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 3 months to 29 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 810 899
Rank change year-on-year +71 +89  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 118 115 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 87 93 73
Median salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21138 26677 30312
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.83% 27.16% 27.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16494 21509 23828
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GCIH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 27 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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +77 116 £61,250 +6.52% 5
London +56 62 £62,500 -1.96% 2
South West +20 20 £42,500 -22.72%
Bristol +11 17 £42,500 +13.33%
North West -10 17 £72,500 +62.01% 2
City of London +43 13 £65,000 -7.14%
West Midlands +16 12 £42,500 +13.33%
Manchester -17 11 £72,500 +62.01% 1
Warwickshire +25 8 £43,750 +40.00%
Cheshire - 6 £73,750 - 1
South East +49 5 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £42,500 -
Malvern - 4 £42,500 -
Warwick - 4 £42,500 -
Hampshire +26 3 £42,500 -10.52%
Gloucestershire +1 3 £40,000 -38.46%
Basingstoke - 3 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +12 2 - - 1
Gloucester +7 2 £40,000 -38.46%
Oxford - 2 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £65,000 -
Glasgow +18 1 - -
Cheltenham +16 1 £60,000 -14.28%
Scotland +10 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £77,500 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 170 (69.11%) Cybersecurity
2 169 (68.70%) Information Security
3 167 (67.89%) GCIA
4 133 (54.07%) CISSP
5 131 (53.25%) GIAC
6 129 (52.44%) Linux
7 123 (50.00%) Windows
8 122 (49.59%) SIEM
9 112 (45.53%) SANS
10 105 (42.68%) Firewall
11 96 (39.02%) Unix
12 95 (38.62%) Security Operations
13 76 (30.89%) Network Security
14 72 (29.27%) Malware Analysis
15 70 (28.46%) Security Operations Centre
16 67 (27.24%) TCP/IP
17 64 (26.02%) Intrusion Detection
17 64 (26.02%) Security Monitoring
18 63 (25.61%) ArcSight
19 62 (25.20%) CISM
20 61 (24.80%) Vulnerability Management
21 60 (24.39%) CEH
21 60 (24.39%) Snort
22 53 (21.54%) Computer Security
22 53 (21.54%) Cyberthreat
23 51 (20.73%) Security Cleared
23 51 (20.73%) Finance
24 50 (20.33%) Degree
25 49 (19.92%) Management Information System
26 46 (18.70%) SC 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 5 (2.03%) Apache
1 5 (2.03%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 105 (42.68%) Firewall
2 76 (30.89%) Network Security
3 67 (27.24%) TCP/IP
4 64 (26.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (17.89%) Wireshark
6 32 (13.01%) Internet
7 9 (3.66%) DNS
8 7 (2.85%) SSL
9 6 (2.44%) DHCP
9 6 (2.44%) ICMP
10 5 (2.03%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.63%) HTTP
11 4 (1.63%) SNMP
11 4 (1.63%) VPN
12 3 (1.22%) IPv4
12 3 (1.22%) IPv6
12 3 (1.22%) LAN
12 3 (1.22%) POP3
12 3 (1.22%) SMTP
12 3 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.32%) Big Data
2 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) AppScan
1 2 (0.81%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.81%) Paros
General
1 51 (20.73%) Finance
2 23 (9.35%) Legal
3 11 (4.47%) Military
4 10 (4.07%) Retail
5 8 (3.25%) Banking
6 6 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 169 (68.70%) Analyst
2 95 (38.62%) Security Analyst
3 68 (27.64%) SOC Analyst
4 45 (18.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 34 (13.82%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (11.38%) Malware Analyst
7 26 (10.57%) Monitoring Analyst
8 17 (6.91%) Consultant
9 16 (6.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 16 (6.50%) Security Consultant
10 14 (5.69%) Cybersecurity Investigator
10 14 (5.69%) Security Investigator
11 12 (4.88%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (4.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 11 (4.47%) Junior
12 11 (4.47%) Junior Analyst
12 11 (4.47%) Security Incident Consultant
13 10 (4.07%) Junior Security Analyst
13 10 (4.07%) Security Manager
14 9 (3.66%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.94%) .NET
2 11 (4.47%) HTML
3 7 (2.85%) Web Services
4 6 (2.44%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.03%) PCRE
6 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 70 (28.46%) Security Operations Centre
2 53 (21.54%) Cyberthreat
3 49 (19.92%) Management Information System
4 30 (12.20%) Cyber Attack
5 25 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (9.35%) iPad
7 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.25%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.22%) CESG
11 3 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.81%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.81%) Life Science
12 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.41%) PKI
13 1 (0.41%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 129 (52.44%) Linux
2 123 (50.00%) Windows
3 96 (39.02%) Unix
4 2 (0.81%) Android
4 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.81%) Kali Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.41%) AIX
5 1 (0.41%) Solaris
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (69.11%) Cybersecurity
2 169 (68.70%) Information Security
3 122 (49.59%) SIEM
4 95 (38.62%) Security Operations
5 72 (29.27%) Malware Analysis
6 64 (26.02%) Security Monitoring
7 61 (24.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 53 (21.54%) Computer Security
9 42 (17.07%) Incident Management
10 41 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 41 (16.67%) Forensic Analysis
10 41 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
11 40 (16.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 36 (14.63%) Digital Forensics
12 36 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
13 35 (14.23%) Network Monitoring
14 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
15 31 (12.60%) Risk Management
16 30 (12.20%) Threat Detection
17 29 (11.79%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.85%) Java
2 35 (14.23%) SQL
3 12 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.47%) C#
5 7 (2.85%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.85%) Python
6 5 (2.03%) Ruby
7 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (67.89%) GCIA
2 133 (54.07%) CISSP
3 131 (53.25%) GIAC
4 112 (45.53%) SANS
5 62 (25.20%) CISM
6 60 (24.39%) CEH
7 51 (20.73%) Security Cleared
8 50 (20.33%) Degree
9 46 (18.70%) SC Cleared
10 43 (17.48%) CREST Certified
11 40 (16.26%) GREM
12 39 (15.85%) DV Cleared
13 38 (15.45%) GCFA
14 30 (12.20%) GCED
14 30 (12.20%) GSEC
15 29 (11.79%) Network+ Certification
16 22 (8.94%) CNA
16 22 (8.94%) Novell Certification
17 18 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (6.91%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27002
4 4 (1.63%) GPG13
5 3 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.81%) COBIT
7 1 (0.41%) COSO
7 1 (0.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 60 (24.39%) Snort
2 17 (6.91%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.03%) HDFS
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (15.45%) CSIRT
1 38 (15.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 29 (11.79%) RSA enVision
3 27 (10.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 21 (8.54%) Nmap
5 18 (7.32%) EnCase
5 18 (7.32%) FTK
6 14 (5.69%) QRadar
7 11 (4.47%) Nessus
8 9 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.03%) Fluentd
10 4 (1.63%) Kibana
10 4 (1.63%) logstash
11 3 (1.22%) WebInspect
11 3 (1.22%) WSUS
12 2 (0.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 2 (0.81%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 2 (0.81%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
13 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 63 (25.61%) ArcSight
2 42 (17.07%) LogRhythm
3 32 (13.01%) FireEye
4 23 (9.35%) LogLogic
4 23 (9.35%) NetWitness
5 22 (8.94%) Cisco
6 21 (8.54%) Sun
7 12 (4.88%) Splunk
8 9 (3.66%) BeyondTrust
8 9 (3.66%) McAfee
8 9 (3.66%) Oracle
9 8 (3.25%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.25%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.25%) Dell
10 7 (2.85%) Sourcefire
11 5 (2.03%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.03%) Microsoft
11 5 (2.03%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.03%) Sophos
11 5 (2.03%) TippingPoint
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £32500 per annum + Car + Bonus + Flex Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Dell
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago