Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 298 344 376
Rank change year-on-year +46 +32 -30
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 29 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.18% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 0.86% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 2
North West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -2.70% -40.32%
10th Percentile £37,375 £37,500 £40,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £56,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +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 2,322 2,544 2,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.07% 20.86% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 1,898 2,215
North West median annual salary £43,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,619 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Manchester +12 14 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Cheshire +35 11 £60,000 +26.32%
Lancashire -18 4 - -
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 18 (62.07%) Information Security
1 18 (62.07%) Intrusion Detection
1 18 (62.07%) Network Security
2 16 (55.17%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) CISSP
4 12 (41.38%) Threat Analysis
5 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (37.93%) CEH
5 11 (37.93%) GSEC
6 10 (34.48%) Sourcefire
6 10 (34.48%) Snort
6 10 (34.48%) Unix
6 10 (34.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 10 (34.48%) Anomaly Detection
6 10 (34.48%) SANS
6 10 (34.48%) Security Operations
6 10 (34.48%) Attack Monitoring
7 8 (27.59%) Internal Audit
7 8 (27.59%) Firewall
7 8 (27.59%) Network Design
8 6 (20.69%) Change Management
8 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (20.69%) LAN
8 6 (20.69%) WAN
8 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) Internet
8 6 (20.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Intrusion Detection
1 18 (62.07%) Network Security
2 10 (34.48%) Sourcefire
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 6 (20.69%) LAN
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (13.79%) Aerospace
1 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Security Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Malware Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Security Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Sourcefire Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Head of Operations
5 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Principal Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) PKI
3 4 (13.79%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Unix
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Information Security
2 12 (41.38%) Threat Analysis
3 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (37.93%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (34.48%) Anomaly Detection
4 10 (34.48%) Attack Monitoring
4 10 (34.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (34.48%) Security Operations
5 8 (27.59%) Internal Audit
5 8 (27.59%) Network Design
6 6 (20.69%) Change Management
6 6 (20.69%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (20.69%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (20.69%) Strategic Roadmap
7 5 (17.24%) Data Encryption
7 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (17.24%) SIEM
7 5 (17.24%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Perl
1 5 (17.24%) PHP
1 5 (17.24%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 11 (37.93%) CEH
2 11 (37.93%) GSEC
3 10 (34.48%) SANS
4 6 (20.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) OSCP
5 4 (13.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (13.79%) CISM
6 3 (10.34%) CISA
6 3 (10.34%) ISACA
7 2 (6.90%) CCSP
7 2 (6.90%) CHFI
7 2 (6.90%) ECIH
7 2 (6.90%) GCIH
7 2 (6.90%) OSCE
7 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) GDPR
1 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (20.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (13.79%) NIST
2 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Snort
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.90%) Nmap
2 2 (6.90%) OpenVAS
2 2 (6.90%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) AlienVault
2 2 (6.90%) LogRhythm
2 2 (6.90%) Qualys
2 2 (6.90%) Splunk
2 2 (6.90%) VMware