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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Rank 908 936 993
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +57
Permanent jobs citing CHFI 18 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.075% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 12
Median salary £67,500 £45,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.62%
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -

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
26791 29398 32263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.16% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21549 23075 25904
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

CHFI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CHFI as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

CHFI Salary Histogram in the UK

CHFI
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CHFI within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 13 £67,500 +50.00%
London +9 11 £67,500 -3.57%
Edinburgh - 4 £67,500 -
Scotland - 4 £67,500 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -
North West - 1 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £67,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £40,000 -
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

CHFI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing CHFI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CHFI.

1 44 (91.67%) CEH
2 42 (87.50%) CISSP
3 39 (81.25%) CISM
4 36 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 36 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (72.92%) ECSA
6 29 (60.42%) Degree
7 26 (54.17%) Security Operations
7 26 (54.17%) PCI DSS
8 25 (52.08%) Security Architecture
8 25 (52.08%) Splunk
8 25 (52.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 24 (50.00%) IIS
9 24 (50.00%) IISP
9 24 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 24 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
9 24 (50.00%) ArcSight
9 24 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (50.00%) Performance Management
10 21 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (35.42%) Information Security
12 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 12 (25.00%) EC-Council LPT
14 11 (22.92%) OSCP
14 11 (22.92%) Cisco
14 11 (22.92%) RHCE
14 11 (22.92%) A+ Certification
14 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
14 11 (22.92%) Network+ Certification

CHFI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Wireless
2 8 (16.67%) Firewall
3 6 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) 3GPP
4 1 (2.08%) Broadband
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) NGN
4 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (12.50%) Law
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Military
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Consultant
1 27 (56.25%) Security Consultant
2 25 (52.08%) Senior Consultant
2 25 (52.08%) Senior Security Consultant
3 11 (22.92%) Trainer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Senior IT Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Senior IT Security Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Forensic Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Incident Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Incident Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) IT Security Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Principal Security Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Security Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (52.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 24 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 26 (54.17%) Security Operations
3 25 (52.08%) Security Architecture
4 24 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 24 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
4 24 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (35.42%) Information Security
7 7 (14.58%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (12.50%) OSINT
8 6 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Computer Forensics
9 2 (4.17%) Content Development
9 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.17%) Information Security Management
9 2 (4.17%) Security Management
9 2 (4.17%) SIEM
10 1 (2.08%) Information Management
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL
10 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) C#
1 4 (8.33%) Java
1 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.17%) C
2 2 (4.17%) Perl
2 2 (4.17%) PHP
2 2 (4.17%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (91.67%) CEH
2 42 (87.50%) CISSP
3 39 (81.25%) CISM
4 35 (72.92%) ECSA
5 29 (60.42%) Degree
6 24 (50.00%) IISP
7 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (25.00%) EC-Council LPT
9 11 (22.92%) A+ Certification
9 11 (22.92%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (22.92%) OSCP
9 11 (22.92%) RHCE
10 4 (8.33%) CCNA
10 4 (8.33%) CISA
10 4 (8.33%) GCIH
11 3 (6.25%) CCIE
11 3 (6.25%) GCFA
11 3 (6.25%) GCFE
11 3 (6.25%) GREM
12 2 (4.17%) CEPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (54.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) EnCase
2 1 (2.08%) FTK
2 1 (2.08%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Splunk
2 24 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco
4 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.08%) Intel Security