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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK
Rank 832 897 939
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +42
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 26 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.023% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.084% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 8
Median salary £75,000 £65,000 £57,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +12.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £102,900 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.89%

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
21257 27539 28828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.29% 27.99% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16762 22042 23043
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 17 January 2017 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 13 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +52 26 £75,000 +15.38%
London +74 17 £75,000 -26.82%
South East +73 6 £70,000 +21.73%
Abingdon - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
West Midlands 0 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Birmingham -1 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Uxbridge - 2 £85,000 -
Berkshire +45 1 £70,000 +21.73%
City of London +27 1 £70,000 -32.03%
South West +12 1 - -
Gloucestershire -22 1 - -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 45 (76.27%) Information Security
2 38 (64.41%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (62.71%) GCED
3 37 (62.71%) GPEN
4 35 (59.32%) C
5 34 (57.63%) Degree
6 33 (55.93%) Incident Management
6 33 (55.93%) CISSP
7 29 (49.15%) Java
8 28 (47.46%) Oracle
8 28 (47.46%) SOA
8 28 (47.46%) E-Commerce
8 28 (47.46%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (47.46%) CISA
8 28 (47.46%) GSNA
8 28 (47.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (47.46%) GWAPT
8 28 (47.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 28 (47.46%) Oracle Database
8 28 (47.46%) SABSA
8 28 (47.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 28 (47.46%) GSSP-JAVA
8 28 (47.46%) GPPA
8 28 (47.46%) Security Auditing
9 25 (42.37%) Data Protection
9 25 (42.37%) Computer Science
10 22 (37.29%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (35.59%) Linux
12 19 (32.20%) Windows
13 18 (30.51%) GIAC

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:

Application Platforms
1 28 (47.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 28 (47.46%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.56%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Architect
2 28 (47.46%) Security Architect
3 21 (35.59%) Information Architect
3 21 (35.59%) Information Security Architect
4 10 (16.95%) Consultant
4 10 (16.95%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 8 (13.56%) Principal Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Information Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Malware Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.39%) CISSP Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) SIEM Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 25 (42.37%) Computer Science
2 11 (18.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (16.95%) Client/Server
4 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Linux
2 19 (32.20%) Windows
3 10 (16.95%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.08%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Information Security
2 38 (64.41%) Penetration Testing
3 33 (55.93%) Incident Management
4 28 (47.46%) E-Commerce
4 28 (47.46%) SABSA
4 28 (47.46%) Security Auditing
4 28 (47.46%) SOA
4 28 (47.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 25 (42.37%) Data Protection
6 22 (37.29%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (28.81%) Open Source
8 14 (23.73%) Security Operations
9 11 (18.64%) Forensic Analysis
10 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (13.56%) Security Architecture
11 8 (13.56%) Threat Modelling
12 7 (11.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 35 (59.32%) C
2 29 (49.15%) Java
3 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
3 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.56%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) GCED
1 37 (62.71%) GPEN
2 34 (57.63%) Degree
3 33 (55.93%) CISSP
4 28 (47.46%) CISA
4 28 (47.46%) GPPA
4 28 (47.46%) GSNA
4 28 (47.46%) GSSP-JAVA
4 28 (47.46%) GWAPT
5 18 (30.51%) GIAC
6 15 (25.42%) GREM
7 14 (23.73%) GCIA
7 14 (23.73%) GCIH
8 13 (22.03%) GCFE
8 13 (22.03%) SANS
9 11 (18.64%) CFCE
10 10 (16.95%) CHFI
10 10 (16.95%) CREST Certified
10 10 (16.95%) OSCP
11 9 (15.25%) ECIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (13.56%) SSAE 16
2 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) logstash
1 8 (13.56%) WMI
2 6 (10.17%) CSIRT
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (5.08%) EnCase
5 1 (1.69%) FTK
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Oracle
1 28 (47.46%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (15.25%) Splunk
3 8 (13.56%) Sophos
4 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.69%) Nuix
4 1 (1.69%) Tableau