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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Rank 844 901 861
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -40
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 56 43 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.036% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 44 35 24
Average salary £50,000 £58,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% +25.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £39,350
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £79,200 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
30597 32859 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.49% 27.14% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23987 26259 24974
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

GCIH Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIH
Top 28 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 21 April 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 +63 52 £50,000 -13.04% 20
London +46 26 £50,000 -25.92% 5
South East +8 16 £45,000 - 9
Hampshire -5 9 £45,000 - 1
City of London +28 8 £55,000 -21.42% 1
East of England - 6 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £58,750 - 7
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
Reading - 3 £65,000 - 6
South West -12 2 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £62,500 -
Slough - 2 £58,750 - 1
Watford - 2 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £47,500 - 3
Cheltenham - 2 £47,500 - 1
Leeds +12 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
West Yorkshire +5 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
Southampton -13 1 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Fareham - 1 £45,000 -
Beaconsfield - 1 £62,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Luton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 2

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 60 (56.07%) GCIA
2 55 (51.40%) CISSP
3 44 (41.12%) Windows
4 42 (39.25%) TCP/IP
4 42 (39.25%) GIAC
4 42 (39.25%) Cyber Security
5 41 (38.32%) SIEM
6 33 (30.84%) Information Security
7 32 (29.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (28.97%) Malware Analysis
8 31 (28.97%) Firewall
8 31 (28.97%) Intrusion Detection
9 30 (28.04%) Linux
10 28 (26.17%) Snort
10 28 (26.17%) Security Cleared
11 27 (25.23%) Degree
12 26 (24.30%) Network Security
13 25 (23.36%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (20.56%) Wireshark
14 22 (20.56%) Reverse Engineering
15 20 (18.69%) Finance
16 19 (17.76%) GCFA
16 19 (17.76%) UNIX
16 19 (17.76%) Incident Management
17 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
17 18 (16.82%) CISA
17 18 (16.82%) CISM
18 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
18 16 (14.95%) SSCP
19 15 (14.02%) CEH

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 42 (39.25%) TCP/IP
2 31 (28.97%) Firewall
2 31 (28.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (24.30%) Network Security
4 22 (20.56%) Wireshark
5 14 (13.08%) tcpdump
6 9 (8.41%) Wireless
7 8 (7.48%) LAN
7 8 (7.48%) WAN
8 7 (6.54%) DNS
8 7 (6.54%) Internet
9 5 (4.67%) Wireless Security
10 4 (3.74%) Telnet
10 4 (3.74%) SMTP
10 4 (3.74%) FTP
10 4 (3.74%) HTTP
11 3 (2.80%) DHCP
11 3 (2.80%) VoIP
11 3 (2.80%) SSL
12 2 (1.87%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Legal
3 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (56.07%) Analyst
2 42 (39.25%) Security Analyst
3 12 (11.21%) Security Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Consultant
5 10 (9.35%) Security Operations Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Malware Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Security Specialist
10 3 (2.80%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (2.80%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.80%) Tester
10 3 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Security Officer
10 3 (2.80%) Incident Analyst
11 2 (1.87%) Forensic Investigator
11 2 (1.87%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.41%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.41%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.61%) Open Source
4 5 (4.67%) PKI
5 4 (3.74%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 44 (41.12%) Windows
2 30 (28.04%) Linux
3 19 (17.76%) UNIX
4 6 (5.61%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.67%) zOS
6 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.87%) AIX
7 2 (1.87%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.25%) Cyber Security
2 41 (38.32%) SIEM
3 33 (30.84%) Information Security
4 32 (29.91%) Vulnerability Management
5 31 (28.97%) Malware Analysis
6 25 (23.36%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (20.56%) Reverse Engineering
8 19 (17.76%) Incident Management
9 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
10 14 (13.08%) Security Architecture
10 14 (13.08%) Computer Forensics
11 12 (11.21%) Information Assurance
11 12 (11.21%) People Management
12 11 (10.28%) Performance Management
13 10 (9.35%) Computer Security
13 10 (9.35%) Analytics
14 9 (8.41%) Network Architecture
15 7 (6.54%) Digital Forensics
15 7 (6.54%) Time Management
15 7 (6.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 3 (2.80%) Python
3 2 (1.87%) Perl
3 2 (1.87%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) C++
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (56.07%) GCIA
2 55 (51.40%) CISSP
3 42 (39.25%) GIAC
4 28 (26.17%) Security Cleared
5 27 (25.23%) Degree
6 19 (17.76%) GCFA
7 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
7 18 (16.82%) CISA
7 18 (16.82%) CISM
8 16 (14.95%) SSCP
9 15 (14.02%) CEH
10 14 (13.08%) GPEN
11 13 (12.15%) DV Cleared
12 12 (11.21%) EnCE
13 9 (8.41%) GSEC
13 9 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (6.54%) CCNA
14 7 (6.54%) Security+ Certification
15 5 (4.67%) GCWN
15 5 (4.67%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (13.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.87%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) FISMA
System Software
1 28 (26.17%) Snort
2 2 (1.87%) Xen
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) Kamailio
2 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Nessus
2 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) LogRhythm
2 9 (8.41%) Splunk
2 9 (8.41%) ArcSight
2 9 (8.41%) Sourcefire
3 6 (5.61%) Symantec
3 6 (5.61%) Cisco
4 5 (4.67%) McAfee
5 3 (2.80%) Websense
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.80%) LogLogic
6 2 (1.87%) Q1 Labs
6 2 (1.87%) Trustwave
6 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.87%) Acme Packet
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle
6 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.87%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) Mitel
7 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £68000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 26 days ago