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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
Rank 805 922 945
Rank change year-on-year
+117 +23
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 48 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.025% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.089% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 48 14 3
Median salary £65,000 £46,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.54% -28.84%
UK excluding London median salary £44,648 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -

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
20933 28198 29273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.09% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16553 22544 23400
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,864 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £67,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 January 2017 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 12 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +113 48 £65,000 +40.54% 6
London +85 28 £65,000 -16.12% 2
East Midlands +13 10 £42,500 -5.55%
Towcester - 10 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 10 £42,500 -
East of England +23 7 £65,000 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £65,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £65,000 - 1
South West +21 3 £48,500 +2.10% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £48,500 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 - 1
Essex - 1 £44,296 - 1

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 72 (72.00%) CISSP
2 64 (64.00%) Information Security
3 56 (56.00%) GIAC
4 54 (54.00%) CISM
5 46 (46.00%) CISA
6 38 (38.00%) PCI DSS
7 35 (35.00%) OWASP
7 35 (35.00%) CEH
8 27 (27.00%) Retail
8 27 (27.00%) Windows
8 27 (27.00%) Linux
8 27 (27.00%) ISACA
9 25 (25.00%) Firewall
10 24 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
11 23 (23.00%) Management Information System
11 23 (23.00%) Nessus
11 23 (23.00%) Qualys
12 22 (22.00%) Symantec
13 21 (21.00%) SIEM
14 19 (19.00%) Splunk
14 19 (19.00%) Network Security
14 19 (19.00%) SANS
15 18 (18.00%) Data Protection
15 18 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (17.00%) Cisco
16 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
16 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
17 16 (16.00%) GCIA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
1 10 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) Firewall
2 19 (19.00%) Network Security
3 15 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.00%) Internet
5 7 (7.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
General
1 27 (27.00%) Retail
2 13 (13.00%) Finance
3 12 (12.00%) Banking
4 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.00%) Electronics
5 3 (3.00%) Military
6 2 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (68.00%) Analyst
2 63 (63.00%) Security Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Information Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 18 (18.00%) Security Engineer
5 16 (16.00%) Principal Security Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) SOC Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) IT Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Splunk Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) Architect
9 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Network Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) HTML5
2 1 (1.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.00%) Management Information System
2 18 (18.00%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (14.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Driving Licence
5 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.00%) e-Health
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.00%) Informatics
8 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.00%) Physics
8 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Linux
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (9.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Information Security
2 35 (35.00%) OWASP
3 24 (24.00%) Security Monitoring
4 21 (21.00%) SIEM
5 18 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (18.00%) Data Protection
5 18 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
6 17 (17.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 10 (10.00%) ITIL
7 10 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
8 9 (9.00%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (9.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (7.00%) ITSM
10 7 (7.00%) Service Management
10 7 (7.00%) SOA
10 7 (7.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) C
2 10 (10.00%) Perl
2 10 (10.00%) Python
2 10 (10.00%) Ruby
3 9 (9.00%) Bourne shell
3 9 (9.00%) Korn
4 4 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) Go
5 1 (1.00%) Haskell
5 1 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (72.00%) CISSP
2 56 (56.00%) GIAC
3 54 (54.00%) CISM
4 46 (46.00%) CISA
5 35 (35.00%) CEH
6 27 (27.00%) ISACA
7 19 (19.00%) SANS
8 16 (16.00%) GCIA
9 12 (12.00%) CCNA
9 12 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (12.00%) GISF
10 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (8.00%) GCIH
12 7 (7.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (7.00%) GCED
12 7 (7.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (7.00%) JNCIA
12 7 (7.00%) MBCS
12 7 (7.00%) Security+ Certification
13 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (38.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.00%) COBIT
4 4 (4.00%) ISO27002
4 4 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Snort
3 1 (1.00%) Docker
3 1 (1.00%) KVM
3 1 (1.00%) LXC
3 1 (1.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (23.00%) Nessus
2 12 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (10.00%) SCCM
3 10 (10.00%) SCOM
4 7 (7.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (6.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (3.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (3.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (1.00%) Mesos
7 1 (1.00%) QRadar
7 1 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Qualys
2 22 (22.00%) Symantec
3 19 (19.00%) Splunk
4 17 (17.00%) Cisco
5 13 (13.00%) Intel Security
5 13 (13.00%) Palo Alto
6 12 (12.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.00%) Oracle
7 10 (10.00%) SAP
8 8 (8.00%) VMware
9 7 (7.00%) ArcSight
9 7 (7.00%) Cloudera
9 7 (7.00%) Juniper
10 3 (3.00%) Aveksa
11 1 (1.00%) HP
11 1 (1.00%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.00%) Pegasus
11 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
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