Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 751 790 836
Rank change year-on-year +39 +46 +44
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 339 442 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.07% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 272 292 273
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -18.18%

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 35,378 41,476 44,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.23% 23.82% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25,644 30,862 34,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £26,490 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% -

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +26 335 £65,000 +8.33% 37
UK excluding London +1 201 £60,000 +9.09% 29
London +53 137 £70,000 +7.69% 10
North of England +46 68 £65,000 +30.00% 8
South East +22 49 £58,375 -6.60% 7
Yorkshire +38 39 £80,000 +3.23% 4
East of England -2 31 £50,000 -4.76% 3
South West +5 30 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West +28 27 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Midlands +28 19 £80,000 +14.29% 7
West Midlands +36 16 £80,000 +36.75% 3
East Midlands +16 3 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Scotland +8 3 - -
North East +10 2 £61,250 +2.08%
Wales -1 1 £47,500 -20.83% 2

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 214 (63.13%) CISSP
2 175 (51.62%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (49.85%) Information Security
4 129 (38.05%) SANS
5 120 (35.40%) SIEM
6 119 (35.10%) Firewall
7 109 (32.15%) Security Operations
8 102 (30.09%) Degree
9 98 (28.91%) CEH
10 90 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
11 89 (26.25%) Windows
12 88 (25.96%) Penetration Testing
13 87 (25.66%) CISM
14 85 (25.07%) Finance
15 81 (23.89%) Linux
16 71 (20.94%) CISA
17 70 (20.65%) CompTIA Security+
18 69 (20.35%) TCP/IP
19 64 (18.88%) CCNA
19 64 (18.88%) Vulnerability Management
19 64 (18.88%) Threat Intelligence
20 63 (18.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 62 (18.29%) SSCP
22 61 (17.99%) Network Security
23 57 (16.81%) Security Cleared
23 57 (16.81%) Splunk
24 56 (16.52%) Security Architecture
25 55 (16.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
25 55 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
26 51 (15.04%) Reverse Engineering

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 30 (8.85%) Apache Spark
1 30 (8.85%) Elasticsearch
1 30 (8.85%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (8.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 30 (8.85%) OpenShift
4 9 (2.65%) IaaS
5 6 (1.77%) Office 365
6 4 (1.18%) SaaS
7 3 (0.88%) PaaS
8 2 (0.59%) Akamai
8 2 (0.59%) Apigee
9 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.29%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 119 (35.10%) Firewall
2 69 (20.35%) TCP/IP
3 61 (17.99%) Network Security
4 50 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 31 (9.14%) HTTPS
6 21 (6.19%) Internet
7 19 (5.60%) DNS
8 17 (5.01%) SMTP
9 16 (4.72%) SSL
10 13 (3.83%) VPN
11 12 (3.54%) DHCP
11 12 (3.54%) FTP
12 11 (3.24%) BGP
12 11 (3.24%) Sourcefire
13 10 (2.95%) EIGRP
13 10 (2.95%) IPsec
13 10 (2.95%) VLAN
14 9 (2.65%) MPLS
15 7 (2.06%) HTTP
15 7 (2.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.39%) Big Data
2 5 (1.47%) DB2
2 5 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.85%) Bitbucket
1 30 (8.85%) Git (software)
1 30 (8.85%) git-flow
1 30 (8.85%) JIRA
2 10 (2.95%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.18%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.18%) JUnit
3 4 (1.18%) Subversion
4 3 (0.88%) AppScan
4 3 (0.88%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 85 (25.07%) Finance
2 34 (10.03%) Legal
3 28 (8.26%) Banking
4 25 (7.37%) Retail
5 20 (5.90%) Games
6 14 (4.13%) Law
7 10 (2.95%) Multimedia
8 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.18%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (30.38%) Analyst
2 82 (24.19%) Security Analyst
3 37 (10.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 37 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 35 (10.32%) Consultant
5 31 (9.14%) SOC Analyst
6 26 (7.67%) Tester
7 23 (6.78%) Penetration Tester
8 20 (5.90%) Architect
8 20 (5.90%) Security Architect
9 19 (5.60%) Team Leader
10 18 (5.31%) IT Analyst
10 18 (5.31%) IT Security Analyst
11 16 (4.72%) Security Specialist
12 15 (4.42%) Head of Security
13 14 (4.13%) Head of Information
13 14 (4.13%) Head of Information Security
13 14 (4.13%) Security Manager
14 12 (3.54%) Cisco Analyst
14 12 (3.54%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.32%) .NET
1 35 (10.32%) ASP.NET
2 32 (9.44%) Spring
3 30 (8.85%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.85%) GraphQL
3 30 (8.85%) Kafka
3 30 (8.85%) Node.js
3 30 (8.85%) React
3 30 (8.85%) REST
3 30 (8.85%) Spring MVC
3 30 (8.85%) Vue.js
4 16 (4.72%) SailPoint
5 5 (1.47%) CSS
5 5 (1.47%) HTML
6 4 (1.18%) JSON
6 4 (1.18%) RESTful
6 4 (1.18%) WCF
6 4 (1.18%) Web Services
7 3 (0.88%) OLE
8 2 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.45%) Management Information System
2 41 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (12.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 33 (9.73%) Cyberattack
4 31 (9.14%) Cyberthreat
5 24 (7.08%) Cyber Defence
6 20 (5.90%) Cybercrime
7 14 (4.13%) PKI
8 13 (3.83%) Public Cloud
9 12 (3.54%) e-Learning
10 10 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.06%) CESG
11 7 (2.06%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.77%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.47%) CMDB
13 5 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.47%) SCADA
14 4 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 4 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (26.25%) Windows
2 81 (23.89%) Linux
3 32 (9.44%) Android
3 32 (9.44%) Apple iOS
4 25 (7.37%) Unix
5 13 (3.83%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.77%) Kali Linux
6 6 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Fedora
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (51.62%) Cybersecurity
2 169 (49.85%) Information Security
3 120 (35.40%) SIEM
4 109 (32.15%) Security Operations
5 88 (25.96%) Penetration Testing
6 64 (18.88%) Threat Intelligence
6 64 (18.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 56 (16.52%) Security Architecture
8 55 (16.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 55 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (15.04%) Reverse Engineering
10 47 (13.86%) Kalman Filter
11 42 (12.39%) Incident Management
12 38 (11.21%) Ethical Hacking
13 37 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (10.62%) Malware Analysis
15 33 (9.73%) Computer Science
15 33 (9.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 32 (9.44%) Kanban
16 32 (9.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.55%) C
2 24 (7.08%) Python
3 16 (4.72%) C++
4 15 (4.42%) Java
5 13 (3.83%) C#
6 12 (3.54%) Perl
7 9 (2.65%) SQL
8 8 (2.36%) PHP
9 7 (2.06%) Ruby
10 6 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.47%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.47%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.47%) Korn
12 4 (1.18%) Go
12 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 214 (63.13%) CISSP
2 129 (38.05%) SANS
3 102 (30.09%) Degree
4 98 (28.91%) CEH
5 90 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (25.66%) CISM
7 71 (20.94%) CISA
8 70 (20.65%) CompTIA Security+
9 64 (18.88%) CCNA
10 62 (18.29%) SSCP
11 57 (16.81%) Security Cleared
12 39 (11.50%) CREST Certified
13 37 (10.91%) Network+ Certification
14 36 (10.62%) GSEC
15 34 (10.03%) GCIH
16 32 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
17 31 (9.14%) CCNP
17 31 (9.14%) Linux+ Certification
17 31 (9.14%) MCSE
18 26 (7.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (18.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.96%) NIST
3 24 (7.08%) GDPR
4 22 (6.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (6.19%) PCI DSS
6 12 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (3.54%) SLA
7 10 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (2.06%) NCSC
9 4 (1.18%) COBIT
9 4 (1.18%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.88%) ITGC
10 3 (0.88%) QA
11 1 (0.29%) GPG13
11 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 32 (9.44%) Docker
2 17 (5.01%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.42%) Snort
4 6 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) Samba
6 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (14.45%) Nessus
2 33 (9.73%) QRadar
3 31 (9.14%) Kubernetes
4 20 (5.90%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (5.01%) CSIRT
6 15 (4.42%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 15 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.36%) Nmap
7 8 (2.36%) SCCM
8 5 (1.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.18%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.18%) Nexpose
9 4 (1.18%) OpenVAS
10 3 (0.88%) CASB
10 3 (0.88%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.88%) WebInspect
11 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.59%) Nagios
12 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (16.81%) Splunk
2 44 (12.98%) Qualys
3 40 (11.80%) LogRhythm
4 38 (11.21%) Cisco
5 30 (8.85%) ArcSight
5 30 (8.85%) Google
6 29 (8.55%) Symantec
7 24 (7.08%) CyberArk
8 23 (6.78%) CheckPoint
9 22 (6.49%) McAfee
10 18 (5.31%) Microsoft
11 15 (4.42%) Aveksa
11 15 (4.42%) IBM
11 15 (4.42%) Palo Alto
12 14 (4.13%) Meraki
13 11 (3.24%) Juniper
14 9 (2.65%) AlienVault
15 7 (2.06%) Blue Coat
16 6 (1.77%) Remedy
16 6 (1.77%) VMware