Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 350 372
Rank change year-on-year +56 +22 -25
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 42 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.16% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 0.77% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 3
North West median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £41,875 £50,000 £45,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £63,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +23.81% -19.23% +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 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 2,454 2,597 2,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.16% 20.33% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,967 1,971 2,146
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,633 £23,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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
Cheshire +48 25 £57,500 +15.00%
Merseyside - 9 - -
Manchester - 8 £45,000 - 1
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 37 (88.10%) Information Security
2 30 (71.43%) Windows
3 29 (69.05%) Network Security
4 28 (66.67%) Unix
4 28 (66.67%) SANS
5 25 (59.52%) Threat Analysis
5 25 (59.52%) Attack Monitoring
5 25 (59.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 24 (57.14%) Sourcefire
6 24 (57.14%) Snort
6 24 (57.14%) Anomaly Detection
6 24 (57.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 19 (45.24%) Network Design
7 19 (45.24%) Internal Audit
8 18 (42.86%) CISSP
9 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
10 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (14.29%) Linux
13 6 (14.29%) Python
13 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 6 (14.29%) Degree
14 5 (11.90%) JSON
14 5 (11.90%) Life Science
14 5 (11.90%) Time Management
14 5 (11.90%) Wealth Management

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 2 (4.76%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) Network Security
2 25 (59.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (57.14%) Sourcefire
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) HTTP
5 2 (4.76%) SSL
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.76%) Big Data
1 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
1 2 (4.76%) CodeSonar
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) git-flow
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Robot Framework
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
1 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
1 5 (11.90%) Law
1 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
1 5 (11.90%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Security Engineer
2 15 (35.71%) Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Malware Engineer
3 14 (33.33%) Security Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Sourcefire Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) IT Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Design Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Network Security Architect
6 5 (11.90%) Security Architect
7 4 (9.52%) Forensic Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Information Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) Django
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) LAMP
2 2 (4.76%) Node.js
2 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) Spring MVC
2 2 (4.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.90%) Cloud Native
2 5 (11.90%) Life Science
3 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.14%) PKI
5 2 (4.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (9.52%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (88.10%) Information Security
2 25 (59.52%) Attack Monitoring
2 25 (59.52%) Threat Analysis
3 24 (57.14%) Anomaly Detection
3 24 (57.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 19 (45.24%) Internal Audit
4 19 (45.24%) Network Design
5 9 (21.43%) Security Operations
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (11.90%) DevOps
7 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
7 5 (11.90%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (11.90%) Programme Management
7 5 (11.90%) Time Management
7 5 (11.90%) Wealth Management
8 4 (9.52%) E-Discovery
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
8 4 (9.52%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) SANS
2 18 (42.86%) CISSP
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (11.90%) CCSP
5 5 (11.90%) GCFE
6 4 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (9.52%) EnCE
6 4 (9.52%) GCFA
6 4 (9.52%) GREM
6 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) CEH
7 3 (7.14%) CISM
7 3 (7.14%) GCIH
8 2 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (4.76%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) GDPR
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Snort
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) EnCase
1 4 (9.52%) FTK
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Salt
3 1 (2.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Nuix
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft