Period
to 22 June 2018

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 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1031 935 1032
Rank change year-on-year -96 +97 +141
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 152 246 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.57% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 88 171 202
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.04% +22.50%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £36,500
90th Percentile £78,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +15.79%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41,153 43,035 55,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.90% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,928 33,673 44,383
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 8 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 6 months to 22 June 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
England -84 148 £52,500 -12.50% 6
London -50 88 £55,000 -12.00% 3
UK excluding London -48 64 £50,000 - 3
East of England - 25 £40,000 - 1
South East +16 23 £70,000 +40.00%
North West +3 11 £50,000 -31.03% 1
North of England +2 11 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Scotland -23 4 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for GCIH.

1 101 (66.45%) Information Security
2 100 (65.79%) SIEM
3 92 (60.53%) Security Operations
4 86 (56.58%) CISSP
5 70 (46.05%) GIAC
6 64 (42.11%) Firewall
7 63 (41.45%) Linux
8 60 (39.47%) CEH
9 59 (38.82%) Cybersecurity
10 53 (34.87%) Degree
11 52 (34.21%) GCIA
12 50 (32.89%) Network Security
13 44 (28.95%) Management Information System
14 39 (25.66%) Self-Motivation
15 38 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
16 37 (24.34%) Splunk
17 36 (23.68%) GSEC
18 34 (22.37%) Finance
19 33 (21.71%) Windows
19 33 (21.71%) Security Operations Centre
20 32 (21.05%) TCP/IP
20 32 (21.05%) Analytics
21 31 (20.39%) Python
22 29 (19.08%) Apache
22 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
22 29 (19.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 29 (19.08%) Event Correlation
22 29 (19.08%) Security Monitoring
22 29 (19.08%) Threat Intelligence

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 29 (19.08%) Apache
2 19 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.61%) JBoss
3 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.97%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.58%) GitHub
2 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.29%) SaaS
4 3 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (42.11%) Firewall
2 50 (32.89%) Network Security
3 32 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 26 (17.11%) DNS
5 20 (13.16%) HTTP
6 19 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (12.50%) Sourcefire
7 17 (11.18%) DHCP
8 12 (7.89%) ICMP
8 12 (7.89%) SNMP
9 10 (6.58%) Wireshark
10 9 (5.92%) SMTP
11 7 (4.61%) VPN
12 6 (3.95%) SSL
13 5 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.29%) Cisco Firepower
13 5 (3.29%) FTP
13 5 (3.29%) Internet
14 4 (2.63%) IPsec
15 3 (1.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.16%) Big Data
1 20 (13.16%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.32%) GIS
3 1 (0.66%) Maltego
3 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (22.37%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Retail
3 6 (3.95%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.63%) Games
6 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (45.39%) Analyst
2 47 (30.92%) Security Analyst
3 33 (21.71%) Security Engineer
4 27 (17.76%) SOC Analyst
5 14 (9.21%) Incident Analyst
5 14 (9.21%) Operations Analyst
5 14 (9.21%) Security Operations Analyst
6 13 (8.55%) SIEM Analyst
7 12 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (7.89%) Senior Security Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Security Incident Analyst
9 8 (5.26%) Application Security Analyst
9 8 (5.26%) Firewall Analyst
9 8 (5.26%) Web Analyst
9 8 (5.26%) Web Applications Analyst
10 7 (4.61%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.61%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.95%) Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (3.95%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (9.21%) Regular Expression
3 11 (7.24%) PCRE
4 6 (3.95%) Middleware
4 6 (3.95%) Web Services
5 5 (3.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.66%) JSON
6 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.95%) Management Information System
2 39 (25.66%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (21.71%) Security Operations Centre
5 23 (15.13%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (13.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 19 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 7 (4.61%) Data Centre
8 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (3.95%) PKI
9 6 (3.95%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.97%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.32%) BYOD
11 2 (1.32%) Cyberattack
11 2 (1.32%) Fintech
11 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.66%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.45%) Linux
2 33 (21.71%) Windows
3 15 (9.87%) Unix
4 12 (7.89%) Mac OS X
5 8 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.63%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.66%) CentOS
7 1 (0.66%) HPUX
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
7 1 (0.66%) VMS
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (66.45%) Information Security
2 100 (65.79%) SIEM
3 92 (60.53%) Security Operations
4 59 (38.82%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 32 (21.05%) Analytics
7 29 (19.08%) Event Correlation
7 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
7 29 (19.08%) Security Monitoring
7 29 (19.08%) Threat Intelligence
8 28 (18.42%) Information Assurance
8 28 (18.42%) Malware Analysis
9 25 (16.45%) Security Management
10 24 (15.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 24 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (15.79%) Security Architecture
11 22 (14.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (13.82%) Identity Access Management
12 21 (13.82%) Machine Learning
13 17 (11.18%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) Python
2 27 (17.76%) Bash Shell
3 14 (9.21%) C
3 14 (9.21%) Java
4 11 (7.24%) Ruby
5 8 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.61%) Perl
7 4 (2.63%) SQL
8 1 (0.66%) C#
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (56.58%) CISSP
2 70 (46.05%) GIAC
3 60 (39.47%) CEH
4 53 (34.87%) Degree
5 52 (34.21%) GCIA
6 36 (23.68%) GSEC
7 28 (18.42%) SANS
8 27 (17.76%) SSCP
9 24 (15.79%) OSCP
10 22 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (14.47%) GCFA
11 16 (10.53%) CISM
11 16 (10.53%) GREM
12 15 (9.87%) GCFE
13 14 (9.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 14 (9.21%) CCSP
14 12 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (7.24%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (6.58%) CCNA
16 10 (6.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.89%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.26%) GPG13
4 6 (3.95%) COBIT
5 4 (2.63%) GDPR
5 4 (2.63%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.50%) HDFS
1 19 (12.50%) Snort
2 12 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) QRadar
2 19 (12.50%) CSIRT
2 19 (12.50%) Nessus
2 19 (12.50%) Suricata
3 9 (5.92%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (3.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.63%) Puppet
5 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.66%) Nmap
7 1 (0.66%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 37 (24.34%) Splunk
2 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.50%) TippingPoint
4 16 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.87%) Cisco
5 15 (9.87%) Oracle
6 14 (9.21%) LogRhythm
7 13 (8.55%) BeyondTrust
7 13 (8.55%) Qualys
8 11 (7.24%) VMware
9 9 (5.92%) AlienVault
9 9 (5.92%) ArcSight
9 9 (5.92%) Symantec
10 8 (5.26%) FireEye
10 8 (5.26%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 8 (5.26%) Sophos
11 3 (1.97%) NetApp
12 2 (1.32%) Rapid7
12 2 (1.32%) White Clarke