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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 856 896 865
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -31
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 27 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.009% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.092% 0.034% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 10
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% -13.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £48,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -25.38%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 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 22 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 +46 22 £46,750 -3.60%
London +54 14 £46,000 -31.85%
City of London +45 9 £46,000 -
South Wales - 5 £90,000 -
Wales - 5 £90,000 -
East of England - 4 £47,500 -
Caerphilly - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £51,250 -
South East +2 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Bristol -5 1 £24,500 -36.77%
South West -11 1 £24,500 -36.77%
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £75,000 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £90,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Luton - 1 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 22 (73.33%) CISSP
3 19 (63.33%) Network Security
4 18 (60.00%) Business Continuity
5 15 (50.00%) CISA
6 13 (43.33%) Identity Management
6 13 (43.33%) Security+ Certification
6 13 (43.33%) SSCP
7 12 (40.00%) CISM
7 12 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (40.00%) Cryptography
8 11 (36.67%) Degree
8 11 (36.67%) Firewall
8 11 (36.67%) GCIA
9 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
9 10 (33.33%) CRISC
10 9 (30.00%) Cyber Security
10 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
11 8 (26.67%) GCIH
12 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
12 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (20.00%) Information Management
13 6 (20.00%) GCED
14 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (16.67%) Marketing
14 5 (16.67%) SIEM
14 5 (16.67%) Wireless Security
14 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
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%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
General
1 5 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Military
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Security Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Information Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Information Security Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.33%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
5 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%) Incident Management
6 9 (30.00%) Cyber Security
7 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
8 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (20.00%) Information Management
10 5 (16.67%) SIEM
10 5 (16.67%) Password Management
11 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (13.33%) ISMS
11 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
11 4 (13.33%) Product Marketing
11 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.00%) Computer Security
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) CISSP
2 15 (50.00%) CISA
3 13 (43.33%) Security+ Certification
3 13 (43.33%) SSCP
4 12 (40.00%) CISM
5 11 (36.67%) Degree
5 11 (36.67%) GCIA
6 10 (33.33%) CRISC
7 8 (26.67%) GCIH
8 6 (20.00%) GCED
9 5 (16.67%) GCWN
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (13.33%) SAP Certification
10 4 (13.33%) CEH
11 3 (10.00%) ISACA
11 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.00%) GIAC
11 3 (10.00%) CCIE
12 2 (6.67%) CCNA
12 2 (6.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (6.67%) SLA
4 2 (6.67%) COBIT
5 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) HP
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%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) Imperva
5 1 (3.33%) Tufin
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (3.33%) Websense
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix