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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 850 856 837
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 28 37 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.044% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 30
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,355 £31,350 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -6.25%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
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 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 19 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 30 January 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 -18 23 £42,500 +4.93% 6
London -8 9 £42,500 -26.08%
City of London +7 5 £45,000 -22.07%
South East -29 5 £55,000 +40.12% 3
Gloucestershire -5 4 £32,500 +22.64%
South West -12 4 £32,500 +5.69% 1
Southampton -8 3 £55,000 +41.93% 1
East of England -8 3 £48,000 -12.72%
Hampshire -21 3 £55,000 +41.93% 1
Essex - 3 £48,000 -
Leeds 0 1 £19,000 -53.08%
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
West Yorkshire -5 1 £19,000 -53.08% 2
Yorkshire -10 1 £19,000 -53.08% 2
Birmingham -11 1 £50,500 +29.48%
West Midlands -16 1 £50,500 +57.81%
Colchester - 1 £22,050 -
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (42.39%) Information Security
2 35 (38.04%) Degree
3 26 (28.26%) Windows
4 24 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 24 (26.09%) GIAC
5 23 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (25.00%) Linux
5 23 (25.00%) E-Discovery
6 22 (23.91%) SQL
7 21 (22.83%) Cyber Security
8 19 (20.65%) Legal
9 18 (19.57%) Law
9 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
9 18 (19.57%) CISSP
9 18 (19.57%) Internet
10 17 (18.48%) C#
10 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
11 16 (17.39%) C++
11 16 (17.39%) GCIH
12 15 (16.30%) Python
13 14 (15.22%) Software Engineering
13 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
13 14 (15.22%) SIEM
14 13 (14.13%) REST
14 13 (14.13%) GCFA
14 13 (14.13%) Java
15 12 (13.04%) HTML
15 12 (13.04%) Assembly Language
15 12 (13.04%) Ruby
15 12 (13.04%) HTML5

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (8.70%) SAS
2 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.26%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) SPSS
2 1 (1.09%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 18 (19.57%) Internet
3 10 (10.87%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (10.87%) Network Security
4 9 (9.78%) tcpdump
4 9 (9.78%) Wireshark
5 7 (7.61%) DNS
6 5 (5.43%) LDAP
6 5 (5.43%) LAN
6 5 (5.43%) WAN
6 5 (5.43%) SMTP
6 5 (5.43%) FTP
6 5 (5.43%) HTTP
6 5 (5.43%) Firewall
7 1 (1.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) EDRMS
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 19 (20.65%) Legal
2 18 (19.57%) Law
3 10 (10.87%) Aerospace
4 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.43%) Finance
5 4 (4.35%) Advertising
5 4 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (3.26%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (2.17%) Military
7 2 (2.17%) Arabic Language
8 1 (1.09%) French Language
8 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) Consultant
3 14 (15.22%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Security Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Software Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Forensic Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) Graduate
8 4 (4.35%) e-Discovery Specialist
9 3 (3.26%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Support Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Support Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) REST
2 12 (13.04%) HTML
2 12 (13.04%) HTML5
2 12 (13.04%) jQuery
3 11 (11.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.52%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.17%) SCADA
5 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.17%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 23 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.70%) UNIX
4 6 (6.52%) Solaris
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.39%) Information Security
2 23 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (25.00%) E-Discovery
3 21 (22.83%) Cyber Security
4 14 (15.22%) Software Engineering
4 14 (15.22%) SIEM
5 12 (13.04%) Digital Forensics
6 11 (11.96%) Reverse Engineering
6 11 (11.96%) Analytics
7 10 (10.87%) MVC
7 10 (10.87%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.78%) Information Assurance
8 9 (9.78%) Change Control
8 9 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (9.78%) Data Analytics
8 9 (9.78%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (8.70%) Security Testing
10 6 (6.52%) OOP
10 6 (6.52%) OO
10 6 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) C#
3 16 (17.39%) C++
4 15 (16.30%) Python
5 13 (14.13%) Java
6 12 (13.04%) Assembly Language
6 12 (13.04%) Ruby
7 9 (9.78%) C
8 8 (8.70%) R
9 2 (2.17%) Perl
10 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (38.04%) Degree
2 24 (26.09%) GIAC
3 18 (19.57%) CISSP
4 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
5 16 (17.39%) GCIH
6 13 (14.13%) GCFA
7 11 (11.96%) CISA
8 10 (10.87%) CEH
9 9 (9.78%) CISM
10 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
11 7 (7.61%) EnCE
12 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.43%) GPEN
14 4 (4.35%) OSCP
15 3 (3.26%) GCIA
16 2 (2.17%) SSCP
17 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
17 1 (1.09%) CCIE
17 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
17 1 (1.09%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Snort
2 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Sourcefire
2 8 (8.70%) LexisNexis
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) Lotus
5 3 (3.26%) Apple
6 2 (2.17%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.09%) i2
7 1 (1.09%) IBM
7 1 (1.09%) Dell
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
7 1 (1.09%) Symbian
7 1 (1.09%) VMware
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive + bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago