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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 897 975
Rank change year-on-year +58 +78  
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 31 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.061% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 13
Median salary £72,500 £80,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.37% +60.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £67,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,500 £97,000
UK excluding London median salary £72,500 £85,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -14.70% +78.94%  

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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GCFA in the UK

GCFA
Top 13 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 23 June 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 +68 31 £72,500 -6.45% 6
North West - 15 £72,500 - 1
London +13 10 £55,000 -29.03% 4
Manchester - 9 £72,500 -
Oxford - 5 £28,750 -
Cheshire - 5 £77,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £28,750 -
South East - 5 £28,750 - 1
City of London +21 1 - -
South West - 1 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Warrington - 1 £77,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 40 (76.92%) GCIH
2 35 (67.31%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (61.54%) Information Security
4 28 (53.85%) GREM
5 20 (38.46%) GIAC
5 20 (38.46%) Degree
6 18 (34.62%) CISSP
7 16 (30.77%) Linux
7 16 (30.77%) Digital Forensics
7 16 (30.77%) Malware Analysis
7 16 (30.77%) Security Operations
8 15 (28.85%) SANS
8 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
9 14 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
9 14 (26.92%) CREST Certified
10 13 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 13 (25.00%) Windows
11 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 12 (23.08%) Finance
11 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
11 12 (23.08%) GCED
11 12 (23.08%) Malware Reverse Engineering
12 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (21.15%) Incident Management
12 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) GCIA
12 11 (21.15%) Retail
13 10 (19.23%) CISA
13 10 (19.23%) CISM
13 10 (19.23%) Network Security

GCFA
Co-occurring 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 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
1 1 (1.92%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Legal
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Consultant
3 9 (17.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Malware Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Security Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) Security Incident Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Incident Manager
8 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (19.23%) Cyber Attack
4 9 (17.31%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (9.62%) Cybercrime
7 3 (5.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (5.77%) Life Science
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (17.31%) Unix
4 5 (9.62%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (61.54%) Information Security
3 16 (30.77%) Digital Forensics
3 16 (30.77%) Malware Analysis
3 16 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 14 (26.92%) Reverse Engineering
5 13 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 12 (23.08%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 11 (21.15%) Incident Management
8 10 (19.23%) SIEM
9 9 (17.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (15.38%) Analytics
10 8 (15.38%) Behavioural Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) ITIL
11 7 (13.46%) Forensic Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
11 7 (13.46%) Presales
11 7 (13.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C
1 6 (11.54%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) C++
3 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (76.92%) GCIH
2 28 (53.85%) GREM
3 20 (38.46%) Degree
3 20 (38.46%) GIAC
4 18 (34.62%) CISSP
5 15 (28.85%) SANS
5 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
6 14 (26.92%) CREST Certified
7 12 (23.08%) GCED
8 11 (21.15%) GCIA
8 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
9 10 (19.23%) CISA
9 10 (19.23%) CISM
9 10 (19.23%) GCFE
10 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) GPEN
10 7 (13.46%) GSEC
11 6 (11.54%) CEH
12 4 (7.69%) GSNA
12 4 (7.69%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) EnCase
2 3 (5.77%) CSIRT
2 3 (5.77%) FTK
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.92%) logstash
3 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Cisco
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.77%) Intel
4 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Sophos
4 1 (1.92%) Splunk
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