42.45%) Windows
6 39 (36.79%) TCP/IP
7 34 (32.08%) Cyber Security
8 30 (28.30%) Information Security
8 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
8 30 (28.30%) Linux
9 29 (27.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 27 (25.47%) Snort
10 27 (25.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (24.53%) GCFA
11 26 (24.53%) Degree
12 25 (23.58%) Wireshark
12 25 (23.58%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (22.64%) UNIX
14 23 (21.70%) Network Security
15 21 (19.81%) Reverse Engineering
15 21 (19.81%) LogRhythm
16 20 (18.87%) tcpdump
16 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
16 20 (18.87%) Firewall
17 19 (17.92%) Computer Forensics
18 17 (16.04%) DV Cleared
19 16 (15.09%) Analytics
20 15 (14.15%) Management Information System
20 15 (14.15%) CISA
20 15 (14.15%) CISM

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.79%) TCP/IP
2 29 (27.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (23.58%) Wireshark
4 23 (21.70%) Network Security
5 20 (18.87%) tcpdump
5 20 (18.87%) Firewall
6 11 (10.38%) LAN
6 11 (10.38%) WAN
7 9 (8.49%) Internet
8 8 (7.55%) DNS
9 7 (6.60%) SMTP
9 7 (6.60%) FTP
9 7 (6.60%) HTTP
9 7 (6.60%) LDAP
10 5 (4.72%) Telnet
10 5 (4.72%) DHCP
10 5 (4.72%) SSL
11 4 (3.77%) Wireless
12 1 (0.94%) VPN
12 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Retail
2 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.66%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Legal
4 5 (4.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (55.66%) Analyst
2 35 (33.02%) Security Analyst
3 12 (11.32%) Security Engineer
4 8 (7.55%) Consultant
5 7 (6.60%) Security Operations Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Security Specialist
8 4 (3.77%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (2.83%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.83%) Tester
10 2 (1.89%) Forensic Investigator
10 2 (1.89%) Forensic Analyst
10 2 (1.89%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (1.89%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.49%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.89%) Open Source
6 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.45%) Windows
2 30 (28.30%) Linux
3 24 (22.64%) UNIX
4 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.72%) zOS
5 4 (3.77%) Solaris
6 2 (1.89%) AIX
6 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) SIEM
2 34 (32.08%) Cyber Security
3 30 (28.30%) Information Security
4 27 (25.47%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (23.58%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (19.81%) Reverse Engineering
7 19 (17.92%) Computer Forensics
8 16 (15.09%) Analytics
9 14 (13.21%) Incident Management
10 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.32%) Information Assurance
11 12 (11.32%) Security Architecture
12 11 (10.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (9.43%) CRM
13 10 (9.43%) Problem Management
13 10 (9.43%) Time Management
13 10 (9.43%) People Management
14 9 (8.49%) Performance Management
14 9 (8.49%) Computer Security
15 8 (7.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.94%) Python
3 1 (0.94%) C
3 1 (0.94%) C++
3 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (55.66%) GCIA
2 52 (49.06%) CISSP
3 50 (47.17%) GIAC
4 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
5 26 (24.53%) GCFA
5 26 (24.53%) Degree
6 20 (18.87%) SC Cleared
7 17 (16.04%) DV Cleared
8 15 (14.15%) CISA
8 15 (14.15%) CISM
9 14 (13.21%) CEH
9 14 (13.21%) GPEN
10 13 (12.26%) SSCP
11 12 (11.32%) EnCE
12 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (7.55%) CCNA
13 5 (4.72%) OSCP
14 4 (3.77%) OSCE
14 4 (3.77%) GWAPT
15 3 (2.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (9.43%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (25.47%) Snort
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) LogRhythm
2 14 (13.21%) Sourcefire
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco
4 6 (5.66%) Splunk
4 6 (5.66%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.77%) LogLogic
6 3 (2.83%) Symantec
7 2 (1.89%) Websense
7 2 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (0.94%) Q1 Labs
8 1 (0.94%) Qualys
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.94%) Juniper
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
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