Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1077 1127 1162
Rank change year-on-year +50 +35 +77
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 58 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.025% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 52
England median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.78% -23.87% +24.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,710 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -6.78% -26.25% +28.00%

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 36,364 39,822 47,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.37% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 27,118 30,776 38,555
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +61 37 £35,000 -28.57% 1
London +31 15 £70,000 +21.74% 1
North of England +49 9 £55,000 -24.14%
North West +15 9 £55,000 -24.14%
GCFA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (86.21%) GCFE
2 47 (81.03%) GREM
3 37 (63.79%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (58.62%) SIEM
4 34 (58.62%) Security Operations
5 33 (56.90%) GCIH
6 31 (53.45%) CISSP
7 30 (51.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 30 (51.72%) Threat Intelligence
8 29 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 29 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
9 28 (48.28%) GCIA
9 28 (48.28%) Information Security
9 28 (48.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 27 (46.55%) Cyber Intelligence
11 25 (43.10%) CEH
11 25 (43.10%) Firewall
12 23 (39.66%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (39.66%) Wireshark
12 23 (39.66%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (37.93%) Cyber Defence
13 22 (37.93%) Splunk
13 22 (37.93%) Analytics
14 21 (36.21%) RSA Security Analytics
14 21 (36.21%) Security Management
14 21 (36.21%) Risk Management
14 21 (36.21%) Information Management
14 21 (36.21%) Retail
14 21 (36.21%) GSEC
14 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) Wireshark
3 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.07%) Network Security
5 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.17%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.45%) DNS
6 2 (3.45%) FTP
6 2 (3.45%) HTTP
6 2 (3.45%) SMTP
7 1 (1.72%) Broadband
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
General
1 21 (36.21%) Retail
2 6 (10.34%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Security Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Security Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Incident Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Forensic Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Information Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) SOC Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Web Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Web Applications Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
1 29 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 28 (48.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 23 (39.66%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (37.93%) Cyber Defence
5 21 (36.21%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (6.90%) Cyberattack
6 4 (6.90%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Unix
3 10 (17.24%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (58.62%) Security Operations
2 34 (58.62%) SIEM
3 30 (51.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 30 (51.72%) Threat Intelligence
4 28 (48.28%) Information Security
5 27 (46.55%) Cyber Intelligence
6 23 (39.66%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (37.93%) Analytics
8 21 (36.21%) Data Loss Prevention
8 21 (36.21%) Event Correlation
8 21 (36.21%) Information Management
8 21 (36.21%) Risk Management
8 21 (36.21%) Security Management
9 19 (32.76%) Malware Analysis
10 16 (27.59%) Reverse Engineering
11 13 (22.41%) Digital Forensics
12 10 (17.24%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (17.24%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 9 (15.52%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Python
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.34%) Perl
4 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.90%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) C#
8 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (86.21%) GCFE
2 47 (81.03%) GREM
3 33 (56.90%) GCIH
4 31 (53.45%) CISSP
5 28 (48.28%) GCIA
6 25 (43.10%) CEH
7 21 (36.21%) CCNA
7 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (36.21%) GSEC
8 18 (31.03%) GIAC
9 11 (18.97%) CREST Certified
10 7 (12.07%) CFCE
11 6 (10.34%) EnCE
12 4 (6.90%) CHFI
12 4 (6.90%) CISA
13 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (5.17%) SANS
13 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
14 2 (3.45%) CSSLP
14 2 (3.45%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) RSA Security Analytics
2 20 (34.48%) EnCase
3 19 (32.76%) Stealthwatch
4 5 (8.62%) FTK
5 4 (6.90%) CSIRT
6 2 (3.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Splunk
2 21 (36.21%) Symantec
3 19 (32.76%) CheckPoint
3 19 (32.76%) Qualys
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.62%) Nuix
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) McAfee