The table below looks at the statistics for GCFA in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCFA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 292 - 321
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.042% - 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% - 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £61,000 - £91,250
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 - £56,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 - £126,250
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 - -
GCFA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2248 2986 2647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.70% 25.45% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1940 2445 2332
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCFA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCFA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GCFA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA across the City of London region.

GCFA Salary Trend in the City of London

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GCFA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GCFA.

1 4 (100.00%) GCIH
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (75.00%) EnCE
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Qualys
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) GREM
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GCFA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GCFA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Security
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
3 2 (50.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) GCIH
2 3 (75.00%) EnCE
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) GREM
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Qualys
1 2 (50.00%) Splunk