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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 749 778 746
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 126 100 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 102 66 96
Average salary £50,000 £56,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.89% +13.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £82,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,250 £51,698 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.79% +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
32172 29152 30009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.24% 27.32% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25580 22933 24625
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 4 March 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 March 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 +29 109 £50,000 -13.04% 22
London +14 28 £48,750 -25.00% 6
Leeds +6 23 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +3 23 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire -2 23 £45,000 -
South East -8 23 £55,000 +15.78% 9
West Midlands - 14 £38,000 -
Scotland +7 13 £57,500 +11.43% 1
Edinburgh +4 13 £57,500 +11.22% 1
East of England -1 9 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Hertfordshire -3 8 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 7 £55,000 - 5
Hampshire -18 6 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Surrey - 5 £62,500 -
Southampton -21 4 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Reading - 4 £55,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £60,000 - 1
Warwick - 4 £38,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £38,000 -
Woking - 4 £62,500 -
South West - 4 £45,000 - 3
Watford +6 3 £60,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £60,000 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £50,500 -
Maidenhead - 3 £55,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £45,000 -
Dorset - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +3 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - - 1

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 167 (64.48%) CISSP
2 144 (55.60%) Information Security
3 126 (48.65%) CEH
4 104 (40.15%) SIEM
5 80 (30.89%) Firewall
6 66 (25.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 63 (24.32%) Management Information System
8 61 (23.55%) Cyber Security
9 60 (23.17%) CISM
10 59 (22.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 58 (22.39%) Degree
11 58 (22.39%) Incident Management
12 56 (21.62%) Windows
13 54 (20.85%) Linux
14 53 (20.46%) PCI DSS
15 51 (19.69%) Snort
16 50 (19.31%) TCP/IP
16 50 (19.31%) GCIH
17 46 (17.76%) Network Security
18 45 (17.37%) Finance
19 44 (16.99%) Penetration Testing
20 43 (16.60%) Risk Management
21 42 (16.22%) Security Architecture
22 39 (15.06%) Security Cleared
23 38 (14.67%) Cisco
24 35 (13.51%) Microsoft
25 34 (13.13%) Security Testing
26 32 (12.36%) GCIA
27 31 (11.97%) Computer Forensics
28 30 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (1.54%) IIS
2 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) IaaS
1 2 (0.77%) SaaS
1 2 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (30.89%) Firewall
2 66 (25.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 50 (19.31%) TCP/IP
4 46 (17.76%) Network Security
5 24 (9.27%) DNS
6 23 (8.88%) tcpdump
7 22 (8.49%) VPN
8 21 (8.11%) WAN
9 20 (7.72%) LAN
10 19 (7.34%) Wireshark
11 15 (5.79%) Wireless Security
11 15 (5.79%) Wireless
11 15 (5.79%) DMZ
11 15 (5.79%) DHCP
12 11 (4.25%) HTTP
12 11 (4.25%) Internet
13 7 (2.70%) FTP
13 7 (2.70%) SMTP
13 7 (2.70%) LDAP
14 4 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (17.37%) Finance
2 20 (7.72%) Banking
3 13 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.25%) Legal
5 9 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.70%) Law
7 5 (1.93%) Retail
8 4 (1.54%) Advertising
8 4 (1.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 130 (50.19%) Analyst
2 116 (44.79%) Security Analyst
3 32 (12.36%) Security Operations Analyst
3 32 (12.36%) Operations Analyst
4 31 (11.97%) Consultant
5 30 (11.58%) Security Engineer
6 21 (8.11%) IT Security Analyst
7 20 (7.72%) Information Security Analyst
7 20 (7.72%) Information Analyst
8 18 (6.95%) Security Specialist
8 18 (6.95%) Security Consultant
9 16 (6.18%) Architect
10 12 (4.63%) Security Architect
10 12 (4.63%) Senior Security Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.63%) Information Security Engineer
11 10 (3.86%) Network Analyst
11 10 (3.86%) Network Security Analyst
12 8 (3.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.72%) Regular Expression
2 11 (4.25%) XML
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 25 (9.65%) SCADA
3 16 (6.18%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.63%) Open Source
5 11 (4.25%) Visualisation
6 9 (3.47%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.54%) PKI
8 3 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.16%) CESG
9 2 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) Physics
10 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.62%) Windows
2 54 (20.85%) Linux
3 21 (8.11%) UNIX
4 6 (2.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (55.60%) Information Security
2 104 (40.15%) SIEM
3 61 (23.55%) Cyber Security
4 58 (22.39%) Incident Management
5 44 (16.99%) Penetration Testing
6 43 (16.60%) Risk Management
7 42 (16.22%) Security Architecture
8 34 (13.13%) Security Testing
9 31 (11.97%) Computer Forensics
10 30 (11.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 30 (11.58%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (8.88%) E-Commerce
12 21 (8.11%) ITIL
12 21 (8.11%) Information Assurance
13 20 (7.72%) Analytics
14 18 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (6.18%) Change Management
16 15 (5.79%) Reverse Engineering
16 15 (5.79%) Database Security
17 13 (5.02%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.63%) Shell Script
1 12 (4.63%) SQL
2 5 (1.93%) C
2 5 (1.93%) Perl
3 3 (1.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 167 (64.48%) CISSP
2 126 (48.65%) CEH
3 60 (23.17%) CISM
4 58 (22.39%) Degree
5 50 (19.31%) GCIH
6 39 (15.06%) Security Cleared
7 32 (12.36%) GCIA
8 30 (11.58%) SSCP
9 26 (10.04%) GCFA
9 26 (10.04%) CISA
10 25 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (7.72%) SC Cleared
12 19 (7.34%) CCNP
13 11 (4.25%) GPEN
14 10 (3.86%) EnCE
14 10 (3.86%) CRISC
14 10 (3.86%) DV Cleared
15 9 (3.47%) OSCP
16 8 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (2.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (22.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (20.46%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.11%) SLA
4 12 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 9 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (19.69%) Snort
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) XenApp
3 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (14.67%) Cisco
2 35 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 27 (10.42%) CheckPoint
4 20 (7.72%) ArcSight
5 18 (6.95%) Splunk
6 14 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.41%) LogRhythm
6 14 (5.41%) Sourcefire
7 11 (4.25%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.25%) Juniper
8 9 (3.47%) McAfee
9 8 (3.09%) SAP
10 7 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
11 6 (2.32%) VMware
12 5 (1.93%) LogLogic
12 5 (1.93%) IBM
13 3 (1.16%) NetIQ
14 2 (0.77%) Qualys
14 2 (0.77%) AlgoSec
15 1 (0.39%) Q1 Labs
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension + Health care
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £39999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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