Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 985 1063 1137
Rank change year-on-year +78 +74 +70
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 226 159 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.084% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 137 121 162
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £34,920 £36,250 £35,088
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% -16.67% +33.33%

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 43206 49488 60078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.15% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33198 39694 48014
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 13 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 24 November 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 +114 220 £57,500 - 10
London +66 129 £65,000 -7.14% 1
UK excluding London +58 92 £53,000 +6.00% 9
South East +23 25 £60,000 +8.60% 2
South West +36 23 £31,600 -42.55%
Midlands +43 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West Midlands +25 17 £50,000 - 2
North of England - 15 £50,000 - 3
North West - 11 £51,500 - 1
East Midlands +33 5 £57,500 +27.78%
East of England +11 5 £37,500 +4.17% 2
North East - 4 £28,000 - 1
Scotland -7 2 £80,000 +77.78%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 153 (67.70%) Information Security
2 143 (63.27%) SIEM
3 136 (60.18%) Cybersecurity
4 123 (54.42%) GIAC
4 123 (54.42%) GCIA
5 121 (53.54%) CISSP
6 104 (46.02%) Linux
7 100 (44.25%) Security Operations
8 98 (43.36%) Windows
9 87 (38.50%) Network Security
10 82 (36.28%) Firewall
11 73 (32.30%) SANS
12 71 (31.42%) Management Information System
13 66 (29.20%) Finance
14 62 (27.43%) Cyberthreat
15 60 (26.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 59 (26.11%) Malware Analysis
17 53 (23.45%) Information Assurance
18 52 (23.01%) Degree
18 52 (23.01%) CEH
18 52 (23.01%) CREST Certified
19 51 (22.57%) Threat Intelligence
20 48 (21.24%) Virtual Machines
20 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
20 48 (21.24%) Security Architecture
21 47 (20.80%) Vulnerability Management
21 47 (20.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 44 (19.47%) CSIRT
22 44 (19.47%) SC Cleared
22 44 (19.47%) TCP/IP

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 10 (4.42%) Apache
2 9 (3.98%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) IaaS
1 1 (0.44%) PaaS
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (38.50%) Network Security
2 82 (36.28%) Firewall
3 44 (19.47%) TCP/IP
4 30 (13.27%) Internet
5 25 (11.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (3.54%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.65%) LAN
7 6 (2.65%) WAN
8 4 (1.77%) VoIP
9 3 (1.33%) Wireless
10 1 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.98%) Big Data
1 9 (3.98%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) AppScan
1 3 (1.33%) Metasploit
1 3 (1.33%) Paros
General
1 66 (29.20%) Finance
2 17 (7.52%) Legal
3 9 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.65%) Law
5 5 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 145 (64.16%) Analyst
2 99 (43.81%) Security Analyst
3 40 (17.70%) SOC Analyst
4 29 (12.83%) Senior Analyst
5 22 (9.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 20 (8.85%) Consultant
7 17 (7.52%) Senior Security Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Cisco Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Incident Analyst
9 14 (6.19%) Operations Analyst
9 14 (6.19%) Security Operations Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Check Point Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Information Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Information Security Analyst
10 12 (5.31%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 11 (4.87%) Junior
12 9 (3.98%) Incident Manager
12 9 (3.98%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (3.98%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.29%) .NET
2 12 (5.31%) Web Services
3 9 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (3.98%) PCRE
3 9 (3.98%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 71 (31.42%) Management Information System
2 62 (27.43%) Cyberthreat
3 42 (18.58%) Computer Science
4 39 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (13.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 20 (8.85%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (5.31%) Reinsurance
8 11 (4.87%) Cybercrime
9 7 (3.10%) Smart Meter
10 5 (2.21%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (2.21%) iPad
11 4 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.77%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.33%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.88%) CESG
13 2 (0.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (0.88%) Fintech
13 2 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 104 (46.02%) Linux
2 98 (43.36%) Windows
3 42 (18.58%) Unix
4 4 (1.77%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.33%) Android
5 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (67.70%) Information Security
2 143 (63.27%) SIEM
3 136 (60.18%) Cybersecurity
4 100 (44.25%) Security Operations
5 59 (26.11%) Malware Analysis
6 53 (23.45%) Information Assurance
7 51 (22.57%) Threat Intelligence
8 48 (21.24%) Security Architecture
9 47 (20.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 47 (20.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 43 (19.03%) Incident Management
11 40 (17.70%) ITIL
11 40 (17.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (17.26%) Security Monitoring
13 38 (16.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 32 (14.16%) Service Management
15 29 (12.83%) Forensic Analysis
16 28 (12.39%) Computer Security
17 27 (11.95%) Mentoring
18 26 (11.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.73%) Java
2 21 (9.29%) Python
3 18 (7.96%) Ruby
4 17 (7.52%) SQL
5 13 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 13 (5.75%) C
6 4 (1.77%) Perl
7 2 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) C#
8 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (54.42%) GCIA
1 123 (54.42%) GIAC
2 121 (53.54%) CISSP
3 73 (32.30%) SANS
4 52 (23.01%) CEH
4 52 (23.01%) CREST Certified
4 52 (23.01%) Degree
5 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
6 44 (19.47%) SC Cleared
7 31 (13.72%) CISM
8 29 (12.83%) DV Cleared
9 28 (12.39%) GCFA
10 27 (11.95%) GSEC
11 20 (8.85%) OSCP
12 15 (6.64%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (5.75%) GREM
13 13 (5.75%) Novell Certification
14 10 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (4.42%) GCFE
15 9 (3.98%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (26.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (7.96%) NIST 800
3 14 (6.19%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.98%) GPG13
5 2 (0.88%) COBIT
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (21.24%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (9.29%) Snort
3 9 (3.98%) HDFS
4 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (19.47%) CSIRT
2 42 (18.58%) QRadar
3 29 (12.83%) Nessus
4 26 (11.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (6.64%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (5.31%) Suricata
7 5 (2.21%) EnCase
7 5 (2.21%) RSA enVision
8 4 (1.77%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (1.33%) Fluentd
9 3 (1.33%) HP Fortify
9 3 (1.33%) Nmap
9 3 (1.33%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.88%) FTK
10 2 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 34 (15.04%) Oracle
2 27 (11.95%) FireEye
3 26 (11.50%) BeyondTrust
4 21 (9.29%) Cisco
4 21 (9.29%) Splunk
5 19 (8.41%) McAfee
6 16 (7.08%) Sourcefire
6 16 (7.08%) Sun
7 15 (6.64%) Blue Coat
7 15 (6.64%) CheckPoint
7 15 (6.64%) Dell
8 14 (6.19%) ArcSight
9 12 (5.31%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.31%) Palo Alto
9 12 (5.31%) Sophos
9 12 (5.31%) TippingPoint
10 9 (3.98%) LogRhythm
10 9 (3.98%) NetWitness
11 6 (2.65%) AlienVault
12 5 (2.21%) LogLogic