The table below looks at the statistics for GCFA in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCFA over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 863 916 862
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -54
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 9 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.026% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 6
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £43,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
GCFA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28484 30571 28990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.44% 27.10% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22524 24685 23619
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GCFA Jobs Demand Trend in England

GCFA
Salary Trend in England

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

GCFA Salary Trend in England

GCFA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCFA across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

GCFA Salary Histogram in England

GCFA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +40 4 £50,000 -13.04% 2
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
South East - 1 £85,000 - 2
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 13 (68.42%) GIAC
2 13 (68.42%) CISSP
3 12 (63.16%) GCIH
4 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Computer Forensics
5 8 (42.11%) UNIX
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) SIEM
6 7 (36.84%) Reverse Engineering
7 6 (31.58%) Cyber Security
7 6 (31.58%) CEH
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
7 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (26.32%) SSCP
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Perl
8 5 (26.32%) CISA
8 5 (26.32%) CISM
8 5 (26.32%) Malware Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) GCIA
9 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (15.79%) EnCE
10 3 (15.79%) Network Security

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Security Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Security Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Computer Forensics
4 7 (36.84%) Reverse Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) SIEM
5 6 (31.58%) Cyber Security
6 5 (26.32%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
10 1 (5.26%) Analytics
10 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CISSP
1 13 (68.42%) GIAC
2 12 (63.16%) GCIH
3 6 (31.58%) CEH
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) SSCP
4 5 (26.32%) CISA
4 5 (26.32%) CISM
5 4 (21.05%) GCIA
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) EnCE
6 3 (15.79%) OSCP
7 2 (10.53%) CRISC
7 2 (10.53%) ISACA
7 2 (10.53%) GPEN
8 1 (5.26%) CFCE
8 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) CHFI
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.26%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
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