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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 867 918 945
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +27
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 64 47 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.049% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 54 37 40
Median salary £60,000 £46,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £27,500 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £82,750 £88,500 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+36.84% +5.55%

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
86090 96214 98460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.82% 87.25% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 71883 78657 79409
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,036
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 24 July 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 15 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 24 July 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 +72 62 £60,000 +50.00% 9
London +73 48 £60,000 +56.86% 8
City of London +69 7 £45,000 +63.63% 5
South West +24 6 £65,000 +44.44%
North West +27 5 £51,500 +10.75%
Bristol +19 5 £65,000 +52.94%
Manchester +1 5 £51,500 +10.75%
South East +26 2 £29,500 -30.99%
Gloucestershire +1 1 - -
Kidlington -2 1 £29,500 -
Hampshire -7 1 - -
Basingstoke -17 1 - -
Oxfordshire -25 1 £29,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 65 (50.39%) Information Security
2 55 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (34.11%) CISSP
4 41 (31.78%) Degree
5 40 (31.01%) Malware Analysis
6 39 (30.23%) Penetration Testing
7 38 (29.46%) Management Information System
7 38 (29.46%) Finance
7 38 (29.46%) Windows
7 38 (29.46%) Security Operations
8 35 (27.13%) Linux
8 35 (27.13%) Python
9 31 (24.03%) Firewall
9 31 (24.03%) Mentoring
10 28 (21.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 28 (21.71%) Internet
11 27 (20.93%) PowerShell
12 26 (20.16%) Security Operations Centre
13 25 (19.38%) Banking
13 25 (19.38%) EnCase
14 24 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (18.60%) SANS
14 24 (18.60%) Analytics
15 23 (17.83%) Mac OS X
16 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (17.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 22 (17.05%) E-Discovery
17 21 (16.28%) Online Banking
17 21 (16.28%) Mobile App
17 21 (16.28%) Big Data

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 (1.55%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Relativity
2 2 (1.55%) Concordance
2 2 (1.55%) Ringtail
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.03%) Firewall
2 28 (21.71%) Internet
3 14 (10.85%) Network Security
4 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.10%) HTTP
5 4 (3.10%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.33%) DNS
6 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.33%) SSL
7 2 (1.55%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) Big Data
2 4 (3.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 25 (19.38%) Banking
3 17 (13.18%) Legal
4 15 (11.63%) Law
5 4 (3.10%) Military
6 2 (1.55%) Advertising
6 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Analyst
2 22 (17.05%) Consultant
3 17 (13.18%) Forensic Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Forensic Consultant
6 9 (6.98%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Security Specialist
8 7 (5.43%) Forensic Investigator
8 7 (5.43%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) CISSP Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) Ethical Hacker
9 5 (3.88%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Security Manager
9 5 (3.88%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) E-Discovery Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) Forensic Manager
10 4 (3.10%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) WSH
2 3 (2.33%) Flash
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.46%) Management Information System
2 26 (20.16%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (16.28%) Mobile App
3 21 (16.28%) Online Banking
4 17 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (12.40%) Computer Science
6 12 (9.30%) Mathematics
7 11 (8.53%) Cyber Attack
7 11 (8.53%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (8.53%) SCADA
8 9 (6.98%) Cybercrime
9 7 (5.43%) Cryptography
9 7 (5.43%) Data Conversion
10 6 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (3.88%) PKI
12 4 (3.10%) CESG
13 3 (2.33%) Smart Meter
14 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
14 2 (1.55%) Physics
15 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.46%) Windows
2 35 (27.13%) Linux
3 23 (17.83%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.39%) Information Security
2 55 (42.64%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (31.01%) Malware Analysis
4 39 (30.23%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (29.46%) Security Operations
6 31 (24.03%) Mentoring
7 28 (21.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 24 (18.60%) Analytics
9 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (17.05%) E-Discovery
10 21 (16.28%) Actionable Insight
10 21 (16.28%) Big Data Analytics
10 21 (16.28%) Data Analytics
11 15 (11.63%) Computer Forensics
11 15 (11.63%) Reverse Engineering
12 13 (10.08%) SIEM
13 12 (9.30%) Case Management
13 12 (9.30%) Information Assurance
14 11 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (8.53%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) Python
2 27 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 14 (10.85%) Perl
4 12 (9.30%) Java
5 11 (8.53%) C++
6 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.65%) VB
7 5 (3.88%) Ruby
8 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.10%) SQL
9 3 (2.33%) PHP
10 2 (1.55%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.55%) C
11 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (34.11%) CISSP
2 41 (31.78%) Degree
3 24 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (18.60%) SANS
4 22 (17.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 21 (16.28%) CCSP
6 19 (14.73%) GCIH
7 18 (13.95%) GIAC
7 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
8 17 (13.18%) CISM
9 11 (8.53%) CEH
9 11 (8.53%) CREST Certified
9 11 (8.53%) GREM
9 11 (8.53%) MCP
10 10 (7.75%) DV Cleared
10 10 (7.75%) EnCE
11 5 (3.88%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (3.10%) CISA
13 3 (2.33%) HNC
13 3 (2.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.10%) HMG Infosec
3 4 (3.10%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.10%) RMADS
4 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.33%) JTAG
5 1 (0.78%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Snort
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (19.38%) EnCase
2 16 (12.40%) FTK
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) Nuix
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.10%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.33%) VMware
5 2 (1.55%) i2
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) Lotus
5 2 (1.55%) NetWitness
6 1 (0.78%) Qualys
6 1 (0.78%) Splunk
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