Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 830 1018 1095
Rank change year-on-year +188 +77 -41
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 33 65 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.049% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 50 56
Median annual salary £82,500 £62,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.06% +3.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £47,000 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £82,500 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +34.15% +2.50% -7.69%

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 17,866 33,287 38,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 24.86% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,103 23,857 29,078
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,272
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.48% +9.49%

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GSEC in England

GSEC
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GSEC in England.

Salary trend for GSEC in England

GSEC
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GSEC in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +130 14 £82,500 +10.00%
South East +126 10 £60,000 +33.33%
North of England +109 4 £50,000 -4.76%
Midlands +90 4 - -
West Midlands +73 4 - -
North West +68 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
East of England +66 1 £62,500 +38.89%
GSEC
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT jobs citing GSEC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 25 (75.76%) CISSP
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 24 (72.73%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (60.61%) SIEM
4 18 (54.55%) CEH
5 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
6 15 (45.45%) Firewall
6 15 (45.45%) Network Security
7 14 (42.42%) CISM
7 14 (42.42%) Threat Intelligence
8 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
10 10 (30.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
11 9 (27.27%) Windows
11 9 (27.27%) CCSP
11 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (24.24%) Web Filtering
12 8 (24.24%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (24.24%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) ISMS
12 8 (24.24%) Qualys
12 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
13 7 (21.21%) GIAC
13 7 (21.21%) SANS
13 7 (21.21%) Malware Analysis
14 6 (18.18%) ArcSight

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 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Azure
2 4 (12.12%) AWS
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.03%) GCP
4 1 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Serverless
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) Firewall
1 15 (45.45%) Network Security
2 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.15%) VPN
4 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (9.09%) HTTP
5 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
6 2 (6.06%) IPsec
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) DNS
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.06%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Security Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) CyberArk Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Information Security
2 24 (72.73%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (60.61%) SIEM
4 14 (42.42%) Threat Intelligence
5 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 10 (30.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 9 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
7 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (24.24%) ISMS
8 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (24.24%) Web Filtering
9 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
9 7 (21.21%) Malware Analysis
10 6 (18.18%) Data Management
10 6 (18.18%) Email Filtering
10 6 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
11 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (15.15%) Information Management
12 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.03%) Python
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) CISSP
2 18 (54.55%) CEH
3 14 (42.42%) CISM
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 9 (27.27%) CCSP
7 8 (24.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (21.21%) GIAC
8 7 (21.21%) SANS
9 6 (18.18%) GCIH
9 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) SSCP
11 4 (12.12%) GCIA
11 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
12 3 (9.09%) CCNP
12 3 (9.09%) Degree
13 2 (6.06%) CASP
13 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
14 1 (3.03%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (9.09%) NIST
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (6.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nessus
2 2 (6.06%) Nmap
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Qualys
2 6 (18.18%) ArcSight
2 6 (18.18%) LogRhythm
3 4 (12.12%) Darktrace
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Acunetix
5 2 (6.06%) Carbon Black
5 2 (6.06%) CyberArk
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) McAfee
5 2 (6.06%) Rapid7
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) VMware