Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 845 874
Rank change year-on-year +90 +29 +230
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 441 381 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.86% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 290 277 336
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,550 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,625 £90,000 £80,313
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +4.76%

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 41,601 44,112 55,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.78% 24.69% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30,964 34,138 44,360
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +69 422 £60,000 -7.69% 42
UK excluding London +145 260 £55,000 +22.22% 26
London -40 175 £65,000 -5.80% 18
East of England +122 116 £52,500 -38.24% 4
South East +24 50 £62,500 +13.64% 7
North of England +19 33 £50,000 -28.57% 5
South West +1 29 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Midlands -19 18 £70,000 +60.00% 5
North West +23 17 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Yorkshire +10 12 £77,500 +8.77% 2
Wales - 12 £60,000 -
East Midlands +15 10 £70,000 -12.50% 3
West Midlands -2 6 £58,500 +37.65% 2
North East -18 4 £60,000 +100.00%
Scotland - 2 £46,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 364 (82.54%) CISSP
2 228 (51.70%) Cybersecurity
3 215 (48.75%) SANS
4 209 (47.39%) CISM
5 178 (40.36%) Information Security
6 160 (36.28%) CISA
7 158 (35.83%) SIEM
8 156 (35.37%) SSCP
8 156 (35.37%) CompTIA Security+
9 155 (35.15%) CEH
10 153 (34.69%) Windows
11 132 (29.93%) Firewall
12 119 (26.98%) Security Operations
13 117 (26.53%) Microsoft
14 114 (25.85%) Security Architecture
15 107 (24.26%) Linux
16 106 (24.04%) Finance
17 96 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
18 94 (21.32%) TCP/IP
19 91 (20.63%) CSSLP
20 85 (19.27%) Penetration Testing
21 76 (17.23%) Unix
21 76 (17.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 75 (17.01%) Vulnerability Management
23 68 (15.42%) Continuous Improvement
24 67 (15.19%) Security Cleared
24 67 (15.19%) Reverse Engineering
24 67 (15.19%) Security Operations Centre
25 64 (14.51%) Identity Access Management
25 64 (14.51%) Python

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 33 (7.48%) Apache Pig
2 9 (2.04%) Apache
3 7 (1.59%) JBoss
3 7 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.91%) IIS
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.08%) Office 365
4 15 (3.40%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.91%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 132 (29.93%) Firewall
2 94 (21.32%) TCP/IP
3 57 (12.93%) Network Security
4 39 (8.84%) SSL
5 35 (7.94%) HTTP
6 27 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (4.31%) LAN
8 16 (3.63%) WAN
9 15 (3.40%) Cisco Firepower
9 15 (3.40%) DKIM
9 15 (3.40%) DMARC
10 12 (2.72%) VPN
11 10 (2.27%) DNS
11 10 (2.27%) IPsec
11 10 (2.27%) SNMP
12 9 (2.04%) FCoE
13 8 (1.81%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.13%) BGP
15 5 (1.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.66%) Big Data
2 33 (7.48%) Apache Hive
2 33 (7.48%) Hadoop
3 32 (7.26%) MySQL
4 31 (7.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.23%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 40 (9.07%) JIRA
2 31 (7.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 31 (7.03%) Bitbucket
2 31 (7.03%) CodeSonar
2 31 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.03%) git-flow
2 31 (7.03%) Robot Framework
2 31 (7.03%) Selenium
3 15 (3.40%) Metasploit
4 9 (2.04%) Redmine
5 8 (1.81%) AppScan
6 2 (0.45%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.45%) WebScarab
General
1 106 (24.04%) Finance
2 51 (11.56%) Retail
3 46 (10.43%) Banking
4 24 (5.44%) Legal
5 21 (4.76%) Games
5 21 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.49%) Law
7 9 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.36%) Local Government
8 6 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.13%) Back Office
9 5 (1.13%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.68%) Advertising
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) French Language
11 2 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (19.73%) Security Engineer
2 68 (15.42%) Analyst
3 58 (13.15%) Architect
3 58 (13.15%) Security Manager
4 57 (12.93%) Security Analyst
4 57 (12.93%) Security Architect
5 31 (7.03%) Software Engineer
6 27 (6.12%) C++ Software Engineer
6 27 (6.12%) Java Engineer
6 27 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
7 23 (5.22%) C# Software Engineer
7 23 (5.22%) Engineering Manager
8 22 (4.99%) Consultant
9 17 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
9 17 (3.85%) Security Consultant
10 16 (3.63%) SOC Analyst
11 15 (3.40%) IT Support
11 15 (3.40%) Security Specialist
12 14 (3.17%) SIEM Analyst
13 13 (2.95%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.94%) Java EE
2 33 (7.48%) .NET
2 33 (7.48%) STL
3 31 (7.03%) .NET Framework
3 31 (7.03%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.03%) Django
3 31 (7.03%) LAMP
3 31 (7.03%) Node.js
3 31 (7.03%) RabbitMQ
3 31 (7.03%) REST
3 31 (7.03%) SOAP
3 31 (7.03%) Spring MVC
4 8 (1.81%) Middleware
5 7 (1.59%) LDAP
5 7 (1.59%) Web Services
6 2 (0.45%) HTML
6 2 (0.45%) J2EE
6 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.45%) Spring
6 2 (0.45%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.19%) Security Operations Centre
2 63 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 45 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.90%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (4.99%) PKI
7 20 (4.54%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (4.31%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (3.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 8 (1.81%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.59%) Cyberattack
11 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.36%) Fintech
12 6 (1.36%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.91%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.91%) PMI
14 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.69%) Windows
2 107 (24.26%) Linux
3 76 (17.23%) Unix
4 51 (11.56%) Apple iOS
5 47 (10.66%) Mac OS X
6 35 (7.94%) Android
7 25 (5.67%) Windows Server
8 13 (2.95%) Kali Linux
9 12 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.91%) CentOS
10 4 (0.91%) Fedora
10 4 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.45%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (51.70%) Cybersecurity
2 178 (40.36%) Information Security
3 158 (35.83%) SIEM
4 119 (26.98%) Security Operations
5 114 (25.85%) Security Architecture
6 85 (19.27%) Penetration Testing
7 75 (17.01%) Vulnerability Management
8 68 (15.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 67 (15.19%) Reverse Engineering
10 64 (14.51%) Identity Access Management
11 61 (13.83%) Risk Management
12 60 (13.61%) Ethical Hacking
13 52 (11.79%) Software Engineering
14 45 (10.20%) Test Automation
15 44 (9.98%) User Stories
16 43 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (9.75%) Performance Monitoring
16 43 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (9.52%) Application Performance Monitoring
17 42 (9.52%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.51%) Python
2 59 (13.38%) C
3 57 (12.93%) Bash Shell
4 46 (10.43%) C++
5 45 (10.20%) Java
6 44 (9.98%) C#
7 43 (9.75%) PowerShell
8 40 (9.07%) PHP
9 33 (7.48%) Objective-C
10 32 (7.26%) JavaScript
11 21 (4.76%) Perl
12 15 (3.40%) Ruby
13 11 (2.49%) Korn
14 9 (2.04%) Go
15 3 (0.68%) VB
16 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.45%) SQL
17 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 364 (82.54%) CISSP
2 215 (48.75%) SANS
3 209 (47.39%) CISM
4 160 (36.28%) CISA
5 156 (35.37%) CompTIA Security+
5 156 (35.37%) SSCP
6 155 (35.15%) CEH
7 96 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
8 91 (20.63%) CSSLP
9 67 (15.19%) Security Cleared
10 62 (14.06%) CCNA
10 62 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (13.61%) MCSE
12 58 (13.15%) GCIH
13 55 (12.47%) Degree
14 54 (12.24%) CREST Certified
15 50 (11.34%) DV Cleared
16 48 (10.88%) Linux+ Certification
16 48 (10.88%) Network+ Certification
17 40 (9.07%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (17.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (7.71%) PCI DSS
3 26 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 24 (5.44%) GDPR
5 22 (4.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (2.72%) COBIT
7 8 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (1.36%) SLA
9 5 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.68%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.68%) COSO
10 3 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.68%) PSD2
10 3 (0.68%) QA
11 2 (0.45%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 35 (7.94%) Docker
2 31 (7.03%) vSphere
3 24 (5.44%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.95%) NFS
5 13 (2.95%) Samba
5 13 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.04%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.13%) Firmware
9 4 (0.91%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.91%) Xen
10 2 (0.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 48 (10.88%) Puppet
2 42 (9.52%) Nessus
3 31 (7.03%) Salt
4 21 (4.76%) Nmap
5 20 (4.54%) EnCase
6 13 (2.95%) Ansible
6 13 (2.95%) Nagios
6 13 (2.95%) vCenter Server
7 12 (2.72%) RSA Security Analytics
8 10 (2.27%) QRadar
9 9 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.59%) HP Fortify
11 7 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.36%) CSIRT
12 6 (1.36%) Nexpose
12 6 (1.36%) WebInspect
13 5 (1.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.91%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 117 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.15%) Symantec
3 50 (11.34%) Cisco
4 47 (10.66%) Sophos
5 43 (9.75%) Qualys
6 29 (6.58%) Splunk
7 24 (5.44%) VMware
8 20 (4.54%) CheckPoint
9 19 (4.31%) McAfee
9 19 (4.31%) Red Hat
10 18 (4.08%) Apple
11 16 (3.63%) NetApp
12 15 (3.40%) Forcepoint
12 15 (3.40%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.95%) EMC
14 12 (2.72%) Juniper
15 11 (2.49%) CyberArk
16 10 (2.27%) Netsparker
17 9 (2.04%) F5
18 8 (1.81%) Aveksa