Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1092 1211
Rank change year-on-year -11 +119 +38
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 55 59 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.036% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 46
England median annual salary £51,250 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.67% +25.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £44,500 £32,200 £41,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £85,000 £106,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £75,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% +20.00%

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 39,056 40,948 53,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.51% 25.19% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30,070 32,501 43,280
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,912
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -4.07% +4.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 - 33 £50,000 -
London -34 18 £65,000 -13.33%
South East 0 2 £60,000 +76.47%
Midlands -4 1 - -
North of England -9 1 - -
West Midlands -10 1 - -
North West -21 1 - -
GCFA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 44 (80.00%) GCFE
2 33 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 32 (58.18%) EnCase
4 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 30 (54.55%) GIAC
5 28 (50.91%) Digital Forensics
6 25 (45.45%) GREM
7 23 (41.82%) Memory Management
8 22 (40.00%) GCIH
9 21 (38.18%) SIEM
10 17 (30.91%) Information Security
11 15 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
11 15 (27.27%) Security Operations
12 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (21.82%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 11 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
14 10 (18.18%) Windows
15 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
15 9 (16.36%) Finance
16 8 (14.55%) Firewall
16 8 (14.55%) GCIA
16 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
17 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
17 7 (12.73%) CISSP
17 7 (12.73%) Python
17 7 (12.73%) Unix
18 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
18 6 (10.91%) Performance Monitoring
18 6 (10.91%) Analytics
18 6 (10.91%) Application Performance Monitoring

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 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) HTTP
4 4 (7.27%) SMTP
5 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 2 (3.64%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.64%) IPsec
5 2 (3.64%) SSL
6 1 (1.82%) Network Security
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Forensic Investigator
2 13 (23.64%) Security Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Security Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Team Leader
6 6 (10.91%) Incident Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Monitoring Team Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Application Security Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Firewall Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) SIEM Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) SOC Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Web Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Web Applications Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 6 (10.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Cybercrime
3 3 (5.45%) Cyberattack
3 3 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Digital Forensics
2 23 (41.82%) Memory Management
3 21 (38.18%) SIEM
4 17 (30.91%) Information Security
5 15 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
5 15 (27.27%) Security Operations
6 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (21.82%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 11 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
8 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (10.91%) Analytics
10 6 (10.91%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 6 (10.91%) Forensic Analysis
10 6 (10.91%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (10.91%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
10 6 (10.91%) Security Monitoring
11 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity
11 5 (9.09%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Python
2 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.27%) Perl
3 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (80.00%) GCFE
2 33 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 30 (54.55%) GIAC
4 25 (45.45%) GREM
5 22 (40.00%) GCIH
6 8 (14.55%) GCIA
7 7 (12.73%) CISSP
8 5 (9.09%) GSEC
8 5 (9.09%) SANS
9 4 (7.27%) CCNA
9 4 (7.27%) CEH
9 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.64%) CCNP
10 2 (3.64%) CCSP
10 2 (3.64%) CFCE
10 2 (3.64%) CSSLP
10 2 (3.64%) EnCE
10 2 (3.64%) ISSAP
10 2 (3.64%) ISSEP
10 2 (3.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (58.18%) EnCase
2 3 (5.45%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (3.64%) CSIRT
3 2 (3.64%) FTK
4 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.45%) Splunk
2 3 (5.45%) Symantec
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) Cellebrite
4 1 (1.82%) Intel