The table below looks at the statistics for GCFA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCFA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 863 859 876
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 17 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.068% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 12
Average salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.83% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCFA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCFA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCFA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA within the UK.

GCFA Salary Trend in the UK

GCFA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GCFA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -9 13 £65,000 +13.04% 8
London -5 11 £68,750 +19.56% 3
City of London - 2 £75,000 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £50,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £50,500 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 23 (88.46%) GCIH
2 22 (84.62%) GIAC
3 20 (76.92%) CISSP
4 13 (50.00%) Information Security
4 13 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Computer Forensics
6 11 (42.31%) UNIX
6 11 (42.31%) Degree
7 10 (38.46%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) CISA
9 8 (30.77%) EnCE
9 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
10 7 (26.92%) Perl
10 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
10 7 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (23.08%) CISM
11 6 (23.08%) Firewall
11 6 (23.08%) SIEM
12 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
12 5 (19.23%) GCIA
12 5 (19.23%) CEH
12 5 (19.23%) Network Security
12 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
13 4 (15.38%) SLA
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco
13 4 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (15.38%) GPEN
14 3 (11.54%) Python
14 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) Network Security
3 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Sales Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) UNIX
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
1 13 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Computer Forensics
3 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) SIEM
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Security
6 3 (11.54%) Product Management
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (88.46%) GCIH
2 22 (84.62%) GIAC
3 20 (76.92%) CISSP
4 11 (42.31%) Degree
5 9 (34.62%) CISA
6 8 (30.77%) EnCE
7 6 (23.08%) CISM
8 5 (19.23%) GCIA
8 5 (19.23%) CEH
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) GPEN
10 2 (7.69%) OSCP
10 2 (7.69%) SSCP
11 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus and more
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + more
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago