Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GCED 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 Enterprise Defender (GCED)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1194 1181 1281
Rank change year-on-year -13 +100 +46
Permanent jobs citing GCED 9 43 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.023% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.021% 0.086% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 9 46 8
UK median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +36.36% -16.98%
10th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £85,000 £78,625
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

GCED 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43333 49803 60178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.05% 26.19% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 39954 48070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

GCED
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCED as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GCED in the UK

GCED
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GCED in the UK

GCED
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCED over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GCED in the UK

GCED
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCED within the UK 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
England +27 9 £57,500 -23.33%
London -17 9 £57,500 -23.33%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing GCED also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCED.

1 8 (88.89%) GCIA
1 8 (88.89%) GCIH
2 7 (77.78%) GCFA
2 7 (77.78%) GSEC
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) SANS
3 6 (66.67%) Behavioural Analytics
3 6 (66.67%) Threat Intelligence
3 6 (66.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 6 (66.67%) Analytics
3 6 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 6 (66.67%) SIEM
3 6 (66.67%) GIAC
3 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (66.67%) Service Management
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (22.22%) Information Security
7 2 (22.22%) Intel
7 2 (22.22%) CISSP
7 2 (22.22%) CEH
7 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment

GCED
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Security Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Security Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) SOC Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Fintech
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (77.78%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Analytics
2 6 (66.67%) Behavioural Analytics
2 6 (66.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (66.67%) Threat Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) SABSA
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) GCIA
1 8 (88.89%) GCIH
2 7 (77.78%) GCFA
2 7 (77.78%) GSEC
2 7 (77.78%) SANS
3 6 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 6 (66.67%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) CEH
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) CISA
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) GPEN
5 1 (11.11%) GPPA
5 1 (11.11%) GSNA
5 1 (11.11%) GSSP-JAVA
5 1 (11.11%) GWAPT
5 1 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CSIRT
1 1 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com