Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1127 1223
Rank change year-on-year +13 +96 +61
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 45 58 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.032% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 32 56 39
England median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +15.38% -10.34%
10th Percentile £41,250 £65,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £78,625 £85,000 £93,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £77,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -25.81% +19.23% -10.34%

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 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
London -30 21 £57,500 -28.13%
South East +41 12 £60,000 -7.69%
East of England - 6 £49,000 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
South West -10 1 £35,700 -42.88%
North West - 1 £72,500 -
North of England - 1 £72,500 -
GCFA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 29 (64.44%) GCIH
2 23 (51.11%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (51.11%) Malware Analysis
3 20 (44.44%) GIAC
4 19 (42.22%) CREST Certified
4 19 (42.22%) GCFE
5 16 (35.56%) Digital Forensics
5 16 (35.56%) Information Security
6 15 (33.33%) SIEM
7 14 (31.11%) EnCase
7 14 (31.11%) Forensic Analysis
8 13 (28.89%) GREM
9 12 (26.67%) Security Operations
9 12 (26.67%) Legal
9 12 (26.67%) Degree
9 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
10 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 11 (24.44%) SANS
11 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) GCIA
12 9 (20.00%) Linux
12 9 (20.00%) Cybercrime
12 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
13 8 (17.78%) Python
13 8 (17.78%) Windows
14 7 (15.56%) Presales
14 7 (15.56%) Analytics
14 7 (15.56%) Reverse Engineering

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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.89%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.89%) Internet
3 4 (8.89%) Network Security
4 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (26.67%) Legal
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Security Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Consultant
4 13 (28.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 10 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (13.33%) Forensic Investigator
7 6 (13.33%) Security Consultant
7 6 (13.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Forensic Consultant
8 5 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Security Incident Consultant
8 5 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Forensic Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Principal Security Analyst
10 3 (6.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
11 1 (2.22%) Malware Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.00%) Cybercrime
3 6 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
5 3 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (6.67%) Life Science
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.67%) Online Banking
6 2 (4.44%) Fintech
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) Unix
4 5 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.22%) CentOS
5 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Cybersecurity
1 23 (51.11%) Malware Analysis
2 16 (35.56%) Digital Forensics
2 16 (35.56%) Information Security
3 15 (33.33%) SIEM
4 14 (31.11%) Forensic Analysis
5 12 (26.67%) Security Operations
6 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 7 (15.56%) Analytics
8 7 (15.56%) Memory Management
8 7 (15.56%) Presales
8 7 (15.56%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) Behavioural Analytics
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.33%) ITIL
9 6 (13.33%) ITIL V3
9 6 (13.33%) Service Management
9 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) Perl
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) GCIH
2 20 (44.44%) GIAC
3 19 (42.22%) CREST Certified
3 19 (42.22%) GCFE
4 13 (28.89%) GREM
5 12 (26.67%) Degree
6 11 (24.44%) SANS
7 10 (22.22%) GCIA
7 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) GCED
9 6 (13.33%) CISSP
9 6 (13.33%) GSEC
9 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) CISM
10 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (8.89%) EnCE
11 3 (6.67%) CFCE
11 3 (6.67%) OSCP
12 1 (2.22%) GPEN
12 1 (2.22%) GWAPT
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) EnCase
2 4 (8.89%) CSIRT
2 4 (8.89%) FTK
3 3 (6.67%) WMI
4 1 (2.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Cellebrite
3 2 (4.44%) Intel
4 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) Twitter