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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 856 878 842
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 33 55 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.047% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.057% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 28 49 21
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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
89503 97151 86101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.18% 82.70% 80.76%
Number of salaries quoted 72819 78976 70889
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 21 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 2 June 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 +16 29 £47,500 +13.09% 6
London +28 14 £30,000 -25.00% 2
South East +12 8 £47,500 +5.55% 3
South West - 4 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £47,500 -
City of London +54 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Hampshire -3 3 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Reading - 3 £57,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £57,500 - 1
Surrey +14 2 £47,500 -5.00%
West Midlands -17 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Guildford +13 1 £47,500 -5.00%
North West -1 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Cheshire -6 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Warrington - 1 £65,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £33,000 - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) Information Security
3 19 (31.15%) Degree
4 18 (29.51%) E-Discovery
4 18 (29.51%) Windows
5 16 (26.23%) Cyber Security
6 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
6 15 (24.59%) Malware Analysis
6 15 (24.59%) CISSP
6 15 (24.59%) Legal
7 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
7 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (21.31%) Finance
8 13 (21.31%) Law
8 13 (21.31%) SQL
8 13 (21.31%) tcpdump
9 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
9 12 (19.67%) Computer Forensics
10 11 (18.03%) Firewall
10 11 (18.03%) Computer Security
10 11 (18.03%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (16.39%) Business Continuity
11 10 (16.39%) Incident Management
12 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (14.75%) Snort
12 9 (14.75%) Project Management
12 9 (14.75%) C
12 9 (14.75%) Perl
12 9 (14.75%) Wireshark
12 9 (14.75%) SIEM

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (3.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (21.31%) tcpdump
3 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (18.03%) Firewall
5 9 (14.75%) Wireshark
6 8 (13.11%) Network Security
6 8 (13.11%) DNS
7 6 (9.84%) SMTP
7 6 (9.84%) DHCP
7 6 (9.84%) HTTP
8 5 (8.20%) FTP
8 5 (8.20%) SSL
8 5 (8.20%) Telnet
8 5 (8.20%) LDAP
9 3 (4.92%) Internet
9 3 (4.92%) NAS
10 1 (1.64%) VPN
10 1 (1.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 4 (6.56%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) GDB
General
1 15 (24.59%) Legal
2 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Law
3 5 (8.20%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.92%) French Language
5 2 (3.28%) German Language
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Advertising
5 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Forensic Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Consultant
3 8 (13.11%) Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Head of Security
6 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Graduate
7 3 (4.92%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security Officer
7 3 (4.92%) Head of Information Security
8 2 (3.28%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) COM
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
2 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (11.48%) Digital Media
5 6 (9.84%) Cybercrime
6 5 (8.20%) Cryptography
7 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
8 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (3.28%) SCADA
9 2 (3.28%) Taxonomies
10 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
10 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 18 (29.51%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) UNIX
4 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
4 6 (9.84%) Android
5 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.56%) Debian
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Information Security
2 18 (29.51%) E-Discovery
3 16 (26.23%) Cyber Security
4 15 (24.59%) Malware Analysis
5 12 (19.67%) Computer Forensics
6 11 (18.03%) Computer Security
6 11 (18.03%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (16.39%) Business Continuity
7 10 (16.39%) Incident Management
8 9 (14.75%) Project Management
8 9 (14.75%) SIEM
9 8 (13.11%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (11.48%) Security Management
10 7 (11.48%) Security Architecture
10 7 (11.48%) Business Continuity Management
11 6 (9.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
12 5 (8.20%) Data Security
12 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C
2 9 (14.75%) Perl
3 8 (13.11%) Python
4 7 (11.48%) C++
5 5 (8.20%) MATLAB
6 4 (6.56%) PHP
6 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.92%) C#
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) Java
8 2 (3.28%) VBScript
9 1 (1.64%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) VBA
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Degree
2 15 (24.59%) CISSP
3 7 (11.48%) GCIH
4 6 (9.84%) EnCE
4 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) CISM
5 5 (8.20%) CISA
5 5 (8.20%) GCIA
5 5 (8.20%) CRISC
6 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.56%) GIAC
7 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) CEH
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (8.20%) BS7799
2 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.20%) COBIT
3 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Snort
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) XenApp
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Nagios
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) IBM
2 5 (8.20%) i2
2 5 (8.20%) Apple
2 5 (8.20%) Symbian
2 5 (8.20%) Splunk
3 3 (4.92%) Intel
3 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.64%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
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