Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 296 450
Rank change year-on-year -146 +154 +39
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 15 5 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.062% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.24% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 36
10th Percentile " £51,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -22.58% +34.78%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £82,500
90th Percentile " £74,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £73,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +32.73% -15.38% -

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,163 2,095 6,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.50% 25.77% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,754 1,562 5,189
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GIAC in the South East.

Salary trend for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIAC in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the South East

GIAC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Thames Valley -77 10 £75,000 +11.11%
Berkshire -65 7 £75,000 +11.11%
Kent - 4 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 -
Hampshire -119 1 £55,000 +10.00%
GIAC
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 South East region with a requirement for GIAC.

1 15 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Social Skills
3 12 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (73.33%) Information Security
5 10 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (66.67%) NIST
6 9 (60.00%) SIEM
6 9 (60.00%) Network Security
6 9 (60.00%) AWS
6 9 (60.00%) Oracle
6 9 (60.00%) Firewall
7 7 (46.67%) Linux
7 7 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (46.67%) CEH
7 7 (46.67%) OWASP
7 7 (46.67%) Azure
7 7 (46.67%) OSCP
7 7 (46.67%) GDPR
8 6 (40.00%) HP ALM
8 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (40.00%) API Testing
8 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (40.00%) Threat Management
8 6 (40.00%) HP Fortify
8 6 (40.00%) Sonatype
8 6 (40.00%) Black Duck
8 6 (40.00%) OSCE
8 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (40.00%) Digital Media

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (60.00%) AWS
2 7 (46.67%) Azure
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
1 9 (60.00%) Network Security
2 6 (40.00%) HTTP
2 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Broadband
3 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.67%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (86.67%) Social Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) QA Leader
2 6 (40.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Audit Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Audit Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Digital Media
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
2 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (73.33%) Information Security
4 10 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (60.00%) SIEM
6 7 (46.67%) OWASP
7 6 (40.00%) API Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (40.00%) Open Source
7 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (40.00%) Supplier Management
7 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
7 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
1 3 (20.00%) Go
1 3 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CEH
1 7 (46.67%) OSCP
2 6 (40.00%) CISA
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (40.00%) OSCE
3 3 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (20.00%) DBS Check
3 3 (20.00%) GCIH
3 3 (20.00%) GSEC
3 3 (20.00%) SSCP
4 2 (13.33%) GPEN
5 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (6.67%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) NIST
2 7 (46.67%) GDPR
2 7 (46.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (6.67%) NIST 800
4 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP ALM
1 6 (40.00%) HP Fortify
1 6 (40.00%) Nessus
1 6 (40.00%) WebInspect
2 3 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 3 (20.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) ArcSight
3 6 (40.00%) Black Duck
3 6 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Micro Focus
3 6 (40.00%) Qualys
3 6 (40.00%) Sonatype
3 6 (40.00%) Splunk
3 6 (40.00%) Tripwire
4 3 (20.00%) Openreach
5 1 (6.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco