The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 889 869 898
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 16 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.034% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 1
Average salary £43,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £62,500 -
% change year-on-year
-22.40% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31805 29645 33019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.25% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24911 23846 28317
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 10 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 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 14 £37,500 -26.82%
London -42 10 £33,250 -35.12%
City of London -8 6 - -
South East - 2 £48,500 -
Surrey - 2 £48,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £48,500 -
Bristol - 1 £37,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £37,500 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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%) CISSP
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Information Security
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (50.00%) Linux
5 14 (46.67%) CCNA
6 13 (43.33%) Firewall
7 12 (40.00%) CISM
7 12 (40.00%) Internet
7 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (40.00%) CCNP
7 12 (40.00%) MCSE
7 12 (40.00%) LAN
7 12 (40.00%) WAN
7 12 (40.00%) Degree
8 11 (36.67%) Network Security
8 11 (36.67%) CEH
8 11 (36.67%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (36.67%) CISA
8 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
9 10 (33.33%) Finance
9 10 (33.33%) UNIX
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco
9 10 (33.33%) GCIA
9 10 (33.33%) GPEN
10 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 8 (26.67%) ITIL
10 8 (26.67%) GCIH
10 8 (26.67%) Wireshark
10 8 (26.67%) Computer Science

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) Internet
2 12 (40.00%) LAN
2 12 (40.00%) WAN
3 11 (36.67%) Network Security
4 8 (26.67%) Wireshark
5 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (16.67%) SAN
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) OSPF
7 4 (13.33%) BGP
8 3 (10.00%) TACACS
8 3 (10.00%) Wireless
8 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
10 1 (3.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
3 1 (3.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Security Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Security Specialist
2 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Information Security Specialist
2 7 (23.33%) Information Specialist
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
2 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (23.33%) Cryptography
4 4 (13.33%) CESG
5 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Information Security
2 11 (36.67%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (26.67%) OWASP
3 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (20.00%) Network Management
5 6 (20.00%) SIEM
5 6 (20.00%) Service Management
6 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (10.00%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Data Security
7 3 (10.00%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
8 2 (6.67%) Computer Security
8 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
1 7 (23.33%) C++
1 7 (23.33%) Java
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
1 7 (23.33%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) CISSP
2 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (46.67%) CCNA
4 12 (40.00%) CCNP
4 12 (40.00%) MCSE
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (40.00%) CISM
4 12 (40.00%) Degree
5 11 (36.67%) CISA
5 11 (36.67%) CEH
6 10 (33.33%) GPEN
6 10 (33.33%) GCIA
7 8 (26.67%) GCIH
7 8 (26.67%) OSCP
8 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) RHCE
9 6 (20.00%) GCED
10 5 (16.67%) CCSE
10 5 (16.67%) GIAC
10 5 (16.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Nmap
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.00%) Brocade
5 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) Sophos
5 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Sybase
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