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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 631 657 610
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -47
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 5 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.045% 0.074% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 10
Average salary £95,000 £70,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £68,000 £58,750
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £94,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £37,500 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
11158 12125 11183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.23% 25.19% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9085 9732 9049
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCFA across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GCFA Salary Histogram in London

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (100.00%) GCIH
1 10 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 8 (80.00%) GREM
3 6 (60.00%) GIAC
4 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
4 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) EnCE
5 4 (40.00%) Information Security
5 4 (40.00%) CISSP
6 3 (30.00%) CISM
6 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (30.00%) GPEN
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Security
7 2 (20.00%) GCIA
7 2 (20.00%) PhD
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) FireEye
8 1 (10.00%) Intel
8 1 (10.00%) Perl
8 1 (10.00%) Windows
8 1 (10.00%) Python
8 1 (10.00%) Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 5 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Security
6 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) GCIH
2 8 (80.00%) GREM
3 6 (60.00%) GIAC
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) EnCE
5 4 (40.00%) CISSP
6 3 (30.00%) CISM
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) GPEN
7 2 (20.00%) GCIA
7 2 (20.00%) PhD
8 1 (10.00%) CEH
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Intel
1 1 (10.00%) FireEye
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago