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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
Rank 737 810 899
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +89
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 125 142 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.50% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 87 112 40
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £49,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +21.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,581 £50,250 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,950 £62,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%

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
20760 28585 29025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.72% 27.91% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16426 22892 23133
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 February 2017 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +57 124 £57,500 -4.16% 11
London +77 75 £60,000 -4.00% 4
West Midlands +40 20 £50,000 -9.09% 1
City of London +32 15 £55,000 -21.42% 1
South West +23 15 £33,581 -44.03% 2
South East +75 11 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Bristol +5 8 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Warwickshire - 8 £56,250 -
Birmingham +21 7 - -
Surrey +59 5 £55,000 -18.51%
Worcestershire - 5 £50,000 -
Malvern - 5 £50,000 -
Hampshire +16 4 £33,500 -44.16% 2
Gloucester -6 4 £48,750 -13.33%
Gloucestershire -14 4 £48,750 -13.33%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £60,000 -
Exeter - 3 £33,581 -
Devon - 3 £33,581 -
Berkshire +44 2 £48,750 -18.75%
Farnborough 0 2 £33,500 -37.67% 2
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands +9 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Manchester -36 1 - - 1
North West -43 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 £67,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £37,500 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 132 (65.02%) GCIA
2 128 (63.05%) Windows
3 125 (61.58%) Information Security
4 122 (60.10%) CISSP
5 117 (57.64%) Cybersecurity
6 108 (53.20%) SIEM
7 106 (52.22%) GIAC
8 95 (46.80%) Linux
9 91 (44.83%) Firewall
10 90 (44.33%) Security Operations
11 76 (37.44%) SANS
12 74 (36.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 73 (35.96%) TCP/IP
14 66 (32.51%) CEH
15 61 (30.05%) Unix
15 61 (30.05%) Network Security
16 55 (27.09%) Intrusion Detection
17 52 (25.62%) Risk Management
18 50 (24.63%) Finance
19 48 (23.65%) Malware Analysis
20 47 (23.15%) Management Information System
21 46 (22.66%) Security Operations Centre
22 45 (22.17%) Penetration Testing
23 44 (21.67%) Information Assurance
23 44 (21.67%) CISM
24 41 (20.20%) Security Monitoring
25 40 (19.70%) PCI DSS
26 38 (18.72%) Computer Security
26 38 (18.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 37 (18.23%) Degree

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 17 (8.37%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (6.90%) IIS
3 5 (2.46%) Apache
3 5 (2.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 21 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (44.83%) Firewall
2 73 (35.96%) TCP/IP
3 61 (30.05%) Network Security
4 55 (27.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (12.81%) Wireshark
6 23 (11.33%) DNS
7 19 (9.36%) DHCP
7 19 (9.36%) ICMP
7 19 (9.36%) SNMP
8 18 (8.87%) SSL
9 13 (6.40%) ADSL
9 13 (6.40%) Ethernet
9 13 (6.40%) HSRP
9 13 (6.40%) IPsec
9 13 (6.40%) ISDN
9 13 (6.40%) LAN
9 13 (6.40%) MPLS
9 13 (6.40%) PSTN
9 13 (6.40%) WAN
9 13 (6.40%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.37%) Big Data
2 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.42%) InfluxDB
4 8 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
General
1 50 (24.63%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Legal
3 6 (2.96%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Retail
4 5 (2.46%) Military
5 3 (1.48%) German Language
6 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 111 (54.68%) Analyst
2 65 (32.02%) Security Analyst
3 45 (22.17%) SOC Analyst
4 34 (16.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 18 (8.87%) Monitoring Analyst
5 18 (8.87%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (6.90%) Administrator
6 14 (6.90%) Consultant
6 14 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
7 13 (6.40%) Network Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Malware Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) Security Specialist
10 9 (4.43%) Security Operations Specialist
11 8 (3.94%) Junior
11 8 (3.94%) Junior Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Security Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.40%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.94%) .NET
3 5 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.46%) HTML
3 5 (2.46%) PCRE
3 5 (2.46%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (23.15%) Management Information System
2 46 (22.66%) Security Operations Centre
3 36 (17.73%) Data Centre
4 31 (15.27%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (6.40%) Computer Science
6 13 (6.40%) Driving Licence
7 11 (5.42%) Cyber Attack
8 9 (4.43%) iPad
9 8 (3.94%) Client/Server
10 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.96%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.48%) CESG
12 3 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.99%) PKI
14 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (63.05%) Windows
2 95 (46.80%) Linux
3 61 (30.05%) Unix
4 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.39%) Windows Server
7 14 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.96%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.46%) CentOS
9 5 (2.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (61.58%) Information Security
2 117 (57.64%) Cybersecurity
3 108 (53.20%) SIEM
4 90 (44.33%) Security Operations
5 74 (36.45%) Vulnerability Management
6 52 (25.62%) Risk Management
7 48 (23.65%) Malware Analysis
8 45 (22.17%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (21.67%) Information Assurance
10 41 (20.20%) Security Monitoring
11 38 (18.72%) Computer Security
11 38 (18.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 33 (16.26%) Forensic Analysis
13 32 (15.76%) Mentoring
14 31 (15.27%) ITIL
15 27 (13.30%) GAP Analysis
15 27 (13.30%) Incident Management
15 27 (13.30%) Line Management
15 27 (13.30%) Threat Detection
16 26 (12.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.30%) SQL
2 18 (8.87%) Java
3 8 (3.94%) C
4 7 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.45%) Python
5 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.46%) C#
6 5 (2.46%) Ruby
7 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 132 (65.02%) GCIA
2 122 (60.10%) CISSP
3 106 (52.22%) GIAC
4 76 (37.44%) SANS
5 66 (32.51%) CEH
6 44 (21.67%) CISM
7 37 (18.23%) Degree
8 27 (13.30%) Network+ Certification
9 26 (12.81%) GREM
10 23 (11.33%) Security Cleared
11 20 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (9.36%) GCED
13 18 (8.87%) CNA
13 18 (8.87%) CREST Certified
13 18 (8.87%) Novell Certification
13 18 (8.87%) SC Cleared
14 17 (8.37%) GCFA
15 15 (7.39%) GSEC
16 14 (6.90%) CCNP
16 14 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (19.70%) PCI DSS
2 23 (11.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.48%) GPG13
4 3 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.99%) QA
5 2 (0.99%) SLA
6 1 (0.49%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) COSO
6 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.49%) SAS 70
System Software
1 29 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.82%) Snort
3 14 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.40%) Firmware
5 12 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.94%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (17.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 29 (14.29%) CSIRT
3 28 (13.79%) Nessus
4 18 (8.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 17 (8.37%) WSUS
6 12 (5.91%) QRadar
7 11 (5.42%) EnCase
8 10 (4.93%) FTK
9 9 (4.43%) RSA enVision
10 7 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (3.45%) Nmap
11 5 (2.46%) Fluentd
12 4 (1.97%) Grafana
12 4 (1.97%) Kibana
12 4 (1.97%) logstash
13 3 (1.48%) RSA Security Analytics
14 2 (0.99%) RSA Archer
15 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
15 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (14.78%) ArcSight
2 28 (13.79%) Cisco
3 26 (12.81%) FireEye
4 23 (11.33%) Microsoft
5 22 (10.84%) LogRhythm
6 20 (9.85%) CheckPoint
6 20 (9.85%) Sun
7 17 (8.37%) Qualys
8 14 (6.90%) Blue Coat
8 14 (6.90%) VMware
9 13 (6.40%) NetWitness
9 13 (6.40%) TOWER Software
10 11 (5.42%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.43%) LogLogic
11 9 (4.43%) Sourcefire
12 7 (3.45%) Intel Security
12 7 (3.45%) Splunk
13 6 (2.96%) BeyondTrust
13 6 (2.96%) Dell
13 6 (2.96%) Oracle
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 4 days ago
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Schroders
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Farnborough
aap3
Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago