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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 887 936 950
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +14
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 37 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.036% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.042% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 48
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £84,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.22%

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
85293 96198 103096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.88% 86.80% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71323 78610 83495
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 26 June 2016 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 18 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 26 June 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 +43 36 £57,500 +21.05% 12
London +39 19 £60,000 +84.61% 8
South West +15 7 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Bristol +28 6 £52,500 +23.52% 1
North West +27 5 £51,500 -20.76% 1
Manchester - 5 £51,500 -
City of London +57 3 £25,500 -21.53% 4
South East +26 2 £50,750 +1.50% 1
West Midlands -18 2 £33,750 -
Surrey +32 1 £72,000 +51.57% 1
Guildford +12 1 £72,000 +51.57% 1
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 1
Kidlington -4 1 £29,500 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £29,500 -
Nuneaton - 1 £27,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £27,500 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 67 (56.78%) Information Security
2 44 (37.29%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (31.36%) Degree
4 30 (25.42%) CISSP
4 30 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (23.73%) Windows
6 25 (21.19%) Python
7 24 (20.34%) Linux
7 24 (20.34%) Legal
7 24 (20.34%) Finance
8 23 (19.49%) EnCase
9 22 (18.64%) Law
9 22 (18.64%) Management Information System
9 22 (18.64%) Malware Analysis
10 21 (17.80%) E-Discovery
10 21 (17.80%) Firewall
11 20 (16.95%) Reverse Engineering
12 19 (16.10%) GCIH
12 19 (16.10%) Security Operations
13 18 (15.25%) FTK
13 18 (15.25%) CISM
13 18 (15.25%) GIAC
13 18 (15.25%) Internet
13 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
14 16 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (12.71%) Analytics
15 15 (12.71%) Mentoring
15 15 (12.71%) Mathematics
15 15 (12.71%) Computer Science
15 15 (12.71%) Banking

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:

Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.80%) Firewall
2 18 (15.25%) Internet
3 13 (11.02%) Network Security
4 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.93%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.39%) DNS
7 4 (3.39%) HTTP
7 4 (3.39%) SSL
7 4 (3.39%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.69%) VPN
9 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) Big Data
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
1 24 (20.34%) Legal
2 22 (18.64%) Law
3 15 (12.71%) Banking
4 6 (5.08%) Military
5 4 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (27.97%) Analyst
2 20 (16.95%) Consultant
3 18 (15.25%) Forensic Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) Forensic Consultant
5 11 (9.32%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) E-Discovery Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Forensic Investigator
7 6 (5.08%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.24%) CISSP Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Ethical Hacker
8 5 (4.24%) Network Operations Specialist
8 5 (4.24%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Cyberthreat Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (3.39%) Security Officer
9 4 (3.39%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) WSH
2 4 (3.39%) HTML
3 3 (2.54%) Flash
4 2 (1.69%) .NET
4 2 (1.69%) Ajax
4 2 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.71%) Mathematics
3 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.17%) Cyber Attack
4 11 (9.32%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (9.32%) SCADA
5 9 (7.63%) Cybercrime
5 9 (7.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (6.78%) Mobile App
6 8 (6.78%) Online Banking
7 7 (5.93%) Cryptography
8 5 (4.24%) Data Conversion
8 5 (4.24%) Physics
8 5 (4.24%) PKI
9 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.69%) CESG
11 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.73%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Linux
3 12 (10.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.78%) Information Security
2 44 (37.29%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (18.64%) Malware Analysis
5 21 (17.80%) E-Discovery
6 20 (16.95%) Reverse Engineering
7 19 (16.10%) Security Operations
8 16 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (12.71%) Analytics
9 15 (12.71%) Mentoring
10 14 (11.86%) Case Management
10 14 (11.86%) SIEM
11 13 (11.02%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (11.02%) Risk Management
12 11 (9.32%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (7.63%) Computer Forensics
13 9 (7.63%) Incident Management
13 9 (7.63%) Project Management
13 9 (7.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) Python
2 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (11.86%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.02%) Java
4 12 (10.17%) Perl
5 9 (7.63%) C++
6 6 (5.08%) C#
7 5 (4.24%) Assembly Language
7 5 (4.24%) C
7 5 (4.24%) Ruby
8 4 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.39%) SQL
9 3 (2.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (31.36%) Degree
2 30 (25.42%) CISSP
3 19 (16.10%) GCIH
4 18 (15.25%) CISM
4 18 (15.25%) GIAC
4 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
5 14 (11.86%) CEH
6 12 (10.17%) GREM
6 12 (10.17%) SANS
7 11 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (9.32%) CREST Certified
7 11 (9.32%) MCP
8 10 (8.47%) DV Cleared
8 10 (8.47%) EnCE
9 9 (7.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (6.78%) CCSP
11 6 (5.08%) CHFI
12 4 (3.39%) CISA
13 3 (2.54%) HNC
13 3 (2.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.54%) JTAG
4 2 (1.69%) HMG Infosec
4 2 (1.69%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Snort
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (19.49%) EnCase
2 18 (15.25%) FTK
3 1 (0.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Nuix
3 4 (3.39%) i2
3 4 (3.39%) NetWitness
4 3 (2.54%) Cellebrite
4 3 (2.54%) VMware
5 2 (1.69%) IBM
5 2 (1.69%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.69%) Splunk
6 1 (0.85%) AlienVault
6 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.85%) Qualys
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