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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Forensics
UK
Rank 798 877 925
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +48
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 53 65 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.064% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.073% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 23
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +56.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £120,000 £50,400
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £60,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +49.06%

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
74604 89126 91423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.31% 86.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61307 73847 74567
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 28 February 2017 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 18 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 28 February 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 +75 52 £60,000 -7.69% 6
London +52 40 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South West +20 7 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Bristol +3 7 £62,500 +4.16% 2
West Midlands +31 2 £49,759 -9.52%
East of England +30 2 £53,750 -
Birmingham +11 2 £49,759 -9.52%
City of London +11 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +10 1 £42,500 -
North East - 1 £29,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £29,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £30,000 -
Belfast - 1 £30,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £29,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 54 (54.00%) Information Security
2 48 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (41.00%) Degree
4 40 (40.00%) Firewall
4 40 (40.00%) E-Discovery
4 40 (40.00%) Network Security
5 39 (39.00%) Linux
6 37 (37.00%) Windows
7 36 (36.00%) CISSP
8 34 (34.00%) Forensic Analysis
9 31 (31.00%) CSIRT
9 31 (31.00%) Legal
10 30 (30.00%) SIEM
11 29 (29.00%) TCP/IP
12 28 (28.00%) Threat Detection
13 27 (27.00%) EnCase
13 27 (27.00%) CISM
14 26 (26.00%) SQL
14 26 (26.00%) Security Operations
15 24 (24.00%) GCIH
15 24 (24.00%) Unix
15 24 (24.00%) Computer Security
16 23 (23.00%) Security Operations Centre
16 23 (23.00%) Intrusion Detection
17 22 (22.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 21 (21.00%) FTK
19 20 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 20 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
19 20 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
19 20 (20.00%) GIAC

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 14 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.00%) Apache
2 5 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Relativity
2 2 (2.00%) Concordance
2 2 (2.00%) Ringtail
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (40.00%) Firewall
1 40 (40.00%) Network Security
2 29 (29.00%) TCP/IP
3 23 (23.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (11.00%) DNS
5 10 (10.00%) NetScreen
6 7 (7.00%) DHCP
7 4 (4.00%) HTTP
7 4 (4.00%) Wireless
8 3 (3.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.00%) VPN
9 2 (2.00%) Internet
9 2 (2.00%) LDAP
9 2 (2.00%) snoop
9 2 (2.00%) SSL
9 2 (2.00%) tcpdump
9 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.00%) FTP
10 1 (1.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Big Data
2 5 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.00%) MS Access
4 3 (3.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) QlikView
5 1 (1.00%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.00%) Text Mining
General
1 31 (31.00%) Legal
2 4 (4.00%) Law
3 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) German Language
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Analyst
1 25 (25.00%) Consultant
2 24 (24.00%) Forensic Consultant
3 21 (21.00%) Security Analyst
4 18 (18.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 16 (16.00%) Security Engineer
6 15 (15.00%) Senior Consultant
7 11 (11.00%) Computer Forensics Consultant
8 10 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (9.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 9 (9.00%) Security Manager
9 9 (9.00%) SOC Engineer
10 8 (8.00%) Architect
11 7 (7.00%) Operational Security Manager
11 7 (7.00%) Operations Manager
11 7 (7.00%) Security Operations Manager
11 7 (7.00%) SOC Manager
11 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (6.00%) Junior
12 6 (6.00%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
1 15 (15.00%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.00%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Linux
2 37 (37.00%) Windows
3 24 (24.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Information Security
2 48 (48.00%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (40.00%) E-Discovery
4 34 (34.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 30 (30.00%) SIEM
6 28 (28.00%) Threat Detection
7 26 (26.00%) Security Operations
8 24 (24.00%) Computer Security
9 20 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
9 20 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 20 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (18.00%) Network Design
11 17 (17.00%) Cyber Intelligence
11 17 (17.00%) Digital Forensics
12 16 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
12 16 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (14.00%) Analytics
14 13 (13.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 11 (11.00%) ITIL
15 11 (11.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) SQL
2 19 (19.00%) Python
3 15 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 15 (15.00%) Ruby
4 9 (9.00%) Perl
5 7 (7.00%) C++
5 7 (7.00%) Java
6 3 (3.00%) VB
7 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.00%) Lua
8 1 (1.00%) R
8 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (41.00%) Degree
2 36 (36.00%) CISSP
3 27 (27.00%) CISM
4 24 (24.00%) GCIH
5 20 (20.00%) GIAC
6 18 (18.00%) CNA
6 18 (18.00%) GCIA
6 18 (18.00%) Network+ Certification
6 18 (18.00%) Novell Certification
6 18 (18.00%) SANS
7 15 (15.00%) CEH
8 10 (10.00%) CREST Certified
9 5 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (5.00%) CGEIT
9 5 (5.00%) CISA
9 5 (5.00%) OSCP
9 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.00%) EnCE
11 1 (1.00%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.00%) GPG13
3 2 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.00%) ISO27002
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) Snort
2 5 (5.00%) HDFS
3 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (31.00%) CSIRT
2 27 (27.00%) EnCase
3 21 (21.00%) FTK
4 20 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (15.00%) QRadar
6 14 (14.00%) Kibana
6 14 (14.00%) logstash
7 10 (10.00%) RSA enVision
8 5 (5.00%) Fluentd
9 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (2.00%) WSUS
10 1 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Sun
2 17 (17.00%) Sourcefire
3 16 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 15 (15.00%) AlienVault
4 15 (15.00%) ArcSight
4 15 (15.00%) FireEye
4 15 (15.00%) Fortinet
4 15 (15.00%) LogRhythm
4 15 (15.00%) Sophos
4 15 (15.00%) Splunk
4 15 (15.00%) TippingPoint
5 14 (14.00%) Cisco
6 12 (12.00%) Intel Security
7 11 (11.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.00%) Juniper
9 7 (7.00%) Nuix
10 3 (3.00%) Lotus
11 2 (2.00%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.00%) Symantec
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