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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 869 896 938
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +42
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 62 40 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.039% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.045% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 49 32 36
Average salary £67,500 £37,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.80% -2.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £22,050 £26,984
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £57,000 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £61,250 £46,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+32.43% +32.14%
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
84831 88940 95165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.67% 85.86% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 71295 72668 77384
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +32 39 £70,000 +115.38% 1
South East +31 7 £70,000 +55.55% 3
South West -3 6 £51,250 +7.89% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £27,500 -
North West +17 3 £69,250 +6.53%
East Midlands - 2 £49,000 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 71 (48.97%) Information Security
2 48 (33.10%) Legal
3 44 (30.34%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (29.66%) Law
5 37 (25.52%) Degree
6 31 (21.38%) CISSP
6 31 (21.38%) E-Discovery
6 31 (21.38%) Case Management
7 26 (17.93%) Windows
8 25 (17.24%) Finance
8 25 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering
9 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
9 24 (16.55%) Python
10 23 (15.86%) CISM
10 23 (15.86%) EnCase
11 22 (15.17%) GCIH
11 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
11 22 (15.17%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (14.48%) GIAC
13 20 (13.79%) Project Management
13 20 (13.79%) Analytics
14 19 (13.10%) Mathematics
14 19 (13.10%) Workflow
14 19 (13.10%) Data Management
14 19 (13.10%) Relativity
15 18 (12.41%) Linux
15 18 (12.41%) Computer Science
16 17 (11.72%) Java
16 17 (11.72%) Perl
16 17 (11.72%) Ethical Hacking

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (13.10%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) Network Security
2 14 (9.66%) Internet
3 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.90%) Firewall
5 9 (6.21%) Wireshark
6 8 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.14%) tcpdump
8 5 (3.45%) DNS
9 4 (2.76%) HTTP
9 4 (2.76%) SSL
10 2 (1.38%) VPN
11 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.76%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (33.10%) Legal
2 43 (29.66%) Law
3 25 (17.24%) Finance
4 9 (6.21%) Military
5 8 (5.52%) Banking
6 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (25.52%) Consultant
2 34 (23.45%) Analyst
3 27 (18.62%) Forensic Consultant
4 20 (13.79%) Forensic Analyst
5 19 (13.10%) E-Discovery Consultant
6 11 (7.59%) Digital Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) Network Specialist
8 9 (6.21%) Network Operations Specialist
9 8 (5.52%) IT Security Specialist
9 8 (5.52%) Security Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.83%) Principal Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Security Officer
11 6 (4.14%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Forensic Investigator
11 6 (4.14%) Principal Security Consultant
11 6 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) WSH
2 5 (3.45%) .NET
2 5 (3.45%) Ajax
2 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.45%) jQuery
3 4 (2.76%) HTML
4 3 (2.07%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Mathematics
2 18 (12.41%) Computer Science
3 16 (11.03%) Management Information System
4 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.66%) Cyber Attack
5 11 (7.59%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (7.59%) SCADA
6 10 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (6.21%) Cybercrime
7 9 (6.21%) Physics
8 7 (4.83%) Data Conversion
9 6 (4.14%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.38%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.69%) BYOD
11 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Windows
2 18 (12.41%) Linux
3 6 (4.14%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.45%) Android
4 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.76%) Unix
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.97%) Information Security
2 44 (30.34%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (21.38%) Case Management
3 31 (21.38%) E-Discovery
4 25 (17.24%) Reverse Engineering
5 22 (15.17%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (13.79%) Analytics
6 20 (13.79%) Project Management
7 19 (13.10%) Data Management
7 19 (13.10%) Workflow
8 17 (11.72%) Ethical Hacking
9 16 (11.03%) Incident Management
9 16 (11.03%) SIEM
10 15 (10.34%) Mentoring
10 15 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.97%) Malware Analysis
12 12 (8.28%) Security Operations
13 11 (7.59%) Computer Forensics
13 11 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.55%) Python
2 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.72%) Java
3 17 (11.72%) Perl
4 12 (8.28%) C++
5 9 (6.21%) Assembly Language
5 9 (6.21%) C
5 9 (6.21%) C#
6 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.52%) Ruby
7 7 (4.83%) SQL
8 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.76%) PHP
9 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (25.52%) Degree
2 31 (21.38%) CISSP
3 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
4 23 (15.86%) CISM
5 22 (15.17%) GCIH
6 21 (14.48%) GIAC
7 13 (8.97%) CEH
7 13 (8.97%) GREM
8 12 (8.28%) EnCE
9 11 (7.59%) CREST Certified
9 11 (7.59%) MCP
10 10 (6.90%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.83%) CHFI
11 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
12 6 (4.14%) PCI QSA
13 5 (3.45%) CISA
13 5 (3.45%) SANS
13 5 (3.45%) SSCP
14 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (2.76%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.52%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.45%) PA-DSS
5 3 (2.07%) JTAG
6 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Snort
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (15.86%) EnCase
2 16 (11.03%) FTK
3 1 (0.69%) QRadar
3 1 (0.69%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.14%) NetWitness
3 4 (2.76%) i2
3 4 (2.76%) Splunk
4 3 (2.07%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.07%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.07%) Nuix
4 3 (2.07%) VMware
5 2 (1.38%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.69%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.69%) Qualys
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