Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 620 745
Rank change year-on-year +32 +125 +74
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 259 226 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 1.24% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 210 199 153
London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £38,925 £44,750 £42,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16873 18249 22895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.49% 24.02% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12575 15162 18665
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,219 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for GIAC in London

GIAC
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Central London +27 37 £65,000 +4.00%
North London - 3 £42,500 -
West London +18 2 £92,500 - 1
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 173 (66.80%) Information Security
2 151 (58.30%) SIEM
3 137 (52.90%) CISSP
4 121 (46.72%) Linux
5 118 (45.56%) Finance
5 118 (45.56%) Cybersecurity
6 107 (41.31%) Firewall
7 97 (37.45%) CISM
8 90 (34.75%) GCIH
9 89 (34.36%) Vulnerability Management
9 89 (34.36%) Network Security
10 84 (32.43%) Windows
11 80 (30.89%) Security Operations
12 76 (29.34%) CISA
13 74 (28.57%) Nessus
14 72 (27.80%) SANS
15 68 (26.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 68 (26.25%) GCIA
16 67 (25.87%) Banking
17 62 (23.94%) McAfee
18 60 (23.17%) Python
19 59 (22.78%) Degree
20 56 (21.62%) GSEC
21 55 (21.24%) Symantec
22 54 (20.85%) Palo Alto
23 53 (20.46%) McAfee ePO
24 51 (19.69%) QRadar
25 50 (19.31%) Cisco
26 47 (18.15%) Virtual Machines
26 47 (18.15%) Security Monitoring

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 17 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.16%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.56%) OneDrive
3 16 (6.18%) Office 365
4 9 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 107 (41.31%) Firewall
2 89 (34.36%) Network Security
3 27 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.41%) Wireless
5 13 (5.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (4.63%) IPsec
7 11 (4.25%) HTTP
8 10 (3.86%) DNS
9 9 (3.47%) DHCP
9 9 (3.47%) VPN
10 8 (3.09%) HTTPS
11 7 (2.70%) SSL
12 6 (2.32%) Internet
13 5 (1.93%) BGP
13 5 (1.93%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (1.93%) EIGRP
13 5 (1.93%) LAN
13 5 (1.93%) OSPF
13 5 (1.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) Big Data
3 3 (1.16%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.93%) JIRA
3 4 (1.54%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.16%) CodeSonar
4 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.16%) git-flow
4 3 (1.16%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.16%) Selenium
5 2 (0.77%) AppScan
5 2 (0.77%) Paros
5 2 (0.77%) Redmine
5 2 (0.77%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 118 (45.56%) Finance
2 67 (25.87%) Banking
3 26 (10.04%) Legal
4 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Games
5 3 (1.16%) Law
6 2 (0.77%) Advertising
6 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (35.91%) Analyst
2 65 (25.10%) Security Analyst
3 26 (10.04%) Consultant
4 21 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 19 (7.34%) Information Analyst
5 19 (7.34%) Information Security Analyst
6 18 (6.95%) Security Manager
7 17 (6.56%) Cisco Analyst
7 17 (6.56%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 17 (6.56%) Incident Analyst
7 17 (6.56%) SOC Analyst
8 15 (5.79%) Finance Manager
8 15 (5.79%) Information Manager
8 15 (5.79%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (5.79%) Security Consultant
9 14 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
9 14 (5.41%) Security Operations Analyst
10 13 (5.02%) Head of Security
10 13 (5.02%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 12 (4.63%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.58%) SailPoint
2 15 (5.79%) Web Services
3 6 (2.32%) .NET
4 5 (1.93%) Java EE
4 5 (1.93%) STL
5 4 (1.54%) CGI
5 4 (1.54%) HTML
5 4 (1.54%) XML
6 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.16%) Django
6 3 (1.16%) LAMP
6 3 (1.16%) Node.js
6 3 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.16%) REST
6 3 (1.16%) SOAP
6 3 (1.16%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.76%) Cyberthreat
2 44 (16.99%) Computer Science
3 37 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 27 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.18%) Cyber Attack
6 12 (4.63%) Reinsurance
7 7 (2.70%) Fintech
7 7 (2.70%) PKI
8 6 (2.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.54%) iPad
11 3 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.16%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.77%) Shadow IT
13 1 (0.39%) CESG
13 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.39%) PMI
13 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (46.72%) Linux
2 84 (32.43%) Windows
3 33 (12.74%) Unix
4 12 (4.63%) Kali Linux
5 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.93%) CentOS
6 5 (1.93%) Debian
6 5 (1.93%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.16%) Android
9 2 (0.77%) VMS
9 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.39%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (66.80%) Information Security
2 151 (58.30%) SIEM
3 118 (45.56%) Cybersecurity
4 89 (34.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 80 (30.89%) Security Operations
6 68 (26.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 47 (18.15%) Security Monitoring
8 45 (17.37%) Information Assurance
9 44 (16.99%) Threat Intelligence
10 43 (16.60%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 41 (15.83%) Incident Management
12 40 (15.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 38 (14.67%) Penetration Testing
14 36 (13.90%) Security Architecture
15 33 (12.74%) Analytics
16 32 (12.36%) Computer Security
17 25 (9.65%) Malware Analysis
18 24 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (8.88%) Privileged Access Management
20 22 (8.49%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.17%) Python
2 41 (15.83%) Perl
3 32 (12.36%) PowerShell
4 30 (11.58%) Bash Shell
5 29 (11.20%) C#
6 28 (10.81%) Ruby
7 26 (10.04%) Korn
8 19 (7.34%) Bourne shell
9 18 (6.95%) Java
10 17 (6.56%) C
11 14 (5.41%) C++
12 10 (3.86%) SQL
13 9 (3.47%) JavaScript
14 6 (2.32%) PHP
15 5 (1.93%) C-shell
15 5 (1.93%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (52.90%) CISSP
2 97 (37.45%) CISM
3 90 (34.75%) GCIH
4 76 (29.34%) CISA
5 72 (27.80%) SANS
6 68 (26.25%) GCIA
7 59 (22.78%) Degree
8 56 (21.62%) GSEC
9 46 (17.76%) CREST Certified
10 40 (15.44%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (14.29%) CEH
12 34 (13.13%) OSCP
13 32 (12.36%) GISF
14 24 (9.27%) CCNP
15 23 (8.88%) CCNA
16 16 (6.18%) Network+ Certification
16 16 (6.18%) Security Cleared
17 13 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (5.02%) GCFA
18 12 (4.63%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.18%) GDPR
2 16 (6.18%) NIST 800
3 10 (3.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (18.15%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (3.86%) Snort
3 5 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.93%) pfSense
4 4 (1.54%) Docker
5 3 (1.16%) vSphere
6 2 (0.77%) NFS
6 2 (0.77%) Samba
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 74 (28.57%) Nessus
2 53 (20.46%) McAfee ePO
3 51 (19.69%) QRadar
4 37 (14.29%) SCCM
5 35 (13.51%) CSIRT
6 25 (9.65%) Nexpose
7 23 (8.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 23 (8.88%) OpenVAS
8 17 (6.56%) Core Impact
9 16 (6.18%) PowerBroker
9 16 (6.18%) RSA Security Analytics
9 16 (6.18%) WSUS
10 8 (3.09%) EnCase
10 8 (3.09%) Suricata
11 7 (2.70%) Nmap
12 6 (2.32%) Puppet
13 5 (1.93%) FortiGate
14 3 (1.16%) RSA enVision
14 3 (1.16%) Salt
14 3 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 62 (23.94%) McAfee
2 55 (21.24%) Symantec
3 54 (20.85%) Palo Alto
4 50 (19.31%) Cisco
5 46 (17.76%) CyberArk
6 45 (17.37%) Splunk
7 42 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 41 (15.83%) CheckPoint
9 36 (13.90%) Qualys
10 33 (12.74%) Oracle
11 30 (11.58%) Aveksa
12 25 (9.65%) BeyondTrust
12 25 (9.65%) F5
13 24 (9.27%) AlienVault
13 24 (9.27%) ArcSight
13 24 (9.27%) LogRhythm
14 23 (8.88%) SolarWinds
15 21 (8.11%) Blue Coat
16 20 (7.72%) Juniper
17 19 (7.34%) Fortinet