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

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 843 911 919
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +8
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 87 44 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 64 32 21
Average salary £61,250 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.04%

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
28092 29048 28866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.02% 27.68% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22439 23197 22653
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

GCIA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 30 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 13 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
England +60 78 £62,500 +38.88% 14
London +39 35 £72,000 +60.00% 8
South West +10 16 £60,000 -
Bristol +6 12 £58,750 -
East of England +11 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Hertfordshire +7 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Hemel Hempstead +4 11 £75,000 +50.00%
Edinburgh +13 9 £40,000 -
Scotland +1 9 £40,000 -
South East -4 6 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £70,000 - 2
Sheffield - 5 £70,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £70,000 -
City of London +63 4 £103,000 +87.27%
Hampshire +14 3 £60,000 +33.33%
North West - 3 £80,000 -
Manchester - 3 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £61,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £55,000 -
Cheadle - 2 £80,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire +3 1 £55,000 -31.25% 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £63,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £60,000 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £42,500 -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 145 (92.36%) CISSP
2 122 (77.71%) GCIH
2 122 (77.71%) SIEM
3 72 (45.86%) CEH
4 59 (37.58%) Information Security
5 56 (35.67%) Network Security
6 46 (29.30%) ArcSight
6 46 (29.30%) GIAC
7 44 (28.03%) TCP/IP
8 43 (27.39%) CISA
9 39 (24.84%) Intrusion Detection
10 38 (24.20%) CISM
10 38 (24.20%) LogRhythm
11 36 (22.93%) SANS
12 35 (22.29%) Splunk
13 34 (21.66%) Wireshark
14 33 (21.02%) Cybersecurity
14 33 (21.02%) SSCP
14 33 (21.02%) Management Information System
15 32 (20.38%) Firewall
16 31 (19.75%) Security Cleared
16 31 (19.75%) Security Operations
17 30 (19.11%) QRadar
18 29 (18.47%) Intel Security
18 29 (18.47%) C
19 28 (17.83%) Windows
20 27 (17.20%) Cyberthreat
21 26 (16.56%) SC Cleared
21 26 (16.56%) Security Operations Centre
22 25 (15.92%) Penetration Testing

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.27%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (35.67%) Network Security
2 44 (28.03%) TCP/IP
3 39 (24.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 34 (21.66%) Wireshark
5 32 (20.38%) Firewall
6 12 (7.64%) Internet
6 12 (7.64%) tcpdump
7 8 (5.10%) LAN
7 8 (5.10%) WAN
8 7 (4.46%) SSL
9 2 (1.27%) DNS
9 2 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.64%) DHCP
10 1 (0.64%) FTP
10 1 (0.64%) HTTP
10 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.64%) Intranet
10 1 (0.64%) SMTP
10 1 (0.64%) Telnet
10 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.64%) Big Data
2 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (8.92%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Retail
3 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Military
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Japanese Language
5 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.64%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (54.14%) Analyst
2 64 (40.76%) Security Analyst
3 33 (21.02%) Consultant
4 30 (19.11%) Senior Analyst
5 29 (18.47%) Architect
6 28 (17.83%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (16.56%) Principal Architect
7 26 (16.56%) Principal Consultant
7 26 (16.56%) Principal Solutions Architect
7 26 (16.56%) Security Manager
8 19 (12.10%) Information Manager
8 19 (12.10%) Information Security Manager
9 15 (9.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 14 (8.92%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) Incident Manager
11 12 (7.64%) Network Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) Network Security Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) SOC Analyst
12 10 (6.37%) Network Intrusion Analyst
12 10 (6.37%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) .NET
2 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.02%) Management Information System
2 27 (17.20%) Cyberthreat
3 26 (16.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (10.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (7.64%) Client/Server
5 12 (7.64%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.46%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.55%) PKI
8 3 (1.91%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.64%) CESG
9 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) Windows
2 23 (14.65%) Linux
3 13 (8.28%) Solaris
4 12 (7.64%) Unix
5 4 (2.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.27%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.27%) zOS
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (77.71%) SIEM
2 59 (37.58%) Information Security
3 33 (21.02%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (19.75%) Security Operations
5 25 (15.92%) Malware Analysis
5 25 (15.92%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (14.01%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (14.01%) Threat Analysis
7 20 (12.74%) Reverse Engineering
8 19 (12.10%) Incident Management
9 18 (11.46%) Analytics
9 18 (11.46%) ITIL
9 18 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (8.92%) Computer Forensics
11 13 (8.28%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (7.01%) Systems Analysis
14 10 (6.37%) Investment Management
15 9 (5.73%) Mentoring
15 9 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.47%) C
2 23 (14.65%) Python
3 16 (10.19%) C#
3 16 (10.19%) C++
4 7 (4.46%) Perl
5 5 (3.18%) PHP
5 5 (3.18%) SQL
6 4 (2.55%) Java
6 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.55%) Ruby
7 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (92.36%) CISSP
2 122 (77.71%) GCIH
3 72 (45.86%) CEH
4 46 (29.30%) GIAC
5 43 (27.39%) CISA
6 38 (24.20%) CISM
7 36 (22.93%) SANS
8 33 (21.02%) SSCP
9 31 (19.75%) Security Cleared
10 26 (16.56%) SC Cleared
11 23 (14.65%) GREM
12 20 (12.74%) GCFA
13 14 (8.92%) EnCE
14 12 (7.64%) CCFP
14 12 (7.64%) GPEN
15 9 (5.73%) CREST Certified
16 6 (3.82%) CFCE
16 6 (3.82%) DV Cleared
17 4 (2.55%) Degree
17 4 (2.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.92%) PCI DSS
2 12 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.55%) COBIT
4 4 (2.55%) COSO
5 2 (1.27%) GPG13
5 2 (1.27%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.64%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.64%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.64%) QA
6 1 (0.64%) RMADS
6 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.10%) Snort
3 4 (2.55%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (19.11%) QRadar
2 11 (7.01%) RSA enVision
3 10 (6.37%) Nessus
4 9 (5.73%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (1.91%) WMI
6 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.64%) EnCase
Vendors
1 46 (29.30%) ArcSight
2 38 (24.20%) LogRhythm
3 35 (22.29%) Splunk
4 29 (18.47%) Intel Security
5 25 (15.92%) SolarWinds
6 24 (15.29%) Trustwave
7 12 (7.64%) Remedy
8 10 (6.37%) F5
9 8 (5.10%) Fortinet
9 8 (5.10%) Juniper
9 8 (5.10%) NetWitness
9 8 (5.10%) Qualys
9 8 (5.10%) Sourcefire
9 8 (5.10%) Symantec
10 5 (3.18%) VMware
11 2 (1.27%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco
12 1 (0.64%) HP
12 1 (0.64%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
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