Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GSEC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 343 -
Rank change year-on-year +49 - -
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.023% 0.028% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
North West median annual salary £45,000 £61,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.83% - -
England median annual salary £77,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33% -4.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,691 2,447 2,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.27% 23.09% 20.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,175 1,960 1,974
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,721 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GSEC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GSEC in the North West

GSEC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for GSEC in the North West

GSEC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 2020. 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
Manchester +49 2 £45,000 -26.83%
GSEC
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT jobs citing GSEC 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 North West region with a requirement for GSEC.

1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) NIST
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) ISACA
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Capture
2 1 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (50.00%) GDPR

GSEC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Capture
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CEH
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) NIST
2 1 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware