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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 813 866 829
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -37
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 85 61 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.052% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.063% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 71 45 46
Average salary £43,750 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%

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
92776 96821 88019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75982 77929 71900
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 28 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 3 August 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 +33 71 £40,000 -5.88% 38
London +22 29 £40,000 -30.43% 9
South West +5 25 £32,500 +16.07% 6
Gloucestershire +12 21 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Cheltenham +10 16 £30,000 +36.36% 2
City of London +40 11 £47,500 - 2
South East +7 10 £66,000 +55.29% 10
Oxfordshire - 6 - - 1
Kidlington - 5 - - 1
Bristol -18 4 £62,500 - 1
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Gloucester - 4 £32,500 - 1
Warrington - 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 2
Berkshire +11 2 £66,250 - 4
Birmingham -5 2 £45,000 +21.62% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £45,000 +40.62% 3
Bracknell - 2 £66,250 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £74,250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £74,250 - 2
East of England +16 1 £60,000 +60.00% 5
Hampshire +3 1 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Southampton +3 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Stevenage - 1 £60,000 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £28,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £28,000 -
South Wales - 1 £28,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 79 (42.02%) Degree
2 78 (41.49%) Cyber Security
3 61 (32.45%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (24.47%) Legal
5 45 (23.94%) Information Security
6 44 (23.40%) E-Discovery
7 41 (21.81%) Finance
7 41 (21.81%) Linux
8 40 (21.28%) C#
9 39 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
10 38 (20.21%) CISSP
11 36 (19.15%) Windows
11 36 (19.15%) Management Information System
12 35 (18.62%) Python
12 35 (18.62%) Java
13 33 (17.55%) C++
13 33 (17.55%) SQL
14 31 (16.49%) TCP/IP
14 31 (16.49%) SIEM
15 30 (15.96%) Data Mining
15 30 (15.96%) Malware Analysis
16 29 (15.43%) Cybercrime
16 29 (15.43%) Analytics
17 28 (14.89%) SDLC
17 28 (14.89%) T-SQL
17 28 (14.89%) HTML
17 28 (14.89%) C
17 28 (14.89%) Computer Science
18 27 (14.36%) HTML5
18 27 (14.36%) Security Cleared

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (8.51%) SAS
2 2 (1.06%) Node.js
2 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.53%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (8.51%) SPSS
2 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.13%) MS Office
3 4 (2.13%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.49%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.77%) Firewall
3 20 (10.64%) Network Security
4 17 (9.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (6.91%) Internet
6 6 (3.19%) DNS
7 5 (2.66%) SAN
7 5 (2.66%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.66%) NAS
7 5 (2.66%) tcpdump
8 4 (2.13%) Wireless
8 4 (2.13%) HTTP
8 4 (2.13%) DHCP
9 2 (1.06%) FTP
9 2 (1.06%) LDAP
9 2 (1.06%) LAN
9 2 (1.06%) WAN
9 2 (1.06%) SMTP
10 1 (0.53%) ATM
10 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.96%) Data Mining
2 16 (8.51%) Text Mining
3 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.26%) OLAP
4 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.26%) QlikView
5 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.66%) MySQL
7 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.53%) MS Access
General
1 46 (24.47%) Legal
2 41 (21.81%) Finance
3 17 (9.04%) Marketing
4 13 (6.91%) Banking
5 11 (5.85%) Games
6 10 (5.32%) Law
7 9 (4.79%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.79%) French Language
7 9 (4.79%) German Language
8 7 (3.72%) Military
9 3 (1.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 52 (27.66%) Analyst
2 30 (15.96%) Developer
3 25 (13.30%) Software Developer
4 22 (11.70%) Security Analyst
5 21 (11.17%) Consultant
6 16 (8.51%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.45%) Security Manager
8 13 (6.91%) Data Analyst
9 12 (6.38%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (4.26%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Business Manager
10 8 (4.26%) Data Manager
10 8 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 8 (4.26%) Data Analytics Manager
11 7 (3.72%) Forensic Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (3.72%) Information Manager
11 7 (3.72%) Security Specialist
11 7 (3.72%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.89%) HTML
2 27 (14.36%) HTML5
3 25 (13.30%) jQuery
4 23 (12.23%) REST
5 9 (4.79%) CSS3
5 9 (4.79%) CSS
6 8 (4.26%) .NET
7 7 (3.72%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.06%) Apache Camel
8 2 (1.06%) J2EE
8 2 (1.06%) Middleware
8 2 (1.06%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.06%) Spring
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (32.45%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 29 (15.43%) Cybercrime
4 28 (14.89%) Computer Science
5 16 (8.51%) Statistics
6 14 (7.45%) Digital Media
7 13 (6.91%) Data Extraction
8 9 (4.79%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.66%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.13%) Visualisation
10 4 (2.13%) Blog
11 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.53%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.53%) Informatics
13 1 (0.53%) CESG
13 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.81%) Linux
2 36 (19.15%) Windows
3 15 (7.98%) UNIX
4 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.13%) Android
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.49%) Cyber Security
2 45 (23.94%) Information Security
3 44 (23.40%) E-Discovery
4 39 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
5 31 (16.49%) SIEM
6 30 (15.96%) Malware Analysis
7 29 (15.43%) Analytics
8 28 (14.89%) SDLC
9 25 (13.30%) Information Management
9 25 (13.30%) Project Management
10 24 (12.77%) Data Analysis
11 22 (11.70%) Risk Management
11 22 (11.70%) Digital Forensics
12 18 (9.57%) Mentoring
13 17 (9.04%) Data Protection
13 17 (9.04%) Data Analytics
14 16 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
14 16 (8.51%) Computer Security
14 16 (8.51%) Software Engineering
14 16 (8.51%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.28%) C#
2 35 (18.62%) Java
2 35 (18.62%) Python
3 33 (17.55%) SQL
3 33 (17.55%) C++
4 28 (14.89%) C
4 28 (14.89%) T-SQL
5 24 (12.77%) Ruby
6 16 (8.51%) Assembly Language
6 16 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.51%) R
7 13 (6.91%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.91%) Perl
8 4 (2.13%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 79 (42.02%) Degree
2 38 (20.21%) CISSP
3 27 (14.36%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.23%) GIAC
5 18 (9.57%) CISM
6 14 (7.45%) GCIH
6 14 (7.45%) EnCE
6 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.85%) GREM
7 11 (5.85%) GCFA
7 11 (5.85%) CEH
8 6 (3.19%) CISA
8 6 (3.19%) Postgraduate
9 5 (2.66%) SSCP
9 5 (2.66%) CHFI
9 5 (2.66%) GPEN
10 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.60%) CRISC
11 3 (1.60%) ISACA
11 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.19%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Snort
2 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (9.57%) Tableau
2 16 (8.51%) SAP
3 11 (5.85%) Oracle
4 9 (4.79%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.26%) JD Edwards
6 7 (3.72%) Splunk
6 7 (3.72%) FireEye
7 5 (2.66%) Apple
7 5 (2.66%) LogRhythm
7 5 (2.66%) Cisco
8 4 (2.13%) IBM
8 4 (2.13%) Symbian
8 4 (2.13%) Dell
8 4 (2.13%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.13%) VMware
8 4 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.13%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.13%) Actimize
8 4 (2.13%) Norkom
8 4 (2.13%) Palantir
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