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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 619 614 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 4 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.020% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.034% 0.081% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 0
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
11646 11087 12905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.74% 25.13% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 9273 9061 11095
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 £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 10 (83.33%) GCIH
2 8 (66.67%) GIAC
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
3 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (33.33%) EnCE
6 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) BCP
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Python
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (25.00%) Data Security
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (25.00%) Product Management
7 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
7 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (25.00%) Snort
7 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) SNMP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Arabic Language
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Information Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Sales Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Head of Security
2 2 (16.67%) Auditor
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) BCP
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Data Security
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) GCIH
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) GIAC
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) EnCE
5 1 (8.33%) GCED
5 1 (8.33%) GPEN
5 1 (8.33%) GISP
5 1 (8.33%) GSNA
5 1 (8.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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