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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 794 892 966
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +74
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 115 73 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.068% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 93 70 39
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
27039 29728 32470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.50% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21817 23333 26059
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 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 28 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 +77 109 £57,500 +4.54% 7
London +75 57 £63,750 +22.59% 5
South East +17 20 £52,500 -4.54%
South West +20 15 £55,000 -2.22%
Berkshire +13 14 £50,000 -11.11%
Reading +25 11 £50,000 -23.07%
Bristol +14 10 £37,500 -25.00%
West Yorkshire +13 6 - - 2
Yorkshire +12 6 - - 2
Leeds +5 6 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 5 £65,000 +8.33%
East Midlands - 5 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire -5 4 £74,000 +31.55%
West Midlands - 4 £37,500 -
City of London +52 3 £70,000 +36.58%
Slough +3 3 £55,000 -2.22%
Scotland -17 3 £60,000 +42.85%
Glasgow -28 3 £60,000 +42.85%
Gloucester - 3 £65,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £55,000 -
North West +20 2 £44,750 -18.63%
Hampshire +18 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Manchester -6 2 £44,750 -18.63%
Northampton - 2 £53,750 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £77,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £31,250 -
Cheltenham -8 1 £70,000 +16.66%

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 210 (82.03%) CISSP
2 183 (71.48%) SIEM
3 130 (50.78%) Information Security
3 130 (50.78%) GCIA
4 113 (44.14%) CEH
5 98 (38.28%) GIAC
6 81 (31.64%) Cybersecurity
7 74 (28.91%) Ethical Hacking
8 72 (28.13%) Firewall
9 71 (27.73%) Security Operations
10 70 (27.34%) Snort
11 62 (24.22%) ArcSight
12 60 (23.44%) Windows
12 60 (23.44%) SANS
13 58 (22.66%) Cyberthreat
14 56 (21.88%) TCP/IP
15 55 (21.48%) ITIL
15 55 (21.48%) CISM
16 53 (20.70%) Finance
16 53 (20.70%) Wireshark
17 52 (20.31%) Management Information System
17 52 (20.31%) Linux
18 48 (18.75%) Unix
18 48 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 48 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
19 44 (17.19%) Degree
20 41 (16.02%) Network Security
21 39 (15.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
22 36 (14.06%) tcpdump
23 35 (13.67%) PCI DSS

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 (0.78%) CloudStack
2 1 (0.39%) Apache
2 1 (0.39%) JBoss
2 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (28.13%) Firewall
2 56 (21.88%) TCP/IP
3 53 (20.70%) Wireshark
4 41 (16.02%) Network Security
5 36 (14.06%) tcpdump
6 33 (12.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 29 (11.33%) DNS
8 17 (6.64%) Internet
9 14 (5.47%) HTTP
9 14 (5.47%) SMTP
10 12 (4.69%) LAN
10 12 (4.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (4.69%) WAN
11 10 (3.91%) SSL
12 8 (3.13%) HTTPS
12 8 (3.13%) Wireless
13 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.78%) VoIP
13 2 (0.78%) Wireless Security
14 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.39%) Big Data
1 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (6.25%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.78%) AppScan
2 2 (0.78%) Paros
General
1 53 (20.70%) Finance
2 22 (8.59%) Legal
3 12 (4.69%) Law
4 7 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.34%) Brand Awareness
6 5 (1.95%) Electronics
6 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.95%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.78%) Games
8 2 (0.78%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 154 (60.16%) Analyst
2 110 (42.97%) Security Analyst
3 47 (18.36%) SOC Analyst
4 34 (13.28%) Incident Manager
5 32 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 31 (12.11%) Security Manager
7 24 (9.38%) IT Manager
7 24 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (7.03%) Information Analyst
8 18 (7.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (7.03%) SIEM Analyst
9 16 (6.25%) Forensic Manager
9 16 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
10 15 (5.86%) Information Manager
10 15 (5.86%) Security Engineer
11 14 (5.47%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (5.47%) Senior Security Analyst
12 13 (5.08%) Incident Analyst
12 13 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (5.08%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.95%) WSH
2 2 (0.78%) .NET
2 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.78%) HTML
2 2 (0.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) Middleware
3 1 (0.39%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.66%) Cyberthreat
2 52 (20.31%) Management Information System
3 39 (15.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 35 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (13.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (8.59%) Client/Server
7 16 (6.25%) PKI
8 9 (3.52%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.52%) iPad
9 8 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (2.73%) Mathematics
11 6 (2.34%) CESG
11 6 (2.34%) Cybercrime
11 6 (2.34%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (1.95%) Data Conversion
13 4 (1.56%) Social Network
14 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
14 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.44%) Windows
2 52 (20.31%) Linux
3 48 (18.75%) Unix
4 20 (7.81%) Solaris
4 20 (7.81%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.30%) FreeBSD
6 11 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.34%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (71.48%) SIEM
2 130 (50.78%) Information Security
3 81 (31.64%) Cybersecurity
4 74 (28.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 71 (27.73%) Security Operations
6 55 (21.48%) ITIL
7 48 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
8 29 (11.33%) Reverse Engineering
9 25 (9.77%) Mentoring
10 24 (9.38%) Analytics
10 24 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (8.98%) Digital Forensics
11 23 (8.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 22 (8.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 22 (8.59%) Security Architecture
13 21 (8.20%) Threat Analysis
14 20 (7.81%) Coaching
14 20 (7.81%) Incident Management
14 20 (7.81%) Malware Analysis
15 17 (6.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.77%) Perl
2 22 (8.59%) Python
3 20 (7.81%) Ruby
4 19 (7.42%) PowerShell
5 16 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 16 (6.25%) SQL
6 10 (3.91%) C#
7 9 (3.52%) C++
7 9 (3.52%) Java
8 4 (1.56%) PHP
8 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.78%) C
9 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 210 (82.03%) CISSP
2 130 (50.78%) GCIA
3 113 (44.14%) CEH
4 98 (38.28%) GIAC
5 60 (23.44%) SANS
6 55 (21.48%) CISM
7 44 (17.19%) Degree
8 35 (13.67%) SSCP
9 30 (11.72%) Security Cleared
10 29 (11.33%) CREST Certified
11 28 (10.94%) SC Cleared
12 22 (8.59%) GCFA
13 20 (7.81%) GREM
14 16 (6.25%) CISA
15 14 (5.47%) DV Cleared
16 13 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
16 13 (5.08%) Security+ Certification
17 12 (4.69%) ECIH
17 12 (4.69%) EnCE
18 9 (3.52%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (13.67%) PCI DSS
3 18 (7.03%) COBIT
4 7 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.34%) ISO22301
6 4 (1.56%) COSO
6 4 (1.56%) GPG13
6 4 (1.56%) HMG Infosec
6 4 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (27.34%) Snort
2 14 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (12.11%) Nessus
2 25 (9.77%) RSA enVision
3 19 (7.42%) EnCase
4 17 (6.64%) Nmap
5 9 (3.52%) QRadar
6 5 (1.95%) RSA Security Analytics
7 3 (1.17%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.78%) FTK
8 2 (0.78%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.78%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.78%) WMI
9 1 (0.39%) Ansible
9 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (24.22%) ArcSight
2 34 (13.28%) Splunk
3 24 (9.38%) LogRhythm
4 21 (8.20%) Remedy
5 16 (6.25%) NetWitness
5 16 (6.25%) VMware
6 13 (5.08%) Qualys
7 12 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.69%) Sourcefire
8 9 (3.52%) LogLogic
9 8 (3.13%) Citrix
9 8 (3.13%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.95%) F5
10 5 (1.95%) SAP
11 3 (1.17%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.17%) Juniper
11 3 (1.17%) Symantec
12 2 (0.78%) Cisco
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle
London
Astbury Marsden
Salary: Healthy package
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Schroders plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Belfast
CME Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 days ago