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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 131 149 157
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 22 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 1.27% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 1
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.65%
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -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
832 869 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.97% 28.24% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 510 582 496
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +5 11 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Glasgow - 10 £57,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 33 (91.67%) CEH
1 33 (91.67%) SIEM
2 31 (86.11%) Security Operations
3 30 (83.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 24 (66.67%) Network Security
5 23 (63.89%) Finance
6 22 (61.11%) Information Security
6 22 (61.11%) Use Case
6 22 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (58.33%) Degree
8 20 (55.56%) Data Analytics
8 20 (55.56%) Analytics
8 20 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (38.89%) CISSP
10 12 (33.33%) CISA
11 10 (27.78%) GCIA
11 10 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (27.78%) tcpdump
11 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
12 9 (25.00%) Retail
13 7 (19.44%) Banking
14 4 (11.11%) People Management
15 3 (8.33%) Splunk
16 2 (5.56%) QRadar
17 1 (2.78%) SANS
17 1 (2.78%) IT Audit
17 1 (2.78%) Line Management
17 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
17 1 (2.78%) OSCP

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Network Security
2 10 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (27.78%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
General
1 23 (63.89%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Retail
3 7 (19.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Consultant
1 22 (61.11%) Security Consultant
2 20 (55.56%) Lead Security Consultant
3 19 (52.78%) SOC Consultant
4 18 (50.00%) IT Consultant
4 18 (50.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 18 (50.00%) Technology Consultant
5 11 (30.56%) Analyst
5 11 (30.56%) Security Analyst
6 10 (27.78%) Network Analyst
6 10 (27.78%) Network Intrusion Analyst
6 10 (27.78%) Network Security Analyst
7 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Operations Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Associate Director
9 1 (2.78%) IT Director
9 1 (2.78%) Risk Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Security Management Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) SIEM Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 30 (83.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 20 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) SIEM
2 31 (86.11%) Security Operations
3 22 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (61.11%) Information Security
3 22 (61.11%) Use Case
4 20 (55.56%) Analytics
4 20 (55.56%) Data Analytics
5 4 (11.11%) People Management
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) IT Audit
6 1 (2.78%) Line Management
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 33 (91.67%) CEH
2 21 (58.33%) Degree
3 14 (38.89%) CISSP
4 12 (33.33%) CISA
5 10 (27.78%) GCIA
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) GCIH
6 1 (2.78%) OSCP
6 1 (2.78%) SANS
6 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) COBIT
1 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Splunk