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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 104 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 9 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £48,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +7.22%
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
387 331 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.70% 23.15% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 252 210 224
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £26,000 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 13 (86.67%) SIEM
2 10 (66.67%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) CISSP
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 10 (66.67%) CEH
2 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) SSCP
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 6 (40.00%) Open Source
4 6 (40.00%) Regular Expression
4 6 (40.00%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
5 4 (26.67%) CentOS
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) Fedora

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
1 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) Regular Expression
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (26.67%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
1 6 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Fedora
3 4 (26.67%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) SIEM
2 10 (66.67%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CISSP
1 10 (66.67%) CEH
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) SSCP
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) GCIA
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint