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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 859 936 973
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +37
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 48 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.10% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 3
Median salary £62,500 £52,500 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +57.89%
UK excluding London median salary £54,250 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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
24807 29886 31056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.11% 27.35% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19923 24116 24256
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 29 September 2016 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 15 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +82 48 £62,500 +19.04% 3
London +56 24 £65,000 +23.80% 2
South East +50 16 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Berkshire +26 13 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Windsor +3 9 £62,500 +19.04%
South West +5 6 £48,500 -3.00%
City of London +51 3 - -
Gloucestershire -5 3 £48,500 -3.00%
Surrey - 3 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £55,000 - 1
Bristol - 3 £50,000 -
Reading +20 1 £42,500 -43.33%
Leeds - 1 £37,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,000 -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 58 (84.06%) CISSP
2 48 (69.57%) Information Security
3 34 (49.28%) CISA
4 29 (42.03%) Management Information System
5 27 (39.13%) CISM
6 26 (37.68%) CEH
7 24 (34.78%) Windows
8 23 (33.33%) GIAC
8 23 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (33.33%) Network Security
9 22 (31.88%) Linux
10 21 (30.43%) OWASP
11 20 (28.99%) Firewall
12 19 (27.54%) PCI DSS
12 19 (27.54%) Nessus
13 17 (24.64%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (23.19%) Degree
15 15 (21.74%) SCCM
15 15 (21.74%) Retail
15 15 (21.74%) ISACA
15 15 (21.74%) SANS
16 14 (20.29%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (20.29%) GCIA
17 13 (18.84%) SIEM
17 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
18 12 (17.39%) Data Protection
18 12 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
18 12 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
18 12 (17.39%) Security Operations

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 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.33%) Network Security
2 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 12 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.35%) Internet
5 3 (4.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
General
1 15 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.35%) Military
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (65.22%) Analyst
1 45 (65.22%) Security Analyst
2 22 (31.88%) Information Analyst
2 22 (31.88%) Information Security Analyst
3 18 (26.09%) Security Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) Information Security Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) IT Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) IT Security Engineer
5 11 (15.94%) SOC Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) IT Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Consultant
8 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Firewall Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Security Consultant
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Information Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 29 (42.03%) Management Information System
2 13 (18.84%) Computer Science
3 12 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (17.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.80%) PKI
7 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Information Security
2 23 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (30.43%) OWASP
4 17 (24.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (20.29%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (18.84%) SIEM
7 12 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 12 (17.39%) Security Operations
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 7 (10.14%) SDLC
8 7 (10.14%) Security Management
8 7 (10.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Security Architecture
9 6 (8.70%) Threat Analysis
10 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.25%) Information Security Management
11 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (84.06%) CISSP
2 34 (49.28%) CISA
3 27 (39.13%) CISM
4 26 (37.68%) CEH
5 23 (33.33%) GIAC
6 16 (23.19%) Degree
7 15 (21.74%) ISACA
7 15 (21.74%) SANS
8 14 (20.29%) GCIA
9 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (13.04%) Security+ Certification
11 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
12 6 (8.70%) CCNA
12 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (8.70%) GCIH
12 6 (8.70%) GPEN
13 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
14 3 (4.35%) GCED
14 3 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.54%) PCI DSS
2 9 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.80%) COBIT
3 4 (5.80%) ISO27002
4 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (27.54%) Nessus
2 15 (21.74%) SCCM
3 7 (10.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (5.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.45%) QRadar
5 1 (1.45%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) ArcSight
2 8 (11.59%) Splunk
3 7 (10.14%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Qualys
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.35%) Juniper
7 2 (2.90%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.45%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
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