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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Forensics
UK
Rank 795 839 921
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +82
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 56 79 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.080% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.091% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 46 54 14
Median salary £55,000 £62,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +27.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £42,700 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +14.58%

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
74290 86752 90655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.71% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61217 72076 74747
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 20 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 23 January 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 +55 56 £55,000 -12.00% 5
London +47 26 £65,000 -10.34% 3
South West +22 15 £70,000 -
South East +75 12 £38,750 -1.27% 2
Bristol - 10 £70,000 -
Maidenhead - 9 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire - 9 £37,500 - 1
Avon - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £55,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +15 1 £55,000 -21.42% 1
West Midlands -12 1 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -28 1 - -
Manchester -30 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 55 (47.83%) Information Security
2 43 (37.39%) E-Discovery
3 39 (33.91%) Management Information System
4 38 (33.04%) SIEM
5 35 (30.43%) Linux
6 34 (29.57%) Degree
7 33 (28.70%) Risk Management
8 31 (26.96%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (25.22%) Active Directory
10 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
10 28 (24.35%) SQL
11 25 (21.74%) Java
11 25 (21.74%) CISSP
11 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
11 25 (21.74%) Security Operations
12 24 (20.87%) Data Loss Prevention
12 24 (20.87%) Protective Monitoring
12 24 (20.87%) Data Protection
13 23 (20.00%) Information Assurance
14 21 (18.26%) PCI DSS
14 21 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 20 (17.39%) LDAP
15 20 (17.39%) Windows
15 20 (17.39%) XML
15 20 (17.39%) Data Security
15 20 (17.39%) BeanShell
15 20 (17.39%) SailPoint
15 20 (17.39%) Regulatory Compliance
15 20 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
15 20 (17.39%) 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 9 (7.83%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.74%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Relativity
2 2 (1.74%) Concordance
2 2 (1.74%) Ringtail
3 1 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) LDAP
2 7 (6.09%) Firewall
2 7 (6.09%) Internet
2 7 (6.09%) Network Security
3 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) Big Data
2 9 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.87%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (13.91%) Retail
2 14 (12.17%) Games
3 11 (9.57%) Aerospace
3 11 (9.57%) Legal
4 9 (7.83%) German Language
5 8 (6.96%) Finance
6 6 (5.22%) French Language
7 5 (4.35%) Music Industry
8 2 (1.74%) Banking
8 2 (1.74%) Law
9 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) Analyst
1 36 (31.30%) Consultant
2 33 (28.70%) Security Analyst
3 18 (15.65%) Forensic Consultant
4 17 (14.78%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (13.91%) Data Analyst
5 16 (13.91%) Senior Security Analyst
6 12 (10.43%) Security Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (7.83%) Security Consultant
9 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (6.09%) Forensic Manager
11 6 (5.22%) Computer Forensics Consultant
11 6 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Junior
11 6 (5.22%) Principal Consultant
11 6 (5.22%) Security Support Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Developer
12 5 (4.35%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) SailPoint
1 20 (17.39%) XML
2 9 (7.83%) ZeroMQ
3 5 (4.35%) HTML
3 5 (4.35%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.91%) Management Information System
2 15 (13.04%) CESG
3 14 (12.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.57%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (4.35%) Social Media
7 5 (4.35%) Social Network
8 4 (3.48%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.74%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.74%) iPhone
9 2 (1.74%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.87%) iPad
10 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.43%) Linux
2 20 (17.39%) Windows
3 10 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.83%) CentOS
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.35%) Unix
7 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.83%) Information Security
2 43 (37.39%) E-Discovery
3 38 (33.04%) SIEM
4 33 (28.70%) Risk Management
5 31 (26.96%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (21.74%) Security Operations
7 24 (20.87%) Data Loss Prevention
7 24 (20.87%) Data Protection
7 24 (20.87%) Protective Monitoring
8 23 (20.00%) Information Assurance
9 20 (17.39%) Data Security
9 20 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
9 20 (17.39%) Regulatory Compliance
10 19 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (15.65%) Security Management
12 17 (14.78%) Computer Forensics
13 15 (13.04%) Business Continuity
13 15 (13.04%) Malware Analysis
14 13 (11.30%) Analytics
14 13 (11.30%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) SQL
2 25 (21.74%) Java
3 20 (17.39%) BeanShell
4 9 (7.83%) C
4 9 (7.83%) Python
5 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.35%) C++
6 5 (4.35%) Perl
7 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (29.57%) Degree
2 25 (21.74%) CISSP
3 17 (14.78%) CEH
4 15 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
4 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.43%) GCIA
6 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.83%) CISM
7 9 (7.83%) SANS
8 5 (4.35%) GCFA
8 5 (4.35%) GIAC
9 4 (3.48%) GCIH
10 3 (2.61%) CHFI
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.61%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (1.74%) CCSP
11 2 (1.74%) CISA
12 1 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (18.26%) PCI DSS
2 12 (10.43%) JSP 440
3 10 (8.70%) RMADS
4 8 (6.96%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 29 (25.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (17.39%) EnCase
2 15 (13.04%) FTK
3 5 (4.35%) CSIRT
4 4 (3.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (2.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) Nuix
3 10 (8.70%) CA Agile Central
4 9 (7.83%) Apple
4 9 (7.83%) Google
5 2 (1.74%) Lotus
6 1 (0.87%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco
6 1 (0.87%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.87%) Splunk
6 1 (0.87%) Tableau
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
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