Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 940 1035 1107
Rank change year-on-year +95 +72 +100
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 219 150 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.084% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 136 113 147
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,750 £32,900
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £101,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £58,750 £62,250
% change year-on-year -2.13% -5.62% +24.50%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GCIH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 129 £62,500 -10.71% 2
South East +7 26 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South West +3 22 £31,600 -43.82%
Midlands +39 21 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +26 16 £50,000 - 1
North of England - 15 £50,000 -
North West - 11 £51,500 -
East Midlands +44 5 £57,500 +27.78%
East of England +12 5 £37,500 +4.17%
North East - 4 £28,000 -
GCIH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 146 (66.67%) Information Security
2 141 (64.38%) SIEM
3 132 (60.27%) Cybersecurity
4 119 (54.34%) GIAC
5 117 (53.42%) GCIA
6 113 (51.60%) CISSP
7 102 (46.58%) Linux
8 98 (44.75%) Security Operations
9 95 (43.38%) Windows
10 83 (37.90%) Firewall
10 83 (37.90%) Network Security
11 69 (31.51%) Management Information System
11 69 (31.51%) SANS
12 63 (28.77%) Finance
13 58 (26.48%) Malware Analysis
13 58 (26.48%) Cyberthreat
14 54 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 53 (24.20%) CREST Certified
16 52 (23.74%) Information Assurance
16 52 (23.74%) Degree
17 50 (22.83%) Threat Intelligence
18 47 (21.46%) Virtual Machines
18 47 (21.46%) Security Cleared
18 47 (21.46%) Security Architecture
18 47 (21.46%) CEH
19 46 (21.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 45 (20.55%) Vulnerability Management
21 43 (19.63%) SC Cleared
21 43 (19.63%) Incident Management
22 41 (18.72%) Computer Science

GCIH
Co-occurring 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 8 (3.65%) Apache
2 7 (3.20%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) IaaS
1 1 (0.46%) PaaS
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (37.90%) Firewall
1 83 (37.90%) Network Security
2 40 (18.26%) TCP/IP
3 31 (14.16%) Internet
4 23 (10.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (4.57%) Wireshark
6 6 (2.74%) LAN
6 6 (2.74%) VoIP
6 6 (2.74%) WAN
7 5 (2.28%) Wireless
8 1 (0.46%) DNS
8 1 (0.46%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.20%) Big Data
1 7 (3.20%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) AppScan
1 5 (2.28%) Metasploit
1 5 (2.28%) Paros
General
1 63 (28.77%) Finance
2 17 (7.76%) Legal
3 11 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.74%) Law
5 5 (2.28%) Banking
5 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 143 (65.30%) Analyst
2 100 (45.66%) Security Analyst
3 39 (17.81%) SOC Analyst
4 27 (12.33%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (10.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 18 (8.22%) Consultant
7 16 (7.31%) Cisco Analyst
7 16 (7.31%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 16 (7.31%) Senior Security Analyst
8 15 (6.85%) Incident Analyst
9 14 (6.39%) Operations Analyst
9 14 (6.39%) Security Operations Analyst
10 12 (5.48%) Check Point Analyst
10 12 (5.48%) Information Analyst
10 12 (5.48%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (5.02%) Senior Incident Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) Junior
13 9 (4.11%) Incident Manager
13 9 (4.11%) IT Analyst
13 9 (4.11%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.13%) .NET
2 12 (5.48%) Web Services
3 7 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.20%) PCRE
3 7 (3.20%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (31.51%) Management Information System
2 58 (26.48%) Cyberthreat
3 41 (18.72%) Computer Science
4 37 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (12.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 20 (9.13%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (5.48%) Reinsurance
8 11 (5.02%) Cybercrime
9 7 (3.20%) iPad
9 7 (3.20%) Smart Meter
10 5 (2.28%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.37%) Life Science
12 3 (1.37%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.91%) CESG
13 2 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (0.91%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.91%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 102 (46.58%) Linux
2 95 (43.38%) Windows
3 40 (18.26%) Unix
4 5 (2.28%) Android
4 5 (2.28%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.28%) Kali Linux
4 5 (2.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (66.67%) Information Security
2 141 (64.38%) SIEM
3 132 (60.27%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (44.75%) Security Operations
5 58 (26.48%) Malware Analysis
6 52 (23.74%) Information Assurance
7 50 (22.83%) Threat Intelligence
8 47 (21.46%) Security Architecture
9 46 (21.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 45 (20.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 43 (19.63%) Incident Management
12 40 (18.26%) Security Monitoring
13 39 (17.81%) ITIL
13 39 (17.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 38 (17.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 31 (14.16%) Service Management
16 30 (13.70%) Forensic Analysis
17 29 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
18 25 (11.42%) Computer Security
18 25 (11.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.59%) Java
2 19 (8.68%) Python
3 18 (8.22%) SQL
4 16 (7.31%) Ruby
5 13 (5.94%) C
6 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.83%) Perl
8 2 (0.91%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) C#
9 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (54.34%) GIAC
2 117 (53.42%) GCIA
3 113 (51.60%) CISSP
4 69 (31.51%) SANS
5 53 (24.20%) CREST Certified
6 52 (23.74%) Degree
7 47 (21.46%) CEH
7 47 (21.46%) Security Cleared
8 43 (19.63%) SC Cleared
9 29 (13.24%) CISM
9 29 (13.24%) GCFA
10 28 (12.79%) DV Cleared
11 26 (11.87%) GSEC
12 20 (9.13%) OSCP
13 13 (5.94%) GREM
13 13 (5.94%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (5.48%) Novell Certification
15 11 (5.02%) CISA
16 10 (4.57%) GCFE
17 9 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.76%) NIST 800
3 16 (7.31%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.20%) GPG13
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 47 (21.46%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (9.59%) Snort
3 7 (3.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (18.26%) CSIRT
1 40 (18.26%) QRadar
2 30 (13.70%) Nessus
3 24 (10.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 15 (6.85%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (4.57%) Suricata
6 7 (3.20%) RSA enVision
7 6 (2.74%) EnCase
8 5 (2.28%) HP Fortify
8 5 (2.28%) Nmap
8 5 (2.28%) WebInspect
9 4 (1.83%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (1.37%) FTK
11 2 (0.91%) Fluentd
12 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 33 (15.07%) Oracle
2 25 (11.42%) BeyondTrust
2 25 (11.42%) FireEye
3 21 (9.59%) Cisco
4 19 (8.68%) McAfee
4 19 (8.68%) Splunk
5 15 (6.85%) ArcSight
5 15 (6.85%) Blue Coat
5 15 (6.85%) CheckPoint
5 15 (6.85%) Dell
5 15 (6.85%) Sun
6 14 (6.39%) Sourcefire
7 11 (5.02%) NetWitness
8 10 (4.57%) Fortinet
8 10 (4.57%) Palo Alto
8 10 (4.57%) Sophos
8 10 (4.57%) TippingPoint
9 8 (3.65%) LogRhythm
10 7 (3.20%) LogLogic
11 5 (2.28%) AlienVault