The table below looks at the statistics for CHFI in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CHFI over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Rank 885 883 904
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Permanent jobs citing CHFI 19 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.077% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 7
Average salary £48,500 £62,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.40% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £42,500 £39,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,250 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31261 29682 32901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.07% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25016 23465 27633
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CHFI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CHFI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CHFI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CHFI
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CHFI within the UK.

CHFI Salary Trend in the UK

CHFI
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CHFI over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 within the UK.

CHFI Salary Histogram in the UK

CHFI
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CHFI within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
England +6 19 £48,500 -22.40%
South West - 14 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 10 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
Leeds - 5 £60,000 -
Swindon - 5 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -

CHFI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CHFI 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 CHFI.

1 17 (89.47%) SIEM
2 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 14 (73.68%) MCP
2 14 (73.68%) PRINCE2
2 14 (73.68%) MCSA
2 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) Security Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Information Security
5 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Security Management
6 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
6 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (26.32%) C
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
7 5 (26.32%) CCNP
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
7 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security

CHFI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CHFI 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 CHFI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Security Manager
1 10 (52.63%) Security Operations Manager
1 10 (52.63%) Operations Manager
2 5 (26.32%) IT Security Officer
2 5 (26.32%) Security Officer
2 5 (26.32%) IT Operations Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) SIEM
2 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 14 (73.68%) PRINCE2
3 11 (57.89%) Security Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Information Security
5 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (31.58%) Security Management
6 5 (26.32%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (26.32%) Coaching
6 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (21.05%) Security Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Data Security
9 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) MCP
1 14 (73.68%) MCSA
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (21.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint