Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 724 761 737
Rank change year-on-year +37 -24 +26
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 130 160 345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.80% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 75 130 277
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92% +23.81%
75th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £98,300
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92% +23.81%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,148 19,897 33,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.61% 21.56% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,081 15,006 24,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIAC in England.

Salary trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIAC in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for GIAC in England

GIAC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 50 £65,000 -7.14% 9
North of England +15 32 £70,000 +19.15%
North West +47 26 £70,000 +27.27%
South West -19 22 £55,000 +15.79%
South East +35 9 £58,750 +2.17% 1
East of England +23 4 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -15 4 £70,000 +14.75%
Midlands -7 3 £58,750 +11.90% 2
West Midlands -9 3 £58,750 +11.90% 2
North East - 2 £52,500 -
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing GIAC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 74 (56.92%) CISSP
2 71 (54.62%) Firewall
3 69 (53.08%) Cybersecurity
4 60 (46.15%) Azure
5 51 (39.23%) Linux
5 51 (39.23%) Microsoft
6 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (36.15%) AWS
7 46 (35.38%) Python
8 41 (31.54%) Information Security
9 40 (30.77%) DevOps
10 38 (29.23%) Bash Shell
10 38 (29.23%) Penetration Testing
11 37 (28.46%) PowerShell
11 37 (28.46%) Web Services
12 36 (27.69%) VPN
12 36 (27.69%) Scrum
12 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
12 36 (27.69%) JIRA
12 36 (27.69%) Cyber Intelligence
13 35 (26.92%) Data Science
13 35 (26.92%) Machine Learning
14 34 (26.15%) Public Cloud
15 33 (25.38%) Security Operations
15 33 (25.38%) Task Automation
15 33 (25.38%) VMware ESXi
15 33 (25.38%) Software Testing
15 33 (25.38%) VMware
15 33 (25.38%) ITIL
16 32 (24.62%) Red Hat

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 30 (23.08%) Confluence
2 6 (4.62%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (46.15%) Azure
2 47 (36.15%) AWS
3 9 (6.92%) Azure Sentinel
4 7 (5.38%) SaaS
5 5 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (3.08%) GCP
7 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.77%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (0.77%) IaaS
7 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (54.62%) Firewall
2 36 (27.69%) VPN
3 30 (23.08%) IPv4
3 30 (23.08%) Network Security
3 30 (23.08%) OSPF
3 30 (23.08%) VLAN
4 16 (12.31%) DNS
4 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (6.92%) DHCP
6 9 (6.92%) SMTP
7 8 (6.15%) Wireless
8 6 (4.62%) Ethernet
8 6 (4.62%) HTTP
8 6 (4.62%) MPLS
8 6 (4.62%) SSL
9 5 (3.85%) Intranet
10 4 (3.08%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.54%) DMARC
12 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) Big Data
2 6 (4.62%) Apache Hive
2 6 (4.62%) Impala
3 1 (0.77%) GIS
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
1 36 (27.69%) JIRA
2 30 (23.08%) Subversion
3 6 (4.62%) Bitbucket
3 6 (4.62%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (4.62%) git-flow
3 6 (4.62%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.54%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.77%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (16.15%) Social Skills
2 18 (13.85%) Finance
3 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (11.54%) Legal
5 8 (6.15%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.62%) Aerospace
6 6 (4.62%) Games
7 4 (3.08%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Automotive
8 1 (0.77%) Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Military
8 1 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 32 (24.62%) Linux Engineer
2 23 (17.69%) Security Engineer
3 22 (16.92%) Analyst
4 17 (13.08%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Architect
5 14 (10.77%) Security Architect
6 11 (8.46%) Consultant
6 11 (8.46%) Security Consultant
6 11 (8.46%) Security Manager
7 9 (6.92%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Penetration Tester
8 8 (6.15%) Tester
9 7 (5.38%) Security Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Data Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Information Security Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) IT Security Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.46%) Web Services
2 6 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.62%) Kafka
3 1 (0.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.15%) Public Cloud
2 19 (14.62%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 11 (8.46%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (6.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.62%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.08%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.54%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.77%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.77%) FMCG
10 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.23%) Linux
2 31 (23.85%) Unix
3 16 (12.31%) Windows
4 5 (3.85%) VMS
4 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.54%) CentOS
5 2 (1.54%) Fedora
5 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.08%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (31.54%) Information Security
4 40 (30.77%) DevOps
5 38 (29.23%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (27.69%) Cyber Intelligence
6 36 (27.69%) Scrum
7 35 (26.92%) Data Science
7 35 (26.92%) Machine Learning
8 33 (25.38%) ITIL
8 33 (25.38%) Security Operations
8 33 (25.38%) Software Testing
8 33 (25.38%) Task Automation
9 32 (24.62%) Configuration Management
9 32 (24.62%) Service Management
10 31 (23.85%) DevSecOps
11 30 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
11 30 (23.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 29 (22.31%) SDLC
12 29 (22.31%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.38%) Python
2 38 (29.23%) Bash Shell
3 37 (28.46%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.69%) Perl
5 9 (6.92%) C
6 7 (5.38%) Ruby
7 6 (4.62%) R
8 3 (2.31%) C++
9 1 (0.77%) C#
9 1 (0.77%) Java
9 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.77%) PHP
9 1 (0.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (56.92%) CISSP
2 32 (24.62%) SANS
3 30 (23.08%) CISM
3 30 (23.08%) RHCE
4 28 (21.54%) CEH
5 24 (18.46%) OSCP
6 16 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (12.31%) Degree
7 14 (10.77%) GCIH
8 13 (10.00%) GCFA
8 13 (10.00%) GPEN
8 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (9.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (8.46%) GREM
11 10 (7.69%) SSCP
12 9 (6.92%) CISA
12 9 (6.92%) GCFE
12 9 (6.92%) GCIA
12 9 (6.92%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (6.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.00%) NIST
3 9 (6.92%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (2.31%) GDPR
6 2 (1.54%) COBIT
7 1 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.77%) GRC
7 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (25.38%) VMware ESXi
2 32 (24.62%) Docker
2 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.62%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.54%) NFS
5 2 (1.54%) Samba
5 2 (1.54%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (24.62%) Ansible
1 32 (24.62%) Puppet
2 8 (6.15%) Nessus
3 6 (4.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (4.62%) Kibana
3 6 (4.62%) Oozie
4 5 (3.85%) CSIRT
4 5 (3.85%) EnCase
5 4 (3.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 4 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.54%) Nagios
6 2 (1.54%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.54%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.54%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.54%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.77%) CASB
7 1 (0.77%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 51 (39.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.38%) VMware
3 32 (24.62%) Red Hat
4 30 (23.08%) Oracle
5 20 (15.38%) Splunk
6 16 (12.31%) Palo Alto
7 9 (6.92%) Cisco
8 6 (4.62%) BT
8 6 (4.62%) Symantec
9 5 (3.85%) AlienVault
9 5 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.85%) McAfee
9 5 (3.85%) Qualys
9 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.08%) CrowdStrike
11 3 (2.31%) Google
11 3 (2.31%) Juniper
12 2 (1.54%) Dell
12 2 (1.54%) EMC
12 2 (1.54%) NetApp