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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 745 755 781
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +26
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 134 117 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 111 79 58
Average salary £50,500 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.17% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,250 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +8.10%

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
29229 28213 31171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.74% 27.19% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 23406 22147 26126
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +19 119 £51,500 -10.43% 18
West Yorkshire +13 30 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +10 30 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -1 30 £45,000 - 1
London -12 30 £52,500 -19.23% 9
South East -22 22 £62,500 +31.57% 7
West Midlands - 16 £38,000 -
Scotland +11 10 £47,500 -
Edinburgh 0 10 £47,500 -
Warwick - 10 £38,000 -
Warwickshire - 10 £38,000 -
Berkshire +5 9 £55,000 -12.00% 3
East of England -11 8 £60,000 +14.28%
Hertfordshire - 8 £60,000 -
Surrey - 8 £62,500 - 1
Woking - 8 £62,500 -
Reading +13 7 £55,000 -12.00% 2
South West -6 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -20 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Uxbridge 0 3 £60,000 -11.11%
Southampton -2 3 £55,000 +18.91%
Watford - 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £44,000 -
Bristol -2 2 £45,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £75,000 -
Gloucester - 2 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £55,000 - 1
Dorset - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £52,500 - 1

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 161 (61.69%) CISSP
2 155 (59.39%) Information Security
3 124 (47.51%) CEH
4 96 (36.78%) SIEM
5 80 (30.65%) Firewall
6 78 (29.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (25.67%) Management Information System
7 67 (25.67%) Linux
8 61 (23.37%) Cyber Security
9 60 (22.99%) Incident Management
10 58 (22.22%) Degree
11 57 (21.84%) CISM
12 55 (21.07%) Windows
13 54 (20.69%) PCI DSS
14 53 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
15 52 (19.92%) Penetration Testing
16 51 (19.54%) TCP/IP
17 50 (19.16%) Network Security
18 46 (17.62%) GCIH
18 46 (17.62%) Finance
19 45 (17.24%) Risk Management
20 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
20 44 (16.86%) Snort
21 39 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
22 36 (13.79%) Security Cleared
22 36 (13.79%) Security Architecture
22 36 (13.79%) Cisco
22 36 (13.79%) ITIL
23 33 (12.64%) E-Commerce
24 30 (11.49%) GCIA

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (1.53%) IIS
2 3 (1.15%) Apache
2 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) PaaS
2 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (30.65%) Firewall
2 53 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 51 (19.54%) TCP/IP
4 50 (19.16%) Network Security
5 21 (8.05%) tcpdump
6 20 (7.66%) Wireshark
7 18 (6.90%) Internet
8 15 (5.75%) DNS
9 12 (4.60%) VPN
9 12 (4.60%) WAN
9 12 (4.60%) HTTP
10 11 (4.21%) LAN
11 9 (3.45%) DMZ
12 7 (2.68%) DHCP
12 7 (2.68%) Wireless
12 7 (2.68%) Wireless Security
13 6 (2.30%) FTP
13 6 (2.30%) LDAP
13 6 (2.30%) SMTP
13 6 (2.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) JUnit
1 3 (1.15%) Subversion
2 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 15 (5.75%) Banking
3 14 (5.36%) Law
4 11 (4.21%) Legal
4 11 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Marketing
6 4 (1.53%) Retail
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 130 (49.81%) Analyst
2 116 (44.44%) Security Analyst
3 34 (13.03%) Consultant
4 30 (11.49%) Information Analyst
4 30 (11.49%) Security Specialist
4 30 (11.49%) Information Security Analyst
5 26 (9.96%) Operations Analyst
5 26 (9.96%) Security Operations Analyst
6 24 (9.20%) Security Engineer
7 22 (8.43%) Security Consultant
8 20 (7.66%) Information Security Specialist
8 20 (7.66%) Information Specialist
9 19 (7.28%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Architect
11 12 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (4.60%) Security Manager
12 11 (4.21%) Senior Security Analyst
13 9 (3.45%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.45%) Product Specialist
14 8 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.90%) Regular Expression
2 15 (5.75%) XML
3 6 (2.30%) Web Services
4 3 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.15%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.15%) Spring
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.15%) CSS
4 3 (1.15%) jQuery
5 2 (0.77%) RESTful
5 2 (0.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (25.67%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.43%) SCADA
3 17 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.83%) Visualisation
5 10 (3.83%) Open Source
6 5 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.53%) PKI
8 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.77%) CESG
9 2 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.67%) Linux
2 55 (21.07%) Windows
3 24 (9.20%) UNIX
4 5 (1.92%) Solaris
5 3 (1.15%) Fedora
5 3 (1.15%) CentOS
5 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.39%) Information Security
2 96 (36.78%) SIEM
3 61 (23.37%) Cyber Security
4 60 (22.99%) Incident Management
5 52 (19.92%) Penetration Testing
6 45 (17.24%) Risk Management
7 39 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (13.79%) Security Architecture
8 36 (13.79%) ITIL
9 33 (12.64%) E-Commerce
10 28 (10.73%) Security Testing
11 26 (9.96%) Information Assurance
12 24 (9.20%) Computer Forensics
13 20 (7.66%) Kalman Filter
14 19 (7.28%) Change Control
14 19 (7.28%) Security Management
15 18 (6.90%) Change Management
15 18 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (6.90%) Analytics
16 17 (6.51%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.98%) SQL
2 11 (4.21%) Shell Script
3 5 (1.92%) Java
3 5 (1.92%) Perl
4 4 (1.53%) C
5 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 161 (61.69%) CISSP
2 124 (47.51%) CEH
3 58 (22.22%) Degree
4 57 (21.84%) CISM
5 46 (17.62%) GCIH
6 36 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 30 (11.49%) GCIA
8 27 (10.34%) SSCP
9 25 (9.58%) SC Cleared
10 21 (8.05%) CISA
10 21 (8.05%) GCFA
11 19 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (4.98%) DV Cleared
12 13 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (4.60%) OSCP
14 11 (4.21%) CCNP
15 10 (3.83%) GPEN
15 10 (3.83%) CRISC
16 9 (3.45%) MCSE
16 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (29.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 26 (9.96%) SLA
4 12 (4.60%) COBIT
5 10 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 9 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (16.86%) Snort
2 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.79%) Cisco
3 27 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 17 (6.51%) Sourcefire
5 15 (5.75%) Splunk
6 14 (5.36%) ArcSight
7 13 (4.98%) Juniper
8 12 (4.60%) McAfee
8 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.21%) LogRhythm
10 10 (3.83%) VMware
11 8 (3.07%) SAP
11 8 (3.07%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.68%) Cyber-Ark
13 5 (1.92%) IBM
14 4 (1.53%) AlgoSec
14 4 (1.53%) Brocade
14 4 (1.53%) F5
15 3 (1.15%) Qualys
15 3 (1.15%) LogLogic
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