The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 868 906 841
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -65
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 35 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.028% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.034% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 21
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £26,469 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £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%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in the UK

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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 +34 35 £37,500 +3.44% 9
London +10 12 £37,500 - 2
City of London +33 8 £42,500 +13.33%
South East +5 8 £45,000 +24.13% 2
South West - 7 £50,000 - 2
East of England +34 5 £22,050 -59.90%
Essex - 5 £22,050 -
Colchester - 5 £22,050 -
Hampshire +6 4 £32,000 +6.66%
Gloucestershire - 4 £50,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £52,500 - 1
Devon - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 - -
Surrey +12 2 £47,500 +11.76%
West Midlands -27 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £57,500 - 2
Reading - 2 £57,500 - 2
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Guildford +18 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Cheshire +3 1 £37,500 -41.17% 1
North West +1 1 £37,500 -41.17% 1
Warrington - 1 £37,500 - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 21 (37.50%) Linux
2 19 (33.93%) Information Security
2 19 (33.93%) Computer Science
3 18 (32.14%) E-Discovery
4 17 (30.36%) Cyber Security
4 17 (30.36%) Windows
5 16 (28.57%) CISSP
6 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
6 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
6 13 (23.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (23.21%) Degree
6 13 (23.21%) Finance
7 12 (21.43%) Legal
7 12 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
7 12 (21.43%) SQL
7 12 (21.43%) tcpdump
7 12 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
8 11 (19.64%) Malware Analysis
8 11 (19.64%) Law
9 10 (17.86%) Computer Security
9 10 (17.86%) Firewall
9 10 (17.86%) Project Management
9 10 (17.86%) SIEM
10 9 (16.07%) CISA
10 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
11 8 (14.29%) Wireshark
11 8 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (14.29%) Snort
11 8 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (14.29%) Python

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) IIS
1 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
1 13 (23.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (21.43%) tcpdump
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
4 8 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 6 (10.71%) DNS
6 5 (8.93%) HTTP
7 4 (7.14%) SSL
7 4 (7.14%) Internet
7 4 (7.14%) Telnet
7 4 (7.14%) LDAP
7 4 (7.14%) SMTP
7 4 (7.14%) DHCP
7 4 (7.14%) FTP
8 2 (3.57%) Wireless
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
8 2 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) MySQL
3 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) GDB
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Legal
3 11 (19.64%) Law
4 5 (8.93%) Games
5 3 (5.36%) Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Forensic Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Head of Security
4 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Head of Information Security
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Information Security Officer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Officer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) Lucene
2 2 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.50%) Digital Media
4 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.14%) Cryptography
5 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.57%) Open Source
7 2 (3.57%) SCADA
8 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.79%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Linux
2 17 (30.36%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) Android
3 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.93%) UNIX
5 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.14%) Debian
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Information Security
2 18 (32.14%) E-Discovery
3 17 (30.36%) Cyber Security
4 12 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
4 12 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
5 11 (19.64%) Malware Analysis
6 10 (17.86%) Project Management
6 10 (17.86%) SIEM
6 10 (17.86%) Computer Security
7 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
8 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.71%) Data Security
8 6 (10.71%) Security Management
8 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
8 6 (10.71%) Business Continuity Management
9 5 (8.93%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Python
3 7 (12.50%) Perl
4 6 (10.71%) C++
5 5 (8.93%) C
5 5 (8.93%) MATLAB
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.14%) PHP
7 3 (5.36%) C#
7 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) CISSP
2 13 (23.21%) Degree
3 9 (16.07%) CISA
4 7 (12.50%) CISM
4 7 (12.50%) GCIH
5 6 (10.71%) CRISC
6 4 (7.14%) GCIA
6 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) CEH
7 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) EnCE
8 2 (3.57%) GWAPT
8 2 (3.57%) GPEN
8 2 (3.57%) OSCP
8 2 (3.57%) OSCE
8 2 (3.57%) GIAC
9 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 8 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.71%) COBIT
2 6 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 6 (10.71%) BS7799
3 2 (3.57%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.57%) GPG13
3 2 (3.57%) FISMA
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Snort
2 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Symbian
1 5 (8.93%) IBM
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.93%) i2
1 5 (8.93%) Apple
1 5 (8.93%) Splunk
2 3 (5.36%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.36%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.57%) Intel
3 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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