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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 873 919 870
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -49
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 19 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.031% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 10
Average salary £77,500 £70,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £56,750 £58,750
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £90,250 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £37,500 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 18 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 19 £77,500 +10.71% 23
London +26 5 £95,000 +35.71% 3
South West -8 4 - - 3
East Midlands - 4 £77,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
South East - 2 £55,000 - 9
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 £77,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £77,500 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £50,000 - 4
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £60,000 -
North West - 1 £47,500 - 2

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (70.00%) GIAC
2 20 (66.67%) GCIH
2 20 (66.67%) GREM
3 17 (56.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 17 (56.67%) Cyber Security
3 17 (56.67%) CISSP
4 16 (53.33%) Information Security
5 14 (46.67%) Degree
5 14 (46.67%) EnCE
6 13 (43.33%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
8 10 (33.33%) CEH
8 10 (33.33%) GPEN
8 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 9 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
9 9 (30.00%) GCIA
9 9 (30.00%) UNIX
9 9 (30.00%) Linux
9 9 (30.00%) CISM
9 9 (30.00%) Firewall
9 9 (30.00%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) SIEM
11 6 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (20.00%) Perl
11 6 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (16.67%) Legal
12 5 (16.67%) SSCP
12 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) IPsec
3 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Forensic Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) UNIX
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Reverse Engineering
1 17 (56.67%) Cyber Security
2 16 (53.33%) Information Security
3 13 (43.33%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) SIEM
7 6 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) SDLC
10 3 (10.00%) Analytics
10 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 2 (6.67%) Computer Security
11 2 (6.67%) OpenUP
11 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (6.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
12 1 (3.33%) Boundary Protection
12 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Perl
2 4 (13.33%) C
2 4 (13.33%) C++
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) GIAC
2 20 (66.67%) GCIH
2 20 (66.67%) GREM
3 17 (56.67%) CISSP
4 14 (46.67%) Degree
4 14 (46.67%) EnCE
5 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) CEH
5 10 (33.33%) GPEN
6 9 (30.00%) CISM
6 9 (30.00%) GCIA
7 5 (16.67%) SSCP
8 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) CISA
9 3 (10.00%) CRISC
9 3 (10.00%) ISACA
10 2 (6.67%) CFCE
10 2 (6.67%) PhD
10 2 (6.67%) CPIM
11 1 (3.33%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) BMC
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy
1 2 (6.67%) Splunk
1 2 (6.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (6.67%) FireEye
1 2 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Intel
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