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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 837 891 855
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -36
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 13 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.040% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 5
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £101,000 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £38,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.88%
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
27076 30148 27875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.18% 27.32% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21445 24397 22683
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
London +25 4 £50,000 -31.03% 2
South East - 3 £60,000 - 2
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (76.47%) CISSP
1 13 (76.47%) GIAC
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (52.94%) Cyber Security
4 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
4 9 (52.94%) GCIH
5 7 (41.18%) SSCP
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 7 (41.18%) Linux
5 7 (41.18%) CEH
5 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (41.18%) SIEM
6 6 (35.29%) EnCE
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 6 (35.29%) CISM
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Degree
8 4 (23.53%) GPEN
8 4 (23.53%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (17.65%) CISA
9 3 (17.65%) Windows
9 3 (17.65%) GCIA
9 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
9 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
9 3 (17.65%) CRISC

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Security Specialist
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) Reverse Engineering
3 9 (52.94%) Cyber Security
3 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
4 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (41.18%) SIEM
5 6 (35.29%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.88%) Boundary Protection
7 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) E-Discovery
7 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CISSP
1 13 (76.47%) GIAC
2 9 (52.94%) GCIH
3 7 (41.18%) SSCP
3 7 (41.18%) CEH
4 6 (35.29%) EnCE
4 6 (35.29%) CISM
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) GPEN
7 3 (17.65%) CISA
7 3 (17.65%) GCIA
7 3 (17.65%) CRISC
7 3 (17.65%) ISACA
7 3 (17.65%) OSCP
8 1 (5.88%) CCIE
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.88%) CNA
8 1 (5.88%) CNE
8 1 (5.88%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60 - 80k plus competitive package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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