Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 518 501 598
Rank change year-on-year -17 +97 +15
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 17 53 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.055% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13 29 41
South East median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -23.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £50,250 £36,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £81,000 £65,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.49% -11.67% +23.08%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,126 9,483 12,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.14% 29.98% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,513 7,571 10,205
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GCIH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the South East

GCIH
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for GCIH in the South East

GCIH
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the South East

GCIH
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Thames Valley +9 9 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Hampshire -32 8 £61,500 +9.33% 1
Berkshire +22 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £57,500 - 1
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South East region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 15 (88.24%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (47.06%) GIAC
3 8 (47.06%) SIEM
3 8 (47.06%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (41.18%) Security Operations
4 7 (41.18%) GCIA
5 6 (35.29%) CEH
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
6 5 (29.41%) GCFA
6 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (23.53%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (23.53%) EnCE
7 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (23.53%) CISM
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) Unix
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Python
8 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 3 (17.65%) CREST Certified

GCIH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) SOC Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) CESG
3 2 (11.76%) Cybercrime
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (47.06%) Malware Analysis
3 8 (47.06%) SIEM
4 7 (41.18%) Security Operations
4 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (23.53%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 2 (11.76%) Forensic Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) Machine Learning
9 2 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
9 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CISSP
2 8 (47.06%) GIAC
3 7 (41.18%) GCIA
4 6 (35.29%) CEH
5 5 (29.41%) GCFA
6 4 (23.53%) CISM
6 4 (23.53%) EnCE
7 3 (17.65%) CREST Certified
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (11.76%) GCFE
8 2 (11.76%) OSCP
8 2 (11.76%) SANS
9 1 (5.88%) CCNP
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.88%) GREM
9 1 (5.88%) GSEC
9 1 (5.88%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) NIST 800
2 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) QRadar
1 1 (5.88%) Suricata
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
1 2 (11.76%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) FireEye
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) Intel
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Sophos
2 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) White Clarke