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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 891 864 873
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 6 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.088% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 5
Average salary £57,500 £70,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary - £70,000 -

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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 5 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 19 December 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
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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 -22 6 £57,500 -17.85%
London +20 5 £57,500 -17.85%
South West -9 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (70.59%) CISSP
2 11 (64.71%) Information Security
3 10 (58.82%) GCIA
3 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
4 9 (52.94%) GCIH
4 9 (52.94%) Degree
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (41.18%) Network Security
6 7 (41.18%) OSCP
7 6 (35.29%) UNIX
7 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
8 5 (29.41%) CISA
8 5 (29.41%) OSCE
8 5 (29.41%) GWAPT
8 5 (29.41%) GPEN
8 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
8 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) SIEM
9 4 (23.53%) LDAP
9 4 (23.53%) Data Security
9 4 (23.53%) FTP
9 4 (23.53%) HTTP
9 4 (23.53%) SSH
9 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
9 4 (23.53%) CISM
9 4 (23.53%) Finance

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security
3 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
3 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) SSH
4 4 (23.53%) LDAP
4 4 (23.53%) FTP
4 4 (23.53%) HTTP
4 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
5 1 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Dutch Language
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
2 2 (11.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
1 12 (70.59%) Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Regular Expression
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) SIEM
3 4 (23.53%) Data Security
4 3 (17.65%) OWASP
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C++
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) GCIA
3 9 (52.94%) GCIH
3 9 (52.94%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) OSCP
5 5 (29.41%) OSCE
5 5 (29.41%) GWAPT
5 5 (29.41%) GPEN
5 5 (29.41%) CISA
6 4 (23.53%) CISM
7 3 (17.65%) CEH
7 3 (17.65%) SSCP
7 3 (17.65%) GIAC
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) MCP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (23.53%) COBIT
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee
1 2 (11.76%) Qualys
1 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper