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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 853 876 875
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 25 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.020% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 5
Average salary £49,000 £52,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.76% +40.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £46,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +25.67%

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
87595 84426 87603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 82.29% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72135 67329 74163
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 23 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 January 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 +6 25 £49,000 -5.76% 10
London +3 9 £90,000 +73.07% 3
South East -21 5 £60,000 +9.09% 2
City of London - 4 - - 1
East of England -10 3 £48,000 -12.72%
North West - 3 £37,500 - 1
Essex - 3 £48,000 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Surrey -4 2 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £77,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £77,500 -
Guildford - 2 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £77,500 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Colchester - 1 £22,050 -
Exeter - 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 2

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (52.17%) Cyber Security
2 22 (47.83%) Information Security
3 17 (36.96%) CISSP
4 16 (34.78%) Computer Science
5 15 (32.61%) Degree
6 14 (30.43%) E-Discovery
7 13 (28.26%) Reverse Engineering
7 13 (28.26%) Computer Security
7 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
7 13 (28.26%) CISA
8 12 (26.09%) Linux
8 12 (26.09%) Computer Forensics
9 11 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (23.91%) Windows
9 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
9 11 (23.91%) Finance
10 10 (21.74%) Legal
11 9 (19.57%) Law
11 9 (19.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (19.57%) Firewall
11 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
12 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
13 7 (15.22%) Data Security
13 7 (15.22%) Security Management
13 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (15.22%) CISM
13 7 (15.22%) BS7799
13 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Intrusion Detection
1 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) Internet
4 4 (8.70%) Network Security
5 3 (6.52%) tcpdump
5 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) MS Access
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Legal
3 9 (19.57%) Law
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Games
6 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.17%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (2.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Security Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Security Officer
4 4 (8.70%) Incident Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Support Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Head of Security
6 2 (4.35%) Head of Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.35%) Lucene
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
6 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (4.35%) SCADA
7 2 (4.35%) Open Source
8 1 (2.17%) Social Media
8 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
3 4 (8.70%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Cyber Security
2 22 (47.83%) Information Security
3 14 (30.43%) E-Discovery
4 13 (28.26%) Reverse Engineering
4 13 (28.26%) Computer Security
5 12 (26.09%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
7 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
8 7 (15.22%) Data Security
8 7 (15.22%) Security Management
8 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.22%) Network Architecture
8 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity Management
9 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (8.70%) SIEM
11 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.70%) ITIL
12 3 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) VBA
4 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) CISSP
2 15 (32.61%) Degree
3 13 (28.26%) CISA
4 7 (15.22%) CISM
4 7 (15.22%) CRISC
5 6 (13.04%) CEH
5 6 (13.04%) GCIH
6 5 (10.87%) OSCP
7 3 (6.52%) GIAC
7 3 (6.52%) EnCE
8 2 (4.35%) OSCE
8 2 (4.35%) GWAPT
8 2 (4.35%) GPEN
9 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
9 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (15.22%) BS7799
2 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
2 7 (15.22%) COBIT
3 2 (4.35%) GPG13
3 2 (4.35%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Snort
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Splunk
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Apple
2 3 (6.52%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
3 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.17%) i2
4 1 (2.17%) Symbian
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum + £7,000 car + bonus + pension
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Met Office
Posted: 6 days ago
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Met Office
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Surrey
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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West Yorkshire
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