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

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 846 896 910
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +14
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 44 67 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.062% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.070% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 60
Median salary £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £23,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,950 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £44,750 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+34.07% +23.44%

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
82940 95208 97348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.52% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69058 78708 77913
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £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 1 October 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +37 44 £57,500 +43.75% 7
London +69 26 £53,750 +34.37% 5
South East +61 8 £50,000 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £60,000 - 1
City of London +49 5 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Berkshire +34 3 £27,000 -65.71%
Reading +29 3 £27,000 -65.71%
Hampshire +14 3 £85,000 +87.84% 1
Bristol -3 3 £50,000 -58.76%
South West -26 3 £50,000 +60.00%
North West 0 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £70,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (50.54%) Degree
2 39 (41.94%) Information Security
3 38 (40.86%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (37.63%) Security Operations
5 32 (34.41%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (33.33%) CISSP
7 26 (27.96%) Cyberthreat
7 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
8 23 (24.73%) Security Operations Centre
9 22 (23.66%) Malware Analysis
9 22 (23.66%) SIEM
10 21 (22.58%) Management Information System
11 18 (19.35%) GCIA
11 18 (19.35%) CEH
11 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 18 (19.35%) Network Security
11 18 (19.35%) EnCase
12 17 (18.28%) Finance
13 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
13 16 (17.20%) GCIH
13 16 (17.20%) CISM
14 15 (16.13%) CISA
14 15 (16.13%) C#
14 15 (16.13%) Python
14 15 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (16.13%) E-Discovery
14 15 (16.13%) Cybercrime
14 15 (16.13%) Analytics
14 15 (16.13%) CREST Certified

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 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.15%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) SPSS
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Relativity
2 3 (3.23%) Ringtail
3 2 (2.15%) Concordance
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.35%) Network Security
2 15 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (15.05%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) Internet
4 4 (4.30%) Wireless
5 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 2 (2.15%) HTTP
5 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.15%) LAN
5 2 (2.15%) LDAP
5 2 (2.15%) NetScreen
5 2 (2.15%) snoop
5 2 (2.15%) SSL
5 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.15%) tcpdump
5 2 (2.15%) VPN
5 2 (2.15%) WAN
5 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Big Data
1 4 (4.30%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.23%) QlikView
3 2 (2.15%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) GoogleTest
1 4 (4.30%) NUnit
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Legal
3 10 (10.75%) Aerospace
3 10 (10.75%) Law
4 9 (9.68%) Military
5 6 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.23%) Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.15%) Back Office
7 2 (2.15%) Music Industry
8 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Consultant
2 15 (16.13%) Security Consultant
3 12 (12.90%) Analyst
4 10 (10.75%) Security Manager
5 9 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 8 (8.60%) Graduate
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Forensic Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) SOC Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.45%) Compliance Officer
8 6 (6.45%) Computer Forensics Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Risk Officer
9 5 (5.38%) E-Discovery Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Tester
10 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 4 (4.30%) Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Graduate Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
1 4 (4.30%) CSS
1 4 (4.30%) Entity Framework
1 4 (4.30%) HTML
1 4 (4.30%) NHibernate
2 2 (2.15%) ELK Stack
2 2 (2.15%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (24.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (22.58%) Management Information System
4 15 (16.13%) Cybercrime
5 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
7 5 (5.38%) SCADA
8 3 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (2.15%) Data Conversion
9 2 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (2.15%) Social Media
10 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
10 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 10 (10.75%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.94%) Information Security
2 38 (40.86%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (37.63%) Security Operations
4 32 (34.41%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (23.66%) Malware Analysis
5 22 (23.66%) SIEM
6 16 (17.20%) Risk Management
7 15 (16.13%) Analytics
7 15 (16.13%) E-Discovery
8 14 (15.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (12.90%) Computer Security
9 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.75%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.68%) Digital Forensics
11 9 (9.68%) Reverse Engineering
12 8 (8.60%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 8 (8.60%) ITIL
12 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (7.53%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) C#
1 15 (16.13%) Python
2 13 (13.98%) C++
3 5 (5.38%) SQL
4 4 (4.30%) Java
4 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.23%) Perl
5 3 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.15%) C
6 2 (2.15%) R
6 2 (2.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (50.54%) Degree
2 31 (33.33%) CISSP
3 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
4 18 (19.35%) CEH
4 18 (19.35%) GCIA
4 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 16 (17.20%) CISM
5 16 (17.20%) GCIH
6 15 (16.13%) CISA
6 15 (16.13%) CREST Certified
7 12 (12.90%) SANS
8 6 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (6.45%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (6.45%) CGEIT
8 6 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (6.45%) GCFE
8 6 (6.45%) IISP
8 6 (6.45%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (4.30%) GSEC
10 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (5.38%) RMADS
3 2 (2.15%) GPG13
3 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Snort
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (19.35%) EnCase
2 9 (9.68%) FTK
2 9 (9.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (4.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.23%) QRadar
5 2 (2.15%) Kibana
5 2 (2.15%) logstash
5 2 (2.15%) RSA enVision
5 2 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.15%) WSUS
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (1.08%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) ArcSight
2 7 (7.53%) Intel Security
2 7 (7.53%) Splunk
3 5 (5.38%) AlienVault
3 5 (5.38%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.23%) HP
5 3 (3.23%) LogRhythm
5 3 (3.23%) Nuix
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) SAP
5 3 (3.23%) Tableau
6 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.15%) FireEye
6 2 (2.15%) Intel
6 2 (2.15%) Juniper
6 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.15%) Symantec
6 2 (2.15%) TippingPoint
6 2 (2.15%) Twitter
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