Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1041 1094 1210
Rank change year-on-year +53 +116 +18
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 122 123 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.064% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 69 108 91
UK median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £38,340 £38,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +33.33%

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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Top 9 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 18 October 2017. 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 +80 119 £52,500 -17.65% 8
London -4 67 £52,500 -27.59% 6
UK excluding London +74 51 £55,000 - 2
South West +30 34 £57,500 +2.22%
South East +48 8 £82,500 +55.66% 1
Midlands +43 8 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 - 1
North of England +17 1 £53,000 +43.24%
North West - 1 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 110 (90.16%) GCIH
2 88 (72.13%) SIEM
3 85 (69.67%) Information Security
4 82 (67.21%) Windows
5 79 (64.75%) Linux
6 68 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (50.82%) GIAC
8 60 (49.18%) SANS
9 57 (46.72%) Firewall
10 54 (44.26%) Security Operations
11 53 (43.44%) CISSP
12 49 (40.16%) Network Security
13 42 (34.43%) Security Cleared
13 42 (34.43%) Virtual Machines
14 41 (33.61%) Cyberthreat
15 40 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 40 (32.79%) Management Information System
16 38 (31.15%) Information Assurance
17 37 (30.33%) SC Cleared
18 36 (29.51%) TCP/IP
19 35 (28.69%) CREST Certified
20 32 (26.23%) Unix
20 32 (26.23%) DV Cleared
21 28 (22.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 28 (22.95%) Oracle
21 28 (22.95%) QRadar
21 28 (22.95%) Security Operations Centre
21 28 (22.95%) CSIRT
22 27 (22.13%) Finance
23 26 (21.31%) Service Management

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 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) IaaS
1 1 (0.82%) PaaS
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (46.72%) Firewall
2 49 (40.16%) Network Security
3 36 (29.51%) TCP/IP
4 24 (19.67%) Internet
5 12 (9.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.92%) LAN
6 6 (4.92%) WAN
7 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
General
1 27 (22.13%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.28%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (78.69%) Analyst
2 61 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 36 (29.51%) SOC Analyst
4 19 (15.57%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (13.11%) Cisco Analyst
5 16 (13.11%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Check Point Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Information Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Information Security Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Incident Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Investigator
10 6 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Security Investigator
10 6 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.61%) Cyberthreat
2 40 (32.79%) Management Information System
3 28 (22.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 22 (18.03%) Computer Science
5 12 (9.84%) Reinsurance
6 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.10%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.64%) CESG
8 2 (1.64%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (67.21%) Windows
2 79 (64.75%) Linux
3 32 (26.23%) Unix
4 1 (0.82%) CentOS
4 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (72.13%) SIEM
2 85 (69.67%) Information Security
3 68 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
4 54 (44.26%) Security Operations
5 38 (31.15%) Information Assurance
6 28 (22.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 26 (21.31%) Coaching
7 26 (21.31%) ITIL
7 26 (21.31%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (21.31%) Service Management
8 25 (20.49%) Mentoring
9 24 (19.67%) Software Engineering
10 23 (18.85%) Computer Security
10 23 (18.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 23 (18.85%) Malware Analysis
10 23 (18.85%) Security Architecture
10 23 (18.85%) Threat Intelligence
11 22 (18.03%) ITSM
11 22 (18.03%) Threat Analysis
12 21 (17.21%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) Java
2 6 (4.92%) SQL
3 4 (3.28%) C
4 2 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.82%) Perl
5 1 (0.82%) PHP
5 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (90.16%) GCIH
2 62 (50.82%) GIAC
3 60 (49.18%) SANS
4 53 (43.44%) CISSP
5 42 (34.43%) Security Cleared
6 37 (30.33%) SC Cleared
7 35 (28.69%) CREST Certified
8 32 (26.23%) DV Cleared
9 22 (18.03%) Degree
10 12 (9.84%) GSEC
11 8 (6.56%) CISM
11 8 (6.56%) GCFA
12 7 (5.74%) GREM
12 7 (5.74%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (5.74%) Novell Certification
13 6 (4.92%) CEH
13 6 (4.92%) GCED
13 6 (4.92%) SSCP
14 5 (4.10%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (4.10%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (32.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.93%) NIST 800
3 8 (6.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (34.43%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (7.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (22.95%) CSIRT
1 28 (22.95%) QRadar
2 20 (16.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 20 (16.39%) Nessus
3 15 (12.30%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.92%) EnCase
4 6 (4.92%) FTK
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.64%) Nmap
6 2 (1.64%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.64%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 28 (22.95%) Oracle
2 21 (17.21%) McAfee
3 20 (16.39%) BeyondTrust
4 19 (15.57%) Cisco
5 17 (13.93%) FireEye
6 15 (12.30%) Blue Coat
6 15 (12.30%) CheckPoint
6 15 (12.30%) Dell
7 13 (10.66%) ArcSight
8 10 (8.20%) LogRhythm
9 6 (4.92%) Splunk
10 4 (3.28%) Sun
11 2 (1.64%) NetWitness
11 2 (1.64%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.64%) Trend Micro