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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 870 896 878
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 13 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.034% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 9
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £101,000 £88,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £38,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -13.88%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 11 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 22 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 +37 13 £50,000 -23.07% 6
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 -
London +41 4 £50,000 -31.03% 2
South East - 3 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £67,500 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 18 (81.82%) CISSP
1 18 (81.82%) GIAC
2 17 (77.27%) Information Security
3 15 (68.18%) Reverse Engineering
4 14 (63.64%) Cyber Security
4 14 (63.64%) Computer Forensics
4 14 (63.64%) GCIH
5 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (50.00%) EnCE
6 11 (50.00%) CISM
6 11 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
7 10 (45.45%) Firewall
7 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
8 9 (40.91%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (40.91%) Degree
8 9 (40.91%) GPEN
9 7 (31.82%) CEH
9 7 (31.82%) SIEM
9 7 (31.82%) SSCP
9 7 (31.82%) Perl
9 7 (31.82%) Linux
10 6 (27.27%) UNIX
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (13.64%) CRISC
12 3 (13.64%) ISACA
12 3 (13.64%) OSCP
12 3 (13.64%) CISA
12 3 (13.64%) Windows
12 3 (13.64%) Shell Script

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Security Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Information Security
2 15 (68.18%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (63.64%) Cyber Security
3 14 (63.64%) Computer Forensics
4 12 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) SIEM
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.55%) Boundary Protection
8 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) E-Discovery
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) CISSP
1 18 (81.82%) GIAC
2 14 (63.64%) GCIH
3 11 (50.00%) EnCE
3 11 (50.00%) CISM
4 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) Degree
5 9 (40.91%) GPEN
6 7 (31.82%) CEH
6 7 (31.82%) SSCP
7 3 (13.64%) CRISC
7 3 (13.64%) ISACA
7 3 (13.64%) OSCP
7 3 (13.64%) CISA
7 3 (13.64%) GCIA
8 1 (4.55%) CHFI
8 1 (4.55%) CCIE
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.55%) CNA
8 1 (4.55%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) HIPAA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
London
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Salary: £60 - 80k plus competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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