Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 727 720 753
Rank change year-on-year -7 +33 +69
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 63 120 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.100% 0.17% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.76% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37 55 61
London median annual salary £61,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.15% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £119,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £57,250 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year -0.43% +8.49% -11.67%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,614 15,817 16,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.58% 22.50% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10,130 12,289 13,844
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in London

GCIH
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for GCIH in London

GCIH
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for GCIH in London

GCIH
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Central London +5 5 £67,500 +3.85%
West London +15 3 £50,000 +11.11%
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing GCIH 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 London region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 43 (68.25%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (60.32%) GCIA
3 37 (58.73%) Linux
4 35 (55.56%) CEH
5 32 (50.79%) CISSP
6 30 (47.62%) Windows
7 29 (46.03%) Firewall
8 28 (44.44%) GIAC
8 28 (44.44%) Information Security
9 25 (39.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (39.68%) SANS
9 25 (39.68%) CSIRT
10 24 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
11 21 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
12 20 (31.75%) SIEM
12 20 (31.75%) TCP/IP
13 18 (28.57%) SQL
13 18 (28.57%) Unix
13 18 (28.57%) Computer Security
13 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
13 18 (28.57%) Regular Expression
13 18 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
14 16 (25.40%) Analytics
14 16 (25.40%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (23.81%) Strategic Thinking
15 15 (23.81%) Critical Thinking
15 15 (23.81%) Threat Detection
15 15 (23.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 15 (23.81%) E-Discovery

GCIH
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (9.52%) Apache
1 6 (9.52%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) SaaS
3 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.17%) Office 365
4 2 (3.17%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) Firewall
2 24 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (31.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.52%) Network Security
4 6 (9.52%) Sourcefire
5 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.76%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) DNS
7 2 (3.17%) HTTP
7 2 (3.17%) SMTP
8 1 (1.59%) VoIP
8 1 (1.59%) Wireless
8 1 (1.59%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Big Data
2 6 (9.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.59%) AppScan
2 1 (1.59%) Paros
General
1 15 (23.81%) Legal
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Law
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Analyst
2 24 (38.10%) Security Analyst
3 21 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 17 (26.98%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 15 (23.81%) Senior Security Analyst
6 12 (19.05%) Security Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Incident Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Security Incident Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Security Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Consultant
11 2 (3.17%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) Regular Expression
2 6 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (4.76%) PCRE
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (20.63%) Management Information System
2 12 (19.05%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (7.94%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (6.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (6.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.59%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Linux
2 30 (47.62%) Windows
3 18 (28.57%) Unix
4 8 (12.70%) Kali Linux
5 4 (6.35%) VMS
6 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.17%) Solaris
7 1 (1.59%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (68.25%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (44.44%) Information Security
3 25 (39.68%) Vulnerability Management
4 21 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 21 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
5 20 (31.75%) SIEM
6 18 (28.57%) Computer Security
6 18 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
7 16 (25.40%) Analytics
7 16 (25.40%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (23.81%) Critical Thinking
8 15 (23.81%) E-Discovery
8 15 (23.81%) Network Design
8 15 (23.81%) Strategic Thinking
8 15 (23.81%) Threat Detection
9 14 (22.22%) Security Operations
9 14 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
10 11 (17.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 10 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (15.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 18 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Python
3 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.35%) Ruby
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) C++
4 2 (3.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (60.32%) GCIA
2 35 (55.56%) CEH
3 32 (50.79%) CISSP
4 28 (44.44%) GIAC
5 25 (39.68%) SANS
6 14 (22.22%) GSEC
7 12 (19.05%) Degree
8 11 (17.46%) OSCP
9 9 (14.29%) CFCE
9 9 (14.29%) GCFA
9 9 (14.29%) GCFE
9 9 (14.29%) GREM
10 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (9.52%) CHFI
11 6 (9.52%) CREST Certified
11 6 (9.52%) EnCE
12 5 (7.94%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (7.94%) OSCE
13 4 (6.35%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.35%) GDPR
3 3 (4.76%) GPG13
4 2 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Snort
2 6 (9.52%) HDFS
3 2 (3.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (39.68%) CSIRT
2 15 (23.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (14.29%) QRadar
4 8 (12.70%) Nessus
4 8 (12.70%) Suricata
5 6 (9.52%) Nmap
6 4 (6.35%) OpenVAS
7 3 (4.76%) EnCase
8 2 (3.17%) FTK
8 2 (3.17%) Nexpose
9 1 (1.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (1.59%) HP Fortify
9 1 (1.59%) Nagios
9 1 (1.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Sun
2 10 (15.87%) LogRhythm
2 10 (15.87%) Splunk
3 7 (11.11%) AlienVault
3 7 (11.11%) Qualys
4 6 (9.52%) ArcSight
4 6 (9.52%) TippingPoint
5 5 (7.94%) FireEye
5 5 (7.94%) Palo Alto
6 4 (6.35%) Google
6 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.76%) Sophos
8 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.17%) IBM
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec