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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 839 811 838
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +27
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 65 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.048% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.059% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 57 44 32
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%

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
93666 85404 91608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.22% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74832 70100 77443
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 17 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 18 September 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 -32 63 £45,000 +12.50% 2
London -5 43 £50,000 +25.00% 2
City of London +11 12 £47,500 +5.55%
South East -23 9 £42,500 +41.66%
South West -14 8 £31,500 -45.21%
Gloucestershire - 8 £31,500 -
Hampshire -10 7 £42,500 +1.19%
Southampton - 5 £42,500 -
Basingstoke -3 2 - -
Surrey -11 2 £42,500 +8.97%
West Midlands -26 2 £41,000 +13.88%
Birmingham -1 1 £50,000 +38.88%
Yorkshire -37 1 £26,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £21,000 -
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £32,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £26,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (30.43%) Degree
1 42 (30.43%) E-Discovery
2 37 (26.81%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (26.81%) Linux
3 36 (26.09%) Windows
4 35 (25.36%) Law
4 35 (25.36%) Information Security
5 33 (23.91%) Security Cleared
6 30 (21.74%) Legal
7 29 (21.01%) Digital Forensics
8 27 (19.57%) GIAC
8 27 (19.57%) C++
8 27 (19.57%) SQL
9 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 24 (17.39%) Finance
10 23 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 21 (15.22%) Java
11 21 (15.22%) SIEM
11 21 (15.22%) Computer Science
12 20 (14.49%) CEH
12 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
13 19 (13.77%) EDRMS
13 19 (13.77%) C#
14 18 (13.04%) Python
14 18 (13.04%) Cyber Security
15 17 (12.32%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (12.32%) Internet
16 16 (11.59%) GCIH
16 16 (11.59%) Analytics
16 16 (11.59%) LexisNexis

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (9.42%) SAS
2 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.07%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.72%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) SPSS
2 12 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (12.32%) Internet
3 14 (10.14%) Wireshark
4 12 (8.70%) tcpdump
5 11 (7.97%) LAN
5 11 (7.97%) WAN
5 11 (7.97%) Firewall
6 10 (7.25%) Network Security
6 10 (7.25%) DNS
7 8 (5.80%) LDAP
7 8 (5.80%) SMTP
7 8 (5.80%) HTTP
8 7 (5.07%) FTP
9 6 (4.35%) VPN
10 5 (3.62%) SSL
11 2 (1.45%) Wireless
12 1 (0.72%) Intranet
12 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.77%) EDRMS
2 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (25.36%) Law
2 30 (21.74%) Legal
3 24 (17.39%) Finance
4 9 (6.52%) Military
5 8 (5.80%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.62%) Advertising
6 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.62%) Marketing
6 5 (3.62%) Banking
7 4 (2.90%) Electronics
8 3 (2.17%) Arabic Language
9 2 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (26.81%) Analyst
2 19 (13.77%) Consultant
2 19 (13.77%) Security Analyst
3 16 (11.59%) Forensic Analyst
4 10 (7.25%) Security Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Graduate
5 7 (5.07%) Software Developer
5 7 (5.07%) Developer
6 6 (4.35%) Security Manager
7 5 (3.62%) Applications Support
7 5 (3.62%) Programmer
7 5 (3.62%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.62%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (3.62%) Graduate Programmer
7 5 (3.62%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 4 (2.90%) e-Discovery Specialist
8 4 (2.90%) Security Operations Analyst
8 4 (2.90%) Security Operations Manager
8 4 (2.90%) Tester
8 4 (2.90%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) .NET
2 8 (5.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (5.07%) HTML
3 7 (5.07%) jQuery
3 7 (5.07%) HTML5
4 4 (2.90%) REST
5 2 (1.45%) Ajax
5 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 21 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.52%) PKI
5 5 (3.62%) Social Network
6 3 (2.17%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) SCADA
7 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) PDA
8 1 (0.72%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.81%) Linux
2 36 (26.09%) Windows
3 9 (6.52%) Solaris
4 6 (4.35%) UNIX
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.43%) E-Discovery
2 37 (26.81%) Penetration Testing
3 35 (25.36%) Information Security
4 29 (21.01%) Digital Forensics
5 21 (15.22%) SIEM
6 18 (13.04%) Cyber Security
7 16 (11.59%) Analytics
8 15 (10.87%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (9.42%) Incident Management
9 13 (9.42%) Data Analytics
10 12 (8.70%) Change Control
10 12 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (7.97%) Security Testing
12 10 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (6.52%) Time Management
13 9 (6.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (5.80%) Business Development
14 8 (5.80%) Software Engineering
15 7 (5.07%) MVC
15 7 (5.07%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.57%) C++
1 27 (19.57%) SQL
2 21 (15.22%) Java
3 19 (13.77%) C#
4 18 (13.04%) Python
5 13 (9.42%) C
5 13 (9.42%) R
6 12 (8.70%) Ruby
7 7 (5.07%) Assembly Language
8 6 (4.35%) Perl
9 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.45%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.45%) VB
10 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.45%) PHP
10 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (30.43%) Degree
2 33 (23.91%) Security Cleared
3 27 (19.57%) GIAC
4 20 (14.49%) CEH
5 16 (11.59%) GCIH
6 15 (10.87%) SC Cleared
7 14 (10.14%) CISSP
8 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
9 9 (6.52%) CISM
9 9 (6.52%) EnCE
10 6 (4.35%) GCFA
11 4 (2.90%) GCIA
12 3 (2.17%) PhD
12 3 (2.17%) CISA
13 2 (1.45%) OSCP
13 2 (1.45%) CGEIT
13 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.72%) MCP
14 1 (0.72%) MCSD
14 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Snort
2 10 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.59%) LexisNexis
3 11 (7.97%) Sourcefire
4 10 (7.25%) VMware
5 7 (5.07%) Lotus
6 4 (2.90%) Apple
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle
7 3 (2.17%) Sybase
8 1 (0.72%) JBoss
8 1 (0.72%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.72%) LogLogic
8 1 (0.72%) Tableau
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