The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 111 131 120
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 8 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.45% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 1.00% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 2
Median salary £45,000 £77,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.93% +37.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,750 £53,000
% change year-on-year -19.28% +5.18%  

GIAC is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 443 601 533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.67% 25.99% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 305 427 423
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing GIAC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in Birmingham

GIAC
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIAC in Birmingham.

Salary trend for GIAC in Birmingham

GIAC
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in Birmingham

GIAC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
1 15 (100.00%) CEH
1 15 (100.00%) SIEM
2 14 (93.33%) Firewall
3 13 (86.67%) CISM
4 12 (80.00%) Windows
5 11 (73.33%) Security Operations
5 11 (73.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (66.67%) Unix
6 10 (66.67%) Information Security
7 9 (60.00%) Threat Detection
8 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (53.33%) SANS
8 8 (53.33%) Change Control
8 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
8 8 (53.33%) GCIA
8 8 (53.33%) GCIH
8 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
8 8 (53.33%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (53.33%) Network Security
8 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (53.33%) CCNP
8 8 (53.33%) CCNA
9 7 (46.67%) OSCP
10 5 (33.33%) ITIL
11 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 4 (26.67%) SharePoint

GIAC
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (53.33%) Network Security
3 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) Skype
4 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Burp Suite
1 4 (26.67%) Fiddler
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Specialist
1 9 (60.00%) Security Specialist
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) SIEM
2 11 (73.33%) Security Operations
3 10 (66.67%) Information Security
4 9 (60.00%) Threat Detection
5 8 (53.33%) Change Control
5 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
5 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) Coaching
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) OWASP
7 4 (26.67%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (20.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
9 2 (13.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CEH
1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
2 13 (86.67%) CISM
3 8 (53.33%) CCNA
3 8 (53.33%) CCNP
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) GCIA
3 8 (53.33%) GCIH
3 8 (53.33%) Network+ Certification
3 8 (53.33%) SANS
4 7 (46.67%) OSCP
5 3 (20.00%) GCFA
5 3 (20.00%) GCFE
5 3 (20.00%) GREM
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) SSCP
6 1 (6.67%) CISA
6 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory