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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 883 971 985
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +14
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 28 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.033% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 8
Median salary £62,500 £53,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.82% +24.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.09%

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
26043 30009 31924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.60% 27.37% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21067 23905 24972
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 30 July 2016 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 30 July 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 +53 28 £62,500 +16.82% 2
London +44 13 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South East +23 12 £62,500 -
Berkshire +7 12 £62,500 -
Windsor - 9 £62,500 -
City of London +73 2 - -
South West +9 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Bristol - 2 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 - 1
Bromley - 1 £57,500 -
Leeds - 1 £37,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 - 1

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (100.00%) CISSP
2 36 (83.72%) Information Security
3 21 (48.84%) Management Information System
4 20 (46.51%) Windows
5 19 (44.19%) CEH
6 17 (39.53%) Network Security
7 16 (37.21%) CISA
7 16 (37.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (34.88%) CISM
8 15 (34.88%) Degree
9 13 (30.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (30.23%) Linux
10 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
11 10 (23.26%) SCCM
11 10 (23.26%) Nessus
11 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (20.93%) SIEM
12 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (20.93%) GIAC
13 7 (16.28%) VMware
13 7 (16.28%) Citrix
13 7 (16.28%) Firewall
13 7 (16.28%) Retail
13 7 (16.28%) GCIH
13 7 (16.28%) GISF
13 7 (16.28%) ISACA
13 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
13 7 (16.28%) SDLC
13 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Scanning

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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) Network Security
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (16.28%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.65%) Military
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
1 20 (46.51%) Security Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Security Engineer
3 13 (30.23%) Information Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Information Security Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Information Security Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) IT Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) IT Security Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) IT Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) IT Manager
7 4 (9.30%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Information Security Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Information Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Management Information System
2 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
3 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (11.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Information Security
2 16 (37.21%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (30.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (20.93%) SIEM
5 7 (16.28%) SDLC
5 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
6 5 (11.63%) Security Management
6 5 (11.63%) Security Operations
7 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.30%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (6.98%) Computer Security
8 3 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.98%) Information Security Management
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.98%) OWASP
9 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.65%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (4.65%) Web Design
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) CISSP
2 19 (44.19%) CEH
3 16 (37.21%) CISA
4 15 (34.88%) CISM
4 15 (34.88%) Degree
5 9 (20.93%) GIAC
6 7 (16.28%) GCIH
6 7 (16.28%) GISF
6 7 (16.28%) ISACA
7 6 (13.95%) SANS
8 5 (11.63%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (11.63%) GCIA
8 5 (11.63%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
9 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
10 3 (6.98%) GCED
11 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
12 1 (2.33%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Nessus
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Citrix
1 7 (16.28%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) ArcSight
3 3 (6.98%) Splunk
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire
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