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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 843 947
Rank change year-on-year +6 +104  
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 53 89 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.090% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.34% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 75 35
Median salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,400 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,750 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  

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 21909 26245 30043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.57% 26.65% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17067 21243 23843
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 13 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 27 June 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 +17 53 £57,500 -11.53% 6
South West +11 24 £57,500 +31.42% 2
London +7 24 £62,500 -3.84% 3
Bristol -15 21 £56,250 +50.00% 2
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 4 £42,500 -
Malvern - 4 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Somerset - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £60,000 -
Bath - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 160 (85.56%) GCIH
2 134 (71.66%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (71.12%) Windows
4 131 (70.05%) Information Security
5 128 (68.45%) Linux
6 114 (60.96%) CISSP
7 108 (57.75%) SANS
8 96 (51.34%) SIEM
8 96 (51.34%) Unix
9 89 (47.59%) Security Operations
10 85 (45.45%) Firewall
11 83 (44.39%) GIAC
12 69 (36.90%) TCP/IP
13 62 (33.16%) Security Operations Centre
14 61 (32.62%) Network Security
14 61 (32.62%) CEH
15 60 (32.09%) Intrusion Detection
16 58 (31.02%) Malware Analysis
17 53 (28.34%) Computer Security
18 52 (27.81%) Security Cleared
18 52 (27.81%) Java
19 49 (26.20%) Vulnerability Management
19 49 (26.20%) CISM
20 45 (24.06%) Management Information System
21 43 (22.99%) SC Cleared
21 43 (22.99%) Security Monitoring
22 42 (22.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 41 (21.93%) DV Cleared
24 40 (21.39%) Network Monitoring
24 40 (21.39%) Software Engineering

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 12 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (45.45%) Firewall
2 69 (36.90%) TCP/IP
3 61 (32.62%) Network Security
4 60 (32.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 34 (18.18%) Internet
6 20 (10.70%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.60%) DNS
7 3 (1.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.07%) HTTP
8 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.07%) VPN
9 1 (0.53%) DHCP
9 1 (0.53%) FTP
9 1 (0.53%) ICMP
9 1 (0.53%) IPv4
9 1 (0.53%) IPv6
9 1 (0.53%) LDAP
9 1 (0.53%) POP3
9 1 (0.53%) SMTP
9 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.16%) Big Data
2 10 (5.35%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.07%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.53%) Maltego
General
1 24 (12.83%) Finance
2 21 (11.23%) Legal
3 11 (5.88%) Military
4 8 (4.28%) Banking
5 4 (2.14%) Games
5 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (70.05%) Analyst
2 66 (35.29%) Security Analyst
3 50 (26.74%) SOC Analyst
4 41 (21.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 37 (19.79%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (13.90%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (10.70%) Malware Analyst
8 18 (9.63%) Senior Security Analyst
9 15 (8.02%) Cybersecurity Investigator
9 15 (8.02%) Security Investigator
10 14 (7.49%) Consultant
10 14 (7.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 14 (7.49%) Security Consultant
11 12 (6.42%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 10 (5.35%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 9 (4.81%) Forensic Consultant
13 9 (4.81%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.81%) Information Security Analyst
13 9 (4.81%) Security Incident Consultant
14 8 (4.28%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.04%) .NET
2 11 (5.88%) HTML
3 7 (3.74%) ZeroMQ
4 5 (2.67%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) Middleware
5 1 (0.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 62 (33.16%) Security Operations Centre
2 45 (24.06%) Management Information System
3 29 (15.51%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.53%) Blog
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.53%) PKI
10 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (71.12%) Windows
2 128 (68.45%) Linux
3 96 (51.34%) Unix
4 12 (6.42%) CentOS
4 12 (6.42%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (71.66%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (70.05%) Information Security
3 96 (51.34%) SIEM
4 89 (47.59%) Security Operations
5 58 (31.02%) Malware Analysis
6 53 (28.34%) Computer Security
7 49 (26.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 43 (22.99%) Security Monitoring
9 42 (22.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 40 (21.39%) Network Monitoring
10 40 (21.39%) Software Engineering
11 38 (20.32%) Forensic Analysis
12 36 (19.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 36 (19.25%) Threat Intelligence
13 33 (17.65%) Mentoring
14 31 (16.58%) Coaching
15 29 (15.51%) Incident Management
15 29 (15.51%) Threat Analysis
16 28 (14.97%) Analytics
16 28 (14.97%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.81%) Java
2 38 (20.32%) SQL
3 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.88%) C#
5 8 (4.28%) C
6 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.07%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 160 (85.56%) GCIH
2 114 (60.96%) CISSP
3 108 (57.75%) SANS
4 83 (44.39%) GIAC
5 61 (32.62%) CEH
6 52 (27.81%) Security Cleared
7 49 (26.20%) CISM
8 43 (22.99%) SC Cleared
9 41 (21.93%) DV Cleared
10 36 (19.25%) GCED
11 33 (17.65%) GSEC
12 31 (16.58%) CREST Certified
13 26 (13.90%) Network+ Certification
14 22 (11.76%) CNA
14 22 (11.76%) Novell Certification
15 16 (8.56%) GREM
16 11 (5.88%) CHFI
16 11 (5.88%) Degree
16 11 (5.88%) GAWN
16 11 (5.88%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.35%) NIST 800
3 4 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) COSO
5 1 (0.53%) GPG13
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.53%) SAS 70
System Software
1 35 (18.72%) Snort
2 18 (9.63%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (6.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (18.18%) CSIRT
1 34 (18.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 25 (13.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 19 (10.16%) EnCase
3 19 (10.16%) FTK
4 18 (9.63%) Nmap
5 10 (5.35%) Nessus
5 10 (5.35%) QRadar
6 9 (4.81%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (4.28%) RSA enVision
8 7 (3.74%) Grafana
9 3 (1.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (1.07%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (1.07%) Graphite
10 2 (1.07%) Kibana
10 2 (1.07%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.53%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.53%) SCCM
11 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (20.32%) ArcSight
2 36 (19.25%) LogRhythm
3 26 (13.90%) FireEye
4 21 (11.23%) Sun
5 13 (6.95%) Cisco
5 13 (6.95%) McAfee
6 10 (5.35%) BeyondTrust
6 10 (5.35%) Oracle
7 8 (4.28%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.28%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.28%) Dell
8 7 (3.74%) Apple
8 7 (3.74%) Google
8 7 (3.74%) Splunk
9 6 (3.21%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.60%) Intel
10 3 (1.60%) Juniper
10 3 (1.60%) VMware
11 1 (0.53%) CA
11 1 (0.53%) Sourcefire
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