Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 545 623 640
Rank change year-on-year +78 +17 -40
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 74 145 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.17% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 61 135 154
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £52,500 £44,400 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £110,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% +20.00% -19.23%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,299 12,381 16,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.52% 21.24% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5,458 9,082 12,135
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIAC in London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for GIAC in London

GIAC
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the London region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
Central London +57 21 £75,000 - 1
West London +44 7 £65,000 -38.10%
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 55 (74.32%) CISSP
2 45 (60.81%) Information Security
3 38 (51.35%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (44.59%) SIEM
5 28 (37.84%) Degree
6 24 (32.43%) Finance
7 23 (31.08%) Security Operations
8 22 (29.73%) Firewall
8 22 (29.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (28.38%) Computer Science
9 21 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (27.03%) Incident Management
10 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (25.68%) Windows
11 19 (25.68%) Linux
12 18 (24.32%) SANS
13 17 (22.97%) CISM
13 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (21.62%) Patch Management
15 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
15 15 (20.27%) CEH
16 14 (18.92%) Kubernetes
16 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
16 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
17 13 (17.57%) OSCP
17 13 (17.57%) AWS
18 12 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
18 12 (16.22%) SSCP
19 11 (14.86%) McAfee
19 11 (14.86%) ISO/IEC 27001

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (10.81%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) AWS
2 7 (9.46%) OpenShift
3 6 (8.11%) Azure
4 4 (5.41%) Akamai
4 4 (5.41%) Cloudflare
5 3 (4.05%) GCP
6 2 (2.70%) SaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) IaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Office 365
7 1 (1.35%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) Firewall
2 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.51%) Network Security
4 6 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.41%) HTTPS
6 3 (4.05%) HTTP
7 2 (2.70%) IPsec
8 1 (1.35%) DNS
8 1 (1.35%) Internet
8 1 (1.35%) SMTP
8 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) Big Data
2 5 (6.76%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) git-flow
3 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.46%) Back Office
3 7 (9.46%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Security Engineer
2 8 (10.81%) Analyst
2 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) IT Security Officer
3 7 (9.46%) Security Officer
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Security Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) SIEM Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) Splunk Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Security Operations Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) SIEM Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.70%) GraphQL
1 2 (2.70%) Kafka
1 2 (2.70%) Middleware
1 2 (2.70%) Node.js
1 2 (2.70%) React
1 2 (2.70%) REST
1 2 (2.70%) Spring
1 2 (2.70%) Spring MVC
1 2 (2.70%) Vue.js
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.86%) Cyber Defence
3 8 (10.81%) Cyberattack
3 8 (10.81%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.76%) Cybercrime
6 4 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Linux
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Unix
3 7 (9.46%) CentOS
3 7 (9.46%) Fedora
3 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.76%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.70%) Android
5 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.81%) Information Security
2 38 (51.35%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (44.59%) SIEM
4 23 (31.08%) Security Operations
5 22 (29.73%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (28.38%) Computer Science
7 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (27.03%) Incident Management
8 16 (21.62%) Patch Management
9 12 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (14.86%) Identity Access Management
11 10 (13.51%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (13.51%) Security Monitoring
12 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
12 9 (12.16%) Security Architecture
12 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.16%) Threat Modelling
13 8 (10.81%) ITIL
13 8 (10.81%) Risk Management
13 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) C
2 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (74.32%) CISSP
2 28 (37.84%) Degree
3 21 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (24.32%) SANS
5 17 (22.97%) CISM
6 15 (20.27%) CEH
7 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
7 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
8 13 (17.57%) OSCP
9 12 (16.22%) SSCP
10 10 (13.51%) CCNA
10 10 (13.51%) CCNP
11 9 (12.16%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (12.16%) GCIH
11 9 (12.16%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (12.16%) MCSE
11 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (12.16%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (10.81%) IISP
12 8 (10.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.76%) GDPR
2 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) COBIT
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Docker
2 7 (9.46%) NFS
2 7 (9.46%) Samba
2 7 (9.46%) VirtualBox
2 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.46%) Xen
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Kubernetes
2 8 (10.81%) Ansible
3 7 (9.46%) Docker Swarm
3 7 (9.46%) Nagios
3 7 (9.46%) OpenNMS
3 7 (9.46%) Puppet
3 7 (9.46%) vCenter Server
3 7 (9.46%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 3 (4.05%) CSIRT
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) McAfee
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.16%) CyberArk
4 8 (10.81%) Qualys
5 7 (9.46%) Cloudera
5 7 (9.46%) Dell
5 7 (9.46%) EMC
5 7 (9.46%) Hortonworks
5 7 (9.46%) NetApp
5 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 6 (8.11%) Splunk
7 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
7 4 (5.41%) Google
7 4 (5.41%) Imperva
8 3 (4.05%) Carbon Black
8 3 (4.05%) Symantec
9 2 (2.70%) Netsparker
9 2 (2.70%) Veracode