The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 799 827 819
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 105 93 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.078% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.095% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 60 70 42
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £27,397 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £75,300 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £44,750 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-12.84% +8.48%

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
91992 98335 88405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.29% 81.99% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74417 79340 72665
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2015 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 5 May 2015. 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 historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 100 £40,000 -15.78% 10
London +22 50 £42,500 -24.44% 5
South West -3 25 £30,000 -42.85%
Gloucestershire -16 15 £30,000 -42.85%
South East +16 14 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Cheltenham +6 12 £30,000 -27.27%
Hampshire +4 12 £55,000 +29.41% 2
City of London +33 8 £40,000 -28.88%
Wiltshire - 7 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 7 - - 2
East of England - 5 £22,050 -
Scotland +21 4 £47,500 -8.11% 1
West Midlands -14 4 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Southampton -14 4 £55,000 +29.41%
Colchester - 4 £22,050 -
Glasgow - 4 £47,500 - 1
Essex - 4 £22,050 -
Bristol 0 3 £32,250 -
Berkshire -3 2 £52,500 -
Birmingham -10 2 £47,500 -39.10% 2
Telford - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £52,500 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
North West -10 1 £43,000 +7.50%
West Yorkshire - 1 £20,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £20,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £60,000 -
Swindon - 1 £57,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £43,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 55 (41.98%) Degree
2 48 (36.64%) Information Security
3 47 (35.88%) Cyber Security
4 40 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (30.53%) Legal
5 38 (29.01%) Management Information System
5 38 (29.01%) E-Discovery
6 33 (25.19%) Penetration Testing
7 32 (24.43%) SIEM
7 32 (24.43%) CISSP
8 31 (23.66%) Linux
9 30 (22.90%) Analytics
10 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
10 29 (22.14%) Finance
11 27 (20.61%) SQL
12 26 (19.85%) Windows
13 25 (19.08%) Information Management
14 24 (18.32%) Data Mining
14 24 (18.32%) Project Management
15 23 (17.56%) GIAC
15 23 (17.56%) Python
15 23 (17.56%) T-SQL
16 22 (16.79%) C#
16 22 (16.79%) TCP/IP
17 21 (16.03%) Risk Management
17 21 (16.03%) Computer Science
17 21 (16.03%) Malware Analysis
18 20 (15.27%) Internet
19 19 (14.50%) CISM
20 18 (13.74%) Ethical Hacking

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 16 (12.21%) SAS
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) Apache
2 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (12.21%) SPSS
2 5 (3.82%) Final Cut Pro
2 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.79%) TCP/IP
2 20 (15.27%) Internet
3 15 (11.45%) Firewall
4 14 (10.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.87%) Wireshark
5 9 (6.87%) tcpdump
6 8 (6.11%) DNS
7 7 (5.34%) Network Security
8 5 (3.82%) HTTP
9 4 (3.05%) LDAP
9 4 (3.05%) LAN
9 4 (3.05%) WAN
9 4 (3.05%) SMTP
9 4 (3.05%) DHCP
9 4 (3.05%) FTP
10 3 (2.29%) Wireless
11 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) Data Mining
2 16 (12.21%) Text Mining
3 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.11%) OLAP
3 8 (6.11%) QlikView
4 6 (4.58%) MySQL
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 40 (30.53%) Legal
2 29 (22.14%) Finance
3 16 (12.21%) Law
3 16 (12.21%) Marketing
4 11 (8.40%) Banking
5 8 (6.11%) Games
5 8 (6.11%) Military
6 4 (3.05%) Electronics
7 3 (2.29%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.76%) French Language
Job Titles
1 39 (29.77%) Analyst
2 20 (15.27%) Security Analyst
3 17 (12.98%) Developer
4 16 (12.21%) Software Developer
5 12 (9.16%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 10 (7.63%) Security Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Business Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Forensic Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Data Analytics Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Data Manager
8 7 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Information Manager
9 6 (4.58%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (3.82%) IT Security Analyst
11 4 (3.05%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) HTML
1 14 (10.69%) jQuery
1 14 (10.69%) HTML5
1 14 (10.69%) REST
2 6 (4.58%) Entity Framework
3 5 (3.82%) .NET
4 3 (2.29%) CSS
4 3 (2.29%) CSS3
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 40 (30.53%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (29.01%) Management Information System
3 21 (16.03%) Computer Science
4 16 (12.21%) Statistics
5 9 (6.87%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (6.11%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.34%) Data Extraction
7 7 (5.34%) Digital Media
8 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.66%) Linux
2 26 (19.85%) Windows
3 10 (7.63%) UNIX
4 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.82%) Android
5 4 (3.05%) Solaris
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.64%) Information Security
2 47 (35.88%) Cyber Security
3 38 (29.01%) E-Discovery
4 33 (25.19%) Penetration Testing
5 32 (24.43%) SIEM
6 30 (22.90%) Analytics
7 25 (19.08%) Information Management
8 24 (18.32%) Project Management
9 21 (16.03%) Risk Management
9 21 (16.03%) Malware Analysis
10 18 (13.74%) Ethical Hacking
11 17 (12.98%) Data Analytics
12 16 (12.21%) Data Cleansing
12 16 (12.21%) Reverse Engineering
12 16 (12.21%) Predictive Analytics
13 13 (9.92%) Mentoring
14 12 (9.16%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (9.16%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.16%) ERP
15 11 (8.40%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.61%) SQL
2 23 (17.56%) T-SQL
2 23 (17.56%) Python
3 22 (16.79%) C#
4 18 (13.74%) Ruby
5 17 (12.98%) C++
5 17 (12.98%) Java
6 16 (12.21%) PL/SQL
6 16 (12.21%) R
7 14 (10.69%) C
8 11 (8.40%) Perl
8 11 (8.40%) Assembly Language
9 5 (3.82%) MATLAB
10 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.53%) PHP
11 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (41.98%) Degree
2 32 (24.43%) CISSP
3 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.56%) GIAC
5 19 (14.50%) CISM
6 14 (10.69%) EnCE
6 14 (10.69%) CEH
7 13 (9.92%) SC Cleared
8 12 (9.16%) GCFA
9 11 (8.40%) GCIH
10 9 (6.87%) GPEN
11 8 (6.11%) DV Cleared
12 6 (4.58%) CHFI
13 5 (3.82%) SSCP
14 4 (3.05%) CISA
14 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (2.29%) CCIE
16 2 (1.53%) Security+ Certification
16 2 (1.53%) CRISC
16 2 (1.53%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.29%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) Snort
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (11.45%) Tableau
2 12 (9.16%) SAP
3 11 (8.40%) Oracle
3 11 (8.40%) Sourcefire
4 8 (6.11%) JD Edwards
4 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.11%) Splunk
5 6 (4.58%) Apple
6 5 (3.82%) i2
6 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 5 (3.82%) Symbian
7 4 (3.05%) Dell
7 4 (3.05%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.05%) VMware
7 4 (3.05%) Actimize
7 4 (3.05%) Norkom
7 4 (3.05%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.05%) Palantir
7 4 (3.05%) Trustwave
8 3 (2.29%) Citrix
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