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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 625 653 622
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -31
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 4 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.048% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
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
11654 12619 11790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.18% 25.63% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9563 10236 9609
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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 9 (90.00%) GCIH
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (50.00%) GIAC
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 4 (40.00%) CISM
4 4 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (30.00%) EnCE
5 3 (30.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) GCIA
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (20.00%) SIEM
6 2 (20.00%) GPEN
6 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (10.00%) CEH
7 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) CISA
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 4 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) GCIH
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) GIAC
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) CISM
4 3 (30.00%) EnCE
4 3 (30.00%) GCIA
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) GPEN
6 1 (10.00%) CISA
6 1 (10.00%) CEH
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60 - 80k plus competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago