Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 679 835
Rank change year-on-year -73 +156 -59
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 295 483 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.31% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 228 319 260
England median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £60,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.80% +2.88% +1.25%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £96,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 30,984 36,795 40,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.80% 23.80% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22,542 27,431 31,348
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.21%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -8 110 £65,000 - 8
North of England +29 51 £65,000 +41.30% 4
South East +36 45 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South West +6 39 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire +18 29 £65,000 -13.33% 3
East of England -21 28 £57,500 +12.20%
Midlands +26 21 £80,000 +14.29% 2
North West +17 20 £47,500 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +48 18 £80,000 +166.67% 2
East Midlands +14 3 £80,000 +14.29%
North East +14 2 £61,250 +2.08%
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 203 (68.81%) CISSP
2 161 (54.58%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (50.17%) Information Security
4 120 (40.68%) Security Operations
5 117 (39.66%) SANS
6 115 (38.98%) Firewall
7 106 (35.93%) SIEM
8 103 (34.92%) Degree
9 93 (31.53%) CISM
10 86 (29.15%) Linux
11 78 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
12 77 (26.10%) Penetration Testing
13 71 (24.07%) TCP/IP
14 68 (23.05%) CEH
15 63 (21.36%) Windows
16 62 (21.02%) CompTIA Security+
17 59 (20.00%) Azure
17 59 (20.00%) AWS
17 59 (20.00%) Finance
18 58 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 57 (19.32%) CCNA
20 56 (18.98%) SSCP
21 55 (18.64%) Security Architecture
22 53 (17.97%) Reverse Engineering
22 53 (17.97%) Network Security
23 48 (16.27%) Vulnerability Management
24 47 (15.93%) CISA
25 46 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
26 45 (15.25%) Big Data
26 45 (15.25%) Splunk

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 38 (12.88%) Apache Spark
1 38 (12.88%) Elasticsearch
1 38 (12.88%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.00%) AWS
1 59 (20.00%) Azure
2 39 (13.22%) GCP
3 38 (12.88%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.37%) IaaS
5 5 (1.69%) Office 365
6 4 (1.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Akamai
7 1 (0.34%) Apigee
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 115 (38.98%) Firewall
2 71 (24.07%) TCP/IP
3 53 (17.97%) Network Security
4 42 (14.24%) HTTPS
5 37 (12.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (5.08%) LAN
6 15 (5.08%) WAN
7 12 (4.07%) VPN
8 9 (3.05%) Internet
9 7 (2.37%) Wireshark
10 6 (2.03%) tcpdump
11 4 (1.36%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (1.36%) DNS
11 4 (1.36%) HTTP
11 4 (1.36%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.02%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.02%) Wireless
13 2 (0.68%) IPsec
13 2 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.25%) Big Data
2 3 (1.02%) DB2
2 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (12.88%) Bitbucket
1 38 (12.88%) Git (software)
1 38 (12.88%) git-flow
1 38 (12.88%) JIRA
2 7 (2.37%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.36%) JUnit
3 4 (1.36%) Subversion
4 3 (1.02%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.02%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.68%) Burp Suite
General
1 59 (20.00%) Finance
2 25 (8.47%) Games
2 25 (8.47%) Legal
3 23 (7.80%) Banking
4 16 (5.42%) Retail
5 11 (3.73%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.73%) Multimedia
6 9 (3.05%) Law
7 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.02%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 87 (29.49%) Analyst
2 69 (23.39%) Security Analyst
3 41 (13.90%) Consultant
4 35 (11.86%) Security Engineer
5 34 (11.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 26 (8.81%) Architect
6 26 (8.81%) Security Architect
6 26 (8.81%) SOC Analyst
7 21 (7.12%) Security Manager
8 19 (6.44%) Penetration Tester
8 19 (6.44%) Tester
9 13 (4.41%) C++ Consultant
9 13 (4.41%) Software Consultant
9 13 (4.41%) Windows Consultant
10 12 (4.07%) Automation Test Lead
10 12 (4.07%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.07%) Test Automation Consultant
10 12 (4.07%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (4.07%) Test Consultant
10 12 (4.07%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.56%) Spring
2 39 (13.22%) .NET
2 39 (13.22%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.88%) AngularJS
3 38 (12.88%) GraphQL
3 38 (12.88%) Kafka
3 38 (12.88%) Node.js
3 38 (12.88%) React
3 38 (12.88%) REST
3 38 (12.88%) Spring MVC
3 38 (12.88%) Vue.js
4 9 (3.05%) SailPoint
5 5 (1.69%) CSS
5 5 (1.69%) HTML
6 4 (1.36%) JSON
6 4 (1.36%) RESTful
6 4 (1.36%) Web Services
7 3 (1.02%) OLE
8 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.34%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 33 (11.19%) Cyberattack
3 32 (10.85%) Management Information System
4 28 (9.49%) Cyberthreat
5 27 (9.15%) Cybercrime
6 26 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.07%) Cyber Defence
8 10 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (3.39%) PKI
9 9 (3.05%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.37%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (1.69%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.36%) User Experience
14 3 (1.02%) CMDB
14 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 2 (0.68%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 86 (29.15%) Linux
2 63 (21.36%) Windows
3 41 (13.90%) Android
3 41 (13.90%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.44%) Unix
5 6 (2.03%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.69%) CentOS
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.36%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Fedora
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (54.58%) Cybersecurity
2 148 (50.17%) Information Security
3 120 (40.68%) Security Operations
4 106 (35.93%) SIEM
5 77 (26.10%) Penetration Testing
6 55 (18.64%) Security Architecture
7 53 (17.97%) Reverse Engineering
8 48 (16.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 46 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (14.92%) Ethical Hacking
11 43 (14.58%) Incident Management
11 43 (14.58%) Threat Intelligence
12 40 (13.56%) Kanban
12 40 (13.56%) Scrum
13 38 (12.88%) API Design
13 38 (12.88%) MVC
14 35 (11.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 35 (11.86%) Kalman Filter
14 35 (11.86%) Security Management
14 35 (11.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.54%) C
2 22 (7.46%) C++
3 18 (6.10%) C#
4 17 (5.76%) Python
5 13 (4.41%) Perl
6 9 (3.05%) Java
7 8 (2.71%) SQL
8 7 (2.37%) PHP
9 6 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.69%) Bourne shell
10 5 (1.69%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.69%) Korn
10 5 (1.69%) Ruby
11 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (68.81%) CISSP
2 117 (39.66%) SANS
3 103 (34.92%) Degree
4 93 (31.53%) CISM
5 78 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (23.05%) CEH
7 62 (21.02%) CompTIA Security+
8 57 (19.32%) CCNA
9 56 (18.98%) SSCP
10 47 (15.93%) CISA
11 44 (14.92%) Network+ Certification
12 40 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (13.22%) Linux+ Certification
13 39 (13.22%) MCSE
14 38 (12.88%) GCIH
15 36 (12.20%) CREST Certified
15 36 (12.20%) Security Cleared
16 28 (9.49%) GSEC
17 26 (8.81%) OSCP
18 20 (6.78%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (12.88%) NIST
3 25 (8.47%) GDPR
4 22 (7.46%) PCI DSS
5 14 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (3.05%) NIST 800
8 5 (1.69%) COBIT
9 3 (1.02%) ITGC
9 3 (1.02%) QA
10 2 (0.68%) NCSC
11 1 (0.34%) GPG13
11 1 (0.34%) IASME
11 1 (0.34%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 40 (13.56%) Docker
2 10 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.71%) Snort
4 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.02%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) NFS
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) Samba
7 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (13.22%) Kubernetes
2 35 (11.86%) Nessus
3 29 (9.83%) QRadar
4 14 (4.75%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (4.41%) CSIRT
6 10 (3.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 9 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.69%) Nmap
8 5 (1.69%) OpenVAS
8 5 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.02%) CASB
11 2 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.68%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.34%) EnCase
12 1 (0.34%) RSA enVision
12 1 (0.34%) SCCM
12 1 (0.34%) WSUS
12 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (15.25%) Splunk
2 38 (12.88%) Google
2 38 (12.88%) Qualys
3 30 (10.17%) LogRhythm
4 28 (9.49%) Cisco
5 26 (8.81%) ArcSight
6 21 (7.12%) CyberArk
7 20 (6.78%) Microsoft
8 17 (5.76%) McAfee
8 17 (5.76%) Symantec
9 10 (3.39%) AlienVault
10 9 (3.05%) Aveksa
11 8 (2.71%) IBM
11 8 (2.71%) Meraki
12 5 (1.69%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.69%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.69%) VMware
13 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.36%) F5