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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 907 925 928
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 28 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.041% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 28 6 9
Average salary £60,000 £50,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -12.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,650 £70,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 20 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 11 February 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
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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 +42 28 £60,000 +19.40% 10
London +19 15 £102,500 +78.26% 5
City of London - 6 £87,250 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £50,000 -
South West - 4 £50,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham -3 2 £45,000 +2.27% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £45,000 +2.27% 1
North West - 2 £42,500 -
South East - 2 £57,500 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £57,500 - 2
Slough - 2 £57,500 - 1
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £51,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £65,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £60,000 -
Northampton - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £65,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (63.93%) GIAC
1 39 (63.93%) EnCE
2 35 (57.38%) Information Security
3 32 (52.46%) CISSP
4 30 (49.18%) GREM
5 29 (47.54%) GCIH
6 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (39.34%) SIEM
7 24 (39.34%) CISM
8 21 (34.43%) Unix
9 20 (32.79%) GCIA
10 18 (29.51%) SSCP
10 18 (29.51%) Threat Analysis
10 18 (29.51%) Security Operations
11 17 (27.87%) Linux
12 16 (26.23%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (26.23%) Reverse Engineering
12 16 (26.23%) EnCase
13 15 (24.59%) GPEN
13 15 (24.59%) Perl
14 14 (22.95%) Windows
14 14 (22.95%) Firewall
14 14 (22.95%) Computer Forensics
14 14 (22.95%) Ethical Hacking
14 14 (22.95%) CEH
14 14 (22.95%) Digital Forensics
14 14 (22.95%) CCFP
15 13 (21.31%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (21.31%) Computer Security
16 12 (19.67%) Vulnerability Management

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) Network Security
2 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (8.20%) Wireless
5 2 (3.28%) tcpdump
5 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
1 11 (18.03%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 36 (59.02%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Security Manager
3 12 (19.67%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Information Manager
4 11 (18.03%) Information Security Manager
5 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Forensic Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Information Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Incident Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Unix Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Cyberthreat Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) E-Discovery Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Junior
10 2 (3.28%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.64%) BYOD
4 1 (1.64%) CESG
4 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Unix
2 17 (27.87%) Linux
3 14 (22.95%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (39.34%) SIEM
4 18 (29.51%) Security Operations
4 18 (29.51%) Threat Analysis
5 16 (26.23%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (26.23%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (22.95%) Computer Forensics
6 14 (22.95%) Digital Forensics
6 14 (22.95%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (21.31%) Computer Security
8 12 (19.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (13.11%) E-Discovery
10 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.48%) Investment Management
11 6 (9.84%) Compliance Audit
11 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
11 6 (9.84%) SDLC
11 6 (9.84%) Threat Management
11 6 (9.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Perl
2 9 (14.75%) Python
3 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.48%) C++
4 7 (11.48%) Java
5 5 (8.20%) C
5 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.56%) Ruby
7 3 (4.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (63.93%) EnCE
1 39 (63.93%) GIAC
2 32 (52.46%) CISSP
3 30 (49.18%) GREM
4 29 (47.54%) GCIH
5 24 (39.34%) CISM
6 20 (32.79%) GCIA
7 18 (29.51%) SSCP
8 15 (24.59%) GPEN
9 14 (22.95%) CCFP
9 14 (22.95%) CEH
10 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) SANS
12 9 (14.75%) CFCE
12 9 (14.75%) CREST Certified
12 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
13 8 (13.11%) GCFE
14 7 (11.48%) Degree
14 7 (11.48%) EC-Council LPT
14 7 (11.48%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) HIPAA
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.64%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) EnCase
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Splunk
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Palo Alto
4 5 (8.20%) Qualys
5 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
5 3 (4.92%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.28%) AlienVault
6 2 (3.28%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.28%) NetWitness
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £95000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
Hounslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago
Wimbledon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Twickenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 25 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 26 days ago
Wembley
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits + Shift allowance
Posted: 27 days ago