Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 971 672 1012
Rank change year-on-year -299 +340 +11
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 90 46 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.085% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.41% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30 34 51
10th Percentile " £39,875 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,313 £47,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -2.65%
75th Percentile " £79,375 £65,625
90th Percentile £82,625 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +29.41%

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 28,493 11,267 30,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.98% 20.73% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15,732 8,768 23,109
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,475 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.02% +8.89% -

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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 -282 73 £68,750 -1.79% 7
UK excluding London -201 46 £65,000 +13.04% 4
South East -130 27 £80,000 +36.17% 2
London -242 24 £65,000 -13.33% 3
East of England - 5 - - 1
Wales -47 4 £65,000 -
North of England -126 4 - - 1
North West - 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £65,000 -
East Midlands -66 2 - -
Midlands -113 2 - -
Work from Home -266 1 £80,000 +6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 84 (93.33%) Information Security
2 82 (91.11%) GCIA
3 76 (84.44%) SANS
4 71 (78.89%) Cybersecurity
4 71 (78.89%) SIEM
5 66 (73.33%) Analytics
6 64 (71.11%) Azure
6 64 (71.11%) Windows
7 61 (67.78%) Azure Sentinel
8 60 (66.67%) Python
9 59 (65.56%) GCFA
10 58 (64.44%) Risk Management
10 58 (64.44%) Degree
11 57 (63.33%) PowerShell
12 56 (62.22%) Linux
12 56 (62.22%) JavaScript
13 55 (61.11%) AWS
14 54 (60.00%) Mac OS
14 54 (60.00%) Perl
15 53 (58.89%) C#
15 53 (58.89%) VB
15 53 (58.89%) XML
15 53 (58.89%) Identity Management
15 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (58.89%) Sentinel
15 53 (58.89%) Ruby
15 53 (58.89%) DevOps
15 53 (58.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 53 (58.89%) AWS CloudTrail
15 53 (58.89%) Mentoring

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:

Business Applications
1 53 (58.89%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (71.11%) Azure
2 61 (67.78%) Azure Sentinel
3 55 (61.11%) AWS
4 53 (58.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 53 (58.89%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 53 (58.89%) Amazon S3
4 53 (58.89%) AWS CloudTrail
4 53 (58.89%) AWS Lambda
4 53 (58.89%) Azure Logic Apps
4 53 (58.89%) CloudFront
4 53 (58.89%) Serverless
5 11 (12.22%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (8.89%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (5.56%) Network Security
3 3 (3.33%) Broadband
3 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.22%) Internet
4 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.22%) SMTP
5 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) Power BI
2 2 (2.22%) DTS
General
1 29 (32.22%) Social Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Banking
3 12 (13.33%) Back Office
4 6 (6.67%) Finance
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 59 (65.56%) Security Engineer
2 54 (60.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 12 (13.33%) Information Manager
3 12 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
3 12 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 10 (11.11%) Incident Manager
5 8 (8.89%) SOC Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Analyst
7 2 (2.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Head of Information
7 2 (2.22%) Head of Information Security
7 2 (2.22%) Head of Security
7 2 (2.22%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.22%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.22%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.22%) SOC Analyst
8 1 (1.11%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (1.11%) Incident Responder
8 1 (1.11%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (58.89%) JSON
1 53 (58.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.33%) PKI
3 2 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 64 (71.11%) Windows
2 56 (62.22%) Linux
3 54 (60.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (93.33%) Information Security
2 71 (78.89%) Cybersecurity
2 71 (78.89%) SIEM
3 66 (73.33%) Analytics
4 58 (64.44%) Risk Management
5 53 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (58.89%) API Integration
5 53 (58.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 53 (58.89%) Data Analytics
5 53 (58.89%) DevOps
5 53 (58.89%) Identity Management
5 53 (58.89%) Mentoring
5 53 (58.89%) Visualisation
6 20 (22.22%) Data Security
6 20 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
7 11 (12.22%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (7.78%) Security Operations
9 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (66.67%) Python
2 57 (63.33%) PowerShell
3 56 (62.22%) JavaScript
4 54 (60.00%) Perl
5 53 (58.89%) C#
5 53 (58.89%) Ruby
5 53 (58.89%) VB
6 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.33%) C
7 3 (3.33%) Go
8 2 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (91.11%) GCIA
2 76 (84.44%) SANS
3 59 (65.56%) GCFA
4 58 (64.44%) Degree
5 53 (58.89%) GCFE
6 28 (31.11%) GSEC
7 10 (11.11%) CISSP
8 7 (7.78%) GIAC
8 7 (7.78%) OSCP
8 7 (7.78%) SSCP
9 6 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (5.56%) CEH
11 4 (4.44%) CISM
12 3 (3.33%) CCNA
12 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
13 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.22%) GCED
13 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (14.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 12 (13.33%) SOC 1
3 12 (13.33%) SOC 2
3 12 (13.33%) SOC 3
4 8 (8.89%) NIST
5 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.11%) GDPR
5 1 (1.11%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.11%) NCSC
5 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Nessus
1 3 (3.33%) Nexpose
1 3 (3.33%) Nmap
2 2 (2.22%) EnCase
2 2 (2.22%) FTK
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) AlienVault
2 8 (8.89%) Carbon Black
3 3 (3.33%) Openreach
4 2 (2.22%) Cellebrite
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Cylance
5 1 (1.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.11%) SonicWALL