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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 905 916 881
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -35
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 10 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.050% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 5
Average salary £53,500 £43,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.41% -21.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,250 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -22.40%

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
29837 31780 29684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.14% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23763 24876 23903
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSEC over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 9 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +31 10 £53,500 +42.66% 7
London +28 5 £55,000 +65.41% 6
South East +7 4 - -
Newbury - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
City of London +33 1 £65,000 - 1
South West -12 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Paddington - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 29 (76.32%) Information Security
2 27 (71.05%) CISSP
3 22 (57.89%) Network Security
4 18 (47.37%) Business Continuity
4 18 (47.37%) CISA
5 16 (42.11%) Degree
6 15 (39.47%) CISM
6 15 (39.47%) SSCP
6 15 (39.47%) Security+ Certification
7 14 (36.84%) GCIA
8 13 (34.21%) Identity Management
8 13 (34.21%) Firewall
8 13 (34.21%) Incident Management
8 13 (34.21%) CRISC
9 12 (31.58%) Cryptography
9 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (26.32%) Cyber Security
11 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
12 9 (23.68%) GCIH
12 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (23.68%) GCED
12 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
12 9 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (18.42%) Service Management
13 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (18.42%) SIEM
13 7 (18.42%) ITSM
13 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (15.79%) Management Information System

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) Network Security
2 13 (34.21%) Firewall
3 9 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 5 (13.16%) Wireless Security
5 2 (5.26%) BGP
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.63%) TACACS
6 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Marketing
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
1 17 (44.74%) Security Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Information Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Security Officer
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Information Security Officer
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) COM
1 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Cryptography
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.53%) PKI
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Information Security
2 18 (47.37%) Business Continuity
3 13 (34.21%) Identity Management
3 13 (34.21%) Incident Management
4 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 10 (26.32%) Cyber Security
6 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
7 7 (18.42%) SIEM
7 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (18.42%) Service Management
7 7 (18.42%) ITSM
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) Information Management
9 5 (13.16%) Password Management
10 4 (10.53%) DNA
10 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) CISSP
2 18 (47.37%) CISA
3 16 (42.11%) Degree
4 15 (39.47%) SSCP
4 15 (39.47%) CISM
4 15 (39.47%) Security+ Certification
5 14 (36.84%) GCIA
6 13 (34.21%) CRISC
7 9 (23.68%) GCED
7 9 (23.68%) GCIH
7 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (13.16%) CCIE
8 5 (13.16%) GCWN
8 5 (13.16%) CEH
8 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) ISACA
9 4 (10.53%) SAP Certification
10 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) CCNP
10 3 (7.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (10.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (5.26%) SLA
4 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Fortinet
3 4 (10.53%) SAP
4 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.89%) Juniper
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) Websense
5 2 (5.26%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (5.26%) Imperva
5 2 (5.26%) Tufin
5 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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