Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1072 1118 1212
Rank change year-on-year +46 +94 -2
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 139 104 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.055% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 71 90 93
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% -7.69% +36.84%
10th Percentile £38,250 £38,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,000 £80,375 £82,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £52,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +0.47% -18.85% +44.44%

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 43206 49488 60078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.15% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33198 39694 48014
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 +82 135 £52,500 -12.50% 3
London +32 81 £52,500 -26.32%
UK excluding London +59 53 £53,000 +0.47% 3
South West +40 31 £46,250 -15.91%
Midlands +35 10 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +18 9 £50,000 - 1
South East +42 8 £82,500 +37.50% 1
North of England +18 3 £53,000 +43.24% 1
North West - 3 £53,000 - 1
East of England +11 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 123 (88.49%) GCIH
2 97 (69.78%) Information Security
2 97 (69.78%) SIEM
3 93 (66.91%) Windows
4 88 (63.31%) Linux
5 78 (56.12%) Cybersecurity
6 75 (53.96%) GIAC
7 71 (51.08%) SANS
8 68 (48.92%) Firewall
9 63 (45.32%) CISSP
10 61 (43.88%) Security Operations
11 60 (43.17%) Network Security
12 48 (34.53%) Management Information System
12 48 (34.53%) Virtual Machines
13 45 (32.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 44 (31.65%) Information Assurance
14 44 (31.65%) TCP/IP
14 44 (31.65%) Cyberthreat
15 39 (28.06%) CSIRT
16 38 (27.34%) CREST Certified
16 38 (27.34%) Security Cleared
17 37 (26.62%) Unix
18 35 (25.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
19 34 (24.46%) Oracle
19 34 (24.46%) QRadar
20 33 (23.74%) Degree
21 32 (23.02%) Computer Science
22 31 (22.30%) ITIL
22 31 (22.30%) 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 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (48.92%) Firewall
2 60 (43.17%) Network Security
3 44 (31.65%) TCP/IP
4 21 (15.11%) Internet
4 21 (15.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.32%) LAN
5 6 (4.32%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) MySQL
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
General
1 29 (20.86%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Legal
3 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.16%) Military
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (76.98%) Analyst
2 68 (48.92%) Security Analyst
3 37 (26.62%) SOC Analyst
4 26 (18.71%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (11.51%) Cisco Analyst
5 16 (11.51%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 16 (11.51%) Incident Analyst
6 13 (9.35%) Consultant
6 13 (9.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 13 (9.35%) Senior Security Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Check Point Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Information Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Information Security Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Junior
8 7 (5.04%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.04%) Security Specialist
8 7 (5.04%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (34.53%) Management Information System
2 44 (31.65%) Cyberthreat
3 32 (23.02%) Computer Science
4 29 (20.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (8.63%) Reinsurance
6 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.32%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (2.16%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.44%) CESG
10 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.44%) Fintech
11 1 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (66.91%) Windows
2 88 (63.31%) Linux
3 37 (26.62%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) CentOS
4 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (69.78%) Information Security
1 97 (69.78%) SIEM
2 78 (56.12%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (43.88%) Security Operations
4 44 (31.65%) Information Assurance
5 35 (25.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 31 (22.30%) ITIL
6 31 (22.30%) Service Management
7 30 (21.58%) Computer Security
8 29 (20.86%) Mentoring
9 26 (18.71%) Malware Analysis
10 25 (17.99%) Coaching
10 25 (17.99%) ITSM
10 25 (17.99%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (17.27%) Network Monitoring
11 24 (17.27%) Threat Analysis
11 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 23 (16.55%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 23 (16.55%) Threat Intelligence
13 22 (15.83%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.11%) Java
2 14 (10.07%) SQL
3 11 (7.91%) C
4 2 (1.44%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
5 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (88.49%) GCIH
2 75 (53.96%) GIAC
3 71 (51.08%) SANS
4 63 (45.32%) CISSP
5 38 (27.34%) CREST Certified
5 38 (27.34%) Security Cleared
6 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
7 33 (23.74%) Degree
8 26 (18.71%) DV Cleared
9 17 (12.23%) CISM
9 17 (12.23%) GSEC
10 15 (10.79%) Network+ Certification
11 13 (9.35%) Novell Certification
12 10 (7.19%) CEH
12 10 (7.19%) GCFA
13 8 (5.76%) GCED
14 6 (4.32%) CCNA
14 6 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (4.32%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (4.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (32.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (12.95%) NIST 800
3 10 (7.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (34.53%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (28.06%) CSIRT
2 34 (24.46%) QRadar
3 28 (20.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 26 (18.71%) Nessus
5 15 (10.79%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (2.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.88%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (1.44%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (1.44%) EnCase
8 2 (1.44%) FTK
Vendors
1 34 (24.46%) Oracle
2 26 (18.71%) BeyondTrust
3 22 (15.83%) McAfee
4 19 (13.67%) Cisco
5 15 (10.79%) Blue Coat
5 15 (10.79%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.79%) Dell
5 15 (10.79%) FireEye
6 9 (6.47%) ArcSight
6 9 (6.47%) Sun
7 7 (5.04%) Splunk
8 4 (2.88%) NetWitness
8 4 (2.88%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.88%) Trend Micro
9 3 (2.16%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.44%) Intel
11 1 (0.72%) VMware