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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 841 901 914
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +13
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 63 38 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.043% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 40
Median salary £60,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +13.88%
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
80600 89322 93611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.91% 87.15% 85.40%
Number of salaries quoted 68149 73977 76138
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +90 50 £60,000 +76.47% 10
South West +13 6 £65,000 +6.12%
North West +16 4 £44,750 -3.76% 2
South East +7 2 £29,500 -43.80%
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 59 (47.20%) Information Security
2 52 (41.60%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (34.40%) CISSP
4 41 (32.80%) Malware Analysis
5 39 (31.20%) Degree
5 39 (31.20%) Penetration Testing
6 37 (29.60%) Management Information System
6 37 (29.60%) Finance
6 37 (29.60%) Windows
7 35 (28.00%) Security Operations
8 34 (27.20%) Linux
8 34 (27.20%) Python
9 31 (24.80%) Firewall
9 31 (24.80%) Mentoring
10 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
10 27 (21.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 27 (21.60%) Internet
11 26 (20.80%) Security Operations Centre
12 25 (20.00%) EnCase
12 25 (20.00%) Banking
13 24 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (19.20%) SANS
14 23 (18.40%) Analytics
14 23 (18.40%) E-Discovery
15 22 (17.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 22 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (16.80%) Online Banking
16 21 (16.80%) CCSP
16 21 (16.80%) Mac OS X
16 21 (16.80%) Mobile App

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.60%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Relativity
2 2 (1.60%) Concordance
2 2 (1.60%) Ringtail
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.80%) Firewall
2 27 (21.60%) Internet
3 14 (11.20%) Network Security
4 3 (2.40%) HTTP
4 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.60%) DNS
5 2 (1.60%) SSL
5 2 (1.60%) VPN
5 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.80%) Big Data
2 4 (3.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (29.60%) Finance
2 25 (20.00%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Legal
4 13 (10.40%) Law
5 4 (3.20%) Military
6 2 (1.60%) Advertising
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) Analyst
2 21 (16.80%) Consultant
3 17 (13.60%) Forensic Analyst
4 14 (11.20%) Security Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Forensic Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Digital Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Forensic Investigator
8 7 (5.60%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.00%) CISSP Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) Ethical Hacker
9 5 (4.00%) Forensic Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.20%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Security Officer
10 4 (3.20%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) WSH
2 3 (2.40%) Flash
3 1 (0.80%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.60%) Management Information System
2 26 (20.80%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (16.80%) Mobile App
3 21 (16.80%) Online Banking
4 17 (13.60%) Computer Science
5 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (9.60%) Mathematics
7 11 (8.80%) Cyber Attack
7 11 (8.80%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (8.80%) SCADA
8 8 (6.40%) Cybercrime
9 7 (5.60%) Cryptography
9 7 (5.60%) Data Conversion
10 5 (4.00%) PKI
11 4 (3.20%) CESG
11 4 (3.20%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (3.20%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.60%) Physics
12 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Windows
2 34 (27.20%) Linux
3 21 (16.80%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Information Security
2 52 (41.60%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (32.80%) Malware Analysis
4 39 (31.20%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (28.00%) Security Operations
6 31 (24.80%) Mentoring
7 27 (21.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (18.40%) Analytics
8 23 (18.40%) E-Discovery
9 22 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (16.80%) Actionable Insight
10 21 (16.80%) Big Data Analytics
10 21 (16.80%) Data Analytics
11 16 (12.80%) Computer Forensics
12 13 (10.40%) Reverse Engineering
13 12 (9.60%) Information Assurance
13 12 (9.60%) Security Management
13 12 (9.60%) SIEM
14 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (8.80%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) Python
2 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
3 14 (11.20%) Perl
4 11 (8.80%) Java
5 10 (8.00%) C++
6 6 (4.80%) VB
7 5 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) SQL
9 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.60%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.60%) C
10 2 (1.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (34.40%) CISSP
2 39 (31.20%) Degree
3 24 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (19.20%) SANS
4 22 (17.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 21 (16.80%) CCSP
6 18 (14.40%) GIAC
6 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
7 17 (13.60%) GCIH
8 14 (11.20%) CISM
9 11 (8.80%) CEH
9 11 (8.80%) CREST Certified
9 11 (8.80%) GREM
9 11 (8.80%) MCP
10 10 (8.00%) DV Cleared
10 10 (8.00%) EnCE
11 5 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (3.20%) CISA
13 3 (2.40%) HNC
13 3 (2.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.20%) HMG Infosec
3 4 (3.20%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.20%) RMADS
4 3 (2.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.40%) JTAG
5 1 (0.80%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (20.00%) EnCase
2 17 (13.60%) FTK
Vendors
1 8 (6.40%) Nuix
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.20%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.40%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) i2
5 2 (1.60%) IBM
5 2 (1.60%) Lotus
6 1 (0.80%) Qualys
6 1 (0.80%) Splunk
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