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

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 872 864 923
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +59
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 61 95 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.086% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.099% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 54 73 42
Median salary £57,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £80,350 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +33.08%

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
86119 96327 99378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.81% 87.21% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 71888 78728 80195
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 23 July 2016 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 22 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 July 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
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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 +27 59 £55,000 +37.50% 11
London +39 34 £57,500 +43.75% 6
South East +34 20 £40,000 -39.39% 3
Hampshire +8 7 £76,250 +69.44% 2
City of London +68 4 £78,750 +96.87% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 4 £40,000 -46.12% 1
Milton Keynes +26 4 £40,000 -46.12% 1
Berkshire +10 4 £27,000 -59.24%
Surrey - 4 £40,000 -
Reading - 4 £27,000 -
North West +21 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
Epsom - 2 £20,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £65,000 -
Kidlington -2 1 £29,500 -
West Midlands -6 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Oxfordshire -19 1 £29,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £67,500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 46 (44.66%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (35.92%) Information Security
3 34 (33.01%) Degree
4 31 (30.10%) CISSP
4 31 (30.10%) Security Operations
5 30 (29.13%) SIEM
6 29 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
7 28 (27.18%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (22.33%) Management Information System
9 22 (21.36%) Malware Analysis
10 20 (19.42%) EnCase
11 19 (18.45%) Security Operations Centre
11 19 (18.45%) Firewall
11 19 (18.45%) CEH
12 18 (17.48%) Cybercrime
12 18 (17.48%) Finance
13 16 (15.53%) Analytics
13 16 (15.53%) E-Discovery
13 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
14 15 (14.56%) Digital Forensics
14 15 (14.56%) Risk Management
14 15 (14.56%) GCIA
14 15 (14.56%) GCIH
14 15 (14.56%) C#
15 14 (13.59%) Windows
15 14 (13.59%) Python
15 14 (13.59%) CISM
15 14 (13.59%) ArcSight
15 14 (13.59%) Network 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 6 (5.83%) IIS
2 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Relativity
2 3 (2.91%) Ringtail
3 2 (1.94%) Concordance
4 1 (0.97%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) Firewall
2 14 (13.59%) Network Security
3 13 (12.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.85%) Internet
5 4 (3.88%) DNS
5 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) Wireless
6 3 (2.91%) DHCP
6 3 (2.91%) LAN
6 3 (2.91%) NAS
6 3 (2.91%) SAN
6 3 (2.91%) WAN
7 2 (1.94%) CTI
8 1 (0.97%) HTTP
8 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.97%) LDAP
8 1 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.97%) SSL
8 1 (0.97%) VPN
8 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) Big Data
2 7 (6.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.97%) QlikView
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) GoogleTest
1 4 (3.88%) NUnit
General
1 18 (17.48%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Legal
3 10 (9.71%) Law
4 8 (7.77%) Aerospace
4 8 (7.77%) Military
5 7 (6.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.91%) Publishing
6 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.94%) Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.97%) Back Office
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) Consultant
2 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Security Consultant
4 10 (9.71%) Team Leader
5 9 (8.74%) Security Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 7 (6.80%) Forensic Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Graduate
6 7 (6.80%) Security Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) SOC Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) E-Discovery Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) SOC Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Tester
9 4 (3.88%) C# Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Penetration Tester
9 4 (3.88%) Programmer
9 4 (3.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.88%) CSS
1 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
1 4 (3.88%) HTML
1 4 (3.88%) NHibernate
2 3 (2.91%) Flash
3 2 (1.94%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (22.33%) Management Information System
3 19 (18.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 18 (17.48%) Cybercrime
5 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.77%) SCADA
7 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (5.83%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (3.88%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.91%) Statistics
10 2 (1.94%) Data Conversion
10 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.94%) Social Media
10 2 (1.94%) Social Network
11 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Windows
2 7 (6.80%) Linux
2 7 (6.80%) Unix
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (44.66%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (35.92%) Information Security
3 31 (30.10%) Security Operations
4 30 (29.13%) SIEM
5 29 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (21.36%) Malware Analysis
7 16 (15.53%) Analytics
7 16 (15.53%) E-Discovery
8 15 (14.56%) Digital Forensics
8 15 (14.56%) Risk Management
9 13 (12.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
10 12 (11.65%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (10.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 9 (8.74%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (7.77%) Data Analysis
13 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 7 (6.80%) Data Analytics
14 7 (6.80%) Ethical Hacking
14 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) C#
2 14 (13.59%) Python
3 13 (12.62%) C++
4 4 (3.88%) Java
4 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.88%) SQL
5 3 (2.91%) Perl
5 3 (2.91%) VB
6 2 (1.94%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Degree
2 31 (30.10%) CISSP
3 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
4 19 (18.45%) CEH
5 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
6 15 (14.56%) GCIA
6 15 (14.56%) GCIH
7 14 (13.59%) CISM
8 13 (12.62%) CREST Certified
9 9 (8.74%) CISA
10 8 (7.77%) SANS
11 6 (5.83%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (5.83%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (5.83%) GCFE
11 6 (5.83%) IISP
11 6 (5.83%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (3.88%) CCNA
12 4 (3.88%) CCSA
12 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.88%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (4.85%) RMADS
3 3 (2.91%) JTAG
4 2 (1.94%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (2.91%) UAG
1 3 (2.91%) vCloud
1 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.91%) vSphere
2 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (19.42%) EnCase
2 10 (9.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (7.77%) FTK
4 3 (2.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.91%) SCCM
4 3 (2.91%) SCOM
5 2 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) ArcSight
2 9 (8.74%) HP
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Intel Security
4 4 (3.88%) Nuix
4 4 (3.88%) Splunk
4 4 (3.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.91%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.91%) AlienVault
5 3 (2.91%) Cellebrite
5 3 (2.91%) Dell
5 3 (2.91%) EMC
5 3 (2.91%) Intel
5 3 (2.91%) NetApp
5 3 (2.91%) Sophos
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco
6 2 (1.94%) Google
6 2 (1.94%) i2
6 2 (1.94%) Lotus
6 2 (1.94%) Twitter
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