Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 979 979 1052
Rank change year-on-year 0 +73 +166
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 206 200 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.45% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 99 135 210
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £76,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +20.00%

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 41,466 44,083 58,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.62% 25.42% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,170 34,886 46,558
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 0 202 £57,500 +4.55% 10
London +11 113 £70,000 +16.67% 7
UK excluding London -5 91 £50,000 - 4
South East -18 22 £60,000 +20.00%
North of England +15 21 £50,000 - 1
Midlands -1 18 £52,500 +5.00% 1
North West +8 17 £50,000 -
West Midlands -15 13 £50,000 - 1
East of England - 13 £37,500 -
South West -7 11 £35,700 +6.31% 1
East Midlands +21 5 £57,500 +27.78%
North East - 4 £28,000 -
Scotland - 3 £66,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 137 (66.50%) Information Security
2 135 (65.53%) SIEM
3 124 (60.19%) Cybersecurity
4 119 (57.77%) GIAC
5 118 (57.28%) CISSP
6 111 (53.88%) GCIA
6 111 (53.88%) Security Operations
7 102 (49.51%) Linux
8 86 (41.75%) Windows
9 84 (40.78%) Firewall
9 84 (40.78%) Network Security
10 77 (37.38%) Management Information System
11 64 (31.07%) Degree
12 63 (30.58%) SANS
13 57 (27.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 53 (25.73%) Information Assurance
15 52 (25.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 52 (25.24%) Malware Analysis
15 52 (25.24%) Cyberthreat
16 49 (23.79%) CEH
17 47 (22.82%) Finance
17 47 (22.82%) Threat Intelligence
18 46 (22.33%) TCP/IP
19 44 (21.36%) QRadar
20 42 (20.39%) CSIRT
20 42 (20.39%) Virtual Machines
20 42 (20.39%) Computer Science
21 40 (19.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 38 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (18.45%) GSEC

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 18 (8.74%) Apache
2 12 (5.83%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.91%) JBoss
5 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) GitHub
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (40.78%) Firewall
1 84 (40.78%) Network Security
2 46 (22.33%) TCP/IP
3 26 (12.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (7.28%) DNS
4 15 (7.28%) Internet
5 12 (5.83%) HTTP
6 10 (4.85%) DHCP
7 7 (3.40%) SMTP
8 6 (2.91%) ICMP
8 6 (2.91%) SNMP
8 6 (2.91%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.43%) LAN
9 5 (2.43%) WAN
10 4 (1.94%) SSL
11 3 (1.46%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.97%) VLAN
12 2 (0.97%) VoIP
12 2 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.83%) Big Data
1 12 (5.83%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) GIS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.91%) JIRA
General
1 47 (22.82%) Finance
2 15 (7.28%) Legal
3 8 (3.88%) Games
4 7 (3.40%) Banking
4 7 (3.40%) Law
5 5 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (62.14%) Analyst
2 82 (39.81%) Security Analyst
3 34 (16.50%) Senior Analyst
4 33 (16.02%) SOC Analyst
5 28 (13.59%) Incident Analyst
6 22 (10.68%) Senior Security Analyst
7 20 (9.71%) Security Engineer
8 16 (7.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 16 (7.77%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) Operations Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) Security Incident Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) Security Operations Analyst
10 13 (6.31%) Incident Manager
11 12 (5.83%) Consultant
12 11 (5.34%) Cisco Analyst
12 11 (5.34%) Cisco Security Analyst
13 9 (4.37%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.37%) Security Manager
13 9 (4.37%) Senior Operations Analyst
14 8 (3.88%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.83%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (5.83%) PCRE
1 12 (5.83%) Regular Expression
2 10 (4.85%) .NET
3 8 (3.88%) Middleware
4 3 (1.46%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (37.38%) Management Information System
2 52 (25.24%) Cyberthreat
3 42 (20.39%) Computer Science
4 38 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (11.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (5.34%) Smart Meter
7 8 (3.88%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (3.88%) Reinsurance
8 6 (2.91%) Cybercrime
9 5 (2.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.94%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.46%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.97%) Fintech
12 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.49%) CESG
13 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (49.51%) Linux
2 86 (41.75%) Windows
3 37 (17.96%) Unix
4 6 (2.91%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (66.50%) Information Security
2 135 (65.53%) SIEM
3 124 (60.19%) Cybersecurity
4 111 (53.88%) Security Operations
5 57 (27.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 53 (25.73%) Information Assurance
7 52 (25.24%) Malware Analysis
8 47 (22.82%) Threat Intelligence
9 40 (19.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 35 (16.99%) Incident Management
11 33 (16.02%) Security Architecture
12 32 (15.53%) ITIL
12 32 (15.53%) Risk Management
13 31 (15.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 26 (12.62%) Analytics
14 26 (12.62%) Computer Forensics
15 25 (12.14%) Security Monitoring
15 25 (12.14%) Threat Analysis
15 25 (12.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 22 (10.68%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.53%) C
2 30 (14.56%) Python
3 22 (10.68%) Bash Shell
4 21 (10.19%) Ruby
5 18 (8.74%) SQL
6 17 (8.25%) Java
7 6 (2.91%) Perl
8 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.49%) C#
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (57.77%) GIAC
2 118 (57.28%) CISSP
3 111 (53.88%) GCIA
4 64 (31.07%) Degree
5 63 (30.58%) SANS
6 49 (23.79%) CEH
7 38 (18.45%) GSEC
8 35 (16.99%) Security Cleared
9 30 (14.56%) CISM
10 28 (13.59%) SC Cleared
11 24 (11.65%) CREST Certified
12 21 (10.19%) OSCP
13 20 (9.71%) DV Cleared
14 18 (8.74%) GCFA
15 15 (7.28%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (6.31%) Novell Certification
17 11 (5.34%) GCED
17 11 (5.34%) SSCP
18 10 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (25.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.25%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.83%) GPG13
4 10 (4.85%) NIST 800
5 4 (1.94%) GDPR
6 3 (1.46%) COBIT
6 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 42 (20.39%) Virtual Machines
2 20 (9.71%) Snort
3 12 (5.83%) HDFS
4 4 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (21.36%) QRadar
2 42 (20.39%) CSIRT
3 31 (15.05%) Nessus
4 18 (8.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (7.28%) Suricata
6 8 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (1.46%) EnCase
8 3 (1.46%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.49%) Puppet
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 36 (17.48%) Oracle
2 30 (14.56%) Splunk
3 29 (14.08%) BeyondTrust
4 23 (11.17%) FireEye
5 20 (9.71%) Sourcefire
6 16 (7.77%) Sun
7 15 (7.28%) Cisco
7 15 (7.28%) Fortinet
7 15 (7.28%) Palo Alto
7 15 (7.28%) Sophos
7 15 (7.28%) TippingPoint
8 13 (6.31%) McAfee
9 9 (4.37%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.88%) ArcSight
10 8 (3.88%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.88%) Dell
11 6 (2.91%) AlienVault
11 6 (2.91%) LogRhythm
11 6 (2.91%) Microsoft
11 6 (2.91%) VMware