Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 688 733 774
Rank change year-on-year +45 +41 +125
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 505 503 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.15% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 309 366 384
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.24% -6.67% -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 38,453 43,712 50,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.75% 24.24% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28,424 33,597 40,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
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% - +3.66%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +45 489 £65,000 +18.18% 47
UK excluding London +86 268 £55,000 +12.24% 18
London +14 225 £65,000 +8.33% 29
East of England +100 104 £65,000 +32.65%
South East -7 67 £57,500 +12.20% 4
South West +12 38 £45,000 - 3
North of England +32 31 £45,000 -25.00% 9
North West +26 23 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +18 19 £30,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +31 14 £30,000 -31.43% 1
Yorkshire +25 5 £42,500 -29.17% 2
East Midlands +15 5 £37,000 -35.65% 1
Scotland +1 5 £46,750 -41.56%
Wales +3 4 £60,000 +9.09%
North East - 3 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 407 (80.59%) CISSP
2 280 (55.45%) Cybersecurity
3 225 (44.55%) SANS
4 221 (43.76%) Windows
5 219 (43.37%) Information Security
6 196 (38.81%) CEH
7 179 (35.45%) CISM
7 179 (35.45%) Firewall
8 174 (34.46%) CompTIA Security+
9 168 (33.27%) SSCP
10 158 (31.29%) Linux
11 152 (30.10%) SIEM
12 132 (26.14%) CISA
13 125 (24.75%) Microsoft
14 121 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
15 115 (22.77%) TCP/IP
16 114 (22.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 111 (21.98%) Security Architecture
18 104 (20.59%) Finance
19 102 (20.20%) Vulnerability Management
20 101 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
21 99 (19.60%) Security Operations
22 93 (18.42%) Unix
23 92 (18.22%) Python
24 87 (17.23%) Security Cleared
24 87 (17.23%) PowerShell
25 84 (16.63%) C
26 79 (15.64%) Network Security
27 76 (15.05%) DV Cleared
27 76 (15.05%) Continuous Improvement

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 36 (7.13%) Apache Pig
2 8 (1.58%) IIS
3 2 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.15%) Office 365
4 21 (4.16%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.19%) SaaS
6 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 179 (35.45%) Firewall
2 115 (22.77%) TCP/IP
3 79 (15.64%) Network Security
4 58 (11.49%) SSL
5 48 (9.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 36 (7.13%) HTTP
7 35 (6.93%) LAN
8 32 (6.34%) WAN
9 20 (3.96%) Wireless
10 18 (3.56%) DNS
11 17 (3.37%) SMTP
11 17 (3.37%) SNMP
12 16 (3.17%) FCoE
13 15 (2.97%) DKIM
13 15 (2.97%) DMARC
14 13 (2.57%) Internet
15 8 (1.58%) Cisco Firepower
16 7 (1.39%) Sourcefire
17 6 (1.19%) ATM
17 6 (1.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.50%) Big Data
2 37 (7.33%) Hadoop
3 36 (7.13%) Apache Hive
3 36 (7.13%) SQL Server
4 35 (6.93%) MySQL
5 4 (0.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 51 (10.10%) JIRA
2 35 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 35 (6.93%) Bitbucket
2 35 (6.93%) CodeSonar
2 35 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.93%) git-flow
2 35 (6.93%) Robot Framework
2 35 (6.93%) Selenium
3 24 (4.75%) Metasploit
4 16 (3.17%) Redmine
5 4 (0.79%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.59%) AppScan
7 1 (0.20%) Paros
7 1 (0.20%) WebScarab
General
1 104 (20.59%) Finance
2 50 (9.90%) Banking
2 50 (9.90%) Legal
2 50 (9.90%) Retail
3 35 (6.93%) Investment Banking
4 32 (6.34%) Law
5 22 (4.36%) Games
6 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.99%) Local Government
8 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.59%) French Language
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (20.00%) Analyst
2 96 (19.01%) Security Engineer
3 90 (17.82%) Security Analyst
4 50 (9.90%) Security Manager
5 35 (6.93%) IT Analyst
5 35 (6.93%) IT Security Analyst
5 35 (6.93%) Software Engineer
6 33 (6.53%) IT Support
7 30 (5.94%) Architect
7 30 (5.94%) C++ Software Engineer
7 30 (5.94%) Consultant
7 30 (5.94%) Java Engineer
7 30 (5.94%) Java Software Engineer
8 28 (5.54%) Engineering Manager
8 28 (5.54%) Security Architect
9 27 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support
10 25 (4.95%) Cisco Analyst
10 25 (4.95%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 24 (4.75%) C# Software Engineer
12 23 (4.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.92%) .NET
2 39 (7.72%) ASP.NET
2 39 (7.72%) Java EE
3 38 (7.52%) STL
4 35 (6.93%) .NET Framework
4 35 (6.93%) Django
4 35 (6.93%) LAMP
4 35 (6.93%) Node.js
4 35 (6.93%) RabbitMQ
4 35 (6.93%) REST
4 35 (6.93%) SOAP
4 35 (6.93%) Spring MVC
5 11 (2.18%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.59%) JSON
6 3 (0.59%) LDAP
7 2 (0.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) CGI
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.89%) Management Information System
2 53 (10.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 32 (6.34%) Computer Science
4 31 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.94%) Data Protection Act
6 24 (4.75%) PKI
7 17 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.57%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.58%) Social Media
11 6 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.99%) Cybercrime
12 5 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.79%) User Experience
14 3 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 221 (43.76%) Windows
2 158 (31.29%) Linux
3 93 (18.42%) Unix
4 67 (13.27%) Apple iOS
5 65 (12.87%) Mac OS X
6 59 (11.68%) Windows Server
7 37 (7.33%) Android
8 23 (4.55%) Kali Linux
9 8 (1.58%) CentOS
9 8 (1.58%) Fedora
9 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.58%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.19%) VMS
11 4 (0.79%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (55.45%) Cybersecurity
2 219 (43.37%) Information Security
3 152 (30.10%) SIEM
4 111 (21.98%) Security Architecture
5 102 (20.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 101 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 99 (19.60%) Security Operations
8 76 (15.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 71 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (13.66%) Identity Access Management
11 67 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 66 (13.07%) Software Engineering
13 63 (12.48%) Systems Engineering
14 59 (11.68%) User Stories
15 58 (11.49%) Reverse Engineering
16 55 (10.89%) Ethical Hacking
17 52 (10.30%) Test Automation
18 50 (9.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 43 (8.51%) Risk Management
20 42 (8.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.22%) Python
2 87 (17.23%) PowerShell
3 84 (16.63%) C
4 66 (13.07%) Bash Shell
5 54 (10.69%) Java
6 51 (10.10%) PHP
7 48 (9.50%) C++
8 39 (7.72%) C#
9 38 (7.52%) Objective-C
10 37 (7.33%) Perl
11 36 (7.13%) JavaScript
12 16 (3.17%) VBScript
13 15 (2.97%) Korn
13 15 (2.97%) Ruby
14 12 (2.38%) Go
14 12 (2.38%) SQL
15 3 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 407 (80.59%) CISSP
2 225 (44.55%) SANS
3 196 (38.81%) CEH
4 179 (35.45%) CISM
5 174 (34.46%) CompTIA Security+
6 168 (33.27%) SSCP
7 132 (26.14%) CISA
8 121 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (17.23%) Security Cleared
10 76 (15.05%) DV Cleared
11 73 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 72 (14.26%) CCNA
12 72 (14.26%) MCSE
13 63 (12.48%) Degree
13 63 (12.48%) Linux+ Certification
13 63 (12.48%) Network+ Certification
14 60 (11.88%) CREST Certified
15 58 (11.49%) CSSLP
16 50 (9.90%) CCNP
17 45 (8.91%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (22.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (8.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 36 (7.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 28 (5.54%) PCI DSS
5 21 (4.16%) GDPR
6 19 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (3.17%) SAS 70
8 8 (1.58%) QA
9 7 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (1.19%) COBIT
10 6 (1.19%) SLA
11 3 (0.59%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
System Software
1 43 (8.51%) Docker
2 39 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 35 (6.93%) vSphere
4 24 (4.75%) NFS
4 24 (4.75%) Samba
4 24 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.17%) VMware NSX
6 15 (2.97%) Snort
7 8 (1.58%) VirtualBox
7 8 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (1.58%) Xen
8 4 (0.79%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (11.68%) Puppet
2 40 (7.92%) Nessus
3 35 (6.93%) Salt
4 29 (5.74%) Nmap
5 24 (4.75%) Ansible
5 24 (4.75%) Nagios
5 24 (4.75%) vCenter Server
6 20 (3.96%) CSIRT
6 20 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (3.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 15 (2.97%) EnCase
9 13 (2.57%) CASB
9 13 (2.57%) Nexpose
10 12 (2.38%) QRadar
11 11 (2.18%) OpenVAS
11 11 (2.18%) SCCM
12 10 (1.98%) IBM BigFix
12 10 (1.98%) WSUS
13 8 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (1.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 125 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.28%) Symantec
3 59 (11.68%) Cisco
3 59 (11.68%) Sophos
4 45 (8.91%) Splunk
5 37 (7.33%) Qualys
6 32 (6.34%) CheckPoint
7 30 (5.94%) Apple
8 29 (5.74%) McAfee
9 27 (5.35%) SolarWinds
10 24 (4.75%) EMC
10 24 (4.75%) NetApp
10 24 (4.75%) VMware
11 23 (4.55%) Forcepoint
12 18 (3.56%) CyberArk
13 16 (3.17%) LogRhythm
14 12 (2.38%) Netsparker
15 11 (2.18%) ArcSight
15 11 (2.18%) Sun
16 9 (1.78%) Dell