The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 825 926 939
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +13
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 56 48 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.052% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 49 35 42
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,880 £46,250 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+18.65% +19.35%

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
79108 93200 97300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.55% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65148 76972 80013
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Computer Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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 +79 55 £52,500 +16.66% 4
London +71 41 £52,500 +31.25% 3
West Midlands +2 5 £54,880 +21.95%
East of England - 5 £65,000 - 1
City of London +25 4 £46,250 +15.62%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £65,000 -
Bristol +20 3 - -
South West -2 3 - -
Birmingham -11 3 £49,759 +10.57%
Cambridge - 3 £65,000 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £29,500 -
North East - 1 £29,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £29,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing Computer Forensics 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 Computer Forensics.

1 53 (47.32%) Degree
2 45 (40.18%) Information Security
3 36 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (32.14%) Security Operations
4 34 (30.36%) EnCase
5 30 (26.79%) E-Discovery
6 28 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 27 (24.11%) CISSP
8 26 (23.21%) Network Security
9 25 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 25 (22.32%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (21.43%) FTK
10 24 (21.43%) Firewall
11 23 (20.54%) Risk Management
11 23 (20.54%) Digital Forensics
12 22 (19.64%) SIEM
12 22 (19.64%) Malware Analysis
13 21 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 21 (18.75%) Legal
14 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
15 19 (16.96%) Cyberthreat
16 18 (16.07%) CEH
16 18 (16.07%) Linux
17 17 (15.18%) Management Information System
17 17 (15.18%) Identity Access Management
17 17 (15.18%) Analytics
18 16 (14.29%) CREST Certified
19 15 (13.39%) Python
19 15 (13.39%) Windows

Computer Forensics
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 7 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.36%) IIS
3 4 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) SPSS
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Relativity
2 5 (4.46%) Ringtail
3 4 (3.57%) Concordance
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.21%) Network Security
2 24 (21.43%) Firewall
3 9 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.36%) NetScreen
5 5 (4.46%) DNS
5 5 (4.46%) HTTP
5 5 (4.46%) Internet
6 4 (3.57%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.57%) Wireless
7 3 (2.68%) LDAP
7 3 (2.68%) snoop
7 3 (2.68%) SSL
7 3 (2.68%) tcpdump
7 3 (2.68%) VPN
7 3 (2.68%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.89%) FTP
8 1 (0.89%) IPv4
8 1 (0.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Big Data
1 6 (5.36%) Data Mining
2 4 (3.57%) MS Access
3 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.79%) QlikView
3 2 (1.79%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) GoogleTest
1 2 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 21 (18.75%) Legal
2 14 (12.50%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Aerospace
4 7 (6.25%) Law
4 7 (6.25%) Military
4 7 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (39.29%) Consultant
2 25 (22.32%) Forensic Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (11.61%) Security Engineer
5 12 (10.71%) Computer Forensics Consultant
5 12 (10.71%) Security Manager
6 10 (8.93%) Security Consultant
7 9 (8.04%) Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Graduate
8 8 (7.14%) Junior
9 7 (6.25%) Operational Security Manager
9 7 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Operations Manager
9 7 (6.25%) Security Operations Manager
9 7 (6.25%) SOC Consultant
9 7 (6.25%) SOC Manager
10 6 (5.36%) Compliance Officer
10 6 (5.36%) E-Discovery Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) Junior Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) ELK Stack
1 8 (7.14%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.79%) CSS
2 2 (1.79%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.79%) HTML
2 2 (1.79%) NHibernate
2 2 (1.79%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (16.96%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (15.18%) Management Information System
5 13 (11.61%) Cybercrime
6 11 (9.82%) Computer Science
7 8 (7.14%) Data Conversion
8 6 (5.36%) Visualisation
9 5 (4.46%) SCADA
10 2 (1.79%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.79%) Social Media
11 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.89%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.89%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Linux
2 15 (13.39%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.18%) Information Security
2 36 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (32.14%) Security Operations
3 30 (26.79%) E-Discovery
4 25 (22.32%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (20.54%) Digital Forensics
5 23 (20.54%) Risk Management
6 22 (19.64%) Malware Analysis
6 22 (19.64%) SIEM
7 21 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 17 (15.18%) Analytics
8 17 (15.18%) Identity Access Management
9 13 (11.61%) Data Analysis
9 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
10 12 (10.71%) Computer Security
10 12 (10.71%) ITIL
11 11 (9.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.25%) Threat Analysis
14 6 (5.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) Python
2 11 (9.82%) C++
2 11 (9.82%) Perl
3 10 (8.93%) SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Java
5 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.14%) Ruby
6 5 (4.46%) VB
7 4 (3.57%) C#
8 2 (1.79%) C
8 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) R
9 1 (0.89%) Lua
9 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (47.32%) Degree
2 27 (24.11%) CISSP
3 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 18 (16.07%) CEH
5 16 (14.29%) CREST Certified
6 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (10.71%) CISM
8 11 (9.82%) GCIA
9 10 (8.93%) GCIH
10 8 (7.14%) CISA
11 7 (6.25%) GCFE
12 6 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (5.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (5.36%) CGEIT
12 6 (5.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (5.36%) IISP
12 6 (5.36%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (4.46%) SANS
14 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
14 3 (2.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.36%) GPG13
3 5 (4.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (4.46%) RMADS
4 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.79%) ISO27002
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Snort
2 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) HDFS
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (30.36%) EnCase
2 24 (21.43%) FTK
3 9 (8.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (8.04%) QRadar
4 7 (6.25%) Kibana
4 7 (6.25%) logstash
5 6 (5.36%) RSA enVision
6 4 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.68%) WSUS
8 2 (1.79%) Fluentd
8 2 (1.79%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 11 (9.82%) ArcSight
1 11 (9.82%) Splunk
2 10 (8.93%) Cisco
2 10 (8.93%) Intel Security
2 10 (8.93%) Sourcefire
3 9 (8.04%) AlienVault
3 9 (8.04%) LogRhythm
3 9 (8.04%) Nuix
4 8 (7.14%) FireEye
4 8 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 8 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 8 (7.14%) Sophos
4 8 (7.14%) TippingPoint
5 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.36%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.36%) Juniper
7 4 (3.57%) Lotus
8 3 (2.68%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.68%) Forcepoint
8 3 (2.68%) Symantec
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