The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 819 828 821
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 47 36 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.035% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.043% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 39 26 30
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +40.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £32,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £57,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +41.97%
Computer Forensics
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86422 83683 86901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.85% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71808 67811 74641
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in England

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the England region.

Computer Forensics Salary Trend in England

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in England

Computer Forensics
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 24 £45,000 -21.73% 3
South West +2 9 £32,500 +3.17% 1
South East +9 7 £52,500 -34.37% 1
West Midlands -7 4 £55,000 +71.87%
East of England -18 2 £48,000 -12.72%
Yorkshire -30 1 £19,000 -76.25%
Computer Forensics
UK

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Forensics.

1 37 (33.64%) Information Security
2 35 (31.82%) Windows
3 34 (30.91%) E-Discovery
4 33 (30.00%) Degree
5 27 (24.55%) TCP/IP
5 27 (24.55%) Linux
6 26 (23.64%) SQL
7 23 (20.91%) C#
7 23 (20.91%) GIAC
7 23 (20.91%) Law
7 23 (20.91%) Legal
8 22 (20.00%) C++
9 20 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 20 (18.18%) Internet
10 19 (17.27%) SIEM
10 19 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
12 17 (15.45%) Python
13 16 (14.55%) Digital Forensics
13 16 (14.55%) Cyber Security
14 15 (13.64%) Analytics
14 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
14 15 (13.64%) EDRMS
15 14 (12.73%) Java
15 14 (12.73%) Computer Science
15 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.82%) SAS
16 13 (11.82%) jQuery
16 13 (11.82%) HTML5
16 13 (11.82%) REST

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.82%) SAS
2 7 (6.36%) IBM Notes
2 7 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) SPSS
2 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) TCP/IP
2 20 (18.18%) Internet
3 13 (11.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 11 (10.00%) tcpdump
5 10 (9.09%) DNS
6 9 (8.18%) LAN
6 9 (8.18%) WAN
6 9 (8.18%) Network Security
7 7 (6.36%) LDAP
7 7 (6.36%) SMTP
7 7 (6.36%) FTP
7 7 (6.36%) HTTP
8 6 (5.45%) Firewall
9 1 (0.91%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) EDRMS
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 23 (20.91%) Law
1 23 (20.91%) Legal
2 12 (10.91%) Aerospace
3 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.36%) Finance
4 4 (3.64%) Advertising
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
5 3 (2.73%) Military
6 2 (1.82%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.82%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 29 (26.36%) Analyst
2 19 (17.27%) Consultant
3 18 (16.36%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.73%) Software Developer
4 14 (12.73%) Software Engineer
4 14 (12.73%) Developer
5 12 (10.91%) Forensic Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Graduate
6 7 (6.36%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) e-Discovery Specialist
8 5 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Support Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Security Operations Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Applications Support Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) HTML
1 13 (11.82%) jQuery
1 13 (11.82%) HTML5
1 13 (11.82%) REST
2 12 (10.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (6.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.82%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.82%) SCADA
4 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Windows
2 27 (24.55%) Linux
3 9 (8.18%) Solaris
4 8 (7.27%) UNIX
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.64%) Information Security
2 34 (30.91%) E-Discovery
3 19 (17.27%) SIEM
3 19 (17.27%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (14.55%) Digital Forensics
4 16 (14.55%) Cyber Security
5 15 (13.64%) Analytics
5 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.82%) Data Analytics
7 11 (10.00%) Change Control
7 11 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 11 (10.00%) MVC
8 9 (8.18%) Security Testing
8 9 (8.18%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (8.18%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (8.18%) Information Assurance
8 9 (8.18%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (7.27%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (5.45%) Workflow
10 6 (5.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.64%) SQL
2 23 (20.91%) C#
3 22 (20.00%) C++
4 17 (15.45%) Python
5 14 (12.73%) Java
6 13 (11.82%) Assembly Language
6 13 (11.82%) Ruby
6 13 (11.82%) R
7 10 (9.09%) C
8 3 (2.73%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (30.00%) Degree
2 23 (20.91%) GIAC
3 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.82%) GCIH
5 12 (10.91%) CISSP
6 11 (10.00%) CISA
6 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.18%) DV Cleared
7 9 (8.18%) CEH
8 8 (7.27%) GCFA
9 5 (4.55%) GCIA
10 4 (3.64%) OSCP
11 3 (2.73%) CISM
12 2 (1.82%) SSCP
12 2 (1.82%) EnCE
13 1 (0.91%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.91%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Snort
2 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) Sourcefire
1 13 (11.82%) LexisNexis
2 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.36%) Lotus
4 2 (1.82%) Apple
4 2 (1.82%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) Dell
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix
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