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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
Rank 897 958 983
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +25
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 21 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 0.057% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 8
Median salary £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £56,750
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £99,000 £90,250
UK excluding London median salary £85,000 £48,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+74.35% +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
26044 29998 31950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.59% 27.33% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21071 23898 25011
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 £72,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 29 July 2016 within the UK.

GCFA Salary Histogram in the UK

GCFA
Top 6 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 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +37 19 £80,000 +3.22% 2
London +69 18 £80,000 -15.78% 2
City of London - 3 £65,000 -
South East +14 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Berkshire 0 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Slough - 1 £60,000 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (78.26%) GREM
2 33 (71.74%) GCIH
3 29 (63.04%) GCIA
3 29 (63.04%) CISSP
4 20 (43.48%) ECIH
5 18 (39.13%) Information Security
5 18 (39.13%) CREST Certified
6 16 (34.78%) GCFE
7 14 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (30.43%) Mentoring
7 14 (30.43%) GIAC
7 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 12 (26.09%) Linux
8 12 (26.09%) CISM
8 12 (26.09%) SIEM
8 12 (26.09%) EnCE
9 11 (23.91%) CFCE
10 10 (21.74%) GCED
10 10 (21.74%) GPEN
10 10 (21.74%) Reverse Engineering
10 10 (21.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 9 (19.57%) CCFP
11 9 (19.57%) ArcSight
11 9 (19.57%) CEH
11 9 (19.57%) CHFI
11 9 (19.57%) C
12 8 (17.39%) Windows
12 8 (17.39%) Client/Server
12 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
12 8 (17.39%) Mac OS X

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 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.70%) Network Security
4 3 (6.52%) tcpdump
4 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
General
1 6 (13.04%) Brand Awareness
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Security Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Information Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Information Security Manager
3 10 (21.74%) SOC Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Consultant
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.04%) CESG
3 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Mac OS X
2 8 (17.39%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Information Security
2 14 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (30.43%) Mentoring
3 12 (26.09%) SIEM
4 10 (21.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (21.74%) Reverse Engineering
5 8 (17.39%) Investment Management
5 8 (17.39%) Open Source
6 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (15.22%) Security Operations
7 6 (13.04%) ITIL
7 6 (13.04%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Network Management
8 4 (8.70%) Computer Security
8 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Compliance Audit
9 3 (6.52%) Threat Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (4.35%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) C
2 5 (10.87%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (78.26%) GREM
2 33 (71.74%) GCIH
3 29 (63.04%) CISSP
3 29 (63.04%) GCIA
4 20 (43.48%) ECIH
5 18 (39.13%) CREST Certified
6 16 (34.78%) GCFE
7 14 (30.43%) GIAC
8 12 (26.09%) CISM
8 12 (26.09%) EnCE
9 11 (23.91%) CFCE
10 10 (21.74%) GCED
10 10 (21.74%) GPEN
11 9 (19.57%) CCFP
11 9 (19.57%) CEH
11 9 (19.57%) CHFI
12 8 (17.39%) SSCP
13 6 (13.04%) SANS
14 4 (8.70%) Degree
15 3 (6.52%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (13.04%) ISO22301
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Nmap
2 1 (2.17%) EnCase
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.17%) QRadar
2 1 (2.17%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) ArcSight
2 7 (15.22%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) FireEye
3 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.17%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.17%) Qualys
3 1 (2.17%) Rapid7
3 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.17%) TippingPoint
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