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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 782 790 841
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +51
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 115 91 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 51 33
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £22,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%

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
30465 28654 33810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.84% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23768 23376 28477
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 2014. 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 -11 105 £60,000 +9.09% 12
London +21 55 £65,000 +8.33% 8
South East 0 26 £45,000 -12.62% 1
Hampshire +14 19 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Southampton - 14 £45,000 -
City of London +16 10 £60,000 -40.00% 3
Edinburgh -2 9 £39,750 -48.70%
Scotland -4 9 £39,750 -24.28%
Leeds -29 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire -31 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -32 8 - - 1
South West -29 6 £37,750 +4.86% 1
East Midlands - 6 £62,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £62,500 -
Surrey - 5 £47,500 -
Leicester - 4 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £28,000 -
Bristol -4 2 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Berkshire -10 2 £67,500 +37.75%
Hinckley - 2 £57,256 -
Dorking - 2 £48,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £67,500 -
Dorset -8 1 £47,500 +31.94%
East of England -23 1 £57,500 +4.54%
West Midlands - 1 £57,256 -
Essex - 1 £57,500 -
Waltham Abbey - 1 £57,500 -
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -
Guildford - 1 £47,500 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 136 (67.33%) CISSP
2 113 (55.94%) Information Security
3 87 (43.07%) Firewall
4 85 (42.08%) CEH
5 70 (34.65%) Penetration Testing
6 63 (31.19%) SIEM
7 59 (29.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 53 (26.24%) Network Security
9 52 (25.74%) Management Information System
10 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
10 48 (23.76%) Degree
11 47 (23.27%) Ethical Hacking
12 46 (22.77%) Windows
12 46 (22.77%) Finance
13 45 (22.28%) Linux
13 45 (22.28%) Cyber Security
14 42 (20.79%) GCIH
15 40 (19.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 38 (18.81%) Security Testing
17 37 (18.32%) Security Cleared
18 36 (17.82%) ITIL
18 36 (17.82%) CISM
19 34 (16.83%) Java
19 34 (16.83%) Intrusion Detection
20 33 (16.34%) Snort
20 33 (16.34%) Incident Management
20 33 (16.34%) Wireshark
21 32 (15.84%) OSCP
22 30 (14.85%) PCI DSS
23 29 (14.36%) Internet

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (1.98%) Apache
1 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.50%) GroupWise
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (43.07%) Firewall
2 53 (26.24%) Network Security
3 48 (23.76%) TCP/IP
4 34 (16.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 33 (16.34%) Wireshark
6 29 (14.36%) Internet
7 23 (11.39%) tcpdump
8 21 (10.40%) Wireless
8 21 (10.40%) VPN
9 16 (7.92%) VoIP
10 15 (7.43%) HTTP
11 14 (6.93%) DNS
12 12 (5.94%) Intranet
13 11 (5.45%) LAN
13 11 (5.45%) WAN
14 10 (4.95%) SMTP
14 10 (4.95%) LDAP
15 9 (4.46%) FTP
16 3 (1.49%) DMZ
17 2 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) JUnit
1 4 (1.98%) Subversion
2 3 (1.49%) AppScan
3 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (22.77%) Finance
2 22 (10.89%) Law
3 18 (8.91%) Banking
4 7 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.98%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Retail
7 2 (0.99%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 2 (0.99%) German Language
7 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 98 (48.51%) Analyst
2 86 (42.57%) Security Analyst
3 25 (12.38%) Security Specialist
3 25 (12.38%) Information Security Specialist
3 25 (12.38%) Information Specialist
4 22 (10.89%) Information Security Analyst
4 22 (10.89%) Information Analyst
5 20 (9.90%) Consultant
6 19 (9.41%) Security Engineer
7 17 (8.42%) Security Consultant
8 14 (6.93%) Tester
8 14 (6.93%) Product Specialist
9 13 (6.44%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (5.94%) Penetration Tester
10 12 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (5.45%) Security Operations Analyst
12 10 (4.95%) Security Tester
12 10 (4.95%) Product Analyst
12 10 (4.95%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) .NET
2 9 (4.46%) Web Services
3 8 (3.96%) XML
4 7 (3.47%) HTML
5 4 (1.98%) CSS
5 4 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.98%) Hibernate
5 4 (1.98%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (1.98%) Spring
5 4 (1.98%) jQuery
5 4 (1.98%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.99%) JSON
7 2 (0.99%) RESTful
8 1 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.74%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.91%) Open Source
3 14 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.47%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.98%) SCADA
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) PKI
9 2 (0.99%) CESG
10 1 (0.50%) Derivative
10 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.77%) Windows
2 45 (22.28%) Linux
3 17 (8.42%) UNIX
4 9 (4.46%) Solaris
5 4 (1.98%) Fedora
5 4 (1.98%) CentOS
5 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (55.94%) Information Security
2 70 (34.65%) Penetration Testing
3 63 (31.19%) SIEM
4 47 (23.27%) Ethical Hacking
5 45 (22.28%) Cyber Security
6 40 (19.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 38 (18.81%) Security Testing
8 36 (17.82%) ITIL
9 33 (16.34%) Incident Management
10 29 (14.36%) Change Control
11 28 (13.86%) Information Assurance
11 28 (13.86%) Computer Forensics
12 23 (11.39%) Risk Management
13 22 (10.89%) Risk Assessment
14 21 (10.40%) Vulnerability Management
15 19 (9.41%) Security Management
15 19 (9.41%) Service Management
16 18 (8.91%) E-Commerce
17 15 (7.43%) Information Management
18 13 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.83%) Java
2 19 (9.41%) PHP
3 18 (8.91%) C
4 16 (7.92%) Objective-C
5 11 (5.45%) Perl
6 8 (3.96%) SQL
7 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.98%) Python
8 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.49%) C++
9 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 136 (67.33%) CISSP
2 85 (42.08%) CEH
3 48 (23.76%) Degree
4 42 (20.79%) GCIH
5 37 (18.32%) Security Cleared
6 36 (17.82%) CISM
7 32 (15.84%) OSCP
8 28 (13.86%) GPEN
8 28 (13.86%) SC Cleared
9 25 (12.38%) DV Cleared
10 24 (11.88%) GCIA
11 16 (7.92%) CISMP
11 16 (7.92%) CISA
12 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (6.44%) MCSE
12 13 (6.44%) GCFA
13 12 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (3.96%) CCNA
15 8 (3.96%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (29.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (14.85%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.93%) SLA
4 8 (3.96%) COBIT
5 3 (1.49%) QA
5 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (16.34%) Snort
2 5 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Nessus
2 2 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (14.36%) Sourcefire
2 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.43%) ArcSight
4 14 (6.93%) Cisco
5 11 (5.45%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.95%) LogLogic
7 9 (4.46%) Juniper
8 8 (3.96%) VMware
8 8 (3.96%) Splunk
9 7 (3.47%) Q1 Labs
9 7 (3.47%) Symantec
10 6 (2.97%) McAfee
10 6 (2.97%) Brocade
10 6 (2.97%) F5
11 5 (2.48%) Capita
11 5 (2.48%) IBM
12 4 (1.98%) Dell
13 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.49%) AlgoSec
13 3 (1.49%) Cyber-Ark
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: £65k base salary + 20% Bonus + Pens + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Salary: £130000 per annum + EXCELLENT BONUS AND BENEFITS
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago