Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 509 606
Rank change year-on-year -26 +97 +35
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 29 30 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.092% 0.099% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 31
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% -12.08% +33.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £31,900 £45,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £62,725 £74,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%

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 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 8,289 8,544 12,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.25% 28.32% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 6,907 10,003
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +12 18 £85,000 +47.83%
Berkshire +7 14 £85,000 +47.83%
Hampshire -32 11 £51,625 +34.09% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £57,500 -
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 24 (82.76%) Information Security
2 22 (75.86%) GIAC
3 18 (62.07%) SIEM
4 17 (58.62%) CISSP
5 15 (51.72%) Finance
5 15 (51.72%) Security Operations
6 12 (41.38%) Linux
6 12 (41.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (41.38%) CEH
6 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (41.38%) PCI DSS
7 10 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
8 9 (31.03%) JBoss
8 9 (31.03%) Apache
9 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
9 8 (27.59%) Unix
9 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
9 8 (27.59%) CISM
9 8 (27.59%) Firewall
9 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (27.59%) Network Security
9 8 (27.59%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (27.59%) SANS
10 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
10 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (24.14%) Middleware
11 6 (20.69%) Windows

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 9 (31.03%) Apache
1 9 (31.03%) JBoss
2 8 (27.59%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) SaaS
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
1 8 (27.59%) Network Security
2 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.90%) IPsec
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Security Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Security Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Security Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) AWS Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Azure Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Information Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Security Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Middleware
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Information Security
2 18 (62.07%) SIEM
3 15 (51.72%) Security Operations
4 12 (41.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (27.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
8 6 (20.69%) Information Assurance
8 6 (20.69%) Information Security Management
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) SABSA
8 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
8 6 (20.69%) Security Management
8 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (20.69%) Threat Intelligence
8 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (17.24%) Change Management
9 5 (17.24%) Malware Analysis
9 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Ruby
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) GIAC
2 17 (58.62%) CISSP
3 12 (41.38%) CEH
4 8 (27.59%) CISM
4 8 (27.59%) SANS
5 4 (13.79%) GCIA
5 4 (13.79%) GSEC
5 4 (13.79%) RHCSA
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) CCNP
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.90%) EnCE
7 2 (6.90%) GCFA
7 2 (6.90%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (41.38%) PCI DSS
2 6 (20.69%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Nessus
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.45%) Suricata
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
1 8 (27.59%) VMware
2 6 (20.69%) Qualys
3 4 (13.79%) LogRhythm
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) White Clarke
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) FireEye
6 1 (3.45%) ForeScout
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) Intel
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.45%) Sophos
6 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.45%) TippingPoint