Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 205 238
Rank change year-on-year -28 +33 -24
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.069% 0.040% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 - £60,000
10th Percentile £53,000 - £58,500
90th Percentile £76,000 - £61,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% +25.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,291 1,193 1,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.29% 23.98% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 872 746 927
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,150
90th Percentile £66,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.12% - -

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing GCIH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in Scotland

GCIH
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for GCIH in Scotland

GCIH
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIH in Scotland

GCIH
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 June 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
Glasgow -23 2 £75,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £56,250 -
GCIH
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 3 (75.00%) SANS
1 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) GCFA
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) CEH

GCIH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Security Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SANS
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CCFE
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) CEPT
3 1 (25.00%) GCFA
3 1 (25.00%) GCFE
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) GPEN
3 1 (25.00%) GREM
3 1 (25.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk