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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
England / London
Rank 566 619 645
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +26
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 12 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.041% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.16% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 2
Median salary £75,000 £102,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +78.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £47,500 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £103,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £51,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-33.65% +16.47%

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
7857 10692 10725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.58% 25.99% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6366 8954 8737
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing GCFA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

GCFA Salary Histogram in London

GCFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the London region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 1 £70,000 -2.09%
GCFA
England

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 34 (79.07%) Information Security
2 33 (76.74%) GCED
3 32 (74.42%) Incident Management
4 31 (72.09%) CISSP
5 30 (69.77%) C
6 29 (67.44%) CISA
7 28 (65.12%) Penetration Testing
8 27 (62.79%) GSNA
8 27 (62.79%) Degree
8 27 (62.79%) GPEN
8 27 (62.79%) GWAPT
8 27 (62.79%) Oracle EBS R12
8 27 (62.79%) Java
8 27 (62.79%) Oracle
8 27 (62.79%) E-Commerce
8 27 (62.79%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (62.79%) SOA
8 27 (62.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (62.79%) Oracle Database
8 27 (62.79%) SABSA
8 27 (62.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 27 (62.79%) GSSP-JAVA
8 27 (62.79%) GPPA
8 27 (62.79%) Security Auditing
9 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
9 24 (55.81%) Data Protection
10 11 (25.58%) GCIH
11 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (20.93%) GCIA
12 9 (20.93%) Windows

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Architect
1 27 (62.79%) Security Architect
2 20 (46.51%) Information Architect
2 20 (46.51%) Information Security Architect
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Information Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Malware Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Security Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Forensic Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Monitoring Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.98%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Information Security
2 32 (74.42%) Incident Management
3 28 (65.12%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (62.79%) E-Commerce
4 27 (62.79%) SABSA
4 27 (62.79%) Security Auditing
4 27 (62.79%) SOA
4 27 (62.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 24 (55.81%) Data Protection
6 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (16.28%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.95%) Open Source
9 5 (11.63%) Malware Analysis
10 3 (6.98%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 3 (6.98%) Project Management
10 3 (6.98%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
10 3 (6.98%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) C
2 27 (62.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (76.74%) GCED
2 31 (72.09%) CISSP
3 29 (67.44%) CISA
4 27 (62.79%) Degree
4 27 (62.79%) GPEN
4 27 (62.79%) GPPA
4 27 (62.79%) GSNA
4 27 (62.79%) GSSP-JAVA
4 27 (62.79%) GWAPT
5 11 (25.58%) GCIH
6 9 (20.93%) GCIA
7 8 (18.60%) CFCE
7 8 (18.60%) GREM
8 7 (16.28%) CHFI
8 7 (16.28%) GCFE
8 7 (16.28%) GIAC
9 6 (13.95%) ECIH
10 4 (9.30%) SANS
11 3 (6.98%) CREST Certified
12 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) CSIRT
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (2.33%) EnCase
3 1 (2.33%) FTK
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle
1 27 (62.79%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.33%) Nuix
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau