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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 846 884 848
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -36
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 38 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.014% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 9
Average salary £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £93,000 £75,250 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 - -
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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +28 20 £67,500 -3.57% 3
South West - 8 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £77,500 -
South East - 3 £67,500 -
East of England - 1 £60,000 -
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (76.00%) GIAC
2 33 (66.00%) GCIH
3 29 (58.00%) EnCE
4 27 (54.00%) Cyber Security
5 26 (52.00%) GREM
6 24 (48.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 23 (46.00%) Information Security
7 23 (46.00%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (44.00%) CISSP
9 20 (40.00%) UNIX
10 17 (34.00%) Degree
11 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
11 16 (32.00%) SIEM
11 16 (32.00%) Ethical Hacking
12 15 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
13 14 (28.00%) CEH
14 13 (26.00%) GCIA
14 13 (26.00%) Perl
14 13 (26.00%) Linux
14 13 (26.00%) CISM
15 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
16 11 (22.00%) GPEN
16 11 (22.00%) Finance
16 11 (22.00%) Firewall
17 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
17 10 (20.00%) Windows
17 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (18.00%) Legal
18 9 (18.00%) Splunk
19 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
2 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.00%) Wireless
4 3 (6.00%) IPsec
4 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Legal
3 6 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Security Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Operations Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Security Operations Manager
6 3 (6.00%) IT Security Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Incident Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Cyber Security Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.00%) PKI
2 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) BYOD
4 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) UNIX
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Cyber Security
2 24 (48.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 23 (46.00%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (46.00%) Information Security
4 16 (32.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (32.00%) SIEM
5 15 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
6 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (16.00%) Malware Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) SDLC
8 7 (14.00%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (14.00%) Computer Security
9 6 (12.00%) E-Discovery
9 6 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.00%) Identity Management
11 4 (8.00%) Analytics
12 3 (6.00%) OpenUP
12 3 (6.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Perl
2 8 (16.00%) Python
3 7 (14.00%) C
3 7 (14.00%) C++
3 7 (14.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (76.00%) GIAC
2 33 (66.00%) GCIH
3 29 (58.00%) EnCE
4 26 (52.00%) GREM
5 22 (44.00%) CISSP
6 17 (34.00%) Degree
7 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
8 14 (28.00%) CEH
9 13 (26.00%) GCIA
9 13 (26.00%) CISM
10 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) GPEN
12 6 (12.00%) SSCP
13 4 (8.00%) CISA
14 3 (6.00%) CFCE
14 3 (6.00%) CPIM
14 3 (6.00%) CRISC
14 3 (6.00%) ISACA
15 2 (4.00%) GCED
15 2 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Splunk
2 7 (14.00%) VMware
3 5 (10.00%) Qualys
4 4 (8.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (6.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) BMC
5 3 (6.00%) Remedy
6 2 (4.00%) FireEye
7 1 (2.00%) Intel
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago