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

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 632 662
Rank change year-on-year +77 +30  
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 57 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.030% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.12% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 57 10 7
Median salary £85,000 £78,750 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.93% +71.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,875 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £132,500 £90,000 £51,250
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8433 9744 11451
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.01% 24.33% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 13104 16607 17956
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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
City of London +28 2 £80,000 - 1
GSEC
England

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 London region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 73 (76.04%) CISSP
2 70 (72.92%) SIEM
3 69 (71.88%) Information Security
4 66 (68.75%) CISM
5 65 (67.71%) Linux
6 60 (62.50%) GIAC
7 59 (61.46%) Finance
8 54 (56.25%) Symantec
8 54 (56.25%) Nessus
8 54 (56.25%) CyberArk
9 52 (54.17%) Security Operations
10 48 (50.00%) Banking
11 45 (46.88%) CEH
12 44 (45.83%) Palo Alto
12 44 (45.83%) Security Monitoring
13 41 (42.71%) CISA
14 40 (41.67%) McAfee
14 40 (41.67%) GISF
14 40 (41.67%) Incident Management
14 40 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
14 40 (41.67%) Splunk
15 36 (37.50%) Qualys
15 36 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (36.46%) GCIH
17 34 (35.42%) Malware Analysis
18 33 (34.38%) Analytics
19 32 (33.33%) SCCM
20 31 (32.29%) GCIA
20 31 (32.29%) GCED
20 31 (32.29%) Security Operations Centre

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 1 (1.04%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (21.88%) Network Security
3 14 (14.58%) Firewall
4 12 (12.50%) DHCP
4 12 (12.50%) DNS
5 11 (11.46%) BGP
5 11 (11.46%) EIGRP
5 11 (11.46%) Internet
5 11 (11.46%) IPsec
5 11 (11.46%) OSPF
5 11 (11.46%) SSL
5 11 (11.46%) VPN
5 11 (11.46%) Wireless
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 59 (61.46%) Finance
2 48 (50.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.46%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (44.79%) Analyst
2 23 (23.96%) Monitoring Analyst
3 20 (20.83%) Malware Analyst
3 20 (20.83%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Finance Manager
4 15 (15.63%) Security Manager
5 14 (14.58%) Security Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Head of Finance
6 13 (13.54%) Head of Information
6 13 (13.54%) Head of Information Security
6 13 (13.54%) Head of Security
7 12 (12.50%) Information Manager
7 12 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Cisco Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Network Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Network Security Analyst
8 11 (11.46%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 26 (27.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 65 (67.71%) Linux
2 29 (30.21%) Windows
3 27 (28.13%) Unix
4 14 (14.58%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.08%) CentOS
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.92%) SIEM
2 69 (71.88%) Information Security
3 52 (54.17%) Security Operations
4 44 (45.83%) Security Monitoring
5 40 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 36 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (35.42%) Malware Analysis
8 33 (34.38%) Analytics
9 30 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 29 (30.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (29.17%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (25.00%) Attack Monitoring
12 24 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 23 (23.96%) Threat Analysis
14 21 (21.88%) Computer Security
14 21 (21.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 19 (19.79%) Performance Management
15 19 (19.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 16 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
17 14 (14.58%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.54%) Python
3 12 (12.50%) Perl
4 10 (10.42%) Bourne shell
4 10 (10.42%) Korn
4 10 (10.42%) Ruby
5 5 (5.21%) SQL
6 2 (2.08%) C
6 2 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (76.04%) CISSP
2 66 (68.75%) CISM
3 60 (62.50%) GIAC
4 45 (46.88%) CEH
5 41 (42.71%) CISA
6 40 (41.67%) GISF
7 35 (36.46%) GCIH
8 31 (32.29%) GCED
8 31 (32.29%) GCIA
8 31 (32.29%) SANS
9 7 (7.29%) CREST Certified
9 7 (7.29%) GCFA
10 3 (3.13%) CCNA
10 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (3.13%) Degree
10 3 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (2.08%) CCSP
12 1 (1.04%) GXPN
12 1 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) GDPR
1 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Snort
2 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (56.25%) Nessus
2 40 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
3 32 (33.33%) SCCM
4 28 (29.17%) Nexpose
5 24 (25.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (14.58%) Core Impact
6 14 (14.58%) EnCase
6 14 (14.58%) Nmap
6 14 (14.58%) OpenVAS
6 14 (14.58%) PowerBroker
6 14 (14.58%) QRadar
6 14 (14.58%) RSA Security Analytics
6 14 (14.58%) WSUS
7 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 54 (56.25%) CyberArk
1 54 (56.25%) Symantec
2 44 (45.83%) Palo Alto
3 40 (41.67%) McAfee
3 40 (41.67%) Splunk
4 36 (37.50%) Qualys
5 30 (31.25%) Aveksa
6 28 (29.17%) LogRhythm
7 26 (27.08%) AlienVault
8 16 (16.67%) ArcSight
9 14 (14.58%) Bomgar
9 14 (14.58%) Cisco
9 14 (14.58%) Rapid7
9 14 (14.58%) SolarWinds
10 12 (12.50%) Sophos
11 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.04%) Proofpoint
12 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago