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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 828 888 893
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +5
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 87 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.032% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 61 17 14
Average salary £58,750 £48,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.39% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £25,320 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £90,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -
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
82148 84660 81634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.84% 85.19% 84.95%
Number of salaries quoted 69057 70179 65752
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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
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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 +39 44 £70,000 -22.22% 3
North West +36 19 £65,000 +73.33%
West Midlands - 13 £45,000 - 1
South East +18 4 £50,000 -16.66% 5
South West +2 4 - - 2
East Midlands +2 3 £65,000 -16.12% 2
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 59 (40.97%) Information Security
2 57 (39.58%) Legal
3 39 (27.08%) E-Discovery
3 39 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (26.39%) Law
5 33 (22.92%) CISSP
6 32 (22.22%) Case Management
7 31 (21.53%) Degree
8 28 (19.44%) EnCase
9 27 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 27 (18.75%) Windows
10 26 (18.06%) Python
10 26 (18.06%) Finance
11 25 (17.36%) GCIH
11 25 (17.36%) Incident Management
12 24 (16.67%) CISM
13 23 (15.97%) Analytics
13 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (15.28%) SIEM
14 22 (15.28%) Perl
15 21 (14.58%) Project Management
15 21 (14.58%) GIAC
15 21 (14.58%) PowerShell
16 20 (13.89%) EnCE
16 20 (13.89%) Workflow
16 20 (13.89%) Data Management
16 20 (13.89%) Relativity
17 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
18 18 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
18 18 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 7 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (13.89%) Relativity
2 7 (4.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) Office 365
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.42%) Firewall
3 14 (9.72%) Internet
3 14 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (7.64%) DNS
4 11 (7.64%) Network Security
5 8 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 7 (4.86%) DHCP
6 7 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (4.86%) SNMP
7 6 (4.17%) tcpdump
8 3 (2.08%) SSL
9 2 (1.39%) HTTP
10 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.08%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (39.58%) Legal
2 38 (26.39%) Law
3 26 (18.06%) Finance
4 16 (11.11%) Banking
5 6 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (4.17%) Retail
6 5 (3.47%) Military
7 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (32.64%) Analyst
2 31 (21.53%) Consultant
3 25 (17.36%) Forensic Consultant
4 20 (13.89%) E-Discovery Consultant
4 20 (13.89%) Forensic Analyst
5 17 (11.81%) Digital Analyst
6 16 (11.11%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (6.25%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Forensic Investigator
9 8 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
9 8 (5.56%) Network Operations Specialist
9 8 (5.56%) Network Specialist
10 7 (4.86%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) IT Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Principal Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) WSH
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
2 5 (3.47%) Ajax
2 5 (3.47%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.47%) jQuery
3 3 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 8 (5.56%) Physics
5 7 (4.86%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (4.86%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (4.86%) Data Conversion
6 6 (4.17%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.08%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.39%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Unix
3 7 (4.86%) Linux
3 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.47%) Android
5 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.97%) Information Security
2 39 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (27.08%) E-Discovery
3 32 (22.22%) Case Management
4 25 (17.36%) Incident Management
5 23 (15.97%) Analytics
6 22 (15.28%) SIEM
7 21 (14.58%) Project Management
8 20 (13.89%) Data Management
8 20 (13.89%) Workflow
9 18 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
9 18 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (11.81%) Computer Security
10 17 (11.81%) Security Operations
11 16 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 16 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (9.72%) Computer Forensics
12 14 (9.72%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (9.03%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.06%) Python
2 22 (15.28%) Perl
3 21 (14.58%) PowerShell
4 19 (13.19%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.72%) Java
6 10 (6.94%) C++
7 9 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.25%) C
8 8 (5.56%) Assembly Language
8 8 (5.56%) C#
8 8 (5.56%) Ruby
9 7 (4.86%) VBScript
10 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.47%) SQL
11 3 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) CISSP
2 31 (21.53%) Degree
3 25 (17.36%) GCIH
4 24 (16.67%) CISM
5 21 (14.58%) GIAC
6 20 (13.89%) EnCE
7 14 (9.72%) GCFA
8 10 (6.94%) CISA
8 10 (6.94%) Security Cleared
9 8 (5.56%) CEH
9 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
10 6 (4.17%) CHFI
11 5 (3.47%) PCI QSA
12 4 (2.78%) GCFE
12 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.78%) Postgraduate
12 4 (2.78%) SANS
13 3 (2.08%) CCFP
13 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.08%) EnCEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.47%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.47%) PA-DSS
4 2 (1.39%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.56%) Snort
3 7 (4.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (19.44%) EnCase
2 17 (11.81%) FTK
3 8 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.86%) SCCM
4 7 (4.86%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) Nessus
5 1 (0.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.69%) QRadar
5 1 (0.69%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) VMware
2 13 (9.03%) Splunk
3 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.56%) Symantec
5 7 (4.86%) Citrix
5 7 (4.86%) Qualys
5 7 (4.86%) SolarWinds
5 7 (4.86%) Veeam
6 6 (4.17%) NetWitness
7 5 (3.47%) IBM
7 5 (3.47%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.78%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.78%) LogRhythm
8 4 (2.78%) Nuix
9 3 (2.08%) i2
10 2 (1.39%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.39%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.69%) Google
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