The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Forensics
UK
Rank 799 861 928
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +67
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 63 91 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.089% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.10% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 46 67 18
Median salary £40,000 £56,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £55,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +33.33%

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
74514 90394 91285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.27% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 61291 75075 74756
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 £31,250
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%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +46 63 £40,000 -28.88% 6
London +46 29 £65,000 +4.00% 3
South East +91 20 £38,750 -42.59% 2
Berkshire - 11 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 11 £37,500 -
South West +24 7 £27,000 -
Surrey +57 5 £55,000 -21.42%
Hampshire +21 4 £33,500 -33.00% 2
Avon - 4 - -
Farnborough - 3 £33,500 - 2
East of England - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £27,000 -
Essex - 3 - -
West Midlands +9 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Manchester -29 2 - - 1
North West -41 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 - - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £35,000 -
City of London +19 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Southwark - 1 £27,500 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 57 (43.85%) Information Security
2 49 (37.69%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (33.08%) SIEM
4 41 (31.54%) E-Discovery
4 41 (31.54%) Linux
5 39 (30.00%) SQL
6 37 (28.46%) Java
7 35 (26.92%) Management Information System
7 35 (26.92%) Risk Management
8 34 (26.15%) Active Directory
8 34 (26.15%) Degree
9 31 (23.85%) CISSP
10 29 (22.31%) CEH
11 28 (21.54%) Microsoft
12 26 (20.00%) Windows
13 25 (19.23%) Data Loss Prevention
13 25 (19.23%) MS Excel
14 24 (18.46%) GCIA
15 23 (17.69%) Security Operations
16 22 (16.92%) Malware Analysis
16 22 (16.92%) EnCase
16 22 (16.92%) Protective Monitoring
16 22 (16.92%) Data Protection
16 22 (16.92%) Information Assurance
17 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
17 21 (16.15%) Identity Access Management
17 21 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 21 (16.15%) Firewall
18 20 (15.38%) Data Security
18 20 (15.38%) LDAP

Digital 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 11 (8.46%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Relativity
2 2 (1.54%) Concordance
2 2 (1.54%) Ringtail
3 1 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.15%) Firewall
2 20 (15.38%) LDAP
3 7 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (5.38%) Network Security
4 6 (4.62%) Internet
5 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.77%) DNS
6 1 (0.77%) HTTP
6 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) Big Data
2 11 (8.46%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.54%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (12.31%) Retail
2 15 (11.54%) Games
3 12 (9.23%) Legal
4 11 (8.46%) Aerospace
5 10 (7.69%) Military
6 9 (6.92%) Finance
7 8 (6.15%) German Language
8 6 (4.62%) French Language
9 4 (3.08%) Music Industry
10 3 (2.31%) Law
11 2 (1.54%) Banking
12 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.77%) Marketing
12 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (34.62%) Consultant
2 41 (31.54%) Analyst
3 36 (27.69%) Security Analyst
4 26 (20.00%) Forensic Consultant
5 20 (15.38%) Security Consultant
6 17 (13.08%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (12.31%) Data Analyst
7 16 (12.31%) Senior Security Analyst
8 14 (10.77%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 13 (10.00%) Security Engineer
10 11 (8.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (8.46%) Senior Consultant
11 10 (7.69%) Graduate
11 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
12 8 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 8 (6.15%) Security Support Engineer
13 6 (4.62%) Computer Forensics Consultant
13 6 (4.62%) Forensic Manager
13 6 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (4.62%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) SailPoint
1 20 (15.38%) XML
2 14 (10.77%) HTML
3 11 (8.46%) ZeroMQ
4 4 (3.08%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.31%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.77%) CESG
5 13 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.62%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (3.85%) Cybercrime
9 4 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (3.08%) Social Media
9 4 (3.08%) Social Network
10 3 (2.31%) CCTV
10 3 (2.31%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.31%) iPhone
11 2 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.54%) Linux
2 26 (20.00%) Windows
3 12 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.46%) CentOS
5 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.15%) Unix
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.85%) Information Security
2 49 (37.69%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (33.08%) SIEM
4 41 (31.54%) E-Discovery
5 35 (26.92%) Risk Management
6 25 (19.23%) Data Loss Prevention
7 23 (17.69%) Security Operations
8 22 (16.92%) Data Protection
8 22 (16.92%) Information Assurance
8 22 (16.92%) Malware Analysis
8 22 (16.92%) Protective Monitoring
9 21 (16.15%) Identity Access Management
10 20 (15.38%) Data Security
10 20 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
11 17 (13.08%) Analytics
11 17 (13.08%) Computer Forensics
12 16 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (11.54%) Security Management
14 14 (10.77%) Business Continuity
14 14 (10.77%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.00%) SQL
2 37 (28.46%) Java
3 20 (15.38%) BeanShell
4 16 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.23%) C
6 10 (7.69%) C#
7 9 (6.92%) Python
8 7 (5.38%) C++
8 7 (5.38%) Perl
9 5 (3.85%) VB
10 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (26.15%) Degree
2 31 (23.85%) CISSP
3 29 (22.31%) CEH
4 24 (18.46%) GCIA
5 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
6 15 (11.54%) GCIH
7 14 (10.77%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
8 12 (9.23%) SANS
9 10 (7.69%) CISM
10 9 (6.92%) CHFI
11 8 (6.15%) GCFA
12 7 (5.38%) GIAC
13 5 (3.85%) CISA
13 5 (3.85%) CREST Certified
13 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.85%) GAWN
13 5 (3.85%) GPEN
14 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (2.31%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.46%) JSP 440
4 9 (6.92%) RMADS
5 7 (5.38%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 34 (26.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (16.92%) EnCase
2 16 (12.31%) FTK
3 5 (3.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (2.31%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 28 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.23%) Nuix
3 11 (8.46%) Apple
3 11 (8.46%) Google
4 10 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco
6 3 (2.31%) Intel
6 3 (2.31%) Lotus
7 2 (1.54%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.54%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.54%) Splunk
8 1 (0.77%) Tableau
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Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
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