Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1075 1211 1261
Rank change year-on-year +136 +50 +78
Permanent jobs citing GSEC 123 44 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.081% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 117 38 26
UK median annual salary £75,000 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +31.58% -2.06%
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,750 £38,125
90th Percentile £132,500 £90,000 £74,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -4.17% +23.08% +0.52%

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 43371 54426 60745
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.44% 26.97% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33528 43915 47909
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for GSEC in the UK

GSEC
Top 8 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 27 July 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 +157 123 £75,000 +20.00% 5
London +127 108 £80,000 - 4
UK excluding London +84 15 £57,500 -4.17% 1
South East +85 10 £37,000 -40.80%
South West +19 3 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North of England -2 1 £32,500 -12.16%
East of England - 1 £85,000 -
North West - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 93 (75.61%) SIEM
2 87 (70.73%) CISSP
3 84 (68.29%) Information Security
4 74 (60.16%) GIAC
5 71 (57.72%) Finance
6 70 (56.91%) CISM
7 69 (56.10%) Linux
8 68 (55.28%) Symantec
9 67 (54.47%) Nessus
10 63 (51.22%) CyberArk
11 61 (49.59%) Palo Alto
12 59 (47.97%) Security Operations
13 58 (47.15%) CEH
14 55 (44.72%) Banking
15 50 (40.65%) CISA
16 48 (39.02%) GISF
17 47 (38.21%) McAfee
17 47 (38.21%) Security Monitoring
17 47 (38.21%) Splunk
17 47 (38.21%) McAfee ePO
18 43 (34.96%) Incident Management
19 42 (34.15%) SCCM
19 42 (34.15%) Vulnerability Management
20 41 (33.33%) Analytics
21 40 (32.52%) LogRhythm
21 40 (32.52%) SailPoint
21 40 (32.52%) Aveksa
21 40 (32.52%) Qualys
22 39 (31.71%) Nexpose
23 36 (29.27%) Cybersecurity

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.02%) Firewall
1 32 (26.02%) Network Security
2 27 (21.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (11.38%) DHCP
3 14 (11.38%) DNS
4 11 (8.94%) BGP
4 11 (8.94%) EIGRP
4 11 (8.94%) Internet
4 11 (8.94%) IPsec
4 11 (8.94%) OSPF
4 11 (8.94%) SSL
4 11 (8.94%) VPN
4 11 (8.94%) Wireless
5 9 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (57.72%) Finance
2 55 (44.72%) Banking
3 16 (13.01%) Legal
4 4 (3.25%) Law
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (42.28%) Analyst
2 32 (26.02%) Security Analyst
3 19 (15.45%) Finance Manager
3 19 (15.45%) Security Manager
4 18 (14.63%) Monitoring Analyst
5 17 (13.82%) Head of Information
5 17 (13.82%) Head of Information Security
5 17 (13.82%) Head of Security
6 16 (13.01%) Head of Finance
6 16 (13.01%) Information Manager
6 16 (13.01%) Information Security Manager
7 15 (12.20%) Malware Analyst
7 15 (12.20%) Network Security Analyst
8 14 (11.38%) Technical Leader
9 13 (10.57%) Network Analyst
9 13 (10.57%) Technical Manager
10 12 (9.76%) Cisco Analyst
10 12 (9.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 12 (9.76%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 11 (8.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.58%) Security Operations Centre
2 27 (21.95%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.94%) Cyber Attack
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 69 (56.10%) Linux
2 32 (26.02%) Windows
3 22 (17.89%) Unix
4 20 (16.26%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.63%) CentOS
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (75.61%) SIEM
2 84 (68.29%) Information Security
3 59 (47.97%) Security Operations
4 47 (38.21%) Security Monitoring
5 43 (34.96%) Incident Management
6 42 (34.15%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (33.33%) Analytics
8 36 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (28.46%) Kalman Filter
10 33 (26.83%) Malware Analysis
11 28 (22.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 27 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (19.51%) Performance Management
14 22 (17.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (17.07%) Privileged Access Management
15 21 (17.07%) Security Architecture
15 21 (17.07%) Threat Analysis
16 20 (16.26%) Forensic Analysis
16 20 (16.26%) Open Source
17 19 (15.45%) Attack Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) Python
3 11 (8.94%) SQL
4 9 (7.32%) Perl
5 7 (5.69%) Bourne shell
5 7 (5.69%) Korn
5 7 (5.69%) Ruby
6 3 (2.44%) VB
7 2 (1.63%) C
7 2 (1.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (70.73%) CISSP
2 74 (60.16%) GIAC
3 70 (56.91%) CISM
4 58 (47.15%) CEH
5 50 (40.65%) CISA
6 48 (39.02%) GISF
7 36 (29.27%) GCIH
8 32 (26.02%) SANS
9 30 (24.39%) GCIA
10 27 (21.95%) GCED
11 10 (8.13%) CCNA
11 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (8.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (8.13%) Security+ Certification
12 9 (7.32%) DV Cleared
12 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
13 8 (6.50%) CREST Certified
13 8 (6.50%) GCFA
13 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
14 5 (4.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (11.38%) Snort
2 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 67 (54.47%) Nessus
2 47 (38.21%) McAfee ePO
3 42 (34.15%) SCCM
4 39 (31.71%) Nexpose
5 20 (16.26%) EnCase
5 20 (16.26%) Nmap
6 19 (15.45%) Core Impact
6 19 (15.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 19 (15.45%) OpenVAS
6 19 (15.45%) PowerBroker
6 19 (15.45%) QRadar
6 19 (15.45%) RSA Security Analytics
6 19 (15.45%) WSUS
7 8 (6.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 68 (55.28%) Symantec
2 63 (51.22%) CyberArk
3 61 (49.59%) Palo Alto
4 47 (38.21%) McAfee
4 47 (38.21%) Splunk
5 40 (32.52%) Aveksa
5 40 (32.52%) LogRhythm
5 40 (32.52%) Qualys
6 33 (26.83%) AlienVault
7 23 (18.70%) Cisco
8 21 (17.07%) ArcSight
9 20 (16.26%) Rapid7
10 19 (15.45%) Bomgar
10 19 (15.45%) SolarWinds
11 14 (11.38%) Sophos
12 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.44%) Proofpoint
13 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
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