Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > London
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 736 779
Rank change year-on-year -1 +43 +72
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 67 121 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.71% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 44 85 69
London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £35,850 £41,100
90th Percentile £75,000 £90,000 £89,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% -6.25% -4.00%

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 14,671 16,928 18,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.96% 22.62% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11,017 12,593 15,290
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +1.85%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -36 7 £75,000 +15.38% 2
West London +26 3 £50,000 +17.65% 3
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 45 (67.16%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (56.72%) GCIA
3 36 (53.73%) CEH
3 36 (53.73%) Linux
4 35 (52.24%) Firewall
5 34 (50.75%) CISSP
6 27 (40.30%) GIAC
7 25 (37.31%) Windows
8 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
8 24 (35.82%) SIEM
9 23 (34.33%) Malware Analysis
9 23 (34.33%) SANS
10 22 (32.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (31.34%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (29.85%) Security Operations
13 19 (28.36%) Information Security
14 18 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (26.87%) Degree
14 18 (26.87%) CSIRT
14 18 (26.87%) Regular Expression
15 17 (25.37%) OSCP
15 17 (25.37%) Forensic Analysis
16 16 (23.88%) Computer Forensics
17 15 (22.39%) Unix
17 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (20.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
18 14 (20.90%) Analytics
18 14 (20.90%) Network Security
19 13 (19.40%) Computer Security

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 10 (14.93%) Apache
1 10 (14.93%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) SaaS
3 4 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.99%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.99%) Office 365
4 2 (2.99%) OpenDNS
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (52.24%) Firewall
2 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
3 21 (31.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (20.90%) Network Security
5 10 (14.93%) Sourcefire
6 5 (7.46%) Internet
7 4 (5.97%) DNS
7 4 (5.97%) HTTP
7 4 (5.97%) SMTP
7 4 (5.97%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.49%) DMZ
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) Big Data
2 10 (14.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.49%) AppScan
2 1 (1.49%) Paros
General
1 10 (14.93%) Legal
2 4 (5.97%) Law
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Analyst
2 21 (31.34%) Security Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 15 (22.39%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (19.40%) Security Engineer
6 11 (16.42%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (16.42%) Senior Security Analyst
7 10 (14.93%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (10.45%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (10.45%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Incident Manager
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Consultant
10 4 (5.97%) Security Incident Manager
10 4 (5.97%) Security Manager
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) Regular Expression
2 11 (16.42%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (10.45%) PCRE
4 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (14.93%) Computer Science
3 10 (14.93%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.96%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (5.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.49%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (53.73%) Linux
2 25 (37.31%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) Unix
4 10 (14.93%) Kali Linux
5 6 (8.96%) VMS
6 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
6 4 (5.97%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (35.82%) SIEM
3 23 (34.33%) Malware Analysis
4 22 (32.84%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (29.85%) Security Operations
6 19 (28.36%) Information Security
7 18 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (25.37%) Forensic Analysis
9 16 (23.88%) Computer Forensics
10 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (20.90%) Analytics
11 14 (20.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 13 (19.40%) Computer Security
12 13 (19.40%) Threat Intelligence
13 12 (17.91%) Machine Learning
14 11 (16.42%) Reverse Engineering
15 10 (14.93%) E-Discovery
15 10 (14.93%) Event Correlation
15 10 (14.93%) Network Design
15 10 (14.93%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.40%) SQL
3 11 (16.42%) Python
4 9 (13.43%) Bash Shell
4 9 (13.43%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) C
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) C++
5 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (56.72%) GCIA
2 36 (53.73%) CEH
3 34 (50.75%) CISSP
4 27 (40.30%) GIAC
5 23 (34.33%) SANS
6 18 (26.87%) Degree
7 17 (25.37%) OSCP
8 11 (16.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (16.42%) GSEC
9 10 (14.93%) CHFI
9 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.45%) ECIH
10 7 (10.45%) OSCE
11 6 (8.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (8.96%) CCSP
11 6 (8.96%) CFCE
11 6 (8.96%) GCFA
11 6 (8.96%) GCFE
11 6 (8.96%) GREM
12 5 (7.46%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.97%) GDPR
3 3 (4.48%) GPG13
4 2 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Snort
2 10 (14.93%) HDFS
3 2 (2.99%) Squid
4 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (26.87%) CSIRT
2 12 (17.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 12 (17.91%) Suricata
3 11 (16.42%) QRadar
4 10 (14.93%) Nessus
5 8 (11.94%) Nmap
6 6 (8.96%) OpenVAS
7 3 (4.48%) EnCase
8 2 (2.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (2.99%) FTK
8 2 (2.99%) Nexpose
9 1 (1.49%) HP Fortify
9 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.49%) Nagios
9 1 (1.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Splunk
2 12 (17.91%) LogRhythm
3 10 (14.93%) Sun
3 10 (14.93%) TippingPoint
4 9 (13.43%) AlienVault
4 9 (13.43%) Qualys
5 6 (8.96%) ArcSight
6 5 (7.46%) FireEye
6 5 (7.46%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.97%) Google
7 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.48%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.48%) Sophos
9 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco
9 2 (2.99%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.99%) IBM
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec