The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GSEC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 931 937
Rank change year-on-year +123 +6  
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 44 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.066% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 12
Median salary £62,500 £73,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% +55.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £85,000 £74,750
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26%  

GSEC 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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GSEC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GSEC in the UK

GSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSEC.

Salary trend for GSEC in the UK

GSEC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSEC over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GSEC in the UK

GSEC
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +99 44 £62,500 -15.25% 10
London +95 38 £62,500 -21.87% 8
City of London - 8 £62,500 - 1
East of England - 4 £65,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £65,000 -
South East +59 2 £34,000 -32.00%
Berkshire +39 1 £34,000 -51.42%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £34,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,296 - 1
Winchester - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £44,296 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing GSEC 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 GSEC.

1 74 (76.29%) CISSP
2 67 (69.07%) Information Security
3 63 (64.95%) CISM
4 52 (53.61%) GIAC
5 46 (47.42%) CEH
6 42 (43.30%) Linux
7 37 (38.14%) Windows
8 36 (37.11%) Security Monitoring
9 35 (36.08%) CISA
10 31 (31.96%) Symantec
10 31 (31.96%) Finance
11 30 (30.93%) Security Operations
12 29 (29.90%) SANS
12 29 (29.90%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (28.87%) SIEM
14 27 (27.84%) GCED
14 27 (27.84%) Management Information System
14 27 (27.84%) Banking
15 26 (26.80%) GCIH
16 25 (25.77%) GCIA
17 24 (24.74%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (24.74%) Unix
17 24 (24.74%) Qualys
17 24 (24.74%) PCI DSS
17 24 (24.74%) Security Operations Centre
17 24 (24.74%) Malware Analysis
18 23 (23.71%) Kalman Filter
18 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 23 (23.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (22.68%) Incident Management

GSEC
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 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Office 365
1 10 (10.31%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (17.53%) Network Security
3 14 (14.43%) Firewall
4 5 (5.15%) Internet
5 4 (4.12%) Junos
6 1 (1.03%) BGP
6 1 (1.03%) DHCP
6 1 (1.03%) DNS
6 1 (1.03%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.03%) IPsec
6 1 (1.03%) OSPF
6 1 (1.03%) SSL
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
2 1 (1.03%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 27 (27.84%) Banking
3 16 (16.49%) Retail
4 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (62.89%) Analyst
2 40 (41.24%) Security Analyst
3 21 (21.65%) Security Engineer
4 20 (20.62%) Malware Analyst
4 20 (20.62%) Monitoring Analyst
5 13 (13.40%) Splunk Engineer
6 12 (12.37%) Information Analyst
6 12 (12.37%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (12.37%) Principal Security Analyst
6 12 (12.37%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) IT Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) IT Security Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Network Security Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Network Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Information Security Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Security Analyst
11 4 (4.12%) Architect
11 4 (4.12%) Head of Security
11 4 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.03%) HTML
2 1 (1.03%) HTML5
2 1 (1.03%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.84%) Management Information System
2 24 (24.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (8.25%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (8.25%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.12%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.03%) e-Health
7 1 (1.03%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.30%) Linux
2 37 (38.14%) Windows
3 24 (24.74%) Unix
4 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) Information Security
2 36 (37.11%) Security Monitoring
3 30 (30.93%) Security Operations
4 29 (29.90%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (28.87%) SIEM
6 24 (24.74%) Malware Analysis
7 23 (23.71%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (23.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 22 (22.68%) Incident Management
9 21 (21.65%) Attack Monitoring
9 21 (21.65%) Computer Security
9 21 (21.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 20 (20.62%) Threat Analysis
11 16 (16.49%) OWASP
12 11 (11.34%) ITIL
12 11 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (9.28%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (9.28%) Risk Management
14 8 (8.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) Perl
1 14 (14.43%) Python
1 14 (14.43%) Ruby
2 13 (13.40%) Bourne shell
2 13 (13.40%) Korn
3 9 (9.28%) C
4 1 (1.03%) C++
4 1 (1.03%) Go
4 1 (1.03%) Haskell
4 1 (1.03%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (76.29%) CISSP
2 63 (64.95%) CISM
3 52 (53.61%) GIAC
4 46 (47.42%) CEH
5 35 (36.08%) CISA
6 29 (29.90%) SANS
7 27 (27.84%) GCED
8 26 (26.80%) GCIH
9 25 (25.77%) GCIA
10 19 (19.59%) GISF
11 16 (16.49%) ISACA
12 8 (8.25%) CCNA
12 8 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (4.12%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (4.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (4.12%) JNCIA
13 4 (4.12%) MBCS
13 4 (4.12%) Security+ Certification
14 3 (3.09%) CREST Certified
14 3 (3.09%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.74%) PCI DSS
2 10 (10.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (9.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.03%) KVM
3 1 (1.03%) LXC
3 1 (1.03%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Snort
3 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (22.68%) Nessus
2 21 (21.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 19 (19.59%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (10.31%) SCOM
5 8 (8.25%) SCCM
6 1 (1.03%) EnCase
6 1 (1.03%) Mesos
6 1 (1.03%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.03%) Nmap
6 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (31.96%) Symantec
2 24 (24.74%) Qualys
3 20 (20.62%) CyberArk
4 19 (19.59%) Intel Security
4 19 (19.59%) Splunk
5 18 (18.56%) Palo Alto
6 15 (15.46%) Cisco
7 10 (10.31%) Oracle
7 10 (10.31%) SAP
8 6 (6.19%) Aveksa
9 4 (4.12%) Cloudera
9 4 (4.12%) Juniper
9 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.12%) VMware
10 1 (1.03%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.03%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.03%) Pegasus
10 1 (1.03%) Rapid7
10 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.03%) Sophos
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