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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 792 895 921
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +26
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 138 60 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.057% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 108 43 32
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £39,000 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £64,500 £69,750
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%

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
28092 29048 28866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.02% 27.68% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22439 23197 22653
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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 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 +105 137 £60,000 +21.51% 14
London +58 57 £62,500 +38.88% 9
East of England +15 23 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire +10 22 £60,000 -
North West +50 20 £61,250 +63.33%
Manchester - 18 £80,000 -
South West +8 14 £60,000 -
South East +7 13 £60,000 +28.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead +4 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Bristol +4 10 £60,000 -
Watford +17 9 £60,000 -
Hampshire +20 7 £60,000 +33.33%
East Midlands - 6 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £55,000 -
City of London +64 5 £70,000 +27.27%
Northampton - 5 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £53,750 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £56,250 -
South Yorkshire +11 3 £70,000 -
Sheffield +10 3 £70,000 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £70,000 +201.07% 2
Berkshire +5 3 £60,000 -25.00% 2
Reading - 3 £60,000 - 1
Cheshire +27 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Warrington +4 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Cheltenham - 2 £57,750 -
Gloucester - 2 £56,250 -
Basingstoke - 2 £60,000 -
Cheadle - 2 £80,000 -
Stirling +8 1 - -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 200 (79.37%) CISSP
2 169 (67.06%) SIEM
3 122 (48.41%) GCIA
4 117 (46.43%) GIAC
5 107 (42.46%) CEH
6 102 (40.48%) Information Security
7 75 (29.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 73 (28.97%) Cybersecurity
9 70 (27.78%) ArcSight
10 66 (26.19%) Cyberthreat
11 65 (25.79%) Network Security
12 62 (24.60%) Wireshark
12 62 (24.60%) Firewall
12 62 (24.60%) SANS
13 56 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 52 (20.63%) Windows
14 52 (20.63%) Management Information System
15 49 (19.44%) Snort
15 49 (19.44%) Splunk
16 47 (18.65%) CISM
17 46 (18.25%) Vulnerability Management
17 46 (18.25%) Penetration Testing
17 46 (18.25%) Security Operations
18 42 (16.67%) LogRhythm
19 38 (15.08%) Threat Analysis
19 38 (15.08%) Intrusion Detection
20 37 (14.68%) Degree
21 36 (14.29%) Security Cleared
22 35 (13.89%) CISA
23 34 (13.49%) Linux

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (0.79%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (25.79%) Network Security
2 62 (24.60%) Firewall
2 62 (24.60%) Wireshark
3 56 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 38 (15.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (5.95%) tcpdump
6 14 (5.56%) Internet
7 12 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (3.17%) DNS
8 8 (3.17%) LAN
8 8 (3.17%) WAN
9 6 (2.38%) Wireless
10 5 (1.98%) SSL
10 5 (1.98%) VoIP
11 4 (1.59%) VPN
12 2 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.40%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (5.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.40%) AppScan
2 1 (0.40%) Paros
General
1 32 (12.70%) Finance
2 22 (8.73%) Legal
3 8 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.78%) Law
5 6 (2.38%) Banking
6 4 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.79%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.79%) Military
7 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 145 (57.54%) Analyst
2 108 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 42 (16.67%) Consultant
4 40 (15.87%) SOC Analyst
5 38 (15.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 35 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (12.30%) Principal Consultant
8 29 (11.51%) Incident Manager
9 26 (10.32%) Architect
9 26 (10.32%) Principal Architect
9 26 (10.32%) Principal Solutions Architect
9 26 (10.32%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (7.54%) IT Manager
11 17 (6.75%) Forensic Manager
12 15 (5.95%) Senior Security Analyst
13 14 (5.56%) IT Analyst
13 14 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
14 13 (5.16%) Operations Analyst
14 13 (5.16%) Security Engineer
15 12 (4.76%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.59%) .NET
2 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.79%) WSH
3 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (26.19%) Cyberthreat
2 52 (20.63%) Management Information System
3 32 (12.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 31 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (9.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (6.35%) PKI
7 15 (5.95%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.78%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.79%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.79%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) CESG
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.40%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.63%) Windows
2 34 (13.49%) Linux
2 34 (13.49%) Unix
3 24 (9.52%) Solaris
4 15 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.37%) FreeBSD
5 11 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.59%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (67.06%) SIEM
2 102 (40.48%) Information Security
3 75 (29.76%) Ethical Hacking
4 73 (28.97%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (18.25%) Penetration Testing
5 46 (18.25%) Security Operations
5 46 (18.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 38 (15.08%) Threat Analysis
7 30 (11.90%) ITIL
8 28 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
9 26 (10.32%) Digital Forensics
10 25 (9.92%) Malware Analysis
11 22 (8.73%) Risk Management
11 22 (8.73%) Security Management
12 21 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (7.54%) Incident Management
14 18 (7.14%) Data Privacy
15 17 (6.75%) Analytics
16 16 (6.35%) Open Source
16 16 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.70%) Python
2 29 (11.51%) C
3 28 (11.11%) Perl
4 24 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 22 (8.73%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.75%) Ruby
7 16 (6.35%) C#
7 16 (6.35%) C++
7 16 (6.35%) SQL
8 5 (1.98%) PHP
9 4 (1.59%) Java
10 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 200 (79.37%) CISSP
2 122 (48.41%) GCIA
3 117 (46.43%) GIAC
4 107 (42.46%) CEH
5 62 (24.60%) SANS
6 47 (18.65%) CISM
7 37 (14.68%) Degree
8 36 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 35 (13.89%) CISA
10 28 (11.11%) GCFA
10 28 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 24 (9.52%) EnCE
12 21 (8.33%) SSCP
13 17 (6.75%) GREM
14 15 (5.95%) CompTIA Security+
14 15 (5.95%) CREST Certified
14 15 (5.95%) Security+ Certification
15 11 (4.37%) DV Cleared
16 9 (3.57%) OSCP
17 6 (2.38%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.90%) PCI DSS
2 19 (7.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.57%) COBIT
4 8 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.59%) COSO
6 2 (0.79%) GPG13
6 2 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
6 2 (0.79%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
System Software
1 49 (19.44%) Snort
2 12 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (10.71%) QRadar
1 27 (10.71%) RSA enVision
2 21 (8.33%) Nessus
3 20 (7.94%) EnCase
4 13 (5.16%) Nmap
5 8 (3.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.19%) WMI
7 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 70 (27.78%) ArcSight
2 49 (19.44%) Splunk
3 42 (16.67%) LogRhythm
4 31 (12.30%) Intel Security
5 25 (9.92%) NetWitness
6 24 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 24 (9.52%) Trustwave
7 20 (7.94%) VMware
8 17 (6.75%) Sourcefire
9 16 (6.35%) Qualys
10 15 (5.95%) LogLogic
11 12 (4.76%) Remedy
12 11 (4.37%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.97%) F5
14 8 (3.17%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.17%) Juniper
14 8 (3.17%) Symantec
15 6 (2.38%) Palo Alto
16 5 (1.98%) FireEye
17 4 (1.59%) Citrix
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