The table below looks at the statistics for GCFA in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 602 630 623
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 20 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.009% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.035% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 18 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 £58,500 £70,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £96,500 £75,250 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 - -
GCFA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11079 11515 11073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.10% 24.81% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9181 9170 9053
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCFA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCFA Jobs Demand Trend in London

GCFA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA across the London region.

GCFA Salary Trend in London

GCFA
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCFA across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GCFA Salary Histogram in London

GCFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the London 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
City of London - 4 £61,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £70,000 -
GCFA
England

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 (82.61%) GCIH
1 19 (82.61%) Cyber Security
2 18 (78.26%) GIAC
3 13 (56.52%) EnCE
4 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (43.48%) GREM
6 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) UNIX
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (30.43%) SIEM
8 7 (30.43%) Digital Forensics
8 7 (30.43%) Computer Security
8 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) Python
8 7 (30.43%) VMware
8 7 (30.43%) Information Security
8 7 (30.43%) Perl
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (26.09%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (26.09%) Splunk
10 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
10 5 (21.74%) E-Discovery
10 5 (21.74%) Qualys
10 5 (21.74%) Computer Forensics
10 5 (21.74%) GCIA
10 5 (21.74%) CISSP
11 4 (17.39%) Finance

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Security Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) BYOD
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Cyber Security
2 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (30.43%) SIEM
4 7 (30.43%) Digital Forensics
4 7 (30.43%) Computer Security
4 7 (30.43%) Information Security
5 6 (26.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (21.74%) E-Discovery
7 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Malware Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
9 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
10 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
10 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
1 7 (30.43%) Python
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) GCIH
2 18 (78.26%) GIAC
3 13 (56.52%) EnCE
4 10 (43.48%) GREM
5 5 (21.74%) GCIA
5 5 (21.74%) CISSP
6 4 (17.39%) CISM
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) GCED
8 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) CEH
8 2 (8.70%) PhD
8 2 (8.70%) CFCE
9 1 (4.35%) CCNA
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (4.35%) SSCP
9 1 (4.35%) CISA
9 1 (4.35%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Snort
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) Splunk
3 5 (21.74%) Qualys
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Intel
4 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.35%) FireEye
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago