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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 159 170 157
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.095% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.70% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £52,500 £34,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.17% -34.28%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
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
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GIAC Salary Histogram 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 31 July 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 2 £55,000 +59.42%
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (84.62%) CISSP
1 11 (84.62%) CEH
2 10 (76.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) SIEM
4 6 (46.15%) SSCP
5 5 (38.46%) CISA
5 5 (38.46%) GCIA
5 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) tcpdump
5 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
7 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) LogRhythm
7 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
7 3 (23.08%) Regular Expression
7 3 (23.08%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 2 (15.38%) PowerShell

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
1 10 (76.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Security Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Network Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) IT Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Information Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) SIEM
2 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) CISSP
1 11 (84.62%) CEH
2 6 (46.15%) SSCP
3 5 (38.46%) CISA
3 5 (38.46%) GCIA
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
2 3 (23.08%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint