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

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 720 689 754
Rank change year-on-year -31 +65 +103
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 413 565 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 1.35% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 296 405 321
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -13.04%

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 36,815 41,880 44,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.30% 23.85% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,867 32,479 35,085
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for GIAC in the UK

GIAC
Top 14 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 February 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 -32 396 £65,000 +23.81% 31
UK excluding London +1 205 £57,500 +15.00% 24
London -40 193 £75,000 +25.00% 9
South East -31 71 £55,000 +15.79% 6
North of England +77 60 £58,750 +17.50% 6
North West +48 39 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South West +12 26 £47,500 +5.56%
Yorkshire +59 21 £75,000 +25.00% 4
Midlands +27 20 £45,000 -23.40% 7
East of England +21 19 £60,000 +22.45% 3
West Midlands +26 17 £45,000 -1.10% 4
Scotland +12 7 £47,500 -28.30% 2
East Midlands +15 3 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Wales +9 2 £52,500 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 276 (66.83%) CISSP
2 215 (52.06%) Cybersecurity
3 213 (51.57%) Information Security
4 166 (40.19%) SANS
5 162 (39.23%) CEH
5 162 (39.23%) Windows
6 143 (34.62%) Firewall
7 133 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
8 118 (28.57%) SIEM
9 115 (27.85%) Finance
10 111 (26.88%) CISM
10 111 (26.88%) Network Security
11 94 (22.76%) Linux
12 87 (21.07%) Degree
13 86 (20.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 86 (20.82%) CCNA
14 85 (20.58%) SSCP
15 83 (20.10%) Security Operations
16 80 (19.37%) Penetration Testing
17 79 (19.13%) CISA
17 79 (19.13%) Security Cleared
18 77 (18.64%) CCNP
18 77 (18.64%) Unix
19 76 (18.40%) Cisco
19 76 (18.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 74 (17.92%) Management Information System
21 73 (17.68%) Intrusion Detection
21 73 (17.68%) TCP/IP
22 68 (16.46%) CompTIA Security+
23 59 (14.29%) Nessus

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 8 (1.94%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.21%) IIS
3 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.12%) Office 365
4 10 (2.42%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.69%) SaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (34.62%) Firewall
2 111 (26.88%) Network Security
3 73 (17.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 73 (17.68%) TCP/IP
4 32 (7.75%) BGP
4 32 (7.75%) SSL
5 31 (7.51%) EIGRP
6 30 (7.26%) Internet
7 28 (6.78%) IPsec
8 27 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (6.30%) Sourcefire
10 25 (6.05%) DNS
11 21 (5.08%) SMTP
12 19 (4.60%) Wireless
13 17 (4.12%) SNMP
14 16 (3.87%) FCoE
15 14 (3.39%) LAN
15 14 (3.39%) WAN
16 11 (2.66%) HTTP
16 11 (2.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.54%) Big Data
2 12 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.42%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.94%) Apache Hive
4 8 (1.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 24 (5.81%) JIRA
2 16 (3.87%) Metasploit
2 16 (3.87%) Redmine
3 8 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.94%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.94%) CodeSonar
3 8 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.94%) git-flow
3 8 (1.94%) Robot Framework
3 8 (1.94%) Selenium
4 6 (1.45%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.73%) AppScan
6 1 (0.24%) Paros
6 1 (0.24%) WebScarab
General
1 115 (27.85%) Finance
2 58 (14.04%) Legal
3 37 (8.96%) Banking
4 31 (7.51%) Law
5 21 (5.08%) Retail
6 15 (3.63%) Games
7 12 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.21%) Front Office
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 116 (28.09%) Analyst
2 100 (24.21%) Security Analyst
3 87 (21.07%) Security Engineer
4 37 (8.96%) Head of Security
5 35 (8.47%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 35 (8.47%) IT Analyst
5 35 (8.47%) IT Security Analyst
6 32 (7.75%) Network Engineer
6 32 (7.75%) SOC Analyst
7 31 (7.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (6.54%) Head of Information
8 27 (6.54%) Head of Information Security
9 26 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (6.05%) Consultant
10 25 (6.05%) Head of Finance
11 24 (5.81%) Cisco Analyst
11 24 (5.81%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 24 (5.81%) Security Specialist
12 21 (5.08%) Architect
12 21 (5.08%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.26%) SailPoint
2 16 (3.87%) .NET
3 15 (3.63%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.63%) Regular Expression
4 10 (2.42%) Java EE
4 10 (2.42%) STL
5 8 (1.94%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.94%) Django
5 8 (1.94%) LAMP
5 8 (1.94%) Node.js
5 8 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.94%) REST
5 8 (1.94%) SOAP
5 8 (1.94%) Spring MVC
6 7 (1.69%) Middleware
7 5 (1.21%) JSON
7 5 (1.21%) WCF
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) HTML
8 1 (0.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.30%) Security Operations Centre
5 23 (5.57%) PKI
6 17 (4.12%) Cyberattack
7 13 (3.15%) Cyber Defence
7 13 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (2.42%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.94%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.45%) CESG
12 5 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.21%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.21%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.21%) Life Science
12 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.21%) SCADA
12 5 (1.21%) Social Media
12 5 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 162 (39.23%) Windows
2 94 (22.76%) Linux
3 77 (18.64%) Unix
4 28 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.15%) Kali Linux
6 10 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.18%) Android
7 9 (2.18%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.97%) CentOS
8 4 (0.97%) Fedora
8 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.73%) VMS
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (52.06%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (51.57%) Information Security
3 118 (28.57%) SIEM
4 86 (20.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 83 (20.10%) Security Operations
6 80 (19.37%) Penetration Testing
7 58 (14.04%) Security Architecture
8 52 (12.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 49 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (10.65%) Threat Intelligence
12 43 (10.41%) Computer Science
13 41 (9.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 41 (9.93%) Mentoring
14 39 (9.44%) Identity Access Management
15 36 (8.72%) Coaching
15 36 (8.72%) Network Design
16 34 (8.23%) Threat Detection
17 33 (7.99%) Anomaly Detection
17 33 (7.99%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.04%) Python
2 56 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 49 (11.86%) C
4 35 (8.47%) Bash Shell
5 30 (7.26%) Java
6 23 (5.57%) C++
7 21 (5.08%) Perl
8 20 (4.84%) PHP
9 17 (4.12%) SQL
10 12 (2.91%) Korn
10 12 (2.91%) VBScript
11 11 (2.66%) C#
12 10 (2.42%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.42%) Ruby
13 9 (2.18%) Go
13 9 (2.18%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 276 (66.83%) CISSP
2 166 (40.19%) SANS
3 162 (39.23%) CEH
4 133 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (26.88%) CISM
6 87 (21.07%) Degree
7 86 (20.82%) CCNA
8 85 (20.58%) SSCP
9 79 (19.13%) CISA
9 79 (19.13%) Security Cleared
10 77 (18.64%) CCNP
11 68 (16.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 56 (13.56%) CREST Certified
13 53 (12.83%) DV Cleared
14 48 (11.62%) CCIE
15 45 (10.90%) GCIH
16 43 (10.41%) Computer Science Degree
17 41 (9.93%) GSEC
17 41 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (9.69%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (18.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (4.36%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (2.91%) SAS 70
6 11 (2.66%) GDPR
6 11 (2.66%) SLA
7 9 (2.18%) COBIT
8 8 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (1.21%) QA
10 3 (0.73%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.48%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 33 (7.99%) Snort
2 20 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.60%) NFS
3 19 (4.60%) Samba
4 16 (3.87%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.91%) Docker
6 10 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (1.94%) vSphere
8 4 (0.97%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.97%) Xen
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (14.29%) Nessus
2 32 (7.75%) CSIRT
3 28 (6.78%) Puppet
4 27 (6.54%) SCCM
5 26 (6.30%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (5.33%) Nmap
7 21 (5.08%) Nagios
8 20 (4.84%) Ansible
8 20 (4.84%) vCenter Server
9 19 (4.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 18 (4.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (3.87%) QRadar
12 13 (3.15%) Nexpose
13 11 (2.66%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 10 (2.42%) CASB
14 10 (2.42%) OpenVAS
15 8 (1.94%) Salt
16 7 (1.69%) Defensics
16 7 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 5 (1.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 76 (18.40%) Cisco
2 57 (13.80%) CheckPoint
2 57 (13.80%) Splunk
3 46 (11.14%) Symantec
4 43 (10.41%) LogRhythm
5 41 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 37 (8.96%) Palo Alto
7 34 (8.23%) McAfee
8 30 (7.26%) Qualys
9 29 (7.02%) Juniper
10 28 (6.78%) Blue Coat
11 26 (6.30%) VMware
12 25 (6.05%) Aveksa
13 24 (5.81%) FireEye
14 22 (5.33%) SolarWinds
15 19 (4.60%) EMC
15 19 (4.60%) NetApp
16 17 (4.12%) ArcSight
17 16 (3.87%) Sun
18 13 (3.15%) CyberArk