The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK
Rank 839 926 958
Rank change year-on-year +87 +32  
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 21 30 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.029% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.10% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 5
Median salary £37,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £102,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £55,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -38.18% +18.91%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,800 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GCFA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in the UK

GCFA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GCFA in the UK

GCFA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GCFA in the UK

GCFA
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +99 21 £37,500 -37.50% 2
London +76 10 £75,000 -26.82% 2
South East +57 4 £33,500 -39.09%
North West -10 4 £57,500 +35.29%
Hampshire - 3 £33,500 -
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 -
South West +19 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Cheltenham +9 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Gloucestershire +5 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £32,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

GCFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 with a requirement for GCFA.

1 42 (77.78%) Information Security
2 35 (64.81%) CISSP
3 29 (53.70%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (53.70%) Degree
4 28 (51.85%) GPEN
5 26 (48.15%) Incident Management
6 25 (46.30%) GIAC
7 24 (44.44%) GCED
8 23 (42.59%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (42.59%) CISA
9 21 (38.89%) Java
9 21 (38.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 20 (37.04%) Security Auditing
10 20 (37.04%) C
10 20 (37.04%) Linux
10 20 (37.04%) E-Commerce
11 19 (35.19%) SOA
11 19 (35.19%) Oracle
11 19 (35.19%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (35.19%) GSNA
11 19 (35.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (35.19%) Oracle Database
11 19 (35.19%) SABSA
11 19 (35.19%) GWAPT
11 19 (35.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (35.19%) GSSP-JAVA
11 19 (35.19%) GPPA
12 18 (33.33%) Security Operations
12 18 (33.33%) GCIH
13 17 (31.48%) Computer Science

GCFA
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.96%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Network Security
3 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Architect
2 19 (35.19%) Security Architect
3 13 (24.07%) Information Architect
3 13 (24.07%) Information Security Architect
4 12 (22.22%) Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 7 (12.96%) Principal Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Incident Manager
8 3 (5.56%) SIEM Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) CISSP Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Computer Science
2 14 (25.93%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.85%) PKI
8 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 15 (27.78%) Windows
3 7 (12.96%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.70%) Android
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Information Security
2 29 (53.70%) Penetration Testing
3 26 (48.15%) Incident Management
4 23 (42.59%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (38.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 20 (37.04%) E-Commerce
6 20 (37.04%) Security Auditing
7 19 (35.19%) SABSA
7 19 (35.19%) SOA
8 18 (33.33%) Security Operations
9 16 (29.63%) Data Protection
10 14 (25.93%) Reverse Engineering
11 12 (22.22%) Malware Reverse Engineering
12 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (14.81%) Digital Forensics
12 8 (14.81%) Malware Analysis
12 8 (14.81%) Open Source
12 8 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (12.96%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Java
2 20 (37.04%) C
3 9 (16.67%) Python
4 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (64.81%) CISSP
2 29 (53.70%) Degree
3 28 (51.85%) GPEN
4 25 (46.30%) GIAC
5 24 (44.44%) GCED
6 23 (42.59%) CISA
7 19 (35.19%) GPPA
7 19 (35.19%) GSNA
7 19 (35.19%) GSSP-JAVA
7 19 (35.19%) GWAPT
8 18 (33.33%) GCIH
9 17 (31.48%) SANS
10 16 (29.63%) CREST Certified
11 14 (25.93%) GREM
12 13 (24.07%) GCIA
13 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
14 10 (18.52%) OSCP
15 9 (16.67%) CEH
15 9 (16.67%) GCFE
16 8 (14.81%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (12.96%) SSAE 16
2 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) EnCase
1 7 (12.96%) logstash
1 7 (12.96%) WMI
2 4 (7.41%) FTK
3 3 (5.56%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle
1 19 (35.19%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (14.81%) Splunk
3 7 (12.96%) Sophos
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.85%) Nuix
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
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