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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 634 738 832
Rank change year-on-year +104 +94  
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 220 214 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.74% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 145 161 94
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.31% +11.50%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GIAC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GIAC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 219 £65,000 +8.33% 18
London +97 131 £70,000 +3.70% 13
South West +36 26 £55,000 -14.06%
West Midlands +42 24 £45,000 -20.00% 1
South East +55 18 £51,250 -14.58% 2
Bristol +14 16 £70,000 +27.27%
Warwickshire +38 13 £40,000 -15.78% 1
City of London +45 12 £55,000 -13.38% 1
Warwick +43 9 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Hampshire +28 9 £38,500 -23.00%
Birmingham +23 7 £45,000 -41.93%
Yorkshire +22 7 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Leeds +13 7 £70,000 +33.33% 2
West Yorkshire +9 7 £70,000 +40.00% 2
Gloucestershire -4 7 £37,500 -46.42%
East of England +12 5 £65,000 +32.58%
Oxfordshire +7 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Solihull -14 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Berkshire +34 4 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £65,000 +36.84%
Hemel Hempstead -3 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Basingstoke - 3 £42,500 -
Malvern - 3 £50,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £77,500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £50,000 -
Cheltenham +7 2 £37,500 -48.27%
Farnborough +3 2 £33,500 -37.67%
Gloucester -1 2 £48,750 -17.02%
Cambridge - 2 £85,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 299 (65.00%) Information Security
2 288 (62.61%) CISSP
3 208 (45.22%) Cybersecurity
4 195 (42.39%) SIEM
5 192 (41.74%) CISM
6 185 (40.22%) SANS
7 168 (36.52%) Linux
8 162 (35.22%) Finance
9 152 (33.04%) Windows
10 148 (32.17%) Firewall
11 129 (28.04%) GCIH
12 128 (27.83%) Security Operations
13 125 (27.17%) Vulnerability Management
14 120 (26.09%) CEH
15 112 (24.35%) Management Information System
16 111 (24.13%) CISA
17 110 (23.91%) Security Cleared
18 103 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
19 98 (21.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 93 (20.22%) Degree
21 88 (19.13%) PCI DSS
22 85 (18.48%) ITIL
23 83 (18.04%) TCP/IP
24 82 (17.83%) GCIA
25 81 (17.61%) Nessus
25 81 (17.61%) Security Monitoring
26 78 (16.96%) Network Security
27 75 (16.30%) DV Cleared
28 70 (15.22%) Information Assurance
29 68 (14.78%) Risk Management

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 23 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.26%) IIS
3 9 (1.96%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.96%) MS Project
3 4 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.83%) SaaS
2 8 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.52%) Office 365
4 6 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 148 (32.17%) Firewall
2 83 (18.04%) TCP/IP
3 78 (16.96%) Network Security
4 48 (10.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (9.13%) Wireshark
6 25 (5.43%) SSL
7 22 (4.78%) DNS
8 21 (4.57%) Internet
8 21 (4.57%) LAN
8 21 (4.57%) WAN
9 19 (4.13%) DHCP
10 17 (3.70%) SNMP
11 14 (3.04%) ICMP
12 13 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (2.83%) IPsec
13 12 (2.61%) Ethernet
13 12 (2.61%) HSRP
13 12 (2.61%) MPLS
13 12 (2.61%) PSTN
13 12 (2.61%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.52%) Big Data
2 14 (3.04%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.96%) Apache Hive
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.09%) ZAP BI
5 4 (0.87%) MySQL
5 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Burp Suite
2 9 (1.96%) JIRA
2 9 (1.96%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.52%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.09%) Redmine
5 4 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.87%) CodeSonar
5 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.87%) git-flow
5 4 (0.87%) Robot Framework
5 4 (0.87%) Selenium
6 2 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) AppScan
General
1 162 (35.22%) Finance
2 57 (12.39%) Banking
3 39 (8.48%) Legal
4 22 (4.78%) Games
5 21 (4.57%) Retail
6 14 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (35.00%) Analyst
2 125 (27.17%) Security Analyst
3 62 (13.48%) SOC Analyst
4 51 (11.09%) Security Engineer
5 47 (10.22%) Architect
6 46 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 46 (10.00%) Security Manager
7 31 (6.74%) Information Security Engineer
7 31 (6.74%) Security Architect
8 29 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
9 27 (5.87%) Consultant
10 24 (5.22%) Information Analyst
10 24 (5.22%) Information Security Analyst
11 22 (4.78%) Senior Manager
12 21 (4.57%) Incident Manager
13 19 (4.13%) Administrator
13 19 (4.13%) Governance Manager
13 19 (4.13%) Security Consultant
14 18 (3.91%) Network Engineer
14 18 (3.91%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.74%) SailPoint
2 16 (3.48%) .NET
3 13 (2.83%) Java EE
4 12 (2.61%) 802.1X
4 12 (2.61%) STL
5 6 (1.30%) RESTful
6 4 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.87%) Django
6 4 (0.87%) LAMP
6 4 (0.87%) Middleware
6 4 (0.87%) Node.js
6 4 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.87%) REST
6 4 (0.87%) SOAP
6 4 (0.87%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.43%) J2EE
8 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 112 (24.35%) Management Information System
2 65 (14.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 42 (9.13%) Data Centre
4 37 (8.04%) Cyberthreat
5 34 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (6.74%) Computer Science
7 20 (4.35%) Cyber Attack
8 17 (3.70%) Cybercrime
9 16 (3.48%) Driving Licence
10 15 (3.26%) iPad
11 13 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.74%) SCADA
13 7 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.52%) PMI
14 5 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
15 3 (0.65%) CESG
15 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
16 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 168 (36.52%) Linux
2 152 (33.04%) Windows
3 66 (14.35%) Unix
4 17 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.61%) Android
6 12 (2.61%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.30%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (65.00%) Information Security
2 208 (45.22%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (42.39%) SIEM
4 128 (27.83%) Security Operations
5 125 (27.17%) Vulnerability Management
6 103 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
7 85 (18.48%) ITIL
8 81 (17.61%) Security Monitoring
9 70 (15.22%) Information Assurance
10 68 (14.78%) Risk Management
11 65 (14.13%) Incident Management
12 62 (13.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 56 (12.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 55 (11.96%) Ethical Hacking
15 53 (11.52%) Mentoring
16 47 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (10.22%) Security Architecture
17 46 (10.00%) OWASP
18 43 (9.35%) Reverse Engineering
19 41 (8.91%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.22%) C
2 43 (9.35%) Python
3 42 (9.13%) Java
4 32 (6.96%) Perl
4 32 (6.96%) SQL
5 24 (5.22%) Bash Shell
5 24 (5.22%) C++
6 18 (3.91%) Korn
6 18 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.48%) C#
8 15 (3.26%) Ruby
9 13 (2.83%) Bourne shell
10 12 (2.61%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.30%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.87%) PHP
12 4 (0.87%) VB
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 288 (62.61%) CISSP
2 192 (41.74%) CISM
3 185 (40.22%) SANS
4 129 (28.04%) GCIH
5 120 (26.09%) CEH
6 111 (24.13%) CISA
7 110 (23.91%) Security Cleared
8 93 (20.22%) Degree
9 82 (17.83%) GCIA
10 75 (16.30%) DV Cleared
11 68 (14.78%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (13.91%) SC Cleared
13 60 (13.04%) CCNA
14 59 (12.83%) CREST Certified
15 55 (11.96%) Network+ Certification
16 52 (11.30%) GSEC
17 45 (9.78%) SSCP
18 44 (9.57%) OSCP
19 42 (9.13%) GPEN
20 41 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (21.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (19.13%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.48%) COBIT
4 9 (1.96%) SSAE 16
5 8 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.65%) QA
8 3 (0.65%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (9.78%) Snort
2 29 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.61%) Firmware
6 5 (1.09%) NFS
6 5 (1.09%) Samba
6 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.87%) Docker
7 4 (0.87%) vSphere
8 3 (0.65%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (17.61%) Nessus
2 52 (11.30%) McAfee ePO
3 39 (8.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 29 (6.30%) CSIRT
5 24 (5.22%) PowerBroker
6 23 (5.00%) Nmap
7 15 (3.26%) RSA enVision
7 15 (3.26%) WSUS
8 11 (2.39%) QRadar
9 10 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (2.17%) Puppet
10 9 (1.96%) EnCase
10 9 (1.96%) OpenVAS
11 7 (1.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 6 (1.30%) Ansible
12 6 (1.30%) logstash
12 6 (1.30%) SCCM
12 6 (1.30%) WMI
13 5 (1.09%) Nagios
13 5 (1.09%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 59 (12.83%) Splunk
2 57 (12.39%) Intel Security
3 54 (11.74%) CyberArk
4 48 (10.43%) Cisco
5 46 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 46 (10.00%) Qualys
6 39 (8.48%) Microsoft
7 30 (6.52%) Aveksa
8 27 (5.87%) Symantec
9 25 (5.43%) FireEye
10 24 (5.22%) Bomgar
10 24 (5.22%) Cybereason
10 24 (5.22%) VMware
11 21 (4.57%) CheckPoint
11 21 (4.57%) Palo Alto
11 21 (4.57%) Sun
12 20 (4.35%) LogRhythm
13 17 (3.70%) F5
14 16 (3.48%) ServiceNow
15 15 (3.26%) LogLogic
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 25% Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Computer Network Defence Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £125000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, family PMI
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £650000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 21 days ago