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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 158 157 158
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 9 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.16% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.63% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +8.42%
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
877 791 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.65% 25.19% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 558 496 614
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,750 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 1 October 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 -12 9 £45,000 -41.93%
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (85.71%) SIEM
2 9 (64.29%) CEH
2 9 (64.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) XML
3 8 (57.14%) Information Security
3 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) SSCP
5 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) CISA
6 4 (28.57%) Spring
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) GCIA
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (28.57%) Subversion
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (28.57%) jQuery
6 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Regular Expression
6 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 4 (28.57%) Analytics

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) tcpdump
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Security Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Network Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Information Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) Spring
2 4 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) Regular Expression
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) SIEM
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CEH
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) SSCP
4 4 (28.57%) CISA
4 4 (28.57%) GCIA
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint