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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 874 873 874
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 23 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.019% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 7
Average salary £70,000 £47,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £53,500 £81,500
UK excluding London average salary £73,750 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+96.66% -28.57%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 14 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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 23 £70,000 +48.14% 8
London +28 11 £61,250 +17.78% 4
Nottingham - 5 £77,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £77,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £77,500 -
South East +12 3 £70,000 +27.27% 2
East of England -18 2 £48,000 +12.94% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £70,000 - 1
Essex - 2 £48,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (45.83%) Degree
2 18 (37.50%) Cyber Security
3 17 (35.42%) Information Security
3 17 (35.42%) Computer Forensics
4 16 (33.33%) CISSP
5 14 (29.17%) Reverse Engineering
5 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 11 (22.92%) Linux
7 11 (22.92%) Firewall
7 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
8 10 (20.83%) CISA
8 10 (20.83%) E-Discovery
9 9 (18.75%) Computer Security
9 9 (18.75%) Law
10 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (16.67%) Security Architecture
11 7 (14.58%) SIEM
11 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.50%) CISM
12 6 (12.50%) GIAC
12 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 6 (12.50%) GCIH
12 6 (12.50%) CEH
12 6 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (12.50%) Finance
13 5 (10.42%) Cryptography
13 5 (10.42%) Mathematics

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Office
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) Internet
5 3 (6.25%) Network Security
6 2 (4.17%) Wireless
7 1 (2.08%) DHCP
7 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) EDRMS
General
1 9 (18.75%) Law
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Security Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Security Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Support Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (6.25%) Security Officer
5 3 (6.25%) Forensic Investigator
5 3 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Trainee Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.17%) Lucene
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
3 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.42%) Cryptography
4 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.17%) Open Source
7 1 (2.08%) Social Media
7 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Mac OS
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Cyber Security
2 17 (35.42%) Information Security
2 17 (35.42%) Computer Forensics
3 14 (29.17%) Reverse Engineering
4 10 (20.83%) E-Discovery
5 9 (18.75%) Computer Security
6 8 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 7 (14.58%) SIEM
8 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (8.33%) Network Architecture
9 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity Management
9 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.33%) Data Security
9 4 (8.33%) Security Management
10 3 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) VBA
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Degree
2 16 (33.33%) CISSP
3 10 (20.83%) CISA
4 6 (12.50%) CISM
4 6 (12.50%) GIAC
4 6 (12.50%) GCIH
4 6 (12.50%) CEH
5 5 (10.42%) OSCP
6 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.33%) CRISC
7 3 (6.25%) EnCE
7 3 (6.25%) GCIA
7 3 (6.25%) GSEC
8 2 (4.17%) GWAPT
8 2 (4.17%) GPEN
8 2 (4.17%) OSCE
9 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
9 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.33%) COBIT
2 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (8.33%) BS7799
3 2 (4.17%) HIPAA
3 2 (4.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Apple
2 2 (4.17%) Sourcefire
2 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
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