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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 884 922 894
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -28
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 12 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 7
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £41,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,750 £96,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 10 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 May 2015. 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 +24 10 £50,000 +2.56% 6
London +27 5 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Birmingham - 2 £47,500 -
South East - 2 £72,500 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £60,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £85,000 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) Information Security
2 18 (75.00%) GIAC
2 18 (75.00%) CISSP
3 17 (70.83%) GCIH
4 15 (62.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (58.33%) Cyber Security
6 13 (54.17%) Computer Forensics
7 12 (50.00%) CISM
7 12 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
8 11 (45.83%) Degree
8 11 (45.83%) EnCE
8 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
9 9 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (37.50%) GPEN
10 8 (33.33%) Firewall
11 6 (25.00%) UNIX
11 6 (25.00%) SIEM
11 6 (25.00%) CEH
12 5 (20.83%) Windows
12 5 (20.83%) Linux
12 5 (20.83%) Perl
12 5 (20.83%) SSCP
13 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 4 (16.67%) Finance
13 4 (16.67%) GCIA
13 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 3 (12.50%) OSCP
14 3 (12.50%) Shell Script

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Information Security
2 15 (62.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (58.33%) Cyber Security
4 13 (54.17%) Computer Forensics
5 12 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (25.00%) SIEM
7 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (4.17%) Boundary Protection
9 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
9 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
9 1 (4.17%) Analytics
9 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) GIAC
1 18 (75.00%) CISSP
2 17 (70.83%) GCIH
3 12 (50.00%) CISM
4 11 (45.83%) Degree
4 11 (45.83%) EnCE
4 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
5 9 (37.50%) GPEN
6 6 (25.00%) CEH
7 5 (20.83%) SSCP
8 4 (16.67%) GCIA
9 3 (12.50%) OSCP
9 3 (12.50%) CISA
10 2 (8.33%) CRISC
10 2 (8.33%) ISACA
11 1 (4.17%) CHFI
11 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
11 1 (4.17%) CFCE
11 1 (4.17%) CCIE
11 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) HIPAA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago