Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 747 792
Rank change year-on-year +12 +45 +57
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 74 110 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 53 82 86
London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £46,500 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £89,750 £83,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £58,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.38% -2.08% -

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 15,340 16,977 19,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.57% 22.79% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11,362 12,604 15,981
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 September 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 23 September 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 -54 8 £67,500 +3.85% 5
West London +18 1 £50,000 +17.65% 4
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 51 (68.92%) CISSP
2 49 (66.22%) CEH
3 40 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (50.00%) Linux
5 36 (48.65%) SIEM
6 31 (41.89%) Firewall
7 30 (40.54%) OSCP
8 29 (39.19%) Malware Analysis
9 27 (36.49%) Security Operations
10 25 (33.78%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (33.78%) Machine Learning
10 25 (33.78%) Analytics
10 25 (33.78%) Network Security
11 24 (32.43%) TippingPoint
11 24 (32.43%) Hadoop
11 24 (32.43%) Sourcefire
11 24 (32.43%) Snort
11 24 (32.43%) Apache
11 24 (32.43%) Big Data
11 24 (32.43%) HDFS
11 24 (32.43%) Apache Spark
11 24 (32.43%) Event Correlation
11 24 (32.43%) Suricata
12 23 (31.08%) Information Security
12 23 (31.08%) GCIA
13 22 (29.73%) Degree
13 22 (29.73%) Security Operations Centre
14 21 (28.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 19 (25.68%) Bash Shell
15 19 (25.68%) GIAC

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 24 (32.43%) Apache
1 24 (32.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (41.89%) Firewall
2 25 (33.78%) Network Security
3 24 (32.43%) Sourcefire
4 19 (25.68%) TCP/IP
5 14 (18.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (13.51%) DNS
7 8 (10.81%) HTTP
7 8 (10.81%) SMTP
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (5.41%) FTP
8 4 (5.41%) Internet
9 2 (2.70%) IPsec
9 2 (2.70%) SSL
9 2 (2.70%) VPN
10 1 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) Big Data
1 24 (32.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Analyst
2 17 (22.97%) Security Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Security Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Incident Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Incident Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) IT Security Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Security Incident Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (21.62%) Regular Expression
3 13 (17.57%) PCRE
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (2.70%) BYOD
6 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.70%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.70%) Fintech
6 2 (2.70%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (22.97%) Windows
3 8 (10.81%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Kali Linux
4 6 (8.11%) VMS
5 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (48.65%) SIEM
3 29 (39.19%) Malware Analysis
4 27 (36.49%) Security Operations
5 25 (33.78%) Analytics
5 25 (33.78%) Machine Learning
6 24 (32.43%) Event Correlation
7 23 (31.08%) Information Security
8 21 (28.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 18 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (18.92%) Risk Management
11 13 (17.57%) Computer Forensics
11 13 (17.57%) Identity Access Management
11 13 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (16.22%) Cyber Intelligence
12 12 (16.22%) Forensic Analysis
12 12 (16.22%) Threat Intelligence
13 11 (14.86%) Artificial Intelligence
13 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) Bash Shell
1 19 (25.68%) Python
2 15 (20.27%) Ruby
3 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (68.92%) CISSP
2 49 (66.22%) CEH
3 30 (40.54%) OSCP
4 23 (31.08%) GCIA
5 22 (29.73%) Degree
6 19 (25.68%) GIAC
7 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (17.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (16.22%) SANS
9 11 (14.86%) GCFA
10 10 (13.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (13.51%) CCSP
10 10 (13.51%) CHFI
11 7 (9.46%) ECIH
11 7 (9.46%) GREM
12 6 (8.11%) OSCE
13 5 (6.76%) CFCE
13 5 (6.76%) CISM
13 5 (6.76%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (6.76%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.86%) GPG13
3 4 (5.41%) NIST 800
4 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (32.43%) HDFS
1 24 (32.43%) Snort
2 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (32.43%) Suricata
2 17 (22.97%) QRadar
3 10 (13.51%) CSIRT
4 7 (9.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (8.11%) Nessus
5 6 (8.11%) Nmap
5 6 (8.11%) OpenVAS
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) TippingPoint
2 18 (24.32%) Splunk
3 17 (22.97%) AlienVault
3 17 (22.97%) LogRhythm
4 11 (14.86%) ArcSight
4 11 (14.86%) FireEye
4 11 (14.86%) Fortinet
4 11 (14.86%) Palo Alto
4 11 (14.86%) Sophos
5 10 (13.51%) Qualys
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) Google
7 2 (2.70%) Sun
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.35%) Twitter