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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 874 894 866
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 19 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.042% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 2
Average salary £52,500 £33,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -39.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £33,250 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £57,225 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 - £62,500

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 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 +14 19 £52,500 +57.89% 2
London +15 10 £52,500 +57.89% 1
South East - 8 £58,750 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £52,500 - 1
Paddington - 3 £52,500 -
City of London +25 2 £66,250 -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Reading - 1 £75,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 36 (78.26%) Information Security
2 35 (76.09%) CISSP
3 28 (60.87%) CISA
4 26 (56.52%) Network Security
5 23 (50.00%) Degree
6 19 (41.30%) CISM
7 17 (36.96%) Business Continuity
8 16 (34.78%) CRISC
9 15 (32.61%) Security+ Certification
9 15 (32.61%) SSCP
10 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
10 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (28.26%) Identity Management
11 13 (28.26%) GCIA
12 12 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
12 12 (26.09%) Incident Management
12 12 (26.09%) Cryptography
12 12 (26.09%) GCED
13 11 (23.91%) Firewall
14 10 (21.74%) ITSM
14 10 (21.74%) Service Management
14 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
14 10 (21.74%) Cyber Security
15 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
15 9 (19.57%) CEH
15 9 (19.57%) GCIH
16 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (17.39%) ITIL
16 8 (17.39%) Linux

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (56.52%) Network Security
2 11 (23.91%) Firewall
3 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (10.87%) Wireless Security
4 5 (10.87%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) BGP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Retail
5 2 (4.35%) Back Office
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Military
6 1 (2.17%) Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
1 15 (32.61%) Security Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Security Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Information Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Information Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Security Officer
8 2 (4.35%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 12 (26.09%) Cryptography
3 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
4 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.70%) PKI
6 2 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) Information Security
2 17 (36.96%) Business Continuity
3 13 (28.26%) Identity Management
4 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 12 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (26.09%) Incident Management
5 10 (21.74%) ITSM
5 10 (21.74%) Service Management
5 10 (21.74%) Cyber Security
6 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (17.39%) Security Architecture
7 8 (17.39%) ITIL
8 6 (13.04%) Information Management
8 6 (13.04%) SIEM
9 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) IT Governance
9 5 (10.87%) ISMS
9 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C
1 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (76.09%) CISSP
2 28 (60.87%) CISA
3 23 (50.00%) Degree
4 19 (41.30%) CISM
5 16 (34.78%) CRISC
6 15 (32.61%) SSCP
6 15 (32.61%) Security+ Certification
7 13 (28.26%) GCIA
8 12 (26.09%) GCED
9 9 (19.57%) GCIH
9 9 (19.57%) CEH
10 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (15.22%) ISACA
12 6 (13.04%) CCIE
13 5 (10.87%) GCWN
14 4 (8.70%) ISSAP
14 4 (8.70%) ISSEP
14 4 (8.70%) ISSMP
14 4 (8.70%) SAP Certification
14 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) SAP
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) HP
1 4 (8.70%) VMware
1 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.52%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (6.52%) Imperva
2 3 (6.52%) Tufin
2 3 (6.52%) Sourcefire
2 3 (6.52%) Symantec
2 3 (6.52%) Websense
3 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
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