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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 848 870 858
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 42 49 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.042% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.050% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 35 45 26
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £89,000 £72,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -18.18%

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
92576 97321 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.60% 82.73% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 75605 78726 73203
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 26 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 7 July 2015. 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 +10 34 £47,500 +5.55% 5
South East +30 13 £55,000 +22.22%
London +22 13 £30,000 -22.58% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Hampshire +4 4 £32,250 -28.33%
South West -9 4 £47,500 +69.64%
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 -
Reading - 4 £57,500 -
Kidlington - 4 - -
Gloucestershire -10 3 £47,500 +69.64%
East of England +6 2 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £47,500 -
City of London +38 1 £27,500 -26.66% 2
North West +7 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Cheshire -9 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Derbyshire - 1 £37,500 -
Essex - 1 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £38,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
Brentwood - 1 £42,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Watford - 1 £38,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £33,000 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 24 (32.00%) Degree
2 23 (30.67%) Linux
3 22 (29.33%) Finance
3 22 (29.33%) Information Security
3 22 (29.33%) Computer Forensics
4 20 (26.67%) Windows
5 19 (25.33%) Malware Analysis
6 18 (24.00%) CISSP
7 17 (22.67%) E-Discovery
8 16 (21.33%) Firewall
9 14 (18.67%) Legal
9 14 (18.67%) Cyber Security
9 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
11 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 12 (16.00%) Law
11 12 (16.00%) Management Information System
11 12 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (16.00%) C
11 12 (16.00%) SQL
12 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.67%) Project Management
12 11 (14.67%) tcpdump
12 11 (14.67%) SIEM
13 10 (13.33%) Network Security
14 9 (12.00%) Computer Security
14 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (12.00%) Business Continuity

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (2.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) Firewall
2 12 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (14.67%) tcpdump
3 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (13.33%) Network Security
5 9 (12.00%) DNS
6 8 (10.67%) Wireshark
7 7 (9.33%) DHCP
8 6 (8.00%) HTTP
8 6 (8.00%) SMTP
9 5 (6.67%) Telnet
9 5 (6.67%) SSL
9 5 (6.67%) FTP
9 5 (6.67%) LDAP
10 3 (4.00%) Internet
10 3 (4.00%) NAS
11 2 (2.67%) TACACS
12 1 (1.33%) VPN
12 1 (1.33%) ATM
12 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Data Mining
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) GDB
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Legal
3 12 (16.00%) Law
4 5 (6.67%) Games
4 5 (6.67%) French Language
5 4 (5.33%) German Language
6 3 (4.00%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.67%) Advertising
8 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.33%) Banking
8 1 (1.33%) Retail
8 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Consultant
3 9 (12.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Administrator
5 7 (9.33%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.67%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Head of Security
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Head of Information Security
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
3 12 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.33%) Cybercrime
4 7 (9.33%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.33%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.33%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.67%) Economics
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
6 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Linux
2 20 (26.67%) Windows
3 9 (12.00%) UNIX
4 6 (8.00%) Android
4 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.33%) Debian
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) AIX
8 1 (1.33%) Solaris
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Information Security
1 22 (29.33%) Computer Forensics
2 19 (25.33%) Malware Analysis
3 17 (22.67%) E-Discovery
4 14 (18.67%) Cyber Security
5 12 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
6 11 (14.67%) Project Management
6 11 (14.67%) SIEM
7 9 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 9 (12.00%) Computer Security
7 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (10.67%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.00%) Security Architecture
10 6 (8.00%) Security Management
10 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.00%) Analytics
10 6 (8.00%) Business Continuity Management
11 5 (6.67%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) C
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) Perl
2 9 (12.00%) Python
3 7 (9.33%) C++
4 5 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.33%) PHP
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) VBScript
7 2 (2.67%) Java
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Degree
2 18 (24.00%) CISSP
3 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) EnCE
5 7 (9.33%) GCIH
6 6 (8.00%) CISM
6 6 (8.00%) GIAC
7 5 (6.67%) GCIA
7 5 (6.67%) Postgraduate
7 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.33%) CRISC
8 4 (5.33%) CISA
9 2 (2.67%) CEH
10 1 (1.33%) MCP
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) COBIT
2 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (5.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.33%) BS7799
2 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Snort
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.33%) WSUS
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Symbian
2 5 (6.67%) i2
2 5 (6.67%) Apple
2 5 (6.67%) IBM
3 4 (5.33%) Intel
4 3 (4.00%) Splunk
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) Veeam
6 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.33%) Symantec
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco
6 1 (1.33%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.33%) LogRhythm
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