The table below looks at the statistics for Digital 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 Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 830 862 833
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -29
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 38 39 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.043% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 21
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £26,881 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -22.22%
Digital 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
86077 90866 83159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.18% 82.10% 80.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70343 73703 69036
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in England

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in England

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

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in England

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in England

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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 +21 14 £32,500 -16.12% 1
South East +22 9 £46,250 +8.82% 3
South West - 7 £50,000 -
East of England +27 5 £22,050 -59.90%
West Midlands -31 2 - - 3
North West +2 1 £65,000 +1.96%
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 22 (36.07%) Linux
1 22 (36.07%) Information Security
2 20 (32.79%) E-Discovery
3 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
3 18 (29.51%) Cyber Security
3 18 (29.51%) CISSP
4 17 (27.87%) Windows
4 17 (27.87%) Degree
5 15 (24.59%) SQL
5 15 (24.59%) Management Information System
6 14 (22.95%) Finance
6 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
7 13 (21.31%) Legal
7 13 (21.31%) Firewall
7 13 (21.31%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (19.67%) tcpdump
8 12 (19.67%) Malware Analysis
8 12 (19.67%) Computer Forensics
8 12 (19.67%) Law
9 11 (18.03%) Business Continuity
9 11 (18.03%) Project Management
9 11 (18.03%) SIEM
10 10 (16.39%) Computer Security
10 10 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (14.75%) Perl
11 9 (14.75%) CISA
11 9 (14.75%) CISM
12 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (13.11%) Security Management

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
1 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (21.31%) Firewall
3 12 (19.67%) tcpdump
4 8 (13.11%) Wireshark
5 7 (11.48%) DNS
6 5 (8.20%) SMTP
6 5 (8.20%) DHCP
6 5 (8.20%) HTTP
7 4 (6.56%) FTP
7 4 (6.56%) LDAP
7 4 (6.56%) SSL
7 4 (6.56%) Internet
7 4 (6.56%) Telnet
7 4 (6.56%) Network Security
8 3 (4.92%) NAS
9 2 (3.28%) Wireless
10 1 (1.64%) VPN
10 1 (1.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) GDB
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Legal
3 12 (19.67%) Law
4 5 (8.20%) Games
5 3 (4.92%) Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) Administrator
2 8 (13.11%) Forensic Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Head of Security
6 4 (6.56%) Head of Information Security
6 4 (6.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Graduate
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (4.92%) Security Officer
8 2 (3.28%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) Lucene
2 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Computer Science
2 15 (24.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.48%) Digital Media
3 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.84%) Cryptography
5 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.28%) Open Source
7 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.28%) Taxonomies
7 2 (3.28%) SCADA
8 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Linux
2 17 (27.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.84%) UNIX
3 6 (9.84%) Android
3 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.56%) Debian
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Information Security
2 20 (32.79%) E-Discovery
3 18 (29.51%) Cyber Security
4 13 (21.31%) Reverse Engineering
5 12 (19.67%) Computer Forensics
5 12 (19.67%) Malware Analysis
6 11 (18.03%) SIEM
6 11 (18.03%) Business Continuity
6 11 (18.03%) Project Management
7 10 (16.39%) Computer Security
8 8 (13.11%) Security Architecture
8 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (13.11%) Security Management
8 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity Management
9 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Data Security
10 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
11 5 (8.20%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) Perl
3 8 (13.11%) Python
4 7 (11.48%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) C
6 5 (8.20%) MATLAB
7 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.56%) PHP
8 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.92%) C#
9 2 (3.28%) Java
9 2 (3.28%) VBScript
9 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
10 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) CISSP
2 17 (27.87%) Degree
3 9 (14.75%) CISA
3 9 (14.75%) CISM
4 7 (11.48%) GCIH
5 6 (9.84%) CRISC
6 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) GCIA
8 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) CEH
9 2 (3.28%) GIAC
9 2 (3.28%) EnCE
9 2 (3.28%) GWAPT
9 2 (3.28%) GPEN
9 2 (3.28%) OSCP
9 2 (3.28%) OSCE
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.64%) MCP
10 1 (1.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (9.84%) BS7799
3 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (9.84%) COBIT
3 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.28%) HIPAA
4 2 (3.28%) GPG13
4 2 (3.28%) FISMA
4 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Snort
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Nagios
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Symbian
2 5 (8.20%) IBM
2 5 (8.20%) i2
2 5 (8.20%) Apple
2 5 (8.20%) Splunk
3 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
3 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
4 2 (3.28%) Intel
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Symantec
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
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