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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 830 843 843
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 50 36 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.033% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.041% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 28
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £32,600 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +50.00%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 18 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 24 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
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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 +8 46 £45,000 -21.73% 2
London -7 23 £45,000 -21.73% 1
South West -4 9 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £32,500 - 1
City of London +17 7 £60,000 +3.89%
South East -12 7 £55,000 -31.25%
Hampshire -18 5 £55,000 -31.25%
Southampton - 5 £55,000 -
Birmingham -9 4 £55,000 +35.80%
West Midlands -15 4 £55,000 +71.87%
East of England -16 2 £48,000 -12.72%
Essex - 2 £48,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £32,500 -
Berkshire +7 1 £66,000 +20.00%
Oxfordshire +5 1 - -
West Yorkshire +1 1 £19,000 -53.08%
Leeds -4 1 £19,000 -53.08%
Yorkshire -21 1 £19,000 -76.25%

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (37.17%) Information Security
2 37 (32.74%) Degree
3 34 (30.09%) Windows
4 32 (28.32%) E-Discovery
5 27 (23.89%) Linux
5 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
5 27 (23.89%) GIAC
6 24 (21.24%) SQL
6 24 (21.24%) Law
6 24 (21.24%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (20.35%) C#
7 23 (20.35%) Legal
7 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
8 22 (19.47%) C++
8 22 (19.47%) Internet
9 21 (18.58%) Management Information System
9 21 (18.58%) Cyber Security
10 20 (17.70%) SIEM
11 18 (15.93%) Python
12 17 (15.04%) GCIH
13 16 (14.16%) CISSP
13 16 (14.16%) Digital Forensics
14 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
15 14 (12.39%) Java
15 14 (12.39%) Sourcefire
15 14 (12.39%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
16 13 (11.50%) HTML
16 13 (11.50%) Assembly Language
16 13 (11.50%) EDRMS

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (9.73%) SAS
2 7 (6.19%) IBM Notes
2 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) SPSS
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
2 22 (19.47%) Internet
3 14 (12.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (10.62%) Wireshark
4 12 (10.62%) tcpdump
5 10 (8.85%) DNS
6 9 (7.96%) LAN
6 9 (7.96%) WAN
6 9 (7.96%) Network Security
7 7 (6.19%) LDAP
7 7 (6.19%) SMTP
7 7 (6.19%) FTP
7 7 (6.19%) HTTP
8 6 (5.31%) Firewall
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) EDRMS
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (21.24%) Law
2 23 (20.35%) Legal
3 12 (10.62%) Aerospace
4 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.19%) Finance
5 4 (3.54%) Advertising
5 4 (3.54%) Marketing
6 3 (2.65%) Military
7 2 (1.77%) Electronics
7 2 (1.77%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.77%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Analyst
2 23 (20.35%) Consultant
3 19 (16.81%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.39%) Software Developer
4 14 (12.39%) Software Engineer
4 14 (12.39%) Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Forensic Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Graduate
6 7 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) e-Discovery Specialist
8 5 (4.42%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.42%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Support Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (2.65%) Information Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) HTML
1 13 (11.50%) jQuery
1 13 (11.50%) HTML5
1 13 (11.50%) REST
2 12 (10.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (6.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.42%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.77%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.09%) Windows
2 27 (23.89%) Linux
3 9 (7.96%) Solaris
4 8 (7.08%) UNIX
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.17%) Information Security
2 32 (28.32%) E-Discovery
3 24 (21.24%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (18.58%) Cyber Security
5 20 (17.70%) SIEM
6 16 (14.16%) Digital Forensics
7 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
8 13 (11.50%) Analytics
9 12 (10.62%) Change Control
9 12 (10.62%) Incident Management
10 11 (9.73%) MVC
10 11 (9.73%) Data Analytics
10 11 (9.73%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (8.85%) Information Assurance
11 10 (8.85%) Security Testing
11 10 (8.85%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (7.96%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (7.96%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (5.31%) Workflow
13 6 (5.31%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.24%) SQL
2 23 (20.35%) C#
3 22 (19.47%) C++
4 18 (15.93%) Python
5 14 (12.39%) Java
6 13 (11.50%) Assembly Language
6 13 (11.50%) Ruby
7 11 (9.73%) R
8 10 (8.85%) C
9 3 (2.65%) Perl
10 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (32.74%) Degree
2 27 (23.89%) GIAC
3 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
4 17 (15.04%) GCIH
5 16 (14.16%) CISSP
6 12 (10.62%) GCFA
7 11 (9.73%) CISA
7 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
8 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared
8 10 (8.85%) CEH
9 7 (6.19%) CISM
10 6 (5.31%) EnCE
11 5 (4.42%) GCIA
12 4 (3.54%) GPEN
12 4 (3.54%) OSCP
13 2 (1.77%) SSCP
14 1 (0.88%) Security+ Certification
14 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Snort
2 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 14 (12.39%) Sourcefire
2 11 (9.73%) LexisNexis
3 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.19%) Lotus
5 2 (1.77%) Apple
5 2 (1.77%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Dell
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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