The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 656 606 -
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 6 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.011% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.043% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12628 11674 13531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.45% 25.69% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10261 9494 11569
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GCFA
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Computer Forensics
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) GCIH
3 7 (63.64%) GIAC
3 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (63.64%) SIEM
4 6 (54.55%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Security
4 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
4 6 (54.55%) GCIA
4 6 (54.55%) Ruby
4 6 (54.55%) Business Development
4 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
4 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 6 (54.55%) Python
4 6 (54.55%) HTML
4 6 (54.55%) Perl
4 6 (54.55%) PHP
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Information Security
5 5 (45.45%) Degree
6 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
6 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security
2 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) LDAP
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Security Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Information Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SIEM
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Security
3 6 (54.55%) Business Development
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
5 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Data Security
5 4 (36.36%) BCP
6 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (9.09%) Document Management
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Ruby
1 6 (54.55%) Python
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
1 6 (54.55%) PHP
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) GCIH
2 7 (63.64%) GIAC
3 6 (54.55%) GCIA
4 5 (45.45%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) CISSP
6 1 (9.09%) GSNA
6 1 (9.09%) GCED
6 1 (9.09%) GPEN
6 1 (9.09%) GISP
6 1 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft