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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 812 810 813
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 68 47 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.058% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 59 38 36
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,600 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -22.63%
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
86490 81595 87043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.11% 81.34% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69851 67651 73993
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 47 £52,500 +31.25% 2
South East -3 12 £42,500 +41.66% 2
South West -14 8 £33,750 -38.63% 1
West Midlands -19 1 £50,000 +38.88%
Computer Forensics
UK

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (31.30%) E-Discovery
2 40 (30.53%) Degree
3 35 (26.72%) Information Security
4 34 (25.95%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (25.19%) Windows
5 33 (25.19%) Linux
6 31 (23.66%) Law
7 29 (22.14%) Legal
7 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
8 28 (21.37%) GIAC
9 27 (20.61%) Digital Forensics
10 26 (19.85%) C++
10 26 (19.85%) SQL
11 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
11 22 (16.79%) Finance
11 22 (16.79%) Computer Science
12 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
13 20 (15.27%) SIEM
14 19 (14.50%) C#
15 18 (13.74%) Java
15 18 (13.74%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.74%) EDRMS
15 18 (13.74%) GCIH
15 18 (13.74%) Cyber Security
16 17 (12.98%) CEH
17 16 (12.21%) Python
18 15 (11.45%) Analytics
18 15 (11.45%) LexisNexis
18 15 (11.45%) Internet
18 15 (11.45%) CISSP

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.92%) SAS
2 8 (6.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.34%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) GroupWise
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) SPSS
2 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.74%) TCP/IP
2 15 (11.45%) Internet
3 13 (9.92%) Wireshark
4 12 (9.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (8.40%) tcpdump
5 11 (8.40%) Firewall
6 10 (7.63%) LAN
6 10 (7.63%) WAN
7 9 (6.87%) DNS
8 8 (6.11%) Network Security
9 7 (5.34%) SMTP
9 7 (5.34%) HTTP
9 7 (5.34%) LDAP
10 6 (4.58%) VPN
10 6 (4.58%) FTP
11 4 (3.05%) SSL
12 2 (1.53%) Wireless
13 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.76%) DHCP
13 1 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.74%) EDRMS
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (23.66%) Law
2 29 (22.14%) Legal
3 22 (16.79%) Finance
4 9 (6.87%) Aerospace
5 8 (6.11%) Military
6 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.82%) Marketing
7 5 (3.82%) Advertising
8 4 (3.05%) Electronics
9 3 (2.29%) Arabic Language
9 3 (2.29%) Banking
10 2 (1.53%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.76%) German Language
11 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Analyst
2 18 (13.74%) Security Analyst
3 17 (12.98%) Consultant
4 16 (12.21%) Forensic Analyst
5 11 (8.40%) Graduate
6 9 (6.87%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Developer
8 7 (5.34%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Security Manager
10 5 (3.82%) Graduate Programmer
10 5 (3.82%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.82%) Programmer
10 5 (3.82%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Tester
11 4 (3.05%) Operations Manager
11 4 (3.05%) Support Consultant
11 4 (3.05%) Penetration Tester
11 4 (3.05%) e-Discovery Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (5.34%) HTML5
2 7 (5.34%) jQuery
2 7 (5.34%) .NET
2 7 (5.34%) HTML
3 5 (3.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.79%) Computer Science
2 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.11%) PKI
5 5 (3.82%) Social Network
5 5 (3.82%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.29%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.53%) SCADA
7 2 (1.53%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.76%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.19%) Windows
1 33 (25.19%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Solaris
3 5 (3.82%) UNIX
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.30%) E-Discovery
2 35 (26.72%) Information Security
3 34 (25.95%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (20.61%) Digital Forensics
5 20 (15.27%) SIEM
6 18 (13.74%) Cyber Security
7 15 (11.45%) Analytics
8 14 (10.69%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (9.92%) Data Analytics
10 12 (9.16%) Incident Management
11 11 (8.40%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (8.40%) Change Control
12 10 (7.63%) Security Testing
13 9 (6.87%) Information Assurance
14 8 (6.11%) Business Development
14 8 (6.11%) Time Management
14 8 (6.11%) Computer Security
14 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (5.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) C++
1 26 (19.85%) SQL
2 19 (14.50%) C#
3 18 (13.74%) Java
4 16 (12.21%) Python
5 13 (9.92%) R
6 12 (9.16%) C
7 11 (8.40%) Ruby
8 7 (5.34%) Assembly Language
9 5 (3.82%) Perl
10 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.53%) VB
11 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (30.53%) Degree
2 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.37%) GIAC
4 18 (13.74%) GCIH
5 17 (12.98%) CEH
6 15 (11.45%) CISSP
7 13 (9.92%) SC Cleared
7 13 (9.92%) DV Cleared
8 9 (6.87%) EnCE
8 9 (6.87%) CISM
9 7 (5.34%) GCFA
10 6 (4.58%) CISA
10 6 (4.58%) GCIA
11 3 (2.29%) OSCP
12 2 (1.53%) PhD
12 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.76%) MCTS
13 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.76%) CGEIT
13 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
1 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) Snort
2 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) LexisNexis
3 10 (7.63%) Sourcefire
4 9 (6.87%) VMware
5 7 (5.34%) Lotus
6 4 (3.05%) Apple
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle
7 2 (1.53%) Sybase
8 1 (0.76%) Tableau
8 1 (0.76%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.76%) LogLogic
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
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