Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 356 357
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 23 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -35.48% +63.16%
10th Percentile £37,500 £50,000 £46,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £61,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -9.84% +1.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,544 2,824 2,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.75% 21.51% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,973 2,152 2,215
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GIAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the North West

GIAC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for GIAC in the North West

GIAC
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the North West

GIAC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Manchester - 9 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire +13 7 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Merseyside - 7 - -
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Information Security
3 15 (65.22%) SANS
4 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
5 13 (56.52%) CISSP
6 11 (47.83%) Python
6 11 (47.83%) Linux
7 10 (43.48%) Unix
8 9 (39.13%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
9 8 (34.78%) Network Security
10 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
10 7 (30.43%) Spring MVC
10 7 (30.43%) Selenium
10 7 (30.43%) Django
10 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
10 7 (30.43%) Java EE
10 7 (30.43%) JIRA
10 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) Android
10 7 (30.43%) Kanban
10 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
10 7 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
10 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
10 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (30.43%) Salt
10 7 (30.43%) Robot Framework

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (30.43%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) HTTP
2 7 (30.43%) SSL
2 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (26.09%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Apache Hive
1 7 (30.43%) Big Data
1 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (30.43%) Bitbucket
1 7 (30.43%) CodeSonar
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (30.43%) git-flow
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
1 7 (30.43%) Robot Framework
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Investment Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Law
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Security Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) C# Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) C++ Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Software Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Security Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) IT Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Forensic Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Information Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Malware Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
1 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
1 7 (30.43%) Django
1 7 (30.43%) Java EE
1 7 (30.43%) LAMP
1 7 (30.43%) Node.js
1 7 (30.43%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (30.43%) REST
1 7 (30.43%) SOAP
1 7 (30.43%) Spring MVC
1 7 (30.43%) STL
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
1 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
2 3 (13.04%) Cloud Native
2 3 (13.04%) Life Science
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Unix
4 7 (30.43%) Android
4 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
4 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Information Security
2 7 (30.43%) API Design
2 7 (30.43%) Attack Monitoring
2 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (30.43%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (30.43%) Kanban
2 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
2 7 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Scrum
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Systems Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) User Stories
3 6 (26.09%) Anomaly Detection
3 6 (26.09%) Internal Audit
3 6 (26.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (26.09%) Network Design
3 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 6 (26.09%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
2 11 (47.83%) Python
3 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
3 7 (30.43%) C
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Objective-C
3 7 (30.43%) PHP
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) SANS
2 13 (56.52%) CISSP
3 9 (39.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) CCNA
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) Linux+ Certification
5 7 (30.43%) MCSE
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (30.43%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (30.43%) SSCP
6 4 (17.39%) EnCE
6 4 (17.39%) GCFA
6 4 (17.39%) GCFE
6 4 (17.39%) GREM
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) CEH
8 2 (8.70%) CISM
8 2 (8.70%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) GDPR
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
1 7 (30.43%) vSphere
2 6 (26.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
1 7 (30.43%) Salt
2 4 (17.39%) EnCase
2 4 (17.39%) FTK
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Nuix