The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 144 145 143
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 10 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.39% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.68% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £47,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,250 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +10.52%
GIAC
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
862 773 863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.74% 23.45% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 607 475 582
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GIAC
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

GIAC Salary Trend in Scotland

GIAC
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Edinburgh -1 10 £47,500 -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (80.00%) SIEM
2 15 (75.00%) CISSP
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) CEH
2 15 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (75.00%) Degree
3 13 (65.00%) XML
3 13 (65.00%) Linux
4 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (60.00%) SSCP
4 12 (60.00%) Information Security
5 11 (55.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) Regular Expression
6 10 (50.00%) Visualisation
6 10 (50.00%) Open Source
6 10 (50.00%) Analytics
7 9 (45.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Spring
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) jQuery
8 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.00%) GCIA
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) ActiveMQ

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
1 15 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JUnit
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Security Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Security Specialist
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Security Specialist
3 6 (30.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Information Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) Regular Expression
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 10 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Fedora
3 3 (15.00%) CentOS
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) SIEM
2 12 (60.00%) Information Security
3 10 (50.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.00%) EAI
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) CISSP
1 15 (75.00%) CEH
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 12 (60.00%) SSCP
3 3 (15.00%) CISA
3 3 (15.00%) GCIA
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) Dell
2 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (15.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint