The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 164 153 153
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 6 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.78% 0.39%
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 £50,000 £53,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +34.37%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
855 895 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.18% 27.47% 32.60%
Number of salaries quoted 566 535 682
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,950 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
GIAC
UK

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 July 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 5 £34,500 -55.48%
West Lothian - 1 - -
GIAC
UK

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (100.00%) SIEM
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) CISSP
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) CEH
4 7 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (42.86%) CISA
5 6 (42.86%) GCIA
5 6 (42.86%) Network Security
5 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
5 6 (42.86%) tcpdump
6 5 (35.71%) Information Security
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) F5
8 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) Pattern Recognition
8 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) OWASP
8 3 (21.43%) PKI
8 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (21.43%) LAMP
8 3 (21.43%) VMware

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 6 (42.86%) tcpdump
4 3 (21.43%) IPsec
4 3 (21.43%) LDAP
4 3 (21.43%) HTTP
4 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) SSL
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Electronics
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Security Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Network Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) LAMP
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) COM
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Fedora
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) SIEM
2 6 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) OWASP
4 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Pattern Recognition
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) CEH
3 6 (42.86%) CISA
3 6 (42.86%) GCIA
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) SSCP
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) F5
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Sun
2 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Twitter
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.14%) Qualys
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft