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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 717 872 900
Rank change year-on-year +155 +28  
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 135 78 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.075% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 92 61 37
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 £42,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,500 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -29.16% +26.31%  

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 29 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 29 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 +138 135 £60,000 - 5
London +121 85 £62,500 -11.66% 2
South East +70 20 £40,000 -27.27%
South West +33 20 £42,500 -30.89% 2
Bristol +9 20 £42,500 -29.16% 2
City of London +59 16 £62,500 -28.36%
Berkshire +43 12 £40,000 -27.27%
Maidenhead - 12 £40,000 -
West Midlands +37 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Hampshire +27 4 £33,500 -
Surrey - 4 £55,000 -
Malvern - 4 £50,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £50,000 -
Feltham - 3 £51,250 -
Birmingham +23 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £65,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 167 (81.07%) GCIH
2 151 (73.30%) Cybersecurity
3 144 (69.90%) CISSP
4 141 (68.45%) Windows
5 136 (66.02%) Linux
6 126 (61.17%) Information Security
7 106 (51.46%) SIEM
8 100 (48.54%) SANS
9 94 (45.63%) CEH
10 86 (41.75%) Unix
10 86 (41.75%) Security Operations
11 84 (40.78%) Firewall
12 82 (39.81%) GIAC
13 69 (33.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 65 (31.55%) Malware Analysis
14 65 (31.55%) TCP/IP
15 60 (29.13%) Security Operations Centre
16 58 (28.16%) Vulnerability Management
17 57 (27.67%) Network Security
18 53 (25.73%) Computer Security
19 52 (25.24%) CISM
20 48 (23.30%) Analytics
21 46 (22.33%) Security Monitoring
22 43 (20.87%) Java
23 40 (19.42%) SQL
23 40 (19.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
24 38 (18.45%) Management Information System
25 36 (17.48%) Forensic Analysis
26 35 (16.99%) Mentoring
27 33 (16.02%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 28 (13.59%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.49%) Apache
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Project
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (40.78%) Firewall
2 69 (33.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 65 (31.55%) TCP/IP
4 57 (27.67%) Network Security
5 18 (8.74%) Internet
6 15 (7.28%) Wireshark
7 11 (5.34%) DNS
8 7 (3.40%) HTTP
8 7 (3.40%) VPN
9 6 (2.91%) DHCP
9 6 (2.91%) FTP
9 6 (2.91%) ICMP
9 6 (2.91%) IPv4
9 6 (2.91%) IPv6
9 6 (2.91%) POP3
9 6 (2.91%) SMTP
9 6 (2.91%) SNMP
9 6 (2.91%) SSL
10 5 (2.43%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.53%) Big Data
2 20 (9.71%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.97%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
General
1 29 (14.08%) Finance
2 21 (10.19%) Legal
3 11 (5.34%) Games
3 11 (5.34%) Military
4 8 (3.88%) Banking
5 5 (2.43%) German Language
6 3 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.97%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 132 (64.08%) Analyst
2 73 (35.44%) Security Analyst
3 48 (23.30%) SOC Analyst
4 42 (20.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 31 (15.05%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (12.62%) Monitoring Analyst
7 20 (9.71%) Malware Analyst
8 17 (8.25%) Applications Support
8 17 (8.25%) Senior Security Analyst
9 15 (7.28%) Support Engineer
10 14 (6.80%) Consultant
11 13 (6.31%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 13 (6.31%) Security Consultant
12 12 (5.83%) Vulnerability Analyst
13 11 (5.34%) Operations Analyst
13 11 (5.34%) Security Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) Security Support Engineer
13 11 (5.34%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
14 10 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 10 (4.85%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.14%) .NET
2 14 (6.80%) ZeroMQ
3 12 (5.83%) JSON
4 11 (5.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 60 (29.13%) Security Operations Centre
2 38 (18.45%) Management Information System
3 33 (16.02%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.80%) Cyber Attack
6 9 (4.37%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.91%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.46%) 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
1 141 (68.45%) Windows
2 136 (66.02%) Linux
3 86 (41.75%) Unix
4 30 (14.56%) Windows Server
5 28 (13.59%) CentOS
6 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.43%) 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
1 151 (73.30%) Cybersecurity
2 126 (61.17%) Information Security
3 106 (51.46%) SIEM
4 86 (41.75%) Security Operations
5 65 (31.55%) Malware Analysis
6 58 (28.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 53 (25.73%) Computer Security
8 48 (23.30%) Analytics
9 46 (22.33%) Security Monitoring
10 36 (17.48%) Forensic Analysis
11 35 (16.99%) Mentoring
12 33 (16.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 32 (15.53%) Incident Management
14 30 (14.56%) Digital Forensics
14 30 (14.56%) Threat Detection
15 29 (14.08%) Presales
16 26 (12.62%) Penetration Testing
17 25 (12.14%) Risk Management
18 24 (11.65%) Computer Forensics
18 24 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.87%) Java
2 40 (19.42%) SQL
3 18 (8.74%) C
4 12 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.34%) C#
6 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.97%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (81.07%) GCIH
2 144 (69.90%) CISSP
3 100 (48.54%) SANS
4 94 (45.63%) CEH
5 82 (39.81%) GIAC
6 52 (25.24%) CISM
7 31 (15.05%) Network+ Certification
8 29 (14.08%) GCED
8 29 (14.08%) Security Cleared
9 25 (12.14%) GSEC
10 24 (11.65%) SC Cleared
11 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (11.17%) GREM
12 22 (10.68%) CNA
12 22 (10.68%) Novell Certification
13 21 (10.19%) CREST Certified
13 21 (10.19%) DV Cleared
14 17 (8.25%) CCNA
15 14 (6.80%) CCNP
16 13 (6.31%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.34%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.43%) 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 (13.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.17%) Snort
3 14 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (19.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 31 (15.05%) CSIRT
3 27 (13.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 15 (7.28%) EnCase
4 15 (7.28%) Grafana
5 14 (6.80%) FTK
6 12 (5.83%) Nmap
7 9 (4.37%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.40%) QRadar
9 6 (2.91%) Nessus
10 5 (2.43%) RSA enVision
11 3 (1.46%) RSA Security Analytics
11 3 (1.46%) WSUS
12 2 (0.97%) Graphite
12 2 (0.97%) Kibana
12 2 (0.97%) RSA Archer
13 1 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
13 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 30 (14.56%) ArcSight
2 28 (13.59%) FireEye
3 22 (10.68%) LogRhythm
4 21 (10.19%) Sun
5 18 (8.74%) Cisco
6 14 (6.80%) Apple
6 14 (6.80%) CheckPoint
6 14 (6.80%) Google
7 11 (5.34%) Intel Security
7 11 (5.34%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.37%) Splunk
9 8 (3.88%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.88%) Dell
10 6 (2.91%) BeyondTrust
10 6 (2.91%) Oracle
10 6 (2.91%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.94%) NetWitness
12 3 (1.46%) HP
12 3 (1.46%) Intel
12 3 (1.46%) Juniper
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