The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 927 882 892
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +10
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 8 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.019% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 13
Average salary £57,500 £43,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33288 31432 34939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.80% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26572 25314 29641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 4 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 8 £57,500 +31.42% 2
London -49 6 £57,500 +35.29% 1
South West - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bristol - 2 £40,000 - 1

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 24 (96.00%) GCIH
2 20 (80.00%) GCIA
3 19 (76.00%) Computer Security
4 17 (68.00%) Information Security
5 16 (64.00%) CISSP
6 13 (52.00%) Network Security
6 13 (52.00%) Computer Forensics
6 13 (52.00%) DV Cleared
6 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (48.00%) ITIL
7 12 (48.00%) Windows
8 11 (44.00%) Firewall
9 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (36.00%) GIAC
10 9 (36.00%) SIEM
11 8 (32.00%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (32.00%) Wireshark
12 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
12 7 (28.00%) Ruby
12 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
12 7 (28.00%) Business Development
12 7 (28.00%) Linux
12 7 (28.00%) Python
12 7 (28.00%) HTML
12 7 (28.00%) Perl
12 7 (28.00%) PHP
12 7 (28.00%) SQL
12 7 (28.00%) ArcSight
13 6 (24.00%) Cyber Security
13 6 (24.00%) Management Information System

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Network Security
2 11 (44.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Arabic Language
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Team Leader
3 5 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Information Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Information Manager
4 4 (16.00%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Security Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Computer Security
2 17 (68.00%) Information Security
3 13 (52.00%) Computer Forensics
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
5 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (36.00%) SIEM
7 8 (32.00%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (28.00%) Business Development
9 6 (24.00%) Cyber Security
10 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity
10 4 (16.00%) Data Security
10 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (16.00%) BCP
10 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
10 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity Planning
11 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
11 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 1 (4.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Ruby
1 7 (28.00%) Python
1 7 (28.00%) Perl
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) GCIH
2 20 (80.00%) GCIA
3 16 (64.00%) CISSP
4 13 (52.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (36.00%) GIAC
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) GSEC
7 1 (4.00%) EnCE
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) CEH
7 1 (4.00%) GSNA
7 1 (4.00%) GCED
7 1 (4.00%) GPEN
7 1 (4.00%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) LogLogic
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