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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK
Rank 820 912 957
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +45
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 21 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.095% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 4
Median salary £72,500 £65,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +29.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £102,500 £60,650
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £57,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-40.86% +30.68%

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
20508 28468 29361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.73% 27.89% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16188 22776 23324
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 February 2017 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 12 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 25 February 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 +94 21 £72,500 +11.53% 4
London +74 10 £75,000 -26.82% 1
South East +69 6 £33,500 -41.73% 2
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 1
Abingdon - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £33,500 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £35,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 - 2
City of London +40 1 £70,000 +17.64%
South West +12 1 - -
Gloucestershire -14 1 - -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 46 (77.97%) Information Security
2 38 (64.41%) CISSP
3 36 (61.02%) Penetration Testing
4 35 (59.32%) Degree
4 35 (59.32%) GPEN
5 33 (55.93%) GCED
6 31 (52.54%) Incident Management
6 31 (52.54%) C
7 29 (49.15%) CISA
8 27 (45.76%) Java
8 27 (45.76%) Security Auditing
9 26 (44.07%) GPPA
9 26 (44.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 26 (44.07%) GSSP-JAVA
9 26 (44.07%) Oracle
9 26 (44.07%) E-Commerce
9 26 (44.07%) SOA
9 26 (44.07%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (44.07%) GSNA
9 26 (44.07%) Oracle EBS R12
9 26 (44.07%) GWAPT
9 26 (44.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (44.07%) Oracle Database
9 26 (44.07%) SABSA
10 24 (40.68%) Computer Science
10 24 (40.68%) Linux
11 23 (38.98%) GIAC
11 23 (38.98%) Data Protection
11 23 (38.98%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (32.20%) Windows

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 26 (44.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.56%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Architect
2 26 (44.07%) Security Architect
3 19 (32.20%) Information Architect
3 19 (32.20%) Information Security Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 8 (13.56%) Principal Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Applications Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) CISSP Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Information Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Malware Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Computer Science
2 12 (20.34%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
4 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.47%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.69%) PKI
8 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Linux
2 19 (32.20%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) Mac OS X
3 7 (11.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (77.97%) Information Security
2 36 (61.02%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (52.54%) Incident Management
4 27 (45.76%) Security Auditing
5 26 (44.07%) E-Commerce
5 26 (44.07%) SABSA
5 26 (44.07%) SOA
5 26 (44.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 23 (38.98%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (38.98%) Data Protection
7 15 (25.42%) Security Operations
8 14 (23.73%) Open Source
9 12 (20.34%) Reverse Engineering
10 11 (18.64%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (15.25%) Forensic Analysis
11 9 (15.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (15.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (13.56%) Security Architecture
12 8 (13.56%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) C
2 27 (45.76%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.25%) Python
4 3 (5.08%) Perl
5 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (64.41%) CISSP
2 35 (59.32%) Degree
2 35 (59.32%) GPEN
3 33 (55.93%) GCED
4 29 (49.15%) CISA
5 26 (44.07%) GPPA
5 26 (44.07%) GSNA
5 26 (44.07%) GSSP-JAVA
5 26 (44.07%) GWAPT
6 23 (38.98%) GIAC
7 17 (28.81%) GCIH
7 17 (28.81%) GREM
8 15 (25.42%) GCIA
9 14 (23.73%) SANS
10 12 (20.34%) CREST Certified
11 11 (18.64%) GCFE
11 11 (18.64%) OSCP
12 9 (15.25%) CFCE
12 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (13.56%) SSAE 16
2 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) logstash
1 8 (13.56%) WMI
2 6 (10.17%) EnCase
3 5 (8.47%) CSIRT
4 4 (6.78%) FTK
5 3 (5.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle
1 26 (44.07%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (15.25%) Splunk
3 8 (13.56%) Sophos
4 3 (5.08%) Intel
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.69%) Nuix
6 1 (1.69%) Tableau
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