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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 146 155 152
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 9 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.37% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Average salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
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
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
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 £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £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 24 December 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
Edinburgh -2 9 £45,000 -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 13 (81.25%) XML
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 13 (81.25%) SIEM
3 12 (75.00%) Information Security
4 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) CISSP
4 11 (68.75%) Red Hat
4 11 (68.75%) SSCP
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
4 11 (68.75%) CEH
4 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (62.50%) Windows
6 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
6 9 (56.25%) Open Source
6 9 (56.25%) Regular Expression
6 9 (56.25%) Analytics
7 8 (50.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (25.00%) JUnit
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (25.00%) Apache
8 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (25.00%) HTTP
8 4 (25.00%) Dell

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JUnit
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Security Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Security Specialist
1 6 (37.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Information Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) Regular Expression
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
1 9 (56.25%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Fedora
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) SIEM
2 12 (75.00%) Information Security
3 9 (56.25%) Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 11 (68.75%) CEH
2 11 (68.75%) SSCP
2 11 (68.75%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Red Hat
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm