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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 151 157 157
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 11 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.095% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%
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
854 789 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.18% 24.90% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 557 496 616
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 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 -1 11 £45,000 -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 14 (87.50%) SIEM
2 11 (68.75%) CISSP
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) CEH
2 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 10 (62.50%) Degree
3 10 (62.50%) XML
3 10 (62.50%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) SSCP
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) Visualisation
6 6 (37.50%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) Regular Expression
6 6 (37.50%) Analytics
7 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 4 (25.00%) Spring
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) GCIA
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
7 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Security Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) Regular Expression
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Visualisation
1 6 (37.50%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) SIEM
2 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
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
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CISSP
1 11 (68.75%) CEH
2 10 (62.50%) Degree
3 7 (43.75%) SSCP
4 4 (25.00%) GCIA
4 4 (25.00%) CISA
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint