The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 414 426 401
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 24 27 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 14
Average salary £61,250 £45,000 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% -15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £40,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -13.63%
GIAC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6585 7418 6799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 33.32% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5226 5646 5473
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GIAC
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIAC across the South East region.

GIAC Salary Trend in the South East

GIAC
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GIAC Salary Histogram in the South East

GIAC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire - 9 £62,500 - 2
Berkshire +16 7 £58,500 -13.33% 4
Surrey +2 3 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £58,000 +28.88% 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
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England

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 35 (81.40%) CISSP
2 25 (58.14%) Information Security
3 20 (46.51%) Firewall
4 19 (44.19%) Management Information System
4 19 (44.19%) SIEM
5 18 (41.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (39.53%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (39.53%) Degree
7 16 (37.21%) CEH
7 16 (37.21%) GCIH
7 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
8 15 (34.88%) Finance
8 15 (34.88%) Malware Analysis
9 14 (32.56%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (32.56%) Cyber Security
9 14 (32.56%) Network Security
9 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (32.56%) CCNP
10 13 (30.23%) LAN
10 13 (30.23%) WAN
11 12 (27.91%) VPN
11 12 (27.91%) Ethical Hacking
11 12 (27.91%) Wireshark
11 12 (27.91%) Analytics
12 11 (25.58%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (25.58%) Wireless Security
12 11 (25.58%) Wireless
12 11 (25.58%) DMZ
13 10 (23.26%) CISM
13 10 (23.26%) DNS

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Firewall
2 18 (41.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
4 14 (32.56%) Network Security
5 13 (30.23%) LAN
5 13 (30.23%) WAN
6 12 (27.91%) VPN
6 12 (27.91%) Wireshark
7 11 (25.58%) Wireless Security
7 11 (25.58%) Wireless
7 11 (25.58%) DMZ
8 10 (23.26%) DNS
9 8 (18.60%) DHCP
10 5 (11.63%) Internet
11 4 (9.30%) tcpdump
12 2 (4.65%) Converged Networks
12 2 (4.65%) SSL
13 1 (2.33%) LDAP
13 1 (2.33%) SMTP
13 1 (2.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
1 15 (34.88%) Consultant
2 10 (23.26%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Security Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.98%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Information Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Network Manager
6 1 (2.33%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.33%) CESG
5 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Information Security
2 19 (44.19%) SIEM
3 17 (39.53%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Malware Analysis
5 14 (32.56%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (32.56%) Cyber Security
6 12 (27.91%) Analytics
6 12 (27.91%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (25.58%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (18.60%) Database Security
8 8 (18.60%) Service Continuity Management
9 7 (16.28%) Computer Forensics
10 6 (13.95%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (13.95%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
11 5 (11.63%) Project Management
12 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
13 3 (6.98%) Use Case
13 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (81.40%) CISSP
2 17 (39.53%) Degree
3 16 (37.21%) GCIH
3 16 (37.21%) CEH
4 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (32.56%) CCNP
5 10 (23.26%) CISM
5 10 (23.26%) GCIA
6 9 (20.93%) SSCP
6 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.63%) GPEN
7 5 (11.63%) GREM
7 5 (11.63%) GCFA
7 5 (11.63%) EnCE
8 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.65%) CCIE
9 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.65%) CCNA
10 1 (2.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Snort
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.33%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Cisco
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) McAfee
2 6 (13.95%) ArcSight
3 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
3 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
3 4 (9.30%) Splunk
3 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec
4 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) FireEye
5 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.33%) Websense
5 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
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