The table below looks at the statistics for GSEC in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSEC over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 891 866 900
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +34
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 11 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.035% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £33,250 £55,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.54% +59.42%
UK excluding London average salary - £62,500 -

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK.

GSEC Salary Trend in the UK

GSEC
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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 -20 7 £33,250 -30.00%
London -31 5 £33,250 -30.00%
Scotland - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
City of London +6 1 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GSEC 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 GSEC.

1 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Information Security
3 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 14 (58.33%) Degree
4 13 (54.17%) Management Information System
5 11 (45.83%) UNIX
6 10 (41.67%) MCSE
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (41.67%) CCNP
6 10 (41.67%) CCNA
6 10 (41.67%) LAN
6 10 (41.67%) WAN
6 10 (41.67%) CISM
6 10 (41.67%) Firewall
6 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
6 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
6 10 (41.67%) Network Security
6 10 (41.67%) GPEN
6 10 (41.67%) OSCP
7 9 (37.50%) Internet
7 9 (37.50%) CISA
8 8 (33.33%) GCIA
8 8 (33.33%) GCIH
8 8 (33.33%) OWASP
9 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (29.17%) C++
9 7 (29.17%) Java
10 6 (25.00%) Perl

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GSEC 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 GSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) LAN
1 10 (41.67%) WAN
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
1 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
1 10 (41.67%) Network Security
2 9 (37.50%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) SSH
3 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (16.67%) LDAP
3 4 (16.67%) FTP
3 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) tcpdump
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.33%) OSPF
4 2 (8.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Dutch Language
2 2 (8.33%) French Language
2 2 (8.33%) German Language
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
3 6 (25.00%) Information Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Management Information System
2 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (25.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) CESG
6 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) OWASP
3 7 (29.17%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (20.83%) Network Management
5 5 (20.83%) Data Security
6 4 (16.67%) Service Management
6 4 (16.67%) SIEM
6 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Change Control
8 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
8 2 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.17%) Computer Security
9 1 (4.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C++
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
2 6 (25.00%) C
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 14 (58.33%) Degree
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (41.67%) MCSE
3 10 (41.67%) CCNP
3 10 (41.67%) CCNA
3 10 (41.67%) CISM
3 10 (41.67%) GPEN
3 10 (41.67%) OSCP
4 9 (37.50%) CISA
5 8 (33.33%) GCIA
5 8 (33.33%) GCIH
6 6 (25.00%) RHCE
7 5 (20.83%) CEH
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) OSCE
8 4 (16.67%) GWAPT
8 4 (16.67%) CCSE
8 4 (16.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) COBIT
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) HIPAA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Nmap
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
1 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee
3 2 (8.33%) Sophos
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Brocade
3 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase