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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 604 635 602
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 3 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.007% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.025% 0.027% 0.036%
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 £50,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+26.25% -20.00%
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
11871 10971 11209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 28.76% 25.52% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9689 8831 9313
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCFA across the London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

GCFA Salary Histogram in London

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (94.74%) GCIH
2 15 (78.95%) GIAC
3 13 (68.42%) CISSP
4 11 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (52.63%) UNIX
6 9 (47.37%) Windows
6 9 (47.37%) CISA
6 9 (47.37%) Degree
6 9 (47.37%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (47.37%) Information Security
7 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (26.32%) GCIA
8 5 (26.32%) Network Security
8 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
8 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (21.05%) SLA
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 4 (21.05%) CISM
9 4 (21.05%) SIEM
10 3 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (15.79%) EnCE
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Security
10 3 (15.79%) CEH
10 3 (15.79%) Advertising
10 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
11 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
11 2 (10.53%) Perl
11 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 5 (26.32%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Computer Forensics
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (21.05%) SIEM
5 3 (15.79%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Computer Security
5 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) GCIH
2 15 (78.95%) GIAC
3 13 (68.42%) CISSP
4 9 (47.37%) CISA
4 9 (47.37%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) GCIA
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
7 3 (15.79%) EnCE
7 3 (15.79%) CEH
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) GPEN
9 1 (5.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago