The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 615 631 613
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 12 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.015% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 5
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,469 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £58,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -26.31%
Digital Forensics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36842 39027 36913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 84.25% 83.76% 82.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30720 31956 30862
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in London

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the London region.

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in London

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in London

Digital Forensics
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the London region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +15 8 £42,500 -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 12 (57.14%) E-Discovery
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
4 7 (33.33%) Information Security
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) CISSP
5 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (28.57%) Data Security
5 6 (28.57%) Security Management
5 6 (28.57%) BS7799
5 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (28.57%) CISA
5 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (28.57%) COBIT
5 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 6 (28.57%) CRISC
5 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) Cyber Security
5 6 (28.57%) Business Continuity Management
6 5 (23.81%) Law
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) Perl
7 4 (19.05%) PHP
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) Nagios

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 (9.52%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) tcpdump
2 2 (9.52%) NAS
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) GDB
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Law
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (9.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Security
4 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate
5 1 (4.76%) Head of IT
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Head of IT Security
5 1 (4.76%) Forensic Investigator
5 1 (4.76%) Forensic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Debian
4 3 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) E-Discovery
2 7 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 6 (28.57%) Business Continuity Management
3 6 (28.57%) Data Security
3 6 (28.57%) Security Management
3 6 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Computer Security
5 3 (14.29%) E-business
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 4 (19.05%) Perl
2 4 (19.05%) PHP
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CISSP
2 6 (28.57%) CISA
2 6 (28.57%) CRISC
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) EnCE
4 1 (4.76%) GCIH
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 6 (28.57%) BS7799
1 6 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (28.57%) COBIT
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Splunk