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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 846 944 956
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +12
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 36 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.069% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 14
Median salary £75,000 £60,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £102,650 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £51,250 -
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -

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
23105 29059 31710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.78% 27.45% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18254 23020 25398
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 10 December 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 14 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 10 December 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 +77 36 £75,000 +25.00% 2
London +60 27 £75,000 -26.82% 2
South East +71 6 £70,000 +21.73%
Abingdon - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £85,000 -
South West +13 2 £62,500 +4.16%
Gloucestershire -22 2 £62,500 +4.16%
Berkshire +53 1 £70,000 +21.73%
Reading +30 1 £70,000 +16.66%
City of London +20 1 £70,000 -32.03%
Birmingham -17 1 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands -18 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Cheltenham - 1 £62,500 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 43 (67.19%) Information Security
2 40 (62.50%) GCED
3 38 (59.38%) C
4 34 (53.13%) CISSP
5 33 (51.56%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (50.00%) GPEN
7 31 (48.44%) Incident Management
7 31 (48.44%) Degree
8 27 (42.19%) Java
9 26 (40.63%) Oracle
9 26 (40.63%) SOA
9 26 (40.63%) E-Commerce
9 26 (40.63%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (40.63%) CISA
9 26 (40.63%) GSNA
9 26 (40.63%) Oracle EBS R12
9 26 (40.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (40.63%) GWAPT
9 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (40.63%) Oracle Database
9 26 (40.63%) SABSA
9 26 (40.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 26 (40.63%) GSSP-JAVA
9 26 (40.63%) Security Auditing
9 26 (40.63%) GPPA
10 25 (39.06%) GCIH
11 23 (35.94%) GCIA
11 23 (35.94%) Data Protection
11 23 (35.94%) Computer Science
11 23 (35.94%) GREM

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:

Application Platforms
1 26 (40.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 26 (40.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.81%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.56%) Wireless
4 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Architect
2 26 (40.63%) Security Architect
3 19 (29.69%) Information Architect
3 19 (29.69%) Information Security Architect
4 15 (23.44%) Consultant
4 15 (23.44%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Principal Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Information Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Malware Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Applications Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Incident Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Computer Science
2 15 (23.44%) Client/Server
3 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.56%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Linux
2 21 (32.81%) Windows
3 15 (23.44%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) Information Security
2 33 (51.56%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (48.44%) Incident Management
4 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (40.63%) E-Commerce
4 26 (40.63%) SABSA
4 26 (40.63%) Security Auditing
4 26 (40.63%) SOA
4 26 (40.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 23 (35.94%) Data Protection
6 19 (29.69%) Open Source
7 14 (21.88%) Mentoring
8 12 (18.75%) Security Operations
9 9 (14.06%) Malware Analysis
10 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (10.94%) Digital Forensics
12 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.38%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (9.38%) SIEM
13 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) C
2 27 (42.19%) Java
3 5 (7.81%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.81%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) C++
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) GCED
2 34 (53.13%) CISSP
3 32 (50.00%) GPEN
4 31 (48.44%) Degree
5 26 (40.63%) CISA
5 26 (40.63%) GPPA
5 26 (40.63%) GSNA
5 26 (40.63%) GSSP-JAVA
5 26 (40.63%) GWAPT
6 25 (39.06%) GCIH
7 23 (35.94%) GCIA
7 23 (35.94%) GREM
8 18 (28.13%) CFCE
8 18 (28.13%) GCFE
8 18 (28.13%) GIAC
9 15 (23.44%) CHFI
10 14 (21.88%) ECIH
11 12 (18.75%) SANS
12 8 (12.50%) CREST Certified
13 6 (9.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (7.81%) SSAE 16
2 1 (1.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) logstash
1 5 (7.81%) WMI
2 4 (6.25%) EnCase
3 1 (1.56%) FTK
3 1 (1.56%) Nessus
3 1 (1.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.56%) QRadar
3 1 (1.56%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Oracle
1 26 (40.63%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (10.94%) Splunk
3 5 (7.81%) Sophos
4 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.56%) FireEye
5 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.56%) Nuix
5 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.56%) Qualys
5 1 (1.56%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.56%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) TippingPoint
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