Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1139 1008 1107
Rank change year-on-year -131 +99 +104
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 57 187 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.44% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 19 121 135
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% -4.00% +24.07%
10th Percentile £40,550 £37,500 £36,350
90th Percentile £70,500 £73,750 £99,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,625 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.35% -22.73% +4.76%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,923 42,921 55,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.88% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30,813 33,598 44,434
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 7 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 June 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
England -123 57 £50,000 -16.67% 12
London -81 30 £65,000 +4.00% 4
UK excluding London -58 27 £45,625 +7.35% 8
East of England - 21 £44,750 - 4
South East -16 4 - - 1
North of England +17 1 £50,000 - 3
North West +1 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing GCIA 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 with a requirement for GCIA.

1 50 (87.72%) GCIH
2 46 (80.70%) SIEM
3 44 (77.19%) Information Security
4 41 (71.93%) Security Operations
5 40 (70.18%) Firewall
6 30 (52.63%) Linux
6 30 (52.63%) GSEC
7 29 (50.88%) Degree
7 29 (50.88%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (45.61%) Management Information System
9 25 (43.86%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (40.35%) GIAC
11 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
12 21 (36.84%) CISSP
13 20 (35.09%) CEH
13 20 (35.09%) Security Monitoring
14 19 (33.33%) Windows
15 18 (31.58%) DNS
15 18 (31.58%) QRadar
15 18 (31.58%) Splunk
16 17 (29.82%) Security Operations Centre
16 17 (29.82%) HTTP
16 17 (29.82%) Python
16 17 (29.82%) Network Security
17 16 (28.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (28.07%) SSCP
17 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
18 15 (26.32%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) Apache
1 3 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) GitHub
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (70.18%) Firewall
2 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
3 18 (31.58%) DNS
4 17 (29.82%) HTTP
4 17 (29.82%) Network Security
5 12 (21.05%) DHCP
6 11 (19.30%) ICMP
6 11 (19.30%) SNMP
7 8 (14.04%) VPN
8 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
9 5 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (7.02%) Internet
11 3 (5.26%) MPLS
11 3 (5.26%) SSL
11 3 (5.26%) Wireless
12 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
12 2 (3.51%) IPsec
12 2 (3.51%) VLAN
12 2 (3.51%) VoIP
13 1 (1.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) GIS
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 9 (15.79%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Analyst
2 26 (45.61%) Security Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Security Engineer
4 15 (26.32%) SOC Analyst
5 11 (19.30%) Incident Analyst
6 9 (15.79%) Security Incident Analyst
6 9 (15.79%) SIEM Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Junior
7 5 (8.77%) Junior Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Junior Security Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Application Security Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Web Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Web Applications Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Monitoring Team Leader
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.88%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (45.61%) Management Information System
3 17 (29.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
6 11 (19.30%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (15.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
8 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
10 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Linux
2 19 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (19.30%) Mac OS X
4 5 (8.77%) Unix
5 3 (5.26%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.75%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) CentOS
7 1 (1.75%) HPUX
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) SIEM
2 44 (77.19%) Information Security
3 41 (71.93%) Security Operations
4 25 (43.86%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (35.09%) Security Monitoring
6 16 (28.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (24.56%) DevOps
7 14 (24.56%) Threat Intelligence
8 13 (22.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 12 (21.05%) Information Assurance
9 12 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (19.30%) Identity Access Management
10 11 (19.30%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (19.30%) Threat Analysis
10 11 (19.30%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (17.54%) Malware Analysis
11 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
12 9 (15.79%) Remediation Plan
12 9 (15.79%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Python
2 12 (21.05%) Java
3 9 (15.79%) C
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (3.51%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (87.72%) GCIH
2 30 (52.63%) GSEC
3 29 (50.88%) Degree
4 23 (40.35%) GIAC
5 21 (36.84%) CISSP
6 20 (35.09%) CEH
7 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (28.07%) SSCP
8 14 (24.56%) CCNA
9 10 (17.54%) SANS
10 9 (15.79%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (15.79%) GCFA
10 9 (15.79%) GCFE
10 9 (15.79%) GREM
11 7 (12.28%) GCED
12 6 (10.53%) CCNP
13 4 (7.02%) CCSP
13 4 (7.02%) MCSE
13 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (7.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) QRadar
2 14 (24.56%) CSIRT
3 12 (21.05%) Nessus
4 5 (8.77%) RSA Security Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Splunk
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Oracle
3 12 (21.05%) BeyondTrust
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.77%) Symantec
6 2 (3.51%) White Clarke
7 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm