Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 738 845
Rank change year-on-year +59 +107 +222
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 565 457 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.04% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 405 321 410
UK median annual salary £52,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.23% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -13.04% +15.00%

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 41,466 44,083 58,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.62% 25.42% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,170 34,886 46,558
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +53 542 £52,500 -19.23% 28
UK excluding London +60 284 £50,000 - 17
London +27 265 £60,000 -14.29% 13
South East +86 136 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East of England +21 48 £49,000 -24.62% 6
South West -51 36 £45,000 -10.00%
North of England +12 34 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Midlands +7 22 £58,750 +38.24% 1
North West +9 20 £50,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire +22 14 £60,000 +11.63% 4
West Midlands -13 14 £45,500 +7.06% 1
East Midlands - 8 £60,000 -
Wales +13 6 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Scotland -36 2 £66,250 -22.06%

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT jobs citing GIAC 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 GIAC.

1 427 (75.58%) CISSP
2 321 (56.81%) Information Security
3 245 (43.36%) CISM
4 232 (41.06%) SIEM
5 222 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
6 194 (34.34%) Finance
7 191 (33.81%) Firewall
8 176 (31.15%) SANS
9 169 (29.91%) Network Security
10 168 (29.73%) Security Operations
11 161 (28.50%) CEH
12 155 (27.43%) CISA
12 155 (27.43%) Linux
13 145 (25.66%) Windows
14 142 (25.13%) SSCP
15 134 (23.72%) Vulnerability Management
16 130 (23.01%) Management Information System
17 119 (21.06%) GCIH
18 107 (18.94%) Microsoft
19 103 (18.23%) Security Architecture
20 102 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
21 96 (16.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 90 (15.93%) TCP/IP
23 88 (15.58%) Degree
24 87 (15.40%) Penetration Testing
24 87 (15.40%) Threat Intelligence
25 85 (15.04%) CompTIA Security+
26 82 (14.51%) Unix
27 81 (14.34%) Python
28 72 (12.74%) Cisco

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 34 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.83%) Apache
3 9 (1.59%) Apache Pig
4 6 (1.06%) JBoss
5 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.85%) Office 365
2 46 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.02%) OneDrive
4 17 (3.01%) Mimecast
5 12 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (1.77%) SaaS
7 8 (1.42%) IaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.71%) G Suite
8 4 (0.71%) PaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 191 (33.81%) Firewall
2 169 (29.91%) Network Security
3 90 (15.93%) TCP/IP
4 31 (5.49%) HTTP
5 30 (5.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (3.19%) DNS
6 18 (3.19%) IPsec
6 18 (3.19%) SNMP
7 17 (3.01%) DKIM
7 17 (3.01%) DMARC
8 16 (2.83%) SSL
8 16 (2.83%) Wireless
9 14 (2.48%) FCoE
10 12 (2.12%) SMTP
10 12 (2.12%) VPN
11 10 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (1.77%) FTP
11 10 (1.77%) LAN
11 10 (1.77%) tcpdump
11 10 (1.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.54%) Big Data
2 17 (3.01%) MySQL
3 9 (1.59%) Apache Hive
3 9 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.42%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.18%) Maltego
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (3.89%) JIRA
2 14 (2.48%) Redmine
3 8 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.42%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.42%) CodeSonar
3 8 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.42%) git-flow
3 8 (1.42%) Robot Framework
3 8 (1.42%) Selenium
4 6 (1.06%) AppScan
4 6 (1.06%) Burp Suite
5 5 (0.88%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.53%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.18%) Paros
General
1 194 (34.34%) Finance
2 67 (11.86%) Banking
3 33 (5.84%) Legal
4 22 (3.89%) Games
5 16 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.42%) Law
6 8 (1.42%) Retail
7 6 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.71%) Local Government
9 4 (0.71%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (38.76%) Analyst
2 165 (29.20%) Security Analyst
3 100 (17.70%) Security Engineer
4 78 (13.81%) Information Analyst
4 78 (13.81%) Information Security Analyst
5 37 (6.55%) Consultant
6 36 (6.37%) Architect
6 36 (6.37%) Security Architect
7 35 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (5.49%) SOC Analyst
9 25 (4.42%) Incident Analyst
9 25 (4.42%) Operations Analyst
9 25 (4.42%) Security Operations Analyst
10 22 (3.89%) SIEM Analyst
11 21 (3.72%) Security Consultant
11 21 (3.72%) Security Manager
11 21 (3.72%) Senior Security Analyst
12 20 (3.54%) Network Engineer
12 20 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (3.01%) Senior Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.83%) REST
1 16 (2.83%) SOAP
2 13 (2.30%) Java EE
2 13 (2.30%) STL
3 12 (2.12%) Web Services
4 11 (1.95%) .NET
4 11 (1.95%) LDAP
5 8 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.42%) Django
5 8 (1.42%) LAMP
5 8 (1.42%) Node.js
5 8 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.42%) Spring MVC
6 7 (1.24%) Middleware
6 7 (1.24%) OAuth
6 7 (1.24%) OpenID
6 7 (1.24%) SAML
7 6 (1.06%) J2EE
7 6 (1.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 130 (23.01%) Management Information System
2 70 (12.39%) Cyberthreat
3 60 (10.62%) Computer Science
4 49 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (6.02%) PKI
6 23 (4.07%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (3.01%) Smart Meter
8 16 (2.83%) Cyber Defence
9 12 (2.12%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 10 (1.77%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.59%) Fintech
13 8 (1.42%) CESG
13 8 (1.42%) Reinsurance
14 6 (1.06%) Cybercrime
14 6 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.88%) SCADA
16 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 3 (0.53%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 155 (27.43%) Linux
2 145 (25.66%) Windows
3 82 (14.51%) Unix
4 12 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.95%) Android
5 11 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.59%) FreeBSD
6 9 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.24%) CentOS
7 7 (1.24%) Kali Linux
7 7 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.06%) Debian
9 3 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (56.81%) Information Security
2 232 (41.06%) SIEM
3 222 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
4 168 (29.73%) Security Operations
5 134 (23.72%) Vulnerability Management
6 103 (18.23%) Security Architecture
7 87 (15.40%) Penetration Testing
7 87 (15.40%) Threat Intelligence
8 72 (12.74%) Data Loss Prevention
9 64 (11.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 63 (11.15%) Risk Management
11 60 (10.62%) Information Assurance
11 60 (10.62%) Security Management
12 56 (9.91%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 52 (9.20%) Security Monitoring
13 52 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 51 (9.03%) Risk Assessment
15 48 (8.50%) Risk Analysis
16 45 (7.96%) Information Security Management
17 41 (7.26%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.34%) Python
2 68 (12.04%) Bash Shell
3 56 (9.91%) Perl
4 53 (9.38%) C
4 53 (9.38%) C#
5 51 (9.03%) PowerShell
6 48 (8.50%) Korn
6 48 (8.50%) Ruby
7 34 (6.02%) Bourne shell
8 25 (4.42%) Java
9 23 (4.07%) C++
10 21 (3.72%) SQL
11 18 (3.19%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.65%) PHP
13 14 (2.48%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 427 (75.58%) CISSP
2 245 (43.36%) CISM
3 176 (31.15%) SANS
4 161 (28.50%) CEH
5 155 (27.43%) CISA
6 142 (25.13%) SSCP
7 119 (21.06%) GCIH
8 102 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
9 88 (15.58%) Degree
10 85 (15.04%) CompTIA Security+
11 70 (12.39%) GCIA
12 68 (12.04%) Security Cleared
13 56 (9.91%) CREST Certified
14 54 (9.56%) OSCP
15 53 (9.38%) CSSLP
16 51 (9.03%) CRISC
17 49 (8.67%) CCNP
18 46 (8.14%) CCNA
19 38 (6.73%) Network+ Certification
19 38 (6.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (16.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (8.14%) PCI DSS
3 40 (7.08%) GDPR
4 14 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 14 (2.48%) NIST 800
5 11 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.24%) COBIT
7 5 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.71%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.71%) MiFID
8 4 (0.71%) QA
9 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 42 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
2 41 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (5.13%) Snort
4 14 (2.48%) NFS
4 14 (2.48%) Samba
4 14 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.48%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.42%) Docker
5 8 (1.42%) vSphere
6 6 (1.06%) pfSense
7 5 (0.88%) Firmware
8 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (9.91%) Nessus
2 49 (8.67%) QRadar
3 41 (7.26%) CSIRT
4 29 (5.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 23 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
5 23 (4.07%) Puppet
6 20 (3.54%) OpenVAS
7 19 (3.36%) EnCase
8 15 (2.65%) SCCM
9 14 (2.48%) Ansible
9 14 (2.48%) Nagios
9 14 (2.48%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.30%) RSA Security Analytics
11 9 (1.59%) Juniper STRM
11 9 (1.59%) RSA enVision
12 8 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.42%) Salt
12 8 (1.42%) Suricata
13 7 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 107 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.74%) Cisco
3 54 (9.56%) Symantec
4 47 (8.32%) McAfee
5 46 (8.14%) CheckPoint
6 38 (6.73%) Oracle
7 34 (6.02%) Splunk
8 33 (5.84%) Palo Alto
9 32 (5.66%) Juniper
10 30 (5.31%) Forcepoint
11 29 (5.13%) BeyondTrust
11 29 (5.13%) Sophos
12 28 (4.96%) F5
13 23 (4.07%) Qualys
14 22 (3.89%) Fortinet
15 21 (3.72%) SolarWinds
16 20 (3.54%) LogRhythm
16 20 (3.54%) VMware
17 19 (3.36%) Varonis
18 18 (3.19%) Sun