Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1106 1087 1197
Rank change year-on-year -19 +110 +69
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 41 59 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 51
England median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% -8.77%
10th Percentile £43,100 £65,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £68,875 £85,000 £106,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% -8.77%

GCFA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38,474 42,559 53,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.54% 25.63% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30,111 34,008 43,295
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GCFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in England

GCFA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA in England.

Salary trend for GCFA in England

GCFA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for GCFA in England

GCFA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 16 £49,000 -
London -55 14 £57,750 -23.00%
South East +16 6 £60,000 -14.29%
Midlands +18 4 - -
West Midlands -6 4 - -
South West +3 1 £35,700 -42.88%
GCFA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 26 (63.41%) GIAC
2 25 (60.98%) CREST Certified
3 24 (58.54%) GCFE
3 24 (58.54%) Digital Forensics
4 23 (56.10%) EnCase
5 17 (41.46%) GCIH
6 16 (39.02%) Memory Management
6 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
6 16 (39.02%) Malware Analysis
7 10 (24.39%) Information Security
7 10 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (21.95%) SIEM
8 9 (21.95%) SANS
8 9 (21.95%) GCIA
9 8 (19.51%) Python
9 8 (19.51%) GREM
10 7 (17.07%) Forensic Analysis
10 7 (17.07%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (17.07%) Security Operations
10 7 (17.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (17.07%) Legal
10 7 (17.07%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (12.20%) Analytics
11 5 (12.20%) GSEC
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.20%) Perl
11 5 (12.20%) CISSP
12 4 (9.76%) Service Management
12 4 (9.76%) CISM

GCFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.76%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) Wireshark
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (17.07%) Legal
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Forensic Investigator
3 10 (24.39%) Consultant
4 9 (21.95%) Security Analyst
5 8 (19.51%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Forensic Consultant
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Forensic Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) Security Operations Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
10 2 (4.88%) Threat Hunter
11 1 (2.44%) IT Consultant
11 1 (2.44%) Security Consultant
11 1 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
11 1 (2.44%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Cybercrime
1 4 (9.76%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Online Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.88%) Fintech
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Digital Forensics
2 16 (39.02%) Malware Analysis
2 16 (39.02%) Memory Management
3 10 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (24.39%) Information Security
4 9 (21.95%) SIEM
5 7 (17.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 7 (17.07%) Forensic Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (17.07%) Security Operations
5 7 (17.07%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (12.20%) Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) Behavioural Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) E-Discovery
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
7 4 (9.76%) Service Management
7 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
3 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) GIAC
2 25 (60.98%) CREST Certified
3 24 (58.54%) GCFE
4 17 (41.46%) GCIH
5 9 (21.95%) GCIA
5 9 (21.95%) SANS
6 8 (19.51%) GREM
7 5 (12.20%) CISSP
7 5 (12.20%) GSEC
8 4 (9.76%) CISM
8 4 (9.76%) EnCE
8 4 (9.76%) GCED
8 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.32%) CFCE
9 3 (7.32%) OSCP
10 1 (2.44%) CCNA
10 1 (2.44%) CEH
10 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.44%) Degree
10 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) EnCase
2 4 (9.76%) FTK
3 3 (7.32%) WMI
4 1 (2.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Cellebrite
3 2 (4.88%) Intel
4 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter