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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
Rank 722 832 887
Rank change year-on-year +110 +55  
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 145 132 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 94 110 54
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,856 £47,500 £39,025
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,250 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £58,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.89% +30.55%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 29 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 25 March 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 +107 144 £60,000 -4.00% 7
London +104 95 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South West +20 20 £42,500 -30.89% 1
City of London +59 17 £62,500 -10.71%
Bristol +12 17 £42,500 -29.16% 1
South East +73 13 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands +40 12 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +26 9 £38,500 -28.37%
Warwickshire - 6 £35,000 -
Surrey +41 4 £55,000 -18.51%
Basingstoke - 4 £42,500 -
Birmingham +12 3 - -
North West -15 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Manchester -20 3 £57,500 - 1
Malvern - 3 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Farnborough +2 2 £33,500 -37.67%
Gloucester 0 2 £48,750 -17.02%
Gloucestershire -3 2 £48,750 -23.82%
Salford - 2 - - 1
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland +24 1 - -
Glasgow +22 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Warwick - 1 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £55,000 -
Exeter - 1 £33,581 -
Fleet - 1 £50,000 -
Devon - 1 £33,581 -

GCIH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 165 (69.33%) GCIA
2 156 (65.55%) Information Security
3 142 (59.66%) Windows
3 142 (59.66%) Cybersecurity
4 136 (57.14%) CISSP
5 134 (56.30%) SIEM
6 130 (54.62%) GIAC
7 121 (50.84%) Linux
8 110 (46.22%) Security Operations
9 108 (45.38%) Firewall
10 101 (42.44%) SANS
11 83 (34.87%) Unix
11 83 (34.87%) Vulnerability Management
12 76 (31.93%) TCP/IP
13 72 (30.25%) CEH
14 68 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
15 67 (28.15%) Intrusion Detection
16 66 (27.73%) Network Security
17 64 (26.89%) Security Operations Centre
18 59 (24.79%) Finance
19 57 (23.95%) Risk Management
19 57 (23.95%) Security Monitoring
20 55 (23.11%) Management Information System
20 55 (23.11%) CISM
20 55 (23.11%) Penetration Testing
21 52 (21.85%) Computer Security
22 46 (19.33%) Information Assurance
22 46 (19.33%) ArcSight
23 42 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 41 (17.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System

GCIH
Top Related 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 14 (5.88%) IIS
2 11 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.10%) Apache
3 5 (2.10%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.38%) Firewall
2 76 (31.93%) TCP/IP
3 67 (28.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 66 (27.73%) Network Security
5 32 (13.45%) Wireshark
6 24 (10.08%) DNS
7 21 (8.82%) DHCP
7 21 (8.82%) ICMP
8 19 (7.98%) SNMP
8 19 (7.98%) SSL
9 16 (6.72%) Internet
10 15 (6.30%) LAN
10 15 (6.30%) WAN
11 13 (5.46%) ADSL
11 13 (5.46%) Ethernet
11 13 (5.46%) IPsec
11 13 (5.46%) ISDN
11 13 (5.46%) MPLS
11 13 (5.46%) PSTN
11 13 (5.46%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.98%) Big Data
2 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.10%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 59 (24.79%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Legal
3 11 (4.62%) Military
4 10 (4.20%) Banking
5 5 (2.10%) Retail
6 4 (1.68%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.26%) German Language
8 2 (0.84%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 147 (61.76%) Analyst
2 85 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 60 (25.21%) SOC Analyst
4 43 (18.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 30 (12.61%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (10.92%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (8.40%) Malware Analyst
8 16 (6.72%) Consultant
9 14 (5.88%) Administrator
9 14 (5.88%) Network Engineer
9 14 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
9 14 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
10 13 (5.46%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 13 (5.46%) Security Consultant
11 12 (5.04%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 10 (4.20%) SIEM Analyst
14 9 (3.78%) Forensic Consultant
14 9 (3.78%) Junior Analyst
14 9 (3.78%) Security Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) .NET
1 13 (5.46%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.62%) HTML
3 6 (2.52%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.10%) PCRE
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.89%) Security Operations Centre
2 55 (23.11%) Management Information System
3 40 (16.81%) Cyberthreat
4 36 (15.13%) Data Centre
5 17 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
6 15 (6.30%) iPad
7 14 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (5.46%) Driving Licence
9 11 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.94%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.52%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.26%) CESG
12 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.42%) PKI
13 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (59.66%) Windows
2 121 (50.84%) Linux
3 83 (34.87%) Unix
4 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.78%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.10%) CentOS
9 5 (2.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (65.55%) Information Security
2 142 (59.66%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (56.30%) SIEM
4 110 (46.22%) Security Operations
5 83 (34.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 68 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
7 57 (23.95%) Risk Management
7 57 (23.95%) Security Monitoring
8 55 (23.11%) Penetration Testing
9 52 (21.85%) Computer Security
10 46 (19.33%) Information Assurance
11 42 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (16.39%) ITIL
13 36 (15.13%) Incident Management
14 35 (14.71%) Forensic Analysis
15 32 (13.45%) Threat Detection
16 31 (13.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 29 (12.18%) Analytics
18 28 (11.76%) Change Management
19 27 (11.34%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.55%) SQL
2 29 (12.18%) Java
3 12 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.62%) C#
5 7 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.94%) Python
6 5 (2.10%) Ruby
7 3 (1.26%) C
8 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 165 (69.33%) GCIA
2 136 (57.14%) CISSP
3 130 (54.62%) GIAC
4 101 (42.44%) SANS
5 72 (30.25%) CEH
6 55 (23.11%) CISM
7 38 (15.97%) Degree
8 32 (13.45%) Security Cleared
9 31 (13.03%) Network+ Certification
10 27 (11.34%) CREST Certified
10 27 (11.34%) SC Cleared
11 25 (10.50%) GCED
11 25 (10.50%) GREM
11 25 (10.50%) GSEC
12 23 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (9.24%) CNA
13 22 (9.24%) Novell Certification
14 21 (8.82%) DV Cleared
15 18 (7.56%) GCFA
16 16 (6.72%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.81%) PCI DSS
2 28 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.68%) GPG13
6 3 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) COSO
7 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.42%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (16.39%) Snort
2 26 (10.92%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.46%) Firmware
5 5 (2.10%) HDFS
6 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (17.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 34 (14.29%) CSIRT
3 27 (11.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 22 (9.24%) Nessus
5 19 (7.98%) RSA enVision
6 17 (7.14%) WSUS
7 14 (5.88%) EnCase
8 13 (5.46%) FTK
9 12 (5.04%) Nmap
9 12 (5.04%) QRadar
10 9 (3.78%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (2.10%) Fluentd
12 4 (1.68%) Grafana
12 4 (1.68%) Kibana
12 4 (1.68%) logstash
13 3 (1.26%) RSA Security Analytics
14 2 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 2 (0.84%) RSA Archer
15 1 (0.42%) ArcSight ESM
15 1 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 46 (19.33%) ArcSight
2 34 (14.29%) Cisco
3 33 (13.87%) FireEye
4 26 (10.92%) LogRhythm
5 24 (10.08%) Sun
6 22 (9.24%) Microsoft
7 19 (7.98%) NetWitness
8 17 (7.14%) Qualys
9 16 (6.72%) CheckPoint
10 15 (6.30%) LogLogic
11 14 (5.88%) VMware
12 13 (5.46%) TOWER Software
13 11 (4.62%) Palo Alto
13 11 (4.62%) Splunk
14 10 (4.20%) Blue Coat
15 9 (3.78%) Intel Security
15 9 (3.78%) Sourcefire
16 8 (3.36%) Dell
17 6 (2.52%) BeyondTrust
17 6 (2.52%) Oracle
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