Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1035 1024 962
Rank change year-on-year -11 -62 +75
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 76 185 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.44% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 41 97 168
UK median annual salary £57,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £35,000 £43,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £79,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -16.67%

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 36,598 41,764 43,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.62% 23.53% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 26,350 31,956 34,249
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,337 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -1.18%

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 18 April 2019.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 11 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 18 April 2019. 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 -15 75 £57,250 -4.58% 7
UK excluding London +38 42 £52,000 -0.95% 6
London -10 34 £70,750 +8.85% 1
East of England +87 26 £35,000 -6.67% 2
North of England +30 7 £54,500 +9.00%
South East +5 5 £70,000 +21.74%
North West +25 4 £52,000 +4.00%
South West +26 3 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £77,500 -
Wales - 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 56 (73.68%) GCIA
2 46 (60.53%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (56.58%) CEH
4 39 (51.32%) SIEM
5 38 (50.00%) Information Security
5 38 (50.00%) Firewall
6 36 (47.37%) CISSP
7 30 (39.47%) Linux
8 29 (38.16%) GSEC
8 29 (38.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 29 (38.16%) Threat Intelligence
9 25 (32.89%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (31.58%) SANS
10 24 (31.58%) Splunk
11 23 (30.26%) Security Operations
11 23 (30.26%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (30.26%) GIAC
12 22 (28.95%) Retail
13 21 (27.63%) GCFA
13 21 (27.63%) Windows
13 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
13 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (26.32%) GREM
14 20 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
16 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
17 17 (22.37%) Analytics
17 17 (22.37%) Cyber Intelligence
18 16 (21.05%) 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 1 (1.32%) Apache
1 1 (1.32%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) GitHub
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
4 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.32%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.00%) Firewall
2 21 (27.63%) TCP/IP
3 20 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (19.74%) DNS
5 12 (15.79%) Network Security
6 9 (11.84%) Wireshark
7 8 (10.53%) DHCP
7 8 (10.53%) HTTP
7 8 (10.53%) ICMP
7 8 (10.53%) SNMP
8 7 (9.21%) FTP
8 7 (9.21%) SMTP
8 7 (9.21%) Sourcefire
8 7 (9.21%) SSL
9 4 (5.26%) Internet
10 1 (1.32%) VPN
10 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
1 7 (9.21%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (28.95%) Retail
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
3 8 (10.53%) Legal
4 4 (5.26%) Electronics
4 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.26%) Marketing
4 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (44.74%) Analyst
2 22 (28.95%) Security Analyst
3 15 (19.74%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (19.74%) Senior Security Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Incident Manager
6 8 (10.53%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) SIEM Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) SOC Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Information Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Security Incident Manager
9 2 (2.63%) DevOps Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) SOC Manager
10 1 (1.32%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.32%) Sass
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Cyberthreat
2 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (23.68%) Management Information System
4 15 (19.74%) Security Operations Centre
4 15 (19.74%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (13.16%) Cyber Defence
6 9 (11.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 7 (9.21%) Cyberattack
8 6 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (5.26%) PKI
10 2 (2.63%) Fintech
10 2 (2.63%) Smart Meter
11 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Linux
2 21 (27.63%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Mac OS X
3 8 (10.53%) Unix
4 7 (9.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (51.32%) SIEM
3 38 (50.00%) Information Security
4 29 (38.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 29 (38.16%) Threat Intelligence
5 25 (32.89%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (30.26%) Security Operations
7 19 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (22.37%) Analytics
8 17 (22.37%) Cyber Intelligence
9 16 (21.05%) Malware Analysis
10 15 (19.74%) Computer Security
10 15 (19.74%) Critical Thinking
11 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
12 13 (17.11%) Use Case
13 12 (15.79%) Security Management
14 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (14.47%) Forensic Analysis
14 11 (14.47%) Incident Management
15 10 (13.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) Java
2 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.84%) Python
3 9 (11.84%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (73.68%) GCIA
2 43 (56.58%) CEH
3 36 (47.37%) CISSP
4 29 (38.16%) GSEC
5 24 (31.58%) SANS
6 23 (30.26%) GIAC
7 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (27.63%) GCFA
8 20 (26.32%) GREM
9 14 (18.42%) CCNA
10 13 (17.11%) Degree
10 13 (17.11%) GCFE
11 9 (11.84%) SSCP
12 7 (9.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (9.21%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (9.21%) EnCE
13 6 (7.89%) CREST Certified
13 6 (7.89%) GPEN
13 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
13 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (7.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.95%) GDPR
4 3 (3.95%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.63%) vSphere
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Snort
2 1 (1.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) CSIRT
2 9 (11.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (10.53%) RSA Security Analytics
3 8 (10.53%) Stealthwatch
4 7 (9.21%) Nessus
5 6 (7.89%) Nmap
5 6 (7.89%) QRadar
6 3 (3.95%) OpenVAS
7 2 (2.63%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.32%) EnCase
8 1 (1.32%) FTK
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.32%) Suricata
8 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Splunk
2 15 (19.74%) Qualys
3 11 (14.47%) Symantec
4 9 (11.84%) CheckPoint
4 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.53%) Sun
6 7 (9.21%) LogRhythm
7 4 (5.26%) SAP
8 3 (3.95%) AlienVault
8 3 (3.95%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.95%) McAfee
8 3 (3.95%) TOWER Software
9 2 (2.63%) IBM
9 2 (2.63%) VMware
10 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.32%) BMC
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco
10 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat