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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 895 864 -
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 4 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.008% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.013% 0.031% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 0
Average salary £70,000 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary - - -

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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 2 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 29 August 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 -5 4 £70,000 +16.66% 1
England -40 4 £70,000 +16.66% 1

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (85.71%) GCIH
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) GIAC
3 8 (57.14%) Information Security
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (35.71%) EnCE
6 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
7 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
7 4 (28.57%) Snort
7 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
8 3 (21.43%) Product Management
8 3 (21.43%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) Perl
8 3 (21.43%) Python
8 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 3 (21.43%) BCP
8 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) Data Security
8 3 (21.43%) SIEM

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.14%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) SNMP
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Arabic Language
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Information Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Sales Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Security
3 2 (14.29%) Auditor
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) BCP
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Data Security
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) SIEM
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
4 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Product Management
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Security
6 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
6 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) GCIH
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) GIAC
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) EnCE
5 2 (14.29%) GCIA
5 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) GCED
6 1 (7.14%) GPEN
6 1 (7.14%) GISP
6 1 (7.14%) GSEC
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) GSNA
6 1 (7.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Snort
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
1 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
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