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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 96 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.083% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.30% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £34,500 £77,500 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.48% +416.66%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £53,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +34.37%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
378 329 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.40% 27.17% 34.46%
Number of salaries quoted 243 165 282
Average salary £42,000 £38,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,850 £24,250
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 29 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 10 (100.00%) SIEM
2 9 (90.00%) CISSP
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) CEH
3 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) CISA
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) GCIA
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (50.00%) tcpdump
5 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Sun
6 3 (30.00%) LDAP
6 3 (30.00%) HTTP
6 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) TACACS
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) Juniper
6 3 (30.00%) LAMP
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 3 (30.00%) Electronics
6 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) VMware

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) tcpdump
4 3 (30.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) LDAP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Security Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Network Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) LAMP
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) COM
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Fedora
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) SIEM
2 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) OWASP
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Pattern Recognition
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CISSP
2 6 (60.00%) CEH
3 5 (50.00%) CISA
3 5 (50.00%) GCIA
4 1 (10.00%) SSCP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Sun
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft