Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1020 1030 1000
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 +90
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 70 146 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 49 92 140
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,500 £43,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £79,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33,272 39,510 42,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.68% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,162 29,329 32,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 September 2019.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 13 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 17 September 2019. 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 +25 69 £55,000 - 10
UK excluding London +28 52 £55,000 +10.00% 6
London +46 18 £47,500 -13.64% 5
South East +54 15 £65,000 -23.53%
Midlands +48 12 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +39 12 £55,000 - 1
East of England +41 11 £63,000 +20.00%
North of England +10 7 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West +9 6 - - 2
North West +17 4 £47,500 - 1
North East - 2 £61,250 -
Scotland +9 1 £85,000 +25.93% 1
Yorkshire -4 1 £90,000 +111.76%

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 46 (65.71%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (62.86%) GCIA
3 40 (57.14%) SIEM
4 39 (55.71%) GIAC
5 37 (52.86%) Information Security
6 35 (50.00%) Security Operations
7 27 (38.57%) CISSP
8 23 (32.86%) Threat Intelligence
8 23 (32.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (31.43%) Splunk
9 22 (31.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 21 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 21 (30.00%) Windows
10 21 (30.00%) Linux
11 20 (28.57%) Firewall
11 20 (28.57%) CEH
12 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (24.29%) ArcSight
13 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 16 (22.86%) Computer Science
14 15 (21.43%) GSEC
15 13 (18.57%) SANS
15 13 (18.57%) Malware Analysis
16 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
16 12 (17.14%) Cyberattack
16 12 (17.14%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
16 12 (17.14%) Degree
17 11 (15.71%) Python

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Azure
2 4 (5.71%) AWS
3 3 (4.29%) GitHub
4 1 (1.43%) GCP
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 20 (28.57%) Firewall
3 12 (17.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (11.43%) DNS
5 6 (8.57%) Network Security
6 5 (7.14%) HTTP
6 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
7 4 (5.71%) tcpdump
8 3 (4.29%) DHCP
8 3 (4.29%) ICMP
8 3 (4.29%) SNMP
9 2 (2.86%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.86%) Internet
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (1.43%) IPsec
10 1 (1.43%) SMTP
10 1 (1.43%) VLAN
10 1 (1.43%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.29%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 25 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 11 (15.71%) Security Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Operational Security Manager
5 8 (11.43%) Operations Manager
5 8 (11.43%) Security Operations Manager
5 8 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Incident Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Resilience Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Incident Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) OLE
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (17.14%) Cyberattack
3 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.43%) Cyber Defence
5 7 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Linux
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (57.14%) SIEM
3 37 (52.86%) Information Security
4 35 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 23 (32.86%) Threat Intelligence
5 23 (32.86%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (31.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 16 (22.86%) Computer Science
8 13 (18.57%) Malware Analysis
9 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
9 12 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (14.29%) ITIL
10 10 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
10 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (14.29%) Validation
11 9 (12.86%) Security Architecture
12 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
12 8 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (11.43%) Regulatory Compliance
12 8 (11.43%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Python
2 5 (7.14%) Ruby
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (62.86%) GCIA
2 39 (55.71%) GIAC
3 27 (38.57%) CISSP
4 20 (28.57%) CEH
5 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (21.43%) GSEC
7 13 (18.57%) SANS
8 12 (17.14%) Degree
9 10 (14.29%) GCFA
9 10 (14.29%) GREM
9 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) CCNA
10 9 (12.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
11 8 (11.43%) GPEN
11 8 (11.43%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (10.00%) OSCP
13 5 (7.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (7.14%) CREST Certified
13 5 (7.14%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.29%) NIST
3 4 (5.71%) GDPR
3 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.86%) COBIT
6 1 (1.43%) GPG13
6 1 (1.43%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Snort
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) QRadar
2 6 (8.57%) Nessus
2 6 (8.57%) Nmap
3 5 (7.14%) OpenVAS
4 3 (4.29%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.43%) CASB
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.43%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.43%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Splunk
2 17 (24.29%) ArcSight
3 10 (14.29%) LogRhythm
4 5 (7.14%) AlienVault
4 5 (7.14%) Qualys
5 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.29%) VMware
7 2 (2.86%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.86%) McAfee
7 2 (2.86%) Symantec
8 1 (1.43%) BMC
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.43%) Remedy
8 1 (1.43%) Tripwire