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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 616 601 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 7 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.015% 0.018% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.073% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 0
Average salary £72,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
UK excluding London average salary - - -
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
11371 10995 13126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.77% 24.84% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9075 9028 11228
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 16 September 2014. 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 1 - -
GCFA
England

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (86.67%) GCIH
2 11 (73.33%) GIAC
3 10 (66.67%) CISSP
4 7 (46.67%) Information Security
4 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (26.67%) Perl
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (26.67%) EnCE
8 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
8 3 (20.00%) Snort
8 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Security
8 3 (20.00%) Product Management
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (20.00%) Python
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) CISA
9 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (13.33%) BCP

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (6.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Arabic Language
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Sales Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Head of Security
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Auditor
2 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (20.00%) Product Management
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) BCP
6 2 (13.33%) Data Security
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) GCIH
2 11 (73.33%) GIAC
3 10 (66.67%) CISSP
4 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) EnCE
6 3 (20.00%) CISA
7 2 (13.33%) CEH
8 1 (6.67%) GCED
8 1 (6.67%) GPEN
8 1 (6.67%) GISP
8 1 (6.67%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Snort
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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