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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 880 882 893
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 11 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.024% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 2
Average salary £72,500 £60,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% +17.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £90,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary - - £51,250

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
30434 28618 33710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.66% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23814 23350 28241
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 3 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 1 October 2014. 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
London +1 11 £72,500 +20.83% 2
England -19 11 £72,500 +20.83% 2
City of London +10 2 - -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 17 (89.47%) GCIH
2 16 (84.21%) GIAC
3 12 (63.16%) CISSP
4 8 (42.11%) UNIX
5 7 (36.84%) Computer Forensics
5 7 (36.84%) Information Security
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) CISA
6 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
7 5 (26.32%) Perl
7 5 (26.32%) EnCE
7 5 (26.32%) Computer Security
8 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
8 4 (21.05%) Snort
8 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) DNS
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) SIEM
9 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) Python
9 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) SSL
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Incident Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Sales Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Head of Security
3 2 (10.53%) Auditor
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Forensics
1 7 (36.84%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) Computer Security
4 4 (21.05%) SIEM
5 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
5 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (15.79%) Product Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Document Management
7 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
2 3 (15.79%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) GCIH
2 16 (84.21%) GIAC
3 12 (63.16%) CISSP
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) CISA
6 5 (26.32%) EnCE
7 3 (15.79%) GCIA
7 3 (15.79%) CEH
8 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) GSNA
9 1 (5.26%) GSEC
9 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) GCED
9 1 (5.26%) GPEN
9 1 (5.26%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Snort
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
1 1 (5.26%) LogLogic
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