Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GSEC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 788 890
Rank change year-on-year +21 +102 +31
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 75 51 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.100% 0.067% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.28% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 67 45 11
London median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% +23.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £126,500 £85,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +5.00%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16895 18344 22568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.42% 24.07% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12618 15244 18397
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for GSEC in London

GSEC
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for GSEC in London

GSEC
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSEC in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GSEC in London

GSEC
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +18 6 £70,000 +12.00%
GSEC
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 57 (76.00%) SIEM
2 56 (74.67%) GIAC
3 53 (70.67%) Information Security
4 51 (68.00%) CISSP
5 44 (58.67%) Symantec
5 44 (58.67%) Nessus
6 41 (54.67%) Palo Alto
7 38 (50.67%) CyberArk
7 38 (50.67%) Finance
7 38 (50.67%) CISM
8 37 (49.33%) Security Operations
9 33 (44.00%) CISA
10 32 (42.67%) McAfee
10 32 (42.67%) Banking
10 32 (42.67%) GISF
10 32 (42.67%) McAfee ePO
10 32 (42.67%) Splunk
11 31 (41.33%) Linux
12 30 (40.00%) SCCM
12 30 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 30 (40.00%) SailPoint
12 30 (40.00%) Aveksa
13 28 (37.33%) Analytics
13 28 (37.33%) LogRhythm
13 28 (37.33%) Nexpose
14 25 (33.33%) Qualys
15 23 (30.67%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 22 (29.33%) AlienVault
16 22 (29.33%) Security Monitoring

GSEC
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) Network Security
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (6.67%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) DNS
5 4 (5.33%) BGP
5 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
5 4 (5.33%) OSPF
5 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.00%) Internet
6 3 (4.00%) IPsec
6 3 (4.00%) SSL
6 3 (4.00%) VPN
6 3 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (50.67%) Finance
2 32 (42.67%) Banking
3 14 (18.67%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Games
5 3 (4.00%) Law
6 2 (2.67%) Advertising
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 18 (24.00%) Security Analyst
3 16 (21.33%) Security Manager
4 15 (20.00%) Finance Manager
4 15 (20.00%) Information Manager
4 15 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
5 12 (16.00%) Head of Finance
5 12 (16.00%) Head of Information
5 12 (16.00%) Head of Information Security
5 12 (16.00%) Head of Security
6 10 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 10 (13.33%) Technical Manager
7 8 (10.67%) Technical Leader
8 7 (9.33%) Architect
8 7 (9.33%) Security Architect
9 6 (8.00%) Operations Manager
9 6 (8.00%) Security Operations Manager
9 6 (8.00%) Security Specialist
9 6 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.00%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.33%) Linux
2 14 (18.67%) Windows
3 12 (16.00%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (76.00%) SIEM
2 53 (70.67%) Information Security
3 37 (49.33%) Security Operations
4 30 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 28 (37.33%) Analytics
6 23 (30.67%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (29.33%) Security Monitoring
7 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (24.00%) Security Architecture
9 17 (22.67%) Incident Management
9 17 (22.67%) Open Source
10 16 (21.33%) Performance Management
10 16 (21.33%) Privileged Access Management
11 13 (17.33%) Malware Analysis
12 12 (16.00%) Forensic Analysis
13 11 (14.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (14.67%) Threat Intelligence
14 10 (13.33%) Risk Management
15 9 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) Python
4 2 (2.67%) Bourne shell
4 2 (2.67%) C
4 2 (2.67%) Korn
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) Ruby
4 2 (2.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (74.67%) GIAC
2 51 (68.00%) CISSP
3 38 (50.67%) CISM
4 33 (44.00%) CISA
5 32 (42.67%) GISF
6 19 (25.33%) CEH
7 17 (22.67%) GCIH
8 15 (20.00%) Degree
9 11 (14.67%) GCIA
10 10 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (10.67%) SANS
12 7 (9.33%) CCNA
12 7 (9.33%) GCED
13 6 (8.00%) CREST Certified
13 6 (8.00%) GCFA
14 5 (6.67%) CCENT
14 5 (6.67%) MCSA
14 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (2.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.67%) GDPR
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) COBIT
3 1 (1.33%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.33%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (58.67%) Nessus
2 32 (42.67%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (40.00%) SCCM
4 28 (37.33%) Nexpose
5 16 (21.33%) Core Impact
5 16 (21.33%) OpenVAS
5 16 (21.33%) PowerBroker
5 16 (21.33%) QRadar
5 16 (21.33%) RSA Security Analytics
5 16 (21.33%) WSUS
6 12 (16.00%) EnCase
6 12 (16.00%) Nmap
7 7 (9.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (8.00%) Suricata
9 1 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 44 (58.67%) Symantec
2 41 (54.67%) Palo Alto
3 38 (50.67%) CyberArk
4 32 (42.67%) McAfee
4 32 (42.67%) Splunk
5 30 (40.00%) Aveksa
6 28 (37.33%) LogRhythm
7 25 (33.33%) Qualys
8 22 (29.33%) AlienVault
9 16 (21.33%) ArcSight
9 16 (21.33%) Bomgar
9 16 (21.33%) SolarWinds
10 13 (17.33%) Cisco
11 12 (16.00%) Rapid7
12 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.00%) Sophos
14 2 (2.67%) Intel
14 2 (2.67%) Proofpoint
15 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint