Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 852 820
Rank change year-on-year +143 -32 +200
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 502 363 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.84% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 332 281 372
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,375 £96,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% -8.70%

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 39,565 43,428 51,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 24.48% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29,372 33,330 41,578
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +146 485 £62,500 +2.88% 51
UK excluding London +182 285 £50,000 +5.26% 31
London +34 208 £65,000 - 20
East of England +139 132 £51,250 -21.15% 2
South East +22 46 £55,000 +2.33% 11
North of England +54 39 £45,000 -25.00% 6
South West +13 34 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North West +34 26 £45,000 -2.70% 5
Midlands +18 22 £70,000 +64.71% 6
East Midlands +18 12 £70,000 -30.00% 2
Wales - 11 £60,000 -
West Midlands +11 10 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Yorkshire +9 9 £75,000 +20.00% 1
North East - 4 £60,000 -
Scotland +4 1 £46,000 -42.50%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 428 (85.26%) CISSP
2 272 (54.18%) Cybersecurity
3 233 (46.41%) SANS
4 207 (41.24%) Information Security
5 202 (40.24%) Windows
5 202 (40.24%) CISM
6 192 (38.25%) CompTIA Security+
7 184 (36.65%) Firewall
8 182 (36.25%) SSCP
9 180 (35.86%) CEH
10 175 (34.86%) SIEM
11 149 (29.68%) CISA
12 143 (28.49%) Linux
13 139 (27.69%) Microsoft
14 130 (25.90%) Cisco Certification
15 124 (24.70%) Security Architecture
16 122 (24.30%) TCP/IP
17 106 (21.12%) Penetration Testing
17 106 (21.12%) Security Operations
18 104 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 103 (20.52%) Finance
20 91 (18.13%) Security Cleared
20 91 (18.13%) Vulnerability Management
21 89 (17.73%) Python
21 89 (17.73%) Unix
22 86 (17.13%) C
23 83 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
23 83 (16.53%) CSSLP
24 82 (16.33%) CCNA
25 81 (16.14%) MCSE

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 42 (8.37%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.00%) IIS
3 3 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) JBoss
4 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.38%) Office 365
4 21 (4.18%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (36.65%) Firewall
2 122 (24.30%) TCP/IP
3 71 (14.14%) Network Security
4 66 (13.15%) SSL
5 43 (8.57%) HTTP
5 43 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 34 (6.77%) LAN
7 31 (6.18%) WAN
8 21 (4.18%) DNS
9 19 (3.78%) DKIM
9 19 (3.78%) DMARC
9 19 (3.78%) SMTP
10 17 (3.39%) SNMP
11 16 (3.19%) Wireless
12 15 (2.99%) FCoE
13 12 (2.39%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (2.19%) VPN
15 9 (1.79%) IPsec
16 8 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.16%) Big Data
2 42 (8.37%) Apache Hive
2 42 (8.37%) Hadoop
3 40 (7.97%) MySQL
3 40 (7.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 55 (10.96%) JIRA
2 40 (7.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 40 (7.97%) Bitbucket
2 40 (7.97%) CodeSonar
2 40 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.97%) git-flow
2 40 (7.97%) Robot Framework
2 40 (7.97%) Selenium
3 20 (3.98%) Metasploit
4 15 (2.99%) Redmine
5 2 (0.40%) AppScan
General
1 103 (20.52%) Finance
2 62 (12.35%) Retail
3 49 (9.76%) Banking
4 36 (7.17%) Investment Banking
5 29 (5.78%) Legal
6 27 (5.38%) Games
7 19 (3.78%) Law
8 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.00%) Local Government
9 5 (1.00%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.60%) French Language
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (19.72%) Security Engineer
2 84 (16.73%) Analyst
3 72 (14.34%) Security Analyst
4 59 (11.75%) Security Manager
5 43 (8.57%) Architect
6 42 (8.37%) Security Architect
7 40 (7.97%) Software Engineer
8 36 (7.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 36 (7.17%) Java Engineer
8 36 (7.17%) Java Software Engineer
9 34 (6.77%) IT Support
10 30 (5.98%) C# Software Engineer
11 28 (5.58%) Engineering Manager
11 28 (5.58%) Infrastructure Support
12 25 (4.98%) Consultant
13 23 (4.58%) IT Analyst
13 23 (4.58%) IT Security Analyst
13 23 (4.58%) Security Specialist
14 21 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
14 21 (4.18%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.16%) Java EE
2 44 (8.76%) .NET
2 44 (8.76%) ASP.NET
2 44 (8.76%) STL
3 40 (7.97%) .NET Framework
3 40 (7.97%) Django
3 40 (7.97%) LAMP
3 40 (7.97%) Node.js
3 40 (7.97%) RabbitMQ
3 40 (7.97%) REST
3 40 (7.97%) SOAP
3 40 (7.97%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.00%) Web Services
5 4 (0.80%) LDAP
6 3 (0.60%) Middleware
7 2 (0.40%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.20%) Spring
8 1 (0.20%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 58 (11.55%) Management Information System
3 49 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (7.17%) Computer Science
5 34 (6.77%) Data Protection Act
5 34 (6.77%) PKI
6 22 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (2.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (1.39%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.80%) Fintech
12 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.60%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 202 (40.24%) Windows
2 143 (28.49%) Linux
3 89 (17.73%) Unix
4 73 (14.54%) Apple iOS
5 71 (14.14%) Mac OS X
6 52 (10.36%) Windows Server
7 42 (8.37%) Android
8 22 (4.38%) Kali Linux
9 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.20%) CentOS
10 6 (1.20%) Fedora
10 6 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.20%) VMS
11 4 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (54.18%) Cybersecurity
2 207 (41.24%) Information Security
3 175 (34.86%) SIEM
4 124 (24.70%) Security Architecture
5 106 (21.12%) Penetration Testing
5 106 (21.12%) Security Operations
6 91 (18.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 77 (15.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 77 (15.34%) Reverse Engineering
8 72 (14.34%) Software Engineering
9 69 (13.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 63 (12.55%) Identity Access Management
10 63 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 61 (12.15%) User Stories
12 55 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (10.16%) Risk Management
13 51 (10.16%) Test Automation
14 49 (9.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 46 (9.16%) Multithreading
15 46 (9.16%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 89 (17.73%) Python
2 86 (17.13%) C
3 73 (14.54%) PowerShell
4 68 (13.55%) Bash Shell
5 57 (11.35%) Java
6 54 (10.76%) PHP
7 51 (10.16%) C++
8 48 (9.56%) C#
9 44 (8.76%) Objective-C
10 41 (8.17%) JavaScript
11 37 (7.37%) Perl
12 16 (3.19%) VBScript
13 15 (2.99%) Korn
14 12 (2.39%) Ruby
15 10 (1.99%) Go
16 5 (1.00%) VB
17 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 428 (85.26%) CISSP
2 233 (46.41%) SANS
3 202 (40.24%) CISM
4 192 (38.25%) CompTIA Security+
5 182 (36.25%) SSCP
6 180 (35.86%) CEH
7 149 (29.68%) CISA
8 130 (25.90%) Cisco Certification
9 91 (18.13%) Security Cleared
10 83 (16.53%) CSSLP
10 83 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 82 (16.33%) CCNA
12 81 (16.14%) MCSE
13 75 (14.94%) DV Cleared
14 67 (13.35%) Linux+ Certification
14 67 (13.35%) Network+ Certification
15 62 (12.35%) Degree
16 57 (11.35%) CREST Certified
17 52 (10.36%) GCIH
18 47 (9.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (7.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 37 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 34 (6.77%) PCI DSS
5 26 (5.18%) GDPR
6 18 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (3.19%) SAS 70
8 9 (1.79%) COBIT
9 8 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (1.00%) SLA
11 3 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.60%) COSO
11 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.60%) QA
12 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.40%) PSD2
13 1 (0.20%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 46 (9.16%) Docker
2 40 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.97%) vSphere
3 21 (4.18%) NFS
3 21 (4.18%) Samba
3 21 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (2.99%) VMware NSX
5 11 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.99%) Snort
7 6 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.20%) Xen
8 5 (1.00%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (12.35%) Puppet
2 40 (7.97%) Salt
3 36 (7.17%) Nessus
4 26 (5.18%) Nmap
5 23 (4.58%) EnCase
6 21 (4.18%) Ansible
6 21 (4.18%) Nagios
6 21 (4.18%) vCenter Server
7 18 (3.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.99%) CASB
8 10 (1.99%) IBM BigFix
8 10 (1.99%) RSA Security Analytics
8 10 (1.99%) SCCM
8 10 (1.99%) WSUS
9 9 (1.79%) QRadar
10 8 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (1.59%) Nexpose
10 8 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 139 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.34%) Symantec
3 65 (12.95%) Cisco
4 64 (12.75%) Sophos
5 49 (9.76%) Splunk
6 40 (7.97%) Qualys
7 31 (6.18%) Apple
8 30 (5.98%) CheckPoint
9 26 (5.18%) VMware
10 25 (4.98%) McAfee
11 23 (4.58%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.38%) NetApp
13 21 (4.18%) EMC
13 21 (4.18%) Forcepoint
14 15 (2.99%) CyberArk
14 15 (2.99%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.59%) LogRhythm
16 12 (2.39%) Juniper
17 11 (2.19%) Netsparker
18 9 (1.79%) AlienVault