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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 874 875 876
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 18 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.069% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 6
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,400 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £69,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -35.38%

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 20 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 27 March 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 +5 15 £46,750 +11.30% 1
London +42 8 £46,000 -48.16% 1
East of England +11 3 £47,500 +18.75%
City of London +11 3 £46,000 -
South Wales - 3 £90,000 -
Wales - 3 £90,000 -
Surrey +6 2 £37,500 -25.00%
South East -7 2 £37,500 -37.50%
Bedfordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Caerphilly - 2 - -
Leatherhead +5 1 - -
Bristol -4 1 £24,500 -38.75%
South West -22 1 £24,500 -38.75%
West Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £72,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £90,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -
Luton - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £75,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (86.96%) CISSP
2 18 (78.26%) Information Security
3 12 (52.17%) CISA
4 11 (47.83%) GCIA
4 11 (47.83%) Network Security
5 9 (39.13%) CISM
5 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 9 (39.13%) Business Continuity
6 8 (34.78%) Security+ Certification
6 8 (34.78%) SSCP
6 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (30.43%) GCIH
7 7 (30.43%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (26.09%) Identity Management
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (21.74%) Retail
9 5 (21.74%) CEH
9 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
9 5 (21.74%) Cryptography
9 5 (21.74%) Information Management
9 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
9 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
9 5 (21.74%) CRISC
9 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
10 4 (17.39%) Wireless

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Network Security
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless Security
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.35%) TACACS
6 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Military
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
1 12 (52.17%) Security Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Information Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Information Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.35%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (21.74%) Cryptography
4 3 (13.04%) PKI
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Information Security
2 9 (39.13%) Business Continuity
3 6 (26.09%) Identity Management
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 5 (21.74%) Information Management
4 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
4 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) Cyber Security
5 4 (17.39%) Password Management
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) OWASP
7 2 (8.70%) Product Marketing
7 2 (8.70%) Computer Security
7 2 (8.70%) ISMS
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) CISSP
2 12 (52.17%) CISA
3 11 (47.83%) GCIA
4 9 (39.13%) CISM
5 8 (34.78%) Security+ Certification
5 8 (34.78%) SSCP
6 7 (30.43%) Degree
6 7 (30.43%) GCIH
7 5 (21.74%) CEH
7 5 (21.74%) CRISC
8 4 (17.39%) GCED
8 4 (17.39%) GCWN
9 3 (13.04%) GIAC
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.04%) OSCP
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) ISACA
10 2 (8.70%) PCI QSA
10 2 (8.70%) CCNA
10 2 (8.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (17.39%) COBIT
4 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (8.70%) SLA
4 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
1 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Juniper
1 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
2 2 (8.70%) Qualys
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
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