Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 732 895
Rank change year-on-year +20 +163 +212
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 478 508 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 1.09% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 351 390 341
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -

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 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GIAC in England

GIAC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +38 264 £60,000 -14.29% 8
South East +63 102 £50,000 - 6
East of England +6 32 £49,000 +12.00% 6
South West -48 32 £45,000 -18.18%
North of England +16 26 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Midlands +41 22 £45,000 -14.29% 3
West Midlands +23 17 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North West -12 14 £50,000 -35.48% 1
Yorkshire +18 12 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands +33 5 £57,500 +36.90% 1
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 311 (65.06%) CISSP
2 285 (59.62%) Information Security
3 215 (44.98%) SIEM
4 191 (39.96%) Firewall
5 190 (39.75%) CISM
6 186 (38.91%) Finance
7 175 (36.61%) Cybersecurity
8 172 (35.98%) Network Security
9 163 (34.10%) Linux
10 134 (28.03%) Windows
11 129 (26.99%) Security Operations
12 125 (26.15%) SANS
13 122 (25.52%) CEH
14 121 (25.31%) GCIH
15 113 (23.64%) CISA
16 112 (23.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 107 (22.38%) Security Architecture
18 99 (20.71%) Management Information System
19 93 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
20 91 (19.04%) Threat Intelligence
21 90 (18.83%) Cisco Certification
21 90 (18.83%) SSCP
22 85 (17.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 84 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 76 (15.90%) Cyberthreat
25 75 (15.69%) Python
25 75 (15.69%) Nessus
25 75 (15.69%) GCIA
26 71 (14.85%) Banking
26 71 (14.85%) Unix

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 19 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.46%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.81%) Office 365
3 19 (3.97%) OneDrive
4 9 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.67%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 191 (39.96%) Firewall
2 172 (35.98%) Network Security
3 70 (14.64%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (5.23%) HTTP
6 23 (4.81%) DNS
7 21 (4.39%) IPsec
8 18 (3.77%) SSL
9 17 (3.56%) DHCP
10 14 (2.93%) Wireless
10 14 (2.93%) Wireshark
11 12 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.30%) LAN
12 11 (2.30%) VoIP
12 11 (2.30%) VPN
12 11 (2.30%) WAN
13 10 (2.09%) FCoE
13 10 (2.09%) SNMP
14 9 (1.88%) FTP
14 9 (1.88%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.67%) Big Data
1 8 (1.67%) MySQL
1 8 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.46%) Apache Hive
2 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.35%) JIRA
2 10 (2.09%) Redmine
3 9 (1.88%) Metasploit
4 6 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.26%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.26%) CodeSonar
4 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.26%) git-flow
4 6 (1.26%) Robot Framework
4 6 (1.26%) Selenium
5 4 (0.84%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.63%) AppScan
7 2 (0.42%) Paros
7 2 (0.42%) WebScarab
8 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 186 (38.91%) Finance
2 71 (14.85%) Banking
3 31 (6.49%) Legal
4 21 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.09%) Law
6 9 (1.88%) Games
7 5 (1.05%) Retail
8 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (42.89%) Analyst
2 159 (33.26%) Security Analyst
3 75 (15.69%) Information Analyst
3 75 (15.69%) Information Security Analyst
4 61 (12.76%) Security Engineer
5 30 (6.28%) Consultant
5 30 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
5 30 (6.28%) SOC Analyst
6 26 (5.44%) Architect
6 26 (5.44%) Security Architect
7 23 (4.81%) Operations Analyst
7 23 (4.81%) Security Operations Analyst
8 20 (4.18%) Security Manager
9 18 (3.77%) Incident Analyst
10 17 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 17 (3.56%) Security Consultant
11 16 (3.35%) Cisco Analyst
11 16 (3.35%) Information Manager
11 16 (3.35%) Information Security Manager
11 16 (3.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.28%) SailPoint
2 21 (4.39%) Web Services
3 13 (2.72%) REST
3 13 (2.72%) SOAP
4 11 (2.30%) Java EE
4 11 (2.30%) STL
5 9 (1.88%) .NET
6 7 (1.46%) OAuth
6 7 (1.46%) OpenID
6 7 (1.46%) SAML
7 6 (1.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.26%) Django
7 6 (1.26%) LAMP
7 6 (1.26%) Node.js
7 6 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.26%) Spring MVC
8 4 (0.84%) CGI
8 4 (0.84%) HTML
8 4 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.71%) Management Information System
2 76 (15.90%) Cyberthreat
3 49 (10.25%) Computer Science
4 42 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.81%) Cyber Attack
6 22 (4.60%) PKI
7 15 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.72%) Smart Meter
9 12 (2.51%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.67%) CESG
12 7 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.46%) Fintech
13 6 (1.26%) iPad
14 5 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.84%) Cybercrime
15 4 (0.84%) SCADA
16 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
16 3 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 163 (34.10%) Linux
2 134 (28.03%) Windows
3 71 (14.85%) Unix
4 11 (2.30%) Kali Linux
5 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.46%) Android
6 7 (1.46%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.26%) CentOS
7 6 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.05%) Debian
9 3 (0.63%) VMS
10 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.21%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (59.62%) Information Security
2 215 (44.98%) SIEM
3 175 (36.61%) Cybersecurity
4 129 (26.99%) Security Operations
5 112 (23.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 107 (22.38%) Security Architecture
7 93 (19.46%) Penetration Testing
8 91 (19.04%) Threat Intelligence
9 85 (17.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 63 (13.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 60 (12.55%) Information Assurance
12 59 (12.34%) Incident Management
13 54 (11.30%) Risk Analysis
14 53 (11.09%) Security Monitoring
15 50 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
16 47 (9.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 46 (9.62%) Security Management
18 45 (9.41%) Data Loss Prevention
19 44 (9.21%) Risk Management
20 40 (8.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.69%) Python
2 47 (9.83%) Bash Shell
3 45 (9.41%) Perl
4 39 (8.16%) PowerShell
5 37 (7.74%) C#
6 36 (7.53%) Korn
6 36 (7.53%) Ruby
7 29 (6.07%) C
8 24 (5.02%) Java
9 21 (4.39%) Bourne shell
9 21 (4.39%) SQL
10 20 (4.18%) C++
11 14 (2.93%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.30%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.30%) PHP
13 5 (1.05%) C-shell
14 2 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 311 (65.06%) CISSP
2 190 (39.75%) CISM
3 125 (26.15%) SANS
4 122 (25.52%) CEH
5 121 (25.31%) GCIH
6 113 (23.64%) CISA
7 90 (18.83%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (18.83%) SSCP
8 75 (15.69%) GCIA
9 68 (14.23%) Degree
10 66 (13.81%) CREST Certified
11 63 (13.18%) GSEC
12 60 (12.55%) Security Cleared
13 51 (10.67%) CCNP
14 46 (9.62%) CRISC
14 46 (9.62%) OSCP
15 41 (8.58%) CCNA
16 39 (8.16%) CompTIA Security+
16 39 (8.16%) Security+ Certification
17 35 (7.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (5.44%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.60%) NIST 800
4 20 (4.18%) GDPR
5 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.42%) COBIT
9 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (10.04%) Virtual Machines
2 36 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 33 (6.90%) Snort
4 10 (2.09%) NFS
4 10 (2.09%) Samba
4 10 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.09%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.46%) Docker
6 6 (1.26%) vSphere
7 5 (1.05%) Firmware
7 5 (1.05%) pfSense
8 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 75 (15.69%) Nessus
2 55 (11.51%) McAfee ePO
2 55 (11.51%) QRadar
3 40 (8.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 38 (7.95%) SCCM
5 37 (7.74%) CSIRT
6 24 (5.02%) Nexpose
6 24 (5.02%) OpenVAS
7 20 (4.18%) EnCase
8 18 (3.77%) RSA Security Analytics
9 17 (3.56%) Core Impact
9 17 (3.56%) Puppet
10 16 (3.35%) PowerBroker
10 16 (3.35%) WSUS
11 15 (3.14%) Suricata
12 10 (2.09%) Ansible
12 10 (2.09%) Nagios
12 10 (2.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (2.09%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (14.85%) Cisco
2 70 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 69 (14.44%) Symantec
4 65 (13.60%) McAfee
5 59 (12.34%) Splunk
6 57 (11.92%) Palo Alto
7 46 (9.62%) CyberArk
8 45 (9.41%) CheckPoint
9 40 (8.37%) Oracle
10 37 (7.74%) Qualys
11 32 (6.69%) LogRhythm
12 31 (6.49%) SolarWinds
13 30 (6.28%) Aveksa
14 27 (5.65%) ArcSight
15 26 (5.44%) BeyondTrust
15 26 (5.44%) F5
16 24 (5.02%) Sophos
17 23 (4.81%) AlienVault
17 23 (4.81%) Fortinet
17 23 (4.81%) Juniper