Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GSEC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1064 1099 1229
Rank change year-on-year +35 +130 +49
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 110 99 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.056% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.21% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 96 92 26
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £41,375 £45,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £75,000 £70,625
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +5.00%

GSEC 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 40677 46646 55891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.99% 26.16% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31496 37719 44878
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GSEC in England

GSEC
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GSEC in England

GSEC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSEC in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GSEC in England

GSEC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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 +51 76 £80,000 +23.08% 2
South East +31 12 £37,000 -38.33% 2
North of England +24 11 £60,000 +62.16% 4
Yorkshire +26 6 £62,500 +68.92%
South West +8 5 £47,500 -2.06%
North East - 4 £28,000 - 1
Midlands +31 3 £28,000 -34.12% 1
East of England +6 3 £62,500 +38.89%
West Midlands - 3 £28,000 - 1
North West - 1 £32,500 - 3
GSEC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 77 (70.00%) SIEM
2 75 (68.18%) CISSP
3 66 (60.00%) Information Security
4 64 (58.18%) GIAC
5 46 (41.82%) CISM
6 45 (40.91%) Symantec
6 45 (40.91%) Nessus
7 44 (40.00%) Security Operations
8 42 (38.18%) Palo Alto
8 42 (38.18%) CISA
8 42 (38.18%) Finance
9 40 (36.36%) CEH
10 39 (35.45%) Splunk
10 39 (35.45%) CyberArk
11 38 (34.55%) Firewall
12 37 (33.64%) Linux
12 37 (33.64%) Cybersecurity
13 33 (30.00%) GISF
14 32 (29.09%) Banking
14 32 (29.09%) McAfee
14 32 (29.09%) LogRhythm
14 32 (29.09%) Vulnerability Management
14 32 (29.09%) McAfee ePO
14 32 (29.09%) Security Monitoring
15 31 (28.18%) Network Security
16 30 (27.27%) SCCM
16 30 (27.27%) SailPoint
16 30 (27.27%) Aveksa
17 29 (26.36%) Analytics
17 29 (26.36%) Nexpose

GSEC
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:

Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.55%) Firewall
2 31 (28.18%) Network Security
3 8 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.45%) DHCP
4 6 (5.45%) DNS
5 5 (4.55%) BGP
5 5 (4.55%) EIGRP
5 5 (4.55%) OSPF
6 4 (3.64%) Internet
6 4 (3.64%) IPsec
6 4 (3.64%) SSL
6 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.64%) VPN
6 4 (3.64%) Wireless
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (38.18%) Finance
2 32 (29.09%) Banking
3 14 (12.73%) Legal
4 5 (4.55%) Games
5 3 (2.73%) Law
5 3 (2.73%) Military
6 2 (1.82%) Advertising
6 2 (1.82%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (44.55%) Analyst
2 34 (30.91%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.45%) Security Manager
4 15 (13.64%) Finance Manager
4 15 (13.64%) Information Manager
4 15 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
5 13 (11.82%) Head of Information
5 13 (11.82%) Head of Information Security
5 13 (11.82%) Head of Security
6 12 (10.91%) Head of Finance
7 10 (9.09%) Architect
7 10 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Security Architect
7 10 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Technical Manager
8 9 (8.18%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Network Security Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Technical Leader
10 7 (6.36%) Network Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.27%) SailPoint
2 3 (2.73%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Management Information System
2 16 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.55%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.36%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.73%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.73%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.82%) Fintech
7 1 (0.91%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.64%) Linux
2 19 (17.27%) Windows
3 13 (11.82%) Kali Linux
4 6 (5.45%) Unix
5 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (70.00%) SIEM
2 66 (60.00%) Information Security
3 44 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 37 (33.64%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (29.09%) Security Monitoring
5 32 (29.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 29 (26.36%) Analytics
7 27 (24.55%) Incident Management
8 25 (22.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 24 (21.82%) Security Architecture
10 18 (16.36%) Open Source
10 18 (16.36%) Threat Intelligence
11 17 (15.45%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (14.55%) Performance Management
12 16 (14.55%) Privileged Access Management
12 16 (14.55%) Web Filtering
13 15 (13.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 13 (11.82%) Forensic Analysis
14 13 (11.82%) ITIL
14 13 (11.82%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.27%) SQL
3 4 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (1.82%) Bourne shell
4 2 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.82%) Korn
4 2 (1.82%) Perl
4 2 (1.82%) Ruby
4 2 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (68.18%) CISSP
2 64 (58.18%) GIAC
3 46 (41.82%) CISM
4 42 (38.18%) CISA
5 40 (36.36%) CEH
6 33 (30.00%) GISF
7 27 (24.55%) GCIH
8 20 (18.18%) DV Cleared
8 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 19 (17.27%) SC Cleared
10 16 (14.55%) GCIA
11 15 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (13.64%) Degree
12 14 (12.73%) SANS
13 13 (11.82%) CCNA
14 10 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (8.18%) CompTIA Security+
15 9 (8.18%) Security+ Certification
16 7 (6.36%) GCED
16 7 (6.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.82%) GDPR
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.91%) COBIT
3 1 (0.91%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.91%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) Snort
3 6 (5.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (40.91%) Nessus
2 32 (29.09%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (27.27%) SCCM
4 29 (26.36%) Nexpose
5 16 (14.55%) Core Impact
5 16 (14.55%) OpenVAS
5 16 (14.55%) PowerBroker
5 16 (14.55%) QRadar
5 16 (14.55%) RSA Security Analytics
5 16 (14.55%) WSUS
6 13 (11.82%) EnCase
6 13 (11.82%) Nmap
7 7 (6.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (6.36%) Suricata
8 4 (3.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (2.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 45 (40.91%) Symantec
2 42 (38.18%) Palo Alto
3 39 (35.45%) CyberArk
3 39 (35.45%) Splunk
4 32 (29.09%) LogRhythm
4 32 (29.09%) McAfee
5 30 (27.27%) Aveksa
6 26 (23.64%) Qualys
7 23 (20.91%) AlienVault
8 19 (17.27%) Cisco
9 18 (16.36%) ArcSight
10 16 (14.55%) Bomgar
10 16 (14.55%) SolarWinds
11 13 (11.82%) Rapid7
12 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.36%) Sophos
12 7 (6.36%) Sun
13 2 (1.82%) Intel
13 2 (1.82%) Proofpoint
14 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint