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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Rank 798 780 875
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +95
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 106 91 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.084% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.31% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 86 55 10
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 £42,500 £22,900 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £64,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -5 92 £60,000 +9.09% 14
London +8 45 £65,000 +8.33% 6
South East -19 26 £45,000 -15.49% 3
Hampshire +9 19 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Southampton - 13 £45,000 - 2
City of London 0 12 £60,000 -38.93% 2
Scotland -15 10 £34,500 -34.28%
East Midlands - 10 £62,500 -
Leicestershire - 10 £62,500 -
Edinburgh +1 9 £34,500 -55.48%
Leicester - 7 £62,500 -
Surrey +4 5 £47,500 - 1
South West -17 5 £28,000 -22.22% 1
Gloucestershire -1 3 £28,000 -
Berkshire -23 2 £67,500 +29.80%
Maidenhead - 2 £67,500 -
Hinckley - 2 £57,256 -
Basingstoke - 2 £50,000 -
Bristol - 2 £48,750 - 1
Dorking - 2 £48,750 - 1
Guildford +11 1 £47,500 -
East of England -6 1 £57,500 +4.54%
Leeds -35 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -44 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -45 1 - - 3
West Lothian - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £57,256 -
Hayes - 1 £67,500 -
Bathgate - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 140 (70.35%) CISSP
2 103 (51.76%) Information Security
3 87 (43.72%) Firewall
4 78 (39.20%) CEH
5 74 (37.19%) Penetration Testing
5 74 (37.19%) SIEM
6 58 (29.15%) Ethical Hacking
7 54 (27.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 53 (26.63%) Management Information System
9 51 (25.63%) TCP/IP
10 50 (25.13%) Finance
10 50 (25.13%) Degree
11 49 (24.62%) Windows
12 48 (24.12%) Cyber Security
13 46 (23.12%) Network Security
13 46 (23.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 44 (22.11%) Security Cleared
14 44 (22.11%) Linux
15 43 (21.61%) Security Testing
15 43 (21.61%) GCIH
16 40 (20.10%) Wireshark
17 37 (18.59%) Java
18 36 (18.09%) CISM
19 35 (17.59%) Sourcefire
20 34 (17.09%) Intrusion Detection
20 34 (17.09%) SC Cleared
20 34 (17.09%) OSCP
21 33 (16.58%) PCI DSS
21 33 (16.58%) Snort
22 31 (15.58%) DV Cleared

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.01%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.01%) Apache
1 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.50%) GroupWise
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (43.72%) Firewall
2 51 (25.63%) TCP/IP
3 46 (23.12%) Network Security
4 40 (20.10%) Wireshark
5 34 (17.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 31 (15.58%) Internet
7 28 (14.07%) tcpdump
8 24 (12.06%) VPN
8 24 (12.06%) Wireless
9 19 (9.55%) VoIP
10 18 (9.05%) DNS
10 18 (9.05%) HTTP
11 13 (6.53%) WAN
11 13 (6.53%) LAN
11 13 (6.53%) LDAP
12 12 (6.03%) SMTP
12 12 (6.03%) Intranet
13 11 (5.53%) FTP
14 5 (2.51%) SSL
15 3 (1.51%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Subversion
1 4 (2.01%) JUnit
2 3 (1.51%) AppScan
3 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (25.13%) Finance
2 21 (10.55%) Law
3 19 (9.55%) Banking
4 6 (3.02%) Retail
4 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.01%) French Language
6 2 (1.01%) German Language
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 104 (52.26%) Analyst
2 89 (44.72%) Security Analyst
3 24 (12.06%) IT Security Analyst
4 22 (11.06%) Information Security Analyst
4 22 (11.06%) Information Analyst
5 21 (10.55%) Security Specialist
5 21 (10.55%) Information Security Specialist
5 21 (10.55%) Consultant
5 21 (10.55%) Information Specialist
6 17 (8.54%) Security Consultant
6 17 (8.54%) Tester
7 16 (8.04%) Security Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) Penetration Tester
9 13 (6.53%) Security Tester
9 13 (6.53%) Product Specialist
10 11 (5.53%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.53%) Security Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.03%) Product Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.02%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.08%) .NET
2 9 (4.52%) Web Services
3 7 (3.52%) XML
3 7 (3.52%) HTML
4 4 (2.01%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (2.01%) Spring
4 4 (2.01%) jQuery
4 4 (2.01%) CSS
4 4 (2.01%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.51%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.01%) RESTful
6 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) LAMP
7 1 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.63%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.05%) Open Source
3 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.52%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.01%) CESG
6 4 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.01%) SCADA
7 3 (1.51%) PKI
7 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Derivative
9 1 (0.50%) Physics
9 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.62%) Windows
2 44 (22.11%) Linux
3 19 (9.55%) UNIX
4 10 (5.03%) Solaris
5 4 (2.01%) Fedora
5 4 (2.01%) CentOS
5 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.01%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (51.76%) Information Security
2 74 (37.19%) Penetration Testing
2 74 (37.19%) SIEM
3 58 (29.15%) Ethical Hacking
4 48 (24.12%) Cyber Security
5 46 (23.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 43 (21.61%) Security Testing
7 31 (15.58%) ITIL
8 29 (14.57%) Incident Management
9 28 (14.07%) Information Assurance
9 28 (14.07%) Change Control
10 26 (13.07%) Computer Forensics
11 25 (12.56%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (9.05%) Information Management
12 18 (9.05%) Risk Management
13 17 (8.54%) Security Management
14 14 (7.04%) Service Management
15 13 (6.53%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (6.53%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (6.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.59%) Java
2 22 (11.06%) PHP
3 21 (10.55%) C
4 19 (9.55%) Objective-C
5 10 (5.03%) Perl
5 10 (5.03%) SQL
6 7 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.01%) Python
8 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.51%) C++
8 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 140 (70.35%) CISSP
2 78 (39.20%) CEH
3 50 (25.13%) Degree
4 44 (22.11%) Security Cleared
5 43 (21.61%) GCIH
6 36 (18.09%) CISM
7 34 (17.09%) SC Cleared
7 34 (17.09%) OSCP
8 31 (15.58%) DV Cleared
8 31 (15.58%) GPEN
9 26 (13.07%) GCIA
10 19 (9.55%) CISMP
11 16 (8.04%) CISA
12 12 (6.03%) EnCE
13 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (5.53%) MCSE
14 9 (4.52%) GCFA
15 8 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (3.52%) CCNA
17 6 (3.02%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (27.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (16.58%) PCI DSS
3 13 (6.53%) COBIT
4 10 (5.03%) SLA
5 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (1.51%) QA
6 2 (1.01%) COSO
7 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
System Software
1 33 (16.58%) Snort
2 6 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Nmap
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.50%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) Nessus
2 2 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (17.59%) Sourcefire
2 29 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.04%) ArcSight
4 13 (6.53%) Cisco
5 11 (5.53%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.03%) LogLogic
6 10 (5.03%) Juniper
6 10 (5.03%) Symantec
7 9 (4.52%) Splunk
8 8 (4.02%) VMware
8 8 (4.02%) IBM
8 8 (4.02%) McAfee
9 7 (3.52%) Q1 Labs
9 7 (3.52%) F5
10 6 (3.02%) Dell
11 5 (2.51%) Capita
11 5 (2.51%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.51%) Brocade
11 5 (2.51%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.51%) Sun
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 26 days ago