The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 790 862 826
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -36
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 102 84 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.071% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.086% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 58 64 44
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +20.51%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90830 97762 87292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.69% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73793 79516 71777
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend

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

Computer Forensics Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +63 95 £44,000 -7.36% 5
London +43 53 £42,500 -26.08% 2
South West -6 21 £30,000 -42.85% 2
South East +12 13 £52,500 +23.52%
Gloucestershire -13 11 £30,000 -42.85% 2
Cheltenham +11 10 £30,000 -29.41% 1
City of London +46 9 £40,000 -15.78%
Hampshire -1 9 £55,000 +29.41%
Wiltshire - 7 £55,000 -
Basingstoke +23 6 - -
West Midlands -2 6 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Scotland +19 4 £47,500 -8.11%
Birmingham -6 4 £45,000 -11.76% 1
Glasgow - 4 £47,500 -
Bristol -2 3 £32,250 -
Berkshire -2 3 £52,500 -
Southampton -10 3 £55,000 +29.41%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £52,500 -
Telford - 2 - -
East of England +14 1 £60,000 +60.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £20,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £66,000 -
Leeds - 1 £20,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £20,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £60,000 -
Swindon - 1 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £66,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer 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 Computer Forensics.

1 54 (40.60%) Degree
2 49 (36.84%) Cyber Security
3 46 (34.59%) Information Security
4 41 (30.83%) Legal
4 41 (30.83%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (29.32%) E-Discovery
6 36 (27.07%) Management Information System
7 34 (25.56%) CISSP
8 32 (24.06%) Finance
8 32 (24.06%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (22.56%) Analytics
9 30 (22.56%) SIEM
9 30 (22.56%) Linux
10 29 (21.80%) Cybercrime
11 28 (21.05%) SQL
12 26 (19.55%) Windows
12 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
13 25 (18.80%) Information Management
13 25 (18.80%) Data Mining
13 25 (18.80%) Project Management
14 24 (18.05%) GIAC
14 24 (18.05%) T-SQL
14 24 (18.05%) SDLC
15 23 (17.29%) Malware Analysis
16 21 (15.79%) Python
16 21 (15.79%) Risk Management
16 21 (15.79%) Firewall
16 21 (15.79%) Computer Science
17 20 (15.04%) C#
18 19 (14.29%) CISM

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer 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 Computer Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (12.03%) SAS
2 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) SPSS
2 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.76%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (2.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) Firewall
2 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.28%) Internet
4 14 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.77%) Network Security
6 7 (5.26%) tcpdump
6 7 (5.26%) Wireshark
6 7 (5.26%) DNS
7 4 (3.01%) HTTP
7 4 (3.01%) Wireless
7 4 (3.01%) DHCP
8 3 (2.26%) FTP
8 3 (2.26%) LDAP
8 3 (2.26%) LAN
8 3 (2.26%) WAN
8 3 (2.26%) SMTP
9 1 (0.75%) VPN
9 1 (0.75%) IPsec
9 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) Data Mining
2 16 (12.03%) Text Mining
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.02%) OLAP
4 8 (6.02%) QlikView
5 6 (4.51%) MySQL
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
General
1 41 (30.83%) Legal
2 32 (24.06%) Finance
3 16 (12.03%) Marketing
4 12 (9.02%) Law
4 12 (9.02%) Banking
5 9 (6.77%) Games
6 8 (6.02%) Military
7 4 (3.01%) Electronics
8 3 (2.26%) French Language
9 2 (1.50%) German Language
9 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Analyst
2 15 (11.28%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Security Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Consultant
4 13 (9.77%) Software Developer
5 12 (9.02%) Security Manager
6 9 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Data Manager
7 8 (6.02%) Business Manager
7 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 8 (6.02%) Forensic Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Data Analytics Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Information Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Security Specialist
10 5 (3.76%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) IT Security Specialist
11 4 (3.01%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) HTML
1 11 (8.27%) jQuery
1 11 (8.27%) HTML5
1 11 (8.27%) REST
2 5 (3.76%) .NET
3 3 (2.26%) CSS
3 3 (2.26%) CSS3
3 3 (2.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.83%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (27.07%) Management Information System
3 29 (21.80%) Cybercrime
4 21 (15.79%) Computer Science
5 16 (12.03%) Statistics
6 9 (6.77%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (6.02%) Mathematics
7 8 (6.02%) Data Extraction
8 7 (5.26%) Digital Media
9 4 (3.01%) Visualisation
10 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.50%) Blog
11 2 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.75%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.75%) CESG
12 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Linux
2 26 (19.55%) Windows
3 10 (7.52%) UNIX
4 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.76%) Android
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.84%) Cyber Security
2 46 (34.59%) Information Security
3 39 (29.32%) E-Discovery
4 32 (24.06%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (22.56%) SIEM
5 30 (22.56%) Analytics
6 25 (18.80%) Information Management
6 25 (18.80%) Project Management
7 24 (18.05%) SDLC
8 23 (17.29%) Malware Analysis
9 21 (15.79%) Risk Management
10 17 (12.78%) Data Analytics
10 17 (12.78%) Reverse Engineering
11 16 (12.03%) Data Cleansing
11 16 (12.03%) Ethical Hacking
11 16 (12.03%) Predictive Analytics
12 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
13 12 (9.02%) ERP
14 11 (8.27%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (8.27%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) SQL
2 24 (18.05%) T-SQL
3 21 (15.79%) Python
4 20 (15.04%) C#
5 16 (12.03%) PL/SQL
5 16 (12.03%) Ruby
5 16 (12.03%) R
6 15 (11.28%) C++
6 15 (11.28%) Java
7 14 (10.53%) Perl
8 12 (9.02%) C
9 8 (6.02%) Assembly Language
10 5 (3.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.50%) PHP
12 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (40.60%) Degree
2 34 (25.56%) CISSP
3 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
4 24 (18.05%) GIAC
5 19 (14.29%) CISM
6 15 (11.28%) EnCE
7 14 (10.53%) GCFA
8 13 (9.77%) CEH
9 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
9 11 (8.27%) GCIH
10 9 (6.77%) GPEN
11 6 (4.51%) CHFI
11 6 (4.51%) SSCP
12 5 (3.76%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.01%) CISA
13 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (2.26%) CCIE
14 3 (2.26%) CRISC
14 3 (2.26%) ISACA
15 1 (0.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.26%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.50%) SLA
6 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Snort
2 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) Tableau
2 12 (9.02%) SAP
3 11 (8.27%) Oracle
4 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.02%) JD Edwards
5 8 (6.02%) Splunk
6 7 (5.26%) Sourcefire
7 6 (4.51%) Apple
8 5 (3.76%) i2
8 5 (3.76%) IBM
8 5 (3.76%) Symbian
9 4 (3.01%) Dell
9 4 (3.01%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.01%) VMware
9 4 (3.01%) Actimize
9 4 (3.01%) Norkom
9 4 (3.01%) Palantir
9 4 (3.01%) Trustwave
10 3 (2.26%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.26%) Citrix
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