Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1091 1128 1239
Rank change year-on-year +37 +111 +67
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 112 96 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.050% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.19% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 98 89 26
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £42,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £75,000 £70,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% -7.62% +8.25%

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 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 43333 49803 60178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.05% 26.19% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 39954 48070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

GSEC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GSEC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +75 110 £70,000 +12.00% 4
London +45 76 £80,000 +23.08%
UK excluding London +27 35 £47,500 -2.06% 4
South East +26 12 £37,000 -38.33% 2
North of England +11 11 £60,000 +62.16% 1
Yorkshire +30 6 £62,500 +68.92%
South West +4 5 £47,500 -2.06%
North East - 4 £28,000 -
Midlands +41 3 £28,000 -34.12%
East of England +9 3 £62,500 +38.89% 1
West Midlands - 3 £28,000 -
North West - 1 £32,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 78 (69.64%) SIEM
2 77 (68.75%) CISSP
3 66 (58.93%) Information Security
4 65 (58.04%) GIAC
5 47 (41.96%) CISM
6 46 (41.07%) Symantec
6 46 (41.07%) Nessus
7 44 (39.29%) Security Operations
8 43 (38.39%) Palo Alto
8 43 (38.39%) CISA
8 43 (38.39%) Finance
9 41 (36.61%) CEH
10 40 (35.71%) Splunk
10 40 (35.71%) CyberArk
11 39 (34.82%) Firewall
12 38 (33.93%) Linux
12 38 (33.93%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (30.36%) GISF
14 33 (29.46%) Banking
14 33 (29.46%) McAfee
14 33 (29.46%) LogRhythm
14 33 (29.46%) Vulnerability Management
14 33 (29.46%) McAfee ePO
14 33 (29.46%) Security Monitoring
15 32 (28.57%) Network Security
16 31 (27.68%) SCCM
16 31 (27.68%) SailPoint
16 31 (27.68%) Aveksa
17 30 (26.79%) Analytics
17 30 (26.79%) Nexpose

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:

Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (34.82%) Firewall
2 32 (28.57%) Network Security
3 9 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (5.36%) DHCP
5 6 (5.36%) DNS
6 5 (4.46%) BGP
6 5 (4.46%) EIGRP
6 5 (4.46%) OSPF
7 4 (3.57%) Internet
7 4 (3.57%) IPsec
7 4 (3.57%) SSL
7 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.57%) VPN
7 4 (3.57%) Wireless
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (38.39%) Finance
2 33 (29.46%) Banking
3 14 (12.50%) Legal
4 5 (4.46%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Law
5 3 (2.68%) Military
6 2 (1.79%) Advertising
6 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (43.75%) Analyst
2 35 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Security Manager
4 16 (14.29%) Finance Manager
5 15 (13.39%) Information Manager
5 15 (13.39%) Information Security Manager
6 13 (11.61%) Head of Information
6 13 (11.61%) Head of Information Security
6 13 (11.61%) Head of Security
7 12 (10.71%) Head of Finance
8 11 (9.82%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) Architect
9 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) Security Architect
9 10 (8.93%) Senior Security Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) Technical Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (7.14%) Operational Security Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.68%) SailPoint
2 3 (2.68%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Management Information System
2 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.68%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.79%) Fintech
7 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.93%) Linux
2 19 (16.96%) Windows
3 13 (11.61%) Kali Linux
4 6 (5.36%) Unix
5 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (69.64%) SIEM
2 66 (58.93%) Information Security
3 44 (39.29%) Security Operations
4 38 (33.93%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (29.46%) Security Monitoring
5 33 (29.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 30 (26.79%) Analytics
7 29 (25.89%) Incident Management
8 26 (23.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 24 (21.43%) Security Architecture
10 17 (15.18%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (15.18%) Open Source
10 17 (15.18%) Performance Management
10 17 (15.18%) Privileged Access Management
10 17 (15.18%) Threat Intelligence
11 16 (14.29%) Web Filtering
12 14 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 13 (11.61%) Forensic Analysis
13 13 (11.61%) ITIL
13 13 (11.61%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.14%) SQL
3 4 (3.57%) Python
4 2 (1.79%) Bourne shell
4 2 (1.79%) C
4 2 (1.79%) Korn
4 2 (1.79%) Perl
4 2 (1.79%) Ruby
4 2 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 77 (68.75%) CISSP
2 65 (58.04%) GIAC
3 47 (41.96%) CISM
4 43 (38.39%) CISA
5 41 (36.61%) CEH
6 34 (30.36%) GISF
7 26 (23.21%) GCIH
8 21 (18.75%) DV Cleared
8 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 17 (15.18%) GCIA
11 15 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (13.39%) SANS
12 14 (12.50%) Degree
13 13 (11.61%) CCNA
14 10 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (8.04%) CompTIA Security+
15 9 (8.04%) Security+ Certification
16 7 (6.25%) GCED
16 7 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.89%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) Snort
3 6 (5.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (41.07%) Nessus
2 33 (29.46%) McAfee ePO
3 31 (27.68%) SCCM
4 30 (26.79%) Nexpose
5 17 (15.18%) Core Impact
5 17 (15.18%) OpenVAS
5 17 (15.18%) PowerBroker
5 17 (15.18%) QRadar
5 17 (15.18%) RSA Security Analytics
5 17 (15.18%) WSUS
6 13 (11.61%) EnCase
6 13 (11.61%) Nmap
7 7 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (6.25%) Suricata
8 4 (3.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 46 (41.07%) Symantec
2 43 (38.39%) Palo Alto
3 40 (35.71%) CyberArk
3 40 (35.71%) Splunk
4 33 (29.46%) LogRhythm
4 33 (29.46%) McAfee
5 31 (27.68%) Aveksa
6 27 (24.11%) Qualys
7 24 (21.43%) AlienVault
8 20 (17.86%) ArcSight
9 19 (16.96%) Cisco
10 17 (15.18%) Bomgar
10 17 (15.18%) SolarWinds
11 13 (11.61%) Rapid7
12 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.25%) Sophos
12 7 (6.25%) Sun
13 2 (1.79%) Intel
13 2 (1.79%) Proofpoint
14 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint