Period
to 25 November 2017

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

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 746 885
Rank change year-on-year +35 +139 +216
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 510 512 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.04% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 368 393 367
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,300
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% -8.70% +21.05%

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 42926 49464 59972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.97% 26.13% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 32979 39670 47952
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 25 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -3 474 £55,000 -12.00% 27
London +31 260 £60,000 -14.29% 8
UK excluding London -11 218 £49,000 -6.67% 20
South East +53 102 £50,000 - 6
East of England +1 32 £49,000 +12.00% 6
South West -63 32 £45,000 -18.18%
North of England +11 26 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Midlands +47 22 £45,000 -14.29% 3
West Midlands +27 17 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North West +8 14 £50,000 -35.48% 1
Yorkshire +19 12 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands +32 5 £57,500 +36.90% 1
Wales +16 2 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Scotland -17 1 £80,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 342 (67.06%) CISSP
2 301 (59.02%) Information Security
3 225 (44.12%) SIEM
4 204 (40.00%) CISM
5 190 (37.25%) Firewall
6 188 (36.86%) Finance
7 179 (35.10%) Cybersecurity
8 173 (33.92%) Network Security
9 162 (31.76%) Linux
10 139 (27.25%) CEH
11 134 (26.27%) Windows
12 127 (24.90%) Security Operations
13 125 (24.51%) SANS
14 121 (23.73%) GCIH
15 115 (22.55%) CISA
16 112 (21.96%) Vulnerability Management
17 110 (21.57%) Security Architecture
18 104 (20.39%) Cisco Certification
19 100 (19.61%) Management Information System
20 94 (18.43%) Penetration Testing
21 92 (18.04%) SSCP
22 91 (17.84%) Threat Intelligence
23 90 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 84 (16.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 83 (16.27%) Degree
25 83 (16.27%) Microsoft
26 76 (14.90%) Python
26 76 (14.90%) Cyberthreat
26 76 (14.90%) Security Monitoring
27 74 (14.51%) GCIA

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 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.37%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) IIS
4 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.86%) Office 365
3 21 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.73%) OneDrive
5 12 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.35%) G Suite
5 12 (2.35%) IaaS
5 12 (2.35%) SaaS
5 12 (2.35%) Sumo Logic
6 8 (1.57%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 190 (37.25%) Firewall
2 173 (33.92%) Network Security
3 71 (13.92%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (5.10%) HTTP
6 23 (4.51%) DNS
7 21 (4.12%) IPsec
8 18 (3.53%) SSL
9 17 (3.33%) DHCP
10 15 (2.94%) Wireless
11 14 (2.75%) Wireshark
12 12 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.16%) LAN
13 11 (2.16%) VoIP
13 11 (2.16%) VPN
13 11 (2.16%) WAN
14 10 (1.96%) FCoE
14 10 (1.96%) SNMP
15 9 (1.76%) tcpdump
15 9 (1.76%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.57%) Big Data
1 8 (1.57%) MySQL
1 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.37%) Apache Hive
2 7 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.59%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.14%) JIRA
2 11 (2.16%) Metasploit
3 10 (1.96%) Redmine
4 6 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.18%) CodeSonar
4 6 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.18%) git-flow
4 6 (1.18%) Robot Framework
4 6 (1.18%) Selenium
5 5 (0.98%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.59%) AppScan
7 2 (0.39%) Paros
7 2 (0.39%) WebScarab
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 188 (36.86%) Finance
2 71 (13.92%) Banking
3 42 (8.24%) Legal
4 20 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.96%) Law
6 9 (1.76%) Games
7 5 (0.98%) Retail
8 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (42.55%) Analyst
2 159 (31.18%) Security Analyst
3 75 (14.71%) Information Analyst
3 75 (14.71%) Information Security Analyst
4 61 (11.96%) Security Engineer
5 42 (8.24%) SOC Analyst
6 40 (7.84%) Architect
6 40 (7.84%) Security Architect
7 34 (6.67%) Consultant
8 30 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (4.51%) Operations Analyst
9 23 (4.51%) Security Operations Analyst
10 19 (3.73%) Security Consultant
10 19 (3.73%) Security Manager
11 18 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 18 (3.53%) Incident Analyst
12 16 (3.14%) Cisco Analyst
12 16 (3.14%) Cisco Security Analyst
12 16 (3.14%) Senior Security Analyst
13 15 (2.94%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.27%) Web Services
2 28 (5.49%) SailPoint
3 14 (2.75%) REST
3 14 (2.75%) SOAP
4 12 (2.35%) RESTful
5 11 (2.16%) Java EE
5 11 (2.16%) STL
6 10 (1.96%) .NET
7 7 (1.37%) OAuth
7 7 (1.37%) OpenID
7 7 (1.37%) SAML
8 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.18%) Django
8 6 (1.18%) LAMP
8 6 (1.18%) Node.js
8 6 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (1.18%) Spring MVC
9 5 (0.98%) HTML
9 5 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (19.61%) Management Information System
2 76 (14.90%) Cyberthreat
3 64 (12.55%) Computer Science
4 43 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.31%) Cyber Attack
5 22 (4.31%) PKI
6 15 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (2.55%) Smart Meter
8 12 (2.35%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.57%) CESG
11 7 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.37%) Fintech
12 6 (1.18%) iPad
13 5 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.98%) SCADA
14 4 (0.78%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.59%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 162 (31.76%) Linux
2 134 (26.27%) Windows
3 71 (13.92%) Unix
4 12 (2.35%) Kali Linux
5 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.37%) Android
6 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.18%) CentOS
7 6 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.98%) Debian
9 3 (0.59%) VMS
10 2 (0.39%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.20%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (59.02%) Information Security
2 225 (44.12%) SIEM
3 179 (35.10%) Cybersecurity
4 127 (24.90%) Security Operations
5 112 (21.96%) Vulnerability Management
6 110 (21.57%) Security Architecture
7 94 (18.43%) Penetration Testing
8 91 (17.84%) Threat Intelligence
9 84 (16.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 76 (14.90%) Security Monitoring
11 63 (12.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 59 (11.57%) Information Assurance
13 57 (11.18%) Incident Management
14 53 (10.39%) Risk Analysis
15 50 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
16 48 (9.41%) Security Management
17 46 (9.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 45 (8.82%) Data Loss Prevention
19 44 (8.63%) Risk Management
20 41 (8.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.90%) Python
2 47 (9.22%) Bash Shell
3 45 (8.82%) Perl
4 39 (7.65%) PowerShell
5 38 (7.45%) C#
6 37 (7.25%) Ruby
7 36 (7.06%) Korn
8 31 (6.08%) C
9 28 (5.49%) Java
10 21 (4.12%) Bourne shell
10 21 (4.12%) C++
10 21 (4.12%) SQL
11 17 (3.33%) JavaScript
12 12 (2.35%) Objective-C
12 12 (2.35%) PHP
13 5 (0.98%) C-shell
14 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 342 (67.06%) CISSP
2 204 (40.00%) CISM
3 139 (27.25%) CEH
4 125 (24.51%) SANS
5 121 (23.73%) GCIH
6 115 (22.55%) CISA
7 104 (20.39%) Cisco Certification
8 92 (18.04%) SSCP
9 83 (16.27%) Degree
10 74 (14.51%) GCIA
11 65 (12.75%) CREST Certified
12 62 (12.16%) GSEC
12 62 (12.16%) Security Cleared
13 51 (10.00%) CCNP
14 47 (9.22%) OSCP
15 46 (9.02%) CRISC
16 43 (8.43%) CCNA
17 39 (7.65%) CompTIA Security+
17 39 (7.65%) Security+ Certification
18 35 (6.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.31%) NIST 800
4 20 (3.92%) GDPR
5 13 (2.55%) QA
6 7 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.18%) COBIT
7 6 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.59%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.39%) BS25999
11 2 (0.39%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.22%) Virtual Machines
3 33 (6.47%) Snort
4 10 (1.96%) NFS
4 10 (1.96%) Samba
4 10 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.96%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.37%) Docker
6 6 (1.18%) vSphere
7 5 (0.98%) Firmware
7 5 (0.98%) pfSense
8 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 72 (14.12%) Nessus
2 53 (10.39%) McAfee ePO
2 53 (10.39%) QRadar
3 40 (7.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 36 (7.06%) CSIRT
4 36 (7.06%) SCCM
5 23 (4.51%) Nexpose
5 23 (4.51%) OpenVAS
6 20 (3.92%) EnCase
7 17 (3.33%) Puppet
7 17 (3.33%) RSA Security Analytics
8 16 (3.14%) Core Impact
9 15 (2.94%) PowerBroker
9 15 (2.94%) Suricata
9 15 (2.94%) WSUS
10 10 (1.96%) Ansible
10 10 (1.96%) Nagios
10 10 (1.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (1.96%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 83 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 71 (13.92%) Cisco
3 69 (13.53%) Splunk
4 67 (13.14%) Symantec
5 63 (12.35%) McAfee
6 55 (10.78%) Palo Alto
7 45 (8.82%) CheckPoint
8 44 (8.63%) CyberArk
9 39 (7.65%) Oracle
10 36 (7.06%) Qualys
11 31 (6.08%) LogRhythm
12 30 (5.88%) SolarWinds
13 28 (5.49%) Aveksa
14 26 (5.10%) ArcSight
14 26 (5.10%) F5
15 25 (4.90%) BeyondTrust
16 24 (4.71%) Sophos
17 23 (4.51%) Fortinet
17 23 (4.51%) Juniper
18 22 (4.31%) Blue Coat