The first table below looks at the demand for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 809 770 851
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +81
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 79 74 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.073% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.27% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 70 46 16
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £48,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,750 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £53,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +34.37%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29645 27681 30954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.20% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23387 22554 26738
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
GIAC
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GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in England

GIAC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the England region.

GIAC Salary Trend in England

GIAC
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

GIAC Salary Histogram in England

GIAC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 38 £65,000 +10.63% 6
South East +2 20 £47,000 -6.00% 3
East Midlands - 11 £62,500 -
South West -12 3 £28,000 -27.27%
East of England -9 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire -51 1 £54,000 -
North West - 1 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £57,256 -
GIAC
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GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 115 (70.55%) CISSP
2 76 (46.63%) Information Security
3 72 (44.17%) Firewall
4 70 (42.94%) CEH
5 69 (42.33%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (36.20%) Ethical Hacking
7 55 (33.74%) SIEM
8 44 (26.99%) Windows
9 43 (26.38%) Finance
10 42 (25.77%) TCP/IP
11 41 (25.15%) Management Information System
12 40 (24.54%) Wireshark
13 39 (23.93%) Degree
13 39 (23.93%) GCIH
14 38 (23.31%) Security Testing
15 37 (22.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 36 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 36 (22.09%) Network Security
17 35 (21.47%) Java
17 35 (21.47%) Cyber Security
18 34 (20.86%) .NET
18 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
18 34 (20.86%) Snort
19 32 (19.63%) OSCP
20 31 (19.02%) GPEN
20 31 (19.02%) Sourcefire
20 31 (19.02%) PCI DSS
20 31 (19.02%) CISM
21 29 (17.79%) Linux
22 28 (17.18%) VPN

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 (0.61%) GroupWise
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS Office
3 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (44.17%) Firewall
2 42 (25.77%) TCP/IP
3 40 (24.54%) Wireshark
4 36 (22.09%) Network Security
5 28 (17.18%) VPN
6 26 (15.95%) Wireless
7 24 (14.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (14.11%) VoIP
9 22 (13.50%) tcpdump
10 21 (12.88%) DNS
11 19 (11.66%) Internet
12 15 (9.20%) WAN
12 15 (9.20%) LDAP
12 15 (9.20%) LAN
12 15 (9.20%) HTTP
13 14 (8.59%) SMTP
14 13 (7.98%) FTP
15 7 (4.29%) Intranet
16 4 (2.45%) SSL
17 2 (1.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) AppScan
2 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (26.38%) Finance
2 20 (12.27%) Banking
3 15 (9.20%) Law
4 8 (4.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.23%) French Language
7 2 (1.23%) German Language
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 84 (51.53%) Analyst
2 73 (44.79%) Security Analyst
3 23 (14.11%) Tester
4 21 (12.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 20 (12.27%) Penetration Tester
6 18 (11.04%) Security Tester
7 15 (9.20%) Information Analyst
7 15 (9.20%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (7.98%) Security Engineer
8 13 (7.98%) Consultant
9 12 (7.36%) Security Specialist
9 12 (7.36%) Information Specialist
9 12 (7.36%) Information Security Specialist
10 11 (6.75%) Security Operations Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (5.52%) Security Consultant
12 7 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.68%) Product Specialist
13 6 (3.68%) Security Manager
14 5 (3.07%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.86%) .NET
2 4 (2.45%) Web Services
2 4 (2.45%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.15%) Management Information System
2 23 (14.11%) Open Source
3 10 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.07%) CESG
4 5 (3.07%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.45%) SCADA
6 3 (1.84%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.23%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Physics
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.99%) Windows
2 29 (17.79%) Linux
3 15 (9.20%) UNIX
4 12 (7.36%) Solaris
5 5 (3.07%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.63%) Information Security
2 69 (42.33%) Penetration Testing
3 59 (36.20%) Ethical Hacking
4 55 (33.74%) SIEM
5 38 (23.31%) Security Testing
6 37 (22.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 35 (21.47%) Cyber Security
8 25 (15.34%) Computer Forensics
8 25 (15.34%) Incident Management
9 22 (13.50%) Information Management
10 21 (12.88%) Information Assurance
11 20 (12.27%) Change Control
11 20 (12.27%) Risk Assessment
11 20 (12.27%) ITIL
12 19 (11.66%) Risk Management
13 10 (6.13%) Analytics
14 9 (5.52%) Security Management
14 9 (5.52%) Service Management
15 8 (4.91%) Change Management
15 8 (4.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.47%) Java
2 27 (16.56%) PHP
3 24 (14.72%) C
4 23 (14.11%) Objective-C
5 11 (6.75%) Perl
6 9 (5.52%) SQL
7 5 (3.07%) Python
8 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 115 (70.55%) CISSP
2 70 (42.94%) CEH
3 39 (23.93%) Degree
3 39 (23.93%) GCIH
4 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
5 32 (19.63%) OSCP
6 31 (19.02%) GPEN
6 31 (19.02%) CISM
7 25 (15.34%) DV Cleared
8 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
9 23 (14.11%) CISMP
10 15 (9.20%) GCIA
11 13 (7.98%) EnCE
12 12 (7.36%) CISA
13 10 (6.13%) GCFA
14 6 (3.68%) CRISC
14 6 (3.68%) GSEC
14 6 (3.68%) SSCP
14 6 (3.68%) MCSE
14 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.02%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.52%) COBIT
4 6 (3.68%) SLA
5 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (1.84%) QA
6 2 (1.23%) COSO
7 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
System Software
1 34 (20.86%) Snort
2 6 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Nmap
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (1.84%) Nessus
2 2 (1.23%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (19.02%) Sourcefire
2 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.82%) ArcSight
4 10 (6.13%) LogLogic
5 9 (5.52%) Splunk
5 9 (5.52%) Cisco
5 9 (5.52%) Symantec
6 7 (4.29%) Juniper
6 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.29%) Q1 Labs
6 7 (4.29%) LogRhythm
7 6 (3.68%) IBM
8 5 (3.07%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.45%) VMware
9 4 (2.45%) McAfee
9 4 (2.45%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.23%) F5
10 2 (1.23%) Websense
10 2 (1.23%) Brocade
10 2 (1.23%) HP
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