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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 793 830 779
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -51
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 103 99 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 80 79 102
Average salary £53,750 £56,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.86% +13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £43,700 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,849 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.39% +5.69%

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +25 90 £53,750 -5.70% 49
London +29 44 £55,000 -5.17% 18
South East +11 21 £55,000 +17.02% 17
West Midlands -3 13 £38,000 -51.28% 2
Scotland +19 10 £53,750 +27.97%
Edinburgh +19 10 £53,750 +3.97%
City of London +19 9 £47,500 -20.16% 2
Hampshire -10 8 £52,500 +11.70% 1
Berkshire - 7 £55,000 - 10
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £60,000 +4.34% 3
South West +2 5 £45,000 - 6
Southampton -17 5 £55,000 +17.02%
Reading - 5 £55,000 - 7
High Wycombe - 4 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 3 £45,000 -9.09%
East of England +11 3 £62,500 +73.61% 2
Leeds +8 3 £45,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +7 3 £45,000 -9.09%
Birmingham -13 3 £50,000 -35.89%
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 - 4
Bristol +2 2 £40,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £57,500 -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
North West +5 1 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Wales -4 1 - -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £60,000 +66.66%
Suffolk - 1 £65,000 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 158 (66.67%) CISSP
2 133 (56.12%) Information Security
3 109 (45.99%) CEH
4 100 (42.19%) SIEM
5 75 (31.65%) Firewall
6 71 (29.96%) Cyber Security
7 65 (27.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 61 (25.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 55 (23.21%) CISM
10 53 (22.36%) Management Information System
10 53 (22.36%) Degree
11 52 (21.94%) PCI DSS
11 52 (21.94%) TCP/IP
12 51 (21.52%) Finance
13 49 (20.68%) Windows
14 46 (19.41%) Incident Management
14 46 (19.41%) Snort
15 45 (18.99%) Network Security
16 44 (18.57%) Linux
17 43 (18.14%) GCIH
17 43 (18.14%) Security Architecture
18 40 (16.88%) Security Cleared
19 38 (16.03%) Malware Analysis
20 36 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
21 35 (14.77%) Security Testing
22 32 (13.50%) Kalman Filter
23 31 (13.08%) GCIA
23 31 (13.08%) Risk Management
24 29 (12.24%) Cisco
25 28 (11.81%) CISA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) IaaS
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
1 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (31.65%) Firewall
2 65 (27.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 52 (21.94%) TCP/IP
4 45 (18.99%) Network Security
5 23 (9.70%) WAN
6 22 (9.28%) LAN
6 22 (9.28%) DNS
7 21 (8.86%) VPN
8 20 (8.44%) tcpdump
9 18 (7.59%) Wireshark
10 17 (7.17%) Wireless
10 17 (7.17%) DMZ
10 17 (7.17%) Wireless Security
11 16 (6.75%) DHCP
12 12 (5.06%) Internet
13 8 (3.38%) HTTP
14 5 (2.11%) FTP
14 5 (2.11%) SMTP
14 5 (2.11%) LDAP
15 3 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.42%) MySQL
1 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
General
1 51 (21.52%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Banking
3 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.80%) Law
5 8 (3.38%) Legal
6 7 (2.95%) Retail
7 4 (1.69%) Advertising
8 3 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (47.68%) Analyst
2 101 (42.62%) Security Analyst
3 36 (15.19%) Security Operations Analyst
3 36 (15.19%) Operations Analyst
4 34 (14.35%) Consultant
5 30 (12.66%) Security Engineer
6 26 (10.97%) Information Security Analyst
6 26 (10.97%) Information Analyst
7 21 (8.86%) Security Consultant
8 15 (6.33%) Security Specialist
9 14 (5.91%) Security Manager
9 14 (5.91%) Architect
10 13 (5.49%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (5.49%) Information Security Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Cyber Security Consultant
12 9 (3.80%) Security Architect
13 8 (3.38%) Network Security Analyst
13 8 (3.38%) Information Manager
13 8 (3.38%) Information Security Manager
13 8 (3.38%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.33%) Regular Expression
2 6 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.36%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.28%) SCADA
3 18 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.33%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.80%) Open Source
5 9 (3.80%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (3.38%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.53%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.69%) CESG
9 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) PMI
10 1 (0.42%) Social Network
10 1 (0.42%) PKI
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.68%) Windows
2 44 (18.57%) Linux
3 17 (7.17%) UNIX
4 4 (1.69%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) Android
5 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (56.12%) Information Security
2 100 (42.19%) SIEM
3 71 (29.96%) Cyber Security
4 46 (19.41%) Incident Management
5 43 (18.14%) Security Architecture
6 38 (16.03%) Malware Analysis
7 36 (15.19%) Penetration Testing
8 35 (14.77%) Security Testing
9 32 (13.50%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (13.08%) Risk Management
11 24 (10.13%) Computer Forensics
12 23 (9.70%) Information Assurance
13 21 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (7.17%) Mentoring
14 17 (7.17%) Database Security
14 17 (7.17%) Vulnerability Management
15 16 (6.75%) Analytics
16 15 (6.33%) Project Management
17 14 (5.91%) Ethical Hacking
17 14 (5.91%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.49%) Shell Script
2 11 (4.64%) SQL
3 5 (2.11%) Perl
3 5 (2.11%) C
4 3 (1.27%) Python
4 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.42%) C++
5 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 158 (66.67%) CISSP
2 109 (45.99%) CEH
3 55 (23.21%) CISM
4 53 (22.36%) Degree
5 43 (18.14%) GCIH
6 40 (16.88%) Security Cleared
7 31 (13.08%) GCIA
8 28 (11.81%) CISA
9 27 (11.39%) SSCP
10 21 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (7.59%) SC Cleared
11 18 (7.59%) GCFA
12 17 (7.17%) CCNP
13 13 (5.49%) CRISC
14 12 (5.06%) GPEN
15 11 (4.64%) EnCE
16 10 (4.22%) DV Cleared
17 6 (2.53%) ISEB
18 5 (2.11%) OSCP
19 4 (1.69%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (25.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (21.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (3.38%) SLA
5 5 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (19.41%) Snort
2 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Nessus
2 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.42%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (12.24%) Cisco
2 27 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.55%) ArcSight
4 23 (9.70%) CheckPoint
5 15 (6.33%) Splunk
6 14 (5.91%) Sourcefire
7 12 (5.06%) LogRhythm
7 12 (5.06%) Fortinet
8 11 (4.64%) McAfee
9 10 (4.22%) Juniper
10 8 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.38%) IBM
11 7 (2.95%) SAP
12 6 (2.53%) LogLogic
13 5 (2.11%) Cyber-Ark
13 5 (2.11%) VMware
14 4 (1.69%) Symantec
15 3 (1.27%) HP
16 2 (0.84%) Q1 Labs
17 1 (0.42%) Trustwave
Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits and much more
Posted: 19 hours ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon Global
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Base+Prospects
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + excellent bens and training
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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