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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 783 853 810
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -43
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 119 85 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.072% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 103 67 49
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,200 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £89,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 +59 112 £60,000 - 31
London +35 58 £65,000 +6.99% 10
South East +26 25 £58,750 +17.50% 10
City of London +32 19 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +10 10 £40,000 -26.60% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £60,000 +6.66% 5
Leeds +11 8 £45,000 -17.43% 1
West Yorkshire +10 8 £45,000 -17.43% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £57,500 -17.85% 1
West Midlands -5 7 £56,250 -27.88% 2
High Wycombe - 7 £60,000 - 1
South West -1 6 £50,000 +78.57% 1
Birmingham -4 4 £45,000 -42.30% 1
East of England +10 3 £60,000 - 7
Edinburgh +6 3 £55,000 +59.42%
Scotland +1 3 £55,000 +59.42%
Gloucestershire -1 3 £60,000 +114.28%
North West -2 3 £47,500 -
Hampshire -9 3 £55,000 +16.40% 1
Milton Keynes -9 3 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Bristol -18 3 £30,000 - 1
Southampton -1 2 £50,000 +6.38%
Slough -8 2 £48,250 -
Manchester - 2 £47,500 -
Reading - 2 £57,500 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £53,750 -
Stevenage - 2 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £60,000 - 3

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 169 (71.31%) CISSP
2 132 (55.70%) Information Security
3 84 (35.44%) SIEM
4 83 (35.02%) CEH
5 77 (32.49%) Firewall
6 72 (30.38%) Cyber Security
7 67 (28.27%) Finance
8 64 (27.00%) Degree
9 61 (25.74%) CISM
10 60 (25.32%) Intrusion Detection
11 53 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 52 (21.94%) GCIH
12 52 (21.94%) Network Security
12 52 (21.94%) TCP/IP
13 49 (20.68%) Windows
14 46 (19.41%) Management Information System
15 45 (18.99%) PCI DSS
16 42 (17.72%) Malware Analysis
17 41 (17.30%) CISA
18 40 (16.88%) Linux
19 38 (16.03%) Incident Management
19 38 (16.03%) Snort
20 37 (15.61%) Security Architecture
21 36 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
22 35 (14.77%) GCIA
23 34 (14.35%) Kalman Filter
24 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
25 28 (11.81%) Security Testing
25 28 (11.81%) SSCP
26 27 (11.39%) Cisco Certification

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (1.69%) IIS
2 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
1 1 (0.42%) PaaS
1 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (32.49%) Firewall
2 60 (25.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 52 (21.94%) Network Security
3 52 (21.94%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.97%) WAN
5 25 (10.55%) LAN
6 24 (10.13%) VPN
7 23 (9.70%) Wireshark
8 22 (9.28%) DNS
9 21 (8.86%) Wireless
10 20 (8.44%) Wireless Security
10 20 (8.44%) DMZ
11 18 (7.59%) DHCP
12 17 (7.17%) tcpdump
13 9 (3.80%) Internet
14 8 (3.38%) HTTP
15 6 (2.53%) FTP
15 6 (2.53%) SMTP
16 5 (2.11%) LDAP
17 4 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.84%) MySQL
3 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 67 (28.27%) Finance
2 21 (8.86%) Banking
3 12 (5.06%) Legal
4 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.53%) Law
6 5 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.69%) Retail
8 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 89 (37.55%) Analyst
2 69 (29.11%) Security Analyst
3 33 (13.92%) Consultant
4 26 (10.97%) Security Engineer
5 20 (8.44%) Security Manager
5 20 (8.44%) Operations Analyst
5 20 (8.44%) Security Operations Analyst
6 19 (8.02%) Architect
7 18 (7.59%) Security Consultant
8 16 (6.75%) Information Analyst
8 16 (6.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 16 (6.75%) Security Architect
9 14 (5.91%) Security Specialist
10 12 (5.06%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 10 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.22%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (3.80%) Information Security Manager
12 9 (3.80%) Information Manager
12 9 (3.80%) IT Security Specialist
12 9 (3.80%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.41%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.75%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.49%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.64%) SCADA
6 10 (4.22%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.95%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.27%) CESG
10 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.42%) PMI
12 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.42%) PKI
12 1 (0.42%) Social Network
12 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.68%) Windows
2 40 (16.88%) Linux
3 22 (9.28%) UNIX
4 4 (1.69%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.84%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (55.70%) Information Security
2 84 (35.44%) SIEM
3 72 (30.38%) Cyber Security
4 42 (17.72%) Malware Analysis
5 38 (16.03%) Incident Management
6 37 (15.61%) Security Architecture
7 36 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
8 34 (14.35%) Kalman Filter
9 28 (11.81%) Security Testing
10 26 (10.97%) Computer Forensics
11 24 (10.13%) Network Monitoring
12 23 (9.70%) Ethical Hacking
13 20 (8.44%) Mentoring
14 19 (8.02%) Risk Management
14 19 (8.02%) Analytics
14 19 (8.02%) Database Security
15 17 (7.17%) ITIL
15 17 (7.17%) Project Management
16 16 (6.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 16 (6.75%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.22%) Shell Script
2 9 (3.80%) C
3 8 (3.38%) SQL
4 7 (2.95%) Perl
5 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.27%) Python
6 2 (0.84%) C++
6 2 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 169 (71.31%) CISSP
2 83 (35.02%) CEH
3 64 (27.00%) Degree
4 61 (25.74%) CISM
5 52 (21.94%) GCIH
6 41 (17.30%) CISA
7 35 (14.77%) GCIA
8 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
9 28 (11.81%) SSCP
10 27 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (9.70%) CCNP
12 20 (8.44%) CRISC
13 19 (8.02%) GCFA
14 17 (7.17%) EnCE
15 13 (5.49%) GPEN
16 10 (4.22%) SC Cleared
17 7 (2.95%) DV Cleared
18 6 (2.53%) CCNA
18 6 (2.53%) OSCP
19 5 (2.11%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (18.99%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) BS7799
5 1 (0.42%) GCP
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (16.03%) Snort
2 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.42%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) Nessus
2 1 (0.42%) Nmap
2 1 (0.42%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (10.55%) Cisco
1 25 (10.55%) ArcSight
2 19 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.91%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.06%) Splunk
4 12 (5.06%) LogRhythm
5 10 (4.22%) McAfee
5 10 (4.22%) Sourcefire
5 10 (4.22%) Fortinet
6 8 (3.38%) LogLogic
7 7 (2.95%) Juniper
7 7 (2.95%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.95%) IBM
8 5 (2.11%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (1.69%) VMware
9 4 (1.69%) SAP
9 4 (1.69%) HP
9 4 (1.69%) Symantec
10 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle
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