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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 604 641 603
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -38
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 3 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.007% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.027% 0.052% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +39.39%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -33.33%
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
11049 11609 11485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.82% 25.55% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9017 9404 9430
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 27 March 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 12 (92.31%) GCIH
2 9 (69.23%) GIAC
3 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 8 (61.54%) CISSP
3 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Computer Forensics
5 5 (38.46%) UNIX
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) CISA
6 4 (30.77%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) GCIA
6 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
7 3 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) EnCE
7 3 (23.08%) Network Security
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) Advertising
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) SIEM
8 2 (15.38%) GPEN
8 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) CEH
8 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
9 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (7.69%) Perl

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
1 3 (23.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Information Security
1 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 3 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) GCIH
2 9 (69.23%) GIAC
3 8 (61.54%) CISSP
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) CISA
5 4 (30.77%) CISM
5 4 (30.77%) GCIA
6 3 (23.08%) EnCE
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) GPEN
7 2 (15.38%) CEH
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
West London
GE Capital
Salary: £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago