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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
Rank 721 861 906
Rank change year-on-year
+140 +45
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 135 84 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.083% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 97 62 31
Median salary £55,000 £62,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.35% +39.44%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £49,375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.51%

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
20809 28209 29028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16436 22577 23141
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GCIA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017 within the UK.

GCIA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +156 134 £55,000 -12.35% 12
London +95 64 £60,000 -16.66% 3
South East +97 37 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Berkshire +70 28 £40,000 -27.27%
Maidenhead - 20 £40,000 -
West Midlands +45 19 £50,500 -8.18% 1
City of London +41 14 £55,000 -46.60% 1
South West +24 12 £32,500 -45.83% 5
Bristol +4 12 £32,500 -45.83% 5
Birmingham +24 8 - -
Worcestershire - 6 £50,000 -
Malvern - 6 £50,000 -
Surrey - 5 £55,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £60,000 -
Hampshire +14 4 £33,500 -44.16% 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £60,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 - 2
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -
Basingstoke -6 1 - -
North West -25 1 - - 1
Manchester -28 1 - - 1
Salford - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 £67,500 -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing GCIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCIA.

1 132 (75.86%) GCIH
2 130 (74.71%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (72.41%) CISSP
4 117 (67.24%) Windows
5 113 (64.94%) Linux
6 91 (52.30%) Information Security
7 88 (50.57%) SIEM
8 81 (46.55%) CEH
9 80 (45.98%) SANS
10 69 (39.66%) Firewall
11 66 (37.93%) GIAC
12 64 (36.78%) Security Operations
13 62 (35.63%) Unix
14 58 (33.33%) TCP/IP
15 54 (31.03%) Intrusion Detection
16 48 (27.59%) Network Security
16 48 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
17 46 (26.44%) Malware Analysis
18 43 (24.71%) Analytics
18 43 (24.71%) CISM
19 42 (24.14%) Security Operations Centre
20 39 (22.41%) Computer Security
21 36 (20.69%) Mentoring
21 36 (20.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
22 34 (19.54%) Security Monitoring
23 33 (18.97%) Forensic Analysis
24 30 (17.24%) Windows Server
24 30 (17.24%) Java
24 30 (17.24%) SQL
25 29 (16.67%) Management Information System

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (16.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.57%) Apache
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (39.66%) Firewall
2 58 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 54 (31.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 48 (27.59%) Network Security
5 11 (6.32%) Internet
6 10 (5.75%) DNS
7 9 (5.17%) Wireshark
8 7 (4.02%) HTTP
8 7 (4.02%) VPN
9 6 (3.45%) DHCP
9 6 (3.45%) FTP
9 6 (3.45%) ICMP
9 6 (3.45%) IPv4
9 6 (3.45%) IPv6
9 6 (3.45%) POP3
9 6 (3.45%) SMTP
9 6 (3.45%) SNMP
10 5 (2.87%) SSL
11 4 (2.30%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.67%) Big Data
2 20 (11.49%) NoSQL
3 17 (9.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.15%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
General
1 21 (12.07%) Finance
2 17 (9.77%) Legal
3 11 (6.32%) Games
4 6 (3.45%) Military
5 5 (2.87%) German Language
6 4 (2.30%) Banking
7 2 (1.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 105 (60.34%) Analyst
2 62 (35.63%) Security Analyst
3 40 (22.99%) SOC Analyst
4 37 (21.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 18 (10.34%) Monitoring Analyst
6 17 (9.77%) Applications Support
7 16 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (8.62%) Support Engineer
9 13 (7.47%) Consultant
10 12 (6.90%) Malware Analyst
10 12 (6.90%) Security Engineer
10 12 (6.90%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 11 (6.32%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 11 (6.32%) Security Support Engineer
12 10 (5.75%) Security Specialist
13 9 (5.17%) Security Operations Specialist
14 8 (4.60%) Operations Analyst
14 8 (4.60%) Security Operations Analyst
14 8 (4.60%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
14 8 (4.60%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.49%) .NET
2 14 (8.05%) ZeroMQ
3 12 (6.90%) JSON
4 5 (2.87%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 29 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
2 29 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.75%) Cyber Attack
4 10 (5.75%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.60%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.15%) CESG
8 2 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.15%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (67.24%) Windows
2 113 (64.94%) Linux
3 62 (35.63%) Unix
4 30 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 28 (16.09%) CentOS
6 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.45%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.87%) Solaris
11 1 (0.57%) AIX
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (74.71%) Cybersecurity
2 91 (52.30%) Information Security
3 88 (50.57%) SIEM
4 64 (36.78%) Security Operations
5 48 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
6 46 (26.44%) Malware Analysis
7 43 (24.71%) Analytics
8 39 (22.41%) Computer Security
9 36 (20.69%) Mentoring
10 34 (19.54%) Security Monitoring
11 33 (18.97%) Forensic Analysis
12 26 (14.94%) Threat Detection
13 25 (14.37%) Incident Management
13 25 (14.37%) Presales
14 24 (13.79%) Digital Forensics
14 24 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 23 (13.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 20 (11.49%) Risk Management
17 19 (10.92%) Cyber Intelligence
18 18 (10.34%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.24%) Java
1 30 (17.24%) SQL
2 23 (13.22%) C
3 6 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.87%) C#
5 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.15%) Python
6 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 132 (75.86%) GCIH
2 126 (72.41%) CISSP
3 81 (46.55%) CEH
4 80 (45.98%) SANS
5 66 (37.93%) GIAC
6 43 (24.71%) CISM
7 27 (15.52%) Network+ Certification
8 26 (14.94%) GREM
9 22 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (12.64%) Security Cleared
10 19 (10.92%) GCED
10 19 (10.92%) GSEC
11 18 (10.34%) CNA
11 18 (10.34%) Novell Certification
12 16 (9.20%) CCNA
12 16 (9.20%) SC Cleared
13 15 (8.62%) GCFA
14 14 (8.05%) CCNP
15 13 (7.47%) DV Cleared
16 12 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (6.32%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) COSO
5 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.57%) SAS 70
System Software
1 27 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.90%) Snort
2 12 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (20.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 26 (14.94%) CSIRT
3 19 (10.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 15 (8.62%) Grafana
5 11 (6.32%) EnCase
6 10 (5.75%) FTK
7 8 (4.60%) QRadar
8 7 (4.02%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (4.02%) Nmap
9 6 (3.45%) Nessus
10 4 (2.30%) RSA Security Analytics
11 3 (1.72%) WSUS
12 2 (1.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 2 (1.15%) Graphite
12 2 (1.15%) Kibana
12 2 (1.15%) RSA Archer
13 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
13 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (12.07%) FireEye
2 19 (10.92%) ArcSight
3 17 (9.77%) Sun
4 16 (9.20%) Cisco
5 14 (8.05%) Apple
5 14 (8.05%) Google
6 12 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 12 (6.90%) LogRhythm
7 10 (5.75%) Intel Security
8 9 (5.17%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.45%) BeyondTrust
9 6 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.45%) Dell
9 6 (3.45%) Oracle
9 6 (3.45%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.45%) Splunk
10 4 (2.30%) HP
10 4 (2.30%) NetWitness
10 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.30%) VMware
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