The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 429 443 434
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 13 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.033% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 10
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -18.18%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17346 18366 16922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.75% 80.19% 76.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13906 14584 13869
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in the South East

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the South East

Digital Forensics
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Hampshire 0 4 £32,250 -28.33%
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Information Security
2 10 (47.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Firewall
4 8 (38.10%) Cyber Security
5 7 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (33.33%) UNIX
6 6 (28.57%) C
6 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 6 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
6 6 (28.57%) SIEM
6 6 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
7 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Postgraduate
7 5 (23.81%) Analytics
8 4 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (19.05%) Taxonomies
8 4 (19.05%) Python
8 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
8 4 (19.05%) SLA
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Service Management
8 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 4 (19.05%) Intel
9 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Security Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Security Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Taxonomies
3 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.52%) Economics
4 1 (4.76%) SCADA
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Information Security
2 8 (38.10%) Cyber Security
3 7 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) SIEM
4 6 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
4 6 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (23.81%) Analytics
6 4 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Computer Security
9 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
9 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C
2 4 (19.05%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Postgraduate
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) GCIH
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Intel
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec
2 1 (4.76%) Splunk
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco