Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 795 728 685
Rank change year-on-year -67 -43 +82
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 214 413 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 1.13% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 164 295 402
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% -15.38%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,750 £98,700 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -

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 26,807 36,595 41,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.34% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19,849 26,691 32,393
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 16 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 February 2020. 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 -70 202 £60,000 -7.69% 23
UK excluding London +11 135 £55,000 -4.35% 16
London -42 76 £70,000 -6.67% 9
South East +51 60 £57,500 +4.55% 4
North of England +25 28 £56,250 -4.26% 6
North West +31 17 £51,250 -10.87% 3
South West +23 17 £53,750 +13.16%
Midlands +25 14 £52,500 +16.67% 2
West Midlands +28 13 £52,500 +16.67% 2
East of England +55 12 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire +19 10 £65,000 -13.33% 3
Wales +1 4 £63,250 +20.48% 1
Scotland +30 3 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands +23 1 £47,500 -13.64%
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 175 (81.78%) CISSP
2 118 (55.14%) Information Security
3 103 (48.13%) Cybersecurity
4 91 (42.52%) Firewall
5 84 (39.25%) SIEM
6 74 (34.58%) Security Operations
7 73 (34.11%) CISM
8 66 (30.84%) SANS
9 65 (30.37%) Degree
10 61 (28.50%) Linux
11 49 (22.90%) CEH
12 47 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (21.96%) Windows
13 45 (21.03%) TCP/IP
13 45 (21.03%) Finance
13 45 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 42 (19.63%) Security Architecture
15 41 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (18.69%) Penetration Testing
17 35 (16.36%) NIST
18 34 (15.89%) CCNA
18 34 (15.89%) Network Security
19 33 (15.42%) Management Information System
19 33 (15.42%) Vulnerability Management
20 32 (14.95%) CompTIA Security+
20 32 (14.95%) Microsoft
20 32 (14.95%) Security Cleared
20 32 (14.95%) AWS
21 31 (14.49%) Computer Science
21 31 (14.49%) Kalman Filter

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 14 (6.54%) IIS
2 13 (6.07%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.67%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.27%) Confluence
5 5 (2.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Gephi
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.95%) AWS
2 22 (10.28%) Azure
3 12 (5.61%) GCP
3 12 (5.61%) OpenShift
4 7 (3.27%) Office 365
5 6 (2.80%) SaaS
6 5 (2.34%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.34%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.87%) Akamai
7 4 (1.87%) Cloudflare
7 4 (1.87%) IaaS
7 4 (1.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (42.52%) Firewall
2 45 (21.03%) TCP/IP
3 34 (15.89%) Network Security
4 22 (10.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (8.88%) VPN
6 16 (7.48%) HTTPS
7 15 (7.01%) LAN
7 15 (7.01%) WAN
8 9 (4.21%) HTTP
8 9 (4.21%) Internet
9 7 (3.27%) DNS
9 7 (3.27%) SSL
10 6 (2.80%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.34%) IPsec
12 3 (1.40%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.40%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.40%) MPLS
12 3 (1.40%) SMTP
12 3 (1.40%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.62%) Big Data
2 5 (2.34%) Power BI
3 3 (1.40%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.40%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.40%) Impala
4 2 (0.93%) MySQL
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.35%) JIRA
2 13 (6.07%) Bitbucket
2 13 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.07%) git-flow
3 6 (2.80%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (1.40%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.47%) Burp Suite
General
1 45 (21.03%) Finance
2 29 (13.55%) Legal
3 14 (6.54%) Retail
4 8 (3.74%) Games
4 8 (3.74%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.87%) Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (1.40%) Law
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Military
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.47%) Police
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (22.90%) Analyst
2 37 (17.29%) Security Analyst
3 29 (13.55%) Security Engineer
4 25 (11.68%) Architect
4 25 (11.68%) Security Architect
5 24 (11.21%) Consultant
6 17 (7.94%) Security Manager
7 14 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.07%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 13 (6.07%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (5.14%) Information Analyst
10 11 (5.14%) Information Security Analyst
11 10 (4.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 10 (4.67%) Security Specialist
11 10 (4.67%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.74%) Information Manager
12 8 (3.74%) IT Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) IT Security Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.07%) Kafka
2 11 (5.14%) .NET
3 10 (4.67%) AngularJS
3 10 (4.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.67%) GraphQL
3 10 (4.67%) Node.js
3 10 (4.67%) React
3 10 (4.67%) REST
3 10 (4.67%) Spring
3 10 (4.67%) Spring MVC
3 10 (4.67%) Vue.js
4 8 (3.74%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.34%) Middleware
6 3 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (15.42%) Management Information System
3 21 (9.81%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (7.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (7.01%) Cyberattack
6 14 (6.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.27%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (3.27%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.80%) Smart Meter
10 5 (2.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.34%) PKI
11 4 (1.87%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.50%) Linux
2 47 (21.96%) Windows
3 16 (7.48%) Unix
4 14 (6.54%) CentOS
4 14 (6.54%) Fedora
4 14 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.54%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.67%) Android
5 10 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (55.14%) Information Security
2 103 (48.13%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (39.25%) SIEM
4 74 (34.58%) Security Operations
5 42 (19.63%) Security Architecture
6 40 (18.69%) Penetration Testing
7 33 (15.42%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (14.49%) Computer Science
8 31 (14.49%) Kalman Filter
9 29 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (13.55%) Risk Management
10 27 (12.62%) Incident Management
11 26 (12.15%) TOGAF
12 25 (11.68%) Identity Access Management
13 24 (11.21%) Ethical Hacking
13 24 (11.21%) SABSA
13 24 (11.21%) Web Filtering
14 23 (10.75%) Threat Intelligence
15 21 (9.81%) Data Loss Prevention
15 21 (9.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) C
2 20 (9.35%) Python
3 18 (8.41%) Bash Shell
4 15 (7.01%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.74%) SQL
6 7 (3.27%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.87%) C#
7 4 (1.87%) C++
8 3 (1.40%) Perl
8 3 (1.40%) R
9 2 (0.93%) Go
9 2 (0.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 175 (81.78%) CISSP
2 73 (34.11%) CISM
3 66 (30.84%) SANS
4 65 (30.37%) Degree
5 49 (22.90%) CEH
6 47 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (15.89%) CCNA
8 32 (14.95%) CompTIA Security+
8 32 (14.95%) Security Cleared
9 30 (14.02%) SSCP
10 29 (13.55%) Network+ Certification
11 28 (13.08%) CREST Certified
12 27 (12.62%) DV Cleared
12 27 (12.62%) Linux+ Certification
12 27 (12.62%) MCSE
12 27 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (12.15%) OSCP
14 20 (9.35%) GCIH
15 14 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (6.54%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (16.36%) NIST
3 28 (13.08%) PCI DSS
4 21 (9.81%) GDPR
5 15 (7.01%) NIST 800
6 8 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.80%) SLA
8 5 (2.34%) ISO 14001
8 5 (2.34%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.93%) COBIT
9 2 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.47%) IASME
10 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.47%) NCSC
10 1 (0.47%) PSD2
10 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (11.21%) Docker
2 14 (6.54%) NFS
2 14 (6.54%) Samba
2 14 (6.54%) VirtualBox
2 14 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.54%) Xen
3 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.40%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.40%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.93%) Snort
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (12.15%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.54%) Ansible
2 14 (6.54%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (6.54%) Nagios
2 14 (6.54%) OpenNMS
2 14 (6.54%) Puppet
2 14 (6.54%) vCenter Server
2 14 (6.54%) ZABBIX
3 10 (4.67%) QRadar
4 8 (3.74%) Nessus
5 5 (2.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (1.87%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.40%) Nmap
7 3 (1.40%) Oozie
7 3 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.93%) Kibana
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.47%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.47%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 32 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.28%) Cisco
2 22 (10.28%) McAfee
3 19 (8.88%) Qualys
4 18 (8.41%) Splunk
5 16 (7.48%) ArcSight
6 15 (7.01%) SolarWinds
7 14 (6.54%) Cloudera
7 14 (6.54%) Dell
7 14 (6.54%) EMC
7 14 (6.54%) Hortonworks
7 14 (6.54%) NetApp
7 14 (6.54%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.54%) VMware
8 12 (5.61%) Google
9 10 (4.67%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.21%) CyberArk
11 7 (3.27%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.27%) LogRhythm
11 7 (3.27%) Symantec