Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 959 980 1046
Rank change year-on-year +21 +66 +62
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 166 221 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 79 127 126
UK median annual salary £56,500 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.74% +6.48% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,030 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.81% +6.00% -16.67%

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 37,643 42,669 48,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.80% 23.95% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27,589 32,795 38,603
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +28 164 £56,500 -1.74% 11
UK excluding London +55 85 £42,500 -19.81% 8
London -10 74 £57,500 -11.54% 4
East of England +78 58 £35,000 -6.67% 2
South East -5 12 £70,000 +16.67%
North of England +19 7 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Midlands +28 5 - -
North West +9 5 £49,750 -0.50% 4
Midlands +7 5 - -
South West +3 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Scotland -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 129 (77.71%) GCIA
2 110 (66.27%) Cybersecurity
3 103 (62.05%) Firewall
4 97 (58.43%) CEH
5 94 (56.63%) SIEM
6 88 (53.01%) CISSP
7 86 (51.81%) Information Security
8 77 (46.39%) Linux
9 74 (44.58%) Security Operations
10 73 (43.98%) GSEC
11 62 (37.35%) Splunk
12 61 (36.75%) Analytical Skills
13 60 (36.14%) TCP/IP
14 56 (33.73%) Threat Intelligence
15 54 (32.53%) Security Operations Centre
16 48 (28.92%) Cyberthreat
16 48 (28.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 48 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (28.31%) GIAC
17 47 (28.31%) GREM
17 47 (28.31%) Vulnerability Management
17 47 (28.31%) SANS
17 47 (28.31%) Problem-Solving
18 45 (27.11%) Analytics
19 44 (26.51%) Windows
20 42 (25.30%) Degree
20 42 (25.30%) Self-Motivation
21 41 (24.70%) Management Information System
22 40 (24.10%) Retail
23 38 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection

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 (7.83%) Apache
2 8 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.01%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.84%) GitHub
3 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.22%) SaaS
6 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.20%) Office 365
7 2 (1.20%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 103 (62.05%) Firewall
2 60 (36.14%) TCP/IP
3 38 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (18.07%) DNS
5 28 (16.87%) Network Security
5 28 (16.87%) Wireshark
6 27 (16.27%) HTTP
7 23 (13.86%) DHCP
7 23 (13.86%) ICMP
7 23 (13.86%) SNMP
8 20 (12.05%) Internet
9 14 (8.43%) Sourcefire
10 7 (4.22%) SMTP
11 6 (3.61%) ATM
11 6 (3.61%) Wireless
12 5 (3.01%) VPN
13 3 (1.81%) FTP
13 3 (1.81%) SSL
14 1 (0.60%) Broadband
14 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) Big Data
2 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.60%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 18 (10.84%) Jenkins
1 18 (10.84%) JIRA
2 10 (6.02%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.60%) AppScan
3 1 (0.60%) Paros
General
1 40 (24.10%) Retail
2 18 (10.84%) Finance
3 15 (9.04%) Legal
4 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.22%) Electronics
5 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.22%) Marketing
6 5 (3.01%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (48.80%) Analyst
2 36 (21.69%) Security Analyst
3 31 (18.67%) Security Engineer
4 25 (15.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 24 (14.46%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (12.05%) Senior Security Analyst
7 16 (9.64%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 13 (7.83%) SOC Analyst
9 11 (6.63%) SIEM Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) SOC Engineer
10 10 (6.02%) Incident Analyst
11 9 (5.42%) Incident Manager
12 7 (4.22%) Information Assurance Specialist
12 7 (4.22%) Information Specialist
12 7 (4.22%) Security Manager
13 6 (3.61%) Security Incident Manager
13 6 (3.61%) Technical Leader
14 5 (3.01%) Automation Engineer
14 5 (3.01%) Senior Incident Analyst
14 5 (3.01%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) Regular Expression
2 14 (8.43%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.01%) PCRE
4 4 (2.41%) .NET
5 2 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.75%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (32.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 48 (28.92%) Cyberthreat
4 42 (25.30%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (24.70%) Management Information System
6 30 (18.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 28 (16.87%) Cyber Defence
8 10 (6.02%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (4.22%) PKI
10 6 (3.61%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.61%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (3.61%) Cyberattack
11 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
11 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.60%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 77 (46.39%) Linux
2 44 (26.51%) Windows
3 29 (17.47%) Unix
4 27 (16.27%) Mac OS X
5 15 (9.04%) Kali Linux
6 6 (3.61%) VMS
7 4 (2.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (66.27%) Cybersecurity
2 94 (56.63%) SIEM
3 86 (51.81%) Information Security
4 74 (44.58%) Security Operations
5 56 (33.73%) Threat Intelligence
6 48 (28.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 47 (28.31%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (28.31%) Vulnerability Management
8 45 (27.11%) Analytics
9 36 (21.69%) Cyber Intelligence
9 36 (21.69%) Risk Management
10 33 (19.88%) Critical Thinking
11 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (19.28%) Event Correlation
11 32 (19.28%) Malware Analysis
12 28 (16.87%) Data Loss Prevention
12 28 (16.87%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (15.66%) DevOps
14 25 (15.06%) Security Management
14 25 (15.06%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.28%) Java
1 32 (19.28%) Python
2 24 (14.46%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.84%) SQL
4 12 (7.23%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.22%) Ruby
6 2 (1.20%) C
6 2 (1.20%) C#
6 2 (1.20%) C++
6 2 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (77.71%) GCIA
2 97 (58.43%) CEH
3 88 (53.01%) CISSP
4 73 (43.98%) GSEC
5 48 (28.92%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (28.31%) GIAC
6 47 (28.31%) GREM
6 47 (28.31%) SANS
7 42 (25.30%) Degree
8 36 (21.69%) GCFA
9 35 (21.08%) CCNA
10 30 (18.07%) GCFE
11 25 (15.06%) SSCP
12 20 (12.05%) OSCP
13 19 (11.45%) CREST Certified
14 13 (7.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 13 (7.83%) CCSP
15 12 (7.23%) CISM
16 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
16 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.82%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.01%) GDPR
5 4 (2.41%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.81%) GPG13
7 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) Snort
2 8 (4.82%) HDFS
3 5 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.20%) Squid
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (16.27%) CSIRT
2 24 (14.46%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (14.46%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (10.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 16 (9.64%) QRadar
5 10 (6.02%) Nessus
5 10 (6.02%) Suricata
6 8 (4.82%) Nmap
7 6 (3.61%) OpenVAS
8 3 (1.81%) EnCase
9 2 (1.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (1.20%) FTK
9 2 (1.20%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.60%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.60%) Nagios
10 1 (0.60%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 62 (37.35%) Splunk
2 37 (22.29%) Qualys
3 27 (16.27%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.66%) CheckPoint
4 26 (15.66%) Symantec
5 17 (10.24%) LogRhythm
6 15 (9.04%) Sun
7 13 (7.83%) ArcSight
8 9 (5.42%) AlienVault
9 8 (4.82%) TippingPoint
10 7 (4.22%) SAP
11 5 (3.01%) FireEye
11 5 (3.01%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.41%) Google
12 4 (2.41%) TOWER Software
13 3 (1.81%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.81%) Sophos
14 2 (1.20%) Cisco
14 2 (1.20%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.20%) McAfee