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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 818 885
Rank change year-on-year +107 +67  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 141 132 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.46% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 92 109 54
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +35.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £47,500 £39,025
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 27 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 29 March 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 +85 140 £60,000 -4.38% 5
London +97 93 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South West +30 18 £42,500 -30.89% 1
City of London +52 16 £62,500 -10.71%
Bristol +7 16 £42,500 -29.16% 1
South East +56 13 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands +42 12 £50,000 -9.09%
Hampshire +28 9 £38,500 -28.37%
Warwickshire - 6 £35,000 -
Surrey +47 4 £55,000 -18.51%
Malvern - 4 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 4 £50,000 -
North West -11 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Manchester -27 3 £57,500 - 1
Birmingham +23 2 - -
Farnborough +3 2 £33,500 -37.67%
Gloucester -1 2 £48,750 -17.02%
Gloucestershire -3 2 £48,750 -23.82%
Salford - 2 - - 1
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland +22 1 - -
Glasgow +18 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Warwick - 1 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £55,000 -
Fleet - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 167 (70.17%) GCIA
2 156 (65.55%) Information Security
3 145 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
4 142 (59.66%) Windows
5 136 (57.14%) CISSP
6 133 (55.88%) SIEM
7 129 (54.20%) GIAC
8 123 (51.68%) Linux
9 108 (45.38%) Firewall
9 108 (45.38%) Security Operations
10 102 (42.86%) SANS
11 85 (35.71%) Unix
12 82 (34.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 76 (31.93%) TCP/IP
14 73 (30.67%) CEH
15 69 (28.99%) Malware Analysis
16 68 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
17 66 (27.73%) Network Security
18 64 (26.89%) Security Operations Centre
19 59 (24.79%) Security Monitoring
20 57 (23.95%) Finance
21 56 (23.53%) Risk Management
21 56 (23.53%) CISM
22 55 (23.11%) Management Information System
23 54 (22.69%) Penetration Testing
24 53 (22.27%) Computer Security
25 47 (19.75%) ArcSight
26 44 (18.49%) Information Assurance
27 41 (17.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 41 (17.23%) Cyberthreat

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 13 (5.46%) IIS
2 11 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.10%) Apache
3 5 (2.10%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.38%) Firewall
2 76 (31.93%) TCP/IP
3 68 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 66 (27.73%) Network Security
5 32 (13.45%) Wireshark
6 23 (9.66%) DNS
7 20 (8.40%) DHCP
7 20 (8.40%) ICMP
8 18 (7.56%) SNMP
8 18 (7.56%) SSL
9 17 (7.14%) Internet
10 14 (5.88%) LAN
10 14 (5.88%) WAN
11 12 (5.04%) ADSL
11 12 (5.04%) Ethernet
11 12 (5.04%) IPsec
11 12 (5.04%) ISDN
11 12 (5.04%) MPLS
11 12 (5.04%) PSTN
11 12 (5.04%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.40%) Big Data
2 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.10%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 57 (23.95%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Legal
3 11 (4.62%) Military
4 10 (4.20%) Banking
5 5 (2.10%) Retail
6 3 (1.26%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.26%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 147 (61.76%) Analyst
2 84 (35.29%) Security Analyst
3 61 (25.63%) SOC Analyst
4 43 (18.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 30 (12.61%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (10.92%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (8.40%) Malware Analyst
8 16 (6.72%) Consultant
9 14 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (5.46%) Administrator
10 13 (5.46%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 13 (5.46%) Network Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Security Consultant
10 13 (5.46%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (5.04%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 10 (4.20%) Security Investigator
13 10 (4.20%) SIEM Analyst
14 9 (3.78%) Junior
14 9 (3.78%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) .NET
2 12 (5.04%) 802.1X
3 11 (4.62%) HTML
4 6 (2.52%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.10%) PCRE
6 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.89%) Security Operations Centre
2 55 (23.11%) Management Information System
3 41 (17.23%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (13.87%) Data Centre
5 17 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
6 15 (6.30%) iPad
7 13 (5.46%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (5.04%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.94%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.52%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.26%) CESG
11 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.42%) PKI
12 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (59.66%) Windows
2 123 (51.68%) Linux
3 85 (35.71%) Unix
4 16 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.78%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.10%) CentOS
9 5 (2.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (65.55%) Information Security
2 145 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (55.88%) SIEM
4 108 (45.38%) Security Operations
5 82 (34.45%) Vulnerability Management
6 69 (28.99%) Malware Analysis
7 59 (24.79%) Security Monitoring
8 56 (23.53%) Risk Management
9 54 (22.69%) Penetration Testing
10 53 (22.27%) Computer Security
11 44 (18.49%) Information Assurance
12 41 (17.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 37 (15.55%) ITIL
14 36 (15.13%) Forensic Analysis
14 36 (15.13%) Incident Management
15 32 (13.45%) Threat Detection
15 32 (13.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 30 (12.61%) Analytics
17 27 (11.34%) Computer Forensics
17 27 (11.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.55%) SQL
2 30 (12.61%) Java
3 12 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.62%) C#
5 7 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.94%) Python
6 5 (2.10%) Ruby
7 3 (1.26%) C
8 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (70.17%) GCIA
2 136 (57.14%) CISSP
3 129 (54.20%) GIAC
4 102 (42.86%) SANS
5 73 (30.67%) CEH
6 56 (23.53%) CISM
7 38 (15.97%) Degree
8 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
9 31 (13.03%) Network+ Certification
10 28 (11.76%) CREST Certified
10 28 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 26 (10.92%) GCED
11 26 (10.92%) GSEC
12 25 (10.50%) GREM
13 23 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (9.24%) CNA
14 22 (9.24%) DV Cleared
14 22 (9.24%) Novell Certification
15 18 (7.56%) GCFA
16 16 (6.72%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.97%) PCI DSS
2 28 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.68%) GPG13
6 3 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) COSO
7 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.42%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (16.81%) Snort
2 25 (10.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (5.04%) Firmware
6 5 (2.10%) HDFS
7 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (17.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 34 (14.29%) CSIRT
3 28 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 21 (8.82%) Nessus
5 19 (7.98%) RSA enVision
6 16 (6.72%) WSUS
7 15 (6.30%) EnCase
8 14 (5.88%) FTK
9 12 (5.04%) Nmap
9 12 (5.04%) QRadar
10 9 (3.78%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (2.10%) Fluentd
12 4 (1.68%) Grafana
12 4 (1.68%) Kibana
12 4 (1.68%) logstash
13 3 (1.26%) RSA Security Analytics
14 2 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 2 (0.84%) RSA Archer
15 1 (0.42%) ArcSight ESM
15 1 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 47 (19.75%) ArcSight
2 33 (13.87%) Cisco
2 33 (13.87%) FireEye
3 27 (11.34%) LogRhythm
4 24 (10.08%) Sun
5 21 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 19 (7.98%) NetWitness
7 16 (6.72%) CheckPoint
7 16 (6.72%) Qualys
8 15 (6.30%) LogLogic
9 13 (5.46%) VMware
10 12 (5.04%) TOWER Software
11 11 (4.62%) Palo Alto
11 11 (4.62%) Splunk
12 10 (4.20%) Blue Coat
13 9 (3.78%) Intel Security
13 9 (3.78%) Sourcefire
14 8 (3.36%) Dell
15 6 (2.52%) BeyondTrust
15 6 (2.52%) Oracle
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