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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 850 869 826
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -43
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 32 56 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.049% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.060% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 27 50 23
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,750 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -13.00%
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
84551 93765 82517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.94% 82.75% 80.88%
Number of salaries quoted 69538 76877 68685
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +32 16 £31,250 -21.87% 2
South East +17 9 £47,500 +5.55% 1
South West - 4 £47,500 -
West Midlands -12 2 - - 1
North West +1 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 24 (40.68%) Linux
2 22 (37.29%) Information Security
3 18 (30.51%) E-Discovery
4 17 (28.81%) Cyber Security
4 17 (28.81%) Windows
5 16 (27.12%) Degree
5 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
6 15 (25.42%) Legal
6 15 (25.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (23.73%) Management Information System
7 14 (23.73%) SQL
7 14 (23.73%) CISSP
8 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
8 13 (22.03%) Finance
8 13 (22.03%) Law
8 13 (22.03%) tcpdump
8 13 (22.03%) Malware Analysis
9 12 (20.34%) Firewall
10 11 (18.64%) SIEM
10 11 (18.64%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (16.95%) Business Continuity
11 10 (16.95%) Project Management
12 9 (15.25%) Perl
12 9 (15.25%) Computer Forensics
12 9 (15.25%) Snort
12 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
12 9 (15.25%) Computer Security
13 8 (13.56%) Python
13 8 (13.56%) UNIX

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.03%) tcpdump
3 12 (20.34%) Firewall
4 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
5 8 (13.56%) DNS
6 6 (10.17%) Network Security
6 6 (10.17%) SMTP
6 6 (10.17%) DHCP
6 6 (10.17%) HTTP
7 5 (8.47%) Telnet
7 5 (8.47%) FTP
7 5 (8.47%) SSL
7 5 (8.47%) LDAP
8 3 (5.08%) Internet
8 3 (5.08%) NAS
9 1 (1.69%) VPN
9 1 (1.69%) VoIP
9 1 (1.69%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 4 (6.78%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.69%) MS Access
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) GDB
General
1 15 (25.42%) Legal
2 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Law
3 5 (8.47%) Games
4 3 (5.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Forensic Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Administrator
4 6 (10.17%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Head of Security
6 4 (6.78%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Graduate
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Officer
7 3 (5.08%) Head of Information Security
7 3 (5.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) COM
3 1 (1.69%) Lucene
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
2 14 (23.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.86%) Digital Media
4 6 (10.17%) Cybercrime
4 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
6 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.39%) SCADA
8 2 (3.39%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
9 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Linux
2 17 (28.81%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) UNIX
4 6 (10.17%) Android
4 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.78%) Debian
5 4 (6.78%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Information Security
2 18 (30.51%) E-Discovery
3 17 (28.81%) Cyber Security
4 13 (22.03%) Malware Analysis
5 11 (18.64%) SIEM
5 11 (18.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (16.95%) Business Continuity
6 10 (16.95%) Project Management
7 9 (15.25%) Computer Forensics
7 9 (15.25%) Computer Security
8 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (11.86%) Security Management
8 7 (11.86%) Security Architecture
8 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity Management
9 6 (10.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
9 6 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.47%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) Perl
3 8 (13.56%) Python
4 7 (11.86%) C
4 7 (11.86%) C++
5 5 (8.47%) MATLAB
6 4 (6.78%) PHP
6 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.08%) C#
8 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.39%) Java
8 2 (3.39%) VBScript
9 1 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Degree
2 14 (23.73%) CISSP
3 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) CISM
4 5 (8.47%) GCIA
4 5 (8.47%) GCIH
4 5 (8.47%) CISA
4 5 (8.47%) CRISC
5 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) EnCE
6 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) GIAC
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) MCP
8 1 (1.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (8.47%) BS7799
3 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (8.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.47%) COBIT
4 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.39%) SLA
5 1 (1.69%) GPG13
5 1 (1.69%) FISMA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Snort
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) IBM
2 5 (8.47%) i2
2 5 (8.47%) Apple
2 5 (8.47%) Symbian
2 5 (8.47%) Splunk
3 3 (5.08%) Intel
3 3 (5.08%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
JM
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
GE
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago