The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 104 - 84
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 4 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% - 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% - 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £34,500 - £15,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
356 324 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.51% 27.74% 36.88%
Number of salaries quoted 227 168 315
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
GIAC
Scotland

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 10 July 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 11 (100.00%) CISSP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) SIEM
2 8 (72.73%) CEH
2 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (63.64%) Security Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 7 (63.64%) tcpdump
3 7 (63.64%) GCIA
3 7 (63.64%) CISA
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) LDAP
6 3 (27.27%) Kerberos
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) SSL
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
6 3 (27.27%) TACACS
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) LAMP
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (27.27%) IPsec
6 3 (27.27%) Electronics
6 3 (27.27%) Sun
6 3 (27.27%) Information Security
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 7 (63.64%) tcpdump
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) LDAP
4 3 (27.27%) Kerberos
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) TACACS
5 2 (18.18%) HTTP
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
2 9 (81.82%) Security Analyst
3 7 (63.64%) Network Analyst
4 5 (45.45%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (36.36%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (27.27%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) LAMP
2 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
2 1 (9.09%) COM
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) SIEM
2 7 (63.64%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) OWASP
3 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Pattern Recognition
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) CEH
3 7 (63.64%) CISA
3 7 (63.64%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) SSCP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Sun
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft