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 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 943 956
Rank change year-on-year +132 +13  
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 56 15 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.053% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 53 15 21
Median salary £62,500 £80,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.87% +73.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £113,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.50% +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 21559 28204 30578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.69% 27.26% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16978 22723 23868
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 £70,000 £70,000
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 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for GSEC in the UK

GSEC
Top 9 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 28 April 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 +123 56 £62,500 -21.87% 6
London +105 53 £62,500 -21.87% 5
City of London - 10 £62,500 -
South East +54 2 £34,000 -32.00%
South West +15 1 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £34,000 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £34,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 79 (77.45%) CISSP
2 73 (71.57%) CISM
2 73 (71.57%) Information Security
3 61 (59.80%) GIAC
4 53 (51.96%) Linux
5 47 (46.08%) SIEM
6 46 (45.10%) Finance
6 46 (45.10%) CEH
7 43 (42.16%) Symantec
8 40 (39.22%) Security Operations
9 39 (38.24%) CISA
9 39 (38.24%) Banking
10 37 (36.27%) CyberArk
11 36 (35.29%) Security Monitoring
12 35 (34.31%) Nessus
13 34 (33.33%) Windows
14 32 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (30.39%) Splunk
15 31 (30.39%) Qualys
15 31 (30.39%) McAfee ePO
15 31 (30.39%) Intel Security
15 31 (30.39%) GISF
15 31 (30.39%) SANS
16 30 (29.41%) GCIA
16 30 (29.41%) GCIH
17 29 (28.43%) Incident Management
17 29 (28.43%) GCED
17 29 (28.43%) Malware Analysis
18 28 (27.45%) Intrusion Detection
18 28 (27.45%) Management Information System

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 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
1 7 (6.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 23 (22.55%) Network Security
3 14 (13.73%) Firewall
4 7 (6.86%) Internet
5 4 (3.92%) BGP
5 4 (3.92%) DHCP
5 4 (3.92%) DNS
5 4 (3.92%) EIGRP
5 4 (3.92%) IPsec
5 4 (3.92%) OSPF
5 4 (3.92%) SSL
5 4 (3.92%) VPN
5 4 (3.92%) Wireless
6 3 (2.94%) Junos
7 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.98%) CouchDB
2 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (45.10%) Finance
2 39 (38.24%) Banking
3 9 (8.82%) Retail
4 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Electronics
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (54.90%) Analyst
2 34 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 24 (23.53%) Security Engineer
4 22 (21.57%) Monitoring Analyst
5 20 (19.61%) Malware Analyst
6 17 (16.67%) Splunk Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Information Security Engineer
8 11 (10.78%) Network Security Analyst
9 10 (9.80%) Network Analyst
10 8 (7.84%) Head of Finance
10 8 (7.84%) Head of Information
10 8 (7.84%) Head of Information Security
10 8 (7.84%) Head of Security
11 7 (6.86%) Information Analyst
11 7 (6.86%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (6.86%) Principal Security Analyst
12 6 (5.88%) IT Analyst
12 6 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.98%) HTML
2 1 (0.98%) HTML5
2 1 (0.98%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Management Information System
2 27 (26.47%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (8.82%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.90%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.96%) Fintech
9 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.98%) e-Health
9 1 (0.98%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 53 (51.96%) Linux
2 34 (33.33%) Windows
3 27 (26.47%) Unix
4 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.92%) Kali Linux
7 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.96%) CentOS
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (71.57%) Information Security
2 47 (46.08%) SIEM
3 40 (39.22%) Security Operations
4 36 (35.29%) Security Monitoring
5 32 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (28.43%) Incident Management
6 29 (28.43%) Malware Analysis
7 27 (26.47%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 23 (22.55%) Attack Monitoring
10 23 (22.55%) Threat Analysis
11 21 (20.59%) Computer Security
11 21 (20.59%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 13 (12.75%) Analytics
13 11 (10.78%) Performance Management
14 10 (9.80%) ITIL
14 10 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
15 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) Perl
1 20 (19.61%) Python
2 18 (17.65%) Ruby
3 17 (16.67%) Bourne shell
3 17 (16.67%) Korn
4 9 (8.82%) C
5 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.96%) PHP
6 2 (1.96%) SQL
7 1 (0.98%) C++
7 1 (0.98%) Go
7 1 (0.98%) Haskell
7 1 (0.98%) Java
7 1 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (77.45%) CISSP
2 73 (71.57%) CISM
3 61 (59.80%) GIAC
4 46 (45.10%) CEH
5 39 (38.24%) CISA
6 31 (30.39%) GISF
6 31 (30.39%) SANS
7 30 (29.41%) GCIA
7 30 (29.41%) GCIH
8 29 (28.43%) GCED
9 9 (8.82%) ISACA
10 8 (7.84%) CCNA
10 8 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (5.88%) CREST Certified
11 6 (5.88%) GCFA
11 6 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.94%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.94%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Snort
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) Docker
4 1 (0.98%) KVM
4 1 (0.98%) LXC
4 1 (0.98%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (34.31%) Nessus
2 31 (30.39%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (22.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 16 (15.69%) SCCM
5 7 (6.86%) Nexpose
5 7 (6.86%) SCOM
6 4 (3.92%) EnCase
6 4 (3.92%) Nmap
7 3 (2.94%) Core Impact
7 3 (2.94%) OpenVAS
7 3 (2.94%) PowerBroker
7 3 (2.94%) QRadar
7 3 (2.94%) RSA Security Analytics
7 3 (2.94%) WSUS
8 1 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.98%) Mesos
8 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) Symantec
2 37 (36.27%) CyberArk
3 31 (30.39%) Intel Security
3 31 (30.39%) Qualys
3 31 (30.39%) Splunk
4 26 (25.49%) Palo Alto
5 14 (13.73%) Aveksa
5 14 (13.73%) Cisco
6 7 (6.86%) AlienVault
6 7 (6.86%) LogRhythm
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) SAP
7 5 (4.90%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.92%) Rapid7
8 4 (3.92%) Sophos
9 3 (2.94%) Bomgar
9 3 (2.94%) Juniper
9 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.94%) VMware
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