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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 893 943
Rank change year-on-year +94 +50  
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 66 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.086% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 65 15 9
Median salary £80,000 £62,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% +35.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £41,700
10% offered a salary of more than £125,000 £85,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £57,500 £39,750
% change year-on-year +19.56% +44.65%  

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 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 20516 24488 28089
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.55% 26.50% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16083 20063 22454
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +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%  

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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 +77 57 £85,000 +7.93% 6
South East +42 5 £80,000 +33.33%
South West -6 2 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North West - 1 £32,500 -
East of England - 1 £85,000 -
GSEC
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 86 (77.48%) CISSP
2 76 (68.47%) Information Security
3 73 (65.77%) SIEM
4 71 (63.96%) CISM
5 67 (60.36%) Linux
6 66 (59.46%) GIAC
7 62 (55.86%) Finance
8 55 (49.55%) Symantec
9 54 (48.65%) Nessus
9 54 (48.65%) CEH
9 54 (48.65%) CyberArk
10 53 (47.75%) Security Operations
11 48 (43.24%) Banking
12 45 (40.54%) Palo Alto
12 45 (40.54%) Security Monitoring
13 43 (38.74%) CISA
14 42 (37.84%) Incident Management
15 41 (36.94%) GISF
16 40 (36.04%) McAfee
16 40 (36.04%) Splunk
16 40 (36.04%) McAfee ePO
17 38 (34.23%) GCIH
18 37 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
19 36 (32.43%) Qualys
20 35 (31.53%) SANS
21 34 (30.63%) Malware Analysis
22 33 (29.73%) Analytics
22 33 (29.73%) GCIA
23 32 (28.83%) SCCM
23 32 (28.83%) Kalman Filter

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.93%) Intrusion Detection
2 29 (26.13%) Network Security
3 24 (21.62%) Firewall
4 12 (10.81%) DHCP
4 12 (10.81%) DNS
5 11 (9.91%) BGP
5 11 (9.91%) EIGRP
5 11 (9.91%) Internet
5 11 (9.91%) IPsec
5 11 (9.91%) OSPF
5 11 (9.91%) SSL
5 11 (9.91%) VPN
5 11 (9.91%) Wireless
6 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.90%) CouchDB
1 1 (0.90%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.90%) MySQL
1 1 (0.90%) Neo4j
1 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Metasploit
General
1 62 (55.86%) Finance
2 48 (43.24%) Banking
3 11 (9.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Games
4 1 (0.90%) Law
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (46.85%) Analyst
2 28 (25.23%) Security Analyst
3 23 (20.72%) Monitoring Analyst
4 20 (18.02%) Malware Analyst
5 15 (13.51%) Finance Manager
5 15 (13.51%) Network Security Analyst
5 15 (13.51%) Security Manager
6 14 (12.61%) Head of Information
6 14 (12.61%) Head of Information Security
6 14 (12.61%) Head of Security
6 14 (12.61%) Network Analyst
6 14 (12.61%) Security Engineer
7 13 (11.71%) Head of Finance
8 12 (10.81%) Information Manager
8 12 (10.81%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (10.81%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 11 (9.91%) Cisco Analyst
9 11 (9.91%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 11 (9.91%) Technical Leader
9 11 (9.91%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.03%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.90%) HTML
2 1 (0.90%) HTML5
2 1 (0.90%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.83%) Security Operations Centre
2 28 (25.23%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.01%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.80%) Fintech
8 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.90%) e-Health
8 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 67 (60.36%) Linux
2 30 (27.03%) Windows
3 27 (24.32%) Unix
4 14 (12.61%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.80%) CentOS
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (68.47%) Information Security
2 73 (65.77%) SIEM
3 53 (47.75%) Security Operations
4 45 (40.54%) Security Monitoring
5 42 (37.84%) Incident Management
6 37 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (30.63%) Malware Analysis
8 33 (29.73%) Analytics
9 32 (28.83%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (27.93%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (23.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (22.52%) Threat Analysis
14 24 (21.62%) Attack Monitoring
15 22 (19.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 21 (18.92%) Computer Security
16 21 (18.92%) Malware Detection/Protection
17 19 (17.12%) Performance Management
18 16 (14.41%) Privileged Access Management
19 15 (13.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.61%) Python
3 13 (11.71%) Perl
4 11 (9.91%) Ruby
5 10 (9.01%) Bourne shell
5 10 (9.01%) Korn
6 5 (4.50%) SQL
7 3 (2.70%) C
8 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) Go
9 1 (0.90%) Haskell
9 1 (0.90%) Java
9 1 (0.90%) R
9 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (77.48%) CISSP
2 71 (63.96%) CISM
3 66 (59.46%) GIAC
4 54 (48.65%) CEH
5 43 (38.74%) CISA
6 41 (36.94%) GISF
7 38 (34.23%) GCIH
8 35 (31.53%) SANS
9 33 (29.73%) GCIA
10 31 (27.93%) GCED
11 7 (6.31%) CCNA
11 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (6.31%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (6.31%) CREST Certified
11 7 (6.31%) GCFA
11 7 (6.31%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (4.50%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.60%) Degree
13 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Snort
2 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Docker
3 1 (0.90%) KVM
3 1 (0.90%) LXC
3 1 (0.90%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (48.65%) Nessus
2 40 (36.04%) McAfee ePO
3 32 (28.83%) SCCM
4 28 (25.23%) Nexpose
5 24 (21.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (12.61%) Core Impact
6 14 (12.61%) EnCase
6 14 (12.61%) Nmap
6 14 (12.61%) OpenVAS
6 14 (12.61%) PowerBroker
6 14 (12.61%) QRadar
6 14 (12.61%) RSA Security Analytics
6 14 (12.61%) WSUS
7 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.80%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.90%) Mesos
Vendors
1 55 (49.55%) Symantec
2 54 (48.65%) CyberArk
3 45 (40.54%) Palo Alto
4 40 (36.04%) McAfee
4 40 (36.04%) Splunk
5 36 (32.43%) Qualys
6 30 (27.03%) Aveksa
7 29 (26.13%) LogRhythm
8 26 (23.42%) AlienVault
9 16 (14.41%) ArcSight
10 15 (13.51%) Cisco
11 14 (12.61%) Bomgar
11 14 (12.61%) Rapid7
11 14 (12.61%) SolarWinds
12 12 (10.81%) Sophos
13 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
14 1 (0.90%) Pegasus
14 1 (0.90%) Proofpoint
14 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago