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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 908 930 969
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +39
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 25 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.032% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 3
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
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
26203 28394 30486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.51% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21271 22357 24617
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +14 9 £102,500 +105.00% 5
South East +29 6 £55,000 -35.29%
East Midlands - 6 £56,250 -
South West - 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands -21 1 - - 1
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 37 (77.08%) CISSP
2 35 (72.92%) GREM
3 28 (58.33%) Information Security
4 24 (50.00%) GCIA
5 23 (47.92%) EnCE
6 22 (45.83%) GCIH
7 21 (43.75%) CISM
8 20 (41.67%) SIEM
9 19 (39.58%) SSCP
10 18 (37.50%) CCFP
11 17 (35.42%) GPEN
12 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
13 15 (31.25%) CREST Certified
14 13 (27.08%) GIAC
15 12 (25.00%) CEH
15 12 (25.00%) ECIH
15 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (25.00%) Investment Management
16 11 (22.92%) Linux
16 11 (22.92%) GCFE
17 10 (20.83%) Snort
17 10 (20.83%) Network Security
17 10 (20.83%) Malware Detection/Protection
18 9 (18.75%) Reverse Engineering
18 9 (18.75%) Splunk
18 9 (18.75%) Finance
18 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
19 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
19 8 (16.67%) ArcSight
19 8 (16.67%) Mentoring

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (6.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Network Security
2 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.33%) tcpdump
4 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Big Data
1 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Brand Awareness
3 4 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Security Manager
3 16 (33.33%) Information Manager
3 16 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
4 13 (27.08%) SOC Analyst
5 10 (20.83%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Junior
8 2 (4.17%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Banking Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Information Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) CESG
1 6 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Information Security
2 20 (41.67%) SIEM
3 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 10 (20.83%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 9 (18.75%) Reverse Engineering
5 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 7 (14.58%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (12.50%) Computer Security
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
8 6 (12.50%) Network Management
8 6 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) People Management
10 3 (6.25%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Perl
2 4 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (77.08%) CISSP
2 35 (72.92%) GREM
3 24 (50.00%) GCIA
4 23 (47.92%) EnCE
5 22 (45.83%) GCIH
6 21 (43.75%) CISM
7 19 (39.58%) SSCP
8 18 (37.50%) CCFP
9 17 (35.42%) GPEN
10 15 (31.25%) CREST Certified
11 13 (27.08%) GIAC
12 12 (25.00%) CEH
12 12 (25.00%) ECIH
13 11 (22.92%) GCFE
14 5 (10.42%) SANS
15 4 (8.33%) CHFI
15 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (6.25%) EC-Council LPT
16 3 (6.25%) ECSA
17 2 (4.17%) CEPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (12.50%) ISO22301
2 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) EnCase
2 2 (4.17%) Nmap
3 1 (2.08%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Splunk
2 8 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.17%) AlienVault
3 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.17%) NetWitness
4 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
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