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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 868 892 854
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -38
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 47 40 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.034% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.041% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 26
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £88,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
92977 96911 88131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.84% 82.75% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 76104 78052 72123
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 25 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 30 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 +34 39 £41,250 -2.94% 16
London +31 16 £34,000 -9.33% 5
South East +8 10 £52,500 +16.66% 2
City of London +37 5 £27,500 -26.66% 1
East of England +10 5 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 - - 1
Kidlington - 4 - - 1
Hampshire +6 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Essex - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £41,000 -
South West -13 2 £61,250 +118.75% 3
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 - 2
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £39,250 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £41,000 -
Leeds - 2 £41,000 -
Brentwood - 2 £38,750 -
Bristol - 2 £61,250 - 2
Reading - 2 £57,500 -
Watford - 2 £39,250 -
Berkshire - 2 £57,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £40,000 -
North West -7 1 £46,500 -15.45%
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
Manchester - 1 £46,500 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (37.21%) Degree
2 28 (32.56%) Information Security
3 21 (24.42%) Computer Forensics
3 21 (24.42%) Windows
3 21 (24.42%) Linux
4 20 (23.26%) Finance
5 18 (20.93%) E-Discovery
5 18 (20.93%) Malware Analysis
6 17 (19.77%) Firewall
6 17 (19.77%) CISSP
7 16 (18.60%) Cyber Security
8 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (17.44%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (16.28%) Legal
10 13 (15.12%) Network Security
10 13 (15.12%) SQL
11 12 (13.95%) C
11 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
11 12 (13.95%) Incident Management
11 12 (13.95%) Law
12 11 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (12.79%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
12 11 (12.79%) DNS
12 11 (12.79%) SIEM
13 10 (11.63%) tcpdump
13 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
13 10 (11.63%) Project Management

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.33%) IIS
1 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Office
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.65%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) Network Security
3 11 (12.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (12.79%) DNS
3 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
4 10 (11.63%) tcpdump
5 9 (10.47%) DHCP
6 7 (8.14%) Wireshark
7 6 (6.98%) HTTP
7 6 (6.98%) SMTP
8 5 (5.81%) Telnet
8 5 (5.81%) SSL
8 5 (5.81%) FTP
8 5 (5.81%) LDAP
9 3 (3.49%) SNMP
9 3 (3.49%) Internet
9 3 (3.49%) NAS
10 2 (2.33%) TACACS
11 1 (1.16%) VPN
11 1 (1.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) GDB
2 1 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Legal
3 12 (13.95%) Law
4 4 (4.65%) Games
4 4 (4.65%) French Language
4 4 (4.65%) German Language
5 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Security Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Consultant
4 9 (10.47%) Forensic Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Administrator
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Security Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Network Intrusion Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.65%) Head of Security
9 4 (4.65%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Security Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.16%) COM
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.14%) Cybercrime
5 6 (6.98%) Digital Media
6 4 (4.65%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.65%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.33%) Economics
7 2 (2.33%) PKI
7 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.16%) Blog
8 1 (1.16%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Windows
1 21 (24.42%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) UNIX
3 6 (6.98%) Android
3 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Debian
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Information Security
2 21 (24.42%) Computer Forensics
3 18 (20.93%) E-Discovery
3 18 (20.93%) Malware Analysis
4 16 (18.60%) Cyber Security
5 15 (17.44%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (13.95%) Incident Management
7 11 (12.79%) SIEM
7 11 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (11.63%) Project Management
9 8 (9.30%) Analytics
10 7 (8.14%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (8.14%) Data Analysis
10 7 (8.14%) Business Continuity
10 7 (8.14%) Computer Security
11 6 (6.98%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (6.98%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.81%) Data Privacy
12 5 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) C
3 9 (10.47%) Python
3 9 (10.47%) Perl
4 8 (9.30%) C++
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 4 (4.65%) C#
6 4 (4.65%) PHP
6 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.65%) MATLAB
6 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.49%) Java
8 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Degree
2 17 (19.77%) CISSP
3 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.30%) EnCE
5 7 (8.14%) GCIH
5 7 (8.14%) GIAC
6 6 (6.98%) CISM
7 5 (5.81%) GCIA
7 5 (5.81%) Postgraduate
7 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.65%) GREM
9 3 (3.49%) CEH
9 3 (3.49%) CISA
10 2 (2.33%) CRISC
11 1 (1.16%) CHFI
11 1 (1.16%) MCP
11 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.65%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) SLA
3 2 (2.33%) BS7799
3 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.98%) Snort
2 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Nagios
2 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.49%) WSUS
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) VMware
3 4 (4.65%) Intel
3 4 (4.65%) Citrix
3 4 (4.65%) i2
3 4 (4.65%) Apple
3 4 (4.65%) Symbian
3 4 (4.65%) IBM
4 3 (3.49%) Symantec
4 3 (3.49%) Veeam
4 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco
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