Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1018 991 1069
Rank change year-on-year -27 +78 +96
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 148 217 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 92 158 170
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,125 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £79,750 £82,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

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 40,334 43,289 53,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.55% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29,995 33,263 43,124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 9 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 17 August 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 -52 145 £55,000 -8.33% 13
London -8 81 £55,000 -12.00% 7
UK excluding London -1 65 £52,500 -4.55% 6
East of England - 34 £53,750 - 2
South East +11 17 £85,000 +47.83%
North of England +16 10 £47,500 -34.48% 3
North West -8 10 £47,500 -34.48% 2
Scotland -8 2 £67,500 -
South West -31 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 94 (63.51%) CISSP
2 92 (62.16%) SIEM
3 80 (54.05%) Information Security
4 77 (52.03%) Security Operations
5 74 (50.00%) CEH
6 65 (43.92%) Firewall
7 61 (41.22%) Cybersecurity
8 57 (38.51%) GCIA
9 53 (35.81%) Linux
10 47 (31.76%) GIAC
11 44 (29.73%) Analytics
11 44 (29.73%) Splunk
12 43 (29.05%) Degree
13 42 (28.38%) Network Security
13 42 (28.38%) Security Operations Centre
14 41 (27.70%) Event Correlation
15 38 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (25.68%) Vulnerability Management
16 34 (22.97%) Python
16 34 (22.97%) Threat Intelligence
17 33 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (22.30%) GCFA
18 32 (21.62%) Apache
19 31 (20.95%) GSEC
19 31 (20.95%) Risk Management
19 31 (20.95%) OSCP
20 30 (20.27%) Management Information System
20 30 (20.27%) TCP/IP
20 30 (20.27%) Self-Motivation
20 30 (20.27%) Malware Analysis

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 32 (21.62%) Apache
2 25 (16.89%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.70%) JBoss
3 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.08%) GitHub
4 5 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.38%) SaaS
5 3 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (43.92%) Firewall
2 42 (28.38%) Network Security
3 30 (20.27%) TCP/IP
4 28 (18.92%) Sourcefire
5 21 (14.19%) DNS
6 19 (12.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (12.16%) HTTP
8 16 (10.81%) Wireshark
9 12 (8.11%) DHCP
10 11 (7.43%) ICMP
10 11 (7.43%) SNMP
11 7 (4.73%) Internet
11 7 (4.73%) SMTP
12 5 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.38%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (3.38%) VPN
13 4 (2.70%) FTP
14 3 (2.03%) SAN
14 3 (2.03%) Wireless
15 2 (1.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) Big Data
1 26 (17.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.68%) GIS
2 1 (0.68%) Maltego
2 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Jenkins
1 9 (6.08%) JIRA
2 3 (2.03%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (16.89%) Finance
2 18 (12.16%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Law
4 3 (2.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.35%) Advertising
5 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (42.57%) Analyst
2 37 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 23 (15.54%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) SOC Analyst
5 13 (8.78%) Operations Analyst
5 13 (8.78%) Security Operations Analyst
5 13 (8.78%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Incident Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Senior Security Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) SIEM Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Firewall Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Web Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Web Applications Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Security Specialist
9 7 (4.73%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.27%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (12.84%) Regular Expression
3 16 (10.81%) PCRE
4 5 (3.38%) Web Services
5 4 (2.70%) LDAP
6 3 (2.03%) Middleware
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 38 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (20.27%) Management Information System
3 30 (20.27%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (16.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 22 (14.86%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (6.76%) Computer Science
6 10 (6.76%) Cyber Defence
7 7 (4.73%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.73%) PKI
8 6 (4.05%) Smart Meter
9 5 (3.38%) Cyberattack
10 3 (2.03%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.35%) BYOD
11 2 (1.35%) Fintech
12 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.68%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Linux
2 18 (12.16%) Windows
3 14 (9.46%) Mac OS X
4 10 (6.76%) Unix
5 6 (4.05%) Kali Linux
6 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.70%) Solaris
8 3 (2.03%) VMS
9 1 (0.68%) AIX
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (62.16%) SIEM
2 80 (54.05%) Information Security
3 77 (52.03%) Security Operations
4 61 (41.22%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (29.73%) Analytics
6 41 (27.70%) Event Correlation
7 38 (25.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 34 (22.97%) Threat Intelligence
9 33 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (20.95%) Risk Management
11 30 (20.27%) Malware Analysis
12 27 (18.24%) Machine Learning
13 26 (17.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 26 (17.57%) Security Management
14 24 (16.22%) Identity Access Management
15 21 (14.19%) Cyber Intelligence
16 19 (12.84%) Security Architecture
16 19 (12.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 18 (12.16%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (12.16%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.97%) Python
2 28 (18.92%) Bash Shell
3 17 (11.49%) Ruby
4 12 (8.11%) Java
5 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.38%) Perl
7 3 (2.03%) C
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (63.51%) CISSP
2 74 (50.00%) CEH
3 57 (38.51%) GCIA
4 47 (31.76%) GIAC
5 43 (29.05%) Degree
6 33 (22.30%) GCFA
7 31 (20.95%) GSEC
7 31 (20.95%) OSCP
8 29 (19.59%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (19.59%) GREM
9 27 (18.24%) SANS
10 26 (17.57%) SSCP
11 23 (15.54%) GCFE
12 18 (12.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (11.49%) CCNA
14 16 (10.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 16 (10.81%) CCSP
15 14 (9.46%) CISM
16 12 (8.11%) CREST Certified
17 9 (6.08%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.08%) GPG13
2 9 (6.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.70%) COBIT
3 4 (2.70%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.35%) GDPR
4 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (16.89%) HDFS
1 25 (16.89%) Snort
2 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) Suricata
2 18 (12.16%) QRadar
3 16 (10.81%) RSA Security Analytics
4 10 (6.76%) CSIRT
4 10 (6.76%) Nessus
5 7 (4.73%) Stealthwatch
6 6 (4.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.70%) Puppet
7 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.03%) Nmap
8 3 (2.03%) OpenVAS
9 2 (1.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 44 (29.73%) Splunk
2 25 (16.89%) TippingPoint
3 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.51%) Qualys
4 17 (11.49%) LogRhythm
5 16 (10.81%) Symantec
6 13 (8.78%) Cisco
6 13 (8.78%) Red Hat
7 12 (8.11%) AlienVault
7 12 (8.11%) ArcSight
8 9 (6.08%) FireEye
8 9 (6.08%) Fortinet
8 9 (6.08%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.08%) Sophos
9 8 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.41%) VMware
10 4 (2.70%) Oracle
11 3 (2.03%) BeyondTrust
11 3 (2.03%) NetApp
12 2 (1.35%) Intel