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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 841 835 844
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 63 44 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.041% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.050% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 55 34 34
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £81,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £55,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -10.20%

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
93253 88183 90713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.97% 81.51% 78.92%
Number of salaries quoted 75196 72427 76352
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 12 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 21 October 2014. 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 +2 62 £45,000 -18.18% 6
London +17 46 £50,000 +25.00% 3
City of London +18 12 £46,250 -65.74% 1
South West -21 8 £33,750 -38.63% 2
Gloucestershire - 8 £33,750 - 2
Hampshire -8 6 £42,500 -46.87%
South East -15 6 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Southampton - 6 £42,500 -
Birmingham -15 2 £55,000 +52.77%
West Midlands -23 2 £55,000 +52.77%
Cheltenham - 1 £32,500 - 1
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 39 (31.97%) Information Security
2 38 (31.15%) Degree
2 38 (31.15%) E-Discovery
3 34 (27.87%) Windows
4 30 (24.59%) SQL
5 28 (22.95%) Linux
6 26 (21.31%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (20.49%) Law
8 24 (19.67%) Legal
9 22 (18.03%) GIAC
9 22 (18.03%) Computer Science
9 22 (18.03%) Digital Forensics
10 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
10 21 (17.21%) C++
10 21 (17.21%) TCP/IP
11 20 (16.39%) C#
12 19 (15.57%) Management Information System
13 18 (14.75%) Python
13 18 (14.75%) EDRMS
13 18 (14.75%) SIEM
13 18 (14.75%) Cyber Security
14 17 (13.93%) Finance
15 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
16 15 (12.30%) Internet
16 15 (12.30%) Java
16 15 (12.30%) Analytics
16 15 (12.30%) LexisNexis
17 13 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (10.66%) Data Analytics
17 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (10.66%) SAS
2 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.82%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) SPSS
2 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.21%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.30%) Internet
3 13 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (9.02%) Wireshark
4 11 (9.02%) Firewall
5 10 (8.20%) LAN
5 10 (8.20%) WAN
5 10 (8.20%) DNS
5 10 (8.20%) tcpdump
6 8 (6.56%) Network Security
7 7 (5.74%) SMTP
7 7 (5.74%) HTTP
7 7 (5.74%) LDAP
8 6 (4.92%) VPN
8 6 (4.92%) FTP
9 3 (2.46%) SSL
10 2 (1.64%) DHCP
11 1 (0.82%) Intranet
11 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) EDRMS
2 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (20.49%) Law
2 24 (19.67%) Legal
3 17 (13.93%) Finance
4 9 (7.38%) Aerospace
5 7 (5.74%) Military
6 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.10%) Marketing
8 4 (3.28%) Electronics
9 3 (2.46%) Arabic Language
10 2 (1.64%) Advertising
10 2 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.82%) German Language
11 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Analyst
2 18 (14.75%) Security Analyst
3 17 (13.93%) Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Forensic Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Graduate
5 11 (9.02%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Software Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Developer
7 7 (5.74%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Graduate Programmer
8 5 (4.10%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.10%) Programmer
9 4 (3.28%) Support Consultant
9 4 (3.28%) e-Discovery Specialist
9 4 (3.28%) Security Manager
10 3 (2.46%) Applications Support Consultant
10 3 (2.46%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) HTML
2 8 (6.56%) jQuery
2 8 (6.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 8 (6.56%) HTML5
3 7 (5.74%) REST
4 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.64%) XML
4 2 (1.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 19 (15.57%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Social Network
4 5 (4.10%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.46%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
6 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.64%) SCADA
7 1 (0.82%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.87%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Linux
3 8 (6.56%) Solaris
4 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.10%) UNIX
5 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) Information Security
2 38 (31.15%) E-Discovery
3 26 (21.31%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (18.03%) Digital Forensics
5 18 (14.75%) SIEM
5 18 (14.75%) Cyber Security
6 15 (12.30%) Analytics
7 13 (10.66%) Data Analytics
8 11 (9.02%) Incident Management
9 10 (8.20%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (8.20%) Computer Security
9 10 (8.20%) Change Control
10 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.38%) Security Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (6.56%) Information Assurance
11 8 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (5.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (5.74%) MVC
13 6 (4.92%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.59%) SQL
2 21 (17.21%) C++
3 20 (16.39%) C#
4 18 (14.75%) Python
5 15 (12.30%) Java
6 13 (10.66%) R
7 12 (9.84%) Ruby
8 8 (6.56%) Assembly Language
9 7 (5.74%) C
10 5 (4.10%) Perl
11 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.64%) PHP
12 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.64%) VB
12 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (31.15%) Degree
2 22 (18.03%) GIAC
3 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.66%) GCIH
5 12 (9.84%) CISSP
6 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.20%) CEH
7 10 (8.20%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.74%) CISA
9 6 (4.92%) GCFA
9 6 (4.92%) CISM
9 6 (4.92%) EnCE
10 5 (4.10%) GCIA
11 3 (2.46%) OSCP
12 2 (1.64%) PhD
12 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.82%) MCTS
13 1 (0.82%) GPEN
13 1 (0.82%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Snort
2 8 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) LexisNexis
3 9 (7.38%) Sourcefire
4 7 (5.74%) Lotus
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
5 4 (3.28%) Apple
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle
6 2 (1.64%) Sybase
7 1 (0.82%) Tableau
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
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