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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 847 902 920
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +18
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 41 35 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.034% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.039% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 46
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,800 £60,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +15.78%
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
80713 89877 95112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.94% 86.72% 85.54%
Number of salaries quoted 68367 74330 77714
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 June 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 June 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 +37 28 £60,000 +84.61% 7
North West +35 5 £51,500 -20.76% 1
South West +22 3 £65,000 +36.84% 1
South East +21 2 £50,750 +1.50%
West Midlands -20 2 £33,750 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Digital Forensics
UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 74 (59.20%) Information Security
2 52 (41.60%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (30.40%) Penetration Testing
4 37 (29.60%) CISSP
4 37 (29.60%) Degree
5 36 (28.80%) Windows
6 33 (26.40%) Python
7 32 (25.60%) Linux
8 31 (24.80%) Finance
9 30 (24.00%) Malware Analysis
10 29 (23.20%) Firewall
10 29 (23.20%) Management Information System
11 26 (20.80%) Internet
11 26 (20.80%) Security Operations
12 24 (19.20%) EnCase
12 24 (19.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (18.40%) Mentoring
13 23 (18.40%) Legal
13 23 (18.40%) Banking
14 22 (17.60%) Analytics
14 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
15 21 (16.80%) E-Discovery
15 21 (16.80%) Law
16 20 (16.00%) Mac OS X
16 20 (16.00%) Reverse Engineering
16 20 (16.00%) SANS
17 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (14.40%) GIAC
18 18 (14.40%) GCIH
18 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.20%) Firewall
2 26 (20.80%) Internet
3 13 (10.40%) Network Security
4 9 (7.20%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.60%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.20%) DNS
7 4 (3.20%) HTTP
7 4 (3.20%) SSL
7 4 (3.20%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.60%) VPN
9 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (24.80%) Finance
2 23 (18.40%) Banking
2 23 (18.40%) Legal
3 21 (16.80%) Law
4 6 (4.80%) Military
5 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (28.80%) Analyst
2 19 (15.20%) Consultant
2 19 (15.20%) Forensic Analyst
3 13 (10.40%) Security Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Forensic Consultant
5 9 (7.20%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Forensic Investigator
6 6 (4.80%) Network Specialist
6 6 (4.80%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Security Specialist
7 5 (4.00%) CISSP Consultant
7 5 (4.00%) E-Discovery Consultant
7 5 (4.00%) Ethical Hacker
7 5 (4.00%) Network Operations Specialist
7 5 (4.00%) Security Consultant
8 4 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Cyberthreat Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) IT Security Specialist
8 4 (3.20%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) WSH
2 4 (3.20%) HTML
3 3 (2.40%) Flash
4 2 (1.60%) .NET
4 2 (1.60%) Ajax
4 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.60%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (12.80%) Mobile App
3 16 (12.80%) Online Banking
4 15 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 15 (12.00%) Mathematics
5 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.60%) Cyber Attack
6 11 (8.80%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (8.80%) SCADA
7 9 (7.20%) Cybercrime
8 8 (6.40%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (5.60%) Cryptography
10 5 (4.00%) Data Conversion
10 5 (4.00%) Physics
10 5 (4.00%) PKI
11 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.60%) CESG
13 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
13 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.80%) Windows
2 32 (25.60%) Linux
3 20 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.60%) Android
4 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.20%) Information Security
2 52 (41.60%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (30.40%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (24.00%) Malware Analysis
5 26 (20.80%) Security Operations
6 24 (19.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 23 (18.40%) Mentoring
8 22 (17.60%) Analytics
9 21 (16.80%) E-Discovery
10 20 (16.00%) Reverse Engineering
11 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (12.80%) Big Data Analytics
12 16 (12.80%) Data Analytics
13 14 (11.20%) SIEM
14 13 (10.40%) Case Management
14 13 (10.40%) Ethical Hacking
14 13 (10.40%) Risk Management
15 11 (8.80%) Network Monitoring
16 9 (7.20%) Incident Management
16 9 (7.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.40%) Python
2 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
3 14 (11.20%) Java
3 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.40%) Perl
5 10 (8.00%) C++
6 6 (4.80%) C#
7 5 (4.00%) Assembly Language
7 5 (4.00%) C
7 5 (4.00%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.20%) SQL
9 3 (2.40%) PHP
10 2 (1.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (29.60%) CISSP
1 37 (29.60%) Degree
2 20 (16.00%) SANS
3 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (14.40%) GCIH
4 18 (14.40%) GIAC
4 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
5 17 (13.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 17 (13.60%) CISM
6 16 (12.80%) CCSP
7 14 (11.20%) CEH
8 12 (9.60%) GREM
9 11 (8.80%) CREST Certified
9 11 (8.80%) MCP
10 10 (8.00%) DV Cleared
10 10 (8.00%) EnCE
11 6 (4.80%) CHFI
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 8 (6.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.40%) JTAG
4 2 (1.60%) HMG Infosec
4 2 (1.60%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.80%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Snort
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (19.20%) EnCase
2 18 (14.40%) FTK
3 1 (0.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
1 6 (4.80%) Nuix
2 4 (3.20%) i2
2 4 (3.20%) NetWitness
3 3 (2.40%) Cellebrite
3 3 (2.40%) VMware
4 2 (1.60%) IBM
4 2 (1.60%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.60%) Splunk
5 1 (0.80%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.80%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.80%) Qualys
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