Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 776 763 939
Rank change year-on-year -13 +176 +194
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 420 496 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.99% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 309 385 320
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,550 £38,975
90th Percentile £91,000 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +21.05%

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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 15 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 21 October 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 -29 386 £57,500 -4.17% 17
London +37 233 £62,500 -3.85% 8
UK excluding London -62 157 £47,500 -5.00% 10
South East +29 65 £52,500 +5.00% 6
North of England +15 30 £60,000 +18.23% 1
South West -61 30 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +40 19 £42,500 -19.05% 1
West Midlands +19 18 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Yorkshire +22 17 £60,000 +33.33%
North West -13 13 £50,000 -13.04% 1
East of England -3 9 £49,000 +15.29% 1
Wales +22 2 £55,000 +4.76%
East Midlands +36 1 £100,000 +138.10%
Scotland -10 1 £80,000 +73.91% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 260 (61.90%) Information Security
2 259 (61.67%) CISSP
3 203 (48.33%) SIEM
4 168 (40.00%) CISM
5 160 (38.10%) Finance
6 154 (36.67%) Firewall
7 150 (35.71%) Linux
8 144 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
9 141 (33.57%) Network Security
10 111 (26.43%) CEH
11 109 (25.95%) Windows
11 109 (25.95%) Security Operations
12 107 (25.48%) GCIH
13 98 (23.33%) CISA
13 98 (23.33%) Security Architecture
14 91 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
15 86 (20.48%) SANS
16 85 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 82 (19.52%) Nessus
18 79 (18.81%) Cisco Certification
18 79 (18.81%) Security Monitoring
19 77 (18.33%) Threat Intelligence
20 75 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
20 75 (17.86%) GSEC
21 74 (17.62%) Management Information System
22 69 (16.43%) Splunk
22 69 (16.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 69 (16.43%) Degree
23 68 (16.19%) Symantec
24 67 (15.95%) McAfee

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 10 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.71%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.76%) Office 365
4 12 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (2.86%) G Suite
4 12 (2.86%) IaaS
4 12 (2.86%) SaaS
4 12 (2.86%) Sumo Logic
5 10 (2.38%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 154 (36.67%) Firewall
2 141 (33.57%) Network Security
3 57 (13.57%) TCP/IP
4 27 (6.43%) DNS
5 24 (5.71%) IPsec
6 21 (5.00%) DHCP
6 21 (5.00%) HTTP
7 20 (4.76%) Wireshark
8 18 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (4.05%) SSL
9 17 (4.05%) Wireless
10 15 (3.57%) Internet
10 15 (3.57%) VPN
11 11 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.62%) FCoE
11 11 (2.62%) SNMP
12 9 (2.14%) HTTPS
12 9 (2.14%) LAN
12 9 (2.14%) WAN
13 8 (1.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.43%) Big Data
2 5 (1.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.71%) Apache Hive
3 3 (0.71%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.33%) Metasploit
2 13 (3.10%) JIRA
3 11 (2.62%) Redmine
4 3 (0.71%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.48%) AppScan
5 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.48%) CodeSonar
5 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.48%) git-flow
5 2 (0.48%) Paros
5 2 (0.48%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.48%) Selenium
5 2 (0.48%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 160 (38.10%) Finance
2 65 (15.48%) Banking
3 41 (9.76%) Legal
4 16 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.19%) Law
6 4 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
7 2 (0.48%) Marketing
7 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 184 (43.81%) Analyst
2 137 (32.62%) Security Analyst
3 61 (14.52%) Information Analyst
3 61 (14.52%) Information Security Analyst
4 49 (11.67%) SOC Analyst
5 38 (9.05%) Architect
5 38 (9.05%) Security Architect
6 26 (6.19%) Consultant
6 26 (6.19%) Security Engineer
6 26 (6.19%) Security Manager
7 22 (5.24%) Finance Manager
7 22 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
8 20 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
8 20 (4.76%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 20 (4.76%) Information Manager
8 20 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
9 18 (4.29%) Head of Information Security
9 18 (4.29%) Head of Security
10 17 (4.05%) Head of Information
10 17 (4.05%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.76%) SailPoint
2 37 (8.81%) Web Services
3 12 (2.86%) RESTful
4 9 (2.14%) REST
4 9 (2.14%) SOAP
5 8 (1.90%) .NET
6 7 (1.67%) Java EE
6 7 (1.67%) STL
7 6 (1.43%) OAuth
7 6 (1.43%) OpenID
7 6 (1.43%) SAML
8 5 (1.19%) HTML
8 5 (1.19%) XML
9 4 (0.95%) CGI
10 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.48%) LAMP
10 2 (0.48%) Node.js
10 2 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.48%) Spring
10 2 (0.48%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.62%) Management Information System
2 64 (15.24%) Cyberthreat
3 51 (12.14%) Computer Science
4 45 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.95%) Cyber Attack
6 17 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (3.57%) PKI
8 12 (2.86%) Reinsurance
9 11 (2.62%) iPad
9 11 (2.62%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.43%) CESG
11 6 (1.43%) Fintech
11 6 (1.43%) SCADA
12 5 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.71%) Machine to Machine
14 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.48%) Shadow IT
15 1 (0.24%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 150 (35.71%) Linux
2 109 (25.95%) Windows
3 49 (11.67%) Unix
4 18 (4.29%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.43%) CentOS
5 6 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.43%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.19%) Debian
7 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.71%) Android
8 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.71%) VMS
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (61.90%) Information Security
2 203 (48.33%) SIEM
3 144 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
4 109 (25.95%) Security Operations
5 98 (23.33%) Security Architecture
6 91 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 79 (18.81%) Security Monitoring
8 77 (18.33%) Threat Intelligence
9 75 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
10 69 (16.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 57 (13.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 54 (12.86%) Incident Management
13 53 (12.62%) Information Assurance
14 52 (12.38%) Analytics
15 47 (11.19%) Risk Analysis
16 38 (9.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 36 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
18 35 (8.33%) Performance Management
18 35 (8.33%) Security Management
19 31 (7.38%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.62%) Python
2 33 (7.86%) Perl
3 32 (7.62%) Bash Shell
4 31 (7.38%) PowerShell
5 29 (6.90%) Java
5 29 (6.90%) Korn
6 25 (5.95%) C#
7 22 (5.24%) C
8 21 (5.00%) Ruby
9 16 (3.81%) C++
9 16 (3.81%) SQL
10 13 (3.10%) Bourne shell
10 13 (3.10%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.90%) PHP
12 5 (1.19%) C-shell
13 3 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 259 (61.67%) CISSP
2 168 (40.00%) CISM
3 111 (26.43%) CEH
4 107 (25.48%) GCIH
5 98 (23.33%) CISA
6 86 (20.48%) SANS
7 79 (18.81%) Cisco Certification
8 75 (17.86%) GSEC
9 69 (16.43%) Degree
10 64 (15.24%) CREST Certified
10 64 (15.24%) GCIA
11 63 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 48 (11.43%) SSCP
13 45 (10.71%) GISF
14 35 (8.33%) CCNP
14 35 (8.33%) DV Cleared
15 33 (7.86%) CRISC
15 33 (7.86%) OSCP
15 33 (7.86%) SC Cleared
16 32 (7.62%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.86%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.24%) NIST 800
4 14 (3.33%) GDPR
5 13 (3.10%) QA
6 6 (1.43%) COBIT
6 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.71%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.71%) SLA
9 2 (0.48%) BS25999
9 2 (0.48%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 43 (10.24%) Snort
2 42 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (9.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.62%) NFS
4 11 (2.62%) Samba
4 11 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.62%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.19%) Firmware
5 5 (1.19%) pfSense
6 3 (0.71%) Docker
7 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (19.52%) Nessus
2 62 (14.76%) McAfee ePO
3 53 (12.62%) QRadar
4 44 (10.48%) SCCM
5 35 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 34 (8.10%) Nexpose
7 27 (6.43%) CSIRT
7 27 (6.43%) OpenVAS
8 24 (5.71%) Core Impact
9 23 (5.48%) PowerBroker
9 23 (5.48%) RSA Security Analytics
9 23 (5.48%) WSUS
10 19 (4.52%) EnCase
11 16 (3.81%) Suricata
12 15 (3.57%) Nmap
13 14 (3.33%) Puppet
14 11 (2.62%) Ansible
14 11 (2.62%) Nagios
14 11 (2.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 11 (2.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 69 (16.43%) Splunk
2 68 (16.19%) Symantec
3 67 (15.95%) McAfee
4 63 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 61 (14.52%) Cisco
6 58 (13.81%) CyberArk
7 50 (11.90%) Microsoft
8 46 (10.95%) LogRhythm
9 43 (10.24%) Qualys
10 41 (9.76%) ArcSight
10 41 (9.76%) Aveksa
11 37 (8.81%) SolarWinds
12 36 (8.57%) CheckPoint
13 34 (8.10%) AlienVault
14 33 (7.86%) Oracle
15 23 (5.48%) Blue Coat
15 23 (5.48%) Bomgar
16 20 (4.76%) BeyondTrust
17 19 (4.52%) F5
18 17 (4.05%) FireEye