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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 906 957 992
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +35
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 17 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.050% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 5
Median salary £80,000 £50,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £98,500 £103,000
UK excluding London median salary £85,000 £46,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+83.78% +23.33%

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
26213 29952 33204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.62% 27.38% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21215 23761 26316
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 27 June 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 5 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 27 June 2016. 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 trends)
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 +39 16 £80,000 +60.00% 1
London +39 15 £80,000 -11.11% 1
City of London - 3 £65,000 -
Birmingham -17 1 - -
West Midlands -17 1 - -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 37 (78.72%) GREM
2 34 (72.34%) CISSP
3 28 (59.57%) GCIA
3 28 (59.57%) GCIH
4 23 (48.94%) Information Security
5 18 (38.30%) CREST Certified
5 18 (38.30%) EnCE
6 17 (36.17%) CISM
7 15 (31.91%) GPEN
7 15 (31.91%) ECIH
8 14 (29.79%) CCFP
8 14 (29.79%) SIEM
9 13 (27.66%) GIAC
9 13 (27.66%) SSCP
9 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
10 12 (25.53%) GCFE
11 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (23.40%) Investment Management
11 11 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
12 10 (21.28%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
13 9 (19.15%) Linux
13 9 (19.15%) CEH
14 8 (17.02%) Snort
14 8 (17.02%) ArcSight
14 8 (17.02%) Security Operations
15 7 (14.89%) Splunk
15 7 (14.89%) Ethical Hacking
15 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (12.77%) Network Security
4 3 (6.38%) tcpdump
4 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
General
1 6 (12.77%) Brand Awareness
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Security Manager
3 14 (29.79%) Information Manager
3 14 (29.79%) Information Security Manager
4 10 (21.28%) SOC Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Cyberthreat Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Information Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) CESG
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Information Security
2 14 (29.79%) SIEM
3 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (23.40%) Investment Management
3 11 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
4 10 (21.28%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.02%) Security Operations
6 7 (14.89%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Network Management
8 5 (10.64%) Computer Security
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Threat Analysis
10 3 (6.38%) Anomaly Detection
10 3 (6.38%) Open Source
10 3 (6.38%) People Management
10 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) C
3 3 (6.38%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (78.72%) GREM
2 34 (72.34%) CISSP
3 28 (59.57%) GCIA
3 28 (59.57%) GCIH
4 18 (38.30%) CREST Certified
4 18 (38.30%) EnCE
5 17 (36.17%) CISM
6 15 (31.91%) ECIH
6 15 (31.91%) GPEN
7 14 (29.79%) CCFP
8 13 (27.66%) GIAC
8 13 (27.66%) SSCP
9 12 (25.53%) GCFE
10 9 (19.15%) CEH
11 5 (10.64%) CFCE
11 5 (10.64%) CHFI
11 5 (10.64%) GCED
11 5 (10.64%) SANS
12 3 (6.38%) Degree
12 3 (6.38%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (12.77%) ISO22301
2 1 (2.13%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) EnCase
1 2 (4.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) ArcSight
2 7 (14.89%) Splunk
3 1 (2.13%) AlienVault
3 1 (2.13%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.13%) NetWitness
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