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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 874 843 880
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +37
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 27 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.025% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.032% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 19
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,950 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +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
94499 85180 91147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.43% 77.75%
Number of salaries quoted 75420 69572 77387
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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 -24 26 £43,750 -20.45% 5
London -11 13 £40,000 -46.66% 3
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 -
Chester - 5 £60,000 -
North West - 5 £60,000 -
Surrey -6 3 £42,500 -
South East -29 3 £42,500 -22.72%
South West - 3 £28,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £28,000 -
West Midlands -12 2 £38,500 +13.23% 2
City of London - 2 £33,750 - 2
Guildford +10 1 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +9 1 £32,000 -5.88%
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Evesham - 1 £45,000 - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 32 (39.02%) Degree
2 28 (34.15%) Law
2 28 (34.15%) Computer Forensics
3 20 (24.39%) Finance
4 19 (23.17%) Information Security
5 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.73%) SQL
7 16 (19.51%) Cyber Security
8 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.29%) Reverse Engineering
9 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
10 13 (15.85%) Oracle
10 13 (15.85%) Windows
11 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 12 (14.63%) Firewall
11 12 (14.63%) Legal
11 12 (14.63%) E-Discovery
12 11 (13.41%) C
12 11 (13.41%) C++
12 11 (13.41%) .NET
12 11 (13.41%) Python
12 11 (13.41%) Network Security
13 10 (12.20%) C#
13 10 (12.20%) HTML
13 10 (12.20%) VB.NET
13 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio
13 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
13 10 (12.20%) Web Services
13 10 (12.20%) XML
13 10 (12.20%) XSLT

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (1.22%) IIS
1 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Firewall
2 11 (13.41%) Network Security
3 6 (7.32%) Internet
3 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.44%) DHCP
5 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 1 (1.22%) LAN
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.88%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (34.15%) Law
2 20 (24.39%) Finance
3 12 (14.63%) Legal
4 10 (12.20%) Military
5 6 (7.32%) Advertising
6 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.66%) Banking
8 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 17 (20.73%) Forensic Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Consultant
3 9 (10.98%) Security Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Forensic Investigator
6 5 (6.10%) Incident Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Security Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Mobile Forensics Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Incident Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.22%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
2 10 (12.20%) Web Services
2 10 (12.20%) XML
2 10 (12.20%) XSLT
2 10 (12.20%) WinForms
2 10 (12.20%) Ajax
2 10 (12.20%) .NET Framework
2 10 (12.20%) WCF
2 10 (12.20%) WPF
2 10 (12.20%) jQuery
2 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (12.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.44%) SCADA
4 2 (2.44%) Economics
5 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.22%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) Computer Forensics
2 19 (23.17%) Information Security
3 16 (19.51%) Cyber Security
4 15 (18.29%) Reverse Engineering
5 12 (14.63%) E-Discovery
6 10 (12.20%) Web Development
6 10 (12.20%) MVC
6 10 (12.20%) Scrum
7 9 (10.98%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.54%) SIEM
8 7 (8.54%) Analytics
9 6 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.10%) Data Privacy
10 5 (6.10%) Computer Security
11 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.88%) Security Architecture
12 3 (3.66%) Data Analytics
12 3 (3.66%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) C
2 11 (13.41%) C++
2 11 (13.41%) Python
3 10 (12.20%) C#
3 10 (12.20%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.10%) Ruby
4 5 (6.10%) Perl
5 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.44%) VBA
7 1 (1.22%) VB
7 1 (1.22%) Java
7 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) Degree
2 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.20%) EnCE
4 8 (9.76%) CISSP
5 7 (8.54%) GCIA
6 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) GCIH
7 4 (4.88%) CEH
7 4 (4.88%) GIAC
8 3 (3.66%) PhD
8 3 (3.66%) GSEC
9 1 (1.22%) MCP
9 1 (1.22%) MCSE
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CISM
9 1 (1.22%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.85%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Splunk
4 3 (3.66%) LexisNexis
4 3 (3.66%) Sybase
5 2 (2.44%) Apple
6 1 (1.22%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.22%) JBoss
6 1 (1.22%) Tableau
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