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

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 903 954
Rank change year-on-year +90 +51  
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 70 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.020% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.076% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 69 15 14
Median salary £82,500 £62,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.00% +35.86%  
UK excluding London median salary £68,750 £57,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +19.56% +12.19%  

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 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +102 70 £82,500 +32.00% 7
London +78 61 £85,000 +7.93% 5
South East +43 5 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire - 3 £80,000 -
City of London +27 2 £80,000 -
Berkshire +26 2 £35,000 -41.66% 1
South West +9 2 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Bracknell - 2 £35,000 - 1
East of England - 1 £85,000 -
North West - 1 £32,500 -
East Anglia - 1 £85,000 -
Manchester - 1 £32,500 -
Bristol - 1 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 85 (77.27%) CISSP
2 76 (69.09%) Information Security
3 71 (64.55%) CISM
3 71 (64.55%) SIEM
4 67 (60.91%) GIAC
5 66 (60.00%) Linux
6 61 (55.45%) Finance
7 54 (49.09%) Symantec
7 54 (49.09%) CyberArk
8 53 (48.18%) Nessus
9 52 (47.27%) CEH
9 52 (47.27%) Security Operations
10 48 (43.64%) Banking
11 44 (40.00%) CISA
11 44 (40.00%) Palo Alto
11 44 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
12 42 (38.18%) Incident Management
13 41 (37.27%) GISF
14 40 (36.36%) McAfee
14 40 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
14 40 (36.36%) Splunk
15 37 (33.64%) GCIH
16 36 (32.73%) Qualys
16 36 (32.73%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (31.82%) SANS
18 33 (30.00%) Analytics
18 33 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
18 33 (30.00%) GCIA
19 32 (29.09%) SCCM
19 32 (29.09%) Security Operations Centre

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 (0.91%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 29 (26.36%) Network Security
3 23 (20.91%) Firewall
4 12 (10.91%) DHCP
4 12 (10.91%) DNS
5 11 (10.00%) BGP
5 11 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 11 (10.00%) Internet
5 11 (10.00%) IPsec
5 11 (10.00%) OSPF
5 11 (10.00%) SSL
5 11 (10.00%) VPN
5 11 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.91%) CouchDB
1 1 (0.91%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.91%) MySQL
1 1 (0.91%) Neo4j
1 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (55.45%) Finance
2 48 (43.64%) Banking
3 11 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (48.18%) Analyst
2 29 (26.36%) Security Analyst
3 23 (20.91%) Monitoring Analyst
4 20 (18.18%) Malware Analyst
5 15 (13.64%) Finance Manager
5 15 (13.64%) Network Security Analyst
5 15 (13.64%) Security Manager
6 14 (12.73%) Head of Information
6 14 (12.73%) Head of Information Security
6 14 (12.73%) Head of Security
6 14 (12.73%) Network Analyst
6 14 (12.73%) Security Engineer
7 13 (11.82%) Head of Finance
8 12 (10.91%) Information Manager
8 12 (10.91%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (10.91%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 11 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
9 11 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 11 (10.00%) Technical Leader
9 11 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.27%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.91%) HTML
2 1 (0.91%) HTML5
2 1 (0.91%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 28 (25.45%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.82%) Fintech
8 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.91%) e-Health
8 1 (0.91%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 66 (60.00%) Linux
2 29 (26.36%) Windows
3 27 (24.55%) Unix
4 13 (11.82%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.82%) CentOS
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (69.09%) Information Security
2 71 (64.55%) SIEM
3 52 (47.27%) Security Operations
4 44 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
5 42 (38.18%) Incident Management
6 36 (32.73%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (30.00%) Analytics
7 33 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
8 31 (28.18%) Kalman Filter
9 30 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (25.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (23.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 25 (22.73%) Threat Analysis
13 24 (21.82%) Attack Monitoring
14 22 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 21 (19.09%) Computer Security
15 21 (19.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
16 19 (17.27%) Performance Management
17 16 (14.55%) Privileged Access Management
18 14 (12.73%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.73%) Python
3 13 (11.82%) Perl
4 11 (10.00%) Ruby
5 10 (9.09%) Bourne shell
5 10 (9.09%) Korn
6 4 (3.64%) SQL
7 3 (2.73%) C
8 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) C++
9 1 (0.91%) Go
9 1 (0.91%) Haskell
9 1 (0.91%) Java
9 1 (0.91%) R
9 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (77.27%) CISSP
2 71 (64.55%) CISM
3 67 (60.91%) GIAC
4 52 (47.27%) CEH
5 44 (40.00%) CISA
6 41 (37.27%) GISF
7 37 (33.64%) GCIH
8 35 (31.82%) SANS
9 33 (30.00%) GCIA
10 31 (28.18%) GCED
11 7 (6.36%) CCNA
11 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (6.36%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (6.36%) CREST Certified
11 7 (6.36%) GCFA
11 7 (6.36%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.64%) Degree
13 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) Snort
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) KVM
3 1 (0.91%) LXC
3 1 (0.91%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (0.91%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (48.18%) Nessus
2 40 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
3 32 (29.09%) SCCM
4 27 (24.55%) Nexpose
5 24 (21.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (12.73%) Core Impact
6 14 (12.73%) OpenVAS
6 14 (12.73%) PowerBroker
6 14 (12.73%) QRadar
6 14 (12.73%) RSA Security Analytics
6 14 (12.73%) WSUS
7 13 (11.82%) EnCase
7 13 (11.82%) Nmap
8 2 (1.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.91%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (49.09%) CyberArk
1 54 (49.09%) Symantec
2 44 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 40 (36.36%) McAfee
3 40 (36.36%) Splunk
4 36 (32.73%) Qualys
5 30 (27.27%) Aveksa
6 28 (25.45%) LogRhythm
7 26 (23.64%) AlienVault
8 16 (14.55%) ArcSight
9 14 (12.73%) Bomgar
9 14 (12.73%) Cisco
9 14 (12.73%) SolarWinds
10 13 (11.82%) Rapid7
11 12 (10.91%) Sophos
12 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.91%) Microsoft
13 1 (0.91%) Pegasus
13 1 (0.91%) Proofpoint
13 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 3 days ago
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