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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 860 886 881
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 10 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.031% 0.014% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 8
Average salary £50,250 £57,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.60% +31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,250 £36,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,250 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 6 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 3 March 2015. 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 +16 6 £50,250 -12.60% 5
London +3 3 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Birmingham - 2 £44,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £44,000 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 26 (86.67%) GIAC
1 26 (86.67%) GCIH
2 23 (76.67%) CISSP
3 20 (66.67%) Information Security
4 18 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (56.67%) Computer Forensics
6 16 (53.33%) Degree
7 13 (43.33%) Reverse Engineering
7 13 (43.33%) UNIX
8 11 (36.67%) Windows
8 11 (36.67%) CISM
8 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
9 10 (33.33%) EnCE
9 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
10 9 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (30.00%) GPEN
10 9 (30.00%) CISA
11 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
12 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (23.33%) SIEM
13 6 (20.00%) GCIA
13 6 (20.00%) CEH
14 5 (16.67%) Perl
14 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 5 (16.67%) Network Security
15 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
15 4 (13.33%) Firewall
15 4 (13.33%) SLA
15 4 (13.33%) Cisco
16 3 (10.00%) Linux

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Information Security
2 18 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Computer Forensics
4 13 (43.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
6 7 (23.33%) SIEM
6 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (10.00%) Computer Security
9 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
10 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) GIAC
1 26 (86.67%) GCIH
2 23 (76.67%) CISSP
3 16 (53.33%) Degree
4 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) CISM
5 10 (33.33%) EnCE
6 9 (30.00%) GPEN
6 9 (30.00%) CISA
7 6 (20.00%) CEH
7 6 (20.00%) GCIA
8 3 (10.00%) SSCP
8 3 (10.00%) OSCP
9 1 (3.33%) CFCE
9 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
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