Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 321 354
Rank change year-on-year +33 +33 -21
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 35 26 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.23% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.73% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 24 6
South West median annual salary £42,500 £58,750 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.66% +4.44% +45.16%
10th Percentile £31,750 £36,250 £41,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -4.76%

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3206 3542 3638
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.61% 31.79% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2518 2821 2824
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,796 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +3.99% -

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the South West

GCIH
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for GCIH in the South West

GCIH
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH in the South West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the South West

GCIH
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Bristol +1 31 £42,500 -22.73%
Gloucestershire -4 4 £40,000 -38.46%
GCIH
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region with a requirement for GCIH.

1 35 (100.00%) SIEM
2 32 (91.43%) GCIA
3 31 (88.57%) SC Cleared
3 31 (88.57%) Security Cleared
3 31 (88.57%) CISSP
3 31 (88.57%) Coaching
3 31 (88.57%) SANS
4 30 (85.71%) Linux
4 30 (85.71%) DV Cleared
5 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
5 29 (82.86%) TCP/IP
5 29 (82.86%) Unix
5 29 (82.86%) Windows
5 29 (82.86%) Information Security
5 29 (82.86%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (74.29%) Security Operations
6 26 (74.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (74.29%) Mentoring
6 26 (74.29%) Internet
7 25 (71.43%) Java
7 25 (71.43%) .NET
8 24 (68.57%) Snort
8 24 (68.57%) ArcSight
9 21 (60.00%) LogRhythm
10 19 (54.29%) GIAC
11 18 (51.43%) Wireshark
12 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
13 16 (45.71%) Security Architecture
14 15 (42.86%) Nmap
14 15 (42.86%) FireEye

GCIH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 29 (82.86%) TCP/IP
2 26 (74.29%) Internet
3 18 (51.43%) Wireshark
4 9 (25.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 3 (8.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Analyst
2 25 (71.43%) SOC Analyst
3 20 (57.14%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (37.14%) Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (74.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (37.14%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Linux
2 29 (82.86%) Unix
2 29 (82.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) SIEM
2 31 (88.57%) Coaching
3 29 (82.86%) Information Security
3 29 (82.86%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
4 26 (74.29%) Mentoring
4 26 (74.29%) Security Operations
5 16 (45.71%) Security Architecture
6 14 (40.00%) ITIL
6 14 (40.00%) ITSM
6 14 (40.00%) Service Management
7 5 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (11.43%) Security Monitoring
9 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (2.86%) Analytics
10 1 (2.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 1 (2.86%) Presales
10 1 (2.86%) Threat Intelligence
10 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (91.43%) GCIA
2 31 (88.57%) CISSP
2 31 (88.57%) SANS
2 31 (88.57%) SC Cleared
2 31 (88.57%) Security Cleared
3 30 (85.71%) DV Cleared
4 19 (54.29%) GIAC
5 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
6 3 (8.57%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) Nmap
2 9 (25.71%) RSA enVision
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) ArcSight
2 21 (60.00%) LogRhythm
3 15 (42.86%) FireEye
4 6 (17.14%) Splunk
5 3 (8.57%) LogLogic
5 3 (8.57%) NetWitness