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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 722 877
Rank change year-on-year +51 +155  
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 187 196 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.72% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 136 148 79
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,700 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £77,500 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £55,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year -20.45% +2.32%  

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 21127 27066 29810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 27.15% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16486 21840 23409
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 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 30 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 28 May 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 +63 185 £65,000 +8.33% 13
London +54 112 £70,000 +12.00% 7
West Midlands +33 21 £42,500 -45.16% 1
South West -2 19 £38,750 -29.54% 4
Warwickshire +35 16 £42,500 -
South East +59 15 £60,000 - 1
Warwick - 14 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +29 12 £82,500 +106.25%
West Yorkshire +18 12 £82,500 +106.25%
City of London +34 11 £65,000 +13.53% 1
Bristol -2 11 - - 1
Leeds +28 10 £73,750 +84.37%
Gloucestershire -4 8 £38,750 -32.60%
Berkshire +34 7 £65,000 - 1
Hampshire +26 4 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 4 £55,000 -
Gloucester +3 4 £40,000 -33.33%
Bracknell - 4 £65,000 -
Malvern - 4 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Canary Wharf -11 3 £77,500 -24.39%
Basingstoke - 3 £42,500 -
Reading +21 2 - - 1
Cheltenham +14 2 £37,500 -40.00%
Manchester -23 2 £46,250 +3.35%
North West -36 2 £46,250 +3.35%
Birmingham 0 1 - -
East of England -10 1 £65,000 +36.84%
North East - 1 £30,000 -
Gateshead - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 277 (68.40%) Information Security
2 249 (61.48%) CISSP
3 199 (49.14%) SIEM
4 186 (45.93%) Cybersecurity
5 177 (43.70%) CISM
6 163 (40.25%) Linux
7 153 (37.78%) SANS
8 143 (35.31%) Finance
9 133 (32.84%) GCIH
10 128 (31.60%) Firewall
11 120 (29.63%) CISA
12 114 (28.15%) Windows
12 114 (28.15%) CEH
12 114 (28.15%) Security Operations
13 113 (27.90%) Vulnerability Management
14 98 (24.20%) Network Security
15 92 (22.72%) Security Cleared
16 90 (22.22%) GCIA
17 86 (21.23%) Nessus
17 86 (21.23%) Security Monitoring
18 84 (20.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 84 (20.74%) Degree
19 78 (19.26%) Management Information System
20 77 (19.01%) Snort
21 76 (18.77%) Incident Management
22 75 (18.52%) ArcSight
23 72 (17.78%) Unix
24 68 (16.79%) Banking
24 68 (16.79%) SC Cleared
24 68 (16.79%) CyberArk

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 23 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.22%) Office 365
2 4 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 128 (31.60%) Firewall
2 98 (24.20%) Network Security
3 67 (16.54%) TCP/IP
4 58 (14.32%) Wireshark
5 41 (10.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 34 (8.40%) Internet
7 19 (4.69%) DHCP
8 17 (4.20%) DNS
9 16 (3.95%) SSL
10 15 (3.70%) Wireless
11 12 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (2.96%) VPN
12 10 (2.47%) IPsec
13 9 (2.22%) BGP
13 9 (2.22%) EIGRP
13 9 (2.22%) LAN
13 9 (2.22%) OSPF
13 9 (2.22%) WAN
14 6 (1.48%) LDAP
14 6 (1.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.44%) Big Data
2 5 (1.23%) ZAP BI
3 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (4.20%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.47%) Burp Suite
3 7 (1.73%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.74%) JIRA
4 3 (0.74%) Redmine
5 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 143 (35.31%) Finance
2 68 (16.79%) Banking
3 45 (11.11%) Legal
4 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 182 (44.94%) Analyst
2 132 (32.59%) Security Analyst
3 80 (19.75%) SOC Analyst
4 52 (12.84%) Security Manager
5 45 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 42 (10.37%) Security Engineer
7 31 (7.65%) Senior Analyst
8 30 (7.41%) Information Analyst
8 30 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
9 27 (6.67%) Information Security Engineer
10 25 (6.17%) Architect
11 24 (5.93%) Senior Manager
12 22 (5.43%) Incident Manager
13 19 (4.69%) Security Architect
14 16 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
14 16 (3.95%) SIEM Analyst
15 15 (3.70%) Information Manager
15 15 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
15 15 (3.70%) Security Incident Manager
15 15 (3.70%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.37%) SailPoint
2 19 (4.69%) .NET
3 8 (1.98%) Web Services
4 4 (0.99%) Middleware
4 4 (0.99%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (19.26%) Management Information System
2 67 (16.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 52 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (12.10%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (6.42%) Cyber Attack
6 24 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (5.68%) iPad
8 21 (5.19%) Computer Science
9 13 (3.21%) Cybercrime
9 13 (3.21%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.72%) SCADA
11 8 (1.98%) PMI
12 5 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.74%) CESG
14 3 (0.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.25%) PKI
15 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (40.25%) Linux
2 114 (28.15%) Windows
3 72 (17.78%) Unix
4 14 (3.46%) Kali Linux
5 7 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.99%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (68.40%) Information Security
2 199 (49.14%) SIEM
3 186 (45.93%) Cybersecurity
4 114 (28.15%) Security Operations
5 113 (27.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 86 (21.23%) Security Monitoring
7 76 (18.77%) Incident Management
8 64 (15.80%) Threat Intelligence
9 56 (13.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 54 (13.33%) Security Architecture
11 52 (12.84%) Analytics
12 51 (12.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 50 (12.35%) ITIL
14 47 (11.60%) Mentoring
15 46 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
16 45 (11.11%) Risk Management
16 45 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 42 (10.37%) Threat Detection
18 38 (9.38%) Privileged Access Management
19 37 (9.14%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.64%) Java
2 32 (7.90%) SQL
3 29 (7.16%) Python
4 25 (6.17%) Perl
5 19 (4.69%) C
6 18 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 17 (4.20%) Korn
8 16 (3.95%) Ruby
9 14 (3.46%) Bourne shell
10 12 (2.96%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.22%) C++
12 4 (0.99%) C#
13 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 249 (61.48%) CISSP
2 177 (43.70%) CISM
3 153 (37.78%) SANS
4 133 (32.84%) GCIH
5 120 (29.63%) CISA
6 114 (28.15%) CEH
7 92 (22.72%) Security Cleared
8 90 (22.22%) GCIA
9 84 (20.74%) Degree
10 68 (16.79%) SC Cleared
11 65 (16.05%) DV Cleared
12 63 (15.56%) GSEC
13 56 (13.83%) CREST Certified
14 40 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
15 36 (8.89%) GISF
16 35 (8.64%) Network+ Certification
17 32 (7.90%) CCNA
17 32 (7.90%) GPEN
18 29 (7.16%) OSCP
19 28 (6.91%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (20.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (11.85%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.98%) COBIT
3 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27002
4 3 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.74%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (19.01%) Snort
2 18 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.48%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.74%) NFS
4 3 (0.74%) Samba
4 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 86 (21.23%) Nessus
2 61 (15.06%) McAfee ePO
3 41 (10.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 34 (8.40%) Nmap
5 33 (8.15%) CSIRT
6 28 (6.91%) PowerBroker
7 23 (5.68%) RSA enVision
7 23 (5.68%) SCCM
8 20 (4.94%) Nexpose
8 20 (4.94%) QRadar
9 17 (4.20%) EnCase
10 15 (3.70%) OpenVAS
11 13 (3.21%) WSUS
12 12 (2.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (2.47%) Core Impact
13 10 (2.47%) RSA Security Analytics
14 6 (1.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 5 (1.23%) Defensics
16 3 (0.74%) FTK
16 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (18.52%) ArcSight
2 68 (16.79%) CyberArk
3 64 (15.80%) McAfee
4 63 (15.56%) Splunk
5 51 (12.59%) LogRhythm
6 50 (12.35%) Qualys
7 48 (11.85%) Symantec
8 45 (11.11%) Palo Alto
9 40 (9.88%) Aveksa
10 38 (9.38%) Cisco
11 28 (6.91%) Bomgar
12 27 (6.67%) FireEye
13 24 (5.93%) SolarWinds
14 23 (5.68%) LogLogic
14 23 (5.68%) NetWitness
15 21 (5.19%) Sun
16 20 (4.94%) AlienVault
17 19 (4.69%) CheckPoint
18 17 (4.20%) Microsoft
19 16 (3.95%) Cybereason
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Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Dell
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harris Global
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Dell
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Securestorm
Salary: £60,000 per annum Plus 5% non-contributory pension and benefits up to
Posted: 23 days ago