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

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 864 836 856
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 24 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.019% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.023% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 24
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £33,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +4.76%
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
87553 81284 87554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.29% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70676 67399 74536
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 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%

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 September 2014.

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 September 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 - 17 £57,500 - 3
West Midlands -19 2 £24,750 -27.20%
South East -29 2 £42,500 -22.72%
South West - 2 £28,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £77,500 -
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 34 (45.95%) Degree
2 28 (37.84%) Computer Forensics
3 26 (35.14%) Law
4 22 (29.73%) Cyber Security
5 21 (28.38%) Information Security
6 17 (22.97%) Finance
7 16 (21.62%) Legal
7 16 (21.62%) Reverse Engineering
7 16 (21.62%) E-Discovery
8 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (18.92%) SQL
10 13 (17.57%) Windows
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.22%) Firewall
11 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.22%) EnCE
12 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
12 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 10 (13.51%) CISSP
12 10 (13.51%) Network Security
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
13 9 (12.16%) Python
13 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
14 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
14 8 (10.81%) Linux
14 8 (10.81%) .NET
15 7 (9.46%) Internet
15 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (9.46%) CEH

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) Firewall
2 10 (13.51%) Network Security
3 7 (9.46%) Internet
4 6 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.05%) DNS
6 3 (4.05%) DHCP
7 1 (1.35%) LAN
7 1 (1.35%) VoIP
7 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.76%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (35.14%) Law
2 17 (22.97%) Finance
3 16 (21.62%) Legal
4 7 (9.46%) Advertising
5 6 (8.11%) Military
6 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
7 3 (4.05%) Marketing
8 2 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Forensic Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Consultant
4 7 (9.46%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Forensic Investigator
6 4 (5.41%) Incident Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Support Specialist
9 1 (1.35%) Development Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.35%) Business Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Business Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) XSLT
2 6 (8.11%) WinForms
2 6 (8.11%) Ajax
2 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 6 (8.11%) WCF
2 6 (8.11%) WPF
2 6 (8.11%) jQuery
2 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (8.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Economics
5 2 (2.70%) SCADA
6 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) UNIX
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Computer Forensics
2 22 (29.73%) Cyber Security
3 21 (28.38%) Information Security
4 16 (21.62%) Reverse Engineering
4 16 (21.62%) E-Discovery
5 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.46%) SIEM
6 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Computer Security
6 7 (9.46%) Analytics
7 6 (8.11%) Web Development
7 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.11%) Scrum
7 6 (8.11%) MVC
8 5 (6.76%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.76%) Data Privacy
9 4 (5.41%) Business Development
9 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.05%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Python
3 6 (8.11%) VB.NET
3 6 (8.11%) C
3 6 (8.11%) C#
3 6 (8.11%) C++
4 5 (6.76%) Ruby
4 5 (6.76%) Perl
5 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.05%) VBA
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.35%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) Java
7 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (45.95%) Degree
2 12 (16.22%) EnCE
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) CISSP
4 7 (9.46%) GIAC
4 7 (9.46%) GCIA
4 7 (9.46%) CEH
5 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) GCIH
7 3 (4.05%) PhD
7 3 (4.05%) GSEC
7 3 (4.05%) OSCP
8 2 (2.70%) CISA
8 2 (2.70%) CISM
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (1.35%) MCSE
9 1 (1.35%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.35%) BS7799
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Apple
4 3 (4.05%) Sybase
4 3 (4.05%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.35%) JBoss
5 1 (1.35%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.35%) Splunk
5 1 (1.35%) Tableau
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