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

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1083 1115 1198
Rank change year-on-year +32 +83 +84
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 61 55 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.13% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 43
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £83,875 £106,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -17.86% +40.00%

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 39,066 41,430 51,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.91% 24.65% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 29,231 32,259 42,061
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 July 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 July 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 - 37 £55,000 - 2
London +13 17 £65,000 +18.18%
North of England +1 6 £55,000 -24.14% 1
North West -5 6 £55,000 -24.14% 1
GCFA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 48 (78.69%) GCFE
2 40 (65.57%) GREM
3 35 (57.38%) SIEM
4 31 (50.82%) CREST Certified
4 31 (50.82%) TCP/IP
5 29 (47.54%) GIAC
6 28 (45.90%) EnCase
7 27 (44.26%) Security Operations
8 26 (42.62%) Reverse Engineering
9 24 (39.34%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (39.34%) GCIH
9 24 (39.34%) Windows
10 21 (34.43%) Digital Forensics
11 20 (32.79%) Malware Reverse Engineering
12 18 (29.51%) Information Security
12 18 (29.51%) Unix
12 18 (29.51%) Memory Management
12 18 (29.51%) Security Operations Centre
13 17 (27.87%) Malware Analysis
13 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
13 17 (27.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 15 (24.59%) CISSP
14 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (22.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 14 (22.95%) Firewall
15 14 (22.95%) Threat Intelligence
16 13 (21.31%) Due Diligence
16 13 (21.31%) Application Performance Monitoring
16 13 (21.31%) Performance Monitoring
16 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.82%) TCP/IP
2 14 (22.95%) Firewall
3 7 (11.48%) Network Security
3 7 (11.48%) Wireshark
4 6 (9.84%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) HTTP
4 6 (9.84%) SMTP
5 4 (6.56%) FTP
5 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.28%) IPsec
6 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.64%) Broadband
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Security Engineer
2 17 (27.87%) Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Incident Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) Security Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Team Leader
6 5 (8.20%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Application Security Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Firewall Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Forensic Investigator
7 4 (6.56%) Monitoring Team Leader
7 4 (6.56%) SIEM Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Web Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Web Applications Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Threat Hunter
8 3 (4.92%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (27.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 11 (18.03%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.84%) Cyberattack
5 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (6.56%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.64%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Unix
3 7 (11.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) SIEM
2 27 (44.26%) Security Operations
3 26 (42.62%) Reverse Engineering
4 24 (39.34%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (34.43%) Digital Forensics
6 20 (32.79%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 18 (29.51%) Information Security
7 18 (29.51%) Memory Management
8 17 (27.87%) Malware Analysis
9 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (22.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (22.95%) Threat Intelligence
11 13 (21.31%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (21.31%) Due Diligence
11 13 (21.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (21.31%) Security Architecture
12 10 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (16.39%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (14.75%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Python
2 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.20%) Assembly Language
3 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.56%) Perl
5 3 (4.92%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) C#
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (78.69%) GCFE
2 40 (65.57%) GREM
3 31 (50.82%) CREST Certified
4 29 (47.54%) GIAC
5 24 (39.34%) GCIH
6 15 (24.59%) CISSP
7 12 (19.67%) GCIA
8 9 (14.75%) CEH
9 7 (11.48%) CCNA
9 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (11.48%) GSEC
9 7 (11.48%) SANS
10 5 (8.20%) CISA
11 4 (6.56%) CCSP
11 4 (6.56%) GCWN
11 4 (6.56%) ISSAP
11 4 (6.56%) ISSEP
11 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (6.56%) RHCE
11 4 (6.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) EnCase
2 7 (11.48%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (6.56%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.28%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.64%) FTK
5 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Splunk
2 7 (11.48%) Symantec
3 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.28%) Qualys