Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 770 875
Rank change year-on-year -12 +105 +220
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 413 410 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.96% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 317 288 321
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,700 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £80,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +10.00%

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 40,673 42,556 55,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30,759 33,367 44,609
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,824 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.72% -1.18% +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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -14 392 £52,500 -19.23% 40
UK excluding London +42 212 £50,000 +11.11% 24
London -51 193 £60,000 -14.29% 18
South East +33 62 £50,375 -8.41% 3
East of England +48 54 £50,000 -23.08% 3
North of England +25 38 £50,000 -28.57% 11
South West -47 25 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire +28 19 £75,000 +5.26% 5
North West +13 18 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Midlands -7 18 £70,000 +64.71%
Wales - 12 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands +7 10 £70,000 -12.50%
West Midlands -35 6 £58,500 +37.65%
Scotland -38 3 £49,250 -42.06% 1
North East -24 1 £60,000 +100.00% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 327 (79.18%) CISSP
2 208 (50.36%) Information Security
3 181 (43.83%) Cybersecurity
4 178 (43.10%) SANS
5 174 (42.13%) CISM
6 166 (40.19%) SIEM
7 138 (33.41%) Security Operations
8 137 (33.17%) CISA
9 128 (30.99%) SSCP
10 127 (30.75%) CEH
11 121 (29.30%) Firewall
12 113 (27.36%) Finance
13 102 (24.70%) Windows
13 102 (24.70%) CompTIA Security+
14 92 (22.28%) Linux
14 92 (22.28%) Microsoft
15 90 (21.79%) Management Information System
16 83 (20.10%) GCIH
16 83 (20.10%) Cisco Certification
17 82 (19.85%) Vulnerability Management
18 79 (19.13%) TCP/IP
19 78 (18.89%) Network Security
20 76 (18.40%) Degree
20 76 (18.40%) Security Architecture
21 65 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 64 (15.50%) CSSLP
23 62 (15.01%) Risk Management
24 59 (14.29%) C
24 59 (14.29%) Security Cleared
25 58 (14.04%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (4.60%) Apache Pig
2 16 (3.87%) Apache
3 15 (3.63%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.94%) JBoss
4 8 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.26%) Office 365
3 27 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.63%) OneDrive
5 14 (3.39%) Mimecast
6 9 (2.18%) SaaS
7 4 (0.97%) IaaS
7 4 (0.97%) PaaS
8 3 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (29.30%) Firewall
2 79 (19.13%) TCP/IP
3 78 (18.89%) Network Security
4 30 (7.26%) HTTP
5 23 (5.57%) SSL
6 20 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (4.60%) VPN
8 17 (4.12%) DNS
9 15 (3.63%) SNMP
10 14 (3.39%) DKIM
10 14 (3.39%) DMARC
11 13 (3.15%) IPsec
12 12 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.91%) Wireless
12 12 (2.91%) Wireshark
13 10 (2.42%) FCoE
14 9 (2.18%) Cisco Firepower
14 9 (2.18%) SMTP
15 8 (1.94%) Internet
16 6 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.72%) Big Data
2 24 (5.81%) MySQL
3 19 (4.60%) Apache Hive
3 19 (4.60%) Hadoop
4 17 (4.12%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) GIS
5 1 (0.24%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 27 (6.54%) JIRA
2 17 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (4.12%) Bitbucket
2 17 (4.12%) CodeSonar
2 17 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.12%) git-flow
2 17 (4.12%) Robot Framework
2 17 (4.12%) Selenium
3 10 (2.42%) Redmine
4 8 (1.94%) AppScan
5 5 (1.21%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.48%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.48%) WebScarab
General
1 113 (27.36%) Finance
2 42 (10.17%) Banking
3 27 (6.54%) Games
4 22 (5.33%) Legal
4 22 (5.33%) Retail
5 11 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.18%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.45%) Local Government
8 5 (1.21%) Back Office
9 4 (0.97%) Law
9 4 (0.97%) Marketing
9 4 (0.97%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) French Language
10 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (27.36%) Analyst
2 95 (23.00%) Security Analyst
3 82 (19.85%) Security Engineer
4 38 (9.20%) Architect
5 37 (8.96%) Security Architect
6 31 (7.51%) Security Manager
7 28 (6.78%) SIEM Analyst
8 27 (6.54%) Consultant
9 24 (5.81%) SOC Analyst
10 20 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
10 20 (4.84%) Senior Security Analyst
11 19 (4.60%) Information Analyst
11 19 (4.60%) Information Security Analyst
12 18 (4.36%) Operations Analyst
12 18 (4.36%) Security Operations Analyst
13 17 (4.12%) Software Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Firewall Analyst
14 15 (3.63%) Security Consultant
15 12 (2.91%) IT Security Analyst
15 12 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.08%) Java EE
2 19 (4.60%) .NET
2 19 (4.60%) STL
3 17 (4.12%) .NET Framework
3 17 (4.12%) ASP.NET
3 17 (4.12%) Django
3 17 (4.12%) LAMP
3 17 (4.12%) Node.js
3 17 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (4.12%) REST
3 17 (4.12%) SOAP
3 17 (4.12%) Spring MVC
4 8 (1.94%) LDAP
4 8 (1.94%) Middleware
5 7 (1.69%) Web Services
6 3 (0.73%) J2EE
6 3 (0.73%) Spring
6 3 (0.73%) Spring Security
7 2 (0.48%) RESTful
7 2 (0.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.79%) Management Information System
2 58 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (11.14%) Computer Science
4 43 (10.41%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (8.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 36 (8.72%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (7.51%) PKI
8 20 (4.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 12 (2.91%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.42%) Fintech
10 10 (2.42%) Smart Meter
11 8 (1.94%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.21%) Cyberattack
14 5 (1.21%) Cybercrime
15 4 (0.97%) PMI
16 3 (0.73%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 102 (24.70%) Windows
2 92 (22.28%) Linux
3 43 (10.41%) Unix
4 23 (5.57%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.08%) Android
6 19 (4.60%) Mac OS X
7 14 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.18%) Kali Linux
9 7 (1.69%) FreeBSD
10 6 (1.45%) CentOS
10 6 (1.45%) Debian
10 6 (1.45%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (50.36%) Information Security
2 181 (43.83%) Cybersecurity
3 166 (40.19%) SIEM
4 138 (33.41%) Security Operations
5 82 (19.85%) Vulnerability Management
6 76 (18.40%) Security Architecture
7 62 (15.01%) Risk Management
8 53 (12.83%) Threat Intelligence
9 52 (12.59%) Penetration Testing
10 46 (11.14%) Ethical Hacking
11 45 (10.90%) Reverse Engineering
12 44 (10.65%) Data Loss Prevention
13 42 (10.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 41 (9.93%) Information Assurance
15 39 (9.44%) Mentoring
16 38 (9.20%) ITIL
16 38 (9.20%) Security Management
17 37 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (8.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 34 (8.23%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.29%) C
2 53 (12.83%) Bash Shell
3 51 (12.35%) Python
4 44 (10.65%) C#
5 35 (8.47%) PowerShell
6 33 (7.99%) C++
6 33 (7.99%) Java
7 27 (6.54%) Perl
8 25 (6.05%) Korn
9 21 (5.08%) Ruby
10 20 (4.84%) PHP
11 19 (4.60%) JavaScript
11 19 (4.60%) Objective-C
12 15 (3.63%) Bourne shell
13 5 (1.21%) SQL
14 3 (0.73%) VB
15 2 (0.48%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 327 (79.18%) CISSP
2 178 (43.10%) SANS
3 174 (42.13%) CISM
4 137 (33.17%) CISA
5 128 (30.99%) SSCP
6 127 (30.75%) CEH
7 102 (24.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 83 (20.10%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (20.10%) GCIH
9 76 (18.40%) Degree
10 64 (15.50%) CSSLP
11 59 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 52 (12.59%) CCNA
13 50 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 48 (11.62%) MCSE
15 46 (11.14%) CREST Certified
16 41 (9.93%) OSCP
17 37 (8.96%) Linux+ Certification
18 33 (7.99%) DV Cleared
19 31 (7.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (11.86%) PCI DSS
3 35 (8.47%) GDPR
4 19 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (3.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (3.15%) COBIT
7 8 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.21%) ISO 31000
9 5 (1.21%) SLA
10 4 (0.97%) MiFID
11 3 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.73%) COSO
11 3 (0.73%) PSD2
12 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 20 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (4.12%) Docker
2 17 (4.12%) vSphere
3 15 (3.63%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.42%) NFS
5 10 (2.42%) Samba
5 10 (2.42%) Snort
5 10 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.42%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.45%) pfSense
7 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (11.62%) Nessus
2 31 (7.51%) Puppet
3 28 (6.78%) QRadar
4 20 (4.84%) CSIRT
5 19 (4.60%) EnCase
6 18 (4.36%) RSA Security Analytics
7 17 (4.12%) Salt
8 11 (2.66%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (2.42%) Ansible
9 10 (2.42%) Nagios
9 10 (2.42%) Nmap
9 10 (2.42%) vCenter Server
10 9 (2.18%) OpenVAS
11 8 (1.94%) RSA enVision
12 7 (1.69%) HP Fortify
12 7 (1.69%) Juniper STRM
13 6 (1.45%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.45%) OSSEC
13 6 (1.45%) WebInspect
14 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 92 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.08%) Cisco
3 37 (8.96%) Symantec
4 29 (7.02%) Qualys
5 27 (6.54%) CheckPoint
6 24 (5.81%) Juniper
7 22 (5.33%) Oracle
7 22 (5.33%) Red Hat
7 22 (5.33%) VMware
8 21 (5.08%) BeyondTrust
8 21 (5.08%) McAfee
9 19 (4.60%) Palo Alto
9 19 (4.60%) Sophos
10 18 (4.36%) F5
10 18 (4.36%) Forcepoint
11 17 (4.12%) Splunk
12 14 (3.39%) LogRhythm
13 13 (3.15%) HP
13 13 (3.15%) IBM
13 13 (3.15%) NetApp