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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 879 926 962
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +36
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 31 40 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.037% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.13% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 28 26 7
Median salary £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £63,750 -
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -

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
24802 29895 30684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.04% 27.29% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19900 24117 23949
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 7 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 28 September 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 +39 30 £80,000 +23.07% 3
London +65 27 £80,000 +23.07% 1
South East +42 3 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Abingdon - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +28 1 £60,000 -11.11%
Slough - 1 £60,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 30 (62.50%) Information Security
2 27 (56.25%) GCED
2 27 (56.25%) GREM
3 26 (54.17%) GCIA
4 25 (52.08%) C
4 25 (52.08%) CISSP
5 24 (50.00%) GCIH
6 20 (41.67%) GPEN
7 19 (39.58%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (35.42%) CFCE
8 17 (35.42%) Degree
9 16 (33.33%) Windows
9 16 (33.33%) Linux
9 16 (33.33%) Open Source
9 16 (33.33%) GCFE
10 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
10 15 (31.25%) CHFI
10 15 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (29.17%) Client/Server
11 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
11 14 (29.17%) Mac OS X
11 14 (29.17%) ECIH
11 14 (29.17%) Mentoring
12 13 (27.08%) GSSP-JAVA
12 13 (27.08%) GPPA
12 13 (27.08%) Security Auditing
12 13 (27.08%) GWAPT
12 13 (27.08%) SABSA
12 13 (27.08%) E-Commerce
12 13 (27.08%) Java

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:

Business Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 14 (29.17%) Consultant
2 14 (29.17%) Senior Consultant
3 13 (27.08%) Security Architect
4 12 (25.00%) Information Architect
4 12 (25.00%) Information Security Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Security Manager
6 7 (14.58%) Information Manager
6 7 (14.58%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (10.42%) Security Specialist
8 4 (8.33%) Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (8.33%) Information Specialist
8 4 (8.33%) Malware Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce Architect
9 3 (6.25%) Incident Manager
10 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
10 2 (4.17%) Principal Architect
10 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Client/Server
2 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Linux
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Information Security
2 19 (39.58%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (33.33%) Open Source
4 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 15 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Mentoring
6 13 (27.08%) E-Commerce
6 13 (27.08%) SABSA
6 13 (27.08%) Security Auditing
7 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
7 11 (22.92%) SOA
7 11 (22.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (20.83%) Malware Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Security Operations
10 6 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
11 5 (10.42%) Investment Management
11 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
12 4 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) C
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) GCED
1 27 (56.25%) GREM
2 26 (54.17%) GCIA
3 25 (52.08%) CISSP
4 24 (50.00%) GCIH
5 20 (41.67%) GPEN
6 17 (35.42%) CFCE
6 17 (35.42%) Degree
7 16 (33.33%) GCFE
8 15 (31.25%) CHFI
9 14 (29.17%) ECIH
10 13 (27.08%) CISA
10 13 (27.08%) GIAC
10 13 (27.08%) GPPA
10 13 (27.08%) GSNA
10 13 (27.08%) GSSP-JAVA
10 13 (27.08%) GWAPT
11 9 (18.75%) CISM
11 9 (18.75%) SANS
12 6 (12.50%) CCFP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) logstash
1 2 (4.17%) WMI
2 1 (2.08%) EnCase
2 1 (2.08%) Nessus
2 1 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.08%) QRadar
2 1 (2.08%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle
1 11 (22.92%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.25%) Splunk
3 2 (4.17%) Sophos
4 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.08%) FireEye
4 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.08%) Qualys
4 1 (2.08%) Rapid7
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.08%) TippingPoint
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago