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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 706 709 880
Rank change year-on-year +3 +171  
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 164 205 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.78% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 128 165 93
Median salary £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £77,500 £88,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -8.69%  

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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 28 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 23 June 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 +9 160 £65,000 +8.33% 13
London +8 106 £70,000 +12.00% 5
City of London +27 19 £65,000 +4.00%
West Yorkshire +25 15 £90,000 +71.42% 1
Yorkshire +20 15 £90,000 +71.42% 1
Leeds +15 13 £75,000 +42.85% 1
South West 0 13 £40,000 -27.27% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £42,500 -34.61%
South East +31 10 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Berkshire +33 9 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Warwickshire +10 7 £43,750 +2.94%
Bristol -19 7 - - 1
Warwick - 7 £43,750 -
Bracknell +28 6 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Gloucestershire -11 5 £40,000 -27.27%
Gloucester +4 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Worcestershire +1 4 £42,500 -19.04%
Malvern - 4 £42,500 -
Reading +27 3 - -
East of England -9 2 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Manchester -17 2 £46,250 +3.35% 1
North West -40 2 £46,250 +3.35% 1
Cheltenham +6 1 £37,500 -42.30%
Birmingham +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire -1 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 £85,000 -
Essex - 1 £65,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 258 (67.01%) Information Security
2 232 (60.26%) CISSP
3 195 (50.65%) SIEM
4 167 (43.38%) Cybersecurity
5 158 (41.04%) Linux
6 157 (40.78%) CISM
7 143 (37.14%) Finance
8 136 (35.32%) SANS
9 125 (32.47%) GCIH
10 123 (31.95%) Firewall
11 114 (29.61%) CISA
12 110 (28.57%) Security Operations
12 110 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
13 109 (28.31%) CEH
14 107 (27.79%) Windows
15 103 (26.75%) Network Security
16 89 (23.12%) Security Cleared
17 88 (22.86%) Security Monitoring
18 87 (22.60%) Nessus
19 83 (21.56%) GCIA
20 79 (20.52%) Incident Management
21 76 (19.74%) ArcSight
22 75 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 75 (19.48%) Snort
23 71 (18.44%) Degree
24 69 (17.92%) SC Cleared
24 69 (17.92%) CyberArk
25 67 (17.40%) GSEC
25 67 (17.40%) Banking
26 66 (17.14%) Unix

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 22 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.08%) Office 365
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.26%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 123 (31.95%) Firewall
2 103 (26.75%) Network Security
3 66 (17.14%) TCP/IP
4 55 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 36 (9.35%) Internet
6 32 (8.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (5.45%) DHCP
7 21 (5.45%) Wireless
8 19 (4.94%) DNS
9 18 (4.68%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (4.68%) SSL
9 18 (4.68%) VPN
10 17 (4.42%) IPsec
11 11 (2.86%) BGP
11 11 (2.86%) EIGRP
11 11 (2.86%) HTTP
11 11 (2.86%) OSPF
12 10 (2.60%) LAN
12 10 (2.60%) WAN
13 6 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.64%) Big Data
2 4 (1.04%) ZAP BI
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (4.68%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.34%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.56%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.04%) JIRA
4 4 (1.04%) Redmine
5 1 (0.26%) AppScan
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 143 (37.14%) Finance
2 67 (17.40%) Banking
3 43 (11.17%) Legal
4 11 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.04%) Retail
6 2 (0.52%) Electronics
6 2 (0.52%) Games
6 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 172 (44.68%) Analyst
2 121 (31.43%) Security Analyst
3 77 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
4 53 (13.77%) Security Manager
5 43 (11.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 39 (10.13%) Security Engineer
7 32 (8.31%) Information Analyst
7 32 (8.31%) Information Security Analyst
8 29 (7.53%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (5.97%) Information Security Engineer
9 23 (5.97%) Senior Manager
10 22 (5.71%) Architect
10 22 (5.71%) Incident Manager
11 20 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
12 19 (4.94%) Information Manager
13 18 (4.68%) Security Architect
14 15 (3.90%) Finance Manager
14 15 (3.90%) Network Security Analyst
14 15 (3.90%) Security Incident Manager
15 14 (3.64%) Head of Information
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.69%) SailPoint
2 19 (4.94%) .NET
3 13 (3.38%) Web Services
4 4 (1.04%) Middleware
4 4 (1.04%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.62%) Management Information System
2 55 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (14.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 52 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
5 29 (7.53%) Cyber Attack
6 21 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 21 (5.45%) iPad
7 18 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (3.38%) Cybercrime
9 11 (2.86%) SCADA
10 10 (2.60%) Data Centre
11 8 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.82%) PMI
13 6 (1.56%) PKI
14 5 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (1.04%) Fintech
16 3 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
16 3 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
17 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 158 (41.04%) Linux
2 107 (27.79%) Windows
3 66 (17.14%) Unix
4 21 (5.45%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.30%) CentOS
6 5 (1.30%) Debian
6 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.78%) Android
8 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (67.01%) Information Security
2 195 (50.65%) SIEM
3 167 (43.38%) Cybersecurity
4 110 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 110 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 88 (22.86%) Security Monitoring
6 79 (20.52%) Incident Management
7 64 (16.62%) Threat Intelligence
8 61 (15.84%) Analytics
9 58 (15.06%) Security Architecture
10 50 (12.99%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 50 (12.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 48 (12.47%) ITIL
12 47 (12.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 46 (11.95%) Mentoring
14 43 (11.17%) Risk Management
15 39 (10.13%) Penetration Testing
16 36 (9.35%) Forensic Analysis
16 36 (9.35%) Threat Detection
17 35 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.13%) Java
2 32 (8.31%) SQL
3 28 (7.27%) Python
4 19 (4.94%) Korn
4 19 (4.94%) Perl
5 18 (4.68%) PowerShell
6 17 (4.42%) C
6 17 (4.42%) Ruby
7 16 (4.16%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.60%) Bourne shell
9 8 (2.08%) C++
10 5 (1.30%) C-shell
11 4 (1.04%) C#
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 232 (60.26%) CISSP
2 157 (40.78%) CISM
3 136 (35.32%) SANS
4 125 (32.47%) GCIH
5 114 (29.61%) CISA
6 109 (28.31%) CEH
7 89 (23.12%) Security Cleared
8 83 (21.56%) GCIA
9 71 (18.44%) Degree
10 69 (17.92%) SC Cleared
11 67 (17.40%) GSEC
12 61 (15.84%) DV Cleared
13 59 (15.32%) CREST Certified
14 41 (10.65%) GISF
15 36 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (7.79%) Network+ Certification
17 28 (7.27%) CCNA
18 27 (7.01%) GPEN
19 24 (6.23%) OSCP
20 23 (5.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (12.99%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.12%) NIST 800
4 7 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.56%) COBIT
6 3 (0.78%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) BS25999
7 1 (0.26%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 75 (19.48%) Snort
2 17 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.82%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.30%) pfSense
5 4 (1.04%) NFS
5 4 (1.04%) Samba
5 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) Docker
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 87 (22.60%) Nessus
2 62 (16.10%) McAfee ePO
3 40 (10.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 36 (9.35%) Nmap
5 31 (8.05%) CSIRT
5 31 (8.05%) SCCM
6 29 (7.53%) PowerBroker
7 26 (6.75%) Nexpose
8 23 (5.97%) QRadar
9 21 (5.45%) RSA enVision
10 19 (4.94%) OpenVAS
11 17 (4.42%) EnCase
12 15 (3.90%) WSUS
13 14 (3.64%) Core Impact
13 14 (3.64%) RSA Security Analytics
14 11 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 5 (1.30%) Defensics
15 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
15 5 (1.30%) Puppet
16 4 (1.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 76 (19.74%) ArcSight
2 69 (17.92%) CyberArk
3 65 (16.88%) McAfee
4 61 (15.84%) Palo Alto
4 61 (15.84%) Splunk
5 57 (14.81%) LogRhythm
6 54 (14.03%) Symantec
7 53 (13.77%) Qualys
8 45 (11.69%) Aveksa
8 45 (11.69%) Cisco
9 30 (7.79%) SolarWinds
10 29 (7.53%) Bomgar
11 27 (7.01%) FireEye
12 26 (6.75%) AlienVault
13 25 (6.49%) CheckPoint
14 21 (5.45%) LogLogic
14 21 (5.45%) NetWitness
14 21 (5.45%) Sun
15 20 (5.19%) F5
16 18 (4.68%) Microsoft
United Kingdom
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago