Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 991 980 1063
Rank change year-on-year -11 +83 +79
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 157 207 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 91 136 139
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,125 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.50% - -13.04%

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 38,782 42,567 50,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.41% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 28,746 32,680 40,569
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 12 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 20 October 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 -28 153 £55,000 - 17
UK excluding London +6 79 £46,250 -7.50% 9
London -11 71 £55,000 -8.33% 9
East of England +63 49 £37,500 - 2
North of England +39 10 £43,750 -28.86% 2
South East -7 10 £70,000 +13.82% 2
North West +3 8 £46,250 -35.09% 2
West Midlands +19 5 - - 1
Midlands +17 5 - - 1
Scotland +3 3 £67,500 -15.63% 1
South West -17 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 98 (62.42%) CISSP
2 96 (61.15%) GCIA
3 94 (59.87%) Cybersecurity
4 90 (57.32%) Firewall
5 89 (56.69%) CEH
6 88 (56.05%) SIEM
7 78 (49.68%) Security Operations
8 76 (48.41%) Information Security
9 66 (42.04%) Linux
10 60 (38.22%) Splunk
11 56 (35.67%) GSEC
11 56 (35.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 53 (33.76%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (33.12%) GIAC
14 49 (31.21%) TCP/IP
14 49 (31.21%) Threat Intelligence
15 48 (30.57%) Analytics
16 46 (29.30%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (28.66%) Degree
18 41 (26.11%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (26.11%) GREM
18 41 (26.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 40 (25.48%) SANS
19 40 (25.48%) Event Correlation
20 38 (24.20%) Self-Motivation
20 38 (24.20%) Vulnerability Management
20 38 (24.20%) Risk Management
21 37 (23.57%) Cyberthreat
22 36 (22.93%) Network Security
23 34 (21.66%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (15.29%) Apache
2 17 (10.83%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.46%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.01%) GitHub
4 10 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.64%) Office 365
7 1 (0.64%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 90 (57.32%) Firewall
2 49 (31.21%) TCP/IP
3 36 (22.93%) Network Security
4 30 (19.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (16.56%) Wireshark
6 24 (15.29%) DNS
6 24 (15.29%) HTTP
7 21 (13.38%) Internet
8 20 (12.74%) Sourcefire
9 18 (11.46%) DHCP
9 18 (11.46%) ICMP
9 18 (11.46%) SNMP
10 8 (5.10%) Wireless
11 7 (4.46%) VPN
12 6 (3.82%) ATM
12 6 (3.82%) SMTP
13 2 (1.27%) FTP
14 1 (0.64%) Broadband
14 1 (0.64%) DMZ
14 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) Big Data
2 18 (11.46%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.64%) Maltego
3 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
1 11 (7.01%) JIRA
2 9 (5.73%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.64%) AppScan
3 1 (0.64%) Paros
General
1 31 (19.75%) Retail
2 22 (14.01%) Finance
3 10 (6.37%) Legal
4 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.18%) Electronics
5 5 (3.18%) Law
5 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (47.77%) Analyst
2 29 (18.47%) Security Analyst
3 26 (16.56%) Security Engineer
4 22 (14.01%) SOC Analyst
5 16 (10.19%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (8.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (7.64%) Senior Security Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Incident Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.10%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Consultant
10 6 (3.82%) Security Manager
10 6 (3.82%) SIEM Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.18%) Firewall Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Web Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.56%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (12.10%) Regular Expression
3 10 (6.37%) PCRE
4 2 (1.27%) .NET
4 2 (1.27%) Web Services
5 1 (0.64%) JSON
5 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (35.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 53 (33.76%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (24.20%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (23.57%) Cyberthreat
5 33 (21.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 33 (21.02%) Management Information System
6 22 (14.01%) Cyber Defence
7 11 (7.01%) Computer Science
8 8 (5.10%) PKI
9 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
9 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (4.46%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (3.82%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.82%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.91%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.91%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 66 (42.04%) Linux
2 31 (19.75%) Windows
3 22 (14.01%) Mac OS X
3 22 (14.01%) Unix
4 16 (10.19%) Kali Linux
5 6 (3.82%) VMS
6 5 (3.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) AIX
7 1 (0.64%) Android
7 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.64%) CentOS
7 1 (0.64%) HPUX
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (59.87%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (56.05%) SIEM
3 78 (49.68%) Security Operations
4 76 (48.41%) Information Security
5 49 (31.21%) Threat Intelligence
6 48 (30.57%) Analytics
7 41 (26.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 41 (26.11%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (25.48%) Event Correlation
9 38 (24.20%) Risk Management
9 38 (24.20%) Vulnerability Management
10 33 (21.02%) Malware Analysis
11 31 (19.75%) Cyber Intelligence
12 27 (17.20%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (16.56%) Data Loss Prevention
13 26 (16.56%) Security Management
14 23 (14.65%) Information Management
15 22 (14.01%) Technical Analysis
16 21 (13.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.66%) Python
2 25 (15.92%) Java
3 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.10%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.64%) Ruby
6 10 (6.37%) SQL
7 3 (1.91%) Perl
8 1 (0.64%) C
8 1 (0.64%) C#
8 1 (0.64%) C++
8 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (62.42%) CISSP
2 96 (61.15%) GCIA
3 89 (56.69%) CEH
4 56 (35.67%) GSEC
5 52 (33.12%) GIAC
6 46 (29.30%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (28.66%) Degree
8 41 (26.11%) GREM
9 40 (25.48%) SANS
10 32 (20.38%) GCFA
11 31 (19.75%) CCNA
11 31 (19.75%) OSCP
12 27 (17.20%) GCFE
13 24 (15.29%) SSCP
14 17 (10.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (10.83%) CCSP
15 16 (10.19%) CREST Certified
16 15 (9.55%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (8.28%) CISM
18 12 (7.64%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.10%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.46%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (4.46%) GPG13
4 5 (3.18%) GDPR
5 3 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.27%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (15.92%) Snort
2 17 (10.83%) HDFS
3 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (14.65%) RSA Security Analytics
2 21 (13.38%) QRadar
3 18 (11.46%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (11.46%) Suricata
4 16 (10.19%) CSIRT
5 14 (8.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (5.73%) Nessus
7 8 (5.10%) Nmap
8 6 (3.82%) OpenVAS
9 3 (1.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (1.27%) EnCase
11 1 (0.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.64%) FTK
11 1 (0.64%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.64%) Nagios
11 1 (0.64%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 60 (38.22%) Splunk
2 29 (18.47%) Qualys
3 27 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 24 (15.29%) Symantec
5 21 (13.38%) LogRhythm
6 19 (12.10%) CheckPoint
7 17 (10.83%) ArcSight
7 17 (10.83%) TippingPoint
8 13 (8.28%) AlienVault
9 8 (5.10%) FireEye
9 8 (5.10%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.46%) Cisco
10 7 (4.46%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.46%) Sophos
10 7 (4.46%) Sun
11 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.18%) SAP
13 3 (1.91%) Google
13 3 (1.91%) VMware
14 2 (1.27%) TOWER Software