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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Rank 872 935 963
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +28
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 76 50 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.16% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 23
Average salary £56,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £43,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,250 £60,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

GCIA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCIA
Top 29 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 1 May 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
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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 +62 71 £57,500 +21.05% 8
London +27 31 £63,750 +34.21% 7
South East +15 16 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South West -5 14 £50,000 -
Berkshire +25 10 £50,000 -20.00%
Bristol +6 10 £37,500 +53.06%
Yorkshire - 7 £57,500 -
Leeds - 7 £57,500 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £57,500 -
Reading +22 6 £50,000 -23.07%
Slough +2 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Gloucestershire +1 4 £66,500 +26.66%
Scotland -4 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £74,000 -
Cheltenham -5 3 £70,000 +33.33%
Edinburgh +3 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £42,500 -
Northampton - 2 £42,500 -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £77,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
City of London +57 1 £52,500 -4.54% 1
East of England +12 1 £70,000 +47.36%
Thames Valley - 1 £60,000 -
Belfast - 1 £40,000 - 1
Watford - 1 £70,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £70,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £40,000 - 1

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 148 (90.80%) CISSP
2 122 (74.85%) GCIH
2 122 (74.85%) SIEM
3 84 (51.53%) Information Security
4 57 (34.97%) CEH
5 52 (31.90%) CISM
6 51 (31.29%) Firewall
7 46 (28.22%) Security Operations
8 44 (26.99%) SSCP
8 44 (26.99%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (26.38%) TCP/IP
9 43 (26.38%) GIAC
10 40 (24.54%) ITIL
11 39 (23.93%) Windows
12 38 (23.31%) SANS
13 37 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 37 (22.70%) Security Cleared
13 37 (22.70%) ArcSight
14 35 (21.47%) Cyberthreat
15 33 (20.25%) Security Operations Centre
16 32 (19.63%) SC Cleared
16 32 (19.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 30 (18.40%) Unix
17 30 (18.40%) Linux
18 29 (17.79%) PCI DSS
18 29 (17.79%) GREM
19 27 (16.56%) Management Information System
20 26 (15.95%) Finance
21 25 (15.34%) Active Directory
21 25 (15.34%) Vulnerability Management

GCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (1.23%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (31.29%) Firewall
2 43 (26.38%) TCP/IP
3 32 (19.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (14.72%) Network Security
5 21 (12.88%) tcpdump
6 20 (12.27%) Wireshark
7 17 (10.43%) DNS
8 15 (9.20%) Internet
9 14 (8.59%) SSL
10 9 (5.52%) HTTP
10 9 (5.52%) SMTP
11 8 (4.91%) HTTPS
12 7 (4.29%) LAN
12 7 (4.29%) WAN
13 2 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
14 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) Big Data
1 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.61%) Burp Suite
General
1 26 (15.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Retail
3 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.68%) Brand Awareness
5 3 (1.84%) Military
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Games
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (62.58%) Analyst
2 72 (44.17%) Security Analyst
3 43 (26.38%) Security Manager
4 30 (18.40%) Information Manager
4 30 (18.40%) Information Security Manager
5 26 (15.95%) SOC Analyst
6 19 (11.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 19 (11.66%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (9.20%) Incident Manager
8 13 (7.98%) Incident Analyst
8 13 (7.98%) Operations Analyst
9 12 (7.36%) Information Analyst
9 12 (7.36%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (7.36%) Network Analyst
9 12 (7.36%) SIEM Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) Senior Security Analyst
11 10 (6.13%) Network Security Analyst
12 9 (5.52%) Network Intrusion Analyst
13 8 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
14 7 (4.29%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.84%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) OLE
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.47%) Cyberthreat
2 33 (20.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 27 (16.56%) Management Information System
4 24 (14.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (11.04%) Client/Server
6 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (7.98%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.68%) CESG
8 5 (3.07%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.45%) PKI
10 3 (1.84%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.61%) Social Network
12 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.93%) Windows
2 30 (18.40%) Linux
2 30 (18.40%) Unix
3 10 (6.13%) Solaris
4 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.84%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (74.85%) SIEM
2 84 (51.53%) Information Security
3 46 (28.22%) Security Operations
4 44 (26.99%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (24.54%) ITIL
6 25 (15.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 24 (14.72%) Reverse Engineering
8 21 (12.88%) Ethical Hacking
9 20 (12.27%) Analytics
10 19 (11.66%) Malware Analysis
10 19 (11.66%) Security Architecture
11 18 (11.04%) Coaching
11 18 (11.04%) Incident Management
12 16 (9.82%) Investment Management
12 16 (9.82%) Mentoring
12 16 (9.82%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (9.20%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 14 (8.59%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (8.59%) Protective Monitoring
15 13 (7.98%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) Python
2 11 (6.75%) Perl
3 10 (6.13%) C#
3 10 (6.13%) C++
4 9 (5.52%) Java
5 6 (3.68%) Ruby
6 5 (3.07%) PHP
6 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.84%) C
9 2 (1.23%) SQL
10 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (90.80%) CISSP
2 122 (74.85%) GCIH
3 57 (34.97%) CEH
4 52 (31.90%) CISM
5 44 (26.99%) SSCP
6 43 (26.38%) GIAC
7 38 (23.31%) SANS
8 37 (22.70%) Security Cleared
9 32 (19.63%) SC Cleared
10 29 (17.79%) GREM
11 24 (14.72%) GCFA
12 23 (14.11%) CREST Certified
13 17 (10.43%) EnCE
14 16 (9.82%) CCFP
14 16 (9.82%) CISA
14 16 (9.82%) GPEN
15 13 (7.98%) DV Cleared
16 9 (5.52%) Degree
17 7 (4.29%) GCFE
18 6 (3.68%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (17.79%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.59%) COBIT
4 6 (3.68%) COSO
4 6 (3.68%) ISO22301
5 5 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.84%) GPG13
6 3 (1.84%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (1.23%) SLA
8 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.61%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.61%) QA
8 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.72%) Snort
3 6 (3.68%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Nessus
2 13 (7.98%) RSA enVision
3 7 (4.29%) QRadar
4 6 (3.68%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (1.84%) RSA Archer
5 3 (1.84%) WMI
6 2 (1.23%) EnCase
6 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) FTK
7 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) ArcSight
2 22 (13.50%) LogRhythm
2 22 (13.50%) Splunk
3 19 (11.66%) Remedy
4 7 (4.29%) Qualys
4 7 (4.29%) VMware
5 6 (3.68%) Intel Security
6 5 (3.07%) F5
7 3 (1.84%) AlienVault
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco
7 3 (1.84%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.84%) Juniper
7 3 (1.84%) NetWitness
7 3 (1.84%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.84%) Symantec
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
8 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Intel
9 1 (0.61%) Tripwire
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