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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 852 844 855
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 14 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.073% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 12
Average salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.83% +20.00%
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
28931 27477 30865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.87% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23292 21935 26132
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 12 £68,750 +19.56% 4
West Midlands - 2 £50,500 - 1
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) GCIH
2 18 (81.82%) GIAC
3 16 (72.73%) CISSP
4 11 (50.00%) UNIX
5 10 (45.45%) Windows
6 9 (40.91%) Information Security
6 9 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (40.91%) CISA
7 8 (36.36%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (31.82%) Perl
8 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (31.82%) Degree
8 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
9 6 (27.27%) SIEM
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
10 5 (22.73%) GCIA
10 5 (22.73%) CEH
10 5 (22.73%) Network Security
10 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
11 4 (18.18%) SLA
11 4 (18.18%) EnCE
11 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco
12 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
12 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
12 3 (13.64%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (13.64%) Product Management
12 3 (13.64%) Python
12 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 3 (13.64%) VPN

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) Network Security
3 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Sales Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Information Security
1 9 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Computer Forensics
3 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (27.27%) SIEM
5 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
6 3 (13.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Product Management
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) GCIH
2 18 (81.82%) GIAC
3 16 (72.73%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) CISA
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) GCIA
6 5 (22.73%) CEH
7 4 (18.18%) EnCE
8 2 (9.09%) OSCP
8 2 (9.09%) CISM
8 2 (9.09%) SSCP
9 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
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