The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GCIH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 770 803 920
Rank change year-on-year +33 +117  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 100 110 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.42% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 76 91 68
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

GCIH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIH over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIH within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +49 98 £65,000 +4.00% 7
London +4 49 £65,000 - 4
South West +17 17 £47,500 +2.70%
North West -27 15 £72,500 +62.01% 1
Bristol -15 14 £55,000 +46.66%
City of London +31 13 £65,000 +4.00%
West Midlands +19 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Manchester -10 9 £72,500 +62.01%
South East +46 8 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Cheshire - 6 £73,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +20 5 £28,750 -59.21%
Warwickshire +10 5 £45,000 +44.00%
Oxford - 5 £28,750 -
Malvern - 4 £42,500 -
Warwick - 4 £43,750 -
Worcestershire - 4 £42,500 -
Hampshire +7 3 £80,000 +45.45% 2
Gloucestershire +3 3 £40,000 -38.46%
Gloucester +5 2 £40,000 -38.46%
Scotland +13 1 - - 1
Glasgow +10 1 - - 1
Warrington - 1 £77,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £70,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for GCIH.

1 168 (68.57%) Cybersecurity
2 164 (66.94%) Information Security
3 160 (65.31%) GCIA
4 131 (53.47%) Linux
5 126 (51.43%) CISSP
6 125 (51.02%) GIAC
7 124 (50.61%) Windows
8 110 (44.90%) SIEM
9 107 (43.67%) SANS
10 100 (40.82%) Unix
11 97 (39.59%) Firewall
12 93 (37.96%) Security Operations
13 76 (31.02%) Network Security
14 68 (27.76%) Malware Analysis
15 66 (26.94%) Security Operations Centre
15 66 (26.94%) Security Monitoring
16 65 (26.53%) TCP/IP
17 61 (24.90%) CISM
17 61 (24.90%) CEH
18 57 (23.27%) Intrusion Detection
18 57 (23.27%) ArcSight
18 57 (23.27%) Finance
19 55 (22.45%) Snort
20 54 (22.04%) Computer Security
20 54 (22.04%) Security Cleared
21 52 (21.22%) Vulnerability Management
22 51 (20.82%) Cyberthreat
23 50 (20.41%) CREST Certified
23 50 (20.41%) SC Cleared
24 46 (18.78%) Degree

GCIH
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.22%) Apache
1 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) IaaS
1 1 (0.41%) PaaS
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (39.59%) Firewall
2 76 (31.02%) Network Security
3 65 (26.53%) TCP/IP
4 57 (23.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (17.14%) Wireshark
6 36 (14.69%) Internet
7 4 (1.63%) DHCP
7 4 (1.63%) DNS
7 4 (1.63%) ICMP
7 4 (1.63%) SSL
8 3 (1.22%) LAN
8 3 (1.22%) VoIP
8 3 (1.22%) WAN
8 3 (1.22%) Wireless
9 2 (0.82%) HTTP
9 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.82%) SNMP
9 2 (0.82%) VPN
10 1 (0.41%) IPv4
10 1 (0.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.12%) Big Data
2 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) AppScan
1 3 (1.22%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.22%) Paros
General
1 57 (23.27%) Finance
2 26 (10.61%) Legal
3 11 (4.49%) Military
4 8 (3.27%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Retail
5 7 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 162 (66.12%) Analyst
2 91 (37.14%) Security Analyst
3 67 (27.35%) SOC Analyst
4 44 (17.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 35 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (11.43%) Malware Analyst
7 26 (10.61%) Monitoring Analyst
8 20 (8.16%) Consultant
9 19 (7.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 19 (7.76%) Security Consultant
10 16 (6.53%) Cybersecurity Investigator
10 16 (6.53%) Security Investigator
11 14 (5.71%) Security Incident Consultant
11 14 (5.71%) Senior Security Analyst
12 12 (4.90%) Junior
12 12 (4.90%) Vulnerability Analyst
13 11 (4.49%) Junior Analyst
14 10 (4.08%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
15 9 (3.67%) Forensic Consultant
15 9 (3.67%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.20%) .NET
2 11 (4.49%) HTML
2 11 (4.49%) Web Services
3 4 (1.63%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.22%) PCRE
5 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (26.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 51 (20.82%) Cyberthreat
3 45 (18.37%) Management Information System
4 32 (13.06%) Cyber Attack
5 30 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (8.57%) iPad
7 13 (5.31%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.04%) Cybercrime
8 5 (2.04%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.22%) Life Science
10 3 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) CESG
12 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.41%) PKI
12 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 131 (53.47%) Linux
2 124 (50.61%) Windows
3 100 (40.82%) Unix
4 5 (2.04%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.22%) Android
5 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.22%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (68.57%) Cybersecurity
2 164 (66.94%) Information Security
3 110 (44.90%) SIEM
4 93 (37.96%) Security Operations
5 68 (27.76%) Malware Analysis
6 66 (26.94%) Security Monitoring
7 54 (22.04%) Computer Security
8 52 (21.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 44 (17.96%) Incident Management
10 43 (17.55%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 43 (17.55%) Forensic Analysis
10 43 (17.55%) Threat Intelligence
11 42 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
11 42 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 38 (15.51%) Network Monitoring
13 35 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
13 35 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 32 (13.06%) Coaching
15 31 (12.65%) Security Architecture
16 29 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.14%) Java
2 36 (14.69%) SQL
3 12 (4.90%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.49%) C#
5 5 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.04%) Python
6 3 (1.22%) Ruby
7 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 160 (65.31%) GCIA
2 126 (51.43%) CISSP
3 125 (51.02%) GIAC
4 107 (43.67%) SANS
5 61 (24.90%) CEH
5 61 (24.90%) CISM
6 54 (22.04%) Security Cleared
7 50 (20.41%) CREST Certified
7 50 (20.41%) SC Cleared
8 46 (18.78%) Degree
9 42 (17.14%) DV Cleared
10 40 (16.33%) GCFA
10 40 (16.33%) GREM
11 37 (15.10%) GSEC
12 33 (13.47%) GCED
13 26 (10.61%) Network+ Certification
14 22 (8.98%) CNA
14 22 (8.98%) Novell Certification
15 18 (7.35%) GPEN
16 14 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.08%) NIST 800
3 7 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.82%) COBIT
5 2 (0.82%) GPG13
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.41%) COSO
6 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 55 (22.45%) Snort
2 17 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (15.10%) CSIRT
2 36 (14.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 27 (11.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 27 (11.02%) RSA enVision
4 22 (8.98%) Nmap
5 20 (8.16%) EnCase
5 20 (8.16%) FTK
6 12 (4.90%) Nessus
6 12 (4.90%) QRadar
7 9 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.63%) WebInspect
9 3 (1.22%) Fluentd
9 3 (1.22%) HP Fortify
9 3 (1.22%) Kibana
9 3 (1.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 57 (23.27%) ArcSight
2 40 (16.33%) LogRhythm
3 30 (12.24%) FireEye
4 21 (8.57%) LogLogic
4 21 (8.57%) NetWitness
4 21 (8.57%) Sun
5 20 (8.16%) Cisco
6 11 (4.49%) Splunk
7 9 (3.67%) BeyondTrust
7 9 (3.67%) McAfee
7 9 (3.67%) Oracle
8 8 (3.27%) Blue Coat
8 8 (3.27%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.27%) Dell
9 4 (1.63%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.22%) F5
10 3 (1.22%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.22%) Intel
10 3 (1.22%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.22%) TippingPoint
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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