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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 161 146 155
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £34,500 £52,500 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +250.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
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
920 812 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.63% 26.65% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 581 510 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,750
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 29 August 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 £34,500 -55.48%
West Lothian - 1 - -
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UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (91.67%) SIEM
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) CEH
3 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (33.33%) CISA
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) GCIA
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Fedora

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Specialist
6 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) COM
3 1 (8.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Fedora
2 4 (33.33%) CentOS
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) SIEM
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 4 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) CEH
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) CISA
2 4 (33.33%) GCIA
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) SSCP
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (8.33%) Qualys
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft