The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 880 854 868
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 25 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.022% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 24
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-49.09% +4.76%

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
93494 86460 92834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.95% 81.20% 79.04%
Number of salaries quoted 74681 71102 78432
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 September 2014 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 24 £40,000 -27.27% 2
London - 17 £42,500 - 2
City of London - 4 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £28,000 -
South West - 3 £28,000 -
South East -18 2 £42,500 -22.72%
West Midlands -20 2 £24,750 -27.20%
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £32,000 -5.88%
Staffordshire - 1 £17,500 -
South Croydon - 1 £60,000 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Forensics.

1 36 (45.00%) Degree
2 29 (36.25%) Computer Forensics
3 26 (32.50%) Law
4 20 (25.00%) Finance
4 20 (25.00%) Information Security
4 20 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 17 (21.25%) Reverse Engineering
6 16 (20.00%) Legal
7 15 (18.75%) E-Discovery
7 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.50%) Firewall
8 14 (17.50%) SQL
8 14 (17.50%) Windows
9 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.25%) Network Security
10 12 (15.00%) EnCE
10 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 11 (13.75%) Python
12 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
13 9 (11.25%) Incident Management
13 9 (11.25%) Oracle
13 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
14 8 (10.00%) CISSP
14 8 (10.00%) Internet
14 8 (10.00%) Linux
14 8 (10.00%) .NET
15 7 (8.75%) C
15 7 (8.75%) C++

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) Firewall
2 13 (16.25%) Network Security
3 8 (10.00%) Internet
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.75%) DHCP
6 3 (3.75%) DNS
7 1 (1.25%) LAN
7 1 (1.25%) VoIP
7 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.25%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (32.50%) Law
2 20 (25.00%) Finance
3 16 (20.00%) Legal
4 7 (8.75%) Advertising
5 6 (7.50%) Military
6 5 (6.25%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.75%) Banking
7 3 (3.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Consultant
4 9 (11.25%) Security Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Forensic Investigator
6 5 (6.25%) Incident Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Incident Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Programmer
10 1 (1.25%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) XML
2 6 (7.50%) XSLT
2 6 (7.50%) WinForms
2 6 (7.50%) Ajax
2 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
2 6 (7.50%) WCF
2 6 (7.50%) WPF
2 6 (7.50%) jQuery
2 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (7.50%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.50%) SCADA
5 2 (2.50%) Economics
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Computer Forensics
2 20 (25.00%) Information Security
2 20 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 17 (21.25%) Reverse Engineering
4 15 (18.75%) E-Discovery
5 9 (11.25%) Incident Management
6 7 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.75%) SIEM
6 7 (8.75%) Analytics
7 6 (7.50%) Web Development
7 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) MVC
7 6 (7.50%) Scrum
8 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.25%) Computer Security
8 5 (6.25%) Data Privacy
9 4 (5.00%) Security Architecture
9 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.00%) Business Development
9 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) Python
3 7 (8.75%) C
3 7 (8.75%) C++
4 6 (7.50%) C#
4 6 (7.50%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
5 5 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) Degree
2 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) EnCE
4 8 (10.00%) CISSP
5 7 (8.75%) GCIA
6 6 (7.50%) CEH
6 6 (7.50%) GIAC
7 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) GCIH
9 3 (3.75%) GSEC
9 3 (3.75%) PhD
10 2 (2.50%) OSCP
11 1 (1.25%) CGEIT
11 1 (1.25%) MCP
11 1 (1.25%) MCSE
11 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Apple
3 4 (5.00%) Splunk
4 3 (3.75%) LexisNexis
4 3 (3.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau
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