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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 848 878 837
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -41
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 19 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.034% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 10
Average salary £77,500 £70,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 -
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
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
27641 29633 27661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.09% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22189 23380 22518
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 3 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 3 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 +18 6 £90,000 +28.57% 4
South West -6 4 - - 3
East Midlands - 4 £77,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
North West - 1 £47,500 - 2
South East - 1 £50,000 - 9
GCFA
UK

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (65.52%) GIAC
1 19 (65.52%) GCIH
2 18 (62.07%) GREM
3 16 (55.17%) Cyber Security
4 15 (51.72%) Reverse Engineering
4 15 (51.72%) CISSP
5 14 (48.28%) Information Security
6 12 (41.38%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (41.38%) Degree
6 12 (41.38%) EnCE
7 10 (34.48%) CEH
7 10 (34.48%) Computer Forensics
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
8 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 9 (31.03%) UNIX
8 9 (31.03%) Linux
8 9 (31.03%) GCIA
9 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) GPEN
10 7 (24.14%) Malware Analysis
10 7 (24.14%) SIEM
10 7 (24.14%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (24.14%) CISM
11 6 (20.69%) Perl
11 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (17.24%) Legal
12 5 (17.24%) SSCP
13 4 (13.79%) Wireless
13 4 (13.79%) C

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 2 (6.90%) IPsec
3 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Forensic Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Security Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Incident Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Operations Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) UNIX
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Cyber Security
2 15 (51.72%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (48.28%) Information Security
4 12 (41.38%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Computer Forensics
6 7 (24.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (24.14%) SIEM
6 7 (24.14%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 3 (10.34%) Analytics
9 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
10 2 (6.90%) Computer Security
10 2 (6.90%) OpenUP
10 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (6.90%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 1 (3.45%) Boundary Protection
11 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) C
2 4 (13.79%) C++
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) GIAC
1 19 (65.52%) GCIH
2 18 (62.07%) GREM
3 15 (51.72%) CISSP
4 12 (41.38%) Degree
4 12 (41.38%) EnCE
5 10 (34.48%) CEH
6 9 (31.03%) GCIA
7 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 8 (27.59%) GPEN
8 7 (24.14%) CISM
9 5 (17.24%) SSCP
10 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
11 3 (10.34%) CISA
11 3 (10.34%) CRISC
11 3 (10.34%) ISACA
12 2 (6.90%) CFCE
12 2 (6.90%) PhD
12 2 (6.90%) CPIM
13 1 (3.45%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) BMC
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy
1 2 (6.90%) Splunk
1 2 (6.90%) ArcSight
1 2 (6.90%) FireEye
1 2 (6.90%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Intel
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