The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 102 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 7 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.47% 0.080% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 0.33% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £34,500 £77,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.48% +158.33%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.90% +10.00%
GIAC
Scotland

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

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
413 299 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.76% 24.02% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 245 176 254
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,650 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

GIAC
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

GIAC Salary Trend in Edinburgh

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (88.89%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Fedora
3 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Apache
3 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) Dell
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (44.44%) Subversion
3 4 (44.44%) CEH
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Apache
1 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
1 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JUnit
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Security Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Information Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (44.44%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
3 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Fedora
2 4 (44.44%) CentOS
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development
3 4 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CEH
3 3 (33.33%) CISA
3 3 (33.33%) GCIA
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) SSCP
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft