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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 719 801 786
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -15
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 185 108 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.095% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 164 89 52
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £42,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +92 180 £62,500 +4.16% 45
London +32 82 £65,000 - 13
South West +16 35 £60,000 +114.28% 9
Yorkshire +31 23 £45,000 - 5
Gloucestershire +11 23 £65,000 +132.14% 1
West Yorkshire +26 21 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +24 21 £45,000 - 2
South East +3 20 £58,500 +30.00% 9
City of London +42 19 £70,000 +12.00% 4
West Midlands +7 12 £70,500 +23.13% 1
Cheltenham - 11 £65,000 - 1
Bristol -1 8 £51,250 +5.12% 5
Berkshire +23 7 £58,500 -13.33% 1
East of England +5 7 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Birmingham - 5 £73,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £62,500 - 2
Ipswich - 5 £50,000 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £50,000 - 1
Reading - 4 £66,250 - 1
Surrey +3 3 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Scotland +3 3 £52,500 +52.17% 4
Hampshire +1 3 £58,500 +30.00% 3
Wiltshire - 3 £66,453 - 3
Slough - 3 £58,500 -
High Wycombe - 3 £62,500 - 2
Farnborough - 3 £58,500 - 2
Swindon - 3 £66,453 - 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 3
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 - 3
Gloucester - 2 £55,000 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 214 (72.54%) CISSP
2 167 (56.61%) Information Security
3 120 (40.68%) Cyber Security
4 99 (33.56%) Firewall
5 83 (28.14%) CISM
6 82 (27.80%) Penetration Testing
6 82 (27.80%) SIEM
7 81 (27.46%) Ethical Hacking
8 79 (26.78%) Degree
9 75 (25.42%) TCP/IP
10 70 (23.73%) Finance
11 67 (22.71%) CEH
12 66 (22.37%) Linux
13 65 (22.03%) GCIH
14 58 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 55 (18.64%) PCI DSS
16 51 (17.29%) SSCP
16 51 (17.29%) Reverse Engineering
17 50 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
18 48 (16.27%) CISA
19 47 (15.93%) Security Cleared
20 45 (15.25%) Windows
21 42 (14.24%) C
21 42 (14.24%) Intrusion Detection
22 40 (13.56%) GCFA
23 39 (13.22%) Management Information System
24 37 (12.54%) Snort
24 37 (12.54%) Network Security
25 36 (12.20%) EnCE
25 36 (12.20%) C++

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (9.49%) Apache Pig
2 6 (2.03%) IIS
3 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 99 (33.56%) Firewall
2 75 (25.42%) TCP/IP
3 42 (14.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 37 (12.54%) Network Security
5 33 (11.19%) Wireshark
6 20 (6.78%) Wireless
7 18 (6.10%) WAN
8 16 (5.42%) LAN
8 16 (5.42%) DNS
9 15 (5.08%) VPN
10 14 (4.75%) Internet
11 13 (4.41%) Wireless Security
11 13 (4.41%) DMZ
12 10 (3.39%) tcpdump
12 10 (3.39%) DHCP
13 9 (3.05%) HTTP
13 9 (3.05%) SSL
14 5 (1.69%) SMTP
15 4 (1.36%) FTP
16 3 (1.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.83%) Hadoop
2 28 (9.49%) Apache Hive
2 28 (9.49%) Big Data
3 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.05%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 70 (23.73%) Finance
2 35 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.12%) Legal
3 21 (7.12%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Law
5 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.34%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 119 (40.34%) Analyst
2 80 (27.12%) Security Analyst
3 43 (14.58%) Consultant
4 28 (9.49%) Information Analyst
4 28 (9.49%) Information Security Analyst
5 25 (8.47%) Security Consultant
6 22 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (7.12%) Security Manager
8 20 (6.78%) Architect
9 19 (6.44%) Security Architect
10 17 (5.76%) Security Specialist
11 16 (5.42%) Security Engineer
12 15 (5.08%) Software Engineer
12 15 (5.08%) Cyber Security Consultant
13 14 (4.75%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (3.39%) Developer
14 10 (3.39%) Information Manager
14 10 (3.39%) Information Security Manager
14 10 (3.39%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.49%) STL
2 27 (9.15%) Java EE
3 5 (1.69%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.22%) Management Information System
2 35 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.47%) Cybercrime
4 18 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.03%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.03%) PKI
8 5 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.36%) SCADA
10 3 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) CESG
11 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.34%) PMI
12 1 (0.34%) BYOD
12 1 (0.34%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.37%) Linux
2 45 (15.25%) Windows
3 34 (11.53%) UNIX
4 30 (10.17%) Android
4 30 (10.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) GCOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (56.61%) Information Security
2 120 (40.68%) Cyber Security
3 82 (27.80%) SIEM
3 82 (27.80%) Penetration Testing
4 81 (27.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 51 (17.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 35 (11.86%) Malware Analysis
7 34 (11.53%) Kalman Filter
7 34 (11.53%) Security Architecture
8 29 (9.83%) Risk Management
9 28 (9.49%) Software Engineering
9 28 (9.49%) Incident Management
9 28 (9.49%) Mentoring
9 28 (9.49%) Mobile Development
10 27 (9.15%) Coaching
10 27 (9.15%) Multithreading
11 26 (8.81%) Analytics
12 24 (8.14%) Vulnerability Management
12 24 (8.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 24 (8.14%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 42 (14.24%) C
2 36 (12.20%) C++
2 36 (12.20%) Java
3 28 (9.49%) C#
3 28 (9.49%) Objective-C
4 16 (5.42%) Perl
5 11 (3.73%) SQL
5 11 (3.73%) Python
6 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.37%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 214 (72.54%) CISSP
2 83 (28.14%) CISM
3 79 (26.78%) Degree
4 67 (22.71%) CEH
5 65 (22.03%) GCIH
6 51 (17.29%) SSCP
7 50 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (16.27%) CISA
9 47 (15.93%) Security Cleared
10 40 (13.56%) GCFA
11 36 (12.20%) EnCE
12 35 (11.86%) CCNA
13 34 (11.53%) MCSE
13 34 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (10.51%) DV Cleared
15 28 (9.49%) Linux+ Certification
15 28 (9.49%) GCIA
16 23 (7.80%) CRISC
17 21 (7.12%) GREM
18 19 (6.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (18.64%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.34%) GCP
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 37 (12.54%) Snort
2 13 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) Nessus
2 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.34%) Nmap
3 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (8.14%) ArcSight
2 17 (5.76%) Cisco
3 16 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.08%) Splunk
5 13 (4.41%) VMware
6 12 (4.07%) LogLogic
7 8 (2.71%) Sourcefire
8 7 (2.37%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.37%) Qualys
8 7 (2.37%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.03%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (2.03%) McAfee
10 5 (1.69%) IBM
11 4 (1.36%) HP
11 4 (1.36%) Juniper
11 4 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.36%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.02%) Symantec
12 3 (1.02%) FireEye
13 2 (0.68%) Trustwave
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car allowance, benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45k - 65k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 320k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £53162 - £79744 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago