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

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 915 931 994
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +63
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 11 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.025% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.041% 0.092% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 7
Median salary £82,500 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+73.68% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £45,800 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £73,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £51,250 £48,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.67%

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
26791 29398 32263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.16% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21549 23075 25904
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,000 £69,000
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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 6 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 25 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 +13 11 £82,500 +76.47% 2
London -5 7 £85,000 +84.78% 1
South East +18 3 - - 1
Berkshire +15 3 - -
South West +11 1 £50,000 +104.08%
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 27 (84.38%) CISSP
2 24 (75.00%) Information Security
3 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
5 13 (40.63%) VMware
6 12 (37.50%) Windows
6 12 (37.50%) Citrix
6 12 (37.50%) SIEM
7 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
8 9 (28.13%) GCIH
9 8 (25.00%) GISF
9 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (25.00%) SDLC
9 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 7 (21.88%) Network Security
10 7 (21.88%) Firewall
11 6 (18.75%) Degree
11 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.63%) CISA
12 5 (15.63%) CISM
12 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 5 (15.63%) Linux
13 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.50%) CCNA

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 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) Network Security
2 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Security Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Information Officer
3 6 (18.75%) Information Security Officer
3 6 (18.75%) Security Officer
4 5 (15.63%) IT Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.13%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.13%) Reinsurance
4 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Information Security
2 15 (46.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (37.50%) SIEM
4 10 (31.25%) Data Protection
5 8 (25.00%) SDLC
5 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (12.50%) Data Security
6 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 4 (12.50%) Threat Detection
7 3 (9.38%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (9.38%) Computer Security
7 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.25%) Web Design
9 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
9 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Information Management
9 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) CISSP
2 9 (28.13%) GCIH
3 8 (25.00%) GISF
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 5 (15.63%) CISA
5 5 (15.63%) CISM
6 4 (12.50%) CCNA
6 4 (12.50%) CEH
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.50%) GIAC
6 4 (12.50%) ISACA
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (12.50%) SANS
7 3 (9.38%) GCIA
7 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.13%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (9.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.25%) QRadar
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 12 (37.50%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.50%) F5
4 4 (12.50%) IronPort
5 3 (9.38%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.25%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.13%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk
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