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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
Rank 714 868 906
Rank change year-on-year +154 +38  
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 135 78 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.076% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 90 59 33
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £58,750 £48,125
% change year-on-year -29.78% +22.07%  

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 20711 28517 28965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.80% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16340 22861 22729
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GCIA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 24 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +157 135 £60,000 - 8
London +133 84 £61,250 -14.33% 4
South West +29 21 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Bristol +13 21 £42,500 -29.16% 2
South East +75 20 £40,000 -27.27%
City of London +65 16 £62,500 -28.36%
Berkshire +35 12 £40,000 -27.27%
Maidenhead - 12 £40,000 -
West Midlands +38 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +24 4 £33,500 -
Surrey - 4 £55,000 -
Birmingham +20 3 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Malvern - 3 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Feltham - 2 £47,500 -
Salford - 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
North West - 2 - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -

GCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 165 (81.28%) GCIH
2 148 (72.91%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (70.44%) CISSP
4 138 (67.98%) Windows
5 133 (65.52%) Linux
6 123 (60.59%) Information Security
7 105 (51.72%) SIEM
8 99 (48.77%) SANS
9 93 (45.81%) CEH
10 85 (41.87%) Security Operations
11 84 (41.38%) Unix
12 83 (40.89%) Firewall
13 81 (39.90%) GIAC
14 67 (33.00%) Intrusion Detection
15 64 (31.53%) TCP/IP
16 63 (31.03%) Malware Analysis
17 60 (29.56%) Security Operations Centre
18 57 (28.08%) Vulnerability Management
18 57 (28.08%) Network Security
19 52 (25.62%) Computer Security
20 51 (25.12%) CISM
21 47 (23.15%) Analytics
22 44 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
23 42 (20.69%) Java
24 40 (19.70%) SQL
24 40 (19.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
25 37 (18.23%) Management Information System
26 35 (17.24%) Mentoring
26 35 (17.24%) Forensic Analysis
27 32 (15.76%) Cyberthreat

GCIA
Top Related 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 28 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.49%) Apache
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Project
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (40.89%) Firewall
2 67 (33.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 64 (31.53%) TCP/IP
4 57 (28.08%) Network Security
5 17 (8.37%) Internet
6 15 (7.39%) Wireshark
7 11 (5.42%) DNS
8 7 (3.45%) HTTP
8 7 (3.45%) VPN
9 6 (2.96%) DHCP
9 6 (2.96%) FTP
9 6 (2.96%) ICMP
9 6 (2.96%) IPv4
9 6 (2.96%) IPv6
9 6 (2.96%) POP3
9 6 (2.96%) SMTP
9 6 (2.96%) SNMP
9 6 (2.96%) SSL
10 5 (2.46%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.27%) Big Data
2 20 (9.85%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.37%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.99%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
General
1 29 (14.29%) Finance
2 21 (10.34%) Legal
3 11 (5.42%) Games
3 11 (5.42%) Military
4 8 (3.94%) Banking
5 5 (2.46%) German Language
6 4 (1.97%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 131 (64.53%) Analyst
2 73 (35.96%) Security Analyst
3 47 (23.15%) SOC Analyst
4 42 (20.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 30 (14.78%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (12.81%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (9.85%) Malware Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Applications Support
9 16 (7.88%) Senior Security Analyst
10 15 (7.39%) Support Engineer
11 14 (6.90%) Consultant
12 13 (6.40%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 13 (6.40%) Security Consultant
13 12 (5.91%) Vulnerability Analyst
14 11 (5.42%) Operations Analyst
14 11 (5.42%) Security Engineer
14 11 (5.42%) Security Support Engineer
14 11 (5.42%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
15 10 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 10 (4.93%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.32%) .NET
2 14 (6.90%) ZeroMQ
3 12 (5.91%) JSON
4 11 (5.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 60 (29.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 37 (18.23%) Management Information System
3 32 (15.76%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.90%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (4.93%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.96%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.49%) Blog
11 1 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.49%) PKI
11 1 (0.49%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 138 (67.98%) Windows
2 133 (65.52%) Linux
3 84 (41.38%) Unix
4 30 (14.78%) Windows Server
5 28 (13.79%) CentOS
6 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (72.91%) Cybersecurity
2 123 (60.59%) Information Security
3 105 (51.72%) SIEM
4 85 (41.87%) Security Operations
5 63 (31.03%) Malware Analysis
6 57 (28.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 52 (25.62%) Computer Security
8 47 (23.15%) Analytics
9 44 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
10 35 (17.24%) Forensic Analysis
10 35 (17.24%) Mentoring
11 32 (15.76%) Incident Management
11 32 (15.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 30 (14.78%) Digital Forensics
12 30 (14.78%) Threat Detection
13 28 (13.79%) Presales
14 25 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (11.82%) Risk Management
16 23 (11.33%) Computer Forensics
16 23 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.69%) Java
2 40 (19.70%) SQL
3 18 (8.87%) C
4 12 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.42%) C#
6 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 165 (81.28%) GCIH
2 143 (70.44%) CISSP
3 99 (48.77%) SANS
4 93 (45.81%) CEH
5 81 (39.90%) GIAC
6 51 (25.12%) CISM
7 31 (15.27%) Network+ Certification
8 28 (13.79%) Security Cleared
9 27 (13.30%) GCED
10 24 (11.82%) GSEC
11 23 (11.33%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (11.33%) GREM
11 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
12 22 (10.84%) CNA
12 22 (10.84%) Novell Certification
13 20 (9.85%) CREST Certified
13 20 (9.85%) DV Cleared
14 17 (8.37%) CCNA
15 14 (6.90%) CCNP
16 13 (6.40%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.42%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) COSO
5 1 (0.49%) GPG13
5 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.49%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.84%) Snort
3 14 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (19.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 31 (15.27%) CSIRT
3 26 (12.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 15 (7.39%) Grafana
5 14 (6.90%) EnCase
6 13 (6.40%) FTK
7 12 (5.91%) Nmap
8 9 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (3.45%) QRadar
10 6 (2.96%) Nessus
11 5 (2.46%) RSA enVision
12 3 (1.48%) RSA Security Analytics
12 3 (1.48%) WSUS
13 2 (0.99%) Graphite
13 2 (0.99%) Kibana
13 2 (0.99%) RSA Archer
14 1 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
14 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 29 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 28 (13.79%) FireEye
3 21 (10.34%) LogRhythm
3 21 (10.34%) Sun
4 18 (8.87%) Cisco
5 14 (6.90%) Apple
5 14 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 14 (6.90%) Google
6 11 (5.42%) Intel Security
7 10 (4.93%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.43%) Splunk
9 8 (3.94%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.94%) Dell
10 6 (2.96%) BeyondTrust
10 6 (2.96%) Oracle
10 6 (2.96%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.97%) NetWitness
12 3 (1.48%) HP
12 3 (1.48%) Intel
12 3 (1.48%) Juniper
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