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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 858 853 863
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 5 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.005% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.015% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 8
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 £42,500 £57,500 £36,550
10% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £59,250 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +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
29160 26641 28361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.23% 27.18% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23372 21166 23584
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 +16 3 £50,000 -13.04% 2
West Midlands - 2 £44,000 -
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (81.82%) GIAC
1 18 (81.82%) GCIH
2 16 (72.73%) CISSP
3 12 (54.55%) UNIX
3 12 (54.55%) Information Security
4 11 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Forensics
5 10 (45.45%) Windows
6 9 (40.91%) CISA
6 9 (40.91%) Degree
7 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
8 7 (31.82%) SIEM
8 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (27.27%) CEH
10 5 (22.73%) Perl
10 5 (22.73%) GCIA
10 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (22.73%) Network Security
11 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 4 (18.18%) SLA
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco
11 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
11 4 (18.18%) CISM
11 4 (18.18%) Firewall
12 3 (13.64%) EnCE
12 3 (13.64%) Advertising
12 3 (13.64%) Linux
12 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
12 3 (13.64%) SSCP

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (22.73%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) 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%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Computer Forensics
4 7 (31.82%) SIEM
4 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.64%) Computer Security
7 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) GIAC
1 18 (81.82%) GCIH
2 16 (72.73%) CISSP
3 9 (40.91%) CISA
3 9 (40.91%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) CEH
5 5 (22.73%) GCIA
6 4 (18.18%) CISM
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) EnCE
7 3 (13.64%) OSCP
7 3 (13.64%) SSCP
8 2 (9.09%) GPEN
9 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.55%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago