The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 135 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 4 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% - 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% - 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 8
Average salary £66,250 - £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 - £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,250 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -13.63%
GIAC
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
786 1028 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.60% 41.38% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 649 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

GIAC
Salary Trend in Reading

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

GIAC Salary Trend in Reading

GIAC
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GIAC Salary Histogram in Reading

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) Information Security
3 5 (62.50%) GCIH
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (50.00%) CEH
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
5 3 (37.50%) SIEM
5 3 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Snort
6 2 (25.00%) GREM
6 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (25.00%) GPEN
6 2 (25.00%) Database Security
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (25.00%) GCFA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 2 (25.00%) DMZ
4 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Database Security
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) GCIH
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) CEH
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) EnCE
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SSCP
5 2 (25.00%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) GPEN
5 2 (25.00%) GREM
5 2 (25.00%) GCFA
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) GCIA
6 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Websense
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) FireEye
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco