Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 789 692 811
Rank change year-on-year -97 +119 -22
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 284 516 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 1.32% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 210 330 304
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £93,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% -6.40%

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 31,689 39,002 42,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.10% 23.71% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23,131 28,878 32,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 -82 267 £65,000 - 37
UK excluding London +1 187 £65,000 +30.00% 23
London -40 96 £60,000 -7.69% 18
South East +35 51 £75,000 +30.43% 10
North of England +42 44 £65,000 +44.44% 6
South West -1 29 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East of England -41 28 £57,500 +9.52%
Yorkshire +22 27 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Midlands +32 18 £80,000 +116.22% 2
North West +37 15 £47,500 +5.56% 3
West Midlands +31 14 £80,000 +166.67% 1
Scotland +25 9 £70,000 +52.17% 1
Wales +16 5 £39,000 -35.00% 2
East Midlands +24 4 £66,250 -5.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £55,000 - 1
North East +7 2 £67,500 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 211 (74.30%) CISSP
2 152 (53.52%) Information Security
3 140 (49.30%) Cybersecurity
4 125 (44.01%) Security Operations
5 122 (42.96%) Firewall
6 107 (37.68%) SANS
7 105 (36.97%) SIEM
7 105 (36.97%) Degree
8 97 (34.15%) CISM
9 80 (28.17%) Linux
10 75 (26.41%) Penetration Testing
11 72 (25.35%) TCP/IP
12 66 (23.24%) AWS
13 65 (22.89%) Azure
14 64 (22.54%) Security Architecture
15 63 (22.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 62 (21.83%) Network Security
16 62 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
17 58 (20.42%) Finance
18 55 (19.37%) CompTIA Security+
19 53 (18.66%) Reverse Engineering
20 51 (17.96%) CEH
21 50 (17.61%) NIST
22 49 (17.25%) CCNA
23 47 (16.55%) Windows
24 45 (15.85%) SSCP
24 45 (15.85%) Security Management
24 45 (15.85%) GCP
25 44 (15.49%) Ethical Hacking
25 44 (15.49%) Google

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 (12.68%) Apache Spark
1 36 (12.68%) Elasticsearch
1 36 (12.68%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.24%) AWS
2 65 (22.89%) Azure
3 45 (15.85%) GCP
4 36 (12.68%) OpenShift
5 7 (2.46%) IaaS
5 7 (2.46%) Office 365
6 3 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Akamai
7 1 (0.35%) Apigee
7 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 122 (42.96%) Firewall
2 72 (25.35%) TCP/IP
3 62 (21.83%) Network Security
4 43 (15.14%) HTTPS
5 32 (11.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (7.04%) LAN
6 20 (7.04%) WAN
7 14 (4.93%) VPN
8 13 (4.58%) Internet
9 11 (3.87%) Wireshark
10 9 (3.17%) tcpdump
11 7 (2.46%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (2.11%) BIG-IP
12 6 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.11%) DNS
13 5 (1.76%) HTTP
14 3 (1.06%) SMTP
14 3 (1.06%) SSL
15 2 (0.70%) SNMP
15 2 (0.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.08%) Big Data
2 3 (1.06%) DB2
2 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.70%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (12.68%) Bitbucket
1 36 (12.68%) Git (software)
1 36 (12.68%) git-flow
1 36 (12.68%) JIRA
2 6 (2.11%) Fiddler
3 5 (1.76%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.06%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.06%) JUnit
4 3 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 58 (20.42%) Finance
2 26 (9.15%) Games
3 23 (8.10%) Banking
4 17 (5.99%) Legal
4 17 (5.99%) Retail
5 10 (3.52%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.52%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.46%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.41%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Brand Awareness
9 3 (1.06%) Military
9 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (23.94%) Analyst
2 48 (16.90%) Security Analyst
3 46 (16.20%) Consultant
4 39 (13.73%) Architect
4 39 (13.73%) Security Architect
5 33 (11.62%) Security Engineer
6 22 (7.75%) SOC Analyst
7 21 (7.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 20 (7.04%) Information Architect
8 20 (7.04%) Information Security Architect
9 19 (6.69%) Penetration Tester
9 19 (6.69%) Tester
10 18 (6.34%) Security Manager
11 14 (4.93%) C++ Consultant
11 14 (4.93%) Software Consultant
11 14 (4.93%) Team Leader
12 13 (4.58%) Windows Consultant
13 12 (4.23%) Automation Test Lead
13 12 (4.23%) Test Consultant
13 12 (4.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.68%) .NET
1 36 (12.68%) AngularJS
1 36 (12.68%) ASP.NET
1 36 (12.68%) GraphQL
1 36 (12.68%) Kafka
1 36 (12.68%) Node.js
1 36 (12.68%) React
1 36 (12.68%) REST
1 36 (12.68%) Spring
1 36 (12.68%) Spring MVC
1 36 (12.68%) Vue.js
2 9 (3.17%) SailPoint
3 5 (1.76%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.06%) CSS
4 3 (1.06%) HTML
4 3 (1.06%) JSON
4 3 (1.06%) OLE
4 3 (1.06%) RESTful
4 3 (1.06%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.79%) Security Operations Centre
2 36 (12.68%) Cyberattack
3 28 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.86%) Cybercrime
3 28 (9.86%) Management Information System
4 27 (9.51%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (6.34%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (4.23%) PKI
7 9 (3.17%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (3.17%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 6 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.06%) CMDB
10 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.70%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.17%) Linux
2 47 (16.55%) Windows
3 39 (13.73%) Android
3 39 (13.73%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.58%) Unix
5 4 (1.41%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Fedora
6 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Solaris
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (53.52%) Information Security
2 140 (49.30%) Cybersecurity
3 125 (44.01%) Security Operations
4 105 (36.97%) SIEM
5 75 (26.41%) Penetration Testing
6 64 (22.54%) Security Architecture
7 53 (18.66%) Reverse Engineering
8 45 (15.85%) Security Management
9 44 (15.49%) Ethical Hacking
10 42 (14.79%) Kalman Filter
11 38 (13.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 37 (13.03%) Incident Management
12 37 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (12.68%) API Design
13 36 (12.68%) Kanban
13 36 (12.68%) MVC
13 36 (12.68%) Scrum
14 34 (11.97%) Identity Access Management
14 34 (11.97%) Threat Intelligence
14 34 (11.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.03%) C
2 22 (7.75%) C++
3 18 (6.34%) C#
3 18 (6.34%) Python
4 13 (4.58%) Perl
5 12 (4.23%) SQL
6 7 (2.46%) Java
7 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.76%) Bourne shell
8 5 (1.76%) Korn
8 5 (1.76%) PHP
8 5 (1.76%) Ruby
9 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 211 (74.30%) CISSP
2 107 (37.68%) SANS
3 105 (36.97%) Degree
4 97 (34.15%) CISM
5 62 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (19.37%) CompTIA Security+
7 51 (17.96%) CEH
8 49 (17.25%) CCNA
9 45 (15.85%) SSCP
10 41 (14.44%) CISA
11 38 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (13.38%) Network+ Certification
12 37 (13.03%) Linux+ Certification
12 37 (13.03%) MCSE
12 37 (13.03%) Security Cleared
13 36 (12.68%) CREST Certified
14 33 (11.62%) GCIH
15 22 (7.75%) DV Cleared
16 20 (7.04%) GSEC
16 20 (7.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (22.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (17.61%) NIST
3 37 (13.03%) GDPR
4 26 (9.15%) PCI DSS
5 25 (8.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (4.58%) NIST 800
7 10 (3.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.41%) COBIT
8 4 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (1.06%) NCSC
9 3 (1.06%) QA
10 1 (0.35%) GPG13
10 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.35%) IASME
10 1 (0.35%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.35%) ITGC
10 1 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 38 (13.38%) Docker
2 10 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.11%) ProxySG
3 6 (2.11%) Snort
4 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.70%) NFS
5 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Samba
6 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (13.03%) Kubernetes
2 26 (9.15%) Nessus
3 22 (7.75%) QRadar
4 14 (4.93%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (3.52%) CSIRT
6 9 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 4 (1.41%) Nmap
9 3 (1.06%) CASB
9 3 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.70%) OpenVAS
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.35%) Ansible
11 1 (0.35%) EnCase
11 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 44 (15.49%) Google
2 38 (13.38%) Splunk
3 33 (11.62%) Cisco
4 28 (9.86%) Qualys
5 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
6 22 (7.75%) ArcSight
7 20 (7.04%) McAfee
8 18 (6.34%) LogRhythm
9 16 (5.63%) CyberArk
10 9 (3.17%) Aveksa
10 9 (3.17%) Palo Alto
11 8 (2.82%) Blue Coat
11 8 (2.82%) IBM
11 8 (2.82%) Symantec
12 7 (2.46%) AlienVault
12 7 (2.46%) F5
12 7 (2.46%) FireEye
13 6 (2.11%) Zscaler
14 5 (1.76%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.76%) Oracle