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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank - 426 435
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 0 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - 0.038% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.047% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 10
Average salary - £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £77,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+40.90% +4.76%
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
17430 16851 17385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.54% 79.19% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13576 13781 14719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Cyber Security
2 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) GCIA
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) SCADA
4 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Forensic Investigator
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Investigator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Cyber Security
2 3 (42.86%) SIEM
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) GCIA
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire