The table below looks at the statistics for GCIA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCIA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 842 858 893
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +35
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 54 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.022% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.080% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 48 16 7
Average salary £45,000 £51,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30465 28654 33810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.84% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23768 23376 28477
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCIA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCIA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK.

GCIA Salary Trend in the UK

GCIA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCIA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 within the UK.

GCIA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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
England -8 49 £45,000 -11.76% 3
South East +35 38 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Hampshire +30 35 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Southampton - 17 £45,000 -
London -16 8 £48,750 -18.75% 2
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
Basingstoke +3 3 £60,000 -
Reading - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £55,000 -
City of London +9 1 £67,500 -55.00%
East of England -15 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £47,500 -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCIA 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 GCIA.

1 77 (81.05%) SIEM
2 64 (67.37%) Security Cleared
3 62 (65.26%) SC Cleared
4 61 (64.21%) GCIH
4 61 (64.21%) DV Cleared
5 59 (62.11%) Sourcefire
6 51 (53.68%) Analytics
7 47 (49.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 41 (43.16%) LogRhythm
9 40 (42.11%) Wireshark
9 40 (42.11%) Cyber Security
10 38 (40.00%) tcpdump
11 34 (35.79%) Windows
12 33 (34.74%) Linux
13 28 (29.47%) Information Security
14 25 (26.32%) Firewall
15 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
15 24 (25.26%) CISSP
15 24 (25.26%) GIAC
16 19 (20.00%) UNIX
16 19 (20.00%) Network Security
17 18 (18.95%) HTTP
18 15 (15.79%) Snort
18 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (14.74%) Solaris
20 13 (13.68%) Management Information System
20 13 (13.68%) Degree
21 12 (12.63%) LDAP
21 12 (12.63%) FTP
22 11 (11.58%) LAN

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCIA 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 GCIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.21%) MS Project
3 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (49.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 40 (42.11%) Wireshark
3 38 (40.00%) tcpdump
4 25 (26.32%) Firewall
5 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
6 19 (20.00%) Network Security
7 18 (18.95%) HTTP
8 12 (12.63%) FTP
8 12 (12.63%) LDAP
9 11 (11.58%) LAN
9 11 (11.58%) WAN
10 10 (10.53%) Internet
10 10 (10.53%) SSH
11 8 (8.42%) DNS
11 8 (8.42%) SMTP
12 6 (6.32%) VPN
12 6 (6.32%) SSL
13 2 (2.11%) Wireless
14 1 (1.05%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) Big Data
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 91 (95.79%) Analyst
2 71 (74.74%) Security Analyst
3 19 (20.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) IT Security Analyst
5 12 (12.63%) Network Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Information Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Forensic Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Consultant
9 2 (2.11%) Junior
10 1 (1.05%) Management Consultant
10 1 (1.05%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Middleware
2 4 (4.21%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.68%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.42%) PKI
4 5 (5.26%) CESG
4 5 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.05%) Open Source
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.79%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Linux
3 19 (20.00%) UNIX
4 14 (14.74%) Solaris
5 5 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (81.05%) SIEM
2 51 (53.68%) Analytics
3 40 (42.11%) Cyber Security
4 28 (29.47%) Information Security
5 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.47%) Security Testing
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL
8 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (7.37%) Document Management
8 7 (7.37%) Change Control
8 7 (7.37%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (7.37%) Network Architecture
9 6 (6.32%) Information Assurance
9 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.32%) Change Management
9 6 (6.32%) Data Security
10 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) Python
2 2 (2.11%) C
2 2 (2.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (67.37%) Security Cleared
2 62 (65.26%) SC Cleared
3 61 (64.21%) DV Cleared
3 61 (64.21%) GCIH
4 24 (25.26%) GIAC
4 24 (25.26%) CISSP
5 13 (13.68%) Degree
6 8 (8.42%) GSEC
7 7 (7.37%) CEH
8 5 (5.26%) SSCP
9 4 (4.21%) CISA
9 4 (4.21%) GWAPT
9 4 (4.21%) GPEN
9 4 (4.21%) OSCP
9 4 (4.21%) OSCE
10 3 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.16%) CNA
10 3 (3.16%) Novell Certification
10 3 (3.16%) GCFA
11 2 (2.11%) GCFW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.32%) COBIT
3 5 (5.26%) COSO
4 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 59 (62.11%) Sourcefire
2 41 (43.16%) LogRhythm
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.26%) Juniper
5 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.21%) IBM
5 4 (4.21%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.16%) Symantec
7 2 (2.11%) McAfee
7 2 (2.11%) Websense
7 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.11%) Sun
7 2 (2.11%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) Dell
7 2 (2.11%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.11%) F5
8 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.05%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.05%) Qualys
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago