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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Forensics
UK
Rank 806 850 908
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +58
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 45 68 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.069% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.078% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 36 52 25
Median salary £57,500 £61,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.12% +36.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £119,000 £71,400
UK excluding London median salary £49,759 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +14.58%

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
74290 86752 90655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.71% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61217 72076 74747
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 £77,000 £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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 15 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +56 45 £57,500 -6.12% 5
London +60 35 £57,500 -14.81% 4
East of England +22 4 £65,000 -
South West +7 3 - -
Bristol +3 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £65,000 -
City of London +4 2 £40,000 -38.46% 1
West Midlands -2 2 £49,759 +10.57%
Birmingham -5 2 £49,759 +10.57%
Hertfordshire +9 1 £42,500 -
North East - 1 £29,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £29,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £29,500 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 39 (46.99%) Information Security
1 39 (46.99%) Degree
2 28 (33.73%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (33.73%) Security Operations
3 27 (32.53%) EnCase
4 26 (31.33%) CISSP
5 25 (30.12%) Firewall
5 25 (30.12%) E-Discovery
6 24 (28.92%) Network Security
6 24 (28.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (26.51%) SIEM
7 22 (26.51%) Linux
8 21 (25.30%) FTK
9 20 (24.10%) Forensic Analysis
9 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (22.89%) Risk Management
10 19 (22.89%) Windows
11 18 (21.69%) Malware Analysis
12 17 (20.48%) Digital Forensics
12 17 (20.48%) Python
13 16 (19.28%) Legal
14 15 (18.07%) CISM
14 15 (18.07%) Snort
14 15 (18.07%) Analytics
14 15 (18.07%) Cyber Intelligence
15 14 (16.87%) Splunk
15 14 (16.87%) ArcSight
15 14 (16.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 14 (16.87%) CEH
16 13 (15.66%) Sourcefire

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 10 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.82%) Apache
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Relativity
2 2 (2.41%) Concordance
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.41%) Ringtail
3 1 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.12%) Firewall
2 24 (28.92%) Network Security
3 12 (14.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (8.43%) NetScreen
5 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.82%) DNS
6 4 (4.82%) HTTP
6 4 (4.82%) Wireless
7 3 (3.61%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.41%) Internet
8 2 (2.41%) LDAP
8 2 (2.41%) snoop
8 2 (2.41%) SSL
8 2 (2.41%) tcpdump
8 2 (2.41%) VPN
8 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.20%) FTP
9 1 (1.20%) IPv4
9 1 (1.20%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Big Data
2 4 (4.82%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.82%) MS Access
3 3 (3.61%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.41%) QlikView
4 2 (2.41%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) Text Mining
General
1 16 (19.28%) Legal
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Law
2 3 (3.61%) Military
3 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) German Language
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Consultant
2 23 (27.71%) Forensic Consultant
3 15 (18.07%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (15.66%) Security Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Analyst
6 10 (12.05%) Computer Forensics Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Security Manager
7 9 (10.84%) Security Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Operational Security Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Operations Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Manager
8 7 (8.43%) SOC Manager
9 6 (7.23%) Compliance Officer
9 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Junior
9 6 (7.23%) Junior Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Risk Officer
9 6 (7.23%) SOC Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) ELK Stack
1 11 (13.25%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.82%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.66%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.64%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (7.23%) Data Conversion
6 4 (4.82%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (3.61%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (3.61%) Cybercrime
7 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.20%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
9 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) Linux
2 19 (22.89%) Windows
3 9 (10.84%) Unix
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) Information Security
2 28 (33.73%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (33.73%) Security Operations
3 25 (30.12%) E-Discovery
4 22 (26.51%) SIEM
5 20 (24.10%) Forensic Analysis
6 19 (22.89%) Risk Management
7 18 (21.69%) Malware Analysis
8 17 (20.48%) Digital Forensics
9 15 (18.07%) Analytics
9 15 (18.07%) Cyber Intelligence
10 14 (16.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 13 (15.66%) Computer Security
11 13 (15.66%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (14.46%) ITIL
13 11 (13.25%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (12.05%) Threat Detection
15 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
15 9 (10.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) Python
2 11 (13.25%) Bash Shell
2 11 (13.25%) Ruby
3 10 (12.05%) SQL
4 8 (9.64%) Perl
5 7 (8.43%) C++
6 6 (7.23%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.41%) R
7 2 (2.41%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) Lua
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (46.99%) Degree
2 26 (31.33%) CISSP
3 15 (18.07%) CISM
4 14 (16.87%) CEH
5 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.84%) GCIH
6 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.43%) CISA
7 7 (8.43%) CREST Certified
7 7 (8.43%) GCIA
7 7 (8.43%) SANS
8 6 (7.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (7.23%) CGEIT
9 5 (6.02%) GIAC
10 4 (4.82%) OSCP
11 3 (3.61%) CNA
11 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.61%) GSEC
11 3 (3.61%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (3.61%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.23%) GPG13
3 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Snort
2 4 (4.82%) HDFS
3 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (32.53%) EnCase
2 21 (25.30%) FTK
3 12 (14.46%) CSIRT
3 12 (14.46%) QRadar
4 10 (12.05%) Kibana
4 10 (12.05%) logstash
5 9 (10.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (8.43%) RSA enVision
7 4 (4.82%) Fluentd
7 4 (4.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (3.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (3.61%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (2.41%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (2.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) ArcSight
1 14 (16.87%) Splunk
2 13 (15.66%) Sourcefire
3 12 (14.46%) AlienVault
3 12 (14.46%) LogRhythm
4 11 (13.25%) FireEye
4 11 (13.25%) Fortinet
4 11 (13.25%) Palo Alto
4 11 (13.25%) Sophos
4 11 (13.25%) TippingPoint
5 10 (12.05%) Cisco
5 10 (12.05%) Intel Security
6 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
6 7 (8.43%) Juniper
6 7 (8.43%) Nuix
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.61%) Sun
7 3 (3.61%) Tableau
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle
8 2 (2.41%) SAP
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