Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 884 670 803
Rank change year-on-year -214 +133 -87
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 105 66 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.57% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 81 42 154
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,588 £45,000
25th Percentile £62,500 £49,063 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £55,000 £63,750
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% -13.73% -1.92%
75th Percentile £100,000 £74,688 £78,750
90th Percentile £125,000 £82,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £83,750 £56,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +48.23% -13.08% -

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 25,255 11,628 25,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 20.33% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13,636 8,717 19,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -185 69 £87,500 +59.09% 12
South East -96 17 £75,000 +42.86%
West Midlands -70 6 £72,500 +45.00%
Midlands -95 6 £72,500 +45.00%
North of England -131 6 £45,000 -37.93% 4
South West -51 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire -71 3 £45,000 -25.00%
North West -85 3 £44,379 -38.79% 4
East of England -94 2 £58,000 +5.45%
GIAC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 76 (72.38%) CISSP
2 74 (70.48%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (56.19%) Information Security
4 44 (41.90%) AWS
5 42 (40.00%) SIEM
6 40 (38.10%) Firewall
7 38 (36.19%) Azure
8 37 (35.24%) Management Information System
8 37 (35.24%) Risk Management
9 35 (33.33%) Finance
9 35 (33.33%) SANS
10 34 (32.38%) Security Architecture
11 30 (28.57%) Application Security
12 29 (27.62%) NIST
13 28 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (24.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 26 (24.76%) Degree
15 26 (24.76%) Social Skills
16 25 (23.81%) MITRE ATT&CK
16 25 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (22.86%) Network Security
17 24 (22.86%) CISM
17 24 (22.86%) Kubernetes
18 22 (20.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 22 (20.95%) OSCP
19 21 (20.00%) Security Testing
19 21 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
20 19 (18.10%) Threat Intelligence
20 19 (18.10%) CCSP

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 2 (1.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.90%) RESILIA
Cloud Services
1 44 (41.90%) AWS
2 38 (36.19%) Azure
3 16 (15.24%) GCP
4 14 (13.33%) SaaS
5 13 (12.38%) IaaS
5 13 (12.38%) PaaS
6 10 (9.52%) Azure Sentinel
7 8 (7.62%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (3.81%) Akamai
9 3 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (1.90%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (1.90%) Snowflake
11 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.95%) Serverless
11 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (38.10%) Firewall
2 24 (22.86%) Network Security
3 10 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.76%) Internet
6 3 (2.86%) Broadband
6 3 (2.86%) HTTP
6 3 (2.86%) VPN
6 3 (2.86%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.90%) IPv4
7 2 (1.90%) OSPF
7 2 (1.90%) SSL
7 2 (1.90%) VLAN
8 1 (0.95%) SMTP
8 1 (0.95%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
1 4 (3.81%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.95%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.95%) git-flow
4 1 (0.95%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 26 (24.76%) Social Skills
3 12 (11.43%) Retail
4 9 (8.57%) Presentation Skills
4 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.62%) Law
6 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.76%) Banking
7 5 (4.76%) Legal
8 4 (3.81%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (2.86%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Architect
1 27 (25.71%) Security Architect
2 18 (17.14%) Security Engineer
3 17 (16.19%) Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 13 (12.38%) Security Analyst
5 12 (11.43%) Consultant
6 11 (10.48%) Security Consultant
7 10 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) AWS Architect
9 8 (7.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) Security Specialist
10 7 (6.67%) Automation Architect
10 7 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (6.67%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
10 7 (6.67%) Senior Security Consultant
11 6 (5.71%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.95%) Django
3 1 (0.95%) J2EE
3 1 (0.95%) Java EE
3 1 (0.95%) LAMP
3 1 (0.95%) Node.js
3 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.95%) REST
3 1 (0.95%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.95%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.24%) Management Information System
2 17 (16.19%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (13.33%) Public Cloud
4 12 (11.43%) Cyberattack
5 11 (10.48%) Cloud Native
6 10 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (3.81%) Blog
10 4 (3.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (3.81%) iPhone
10 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
11 3 (2.86%) PKI
11 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.24%) Linux
2 13 (12.38%) Windows
3 10 (9.52%) Unix
4 4 (3.81%) Solaris
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.90%) VMS
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (70.48%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (56.19%) Information Security
3 42 (40.00%) SIEM
4 37 (35.24%) Risk Management
5 34 (32.38%) Security Architecture
6 30 (28.57%) Application Security
7 27 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (23.81%) MITRE ATT&CK
8 25 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 21 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
10 19 (18.10%) Threat Intelligence
11 17 (16.19%) Offensive Security
11 17 (16.19%) Zero Trust
12 15 (14.29%) OWASP
13 14 (13.33%) DevSecOps
14 13 (12.38%) Compliance Audit
14 13 (12.38%) Computer Science
14 13 (12.38%) Risk Assessment
14 13 (12.38%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) Python
2 5 (4.76%) Bash
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 3 (2.86%) Go
4 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.90%) C#
5 2 (1.90%) Java
5 2 (1.90%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.95%) C++
6 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (72.38%) CISSP
2 35 (33.33%) SANS
3 28 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (24.76%) Degree
5 24 (22.86%) CISM
6 22 (20.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 22 (20.95%) OSCP
7 19 (18.10%) CCSP
8 14 (13.33%) CISA
8 14 (13.33%) CREST Certified
8 14 (13.33%) CRISC
9 12 (11.43%) CEH
9 12 (11.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (9.52%) SSCP
11 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
12 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
13 7 (6.67%) GCIH
13 7 (6.67%) GSEC
13 7 (6.67%) GSNA
13 7 (6.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.62%) NIST
2 26 (24.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (16.19%) PCI DSS
4 16 (15.24%) COBIT
5 13 (12.38%) GRC
6 12 (11.43%) GDPR
7 11 (10.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (6.67%) COSO
9 5 (4.76%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (3.81%) NIST 800
10 4 (3.81%) QA
11 1 (0.95%) GPG13
11 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Firmware
2 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.86%) Docker
4 3 (2.86%) Snort
5 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (22.86%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.62%) Consul
2 8 (7.62%) Istio
3 6 (5.71%) Nessus
4 5 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.86%) HP ALM
5 3 (2.86%) Nexpose
5 3 (2.86%) Nmap
5 3 (2.86%) Puppet
5 3 (2.86%) Terraform
6 2 (1.90%) Ansible
6 2 (1.90%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.90%) EnCase
6 2 (1.90%) FTK
6 2 (1.90%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.90%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.95%) QRadar
7 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.48%) Google
3 9 (8.57%) Oracle
4 8 (7.62%) Splunk
4 8 (7.62%) VMware
5 7 (6.67%) AlienVault
6 6 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.71%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.81%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.81%) Imperva
7 4 (3.81%) Tripwire
8 3 (2.86%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Openreach
8 3 (2.86%) Twitter
9 2 (1.90%) Cellebrite
9 2 (1.90%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.90%) Qualys
9 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.90%) Sonatype