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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 775 798 827
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +29
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 129 81 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 100 42 50
Average salary £57,500 £50,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.42% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £22,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%

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
30936 29020 33232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.19% 26.82% 28.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24445 23647 27646
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +23 117 £60,000 +19.40% 14
London +27 63 £65,000 +13.04% 7
South East -3 24 £45,000 -10.44% 2
Hampshire - 19 £45,000 -
Southampton - 16 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -28 12 - - 2
West Yorkshire -32 12 - - 2
Leeds -36 12 - - 2
City of London +13 11 £60,000 -45.45% 2
Scotland +6 11 £45,000 -
Edinburgh -1 11 £45,000 -
South West -25 7 £50,000 +38.88% 2
West Midlands - 5 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -7 4 £52,500 - 2
East of England -24 4 £57,500 -
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £39,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Bristol -1 2 £48,750 +39.28%
Cheltenham - 2 £56,250 - 1
Dorking - 2 £48,750 -
Hinckley - 2 £57,256 -
Warwick - 2 £38,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 £57,256 -
East Midlands - 2 £57,256 -
Gloucester -2 1 £52,500 -
Dorset -12 1 £47,500 +31.94%
Berkshire -15 1 £57,500 +17.34% 1
Essex - 1 £57,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £70,000 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 130 (62.80%) CISSP
2 121 (58.45%) Information Security
3 87 (42.03%) CEH
4 85 (41.06%) Firewall
5 64 (30.92%) SIEM
6 63 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 57 (27.54%) Penetration Testing
8 53 (25.60%) Network Security
9 51 (24.64%) Management Information System
10 50 (24.15%) Linux
10 50 (24.15%) Degree
11 48 (23.19%) TCP/IP
12 44 (21.26%) Cyber Security
13 43 (20.77%) Windows
14 42 (20.29%) Finance
14 42 (20.29%) Incident Management
15 39 (18.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 39 (18.84%) Snort
15 39 (18.84%) GCIH
16 37 (17.87%) CISM
16 37 (17.87%) ITIL
17 34 (16.43%) Ethical Hacking
18 32 (15.46%) PCI DSS
18 32 (15.46%) Security Cleared
19 31 (14.98%) Wireshark
20 29 (14.01%) Security Testing
20 29 (14.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
21 28 (13.53%) Vulnerability Management
22 27 (13.04%) Change Control

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (1.93%) Apache
1 4 (1.93%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.93%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.48%) GroupWise
2 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.93%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (41.06%) Firewall
2 53 (25.60%) Network Security
3 48 (23.19%) TCP/IP
4 39 (18.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 31 (14.98%) Wireshark
6 24 (11.59%) tcpdump
6 24 (11.59%) Internet
7 17 (8.21%) VPN
8 16 (7.73%) HTTP
9 15 (7.25%) DNS
10 12 (5.80%) Intranet
10 12 (5.80%) Wireless
11 10 (4.83%) LDAP
11 10 (4.83%) VoIP
11 10 (4.83%) WAN
11 10 (4.83%) SMTP
12 9 (4.35%) LAN
12 9 (4.35%) FTP
13 4 (1.93%) SSL
14 3 (1.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) JUnit
1 4 (1.93%) Subversion
2 3 (1.45%) AppScan
3 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (20.29%) Finance
2 18 (8.70%) Law
3 15 (7.25%) Banking
4 9 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.97%) French Language
7 2 (0.97%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (47.83%) Analyst
2 85 (41.06%) Security Analyst
3 27 (13.04%) Security Specialist
4 25 (12.08%) Information Security Specialist
4 25 (12.08%) Information Specialist
5 20 (9.66%) Security Engineer
6 19 (9.18%) Information Analyst
6 19 (9.18%) Information Security Analyst
7 17 (8.21%) Consultant
8 14 (6.76%) Security Consultant
8 14 (6.76%) IT Security Analyst
8 14 (6.76%) Product Specialist
9 13 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.83%) Tester
10 10 (4.83%) Senior Security Analyst
10 10 (4.83%) Team Leader
10 10 (4.83%) Product Analyst
10 10 (4.83%) Penetration Tester
11 9 (4.35%) Security Tester
12 8 (3.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.21%) .NET
2 12 (5.80%) XML
3 10 (4.83%) Web Services
4 8 (3.86%) Regular Expression
5 7 (3.38%) HTML
6 4 (1.93%) CSS
6 4 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.93%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.93%) jQuery
6 4 (1.93%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (1.93%) Spring
7 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.97%) JSON
8 2 (0.97%) RESTful
9 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (24.64%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.73%) Open Source
3 14 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.35%) SCADA
6 6 (2.90%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.90%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.97%) CESG
9 2 (0.97%) PKI
10 1 (0.48%) Derivative
10 1 (0.48%) Physics
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.15%) Linux
2 43 (20.77%) Windows
3 18 (8.70%) UNIX
4 8 (3.86%) Solaris
5 4 (1.93%) Fedora
5 4 (1.93%) CentOS
5 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (58.45%) Information Security
2 64 (30.92%) SIEM
3 57 (27.54%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (21.26%) Cyber Security
5 42 (20.29%) Incident Management
6 37 (17.87%) ITIL
7 34 (16.43%) Ethical Hacking
8 29 (14.01%) Security Testing
8 29 (14.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 28 (13.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 27 (13.04%) Change Control
10 27 (13.04%) Information Assurance
11 26 (12.56%) Risk Management
12 24 (11.59%) E-Commerce
13 22 (10.63%) Computer Forensics
14 21 (10.14%) Security Management
15 19 (9.18%) Service Management
16 16 (7.73%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (6.76%) Security Architecture
18 13 (6.28%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.11%) Java
2 13 (6.28%) PHP
3 11 (5.31%) C
4 10 (4.83%) Objective-C
5 8 (3.86%) Perl
5 8 (3.86%) SQL
6 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.93%) Python
7 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.97%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) C#
Qualifications
1 130 (62.80%) CISSP
2 87 (42.03%) CEH
3 50 (24.15%) Degree
4 39 (18.84%) GCIH
5 37 (17.87%) CISM
6 32 (15.46%) Security Cleared
7 26 (12.56%) GCIA
8 25 (12.08%) SC Cleared
9 22 (10.63%) OSCP
10 21 (10.14%) DV Cleared
10 21 (10.14%) CISA
11 18 (8.70%) GPEN
12 16 (7.73%) GCFA
13 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (6.28%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (6.28%) MCSE
14 12 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (5.31%) SSCP
16 10 (4.83%) CISMP
17 7 (3.38%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (15.46%) PCI DSS
3 20 (9.66%) SLA
4 13 (6.28%) COBIT
5 6 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 39 (18.84%) Snort
2 6 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) Nmap
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
4 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.45%) Nessus
2 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.63%) Sourcefire
3 19 (9.18%) Cisco
4 13 (6.28%) ArcSight
5 12 (5.80%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.35%) Juniper
6 9 (4.35%) Splunk
7 7 (3.38%) VMware
7 7 (3.38%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.38%) LogLogic
8 6 (2.90%) F5
8 6 (2.90%) McAfee
8 6 (2.90%) Brocade
9 5 (2.42%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (2.42%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.93%) AlgoSec
10 4 (1.93%) Dell
10 4 (1.93%) Capita
11 3 (1.45%) Symantec
11 3 (1.45%) IBM
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: C £45K
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
North London
Caretower
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago