Period
to 21 August 2017

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

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 967 1057 1158
Rank change year-on-year +90 +101 +73
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 220 202 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 157 169 131
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £80,500 £82,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +13.68% +5.56%

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 42930 52844 60115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.82% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32982 42706 47740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 11 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 August 2017. 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 +105 214 £60,000 -4.00% 11
London +77 125 £62,500 -3.85% 6
UK excluding London +75 91 £55,000 +1.85% 6
South West +21 35 £42,500 -22.73%
South East +60 19 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North of England -9 18 £72,500 +62.01% 2
Midlands +36 17 £45,000 -14.29% 2
West Midlands +26 17 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North West -12 17 £72,500 +62.01%
Scotland +7 2 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 147 (66.82%) Information Security
2 130 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (55.91%) SIEM
4 121 (55.00%) GCIA
5 108 (49.09%) GIAC
6 103 (46.82%) Linux
7 94 (42.73%) Windows
8 91 (41.36%) CISSP
9 89 (40.45%) Security Operations
10 77 (35.00%) Firewall
11 67 (30.45%) SANS
12 64 (29.09%) Network Security
13 62 (28.18%) Finance
13 62 (28.18%) Security Monitoring
14 61 (27.73%) CREST Certified
14 61 (27.73%) Cyberthreat
15 60 (27.27%) Unix
16 51 (23.18%) Malware Analysis
16 51 (23.18%) Security Cleared
17 50 (22.73%) SC Cleared
18 48 (21.82%) Degree
18 48 (21.82%) Security Architecture
18 48 (21.82%) Security Operations Centre
19 47 (21.36%) TCP/IP
19 47 (21.36%) Management Information System
20 45 (20.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 44 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 44 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
22 43 (19.55%) ArcSight
23 42 (19.09%) DV Cleared

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 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) IaaS
1 1 (0.45%) PaaS
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (35.00%) Firewall
2 64 (29.09%) Network Security
3 47 (21.36%) TCP/IP
4 40 (18.18%) Internet
5 32 (14.55%) Wireshark
6 24 (10.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.73%) VoIP
8 5 (2.27%) Wireless
9 4 (1.82%) LAN
9 4 (1.82%) WAN
10 3 (1.36%) DNS
11 2 (0.91%) DHCP
11 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.91%) ICMP
11 2 (0.91%) SSL
12 1 (0.45%) LDAP
12 1 (0.45%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.27%) AppScan
1 5 (2.27%) Metasploit
1 5 (2.27%) Paros
General
1 62 (28.18%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.55%) Legal
4 7 (3.18%) Retail
5 6 (2.73%) Military
6 4 (1.82%) Banking
6 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (63.64%) Analyst
2 90 (40.91%) Security Analyst
3 60 (27.27%) SOC Analyst
4 25 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 20 (9.09%) Consultant
7 16 (7.27%) Malware Analyst
8 15 (6.82%) Security Consultant
9 14 (6.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 13 (5.91%) Junior
11 12 (5.45%) Senior Security Analyst
12 11 (5.00%) Monitoring Analyst
13 10 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Investigator
13 10 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
13 10 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
13 10 (4.55%) Security Incident Consultant
13 10 (4.55%) Security Investigator
14 9 (4.09%) Security Manager
14 9 (4.09%) Security Operations Analyst
15 8 (3.64%) Cisco Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.82%) .NET
2 18 (8.18%) Web Services
3 6 (2.73%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 61 (27.73%) Cyberthreat
2 48 (21.82%) Security Operations Centre
3 47 (21.36%) Management Information System
4 38 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (16.82%) Cyber Attack
6 28 (12.73%) Computer Science
7 19 (8.64%) iPad
8 7 (3.18%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.73%) Reinsurance
10 5 (2.27%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.82%) Life Science
11 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.45%) CESG
12 1 (0.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (46.82%) Linux
2 94 (42.73%) Windows
3 60 (27.27%) Unix
4 6 (2.73%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.27%) Android
5 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.27%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (66.82%) Information Security
2 130 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (55.91%) SIEM
4 89 (40.45%) Security Operations
5 62 (28.18%) Security Monitoring
6 51 (23.18%) Malware Analysis
7 48 (21.82%) Security Architecture
8 45 (20.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 44 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 44 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 40 (18.18%) Incident Management
11 39 (17.73%) Penetration Testing
12 38 (17.27%) Network Monitoring
13 34 (15.45%) Software Engineering
14 33 (15.00%) Coaching
15 32 (14.55%) Information Assurance
16 31 (14.09%) ITIL
17 29 (13.18%) Mentoring
18 27 (12.27%) Service Management
19 26 (11.82%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.82%) Java
2 15 (6.82%) SQL
3 7 (3.18%) C#
3 7 (3.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.91%) C
4 2 (0.91%) PHP
4 2 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 121 (55.00%) GCIA
2 108 (49.09%) GIAC
3 91 (41.36%) CISSP
4 67 (30.45%) SANS
5 61 (27.73%) CREST Certified
6 51 (23.18%) Security Cleared
7 50 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 48 (21.82%) Degree
9 42 (19.09%) DV Cleared
10 41 (18.64%) CEH
11 40 (18.18%) GCFA
12 32 (14.55%) GREM
13 31 (14.09%) CISM
14 30 (13.64%) GSEC
15 21 (9.55%) GCED
16 16 (7.27%) GPEN
17 14 (6.36%) CISA
18 9 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
19 7 (3.18%) CHFI
19 7 (3.18%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.00%) NIST 800
3 9 (4.09%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) GPG13
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 41 (18.64%) Snort
2 29 (13.18%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (13.18%) CSIRT
2 25 (11.36%) RSA enVision
3 23 (10.45%) Nessus
4 21 (9.55%) QRadar
5 17 (7.73%) Nmap
6 16 (7.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (6.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (4.55%) EnCase
8 10 (4.55%) FTK
8 10 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.27%) HP Fortify
9 5 (2.27%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 43 (19.55%) ArcSight
2 28 (12.73%) LogRhythm
3 22 (10.00%) FireEye
4 20 (9.09%) Oracle
5 19 (8.64%) Cisco
5 19 (8.64%) LogLogic
5 19 (8.64%) NetWitness
6 18 (8.18%) BeyondTrust
7 10 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 10 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.55%) Dell
7 10 (4.55%) McAfee
7 10 (4.55%) Splunk
8 6 (2.73%) Sun
9 2 (0.91%) F5
10 1 (0.45%) Citrix