The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 823 814 841
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 96 60 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.054% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.068% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 70 43 59
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,497 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97295 87643 96229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.35% 78.82% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78124 71880 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 17 April 2014 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 30 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +5 90 £42,500 - 7
London -24 36 £57,500 +21.05% 5
South East -8 24 £39,000 +7.58% 1
South West +19 20 £52,500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 19 £52,500 -
Hampshire -8 16 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Southampton +9 13 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Cheltenham - 11 £40,000 -
West Midlands -11 7 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London -12 7 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £32,250 -
Berkshire +3 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £51,698 -
Surrey - 3 £39,000 -
Scotland - 3 £51,698 -
Basingstoke +6 2 - -
Birmingham -10 2 £57,750 +28.33%
Hounslow - 2 £27,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £32,250 -
North West -3 1 £40,000 -
Bristol -4 1 - - 1
East of England -22 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £29,000 -
Crawley - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (41.73%) Linux
2 51 (40.16%) Penetration Testing
3 45 (35.43%) Windows
4 44 (34.65%) Degree
5 39 (30.71%) Information Security
6 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
7 30 (23.62%) Computer Science
8 29 (22.83%) Finance
9 28 (22.05%) GIAC
9 28 (22.05%) Management Information System
9 28 (22.05%) SIEM
10 25 (19.69%) Firewall
10 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
11 24 (18.90%) CISSP
11 24 (18.90%) CEH
12 23 (18.11%) Java
13 22 (17.32%) C++
13 22 (17.32%) VMware
14 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
14 21 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (15.75%) E-Discovery
15 20 (15.75%) GCIH
16 19 (14.96%) TCP/IP
16 19 (14.96%) Wireshark
16 19 (14.96%) PKI
17 18 (14.17%) Internet
17 18 (14.17%) C
18 17 (13.39%) Python
19 15 (11.81%) LDAP
19 15 (11.81%) DNS

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.36%) GroupWise
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.69%) Firewall
2 19 (14.96%) TCP/IP
2 19 (14.96%) Wireshark
3 18 (14.17%) Internet
4 15 (11.81%) DNS
4 15 (11.81%) LDAP
5 14 (11.02%) Network Security
6 13 (10.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (10.24%) LAN
6 13 (10.24%) WAN
6 13 (10.24%) HTTP
7 11 (8.66%) SMTP
7 11 (8.66%) tcpdump
8 10 (7.87%) SSL
8 10 (7.87%) FTP
9 8 (6.30%) SAN
9 8 (6.30%) NAS
10 4 (3.15%) IPsec
10 4 (3.15%) TACACS
10 4 (3.15%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) EDRMS
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.79%) Text Mining
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (22.83%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Law
3 11 (8.66%) Legal
4 7 (5.51%) Advertising
4 7 (5.51%) Military
4 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.72%) Electronics
6 4 (3.15%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.15%) Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 41 (32.28%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Security Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) Consultant
4 12 (9.45%) Forensic Analyst
5 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Security Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Security Operations Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Information Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Graduate
9 5 (3.94%) Tester
9 5 (3.94%) Penetration Tester
9 5 (3.94%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) IT Security Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Ethical Hacker
10 4 (3.15%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.24%) HTML
2 5 (3.94%) jQuery
2 5 (3.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (3.15%) HTML5
3 4 (3.15%) LAMP
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) JSP
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.62%) Computer Science
2 28 (22.05%) Management Information System
3 19 (14.96%) PKI
4 8 (6.30%) Social Media
5 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.36%) Firmware
7 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.79%) CESG
8 1 (0.79%) PDA
8 1 (0.79%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) Statistics
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.73%) Linux
2 45 (35.43%) Windows
3 12 (9.45%) UNIX
4 10 (7.87%) Solaris
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.16%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (30.71%) Information Security
3 28 (22.05%) SIEM
4 20 (15.75%) E-Discovery
5 15 (11.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (11.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (11.02%) Digital Forensics
7 12 (9.45%) Time Management
7 12 (9.45%) Incident Management
8 11 (8.66%) Change Control
8 11 (8.66%) Analytics
9 9 (7.09%) Reverse Engineering
9 9 (7.09%) Computer Security
9 9 (7.09%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (6.30%) Business Development
10 8 (6.30%) Security Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Cyber Security
11 7 (5.51%) Data Protection
11 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
12 6 (4.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) Java
2 22 (17.32%) C++
3 18 (14.17%) C
4 17 (13.39%) Python
5 14 (11.02%) Ruby
6 12 (9.45%) SQL
7 11 (8.66%) Perl
8 9 (7.09%) PHP
8 9 (7.09%) C#
9 4 (3.15%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.57%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (34.65%) Degree
2 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
3 28 (22.05%) GIAC
4 24 (18.90%) CISSP
4 24 (18.90%) CEH
5 20 (15.75%) GCIH
6 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
7 13 (10.24%) GCFA
8 11 (8.66%) CISM
9 8 (6.30%) GCIA
10 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.72%) EnCE
11 4 (3.15%) CGEIT
11 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.36%) CISA
12 3 (2.36%) MCSE
13 2 (1.57%) CCNA
13 2 (1.57%) MCTS
13 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) PCI DSS
2 9 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.02%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.45%) Snort
4 6 (4.72%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) VMware
3 11 (8.66%) Sourcefire
4 6 (4.72%) Cisco
5 5 (3.94%) F5
6 4 (3.15%) Sun
6 4 (3.15%) Juniper
7 2 (1.57%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.57%) Twitter
8 1 (0.79%) LogLogic
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase
8 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.79%) Symantec
8 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.79%) Qualys
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Connectus
Salary: £47000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Commission and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Templeton & Partners
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Servoca
Salary: From £27,421.18 to £27,421.18 per annum Additional Benefits Package in
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Servoca Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago