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

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
Rank 824 932 959
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +27
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 39 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.075% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 38 18 4
Median salary £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £50,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -21.56%

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
20812 28128 29370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.66% 27.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 22473 23309
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 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
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 27 February 2017 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 13 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 27 February 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 +105 39 £65,000 +30.00% 2
London +80 30 £63,750 -20.31% 1
East of England +19 7 £65,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £65,000 -
City of London - 5 £62,500 -
South East +47 2 £34,000 -32.00%
Berkshire +26 1 £34,000 -51.42%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £34,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £44,296 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 73 (73.00%) CISSP
2 71 (71.00%) Information Security
3 57 (57.00%) CISM
4 51 (51.00%) GIAC
5 44 (44.00%) CEH
6 43 (43.00%) CISA
7 39 (39.00%) Linux
8 36 (36.00%) Windows
9 35 (35.00%) Security Monitoring
10 31 (31.00%) PCI DSS
11 29 (29.00%) Management Information System
12 27 (27.00%) OWASP
13 26 (26.00%) Qualys
13 26 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (26.00%) Symantec
13 26 (26.00%) Nessus
14 25 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (25.00%) SIEM
15 24 (24.00%) Finance
16 22 (22.00%) Retail
16 22 (22.00%) Intrusion Detection
16 22 (22.00%) ISACA
16 22 (22.00%) SANS
16 22 (22.00%) Security Operations
17 20 (20.00%) Banking
17 20 (20.00%) Firewall
18 19 (19.00%) Security Operations Centre
18 19 (19.00%) Splunk
19 18 (18.00%) Network Security
19 18 (18.00%) Threat Analysis

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 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
1 10 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 20 (20.00%) Firewall
3 18 (18.00%) Network Security
4 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.00%) Internet
5 4 (4.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) 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 24 (24.00%) Finance
2 22 (22.00%) Retail
3 20 (20.00%) Banking
4 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.00%) Electronics
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (69.00%) Analyst
2 54 (54.00%) Security Analyst
3 21 (21.00%) Security Engineer
4 19 (19.00%) Information Analyst
4 19 (19.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 16 (16.00%) Principal Security Analyst
6 14 (14.00%) Malware Analyst
6 14 (14.00%) Monitoring Analyst
7 12 (12.00%) Splunk Engineer
8 11 (11.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 10 (10.00%) IT Analyst
9 10 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (7.00%) Information Security Engineer
11 7 (7.00%) Network Analyst
11 7 (7.00%) SOC Analyst
12 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Analyst
12 6 (6.00%) Senior Information Security 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 29 (29.00%) Management Information System
2 19 (19.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.00%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.00%) e-Health
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Linux
2 36 (36.00%) Windows
3 18 (18.00%) Unix
4 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (71.00%) Information Security
2 35 (35.00%) Security Monitoring
3 27 (27.00%) OWASP
4 26 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (25.00%) SIEM
5 25 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (22.00%) Security Operations
7 18 (18.00%) Threat Analysis
8 17 (17.00%) Incident Management
9 16 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (16.00%) Malware Analysis
10 14 (14.00%) Attack Monitoring
10 14 (14.00%) Computer Security
10 14 (14.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
12 11 (11.00%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Data Protection
13 10 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (9.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) Perl
1 13 (13.00%) Python
1 13 (13.00%) Ruby
2 12 (12.00%) Bourne shell
2 12 (12.00%) Korn
3 8 (8.00%) C
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 73 (73.00%) CISSP
2 57 (57.00%) CISM
3 51 (51.00%) GIAC
4 44 (44.00%) CEH
5 43 (43.00%) CISA
6 22 (22.00%) ISACA
6 22 (22.00%) SANS
7 18 (18.00%) GCIA
8 17 (17.00%) GCED
8 17 (17.00%) GCIH
9 15 (15.00%) GISF
10 9 (9.00%) CCNA
10 9 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (6.00%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (6.00%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (4.00%) JNCIA
12 4 (4.00%) MBCS
12 4 (4.00%) SSCP
13 3 (3.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.00%) PCI DSS
2 11 (11.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.00%) SLA
5 1 (1.00%) COBIT
5 1 (1.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
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 26 (26.00%) Nessus
2 15 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (14.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (10.00%) SCCM
4 10 (10.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.00%) Mesos
5 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (26.00%) Qualys
1 26 (26.00%) Symantec
2 19 (19.00%) Splunk
3 15 (15.00%) CyberArk
3 15 (15.00%) Intel Security
4 14 (14.00%) Cisco
4 14 (14.00%) Palo Alto
5 10 (10.00%) Oracle
5 10 (10.00%) SAP
6 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.00%) ArcSight
7 4 (4.00%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.00%) Juniper
7 4 (4.00%) VMware
8 3 (3.00%) Aveksa
9 1 (1.00%) Pegasus
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