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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 805 905
Rank change year-on-year +37 +100  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 99 100 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.41% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 76 83 48
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,600 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £101,500
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76%  

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 20663 24209 28466
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.57% 26.55% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16207 19826 22770
Median salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +13 50 £65,000 - 5
South West -2 17 £47,500 +2.70%
North West -23 15 £72,500 +62.01% 1
West Midlands +19 9 £42,500 +13.33%
South East +55 8 £80,000 +60.00% 2
GCIH
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 165 (68.18%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (67.36%) Information Security
3 160 (66.12%) GCIA
4 132 (54.55%) Linux
5 125 (51.65%) Windows
5 125 (51.65%) CISSP
5 125 (51.65%) GIAC
6 110 (45.45%) SIEM
7 105 (43.39%) SANS
8 100 (41.32%) Unix
9 98 (40.50%) Firewall
10 94 (38.84%) Security Operations
11 76 (31.40%) Network Security
12 67 (27.69%) Security Monitoring
13 66 (27.27%) Security Operations Centre
13 66 (27.27%) Malware Analysis
14 64 (26.45%) TCP/IP
15 60 (24.79%) CISM
15 60 (24.79%) CEH
16 57 (23.55%) Intrusion Detection
16 57 (23.55%) ArcSight
17 55 (22.73%) Snort
17 55 (22.73%) Finance
18 54 (22.31%) Security Cleared
19 53 (21.90%) Computer Security
20 52 (21.49%) Vulnerability Management
20 52 (21.49%) Cyberthreat
21 50 (20.66%) CREST Certified
21 50 (20.66%) SC Cleared
22 47 (19.42%) Degree

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 3 (1.24%) Apache
1 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) IaaS
1 1 (0.41%) PaaS
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (40.50%) Firewall
2 76 (31.40%) Network Security
3 64 (26.45%) TCP/IP
4 57 (23.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (17.36%) Wireshark
6 36 (14.88%) Internet
7 4 (1.65%) DHCP
7 4 (1.65%) DNS
7 4 (1.65%) ICMP
7 4 (1.65%) SSL
8 3 (1.24%) LAN
8 3 (1.24%) VoIP
8 3 (1.24%) WAN
8 3 (1.24%) Wireless
9 2 (0.83%) HTTP
9 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.83%) SNMP
9 2 (0.83%) VPN
10 1 (0.41%) IPv4
10 1 (0.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) Big Data
2 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) AppScan
1 3 (1.24%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.24%) Paros
General
1 55 (22.73%) Finance
2 26 (10.74%) Legal
3 11 (4.55%) Military
4 8 (3.31%) Banking
4 8 (3.31%) Retail
5 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 162 (66.94%) Analyst
2 90 (37.19%) Security Analyst
3 68 (28.10%) SOC Analyst
4 44 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 34 (14.05%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (11.57%) Malware Analyst
7 26 (10.74%) Monitoring Analyst
8 19 (7.85%) Consultant
8 19 (7.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 19 (7.85%) Security Consultant
9 15 (6.20%) Cybersecurity Investigator
9 15 (6.20%) Security Investigator
10 14 (5.79%) Security Incident Consultant
11 13 (5.37%) Senior Security Analyst
12 12 (4.96%) Junior
12 12 (4.96%) Vulnerability Analyst
13 11 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
14 10 (4.13%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
15 9 (3.72%) Forensic Consultant
15 9 (3.72%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.33%) .NET
2 11 (4.55%) HTML
2 11 (4.55%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.24%) PCRE
5 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (27.27%) Security Operations Centre
2 52 (21.49%) Cyberthreat
3 46 (19.01%) Management Information System
4 31 (12.81%) Cyber Attack
5 30 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (8.68%) iPad
7 14 (5.79%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.07%) Cybercrime
8 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.24%) Life Science
10 3 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) CESG
12 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.41%) PKI
12 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 132 (54.55%) Linux
2 125 (51.65%) Windows
3 100 (41.32%) Unix
4 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.24%) Android
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (68.18%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (67.36%) Information Security
3 110 (45.45%) SIEM
4 94 (38.84%) Security Operations
5 67 (27.69%) Security Monitoring
6 66 (27.27%) Malware Analysis
7 53 (21.90%) Computer Security
8 52 (21.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 44 (18.18%) Incident Management
10 43 (17.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 43 (17.77%) Threat Intelligence
10 43 (17.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 42 (17.36%) Forensic Analysis
12 39 (16.12%) Penetration Testing
13 38 (15.70%) Network Monitoring
14 35 (14.46%) Digital Forensics
14 35 (14.46%) Software Engineering
15 32 (13.22%) Coaching
16 30 (12.40%) Security Architecture
17 28 (11.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.36%) Java
2 36 (14.88%) SQL
3 12 (4.96%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.55%) C#
5 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.07%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) Ruby
7 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 160 (66.12%) GCIA
2 125 (51.65%) CISSP
2 125 (51.65%) GIAC
3 105 (43.39%) SANS
4 60 (24.79%) CEH
4 60 (24.79%) CISM
5 54 (22.31%) Security Cleared
6 50 (20.66%) CREST Certified
6 50 (20.66%) SC Cleared
7 47 (19.42%) Degree
8 42 (17.36%) DV Cleared
9 40 (16.53%) GCFA
9 40 (16.53%) GREM
10 37 (15.29%) GSEC
11 33 (13.64%) GCED
12 26 (10.74%) Network+ Certification
13 22 (9.09%) CNA
13 22 (9.09%) Novell Certification
14 18 (7.44%) GPEN
15 14 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.13%) NIST 800
3 7 (2.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.83%) GPG13
5 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) COSO
6 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 55 (22.73%) Snort
2 18 (7.44%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.31%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.24%) HDFS
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (15.29%) CSIRT
2 34 (14.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 27 (11.16%) RSA enVision
4 25 (10.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 22 (9.09%) Nmap
6 19 (7.85%) EnCase
6 19 (7.85%) FTK
7 13 (5.37%) Nessus
7 13 (5.37%) QRadar
8 9 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.65%) WebInspect
10 3 (1.24%) Fluentd
10 3 (1.24%) HP Fortify
10 3 (1.24%) Kibana
10 3 (1.24%) logstash
11 2 (0.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 1 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
12 1 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
12 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 57 (23.55%) ArcSight
2 40 (16.53%) LogRhythm
3 30 (12.40%) FireEye
4 21 (8.68%) LogLogic
4 21 (8.68%) NetWitness
4 21 (8.68%) Sun
5 20 (8.26%) Cisco
6 10 (4.13%) BeyondTrust
6 10 (4.13%) Oracle
6 10 (4.13%) Splunk
7 9 (3.72%) McAfee
8 8 (3.31%) Blue Coat
8 8 (3.31%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.31%) Dell
9 4 (1.65%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.24%) F5
10 3 (1.24%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.24%) Intel
10 3 (1.24%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.24%) TippingPoint
London
The Workshop Technologies Ltd
Salary: £negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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