Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 545 617
Rank change year-on-year +12 +72 +2
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 26 53 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.085% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.49% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 34
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,250 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.60% -15.00% +44.44%
10th Percentile £39,375 £45,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £89,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +30.00%

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 8249 10927 13257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.95% 31.05% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6711 8784 10601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +36 13 £60,000 +16.50%
Hampshire -19 13 £80,000 +28.00%
Berkshire +39 6 £60,000 +16.50%
Oxfordshire - 5 £28,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £57,500 -
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 17 (65.38%) Information Security
1 17 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (57.69%) CISSP
3 13 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
4 11 (42.31%) GCFA
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) Network Security
6 8 (30.77%) CEH
6 8 (30.77%) GCIA
6 8 (30.77%) SIEM
6 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 7 (26.92%) Cybercrime
7 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
7 7 (26.92%) GCFE
7 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) GIAC
8 6 (23.08%) Unix
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
8 6 (23.08%) GREM
8 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (19.23%) Presales
9 5 (19.23%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (19.23%) Forensic Analysis
9 5 (19.23%) Creative Thinking

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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Security Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Security Incident Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) SOC Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Cybercrime
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (19.23%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Life Science
5 2 (7.69%) CESG
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
1 17 (65.38%) Information Security
2 13 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
3 8 (30.77%) SIEM
4 7 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
4 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (19.23%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (19.23%) Forensic Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Presales
6 5 (19.23%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (15.38%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) CISSP
2 11 (42.31%) GCFA
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) CEH
4 8 (30.77%) GCIA
4 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 7 (26.92%) GCFE
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) GIAC
6 6 (23.08%) GREM
7 4 (15.38%) CISM
7 4 (15.38%) EnCE
8 3 (11.54%) CCNA
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (11.54%) CREST Certified
8 3 (11.54%) GSEC
9 2 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (7.69%) OSCP
9 2 (7.69%) SANS
9 2 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) NIST 800
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) QRadar
1 1 (3.85%) Suricata
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) FireEye
2 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.85%) Intel
2 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.85%) Sophos
2 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.85%) TippingPoint