Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 536 561 644
Rank change year-on-year +25 +83 -
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 6 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.019% 0.028% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.094% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 6
South East median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £67,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £81,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% -7.14%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,053 9,604 12,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.08% 30.12% 30.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,454 7,671 10,238
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,625 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GCFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in the South East

GCFA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for GCFA in the South East

GCFA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for GCFA in the South East

GCFA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Berkshire +28 5 £60,000 -14.29%
Thames Valley +19 5 £60,000 -14.29%
Hampshire - 1 £60,000 -
GCFA
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) GCIH
1 5 (83.33%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
2 4 (66.67%) EnCE
3 2 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (33.33%) CREST Certified
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Detection
4 1 (16.67%) Attack Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk
4 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 1 (16.67%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) GREM
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) GCIA
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) GIAC
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Python

GCFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Attack Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) GCIH
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) EnCE
3 2 (33.33%) CREST Certified
4 1 (16.67%) GCIA
4 1 (16.67%) GIAC
4 1 (16.67%) GREM
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk