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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England / South East
Rank 376 439 448
Rank change year-on-year +63 +9  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 13 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.087% 0.099% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 15
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £58,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.89% +30.55%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4150 6022 6632
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.84% 31.24% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3368 4869 5053
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,951 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing GCIH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 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
Hampshire +27 9 £38,500 -28.37%
Surrey +45 4 £55,000 -18.51%
GCIH
England

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing GCIH 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 South East region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) GIAC
2 37 (72.55%) SIEM
3 30 (58.82%) Information Assurance
3 30 (58.82%) Information Security
4 29 (56.86%) PCI DSS
4 29 (56.86%) ITIL
4 29 (56.86%) Security Operations
5 28 (54.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 28 (54.90%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (52.94%) Change Management
6 27 (52.94%) Firewall
6 27 (52.94%) GAP Analysis
6 27 (52.94%) Data Centre
7 26 (50.98%) Finance
7 26 (50.98%) Technical Architecture
8 25 (49.02%) Risk Management
9 24 (47.06%) B2B
9 24 (47.06%) Line Management
10 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
11 19 (37.25%) CISSP
11 19 (37.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 18 (35.29%) TCP/IP
13 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (31.37%) Cisco
14 16 (31.37%) Nessus
15 15 (29.41%) WSUS
15 15 (29.41%) Qualys
15 15 (29.41%) Microsoft

GCIH
Top Related 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 14 (27.45%) IIS
2 7 (13.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (52.94%) Firewall
2 18 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 15 (29.41%) DHCP
3 15 (29.41%) ICMP
3 15 (29.41%) LAN
3 15 (29.41%) WAN
4 14 (27.45%) SSL
5 13 (25.49%) ADSL
5 13 (25.49%) DNS
5 13 (25.49%) Ethernet
5 13 (25.49%) HSRP
5 13 (25.49%) IPsec
5 13 (25.49%) ISDN
5 13 (25.49%) MPLS
5 13 (25.49%) PSTN
5 13 (25.49%) SNMP
5 13 (25.49%) X.25
6 6 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (9.80%) Network Security
7 5 (9.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) InfluxDB
3 3 (5.88%) Big Data
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) German Language
3 2 (3.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Administrator
1 14 (27.45%) Network Engineer
1 14 (27.45%) Windows Administrator
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) CISSP Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 14 (27.45%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (27.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (25.49%) Driving Licence
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) iPad
6 2 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (23.53%) Linux
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (9.80%) CentOS
7 5 (9.80%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) AIX
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) SIEM
2 30 (58.82%) Information Assurance
2 30 (58.82%) Information Security
3 29 (56.86%) ITIL
3 29 (56.86%) Security Operations
4 28 (54.90%) Penetration Testing
4 28 (54.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 27 (52.94%) Change Management
5 27 (52.94%) GAP Analysis
6 26 (50.98%) Technical Architecture
7 25 (49.02%) Risk Management
8 24 (47.06%) B2B
8 24 (47.06%) Line Management
9 19 (37.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (27.45%) Server Hardening
11 13 (25.49%) Network Management
12 10 (19.61%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (15.69%) Digital Forensics
14 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Java
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) GIAC
2 19 (37.25%) CISSP
3 14 (27.45%) GCIA
3 14 (27.45%) MCSA
3 14 (27.45%) MCSE
3 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (23.53%) CEH
5 9 (17.65%) SANS
6 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 5 (9.80%) Degree
7 5 (9.80%) GREM
8 4 (7.84%) GCFA
9 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.88%) MCP
10 2 (3.92%) CCNP
10 2 (3.92%) CISA
10 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) CISM
11 1 (1.96%) GSEC
11 1 (1.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (56.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.96%) COBIT
3 1 (1.96%) COSO
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.96%) SAS 70
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (25.49%) Firmware
4 2 (3.92%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.92%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) Nessus
2 15 (29.41%) WSUS
3 5 (9.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (7.84%) EnCase
4 4 (7.84%) Grafana
5 3 (5.88%) FTK
6 2 (3.92%) RSA enVision
7 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.96%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.96%) QRadar
7 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Cisco
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Qualys
3 14 (27.45%) VMware
4 13 (25.49%) TOWER Software
5 4 (7.84%) ArcSight
5 4 (7.84%) F5
6 3 (5.88%) Intel
6 3 (5.88%) NetWitness
6 3 (5.88%) Sun
7 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.92%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.96%) CA
8 1 (1.96%) HP
8 1 (1.96%) Splunk