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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 87 94 92
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 10 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.82% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 2.97% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -
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
348 370 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.36% 27.47% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 229 248 195
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

GIAC Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

GIAC
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) CISA
2 10 (90.91%) Network Security
2 10 (90.91%) SIEM
2 10 (90.91%) Security Operations
3 9 (81.82%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (81.82%) Data Centre
3 9 (81.82%) tcpdump
3 9 (81.82%) CEH
3 9 (81.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (81.82%) GCIA
4 8 (72.73%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (9.09%) Splunk
5 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SSCP
5 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Network Security
2 9 (81.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (81.82%) tcpdump
3 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (72.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Network Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Network Intrusion Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Network Security Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Security Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Associate Director
3 1 (9.09%) IT Director
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Data Centre
1 9 (81.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Security Operations
1 10 (90.91%) SIEM
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CISA
1 11 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (81.82%) CEH
2 9 (81.82%) GCIA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk