Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GISF qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 838 1100 1214
Rank change year-on-year +262 +114 -30
Permanent jobs citing GISF 1 17 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.012% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.006% 0.048% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 3
Median annual salary £47,500 £65,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.92% +47.73% -48.24%
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £40,400
90th Percentile £48,750 £115,000 £44,800
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £44,000

GISF 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 16,793 35,632 42,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.75% 24.27% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12,248 25,800 31,425
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,490 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

GISF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GISF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GISF in the UK

GISF
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GISF.

Salary trend for GISF in the UK

GISF
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GISF within the UK over the 6 months to 10 July 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 +264 1 £47,500 -26.92% 1
London +159 1 £47,500 -26.92% 1

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT jobs citing GISF 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 GISF.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SSCP
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) GCWN
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (100.00%) Principle of Least Privilege
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery

GISF
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Principle of Least Privilege
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) GCWN
1 1 (100.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft