Period
to 23 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 819 1029
Rank change year-on-year -12 +210 +106
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 372 465 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.88% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 283 368 216
UK median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% -3.36%
10th Percentile £36,800 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +10.53%

GIAC 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 42880 52716 59663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 26.79% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32925 42572 47383
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,377 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% -

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GIAC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIAC.

Salary trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIAC over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIAC within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 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 -12 349 £62,500 +4.17% 20
London +36 235 £65,000 +4.00% 9
UK excluding London -43 113 £45,000 -14.29% 14
South East +35 34 £55,000 - 8
Midlands +36 27 £42,500 -19.05% 1
West Midlands +21 26 £42,500 -19.05% 1
South West -40 26 £40,000 -27.27%
North of England -2 23 £60,000 +10.09% 2
Yorkshire +21 19 £73,750 +107.75% 2
East of England -24 2 £75,000 +66.67%
North West -36 2 £46,250 -40.32%
North East - 2 £30,000 -
East Midlands +16 1 £80,000 +52.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing GIAC 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 GIAC.

1 240 (64.52%) Information Security
2 206 (55.38%) SIEM
3 200 (53.76%) CISSP
4 135 (36.29%) Linux
5 133 (35.75%) Finance
6 128 (34.41%) CISM
7 124 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
8 111 (29.84%) Firewall
9 109 (29.30%) GCIH
9 109 (29.30%) Network Security
10 103 (27.69%) Security Operations
10 103 (27.69%) Nessus
11 102 (27.42%) CEH
11 102 (27.42%) CISA
12 95 (25.54%) Security Monitoring
13 87 (23.39%) Degree
14 86 (23.12%) GSEC
15 83 (22.31%) Windows
15 83 (22.31%) SANS
16 78 (20.97%) Splunk
17 76 (20.43%) Vulnerability Management
17 76 (20.43%) CyberArk
17 76 (20.43%) Palo Alto
18 71 (19.09%) Security Architecture
18 71 (19.09%) McAfee
18 71 (19.09%) Banking
19 70 (18.82%) Symantec
19 70 (18.82%) Threat Intelligence
20 68 (18.28%) McAfee ePO
20 68 (18.28%) ArcSight

GIAC
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 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.76%) Office 365
4 8 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.15%) G Suite
4 8 (2.15%) IaaS
4 8 (2.15%) SaaS
4 8 (2.15%) Sumo Logic
5 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 111 (29.84%) Firewall
2 109 (29.30%) Network Security
3 39 (10.48%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.68%) Wireshark
5 30 (8.06%) Internet
6 27 (7.26%) DNS
7 24 (6.45%) DHCP
8 22 (5.91%) Wireless
9 19 (5.11%) IPsec
9 19 (5.11%) VPN
10 17 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (4.30%) SSL
12 12 (3.23%) BGP
12 12 (3.23%) EIGRP
12 12 (3.23%) OSPF
13 10 (2.69%) HTTP
14 9 (2.42%) LAN
14 9 (2.42%) WAN
15 7 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
16 5 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.15%) Big Data
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.54%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (5.38%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.81%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Redmine
3 2 (0.54%) AppScan
3 2 (0.54%) Paros
3 2 (0.54%) WebScarab
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 133 (35.75%) Finance
2 71 (19.09%) Banking
3 37 (9.95%) Legal
4 19 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.08%) Law
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Retail
6 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 159 (42.74%) Analyst
2 114 (30.65%) Security Analyst
3 72 (19.35%) SOC Analyst
4 35 (9.41%) Security Manager
5 30 (8.06%) Information Analyst
5 30 (8.06%) Information Security Analyst
5 30 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.53%) Architect
6 28 (7.53%) Security Architect
7 23 (6.18%) Consultant
7 23 (6.18%) Information Security Manager
8 22 (5.91%) Finance Manager
8 22 (5.91%) Information Manager
8 22 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (5.38%) Head of Information
9 20 (5.38%) Head of Information Security
9 20 (5.38%) Head of Security
10 19 (5.11%) Head of Finance
11 18 (4.84%) Cisco Analyst
11 18 (4.84%) Cisco Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.98%) SailPoint
2 29 (7.80%) Web Services
3 14 (3.76%) .NET
4 12 (3.23%) RESTful
5 4 (1.08%) CGI
5 4 (1.08%) HTML
5 4 (1.08%) Middleware
5 4 (1.08%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.94%) Cyberthreat
2 53 (14.25%) Management Information System
3 52 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (13.98%) Computer Science
4 37 (9.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 26 (6.99%) Cyber Attack
6 20 (5.38%) iPad
7 11 (2.96%) SCADA
8 9 (2.42%) PKI
9 6 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.61%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.08%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.08%) Fintech
12 3 (0.81%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.81%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 135 (36.29%) Linux
2 83 (22.31%) Windows
3 34 (9.14%) Unix
4 23 (6.18%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.34%) CentOS
6 5 (1.34%) Debian
6 5 (1.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.81%) Android
7 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.27%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (64.52%) Information Security
2 206 (55.38%) SIEM
3 124 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 103 (27.69%) Security Operations
5 95 (25.54%) Security Monitoring
6 76 (20.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 71 (19.09%) Security Architecture
8 70 (18.82%) Threat Intelligence
9 66 (17.74%) Analytics
10 64 (17.20%) Incident Management
11 60 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 52 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
13 51 (13.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 46 (12.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 45 (12.10%) Information Assurance
16 38 (10.22%) Risk Management
17 35 (9.41%) Performance Management
18 32 (8.60%) ITIL
19 30 (8.06%) Privileged Access Management
20 27 (7.26%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.68%) Java
2 33 (8.87%) Python
3 21 (5.65%) Perl
4 18 (4.84%) C
5 15 (4.03%) Korn
5 15 (4.03%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.76%) Ruby
7 13 (3.49%) C++
7 13 (3.49%) SQL
8 12 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.69%) C#
10 7 (1.88%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.34%) C-shell
12 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.81%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 200 (53.76%) CISSP
2 128 (34.41%) CISM
3 109 (29.30%) GCIH
4 102 (27.42%) CEH
4 102 (27.42%) CISA
5 87 (23.39%) Degree
6 86 (23.12%) GSEC
7 83 (22.31%) SANS
8 63 (16.94%) CREST Certified
9 61 (16.40%) GCIA
10 55 (14.78%) Security Cleared
11 54 (14.52%) GISF
12 52 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (11.29%) SC Cleared
14 37 (9.95%) DV Cleared
15 28 (7.53%) SSCP
16 26 (6.99%) CCNA
17 25 (6.72%) CCNP
17 25 (6.72%) GPEN
18 20 (5.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (9.41%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.96%) NIST 800
4 9 (2.42%) QA
5 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.61%) COBIT
7 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.81%) SLA
9 2 (0.54%) BS25999
9 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.54%) GDPR
10 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (17.47%) Snort
2 31 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (5.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.88%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.34%) pfSense
6 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) Samba
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.81%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 103 (27.69%) Nessus
2 68 (18.28%) McAfee ePO
3 47 (12.63%) SCCM
4 45 (12.10%) QRadar
5 37 (9.95%) Nexpose
6 30 (8.06%) Nmap
7 29 (7.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 28 (7.53%) PowerBroker
9 26 (6.99%) OpenVAS
10 23 (6.18%) Core Impact
10 23 (6.18%) WSUS
11 22 (5.91%) CSIRT
11 22 (5.91%) RSA Security Analytics
12 19 (5.11%) EnCase
12 19 (5.11%) RSA enVision
13 15 (4.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (1.34%) FortiGate
15 4 (1.08%) Defensics
15 4 (1.08%) Puppet
16 3 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (20.97%) Splunk
2 76 (20.43%) CyberArk
2 76 (20.43%) Palo Alto
3 71 (19.09%) McAfee
4 70 (18.82%) Symantec
5 68 (18.28%) ArcSight
6 58 (15.59%) LogRhythm
7 56 (15.05%) Qualys
8 52 (13.98%) Aveksa
9 51 (13.71%) Cisco
10 37 (9.95%) AlienVault
11 34 (9.14%) SolarWinds
12 32 (8.60%) Microsoft
13 28 (7.53%) Bomgar
14 27 (7.26%) CheckPoint
15 26 (6.99%) Oracle
16 21 (5.65%) FireEye
17 20 (5.38%) Blue Coat
18 19 (5.11%) LogLogic
18 19 (5.11%) NetWitness