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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 867 932 958
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +26
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 42 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.031% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.035% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 49
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £65,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,500 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +13.09%

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
87589 93360 100944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 73004 75835 82109
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 22 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 28 May 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 +34 42 £55,000 +15.78% 6
London +45 21 £70,000 +115.38% 3
South West +12 7 £51,250 +7.89% 1
North West +24 6 £51,500 -20.76% 1
City of London +51 5 £65,000 +52.94%
Manchester - 5 £51,500 -
West Midlands -13 4 £27,500 -
Bristol - 4 £51,250 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 3 - -
Nuneaton - 3 £27,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £27,500 -
South East +12 2 £71,000 +49.47% 1
Surrey +2 2 £71,000 +49.47% 1
Guildford -2 2 £71,000 +49.47% 1
Cheltenham -7 2 - -
Cheshire +25 1 - - 1
Warrington +10 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £49,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £49,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £49,000 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 64 (49.23%) Information Security
2 41 (31.54%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (28.46%) Legal
4 35 (26.92%) Law
5 31 (23.85%) Degree
6 29 (22.31%) CISSP
7 26 (20.00%) CISM
8 24 (18.46%) Finance
8 24 (18.46%) Windows
8 24 (18.46%) E-Discovery
9 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
9 23 (17.69%) Reverse Engineering
9 23 (17.69%) GCIH
9 23 (17.69%) EnCase
10 22 (16.92%) Case Management
10 22 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
10 22 (16.92%) GIAC
11 20 (15.38%) SIEM
12 19 (14.62%) Python
13 18 (13.85%) Linux
14 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
14 17 (13.08%) Risk Management
15 16 (12.31%) FTK
16 15 (11.54%) Firewall
16 15 (11.54%) Mentoring
16 15 (11.54%) Mathematics
16 15 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 14 (10.77%) Incident Management
17 14 (10.77%) Network Security
17 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) Firewall
2 14 (10.77%) Network Security
3 12 (9.23%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.69%) Internet
5 9 (6.92%) Wireshark
6 8 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.62%) tcpdump
8 5 (3.85%) DNS
9 4 (3.08%) HTTP
9 4 (3.08%) SSL
10 2 (1.54%) VPN
11 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) Big Data
2 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.08%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (28.46%) Legal
2 35 (26.92%) Law
3 24 (18.46%) Finance
4 9 (6.92%) Military
5 8 (6.15%) Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (27.69%) Analyst
2 29 (22.31%) Consultant
3 20 (15.38%) Forensic Analyst
4 19 (14.62%) Forensic Consultant
5 11 (8.46%) Digital Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) E-Discovery Consultant
6 10 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 9 (6.92%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.15%) IT Security Specialist
8 8 (6.15%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.38%) Principal Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Cyberthreat Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Forensic Investigator
10 6 (4.62%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.62%) Principal Security Consultant
11 5 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Ethical Hacker
11 5 (3.85%) Network Operations Specialist
11 5 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) WSH
2 5 (3.85%) .NET
2 5 (3.85%) Ajax
2 5 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.85%) jQuery
3 4 (3.08%) HTML
4 3 (2.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.77%) Cyber Attack
3 13 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 13 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (8.46%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (8.46%) SCADA
5 10 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (6.92%) Cybercrime
7 7 (5.38%) Cryptography
7 7 (5.38%) Data Conversion
8 6 (4.62%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.85%) Physics
9 5 (3.85%) PKI
10 1 (0.77%) BYOD
10 1 (0.77%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 18 (13.85%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.85%) Android
4 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Unix
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.23%) Information Security
2 41 (31.54%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (18.46%) E-Discovery
4 23 (17.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 22 (16.92%) Case Management
5 22 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (15.38%) SIEM
7 17 (13.08%) Risk Management
8 15 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 14 (10.77%) Incident Management
10 13 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 13 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
11 12 (9.23%) Analytics
11 12 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (9.23%) Security Operations
12 11 (8.46%) Computer Forensics
12 11 (8.46%) Data Management
12 11 (8.46%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (8.46%) Project Management
12 11 (8.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) Python
2 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.00%) Perl
4 12 (9.23%) Java
5 9 (6.92%) C#
6 8 (6.15%) C++
6 8 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.38%) Ruby
7 7 (5.38%) SQL
8 5 (3.85%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.85%) C
9 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.31%) PHP
11 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (23.85%) Degree
2 29 (22.31%) CISSP
3 26 (20.00%) CISM
4 23 (17.69%) GCIH
4 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
5 22 (16.92%) GIAC
6 13 (10.00%) CEH
6 13 (10.00%) GREM
7 12 (9.23%) EnCE
8 11 (8.46%) CREST Certified
8 11 (8.46%) MCP
9 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.38%) CHFI
10 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (4.62%) PCI QSA
12 5 (3.85%) SANS
13 4 (3.08%) CISA
13 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (3.08%) GCFA
14 3 (2.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.15%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.85%) PA-DSS
5 3 (2.31%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Snort
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (17.69%) EnCase
2 16 (12.31%) FTK
3 1 (0.77%) QRadar
3 1 (0.77%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.62%) NetWitness
3 4 (3.08%) i2
3 4 (3.08%) Splunk
4 3 (2.31%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.31%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.31%) Nuix
4 3 (2.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.54%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.77%) Google
6 1 (0.77%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.77%) Qualys
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £84,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Posted: 9 days ago
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Posted: 12 days ago
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