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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 126 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 0.055% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £78,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.89% -
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
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
565 498 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.30% 27.56% 29.44%
Number of salaries quoted 437 434 409
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

GIAC Salary Histogram in Birmingham

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) SSCP
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) GCFA
2 5 (83.33%) CEH
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) SIEM
4 3 (50.00%) OSCP
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (33.33%) CISA
5 2 (33.33%) CRISC
5 2 (33.33%) ISACA
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) SSCP
2 5 (83.33%) GCFA
2 5 (83.33%) CEH
3 3 (50.00%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) CRISC
4 2 (33.33%) ISACA
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS