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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 844 919 967
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +48
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 70 63 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.057% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.066% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 62 50 27
Median salary £60,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+34.83% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £77,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -2.85%

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
85989 96019 100080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.50% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71918 78944 79934
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 £30,991
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £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 25 August 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 13 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 25 August 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 +52 68 £60,000 +50.00% 4
London +101 57 £58,750 +17.50% 2
City of London +70 8 £45,000 +63.63% 1
South West +9 7 £65,000 +57.57% 1
Bristol +12 6 £65,000 +52.94%
South East +9 4 £42,250 +24.26% 1
Berkshire +13 2 £55,000 -4.34%
Reading +9 2 £55,000 -4.34%
Kidlington -3 1 £29,500 -
Hampshire -3 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -5 1 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Oxfordshire -21 1 £29,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 59 (52.68%) Information Security
2 43 (38.39%) Malware Analysis
3 42 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 41 (36.61%) CISSP
5 40 (35.71%) Security Operations
6 37 (33.04%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (31.25%) Finance
8 34 (30.36%) Windows
9 33 (29.46%) Degree
10 32 (28.57%) Linux
11 31 (27.68%) Mentoring
12 30 (26.79%) Firewall
13 29 (25.89%) Python
14 27 (24.11%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (24.11%) Security Operations Centre
15 25 (22.32%) SANS
15 25 (22.32%) Internet
16 24 (21.43%) Banking
17 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
17 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
17 23 (20.54%) EnCase
18 22 (19.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 22 (19.64%) Big Data
18 22 (19.64%) Analytics
18 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (18.75%) Mac OS X
19 21 (18.75%) CCSP
19 21 (18.75%) Mobile App
19 21 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics

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 (1.79%) IBM Notes
1 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Relativity
2 2 (1.79%) Concordance
2 2 (1.79%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.79%) Firewall
2 25 (22.32%) Internet
3 12 (10.71%) Network Security
4 2 (1.79%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.89%) HTTP
5 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) Big Data
2 4 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 24 (21.43%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Legal
4 8 (7.14%) Law
5 4 (3.57%) Military
6 2 (1.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Consultant
3 16 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Forensic Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Security Operations Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.25%) Forensic Investigator
8 6 (5.36%) Forensic Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Forensic Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Malware Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (3.57%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) Flash
2 2 (1.79%) HTML
2 2 (1.79%) WSH
3 1 (0.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 27 (24.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 21 (18.75%) Online Banking
4 13 (11.61%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.04%) Mathematics
6 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (7.14%) SCADA
7 7 (6.25%) Cryptography
8 6 (5.36%) Cybercrime
9 5 (4.46%) CESG
9 5 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (4.46%) PKI
10 4 (3.57%) Data Conversion
10 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
11 3 (2.68%) Smartphone
12 2 (1.79%) Physics
13 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.36%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Linux
3 21 (18.75%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (52.68%) Information Security
2 43 (38.39%) Malware Analysis
3 42 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (35.71%) Security Operations
5 37 (33.04%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (27.68%) Mentoring
7 27 (24.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (19.64%) Analytics
9 21 (18.75%) Actionable Insight
9 21 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics
9 21 (18.75%) Data Analytics
9 21 (18.75%) E-Discovery
10 14 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
11 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (11.61%) Security Management
12 11 (9.82%) Information Assurance
12 11 (9.82%) SIEM
13 10 (8.93%) Protective Monitoring
14 9 (8.04%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) Python
2 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) Perl
4 9 (8.04%) Java
5 8 (7.14%) C++
6 6 (5.36%) VB
7 5 (4.46%) SQL
8 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.79%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.79%) C
9 2 (1.79%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (36.61%) CISSP
2 33 (29.46%) Degree
3 25 (22.32%) SANS
4 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (19.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 21 (18.75%) CCSP
7 16 (14.29%) GIAC
8 15 (13.39%) CISM
8 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
9 14 (12.50%) GCIH
10 8 (7.14%) CEH
10 8 (7.14%) CREST Certified
10 8 (7.14%) GREM
10 8 (7.14%) MCP
11 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
12 6 (5.36%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (4.46%) EnCE
14 4 (3.57%) CISA
14 4 (3.57%) GCFA
15 3 (2.68%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.46%) HMG Infosec
3 5 (4.46%) JSP 440
3 5 (4.46%) RMADS
4 3 (2.68%) JTAG
5 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.89%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 1 (0.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) EnCase
2 16 (14.29%) FTK
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Nuix
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.57%) Cellebrite
4 2 (1.79%) Lotus
5 1 (0.89%) i2
5 1 (0.89%) IBM
5 1 (0.89%) VMware
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