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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Rank 869 923 871
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -52
Permanent jobs citing CHFI 23 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.019% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 9
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +28.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £51,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £51,500 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 - -

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

CHFI Salary Histogram in the UK

CHFI
Top 6 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 31 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
England +34 21 £47,500 -7.76%
London +38 14 £55,000 +6.79%
South East - 7 £32,500 -
Kent - 7 £32,500 -
City of London - 5 £47,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £32,000 -

CHFI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 34 (87.18%) CISSP
2 24 (61.54%) Information Security
3 23 (58.97%) SIEM
4 19 (48.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (48.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (43.59%) Degree
5 17 (43.59%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (41.03%) ITIL
6 16 (41.03%) Firewall
7 14 (35.90%) CEH
8 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
9 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
9 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (28.21%) CCNA
10 11 (28.21%) Security Architecture
10 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
11 10 (25.64%) Cyber Security
11 10 (25.64%) SSCP
11 10 (25.64%) Windows
12 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (20.51%) Coaching
13 8 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
14 7 (17.95%) COBIT
14 7 (17.95%) Information Management
14 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
14 7 (17.95%) Risk Management

CHFI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) IT Security Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) IT Risk Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Security Officer
6 5 (12.82%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (12.82%) IT Security Officer
7 4 (10.26%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (10.26%) Security Specialist
8 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) IT Architect
8 3 (7.69%) Architect
8 3 (7.69%) IT Security Architect
9 2 (5.13%) IT Security Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Administrator
9 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
10 1 (2.56%) Technical Security Consultant
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Information Security
2 23 (58.97%) SIEM
3 19 (48.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 17 (43.59%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (41.03%) ITIL
6 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
7 11 (28.21%) Security Architecture
7 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
8 10 (25.64%) Cyber Security
9 9 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (20.51%) Coaching
10 8 (20.51%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (17.95%) Information Management
11 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (17.95%) Data Security
11 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
11 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
12 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
12 5 (12.82%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (87.18%) CISSP
2 17 (43.59%) Degree
3 14 (35.90%) CEH
4 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (28.21%) CCNA
6 10 (25.64%) SSCP
7 3 (7.69%) CCIE
8 2 (5.13%) CCNP
8 2 (5.13%) MCP
8 2 (5.13%) MCSE
8 2 (5.13%) MCSA
8 2 (5.13%) GIAC
8 2 (5.13%) GPEN
8 2 (5.13%) OSCP
9 1 (2.56%) GREM
9 1 (2.56%) GCIH
9 1 (2.56%) GCFA
9 1 (2.56%) CISA
9 1 (2.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (48.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (17.95%) COBIT
4 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco
2 2 (5.13%) IBM