The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 117 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.25% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £73,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -13.63%
GIAC
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
653 752 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.88% 34.53% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 540 650 598
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

GIAC
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the Birmingham region.

GIAC Salary Trend in Birmingham

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing GIAC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIAC.

1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) CEH
3 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (50.00%) SSCP
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) GCFA
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
4 4 (40.00%) SIEM
5 3 (30.00%) CRISC
5 3 (30.00%) ISACA
5 3 (30.00%) Data Privacy
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (30.00%) CISA
6 2 (20.00%) CISM
6 2 (20.00%) OWASP
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
7 1 (10.00%) GREM
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) OSCP

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing GIAC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GIAC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Security Architect
1 3 (30.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Data Privacy
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) OWASP
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) SSCP
2 5 (50.00%) GCFA
2 5 (50.00%) CEH
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) CRISC
3 3 (30.00%) ISACA
3 3 (30.00%) CISA
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) OSCP
5 1 (10.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001