Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 629 1018 1014
Rank change year-on-year +389 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 51 63 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.046% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.20% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36 51 93
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -2.22%
10th Percentile £44,375 £42,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.73% +22.22% -10.00%

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 10,495 31,597 38,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 23.07% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,858 23,081 28,787
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GCIH.

Salary trend for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCIH over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 10 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 21 October 2020. 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 +355 39 £65,000 +18.18% 6
UK excluding London +294 28 £62,000 +12.73% 4
London +284 23 £75,000 +57.89% 2
Midlands +123 12 £60,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +98 12 £60,000 +9.09%
Wales - 9 - -
Scotland +94 3 - -
South East +196 2 £75,000 -16.67% 2
South West +120 2 £65,000 - 1
Work from Home +29 1 £75,000 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 47 (92.16%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (68.63%) SIEM
2 35 (68.63%) GCIA
3 32 (62.75%) Information Security
3 32 (62.75%) Security Operations
4 31 (60.78%) Firewall
5 29 (56.86%) CISSP
6 26 (50.98%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (49.02%) Azure
7 25 (49.02%) AWS
7 25 (49.02%) Linux
8 24 (47.06%) Windows
9 23 (45.10%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (45.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 23 (45.10%) Threat Intelligence
10 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
11 20 (39.22%) Finance
11 20 (39.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (37.25%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (37.25%) Wireshark
12 19 (37.25%) GCFA
13 18 (35.29%) CREST Certified
14 17 (33.33%) Cyber Intelligence
14 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
15 16 (31.37%) SANS
16 15 (29.41%) Malware Reverse Engineering
16 15 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
16 15 (29.41%) Bash Shell
16 15 (29.41%) Degree
17 14 (27.45%) Sentinel

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (49.02%) AWS
1 25 (49.02%) Azure
2 11 (21.57%) Office 365
3 9 (17.65%) Logic Apps
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (1.96%) GCP
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) Wireshark
3 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
4 13 (25.49%) VPN
5 12 (23.53%) DNS
5 12 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (17.65%) DKIM
6 9 (17.65%) DMARC
7 8 (15.69%) SSL
8 7 (13.73%) LAN
8 7 (13.73%) WAN
9 6 (11.76%) DMZ
10 3 (5.88%) tcpdump
11 2 (3.92%) DHCP
11 2 (3.92%) HTTP
11 2 (3.92%) ICMP
11 2 (3.92%) Network Security
11 2 (3.92%) SNMP
12 1 (1.96%) FTP
12 1 (1.96%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Manufacturing
3 8 (15.69%) Banking
4 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
5 6 (11.76%) Law
6 4 (7.84%) Legal
7 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.96%) French Language
8 1 (1.96%) German Language
8 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Information Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) Information Risk Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) Risk Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) Security Risk Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 5 (9.80%) Security Manager
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Incident Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Incident Manager
8 4 (7.84%) Security Incident Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Operational Security Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Operations Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.98%) Security Operations Centre
2 19 (37.25%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (17.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (13.73%) Robotics
6 6 (11.76%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.96%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.96%) FMCG
7 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.96%) PKI
7 1 (1.96%) PMI
7 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
4 9 (17.65%) Kali Linux
5 8 (15.69%) Unix
6 7 (13.73%) Solaris
6 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.84%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (92.16%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (68.63%) SIEM
3 32 (62.75%) Information Security
3 32 (62.75%) Security Operations
4 23 (45.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 23 (45.10%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (45.10%) Threat Intelligence
5 20 (39.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (33.33%) Cyber Intelligence
7 15 (29.41%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 15 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
8 14 (27.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (23.53%) Security Monitoring
10 10 (19.61%) Analytics
10 10 (19.61%) Ethical Hacking
10 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
10 10 (19.61%) Security Testing
11 9 (17.65%) Database Security
11 9 (17.65%) Validation
11 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Bash Shell
2 9 (17.65%) Python
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) GCIA
2 29 (56.86%) CISSP
3 19 (37.25%) GCFA
4 18 (35.29%) CREST Certified
5 16 (31.37%) SANS
6 15 (29.41%) Degree
7 12 (23.53%) CISM
8 11 (21.57%) GIAC
9 10 (19.61%) CEH
9 10 (19.61%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (15.69%) GSEC
11 7 (13.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (13.73%) CCSP
12 5 (9.80%) CISA
12 5 (9.80%) GREM
13 4 (7.84%) CRISC
13 4 (7.84%) GCFE
13 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
14 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (15.69%) NIST
3 7 (13.73%) COBIT
4 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.96%) GDPR
5 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) Snort
3 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) CSIRT
2 4 (7.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.92%) Nessus
4 1 (1.96%) EnCase
4 1 (1.96%) FTK
4 1 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Cisco
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) Splunk
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Cellebrite
6 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee
6 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.96%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.96%) Sophos
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Tripwire