Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 798 723
Rank change year-on-year +102 -75 -44
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 74 232 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.85% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 177 308
Median annual salary £56,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.08% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £44,375 £45,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,500 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 13,033 27,334 36,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.88% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 20,623 27,208
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +111 64 £55,000 -12.00% 22
UK excluding London +87 42 £55,000 - 18
London +177 30 £63,750 -12.07% 6
Work from Home -58 14 £54,500 -37.71% 5
North of England +71 10 £67,500 +3.85% 6
North West +78 9 £72,500 +52.63% 3
Scotland +29 9 £56,500 -19.29% 3
South West +54 8 £55,000 - 2
South East +93 6 £52,500 -14.29% 3
Midlands +68 5 £50,000 -4.76% 3
West Midlands +58 4 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East of England +81 3 £56,250 +2.27% 1
East Midlands +56 1 £72,500 +52.63%
Yorkshire +26 1 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Northern Ireland +11 1 £60,000 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 43 (58.11%) CISSP
2 39 (52.70%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (32.43%) Python
4 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
4 23 (31.08%) SIEM
5 22 (29.73%) Azure
6 21 (28.38%) OSCP
6 21 (28.38%) Security Operations
6 21 (28.38%) Firewall
6 21 (28.38%) Management Information System
6 21 (28.38%) CEH
7 20 (27.03%) Information Security
7 20 (27.03%) AWS
8 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
9 18 (24.32%) Linux
9 18 (24.32%) Web Services
10 16 (21.62%) CISM
10 16 (21.62%) GCIH
10 16 (21.62%) Cyber Intelligence
11 15 (20.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (20.27%) DevOps
11 15 (20.27%) Finance
11 15 (20.27%) DevSecOps
12 14 (18.92%) NIST
12 14 (18.92%) Unix
12 14 (18.92%) Windows
12 14 (18.92%) GCFA
12 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (18.92%) GPEN

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 11 (14.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Azure
2 20 (27.03%) AWS
3 5 (6.76%) GCP
4 2 (2.70%) IaaS
4 2 (2.70%) Office 365
4 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.38%) Firewall
2 12 (16.22%) VPN
3 11 (14.86%) IPv4
3 11 (14.86%) OSPF
3 11 (14.86%) VLAN
4 10 (13.51%) Network Security
5 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.46%) Wireless
7 4 (5.41%) Intranet
7 4 (5.41%) LAN
8 2 (2.70%) DMARC
8 2 (2.70%) DNS
8 2 (2.70%) Internet
9 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
1 11 (14.86%) JIRA
1 11 (14.86%) Subversion
2 6 (8.11%) Metasploit
3 2 (2.70%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) French Language
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Penetration Tester
2 11 (14.86%) Tester
3 10 (13.51%) Security Manager
4 7 (9.46%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (20.27%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (14.86%) Public Cloud
4 8 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (9.46%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (6.76%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (6.76%) PKI
7 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.41%) Virtual Team
8 3 (4.05%) FMCG
9 2 (2.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (2.70%) Cyberattack
9 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Unix
2 14 (18.92%) Windows
3 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.35%) MVS
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (31.08%) SIEM
3 21 (28.38%) Security Operations
4 20 (27.03%) Information Security
5 16 (21.62%) Cyber Intelligence
6 15 (20.27%) DevOps
6 15 (20.27%) DevSecOps
7 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (16.22%) SDLC
9 11 (14.86%) Configuration Management
9 11 (14.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (14.86%) ITIL
9 11 (14.86%) Machine Learning
9 11 (14.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 11 (14.86%) Scrum
9 11 (14.86%) Service Management
9 11 (14.86%) Task Automation
9 11 (14.86%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) Python
2 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
3 13 (17.57%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.11%) Ruby
5 5 (6.76%) Perl
6 3 (4.05%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (58.11%) CISSP
2 21 (28.38%) CEH
2 21 (28.38%) OSCP
3 16 (21.62%) CISM
3 16 (21.62%) GCIH
4 14 (18.92%) GCFA
4 14 (18.92%) GPEN
5 12 (16.22%) SANS
6 11 (14.86%) GCIA
6 11 (14.86%) RHCE
7 8 (10.81%) SSCP
8 7 (9.46%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (9.46%) CREST Certified
8 7 (9.46%) Degree
8 7 (9.46%) GREM
9 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (8.11%) GSEC
9 6 (8.11%) OSCE
10 5 (6.76%) GCFE
11 4 (5.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) NIST
2 12 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.76%) NIST 800
4 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.70%) GDPR
5 2 (2.70%) NCSC
5 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.35%) COBIT
6 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.35%) PA-DSS
6 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.86%) Docker
2 11 (14.86%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) Ansible
1 11 (14.86%) Puppet
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (6.76%) Nessus
4 4 (5.41%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.70%) Demisto
6 2 (2.70%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.35%) CASB
7 1 (1.35%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.35%) QRadar
7 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
2 13 (17.57%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 8 (10.81%) Google
5 5 (6.76%) Splunk
6 3 (4.05%) Carbon Black
6 3 (4.05%) Forcepoint
6 3 (4.05%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.05%) Proofpoint
6 3 (4.05%) Sophos
6 3 (4.05%) Symantec
7 2 (2.70%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco
8 1 (1.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Meraki
8 1 (1.35%) Qualys
8 1 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.35%) Tripwire