Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 325 365 374
Rank change year-on-year +40 +9 -
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 15 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.080% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 1
North West median annual salary £52,500 - £32,500
10th Percentile £35,675 - £31,250
90th Percentile £64,250 - £33,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -18.75% +28.00%

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 2,332 2,514 2,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.00% 20.76% 21.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,517 1,879 2,193
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,312 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSEC in the North West over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram 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 August 2019. 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 +30 14 £57,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £33,000 - 1
GSEC
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) GIAC
2 11 (73.33%) CISSP
2 11 (73.33%) CEH
3 9 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (53.33%) OWASP
4 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (46.67%) Network Security
5 7 (46.67%) Change Management
6 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 6 (40.00%) GDPR
6 6 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (40.00%) Strategic Roadmap
7 5 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (33.33%) Threat Detection
7 5 (33.33%) Data Encryption
7 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 5 (33.33%) PKI
7 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 4 (26.67%) Azure
1 4 (26.67%) GCP
2 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Network Security
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Consultant
1 10 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 7 (46.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Principal Security Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) CentOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (53.33%) OWASP
4 7 (46.67%) Change Management
5 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (40.00%) Security Operations
5 6 (40.00%) Strategic Roadmap
6 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (33.33%) Data Encryption
6 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 5 (33.33%) Threat Detection
7 4 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (26.67%) IT Governance
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CEH
1 11 (73.33%) CISSP
1 11 (73.33%) GIAC
2 6 (40.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (26.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (20.00%) ISACA
5 1 (6.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) GDPR
1 6 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (26.67%) NIST
3 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto