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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 845 910 864
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -46
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 27 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.043% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 8
Average salary £46,750 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £41,600 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £78,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%

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
30123 32318 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.39% 27.30% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23597 25892 24530
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 20 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 6 May 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 +30 22 £46,000 -8.00%
London +33 14 £46,000 -48.16%
City of London +39 9 £46,000 -
South Wales - 5 £90,000 -
Wales - 5 £90,000 -
East of England - 4 £47,500 -
Caerphilly - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
Surrey +21 2 £37,500 -25.00%
South East +8 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Bristol +3 1 £24,500 -38.75%
Leatherhead +3 1 - -
South West -7 1 £24,500 -38.75%
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £90,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Luton - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £75,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 21 (70.00%) CISSP
3 19 (63.33%) Network Security
4 18 (60.00%) Business Continuity
5 14 (46.67%) CISA
5 14 (46.67%) Security+ Certification
5 14 (46.67%) SSCP
6 13 (43.33%) Identity Management
7 12 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (40.00%) GCIA
7 12 (40.00%) Cryptography
8 11 (36.67%) Firewall
9 10 (33.33%) CISM
9 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
10 9 (30.00%) Incident Management
10 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (30.00%) Degree
11 8 (26.67%) GCIH
11 8 (26.67%) CRISC
12 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
12 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
13 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
13 6 (20.00%) Finance
13 6 (20.00%) Information Management
13 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (16.67%) GCED
14 5 (16.67%) Marketing
14 5 (16.67%) Wireless Security

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) Network Security
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (16.67%) Wireless Security
4 5 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) OSPF
6 1 (3.33%) BGP
6 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.33%) TACACS
6 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Information Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Junior
5 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Information Security Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.33%) PKI
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Information Security
2 18 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 13 (43.33%) Identity Management
4 12 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
6 9 (30.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
8 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (20.00%) Information Management
9 5 (16.67%) Password Management
10 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Product Marketing
10 4 (13.33%) ISMS
10 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
10 4 (13.33%) SIEM
10 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (10.00%) Computer Security
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) CISSP
2 14 (46.67%) SSCP
2 14 (46.67%) CISA
2 14 (46.67%) Security+ Certification
3 12 (40.00%) GCIA
4 10 (33.33%) CISM
5 9 (30.00%) Degree
6 8 (26.67%) CRISC
6 8 (26.67%) GCIH
7 5 (16.67%) GCWN
7 5 (16.67%) GCED
8 4 (13.33%) CEH
8 4 (13.33%) SAP Certification
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (10.00%) GIAC
9 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) PCI QSA
10 2 (6.67%) OSCP
10 2 (6.67%) ISACA
10 2 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (10.00%) COBIT
5 2 (6.67%) SLA
6 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) Juniper
3 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.33%) Qualys
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee