Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 698 727 813
Rank change year-on-year +29 +86 -40
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 140 354 385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 119 294 304
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.81% -19.23%
10th Percentile £45,600 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +18.18% -15.38%

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 17,307 33,106 38,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.71% 24.88% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12,668 23,741 29,261
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +71 73 £70,000 -6.67% 10
South East +93 29 £53,750 +7.50% 2
North of England +63 18 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire +81 11 £59,250 -25.94%
Midlands +86 9 £52,500 -34.38% 1
West Midlands +67 9 £52,500 -34.38%
South West +65 9 £50,000 -
East of England +64 7 £55,000 +10.00%
North West +44 7 £50,000 -13.04% 2
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 113 (80.71%) CISSP
2 91 (65.00%) Information Security
3 70 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (37.86%) Firewall
5 52 (37.14%) Security Operations
6 49 (35.00%) SANS
7 48 (34.29%) SIEM
8 42 (30.00%) Degree
8 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (29.29%) CISM
9 41 (29.29%) Linux
9 41 (29.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 39 (27.86%) Windows
11 38 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (26.43%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (24.29%) Finance
14 33 (23.57%) CEH
15 30 (21.43%) Incident Management
16 29 (20.71%) Computer Science
17 27 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 26 (18.57%) DV Cleared
18 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
19 25 (17.86%) AWS
20 24 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
20 24 (17.14%) CCNA
21 23 (16.43%) SSCP
21 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
21 23 (16.43%) Kubernetes
22 22 (15.71%) Data Loss Prevention
22 22 (15.71%) Service Management

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 15 (10.71%) IIS
2 6 (4.29%) Confluence
3 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.86%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Gephi
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.86%) AWS
2 10 (7.14%) Azure
3 7 (5.00%) OpenShift
4 6 (4.29%) Office 365
4 6 (4.29%) SaaS
5 5 (3.57%) Akamai
5 5 (3.57%) IaaS
5 5 (3.57%) PaaS
5 5 (3.57%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.57%) PowerApps
6 4 (2.86%) Cloudflare
7 3 (2.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.71%) Serverless
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (37.86%) Firewall
2 22 (15.71%) Network Security
3 19 (13.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (5.00%) HTTP
6 6 (4.29%) VPN
7 4 (2.86%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.86%) SSL
8 3 (2.14%) DNS
8 3 (2.14%) Internet
9 2 (1.43%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.43%) IPsec
9 2 (1.43%) MPLS
10 1 (0.71%) LAN
10 1 (0.71%) SMTP
10 1 (0.71%) WAN
10 1 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) Big Data
2 5 (3.57%) EDRMS
2 5 (3.57%) Power BI
3 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.43%) Impala
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) JIRA
2 4 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.86%) git-flow
3 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 34 (24.29%) Finance
2 22 (15.71%) Legal
3 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.00%) Back Office
5 6 (4.29%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Police
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Analyst
2 31 (22.14%) Security Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 12 (8.57%) Information Analyst
5 12 (8.57%) Information Security Analyst
5 12 (8.57%) Platform Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) Senior Security Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) Architect
7 10 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 10 (7.14%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.43%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.00%) Consultant
9 7 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
9 7 (5.00%) Security Officer
9 7 (5.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) .NET
1 5 (3.57%) Middleware
2 4 (2.86%) Kafka
3 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.43%) GraphQL
3 2 (1.43%) Node.js
3 2 (1.43%) React
3 2 (1.43%) REST
3 2 (1.43%) Spring
3 2 (1.43%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.43%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.43%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.86%) Management Information System
3 16 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 11 (7.86%) Cyber Defence
4 11 (7.86%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (6.43%) Cyberattack
6 8 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (3.57%) Cybercrime
8 4 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.14%) Social Media
10 2 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.71%) CESG
11 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.29%) Linux
2 39 (27.86%) Windows
3 16 (11.43%) CentOS
3 16 (11.43%) Fedora
3 16 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (11.43%) Ubuntu
4 13 (9.29%) Unix
5 5 (3.57%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (65.00%) Information Security
2 70 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (37.14%) Security Operations
4 48 (34.29%) SIEM
5 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (29.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 30 (21.43%) Incident Management
8 29 (20.71%) Computer Science
9 24 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
10 22 (15.71%) Data Loss Prevention
10 22 (15.71%) Service Management
11 21 (15.00%) ITIL
11 21 (15.00%) Risk Management
12 20 (14.29%) Service Delivery
13 19 (13.57%) Configuration Management
13 19 (13.57%) Identity Access Management
13 19 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (12.86%) Security Testing
14 18 (12.86%) Test Automation
15 17 (12.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) C
2 18 (12.86%) Bash Shell
2 18 (12.86%) Python
3 16 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.43%) Perl
4 2 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (80.71%) CISSP
2 49 (35.00%) SANS
3 42 (30.00%) Degree
4 41 (29.29%) CISM
5 38 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (23.57%) CEH
7 26 (18.57%) DV Cleared
7 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
8 24 (17.14%) CCNA
9 23 (16.43%) SSCP
10 21 (15.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 21 (15.00%) Network+ Certification
11 20 (14.29%) Linux+ Certification
11 20 (14.29%) MCSE
11 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (14.29%) OSCP
12 15 (10.71%) GCIH
12 15 (10.71%) IISP
13 13 (9.29%) CREST Certified
14 11 (7.86%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (12.86%) PCI DSS
3 14 (10.00%) GDPR
4 8 (5.71%) NIST
5 6 (4.29%) SLA
6 5 (3.57%) ISO 14001
6 5 (3.57%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.43%) COBIT
8 2 (1.43%) NIST 800
8 2 (1.43%) QA
9 1 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (12.86%) Docker
2 16 (11.43%) NFS
2 16 (11.43%) Samba
2 16 (11.43%) VirtualBox
2 16 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.43%) Xen
3 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.43%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (16.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (12.14%) Ansible
3 16 (11.43%) Docker Swarm
3 16 (11.43%) Nagios
3 16 (11.43%) OpenNMS
3 16 (11.43%) Puppet
3 16 (11.43%) vCenter Server
3 16 (11.43%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 4 (2.86%) Nessus
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (2.14%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.43%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.43%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.43%) Kibana
6 2 (1.43%) Oozie
6 2 (1.43%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.71%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.14%) Qualys
3 16 (11.43%) Cloudera
3 16 (11.43%) Dell
3 16 (11.43%) EMC
3 16 (11.43%) Hortonworks
3 16 (11.43%) NetApp
3 16 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 16 (11.43%) SolarWinds
3 16 (11.43%) VMware
4 14 (10.00%) McAfee
5 10 (7.14%) Splunk
6 9 (6.43%) CyberArk
7 6 (4.29%) Symantec
8 5 (3.57%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.57%) Cisco
8 5 (3.57%) Forcepoint
9 4 (2.86%) Google
9 4 (2.86%) Imperva
9 4 (2.86%) LogRhythm