Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GCIA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1051 1108 1216
Rank change year-on-year +57 +108 +27
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 136 151 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.077% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87 127 72
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £41,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £74,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +22.22%

GCIA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42930 52844 60115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.82% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32982 42706 47740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCIA over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCIA within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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
England +72 133 £55,000 -12.00% 6
London +58 77 £55,000 -18.52% 5
UK excluding London +60 56 £52,500 -4.55% 1
South West +31 43 £55,000 +10.00%
Midlands +37 8 £50,000 +2.56% 1
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 - 1
South East +48 4 £82,500 +50.00%
North of England -25 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing GCIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCIA.

1 121 (88.97%) GCIH
2 99 (72.79%) Information Security
3 91 (66.91%) SIEM
4 89 (65.44%) Windows
5 88 (64.71%) Linux
6 76 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
7 73 (53.68%) Security Operations
8 71 (52.21%) SANS
9 66 (48.53%) CISSP
10 60 (44.12%) Firewall
10 60 (44.12%) GIAC
11 53 (38.97%) Unix
12 49 (36.03%) Network Security
13 48 (35.29%) Security Cleared
14 47 (34.56%) Security Operations Centre
15 44 (32.35%) TCP/IP
15 44 (32.35%) Management Information System
16 43 (31.62%) SC Cleared
17 41 (30.15%) DV Cleared
18 40 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 40 (29.41%) Malware Analysis
19 39 (28.68%) Cyberthreat
20 38 (27.94%) Java
21 36 (26.47%) Software Engineering
21 36 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
21 36 (26.47%) Security Monitoring
22 35 (25.74%) CREST Certified
23 33 (24.26%) Internet
24 32 (23.53%) Coaching
25 31 (22.79%) ArcSight

GCIA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) IaaS
1 1 (0.74%) PaaS
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (44.12%) Firewall
2 49 (36.03%) Network Security
3 44 (32.35%) TCP/IP
4 33 (24.26%) Internet
5 24 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (9.56%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.47%) DNS
7 2 (1.47%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.47%) LAN
7 2 (1.47%) SSL
7 2 (1.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.74%) LDAP
8 1 (0.74%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) Big Data
General
1 22 (16.18%) Finance
2 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Military
4 4 (2.94%) Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Legal
5 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 104 (76.47%) Analyst
2 59 (43.38%) Security Analyst
3 47 (34.56%) SOC Analyst
4 32 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
5 18 (13.24%) Senior Security Analyst
6 16 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 13 (9.56%) Consultant
8 11 (8.09%) Monitoring Analyst
9 10 (7.35%) Cybersecurity Investigator
9 10 (7.35%) Security Investigator
10 9 (6.62%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (6.62%) Security Consultant
11 8 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 8 (5.88%) Information Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Malware Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.12%) .NET
2 6 (4.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 44 (32.35%) Management Information System
3 39 (28.68%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.15%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (4.41%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.74%) Blog
8 1 (0.74%) CESG
8 1 (0.74%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.74%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (65.44%) Windows
2 88 (64.71%) Linux
3 53 (38.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (72.79%) Information Security
2 91 (66.91%) SIEM
3 76 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
4 73 (53.68%) Security Operations
5 40 (29.41%) Malware Analysis
5 40 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 36 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
6 36 (26.47%) Security Monitoring
6 36 (26.47%) Software Engineering
7 32 (23.53%) Coaching
8 31 (22.79%) Threat Analysis
9 30 (22.06%) Information Assurance
10 29 (21.32%) Mentoring
11 28 (20.59%) ITIL
12 26 (19.12%) Service Management
13 25 (18.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 25 (18.38%) Threat Intelligence
14 24 (17.65%) Computer Security
15 22 (16.18%) Penetration Testing
16 20 (14.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.94%) Java
2 10 (7.35%) SQL
3 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.41%) C#
5 2 (1.47%) C
6 1 (0.74%) PHP
6 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 121 (88.97%) GCIH
2 71 (52.21%) SANS
3 66 (48.53%) CISSP
4 60 (44.12%) GIAC
5 48 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 43 (31.62%) SC Cleared
7 41 (30.15%) DV Cleared
8 35 (25.74%) CREST Certified
9 25 (18.38%) GSEC
10 24 (17.65%) GCED
11 23 (16.91%) CEH
12 16 (11.76%) CISM
12 16 (11.76%) Degree
13 8 (5.88%) GCFA
14 7 (5.15%) GPEN
14 7 (5.15%) GREM
15 6 (4.41%) CHFI
15 6 (4.41%) GAWN
16 4 (2.94%) CCSA
16 4 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.09%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) GPG13
System Software
1 29 (21.32%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (18.38%) Snort
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (16.91%) CSIRT
2 19 (13.97%) QRadar
3 18 (13.24%) Nessus
4 15 (11.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 13 (9.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 12 (8.82%) Nmap
7 10 (7.35%) EnCase
7 10 (7.35%) FTK
7 10 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (5.88%) RSA enVision
9 4 (2.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (1.47%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 31 (22.79%) ArcSight
2 28 (20.59%) LogRhythm
3 22 (16.18%) FireEye
4 20 (14.71%) Oracle
5 18 (13.24%) BeyondTrust
6 14 (10.29%) McAfee
7 12 (8.82%) Cisco
8 10 (7.35%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.35%) CheckPoint
8 10 (7.35%) Dell
9 7 (5.15%) Splunk
10 4 (2.94%) Sun
11 3 (2.21%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.74%) Citrix