Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > London
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 547 573 612
Rank change year-on-year +26 +39 +20
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 49 80 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.98% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 34 71 139
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £51,875 £53,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
75th Percentile £76,875 £85,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £84,775 £92,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +23.81%

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 6,037 8,205 12,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.44% 19.28% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,505 6,317 9,577
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £78,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.90%

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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 +49 3 £82,500 +6.45% 4
North London - 1 £80,000 -
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 38 (77.55%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (67.35%) CISSP
3 23 (46.94%) Firewall
3 23 (46.94%) Azure
4 22 (44.90%) Information Security
5 21 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (36.73%) OSCP
7 17 (34.69%) CEH
7 17 (34.69%) Network Security
8 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
9 15 (30.61%) CISM
9 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (26.53%) Data Privacy
10 13 (26.53%) SANS
11 12 (24.49%) AWS
11 12 (24.49%) SIEM
11 12 (24.49%) Finance
11 12 (24.49%) NIST
12 11 (22.45%) Linux
12 11 (22.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
13 10 (20.41%) Security Operations
13 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
14 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
14 9 (18.37%) DevOps
14 9 (18.37%) Palo Alto
14 9 (18.37%) Splunk
14 9 (18.37%) Social Skills

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 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) Azure
2 12 (24.49%) AWS
3 8 (16.33%) Azure Sentinel
4 6 (12.24%) SaaS
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.04%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (2.04%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.94%) Firewall
2 17 (34.69%) Network Security
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.24%) Wireless
5 5 (10.20%) DHCP
5 5 (10.20%) SMTP
6 4 (8.16%) Intranet
6 4 (8.16%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.08%) DMARC
7 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.08%) HTTP
7 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.08%) MPLS
7 2 (4.08%) SSL
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.08%) Impala
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
1 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket Server
1 2 (4.08%) Burp Suite
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) git-flow
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
1 2 (4.08%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Social Skills
3 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.20%) Legal
5 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.16%) Retail
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Military
6 1 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (14.29%) Tester
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (4.08%) Kafka
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (4.08%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.04%) FMCG
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) VMS
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) CentOS
3 1 (2.04%) Fedora
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (44.90%) Information Security
3 21 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (26.53%) Data Privacy
6 12 (24.49%) SIEM
7 11 (22.45%) Mentoring
7 11 (22.45%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (20.41%) Security Operations
9 9 (18.37%) DevOps
10 8 (16.33%) Presales
10 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Business Development
11 6 (12.24%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (12.24%) Red Team
11 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (10.20%) Analytics
12 5 (10.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 5 (10.20%) Ethical Hacking
12 5 (10.20%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Python
2 4 (8.16%) C
3 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.08%) C++
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) R
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) CISSP
2 18 (36.73%) OSCP
3 17 (34.69%) CEH
4 15 (30.61%) CISM
5 13 (26.53%) SANS
6 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 7 (14.29%) GPEN
8 6 (12.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (12.24%) CCSP
8 6 (12.24%) CRISC
9 5 (10.20%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (10.20%) CREST Certified
9 5 (10.20%) SSCP
10 4 (8.16%) CISA
10 4 (8.16%) GSEC
10 4 (8.16%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (8.16%) OSCE
11 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
11 3 (6.12%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (24.49%) NIST
3 8 (16.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.08%) COBIT
5 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Flume
2 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) NFS
3 1 (2.04%) Samba
3 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
2 2 (4.08%) CSIRT
2 2 (4.08%) Kibana
2 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.08%) Nexpose
2 2 (4.08%) Oozie
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) CASB
3 1 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Palo Alto
2 9 (18.37%) Splunk
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 5 (10.20%) AlienVault
4 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.20%) Symantec
5 4 (8.16%) CrowdStrike
5 4 (8.16%) McAfee
5 4 (8.16%) Qualys
6 2 (4.08%) BT
6 2 (4.08%) Google
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.04%) Dell
7 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.04%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Sophos