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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for GIAC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 765 612 291
Rank change year-on-year -153 -321 +53
Permanent jobs citing GIAC 101 33 7
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.13% 0.080% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 81 28 7
10th Percentile £54,000 £48,900 £45,500
25th Percentile £63,750 £60,313 £49,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £72,750 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.84% +16.40% +16.28%
75th Percentile £100,000 £75,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £77,500 £78,250
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £61,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +14.75% -6.15%

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 WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,549 7,551 1,369
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.58% 18.37% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8,134 4,961 1,083
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -8.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £81,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

GIAC
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing GIAC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

GIAC trend for jobs with a WFH option

GIAC
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing GIAC.

GIAC salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

GIAC
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing GIAC over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

GIAC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, GIAC job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for GIAC.

1 83 (82.18%) Information Security
2 68 (67.33%) SIEM
3 59 (58.42%) Splunk
4 55 (54.46%) SANS
5 53 (52.48%) Incident Response
6 46 (45.54%) Finance
7 45 (44.55%) Python
8 44 (43.56%) CISSP
8 44 (43.56%) Cybersecurity
9 42 (41.58%) PowerShell
10 41 (40.59%) GCIH
11 38 (37.62%) Asset Management
12 37 (36.63%) GREM
13 36 (35.64%) SolarWinds
13 36 (35.64%) Bash
13 36 (35.64%) Datadog
13 36 (35.64%) GCFA
13 36 (35.64%) McAfee
13 36 (35.64%) Sun
14 35 (34.65%) Azure
15 27 (26.73%) Management Information System
16 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
17 25 (24.75%) AWS
17 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
19 22 (21.78%) CompTIA Security+
20 20 (19.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 20 (19.80%) Threat Intelligence
20 20 (19.80%) CISM
21 19 (18.81%) Security Operations

GIAC
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 36 (35.64%) Datadog
2 35 (34.65%) Azure
3 25 (24.75%) AWS
4 14 (13.86%) SaaS
5 11 (10.89%) GCP
6 9 (8.91%) IaaS
6 9 (8.91%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (5.94%) PaaS
8 4 (3.96%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.98%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.99%) Azure Monitor
11 1 (0.99%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Firewall
2 9 (8.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.93%) DNS
3 7 (6.93%) Network Security
4 5 (4.95%) DHCP
5 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.99%) NGFW
6 1 (0.99%) SSH
6 1 (0.99%) Telnet
6 1 (0.99%) VLAN
6 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) DTS
2 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.98%) MySQL
2 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
General
1 46 (45.54%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Social Skills
3 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.95%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
5 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.98%) Aviation
6 2 (1.98%) German Language
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.99%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 54 (53.47%) Analyst
2 36 (35.64%) Financial Analyst
2 36 (35.64%) Incident Analyst
2 36 (35.64%) SIEM Analyst
2 36 (35.64%) Splunk Analyst
3 12 (11.88%) Security Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Architect
4 11 (10.89%) Security Architect
5 10 (9.90%) Security Specialist
6 9 (8.91%) Security Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Security Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.73%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (11.88%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.95%) IoT
5 5 (4.95%) Social Media
6 4 (3.96%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.96%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.96%) Cyberattack
6 4 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.98%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.98%) CMDB
8 2 (1.98%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.99%) Blog
9 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.99%) VMS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (82.18%) Information Security
2 68 (67.33%) SIEM
3 53 (52.48%) Incident Response
4 44 (43.56%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (37.62%) Asset Management
6 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (19.80%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 20 (19.80%) Threat Intelligence
8 19 (18.81%) Security Operations
9 15 (14.85%) Security Architecture
10 14 (13.86%) Information Assurance
10 14 (13.86%) ITIL
10 14 (13.86%) TOGAF
11 13 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.88%) Risk Management
13 11 (10.89%) Application Security
13 11 (10.89%) Project Delivery
14 10 (9.90%) Analytics
14 10 (9.90%) SOAR
14 10 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (44.55%) Python
2 42 (41.58%) PowerShell
3 36 (35.64%) Bash
4 3 (2.97%) Java
5 2 (1.98%) C
5 2 (1.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (54.46%) SANS
2 44 (43.56%) CISSP
3 41 (40.59%) GCIH
4 37 (36.63%) GREM
5 36 (35.64%) GCFA
6 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
7 22 (21.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 20 (19.80%) CISM
9 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
10 16 (15.84%) CISA
11 12 (11.88%) CEH
12 10 (9.90%) OSCP
13 9 (8.91%) Degree
14 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
15 5 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (4.95%) OSCE
16 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (3.96%) CREST Certified
17 3 (2.97%) CSSLP
17 3 (2.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (13.86%) NIST
3 10 (9.90%) GDPR
4 6 (5.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (4.95%) NCSC
5 5 (4.95%) NIST 800
6 4 (3.96%) COBIT
6 4 (3.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (2.97%) GLBA
7 3 (2.97%) HIPAA
7 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
7 3 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.97%) SOC 2
7 3 (2.97%) SSAE 16
8 2 (1.98%) GLP
8 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) Snort
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Nessus
2 7 (6.93%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (5.94%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.95%) CSIRT
5 3 (2.97%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.98%) CASB
7 1 (0.99%) Ansible
7 1 (0.99%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.99%) Puppet
7 1 (0.99%) Suricata
7 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) Splunk
2 36 (35.64%) McAfee
2 36 (35.64%) SolarWinds
2 36 (35.64%) Sun
3 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.90%) AlienVault
5 8 (7.92%) Qualys
6 7 (6.93%) FireEye
7 6 (5.94%) LogRhythm
8 5 (4.95%) Darktrace
8 5 (4.95%) Google
8 5 (4.95%) IronPort
8 5 (4.95%) NetWitness
9 4 (3.96%) Rapid7
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco
10 3 (2.97%) Oracle
11 2 (1.98%) Broadcom
11 2 (1.98%) Charles River
11 2 (1.98%) CrowdStrike
11 2 (1.98%) ForeScout