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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 855 901 963
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +62
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 57 74 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.068% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.078% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 51 48 24
Median salary £55,000 £47,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% +13.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%

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
84067 95471 97586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.53% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69978 78940 78095
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%

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 30 September 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 12 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 30 September 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 +54 57 £55,000 +29.41% 8
London +67 47 £55,000 -12.00% 8
City of London +49 7 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South West +5 7 £65,000 +62.50%
Bristol +11 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £42,500 +21.42%
South East +32 2 £55,000 +61.76%
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £55,000 -
North West 0 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 53 (51.96%) Information Security
2 45 (44.12%) Management Information System
3 44 (43.14%) Security Operations
4 43 (42.16%) Malware Analysis
5 39 (38.24%) CISSP
6 38 (37.25%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (30.39%) Mentoring
8 29 (28.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 29 (28.43%) Python
8 29 (28.43%) Finance
9 28 (27.45%) Internet
9 28 (27.45%) Degree
10 27 (26.47%) Windows
10 27 (26.47%) Linux
10 27 (26.47%) Firewall
10 27 (26.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 27 (26.47%) SANS
11 26 (25.49%) Big Data
12 25 (24.51%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (22.55%) Banking
14 22 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (21.57%) Mac OS X
14 22 (21.57%) CCSP
14 22 (21.57%) E-Discovery
14 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
14 22 (21.57%) Analytics
14 22 (21.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 22 (21.57%) Actionable Insight
15 21 (20.59%) EnCase

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 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Office
2 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Relativity
2 2 (1.96%) Concordance
2 2 (1.96%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.45%) Internet
2 27 (26.47%) Firewall
3 8 (7.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) Big Data
2 4 (3.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.98%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 23 (22.55%) Banking
3 12 (11.76%) Legal
4 5 (4.90%) Games
4 5 (4.90%) Music Industry
5 3 (2.94%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Consultant
2 16 (15.69%) Security Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Security Specialist
4 10 (9.80%) Forensic Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Security Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Forensic Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Forensic Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Malware Specialist
8 6 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Forensic Investigator
9 5 (4.90%) Information Specialist
9 5 (4.90%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.90%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.92%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) HTML
1 5 (4.90%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 45 (44.12%) Management Information System
2 27 (26.47%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (20.59%) Mobile App
3 21 (20.59%) Online Banking
4 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.90%) CESG
6 5 (4.90%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.90%) PKI
6 5 (4.90%) Social Media
6 5 (4.90%) Social Network
7 4 (3.92%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.94%) SCADA
8 3 (2.94%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.96%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.96%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.96%) iPhone
9 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Linux
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 22 (21.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Information Security
2 44 (43.14%) Security Operations
3 43 (42.16%) Malware Analysis
4 38 (37.25%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (30.39%) Mentoring
6 29 (28.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 25 (24.51%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (21.57%) Actionable Insight
9 22 (21.57%) Analytics
9 22 (21.57%) E-Discovery
10 21 (20.59%) Big Data Analytics
10 21 (20.59%) Data Analytics
11 15 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (14.71%) Security Management
12 13 (12.75%) Information Assurance
13 12 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
13 12 (11.76%) SIEM
14 11 (10.78%) Computer Forensics
15 10 (9.80%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.43%) Python
2 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.86%) C++
3 7 (6.86%) Java
3 7 (6.86%) Perl
3 7 (6.86%) SQL
4 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (38.24%) CISSP
2 28 (27.45%) Degree
3 27 (26.47%) SANS
4 22 (21.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 22 (21.57%) CCSP
4 22 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (12.75%) CISM
5 13 (12.75%) GIAC
6 9 (8.82%) GCIH
7 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (5.88%) GCFA
9 5 (4.90%) CEH
10 3 (2.94%) CISA
10 3 (2.94%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.94%) GREM
10 3 (2.94%) MCP
10 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) HMG Infosec
1 5 (4.90%) JSP 440
1 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.90%) RMADS
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.98%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) EnCase
2 12 (11.76%) FTK
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (8.82%) Nuix
2 2 (1.96%) Cellebrite
2 2 (1.96%) Lotus
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: package + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + up to 20% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 17 days ago
South East London
Met Police
Salary: From £37,305 to £41,811 per annum plus £3,406 location allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
South East London
Met Police
Salary: From £29,990 to £35,699 per annum plus £3,406 location allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
South East London
Met Police
Salary: From £43,298 to £48,494 per annum plus £3,406 location allowance
Posted: 23 days ago