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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 904 884 901
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 44 101 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.090% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.10% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 30 57 68
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,700 £27,191
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £56,000 £75,900
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -8.23%

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
90489 96461 102042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.62% 85.98% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75205 77953 82278
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 27 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 1 May 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 -16 44 £55,000 +37.50% 3
London -10 19 £42,500 -0.58%
Yorkshire +18 6 - -
West Yorkshire +15 6 - -
Leeds +12 6 - -
South East 0 5 £75,000 +42.85% 2
South West -30 5 £65,000 +116.66%
Bristol -2 4 £65,000 +101.55%
West Midlands -19 4 £27,500 -42.10%
Warwickshire - 3 £27,500 -
Nuneaton - 3 £27,500 -
City of London +57 2 £40,000 -
North West +27 2 £77,500 +80.23%
Berkshire +18 2 £75,000 +42.85%
Hampshire -2 2 - - 2
Basingstoke -15 2 - - 2
Warrington - 2 £77,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £77,500 -
Hertfordshire +15 1 £60,000 - 1
East of England +11 1 £60,000 +172.10% 1
Stevenage -4 1 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire -9 1 £50,000 +66.66%
Thames Valley - 1 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 49 (46.23%) SIEM
2 46 (43.40%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (43.40%) CISSP
3 41 (38.68%) Management Information System
4 35 (33.02%) Windows
5 34 (32.08%) Security Cleared
6 32 (30.19%) Linux
7 31 (29.25%) Information Security
8 30 (28.30%) C++
8 30 (28.30%) EnCase
9 29 (27.36%) Security Operations
10 28 (26.42%) E-Discovery
11 27 (25.47%) Finance
12 26 (24.53%) Firewall
13 25 (23.58%) Unix
14 24 (22.64%) SC Cleared
15 23 (21.70%) Python
16 22 (20.75%) ArcSight
16 22 (20.75%) Cyberthreat
17 20 (18.87%) C#
17 20 (18.87%) FTK
18 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
18 18 (16.98%) CISM
18 18 (16.98%) Law
18 18 (16.98%) Intrusion Detection
19 17 (16.04%) Big Data
19 17 (16.04%) Data Mining
20 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
20 16 (15.09%) SQL
20 16 (15.09%) Intel Security

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 16 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2000
1 16 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 12 (11.32%) IBM Notes
2 12 (11.32%) SAS
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS Office
2 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.89%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.53%) Firewall
2 18 (16.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (13.21%) LAN
3 14 (13.21%) Network Security
3 14 (13.21%) WAN
4 12 (11.32%) Internet
5 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.72%) DNS
7 4 (3.77%) DHCP
7 4 (3.77%) NAS
7 4 (3.77%) SAN
7 4 (3.77%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) HTTP
9 2 (1.89%) CTI
9 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.89%) NNTP
9 2 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.89%) SSL
9 2 (1.89%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) Big Data
1 17 (16.04%) Data Mining
2 12 (11.32%) MS Access
3 1 (0.94%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.94%) QlikView
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (25.47%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Law
3 15 (14.15%) Military
4 4 (3.77%) Legal
5 3 (2.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (39.62%) Analyst
2 29 (27.36%) Security Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) Forensic Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) Forensic Investigator
6 10 (9.43%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
10 4 (3.77%) Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.83%) Computer Forensic Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Manager
11 3 (2.83%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Flash
2 2 (1.89%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 41 (38.68%) Management Information System
2 22 (20.75%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (14.15%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (13.21%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (7.55%) Cybercrime
6 7 (6.60%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.77%) SCADA
9 3 (2.83%) Statistics
9 3 (2.83%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.89%) PKI
10 2 (1.89%) Social Network
11 1 (0.94%) Clustering
11 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.02%) Windows
2 32 (30.19%) Linux
3 25 (23.58%) Unix
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.72%) Solaris
6 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.89%) AIX
8 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.23%) SIEM
2 46 (43.40%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (29.25%) Information Security
4 29 (27.36%) Security Operations
5 28 (26.42%) E-Discovery
6 15 (14.15%) Project Management
7 14 (13.21%) Analytics
7 14 (13.21%) Data Protection
7 14 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (11.32%) Data Analysis
8 12 (11.32%) Malware Analysis
9 11 (10.38%) Digital Forensics
9 11 (10.38%) Reverse Engineering
10 10 (9.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 9 (8.49%) Incident Management
11 9 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (7.55%) Data Analytics
12 8 (7.55%) ITIL
12 8 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (7.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) C++
2 23 (21.70%) Python
3 20 (18.87%) C#
4 16 (15.09%) SQL
5 12 (11.32%) Java
5 12 (11.32%) VB
5 12 (11.32%) VBScript
6 4 (3.77%) Perl
7 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.89%) C
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (43.40%) CISSP
2 34 (32.08%) Security Cleared
3 24 (22.64%) SC Cleared
4 18 (16.98%) CISM
5 15 (14.15%) SANS
6 14 (13.21%) Degree
7 13 (12.26%) GCIA
8 9 (8.49%) CEH
8 9 (8.49%) GCIH
9 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.60%) EnCE
10 6 (5.66%) CCNA
11 5 (4.72%) CCSA
11 5 (4.72%) GIAC
11 5 (4.72%) JNCIA
12 4 (3.77%) GCFA
12 4 (3.77%) SSCP
12 4 (3.77%) VCP4
12 4 (3.77%) VCP5
12 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.83%) JTAG
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.89%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.94%) GPG13
4 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (3.77%) UAG
2 4 (3.77%) vCloud
2 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.77%) vSphere
3 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (28.30%) EnCase
2 20 (18.87%) FTK
3 4 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.77%) SCCM
3 4 (3.77%) SCOM
4 3 (2.83%) QRadar
5 2 (1.89%) RSA Archer
5 2 (1.89%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.94%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.94%) Nessus
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.94%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) ArcSight
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.09%) Intel Security
4 12 (11.32%) Lotus
5 11 (10.38%) HP
5 11 (10.38%) Splunk
6 9 (8.49%) AlienVault
7 8 (7.55%) Intel
8 7 (6.60%) VMware
9 6 (5.66%) Nuix
10 5 (4.72%) Cellebrite
11 4 (3.77%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.77%) Dell
11 4 (3.77%) EMC
11 4 (3.77%) NetApp
11 4 (3.77%) Sophos
12 2 (1.89%) Apple
12 2 (1.89%) Citrix
12 2 (1.89%) Google
12 2 (1.89%) i2
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