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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 940 938 977
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +39
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 14 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.024% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.089% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 9
Median salary £80,000 £46,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+71.12% -6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,750 £78,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
27922 30373 32614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.55% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22518 23710 26110
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GSEC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 May 2016 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 14 £80,000 +73.91% 1
London -4 10 £82,500 +79.34%
South East +22 3 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Crawley - 2 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
South West -1 1 £50,000 +104.08%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT jobs citing GSEC 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 GSEC.

1 33 (82.50%) CISSP
2 28 (70.00%) Information Security
3 18 (45.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (40.00%) VMware
5 15 (37.50%) Citrix
5 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (35.00%) Windows
7 13 (32.50%) SIEM
8 11 (27.50%) GCIH
8 11 (27.50%) Data Protection
9 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
9 10 (25.00%) Network Security
9 10 (25.00%) Firewall
10 9 (22.50%) CISA
10 9 (22.50%) GISF
10 9 (22.50%) Degree
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (22.50%) SDLC
10 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
11 7 (17.50%) SANS
11 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
12 6 (15.00%) Data Security
12 6 (15.00%) Linux
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.00%) CCNA
12 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint

GSEC
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:

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Firewall
1 10 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
General
1 5 (12.50%) Military
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Information Officer
4 6 (15.00%) Information Security Officer
4 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) IT Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) IT Manager
4 6 (15.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Security Officer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.50%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Information Security
2 18 (45.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (32.50%) SIEM
4 11 (27.50%) Data Protection
5 9 (22.50%) SDLC
5 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (15.00%) Data Security
7 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 5 (12.50%) Threat Detection
8 4 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (10.00%) Computer Security
8 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
9 3 (7.50%) Contingency Planning
9 3 (7.50%) Information Management
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.50%) Web Design
Qualifications
1 33 (82.50%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) GCIH
3 9 (22.50%) CISA
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
3 9 (22.50%) GISF
4 7 (17.50%) SANS
5 6 (15.00%) CCNA
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.50%) CEH
6 5 (12.50%) CISM
6 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.00%) GCIA
7 4 (10.00%) GIAC
7 4 (10.00%) ISACA
8 3 (7.50%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.50%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.00%) GCED
9 2 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) QRadar
2 1 (2.50%) Nessus
2 1 (2.50%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) VMware
2 15 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.00%) F5
3 6 (15.00%) IronPort
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk
South East England
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago