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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 813 955 969
Rank change year-on-year
+142 +14
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 63 30 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.028% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.10% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 63 9 4
Median salary £62,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year
-7.61% -

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
23312 29373 31579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.38% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18397 23289 25310
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 7 December 2016 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 18 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 7 December 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
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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 +128 63 £62,500 +19.04% 4
London +83 32 £65,000 -16.12% 2
South East +64 13 £55,000 +4.76%
Berkshire +51 11 £55,000 +4.76%
East Midlands +15 10 £42,500 - 1
Towcester - 10 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 10 £42,500 -
Windsor +7 7 £67,500 +28.57%
South West +19 4 £48,500 -11.81%
East of England +9 4 £55,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £55,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £48,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £55,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £55,000 -
City of London - 2 £62,500 -
Surrey - 2 £47,500 -
Camberley - 1 £50,000 -
Reading - 1 £42,500 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 79 (75.24%) CISSP
2 66 (62.86%) Information Security
3 51 (48.57%) CISA
4 49 (46.67%) CISM
5 48 (45.71%) GIAC
6 38 (36.19%) CEH
7 35 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 35 (33.33%) OWASP
8 33 (31.43%) Windows
9 29 (27.62%) Management Information System
10 27 (25.71%) Retail
10 27 (25.71%) Nessus
10 27 (25.71%) ISACA
11 26 (24.76%) Network Security
11 26 (24.76%) Firewall
11 26 (24.76%) Linux
12 23 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 20 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
13 20 (19.05%) Data Protection
14 19 (18.10%) SCCM
15 18 (17.14%) Qualys
15 18 (17.14%) E-Commerce
15 18 (17.14%) SIEM
15 18 (17.14%) SANS
16 17 (16.19%) Cisco
16 17 (16.19%) Symantec
17 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
18 15 (14.29%) Splunk
19 14 (13.33%) 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:

Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 10 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Office 365
1 10 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) Firewall
1 26 (24.76%) Network Security
2 12 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.67%) Internet
4 7 (6.67%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
General
1 27 (25.71%) Retail
2 10 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.57%) Finance
4 7 (6.67%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Military
6 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 72 (68.57%) Analyst
2 71 (67.62%) Security Analyst
3 30 (28.57%) Information Analyst
3 30 (28.57%) Information Security Analyst
4 24 (22.86%) Security Engineer
5 16 (15.24%) IT Analyst
5 16 (15.24%) IT Security Analyst
6 14 (13.33%) Principal Security Analyst
7 12 (11.43%) IT Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) IT Security Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) SOC Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
9 9 (8.57%) Information Security Engineer
10 8 (7.62%) Senior Information Analyst
10 8 (7.62%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Architect
11 7 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (5.71%) Consultant
12 6 (5.71%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.62%) Management Information System
2 20 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.67%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.81%) PKI
8 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.43%) Windows
2 26 (24.76%) Linux
3 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.76%) Unix
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (62.86%) Information Security
2 35 (33.33%) OWASP
3 23 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (19.05%) Data Protection
5 18 (17.14%) E-Commerce
5 18 (17.14%) SIEM
6 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (13.33%) ITIL
9 13 (12.38%) Security Operations
10 10 (9.52%) Security Management
11 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.67%) DoDAF
12 7 (6.67%) Information Assurance
12 7 (6.67%) MODAF
12 7 (6.67%) Presales
12 7 (6.67%) Service Management
12 7 (6.67%) Validation
12 7 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) C
2 4 (3.81%) Bourne shell
2 4 (3.81%) Korn
2 4 (3.81%) Perl
2 4 (3.81%) Python
2 4 (3.81%) Ruby
2 4 (3.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (75.24%) CISSP
2 51 (48.57%) CISA
3 49 (46.67%) CISM
4 48 (45.71%) GIAC
5 38 (36.19%) CEH
6 27 (25.71%) ISACA
7 18 (17.14%) SANS
8 14 (13.33%) GCIA
9 12 (11.43%) CCNA
9 12 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 11 (10.48%) Degree
11 9 (8.57%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (8.57%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (7.62%) GISF
13 7 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (6.67%) JNCIA
13 7 (6.67%) MBCS
13 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
14 6 (5.71%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 12 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.81%) COBIT
4 4 (3.81%) ISO27002
4 4 (3.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.86%) Snort
3 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (25.71%) Nessus
2 19 (18.10%) SCCM
3 10 (9.52%) SCOM
4 7 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (5.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.95%) QRadar
7 1 (0.95%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Qualys
2 17 (16.19%) Cisco
2 17 (16.19%) Symantec
3 15 (14.29%) Splunk
4 13 (12.38%) Palo Alto
5 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.52%) Oracle
5 10 (9.52%) SAP
6 9 (8.57%) VMware
7 8 (7.62%) ArcSight
7 8 (7.62%) Intel Security
8 7 (6.67%) Cloudera
8 7 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (6.67%) Juniper
9 3 (2.86%) Aveksa
10 2 (1.90%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.95%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.95%) HP
11 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds
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