Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 955 1042 1129
Rank change year-on-year +87 +87 +96
Permanent jobs citing GCIH 208 175 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 138 141 168
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,375 £36,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year - -14.89% +30.56%

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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIH in the UK

GCIH
Top 12 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 October 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 +114 203 £55,000 -8.33% 15
London +26 112 £62,500 -7.41% 8
UK excluding London +80 92 £50,000 - 7
South West +27 28 £40,000 -30.43%
South East +36 22 £61,500 +23.00% 1
North of England +34 19 £61,500 +37.43% 3
Midlands +47 18 £45,000 +2.86% 2
West Midlands +39 18 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North West +9 15 £71,250 +59.22% 1
North East - 4 £28,000 - 1
East of England +17 3 £37,500 +4.17% 1
Scotland -7 2 £80,000 +52.38%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 133 (63.94%) Information Security
2 126 (60.58%) SIEM
2 126 (60.58%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (52.88%) GCIA
4 107 (51.44%) GIAC
5 98 (47.12%) CISSP
6 90 (43.27%) Windows
6 90 (43.27%) Linux
7 84 (40.38%) Security Operations
8 72 (34.62%) Firewall
9 71 (34.13%) Network Security
10 66 (31.73%) Finance
11 58 (27.88%) CREST Certified
12 57 (27.40%) SANS
13 56 (26.92%) Security Architecture
14 55 (26.44%) Management Information System
15 54 (25.96%) Cyberthreat
16 52 (25.00%) Security Cleared
17 48 (23.08%) SC Cleared
18 46 (22.12%) Information Assurance
18 46 (22.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 46 (22.12%) Threat Intelligence
19 44 (21.15%) Security Monitoring
19 44 (21.15%) Malware Analysis
20 43 (20.67%) Degree
21 42 (20.19%) Virtual Machines
21 42 (20.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 39 (18.75%) TCP/IP
23 38 (18.27%) Unix
23 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills

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 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) IaaS
1 1 (0.48%) PaaS
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (34.62%) Firewall
2 71 (34.13%) Network Security
3 39 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 35 (16.83%) Internet
5 15 (7.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (6.73%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.88%) LAN
7 6 (2.88%) VoIP
7 6 (2.88%) WAN
8 5 (2.40%) Wireless
9 1 (0.48%) DNS
9 1 (0.48%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) AppScan
1 5 (2.40%) Metasploit
1 5 (2.40%) Paros
General
1 66 (31.73%) Finance
2 13 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.29%) Legal
4 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (65.38%) Analyst
2 100 (48.08%) Security Analyst
3 44 (21.15%) SOC Analyst
4 21 (10.10%) Senior Analyst
5 18 (8.65%) Consultant
6 16 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
6 16 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 16 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 13 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
7 13 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
8 12 (5.77%) Check Point Analyst
8 12 (5.77%) Information Analyst
8 12 (5.77%) Information Security Analyst
8 12 (5.77%) Senior Security Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) Incident Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) Junior
9 10 (4.81%) Security Consultant
9 10 (4.81%) Security Manager
10 9 (4.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 9 (4.33%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.58%) .NET
2 17 (8.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (26.44%) Management Information System
2 54 (25.96%) Cyberthreat
3 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 29 (13.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 27 (12.98%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (5.77%) Reinsurance
8 11 (5.29%) iPad
9 9 (4.33%) Cybercrime
10 6 (2.88%) Smart Meter
11 5 (2.40%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.92%) Life Science
12 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.96%) CESG
13 2 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.48%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.27%) Linux
1 90 (43.27%) Windows
2 38 (18.27%) Unix
3 6 (2.88%) Mac OS
4 5 (2.40%) Android
4 5 (2.40%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.40%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.48%) CentOS
5 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (63.94%) Information Security
2 126 (60.58%) Cybersecurity
2 126 (60.58%) SIEM
3 84 (40.38%) Security Operations
4 56 (26.92%) Security Architecture
5 46 (22.12%) Information Assurance
5 46 (22.12%) Threat Intelligence
6 44 (21.15%) Malware Analysis
6 44 (21.15%) Security Monitoring
7 42 (20.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 37 (17.79%) Incident Management
9 35 (16.83%) ITIL
9 35 (16.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 31 (14.90%) Penetration Testing
11 29 (13.94%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (12.98%) Service Management
12 27 (12.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 27 (12.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 26 (12.50%) Coaching
14 25 (12.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.02%) Java
2 11 (5.29%) SQL
3 4 (1.92%) C
3 4 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (0.96%) Perl
4 2 (0.96%) PHP
5 1 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (52.88%) GCIA
2 107 (51.44%) GIAC
3 98 (47.12%) CISSP
4 58 (27.88%) CREST Certified
5 57 (27.40%) SANS
6 52 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 48 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 43 (20.67%) Degree
9 35 (16.83%) DV Cleared
10 34 (16.35%) CEH
11 30 (14.42%) GCFA
12 25 (12.02%) CISM
13 22 (10.58%) GREM
14 20 (9.62%) GSEC
15 13 (6.25%) CISA
16 9 (4.33%) GCFE
16 9 (4.33%) GPEN
17 7 (3.37%) Network+ Certification
17 7 (3.37%) OSCE
17 7 (3.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.17%) NIST 800
3 13 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) COBIT
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (20.19%) Virtual Machines
2 19 (9.13%) Snort
3 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (16.35%) CSIRT
2 30 (14.42%) QRadar
3 25 (12.02%) Nessus
4 20 (9.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (7.21%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (6.25%) RSA enVision
7 7 (3.37%) EnCase
7 7 (3.37%) Nmap
8 6 (2.88%) FTK
9 5 (2.40%) HP Fortify
9 5 (2.40%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.96%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 1 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 28 (13.46%) Oracle
2 22 (10.58%) Cisco
3 20 (9.62%) BeyondTrust
4 19 (9.13%) ArcSight
5 17 (8.17%) FireEye
5 17 (8.17%) McAfee
6 15 (7.21%) Blue Coat
6 15 (7.21%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.21%) Dell
7 14 (6.73%) Splunk
8 13 (6.25%) NetWitness
9 11 (5.29%) LogLogic
9 11 (5.29%) LogRhythm
9 11 (5.29%) Sun
10 2 (0.96%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.96%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.48%) Capita