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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 854 908 916
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +8
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 89 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 64 17 14
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £22,050 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £82,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.22%

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
88421 89510 88212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.23% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 73412 73509 70144
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average 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 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 30 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 14 February 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
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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 +69 89 £62,500 +38.88% 13
London +47 46 £70,000 -3.44% 3
North West +47 19 £65,000 +73.33%
West Midlands - 13 £45,000 - 2
Manchester - 12 £65,000 -
Cheshire +32 7 £42,500 +13.33%
Staffordshire - 7 £55,000 -
City of London +59 6 £70,000 - 1
Warrington +5 6 £42,500 +13.33%
South East +4 5 £58,750 +17.50% 4
Worcestershire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Stafford - 5 - -
Evesham - 5 £45,000 -
South West -11 3 - - 1
Cheltenham - 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Hampshire +15 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Surrey +9 2 £68,750 +44.73% 3
East Midlands +2 2 £65,000 -16.12% 2
Nottingham +5 1 £65,000 -16.12%
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £65,000 -16.12%
Guildford -6 1 £70,000 +47.36% 3
Kidlington - 1 £28,500 -
Camberley - 1 £67,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £57,500 -
Northampton - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £28,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 -
Westminster - 1 £62,500 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 68 (44.44%) Information Security
2 64 (41.83%) Legal
3 42 (27.45%) CISSP
3 42 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (26.80%) Degree
5 39 (25.49%) Law
6 38 (24.84%) E-Discovery
7 32 (20.92%) CISM
7 32 (20.92%) Finance
7 32 (20.92%) Incident Management
7 32 (20.92%) Case Management
8 29 (18.95%) TCP/IP
8 29 (18.95%) Windows
9 27 (17.65%) Python
9 27 (17.65%) GCIH
10 26 (16.99%) EnCase
10 26 (16.99%) Penetration Testing
11 25 (16.34%) SIEM
11 25 (16.34%) Analytics
12 24 (15.69%) Banking
12 24 (15.69%) Risk Management
13 23 (15.03%) Management Information System
13 23 (15.03%) GIAC
14 22 (14.38%) Perl
14 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (14.38%) EnCE
15 21 (13.73%) PowerShell
15 21 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
15 21 (13.73%) Project Management
16 20 (13.07%) JavaScript

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (13.07%) Relativity
2 7 (4.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Office 365
2 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.95%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.80%) Firewall
2 15 (9.80%) Internet
3 14 (9.15%) Network Security
4 13 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (7.84%) DNS
6 7 (4.58%) DHCP
6 7 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (4.58%) SNMP
6 7 (4.58%) Wireshark
7 6 (3.92%) tcpdump
8 4 (2.61%) SSL
9 3 (1.96%) HTTP
10 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (41.83%) Legal
2 39 (25.49%) Law
3 32 (20.92%) Finance
4 24 (15.69%) Banking
5 14 (9.15%) Corporate Banking
5 14 (9.15%) Retail
6 5 (3.27%) Military
7 3 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (28.76%) Analyst
2 34 (22.22%) Consultant
3 27 (17.65%) Forensic Consultant
4 20 (13.07%) E-Discovery Consultant
4 20 (13.07%) Forensic Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) Digital Analyst
6 14 (9.15%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) IT Security Specialist
9 8 (5.23%) Network Operations Specialist
9 8 (5.23%) Network Specialist
9 8 (5.23%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.58%) Forensic Investigator
10 7 (4.58%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Developer
11 6 (3.92%) Incident Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Principal Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.92%) WSH
2 5 (3.27%) .NET
2 5 (3.27%) Ajax
2 5 (3.27%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.27%) jQuery
3 3 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.03%) Management Information System
2 22 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.46%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.23%) Physics
6 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.92%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (3.92%) Data Conversion
6 6 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.61%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.61%) PKI
8 3 (1.96%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.31%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.95%) Windows
2 14 (9.15%) Unix
3 8 (5.23%) Linux
4 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.92%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.27%) Android
6 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.44%) Information Security
2 42 (27.45%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (24.84%) E-Discovery
4 32 (20.92%) Case Management
4 32 (20.92%) Incident Management
5 26 (16.99%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (16.34%) Analytics
6 25 (16.34%) SIEM
7 24 (15.69%) Risk Management
8 21 (13.73%) Project Management
8 21 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (13.07%) Data Management
9 20 (13.07%) Workflow
10 19 (12.42%) Ethical Hacking
11 18 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (11.11%) Computer Security
12 17 (11.11%) Security Operations
13 16 (10.46%) Security Management
14 15 (9.80%) Reverse Engineering
15 14 (9.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) Python
2 22 (14.38%) Perl
3 21 (13.73%) PowerShell
4 20 (13.07%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.80%) Java
6 11 (7.19%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.19%) C++
7 9 (5.88%) C
8 8 (5.23%) Assembly Language
8 8 (5.23%) C#
9 7 (4.58%) Ruby
9 7 (4.58%) VBScript
10 5 (3.27%) SQL
11 4 (2.61%) PHP
12 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (27.45%) CISSP
2 41 (26.80%) Degree
3 32 (20.92%) CISM
4 27 (17.65%) GCIH
5 23 (15.03%) GIAC
6 22 (14.38%) EnCE
7 18 (11.76%) CISA
8 14 (9.15%) GCFA
9 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
10 10 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (5.88%) CEH
12 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
13 6 (3.92%) CHFI
13 6 (3.92%) PCI QSA
14 4 (2.61%) GCFE
14 4 (2.61%) SANS
15 3 (1.96%) CCFP
15 3 (1.96%) CFCE
15 3 (1.96%) EnCEP
15 3 (1.96%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.27%) PA-DSS
5 4 (2.61%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.23%) Snort
3 7 (4.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (16.99%) EnCase
2 15 (9.80%) FTK
3 7 (4.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.58%) SCCM
3 7 (4.58%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (11.76%) VMware
2 13 (8.50%) Splunk
3 12 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.88%) IBM
5 8 (5.23%) Qualys
6 7 (4.58%) Citrix
6 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
6 7 (4.58%) Symantec
6 7 (4.58%) Veeam
7 6 (3.92%) NetWitness
8 5 (3.27%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.61%) Nuix
10 3 (1.96%) i2
10 3 (1.96%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.96%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.31%) AlienVault
12 1 (0.65%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.65%) Google
12 1 (0.65%) Intel
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