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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 124 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.052% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £78,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £51,698 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +3.39%
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
578 537 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.34% 28.06% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 438 475 433
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 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 8 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) SSCP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) GCFA
2 7 (87.50%) CEH
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 6 (75.00%) SIEM
4 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 5 (62.50%) Information Security
4 5 (62.50%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (50.00%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) CISA
6 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (37.50%) CRISC
6 3 (37.50%) ISACA
6 3 (37.50%) OSCP
6 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (12.50%) Network Security
8 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (12.50%) Degree
8 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (12.50%) Risk Management

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) SIEM
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) SSCP
2 7 (87.50%) GCFA
2 7 (87.50%) CEH
3 3 (37.50%) CISA
3 3 (37.50%) CRISC
3 3 (37.50%) ISACA
3 3 (37.50%) OSCP
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS