The table below looks at the statistics for GIAC in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GIAC over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 802 840 785
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -55
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 94 92 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.078% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 77 75 75
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £79,200 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £51,698 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +3.39%

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
29226 32287 29861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.35% 27.33% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 22950 25909 24009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GIAC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GIAC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GIAC
Salary Trend

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

GIAC Salary Trend in the UK

GIAC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GIAC over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 within the UK.

GIAC Salary Histogram in the UK

GIAC
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
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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 +57 88 £55,000 -5.17% 34
London +31 44 £55,000 -7.56% 11
South East +13 18 £57,500 +22.34% 19
West Midlands +9 13 £43,750 -43.91%
City of London +41 12 £50,000 -15.96% 1
Berkshire +7 7 £55,000 - 10
South West +1 7 £45,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £57,500 - 4
Birmingham -4 5 £45,000 -42.30%
Scotland +28 4 £57,500 +76.92%
Edinburgh +16 4 £57,500 +11.22%
Hampshire -7 4 £55,000 +17.02%
Gloucestershire - 4 £52,500 - 2
Reading - 4 £52,500 - 4
Leeds +21 3 £45,000 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire +19 3 £45,000 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire 0 3 £45,000 -9.09% 1
Bristol -2 3 £30,000 -
Southampton -4 3 £55,000 +17.02%
High Wycombe - 3 £60,000 - 1
East of England +23 2 £62,500 +30.20%
Cheltenham - 2 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 - 1
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £75,000 -
Wales +7 1 - -
North West +3 1 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Hertfordshire +2 1 £60,000 +66.66%
Milton Keynes -21 1 £57,500 - 3

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 153 (68.00%) CISSP
2 117 (52.00%) Information Security
3 96 (42.67%) SIEM
4 95 (42.22%) CEH
5 74 (32.89%) Firewall
6 73 (32.44%) Cyber Security
7 59 (26.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 54 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 53 (23.56%) CISM
10 51 (22.67%) Degree
11 50 (22.22%) PCI DSS
11 50 (22.22%) GCIH
12 48 (21.33%) Finance
12 48 (21.33%) Windows
13 47 (20.89%) TCP/IP
13 47 (20.89%) Network Security
14 46 (20.44%) Management Information System
15 43 (19.11%) Snort
15 43 (19.11%) Malware Analysis
16 41 (18.22%) Linux
17 39 (17.33%) Incident Management
18 38 (16.89%) Penetration Testing
18 38 (16.89%) Security Architecture
19 34 (15.11%) GCIA
19 34 (15.11%) Security Cleared
20 33 (14.67%) CISA
21 30 (13.33%) SSCP
22 29 (12.89%) Security Testing
23 28 (12.44%) Kalman Filter
24 26 (11.56%) ArcSight

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1 (0.44%) IIS
1 1 (0.44%) Apache
1 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
1 1 (0.44%) PaaS
1 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (32.89%) Firewall
2 59 (26.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 47 (20.89%) Network Security
3 47 (20.89%) TCP/IP
4 23 (10.22%) Wireshark
5 21 (9.33%) WAN
6 20 (8.89%) LAN
7 18 (8.00%) VPN
7 18 (8.00%) DNS
7 18 (8.00%) tcpdump
8 15 (6.67%) Wireless
8 15 (6.67%) Wireless Security
8 15 (6.67%) DMZ
9 14 (6.22%) DHCP
10 10 (4.44%) Internet
11 7 (3.11%) HTTP
12 5 (2.22%) FTP
12 5 (2.22%) LDAP
12 5 (2.22%) SMTP
13 4 (1.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
General
1 48 (21.33%) Finance
2 17 (7.56%) Banking
3 8 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.67%) Law
5 5 (2.22%) Legal
5 5 (2.22%) Retail
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.44%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 103 (45.78%) Analyst
2 86 (38.22%) Security Analyst
3 37 (16.44%) Consultant
4 29 (12.89%) Operations Analyst
4 29 (12.89%) Security Operations Analyst
5 28 (12.44%) Security Engineer
6 22 (9.78%) Information Security Analyst
6 22 (9.78%) Information Analyst
7 19 (8.44%) Security Consultant
8 16 (7.11%) Architect
9 13 (5.78%) Security Manager
10 12 (5.33%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (5.33%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 11 (4.89%) Information Security Engineer
11 11 (4.89%) Security Specialist
11 11 (4.89%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (3.56%) Network Analyst
13 8 (3.56%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (3.56%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.78%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.44%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.56%) SCADA
2 17 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.11%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.78%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.44%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.78%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.78%) CESG
8 3 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.44%) PMI
10 1 (0.44%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.44%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.44%) PKI
10 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.44%) Social Network
10 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.33%) Windows
2 41 (18.22%) Linux
3 18 (8.00%) UNIX
4 3 (1.33%) Solaris
5 2 (0.89%) Android
5 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (52.00%) Information Security
2 96 (42.67%) SIEM
3 73 (32.44%) Cyber Security
4 43 (19.11%) Malware Analysis
5 39 (17.33%) Incident Management
6 38 (16.89%) Penetration Testing
6 38 (16.89%) Security Architecture
7 29 (12.89%) Security Testing
8 28 (12.44%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (10.67%) Computer Forensics
10 20 (8.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 20 (8.89%) Analytics
11 19 (8.44%) Information Assurance
11 19 (8.44%) Risk Management
12 18 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 18 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (6.67%) ITIL
13 15 (6.67%) Project Management
13 15 (6.67%) Database Security
13 15 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.78%) Shell Script
2 10 (4.44%) SQL
3 7 (3.11%) Perl
4 4 (1.78%) C
5 3 (1.33%) Python
5 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 153 (68.00%) CISSP
2 95 (42.22%) CEH
3 53 (23.56%) CISM
4 51 (22.67%) Degree
5 50 (22.22%) GCIH
6 34 (15.11%) GCIA
6 34 (15.11%) Security Cleared
7 33 (14.67%) CISA
8 30 (13.33%) SSCP
9 19 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (8.00%) GCFA
11 16 (7.11%) CRISC
12 15 (6.67%) CCNP
13 13 (5.78%) EnCE
14 12 (5.33%) SC Cleared
14 12 (5.33%) GPEN
15 7 (3.11%) DV Cleared
16 6 (2.67%) OSCP
16 6 (2.67%) ISEB
17 5 (2.22%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (3.56%) SLA
5 4 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.89%) COBIT
7 1 (0.44%) GCP
System Software
1 43 (19.11%) Snort
2 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Nessus
2 1 (0.44%) Nmap
2 1 (0.44%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (11.56%) ArcSight
2 24 (10.67%) Cisco
3 21 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.44%) CheckPoint
5 14 (6.22%) Splunk
6 12 (5.33%) LogRhythm
6 12 (5.33%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.89%) McAfee
7 11 (4.89%) Sourcefire
8 8 (3.56%) Juniper
8 8 (3.56%) IBM
9 7 (3.11%) LogLogic
10 6 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.22%) SAP
11 5 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.78%) Symantec
13 3 (1.33%) VMware
13 3 (1.33%) HP
14 2 (0.89%) Trustwave
14 2 (0.89%) Q1 Labs
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