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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 91 105 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 10 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 1.30% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £53,750 £51,698 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.97% -35.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £51,540 £78,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £58,340 £82,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
355 385 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.01% 23.39% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 203 246 183
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,150 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 April 2015, 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 18 (90.00%) CISSP
1 18 (90.00%) CEH
2 17 (85.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) SIEM
4 10 (50.00%) SSCP
5 8 (40.00%) GCIA
5 8 (40.00%) CISA
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Network Security
5 8 (40.00%) tcpdump
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
6 6 (30.00%) Open Source
6 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
6 6 (30.00%) Analytics
6 6 (30.00%) XML
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Information Security
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) LogRhythm
8 4 (20.00%) Sourcefire
9 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (15.00%) Python
9 3 (15.00%) Mentoring

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) Firewall
1 17 (85.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Security Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Network Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Security Specialist
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Security Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security Officer
7 1 (5.00%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) XML
1 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
1 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) SIEM
2 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.00%) EAI
7 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) CISSP
1 18 (90.00%) CEH
2 10 (50.00%) SSCP
3 8 (40.00%) CISA
3 8 (40.00%) GCIA
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) Sourcefire
2 4 (20.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Abrecco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday