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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 91 113 92
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.064% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 0.29% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £57,500 £51,698 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.22% -35.37%
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £51,698 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +3.39%
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
309 343 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.75% 21.81% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 182 217 166
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 22 May 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 16 (88.89%) CISSP
1 16 (88.89%) CEH
2 15 (83.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (83.33%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) SIEM
4 8 (44.44%) Network Security
4 8 (44.44%) tcpdump
4 8 (44.44%) Security Testing
4 8 (44.44%) CISA
4 8 (44.44%) GCIA
4 8 (44.44%) SSCP
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Sourcefire
6 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 4 (22.22%) LogRhythm
6 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
6 4 (22.22%) Analytics
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Information Security
7 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Python

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Network Security
2 8 (44.44%) tcpdump
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Security Analyst
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Network Security Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Network Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) IT Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Security Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
1 4 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
1 4 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) SIEM
2 8 (44.44%) Security Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) EAI
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) CISSP
1 16 (88.89%) CEH
2 8 (44.44%) CISA
2 8 (44.44%) GCIA
2 8 (44.44%) SSCP
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Sourcefire
2 4 (22.22%) LogRhythm
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint