Period
to 21 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1071 1013 1121
Rank change year-on-year -58 +108 +90
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 117 174 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.099% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 40 134 126
UK median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -15.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £43,625 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,200 £80,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% -23.08% +30.00%

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 41,729 44,688 57,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.67% 25.41% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32,367 35,383 45,949
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 11 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 February 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 -44 116 £55,000 - 12
London +7 74 £60,000 - 6
UK excluding London -51 41 £53,000 +6.00% 7
South West +4 12 £40,500 -22.86% 3
Midlands -8 8 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England - 8 - -
West Midlands -31 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South East -31 6 £82,500 +65.00% 1
North of England +4 4 £53,000 -
North West 0 4 £53,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 109 (93.16%) GCIH
2 86 (73.50%) Information Security
2 86 (73.50%) SIEM
3 74 (63.25%) Linux
4 72 (61.54%) Windows
5 69 (58.97%) Firewall
5 69 (58.97%) GIAC
6 67 (57.26%) Cybersecurity
7 59 (50.43%) Security Operations
8 53 (45.30%) Network Security
9 49 (41.88%) CISSP
10 47 (40.17%) Management Information System
11 46 (39.32%) SANS
12 43 (36.75%) Degree
13 42 (35.90%) TCP/IP
14 41 (35.04%) Virtual Machines
14 41 (35.04%) CSIRT
15 36 (30.77%) Information Assurance
15 36 (30.77%) Oracle
16 35 (29.91%) QRadar
17 34 (29.06%) Computer Science
18 33 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
19 31 (26.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 28 (23.93%) Nessus
20 28 (23.93%) BeyondTrust
21 27 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 27 (23.08%) Unix
22 26 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
23 25 (21.37%) CREST Certified
24 24 (20.51%) GSEC

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 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) GitHub
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (58.97%) Firewall
2 53 (45.30%) Network Security
3 42 (35.90%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (10.26%) Internet
6 11 (9.40%) DNS
6 11 (9.40%) HTTP
7 6 (5.13%) DHCP
7 6 (5.13%) ICMP
7 6 (5.13%) SNMP
8 4 (3.42%) LAN
8 4 (3.42%) WAN
9 3 (2.56%) SMTP
9 3 (2.56%) tcpdump
9 3 (2.56%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.71%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.71%) IPsec
10 2 (1.71%) VLAN
10 2 (1.71%) VoIP
10 2 (1.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) MySQL
2 1 (0.85%) GIS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.13%) JIRA
General
1 22 (18.80%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Legal
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (69.23%) Analyst
2 53 (45.30%) Security Analyst
3 28 (23.93%) SOC Analyst
4 24 (20.51%) Incident Analyst
4 24 (20.51%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (12.82%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) Senior Security Analyst
7 11 (9.40%) Security Incident Analyst
8 10 (8.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Check Point Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Information Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Security Specialist
10 7 (5.98%) SIEM Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Junior
12 5 (4.27%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (40.17%) Management Information System
2 34 (29.06%) Computer Science
3 26 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
4 21 (17.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.98%) Reinsurance
7 6 (5.13%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.42%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.71%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.71%) Fintech
9 2 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.85%) CESG
10 1 (0.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 74 (63.25%) Linux
2 72 (61.54%) Windows
3 27 (23.08%) Unix
4 6 (5.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (73.50%) Information Security
1 86 (73.50%) SIEM
2 67 (57.26%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (50.43%) Security Operations
4 36 (30.77%) Information Assurance
5 33 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (26.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (18.80%) Computer Security
8 21 (17.95%) Malware Analysis
9 20 (17.09%) ITIL
10 18 (15.38%) Service Management
11 17 (14.53%) Mentoring
11 17 (14.53%) Security Monitoring
12 16 (13.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 16 (13.68%) Security Architecture
12 16 (13.68%) Threat Intelligence
13 15 (12.82%) Computer Forensics
13 15 (12.82%) Threat Detection
14 14 (11.97%) Coaching
14 14 (11.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) C
2 17 (14.53%) SQL
3 15 (12.82%) Java
4 7 (5.98%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 109 (93.16%) GCIH
2 69 (58.97%) GIAC
3 49 (41.88%) CISSP
4 46 (39.32%) SANS
5 43 (36.75%) Degree
6 25 (21.37%) CREST Certified
7 24 (20.51%) GSEC
8 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
9 17 (14.53%) CISM
10 16 (13.68%) SC Cleared
11 15 (12.82%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (11.11%) Novell Certification
13 12 (10.26%) DV Cleared
14 10 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (8.55%) GCFA
14 10 (8.55%) SSCP
15 9 (7.69%) CEH
16 8 (6.84%) CCNA
17 7 (5.98%) GCED
18 6 (5.13%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.69%) NIST 800
2 9 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (35.04%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (35.04%) CSIRT
2 35 (29.91%) QRadar
3 28 (23.93%) Nessus
4 19 (16.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (5.98%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (2.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.71%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 36 (30.77%) Oracle
2 28 (23.93%) BeyondTrust
3 13 (11.11%) Splunk
4 12 (10.26%) McAfee
5 11 (9.40%) Cisco
6 9 (7.69%) Sun
7 7 (5.98%) Blue Coat
7 7 (5.98%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.98%) Dell
7 7 (5.98%) FireEye
8 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.27%) NetWitness
9 5 (4.27%) Sourcefire
9 5 (4.27%) Trend Micro
10 4 (3.42%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.71%) Intel
11 2 (1.71%) White Clarke
12 1 (0.85%) VMware