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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 853 860 871
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 13 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.045% 0.053% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 9
Average salary £50,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +20.00%

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
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 £27,500 £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 28 January 2015 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 5 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 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 8 £50,500 -12.17% 7
London -6 5 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Birmingham - 3 £44,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £44,000 -
City of London - 1 £75,000 - 1

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (84.00%) GIAC
1 21 (84.00%) GCIH
2 19 (76.00%) CISSP
3 15 (60.00%) Information Security
4 14 (56.00%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Computer Forensics
6 12 (48.00%) Degree
6 12 (48.00%) UNIX
7 10 (40.00%) Windows
8 9 (36.00%) CISA
8 9 (36.00%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (28.00%) CISM
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) SIEM
10 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (24.00%) Cyber Security
11 6 (24.00%) EnCE
11 6 (24.00%) CEH
12 5 (20.00%) GCIA
12 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 5 (20.00%) Perl
12 5 (20.00%) Network Security
12 5 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (20.00%) GPEN
13 4 (16.00%) SLA
13 4 (16.00%) Cisco
13 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
13 4 (16.00%) Firewall
14 3 (12.00%) Advertising

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (20.00%) Network Security
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Information Security
2 14 (56.00%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Computer Forensics
4 9 (36.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (28.00%) SIEM
5 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (24.00%) Cyber Security
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Security
9 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
10 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) GIAC
1 21 (84.00%) GCIH
2 19 (76.00%) CISSP
3 12 (48.00%) Degree
4 9 (36.00%) CISA
5 7 (28.00%) CISM
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) EnCE
6 6 (24.00%) CEH
7 5 (20.00%) GCIA
7 5 (20.00%) GPEN
8 3 (12.00%) OSCP
8 3 (12.00%) SSCP
9 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago