The first table below looks at the demand for GCFW in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GCFW over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
Rank 912 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GCFW 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £42,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GCFW
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GCFW within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GCFW Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCFW
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFW within the UK.

GCFW Salary Trend in the UK

GCFW
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFW within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 3 £42,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £42,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £42,000 -
England - 3 £42,000 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Bridgend - 1 - -

GCFW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCFW 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 GCFW.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) GCWN
1 12 (100.00%) GCIA
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Wireless
2 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) IIS
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) CCNA
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (83.33%) CEH
3 10 (83.33%) GSEC
3 10 (83.33%) SCCM
3 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS
3 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) GWAPT
3 10 (83.33%) GPEN
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (75.00%) NetScaler
4 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (75.00%) vSphere

GCFW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GCFW 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 GCFW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
1 11 (91.67%) Wireless
1 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 9 (75.00%) NetScaler
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (75.00%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
1 10 (83.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) GCWN
1 12 (100.00%) GCIA
2 10 (83.33%) CCNA
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) CEH
2 10 (83.33%) GSEC
2 10 (83.33%) GWAPT
2 10 (83.33%) GPEN
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) GIAC
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) vSphere
2 9 (75.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 9 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) HP
3 9 (75.00%) Dell
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Micro