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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Rank 921 933 908
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 22 1 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.001% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.003% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 16
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £37,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £42,000

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
28495 29072 28437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.98% 27.68% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22780 23211 22322
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

GSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

GSEC
Top 14 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 14 February 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 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 +27 22 £50,000 +33.33% 1
South East - 8 £50,000 -
London +14 7 £80,000 +113.33% 1
West Sussex - 6 £50,000 -
Crawley - 6 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £45,000 -
Chesterfield - 4 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £70,000 -
South West - 2 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -

GSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 48 (80.00%) CISSP
2 42 (70.00%) Information Security
3 32 (53.33%) CISA
4 31 (51.67%) Management Information System
4 31 (51.67%) Linux
5 30 (50.00%) Degree
6 29 (48.33%) Windows
7 28 (46.67%) Network Security
8 27 (45.00%) CEH
9 26 (43.33%) Computer Science
10 23 (38.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (23.33%) Identity Access Management
12 13 (21.67%) Relational Database
13 12 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (18.33%) Data Protection
14 11 (18.33%) VMware
15 10 (16.67%) Firewall
15 10 (16.67%) Citrix
16 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (13.33%) SIEM
16 8 (13.33%) SANS
17 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
17 7 (11.67%) CCNA
18 6 (10.00%) Military
18 6 (10.00%) Data Security
18 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 6 (10.00%) Java
18 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
18 6 (10.00%) GCIH
18 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act

GSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 28 (46.67%) Network Security
2 10 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
General
1 6 (10.00%) Military
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (56.67%) Security Engineer
2 25 (41.67%) Information Security Engineer
3 21 (35.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 18 (30.00%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 13 (21.67%) IT Engineer
5 13 (21.67%) IT Security Engineer
6 9 (15.00%) Analyst
6 9 (15.00%) Security Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Information Officer
8 6 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
8 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Security Officer
9 5 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 5 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (51.67%) Management Information System
2 26 (43.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (8.33%) Credit Risk
4 5 (8.33%) Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.67%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (51.67%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Information Security
2 23 (38.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 14 (23.33%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (18.33%) Data Protection
5 8 (13.33%) SIEM
6 6 (10.00%) Data Security
7 5 (8.33%) BPMN
7 5 (8.33%) OO
7 5 (8.33%) OOD
7 5 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 5 (8.33%) UML
8 4 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (6.67%) Computer Security
8 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.67%) SDLC
8 4 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (80.00%) CISSP
2 32 (53.33%) CISA
3 30 (50.00%) Degree
4 27 (45.00%) CEH
5 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (13.33%) SANS
6 7 (11.67%) CCNA
7 6 (10.00%) GCIH
8 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (6.67%) CISM
9 4 (6.67%) GCIA
9 4 (6.67%) GISF
10 3 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (5.00%) GCED
10 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (3.33%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.33%) CASP
11 2 (3.33%) CCIE
11 2 (3.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) QRadar
2 1 (1.67%) Nessus
2 1 (1.67%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) VMware
2 10 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (10.00%) F5
3 6 (10.00%) IronPort
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.33%) ArcSight
4 5 (8.33%) Sybase
5 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.67%) Apple
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) Imperva
6 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.67%) Splunk
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec
6 1 (1.67%) Tufin
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