The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK / England
Rank 693 800 876
Rank change year-on-year +107 +76  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 144 129 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.48% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 94 109 48
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,856 £47,500 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £58,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.89% +30.55%  

GCIH is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19760 26718 27393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.77% 27.59% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15699 21625 21676
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GCIH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in England

GCIH
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCIH in England.

Salary trend for GCIH in England

GCIH
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in England

GCIH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
London +104 95 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South West +20 20 £42,500 -30.89% 1
South East +73 13 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands +40 12 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North West -15 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
GCIH
UK

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing GCIH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 164 (69.49%) GCIA
2 155 (65.68%) Information Security
3 141 (59.75%) Windows
4 140 (59.32%) Cybersecurity
5 135 (57.20%) CISSP
6 132 (55.93%) SIEM
7 130 (55.08%) GIAC
8 120 (50.85%) Linux
9 110 (46.61%) Security Operations
10 108 (45.76%) Firewall
11 100 (42.37%) SANS
12 83 (35.17%) Vulnerability Management
13 82 (34.75%) Unix
14 75 (31.78%) TCP/IP
15 71 (30.08%) CEH
16 67 (28.39%) Malware Analysis
17 66 (27.97%) Intrusion Detection
17 66 (27.97%) Network Security
18 64 (27.12%) Security Operations Centre
19 58 (24.58%) Finance
20 57 (24.15%) Risk Management
21 56 (23.73%) Security Monitoring
22 55 (23.31%) Management Information System
22 55 (23.31%) CISM
23 54 (22.88%) Penetration Testing
24 52 (22.03%) Computer Security
25 46 (19.49%) Information Assurance
25 46 (19.49%) ArcSight
26 42 (17.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 40 (16.95%) Cyberthreat

GCIH
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.93%) IIS
2 11 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.12%) Apache
3 5 (2.12%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.76%) Firewall
2 75 (31.78%) TCP/IP
3 66 (27.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 66 (27.97%) Network Security
4 32 (13.56%) Wireshark
5 24 (10.17%) DNS
6 21 (8.90%) DHCP
6 21 (8.90%) ICMP
7 19 (8.05%) SNMP
7 19 (8.05%) SSL
8 16 (6.78%) Internet
9 15 (6.36%) LAN
9 15 (6.36%) WAN
10 13 (5.51%) ADSL
10 13 (5.51%) Ethernet
10 13 (5.51%) IPsec
10 13 (5.51%) ISDN
10 13 (5.51%) MPLS
10 13 (5.51%) PSTN
10 13 (5.51%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.05%) Big Data
2 6 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.12%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.12%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 58 (24.58%) Finance
2 21 (8.90%) Legal
3 11 (4.66%) Military
4 10 (4.24%) Banking
5 5 (2.12%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.27%) German Language
8 2 (0.85%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 146 (61.86%) Analyst
2 84 (35.59%) Security Analyst
3 60 (25.42%) SOC Analyst
4 43 (18.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 30 (12.71%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (11.02%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (8.47%) Malware Analyst
8 15 (6.36%) Consultant
9 14 (5.93%) Administrator
9 14 (5.93%) Network Engineer
9 14 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) Windows Administrator
10 13 (5.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 13 (5.51%) Security Consultant
11 12 (5.08%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 11 (4.66%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 10 (4.24%) SIEM Analyst
14 9 (3.81%) Forensic Consultant
14 9 (3.81%) Junior
14 9 (3.81%) Security Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.51%) .NET
1 13 (5.51%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.66%) HTML
3 6 (2.54%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.12%) PCRE
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (27.12%) Security Operations Centre
2 55 (23.31%) Management Information System
3 40 (16.95%) Cyberthreat
4 36 (15.25%) Data Centre
5 16 (6.78%) Cyber Attack
6 15 (6.36%) iPad
7 14 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (5.51%) Driving Licence
9 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.97%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.54%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.27%) CESG
12 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.42%) PKI
13 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 141 (59.75%) Windows
2 120 (50.85%) Linux
3 82 (34.75%) Unix
4 17 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.81%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.12%) CentOS
10 4 (1.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (65.68%) Information Security
2 140 (59.32%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (55.93%) SIEM
4 110 (46.61%) Security Operations
5 83 (35.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 67 (28.39%) Malware Analysis
7 57 (24.15%) Risk Management
8 56 (23.73%) Security Monitoring
9 54 (22.88%) Penetration Testing
10 52 (22.03%) Computer Security
11 46 (19.49%) Information Assurance
12 42 (17.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 39 (16.53%) ITIL
14 35 (14.83%) Forensic Analysis
14 35 (14.83%) Incident Management
15 31 (13.14%) Threat Detection
15 31 (13.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 28 (11.86%) Analytics
16 28 (11.86%) Change Management
17 27 (11.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.68%) SQL
2 29 (12.29%) Java
3 12 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.66%) C#
5 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.97%) Python
6 5 (2.12%) Ruby
7 3 (1.27%) C
8 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 164 (69.49%) GCIA
2 135 (57.20%) CISSP
3 130 (55.08%) GIAC
4 100 (42.37%) SANS
5 71 (30.08%) CEH
6 55 (23.31%) CISM
7 38 (16.10%) Degree
8 32 (13.56%) Security Cleared
9 31 (13.14%) Network+ Certification
10 27 (11.44%) CREST Certified
10 27 (11.44%) SC Cleared
11 25 (10.59%) GCED
11 25 (10.59%) GREM
11 25 (10.59%) GSEC
12 23 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (9.32%) CNA
13 22 (9.32%) Novell Certification
14 21 (8.90%) DV Cleared
15 18 (7.63%) GCFA
16 16 (6.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.53%) PCI DSS
2 28 (11.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.69%) GPG13
6 3 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) COSO
7 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.42%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (16.53%) Snort
2 26 (11.02%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.51%) Firmware
5 5 (2.12%) HDFS
6 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 40 (16.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 34 (14.41%) CSIRT
3 26 (11.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 22 (9.32%) Nessus
5 19 (8.05%) RSA enVision
6 17 (7.20%) WSUS
7 14 (5.93%) EnCase
8 13 (5.51%) FTK
9 12 (5.08%) Nmap
9 12 (5.08%) QRadar
10 9 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (2.12%) Fluentd
12 4 (1.69%) Grafana
12 4 (1.69%) Kibana
12 4 (1.69%) logstash
13 2 (0.85%) RSA Archer
13 2 (0.85%) RSA Security Analytics
14 1 (0.42%) ArcSight ESM
14 1 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 1 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 46 (19.49%) ArcSight
2 34 (14.41%) Cisco
3 33 (13.98%) FireEye
4 26 (11.02%) LogRhythm
5 24 (10.17%) Sun
6 22 (9.32%) Microsoft
7 18 (7.63%) NetWitness
8 16 (6.78%) CheckPoint
8 16 (6.78%) Qualys
9 15 (6.36%) LogLogic
10 14 (5.93%) VMware
11 13 (5.51%) TOWER Software
12 11 (4.66%) Palo Alto
12 11 (4.66%) Splunk
13 10 (4.24%) Blue Coat
14 9 (3.81%) Intel Security
15 8 (3.39%) Dell
15 8 (3.39%) Sourcefire
16 6 (2.54%) BeyondTrust
16 6 (2.54%) Oracle
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