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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 871 860 894
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +34
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 10 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.034% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 - £50,000
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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 -59 10 £70,000 +16.66% 2
London -28 9 £70,000 +16.66% 2
South West - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 £37,500 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (88.24%) GCIH
2 11 (64.71%) CISSP
3 10 (58.82%) GIAC
3 10 (58.82%) Information Security
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Computer Forensics
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
6 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
8 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) EnCE
9 4 (23.53%) SIEM
9 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (23.53%) BCP
9 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
9 4 (23.53%) Data Security
9 4 (23.53%) Perl
9 4 (23.53%) Python
9 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) Snort
9 4 (23.53%) Computer Security
9 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
9 4 (23.53%) GCIA
9 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
9 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (17.65%) Incident Management

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (5.88%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Wireshark
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) LDAP
5 1 (5.88%) SMTP
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) HTTP
5 1 (5.88%) SNMP
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Arabic Language
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Information Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Sales Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Head of Security
4 2 (11.76%) Auditor
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) Computer Forensics
3 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) SIEM
4 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (23.53%) BCP
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Security
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Security
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
4 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
5 3 (17.65%) Product Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) GCIH
2 11 (64.71%) CISSP
3 10 (58.82%) GIAC
4 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) EnCE
6 4 (23.53%) GCIA
7 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) GSEC
9 1 (5.88%) CEH
9 1 (5.88%) GSNA
9 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) GCED
9 1 (5.88%) GPEN
9 1 (5.88%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Snort
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
1 1 (5.88%) LogLogic
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