Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 649 1009 1042
Rank change year-on-year +360 +33 +34
Permanent jobs citing GCIA 40 56 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.041% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.18% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 64
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +6.06% -6.60%
10th Percentile £52,500 £26,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £45,625
% change year-on-year +14.29% +15.07% -13.92%

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 10,550 31,415 38,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.27% 22.94% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,917 23,055 28,711
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

GCIA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCIA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GCIA.

Salary trend for GCIA in the UK

GCIA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GCIA over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 2020. 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 +353 31 £63,000 +20.00% 3
UK excluding London +293 27 £60,000 +14.29% 1
London +288 13 £90,000 +89.47% 2
Midlands +124 12 £60,000 +9.09%
West Midlands +96 12 £60,000 +9.09%
Wales - 8 - -
East of England +136 4 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Work from Home +18 3 £57,500 -
South East +202 1 £75,000 +130.77%
South West +116 1 £65,000 -
Scotland +98 1 £56,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 34 (85.00%) GCIH
2 33 (82.50%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (72.50%) SIEM
3 29 (72.50%) Information Security
4 24 (60.00%) Firewall
4 24 (60.00%) Linux
4 24 (60.00%) Security Operations
5 22 (55.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (52.50%) CREST Certified
6 21 (52.50%) CISSP
7 20 (50.00%) Windows
7 20 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 20 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 19 (47.50%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (45.00%) Wireshark
9 18 (45.00%) Azure
9 18 (45.00%) AWS
9 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
10 17 (42.50%) GCFA
11 16 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (37.50%) Cyber Intelligence
12 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
13 13 (32.50%) Degree
13 13 (32.50%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (32.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 13 (32.50%) NIST
14 12 (30.00%) CSIRT
14 12 (30.00%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (30.00%) SANS
14 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell

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 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (45.00%) AWS
1 18 (45.00%) Azure
2 9 (22.50%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Logic Apps
4 2 (5.00%) GCP
5 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) Firewall
2 18 (45.00%) Wireshark
3 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (27.50%) DNS
5 9 (22.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (20.00%) DKIM
6 8 (20.00%) DMARC
6 8 (20.00%) WAN
7 7 (17.50%) LAN
7 7 (17.50%) SSL
7 7 (17.50%) VPN
8 3 (7.50%) tcpdump
9 2 (5.00%) DHCP
9 2 (5.00%) HTTP
9 2 (5.00%) ICMP
9 2 (5.00%) SNMP
10 1 (2.50%) FTP
10 1 (2.50%) IPv4
10 1 (2.50%) POP3
10 1 (2.50%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (17.50%) Investment Banking
4 6 (15.00%) Law
5 4 (10.00%) Legal
6 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.50%) French Language
7 1 (2.50%) German Language
7 1 (2.50%) Italian Language
7 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Security Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Information Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Information Risk Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Risk Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Security Risk Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Operational Security Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Operations Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Security Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Security Operations Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) SOC Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 16 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (22.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (17.50%) Robotics
6 6 (15.00%) Cyberattack
7 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.50%) Cybercrime
8 1 (2.50%) FMCG
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (2.50%) PKI
8 1 (2.50%) PMI
8 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 20 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Kali Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Solaris
4 7 (17.50%) Unix
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (72.50%) Information Security
2 29 (72.50%) SIEM
3 24 (60.00%) Security Operations
4 20 (50.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 20 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 19 (47.50%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (37.50%) Cyber Intelligence
7 13 (32.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 13 (32.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (30.00%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (22.50%) Analytics
9 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (22.50%) Threat Modelling
9 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (20.00%) Database Security
10 8 (20.00%) DevOps
10 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) GCIH
2 21 (52.50%) CISSP
2 21 (52.50%) CREST Certified
3 17 (42.50%) GCFA
4 13 (32.50%) Degree
5 12 (30.00%) SANS
6 11 (27.50%) CEH
7 10 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (20.00%) CISM
8 8 (20.00%) GIAC
9 7 (17.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (17.50%) CCSP
10 5 (12.50%) GREM
11 3 (7.50%) GSEC
12 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
12 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
13 1 (2.50%) CRISC
13 1 (2.50%) CSSLP
13 1 (2.50%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) NIST
2 9 (22.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (17.50%) COBIT
4 5 (12.50%) NIST 800
5 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.50%) GDPR
6 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Snort
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) CSIRT
2 4 (10.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.50%) Graylog
3 1 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.50%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto