The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 246 288
Rank change year-on-year +34 +42  
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 19 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.03% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 17
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £46,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £74,300 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -8.69%  

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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1266 1457 2542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.60% 23.15% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1292 2178
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

GIAC
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for GIAC in the City of London

GIAC
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 22 (70.97%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (67.74%) Network Security
4 20 (64.52%) Finance
5 19 (61.29%) GCIH
6 17 (54.84%) Firewall
6 17 (54.84%) SIEM
6 17 (54.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 17 (54.84%) SANS
6 17 (54.84%) Threat Intelligence
7 16 (51.61%) CREST Certified
7 16 (51.61%) Windows
7 16 (51.61%) Linux
8 15 (48.39%) Security Architecture
9 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (41.94%) CISSP
10 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
10 11 (35.48%) Cisco
10 11 (35.48%) Web Services
10 11 (35.48%) Data Analysis
10 11 (35.48%) Visualisation
10 11 (35.48%) Data Visualisation
10 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
10 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (35.48%) Cyber Attack
11 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (29.03%) Security Operations
13 8 (25.81%) Wireless

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (67.74%) Network Security
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) Wireless
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (16.13%) HTTP
4 5 (16.13%) HTTPS
4 5 (16.13%) IPsec
4 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
6 3 (9.68%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.23%) SCCP
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Metasploit
2 3 (9.68%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.23%) AppScan
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Security Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Information Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Security Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Operational Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Security Advisor
7 1 (3.23%) Security Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.23%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (35.48%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (16.13%) PKI
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) CentOS
3 5 (16.13%) Debian
3 5 (16.13%) Kali Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Information Security
2 22 (70.97%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (54.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 17 (54.84%) SIEM
3 17 (54.84%) Threat Intelligence
4 15 (48.39%) Security Architecture
5 11 (35.48%) Data Analysis
5 11 (35.48%) Data Visualisation
5 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
5 11 (35.48%) Risk Analysis
5 11 (35.48%) Visualisation
6 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (29.03%) Security Operations
7 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (19.35%) Computer Security
8 6 (19.35%) Cryptography
8 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
8 6 (19.35%) Malware Analysis
8 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
8 6 (19.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.13%) C-shell
2 5 (16.13%) Korn
2 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) GCIH
2 17 (54.84%) SANS
3 16 (51.61%) CREST Certified
4 13 (41.94%) CISSP
5 7 (22.58%) GCIA
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) CEH
6 6 (19.35%) CISM
7 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (16.13%) LPIC
7 5 (16.13%) RHCA
7 5 (16.13%) RHCE
7 5 (16.13%) RHCSA
8 4 (12.90%) CISA
9 3 (9.68%) CCNA
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
10 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (19.35%) NIST 800
3 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (16.13%) pfSense
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (19.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (16.13%) FortiGate
3 5 (16.13%) Nessus
4 1 (3.23%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) McAfee
3 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
3 6 (19.35%) Dell
3 6 (19.35%) FireEye
3 6 (19.35%) Palo Alto
4 5 (16.13%) Aruba
4 5 (16.13%) Extreme Networks
4 5 (16.13%) F5
4 5 (16.13%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
4 5 (16.13%) SonicWALL
4 5 (16.13%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.23%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
5 1 (3.23%) Splunk