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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 907 948 959
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +11
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 16 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.044% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 5
Median salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £60,000 £101,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +29.03%

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
26658 29470 32315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21477 23123 25954
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,050 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GCFA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GCFA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 16 £65,000 +30.00% 1
London +28 8 £102,500 +105.00% 1
South East +26 5 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire +18 5 £55,000 -18.51%
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £58,750 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £58,750 -
Reading - 2 £65,000 -
Birmingham -13 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £52,500 -
City of London - 1 £102,500 - 1

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GCFA.

1 35 (76.09%) CISSP
1 35 (76.09%) GREM
2 27 (58.70%) Information Security
3 25 (54.35%) GCIA
4 24 (52.17%) EnCE
5 22 (47.83%) GCIH
6 21 (45.65%) CISM
7 19 (41.30%) GPEN
7 19 (41.30%) CCFP
8 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
8 17 (36.96%) SSCP
8 17 (36.96%) SIEM
9 15 (32.61%) CREST Certified
10 14 (30.43%) Investment Management
11 12 (26.09%) ECIH
12 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (21.74%) GCFE
13 10 (21.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 10 (21.74%) GIAC
13 10 (21.74%) Snort
14 9 (19.57%) CEH
14 9 (19.57%) Security Operations
14 9 (19.57%) Splunk
14 9 (19.57%) Reverse Engineering
15 8 (17.39%) ArcSight
15 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
15 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
16 7 (15.22%) Linux
16 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
17 6 (13.04%) Finance

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (13.04%) Network Security
3 4 (8.70%) tcpdump
3 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Intranet
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (13.04%) Brand Awareness
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Security Manager
3 17 (36.96%) Information Manager
3 17 (36.96%) Information Security Manager
4 10 (21.74%) SOC Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Information Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Junior
8 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) CESG
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Information Security
2 17 (36.96%) SIEM
3 14 (30.43%) Investment Management
4 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (21.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 9 (19.57%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (19.57%) Security Operations
7 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (13.04%) Computer Security
9 6 (13.04%) ITIL
9 6 (13.04%) Network Management
10 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Threat Analysis
11 4 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
12 3 (6.52%) Anomaly Detection
12 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
12 3 (6.52%) People Management
12 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (76.09%) CISSP
1 35 (76.09%) GREM
2 25 (54.35%) GCIA
3 24 (52.17%) EnCE
4 22 (47.83%) GCIH
5 21 (45.65%) CISM
6 19 (41.30%) CCFP
6 19 (41.30%) GPEN
7 17 (36.96%) SSCP
8 15 (32.61%) CREST Certified
9 12 (26.09%) ECIH
10 10 (21.74%) GCFE
10 10 (21.74%) GIAC
11 9 (19.57%) CEH
12 5 (10.87%) SANS
13 3 (6.52%) CHFI
13 3 (6.52%) CISA
13 3 (6.52%) Degree
13 3 (6.52%) EC-Council LPT
13 3 (6.52%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (13.04%) ISO22301
2 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) EnCase
2 2 (4.35%) Nmap
3 1 (2.17%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Splunk
2 8 (17.39%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.35%) AlienVault
3 2 (4.35%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.35%) NetWitness
4 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £95000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
CME Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago