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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 879 948 967
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +19
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 61 39 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.040% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 38
Median salary £67,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+58.82% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £22,050 £27,191
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £61,250 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +35.71%

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
90249 96307 103353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.63% 85.97% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75115 77827 83349
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 2 May 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 24 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 2 May 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 +29 61 £67,500 +58.82% 7
London +37 38 £70,000 +115.38% 1
City of London +50 8 £70,000 +64.70%
South East +21 7 £70,000 +55.55% 3
South West -3 6 £51,250 +7.89% 1
Surrey -4 6 £70,000 +47.36% 2
Guildford +3 5 £70,000 +47.36% 2
West Midlands -12 4 £27,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £27,500 -
Bristol - 4 £51,250 -
North West +22 3 £69,250 +6.53%
Nuneaton - 3 £27,500 -
Gloucestershire +7 2 - - 1
Cheltenham -5 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £49,000 -
Manchester - 2 £69,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £49,000 -
Cheshire +26 1 - -
Warrington +16 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £49,000 -
Camberley - 1 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £35,000 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 70 (48.61%) Information Security
2 48 (33.33%) Legal
3 43 (29.86%) Law
3 43 (29.86%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (25.69%) Degree
5 31 (21.53%) CISSP
5 31 (21.53%) E-Discovery
5 31 (21.53%) Case Management
6 25 (17.36%) Windows
7 24 (16.67%) Python
7 24 (16.67%) Finance
7 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 24 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 23 (15.97%) CISM
8 23 (15.97%) EnCase
9 22 (15.28%) GCIH
9 22 (15.28%) JavaScript
9 22 (15.28%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (14.58%) GIAC
11 20 (13.89%) Project Management
11 20 (13.89%) Analytics
12 19 (13.19%) Mathematics
12 19 (13.19%) Workflow
12 19 (13.19%) Data Management
12 19 (13.19%) Relativity
13 18 (12.50%) Linux
13 18 (12.50%) Computer Science
14 17 (11.81%) Java
14 17 (11.81%) Perl
14 17 (11.81%) Ethical Hacking

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 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) Network Security
2 14 (9.72%) Internet
3 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.94%) Firewall
5 9 (6.25%) Wireshark
6 8 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.17%) tcpdump
8 5 (3.47%) DNS
9 4 (2.78%) HTTP
9 4 (2.78%) SSL
10 2 (1.39%) VPN
11 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (33.33%) Legal
2 43 (29.86%) Law
3 24 (16.67%) Finance
4 9 (6.25%) Military
5 8 (5.56%) Banking
6 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (25.69%) Consultant
2 34 (23.61%) Analyst
3 27 (18.75%) Forensic Consultant
4 20 (13.89%) Forensic Analyst
5 19 (13.19%) E-Discovery Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Digital Analyst
7 10 (6.94%) Network Specialist
8 9 (6.25%) Network Operations Specialist
9 8 (5.56%) IT Security Specialist
9 8 (5.56%) Security Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.56%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.86%) Principal Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Security Officer
11 6 (4.17%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Forensic Investigator
11 6 (4.17%) Principal Security Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) WSH
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
2 5 (3.47%) Ajax
2 5 (3.47%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.47%) jQuery
3 4 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Mathematics
2 18 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
4 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.72%) Cyber Attack
5 11 (7.64%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (7.64%) SCADA
6 10 (6.94%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (6.25%) Cybercrime
7 9 (6.25%) Physics
8 7 (4.86%) Data Conversion
9 6 (4.17%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.39%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.69%) BYOD
11 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.36%) Windows
2 18 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.47%) Android
4 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.08%) Unix
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.61%) Information Security
2 43 (29.86%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (21.53%) Case Management
3 31 (21.53%) E-Discovery
4 24 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 22 (15.28%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (13.89%) Analytics
6 20 (13.89%) Project Management
7 19 (13.19%) Data Management
7 19 (13.19%) Workflow
8 17 (11.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 16 (11.11%) SIEM
10 15 (10.42%) Incident Management
10 15 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 15 (10.42%) Risk Management
11 13 (9.03%) Malware Analysis
12 12 (8.33%) Security Operations
13 11 (7.64%) Computer Forensics
13 11 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.67%) Python
2 22 (15.28%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.81%) Java
3 17 (11.81%) Perl
4 12 (8.33%) C++
5 9 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 9 (6.25%) C
5 9 (6.25%) C#
6 8 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.56%) Ruby
7 7 (4.86%) SQL
8 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.78%) PHP
9 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (25.69%) Degree
2 31 (21.53%) CISSP
3 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 23 (15.97%) CISM
5 22 (15.28%) GCIH
6 21 (14.58%) GIAC
7 13 (9.03%) CEH
7 13 (9.03%) GREM
8 12 (8.33%) EnCE
9 11 (7.64%) CREST Certified
9 11 (7.64%) MCP
10 10 (6.94%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.86%) CHFI
11 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
12 6 (4.17%) PCI QSA
13 5 (3.47%) CISA
13 5 (3.47%) SANS
13 5 (3.47%) SSCP
14 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (2.78%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.56%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.47%) PA-DSS
5 3 (2.08%) JTAG
6 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (15.97%) EnCase
2 16 (11.11%) FTK
3 1 (0.69%) QRadar
3 1 (0.69%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (4.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.17%) NetWitness
3 4 (2.78%) i2
3 4 (2.78%) Splunk
4 3 (2.08%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.08%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.08%) Nuix
4 3 (2.08%) VMware
5 2 (1.39%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.69%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.69%) Qualys
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