Period
to 29 October 2020

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

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 634 790 701
Rank change year-on-year +156 -89 +99
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 54 284 505
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.90% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 44 217 319
Median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £44,325 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +41.30% -3.16%

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 10,567 31,567 39,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.92% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7,932 23,191 28,903
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%

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing GIAC over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 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 +146 46 £57,500 -11.54% 10
UK excluding London +153 29 £57,500 -11.54% 5
London +207 25 £62,500 +4.17% 7
North of England +132 8 £62,500 -3.85%
North West +131 8 £62,500 +31.58%
Work from Home +30 8 £57,000 -36.67% 1
Scotland +94 7 £59,500 -15.00% 2
South East +157 5 £67,500 -14.56%
Midlands +120 4 £51,250 -35.94% 1
East of England +120 3 £56,250 +4.65% 2
West Midlands +103 3 £50,000 -37.50% 1
South West +96 1 £65,000 +18.18%
East Midlands +81 1 £72,500 +9.43%
Northern Ireland +16 1 £60,000 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 36 (66.67%) CISSP
2 33 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (42.59%) Information Security
4 19 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 17 (31.48%) SIEM
6 17 (31.48%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (31.48%) CISM
7 16 (29.63%) Management Information System
7 16 (29.63%) CEH
8 13 (24.07%) Finance
8 13 (24.07%) OSCP
8 13 (24.07%) NIST
9 12 (22.22%) SANS
9 12 (22.22%) Firewall
9 12 (22.22%) CISA
9 12 (22.22%) GCIH
9 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Linux
11 10 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 10 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (18.52%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (16.67%) GPEN
12 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
12 9 (16.67%) GSEC
12 9 (16.67%) Windows
13 8 (14.81%) Python
13 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.81%) GCIA

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Azure
2 6 (11.11%) AWS
3 3 (5.56%) GCP
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
4 2 (3.70%) PaaS
4 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Akamai
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) Firewall
2 10 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (14.81%) Network Security
4 4 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Security Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Security Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
5 5 (9.26%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Incident Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Information Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 10 (18.52%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (7.41%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (7.41%) PKI
5 4 (7.41%) Virtual Team
6 3 (5.56%) Social Media
7 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.70%) FMCG
8 1 (1.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (1.85%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.85%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.85%) MVS
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (42.59%) Information Security
3 18 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 17 (31.48%) SIEM
4 17 (31.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 9 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
9 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 5 (9.26%) DevOps
10 5 (9.26%) OWASP
10 5 (9.26%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (9.26%) Security Management
10 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Python
2 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
2 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (66.67%) CISSP
2 17 (31.48%) CISM
3 16 (29.63%) CEH
4 13 (24.07%) OSCP
5 12 (22.22%) CISA
5 12 (22.22%) GCIH
5 12 (22.22%) SANS
6 9 (16.67%) GPEN
6 9 (16.67%) GSEC
7 8 (14.81%) CREST Certified
7 8 (14.81%) Degree
7 8 (14.81%) GCFA
7 8 (14.81%) GCIA
8 7 (12.96%) CRISC
8 7 (12.96%) SSCP
9 6 (11.11%) CSSLP
10 5 (9.26%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
12 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (24.07%) NIST
3 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
4 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (9.26%) NIST 800
5 3 (5.56%) GDPR
6 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.70%) NCSC
6 2 (3.70%) SLA
7 1 (1.85%) COBIT
7 1 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.85%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.85%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.85%) EnCase
2 1 (1.85%) FTK
2 1 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.85%) Nessus
2 1 (1.85%) QRadar
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Google
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.41%) Splunk
4 2 (3.70%) Carbon Black
4 2 (3.70%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.70%) Proofpoint
4 2 (3.70%) Sophos
4 2 (3.70%) Symantec
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.85%) Cellebrite
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.85%) Meraki
5 1 (1.85%) Qualys
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Tripwire