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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 812 869 863
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -6
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 79 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.028% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 20
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £27,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £80,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £37,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -32.27%

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
92751 95703 87661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.16% 82.77% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 76646 76390 71838
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015 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 3 September 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 +61 66 £42,500 +3.03% 2
London +26 28 £57,250 +43.12% 1
South East +17 14 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 9 - -
Kidlington - 9 - -
Edinburgh - 8 - - 1
Scotland - 8 - - 1
City of London +32 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
North West +3 7 £46,500 -22.50%
East of England - 7 £40,000 -
Manchester - 7 £46,500 -
Essex - 5 £40,000 -
South West -8 4 £41,250 +47.32%
Brentwood - 4 £40,000 -
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £31,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £41,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £39,250 -
Derbyshire - 2 £40,000 -
Watford - 2 £39,250 -
Leeds - 2 £41,000 -
West Midlands +7 1 £47,500 +48.43%
Gloucestershire -18 1 £35,000 +25.00%
Berkshire - 1 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £36,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £36,500 -
Reading - 1 £57,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 £70,000 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 51 (43.97%) Degree
2 41 (35.34%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (32.76%) Finance
4 37 (31.90%) Information Security
5 31 (26.72%) Windows
5 31 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (25.86%) Incident Management
7 26 (22.41%) Legal
7 26 (22.41%) CISSP
7 26 (22.41%) Cyber Security
8 25 (21.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 25 (21.55%) Computer Forensics
9 22 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (18.10%) Firewall
10 21 (18.10%) TCP/IP
11 20 (17.24%) Management Information System
11 20 (17.24%) E-Discovery
11 20 (17.24%) Malware Analysis
12 19 (16.38%) SIEM
12 19 (16.38%) Network Security
12 19 (16.38%) Service Management
13 18 (15.52%) Security Management
13 18 (15.52%) Banking
13 18 (15.52%) EnCE
14 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (14.66%) GIAC
14 17 (14.66%) VMware
14 17 (14.66%) UNIX
15 16 (13.79%) Perl
15 16 (13.79%) Risk Management

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.10%) TCP/IP
1 21 (18.10%) Firewall
2 19 (16.38%) Network Security
3 12 (10.34%) DNS
4 10 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.62%) DHCP
5 7 (6.03%) Wireshark
6 6 (5.17%) tcpdump
7 5 (4.31%) SMTP
7 5 (4.31%) SNMP
8 4 (3.45%) FTP
8 4 (3.45%) HTTP
8 4 (3.45%) LDAP
8 4 (3.45%) SSL
8 4 (3.45%) Telnet
9 3 (2.59%) NAS
9 3 (2.59%) Internet
10 2 (1.72%) TACACS
11 1 (0.86%) VPN
11 1 (0.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) Data Mining
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) MS Access
4 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.86%) GDB
General
1 38 (32.76%) Finance
2 26 (22.41%) Legal
3 18 (15.52%) Banking
4 14 (12.07%) Retail
4 14 (12.07%) Corporate Banking
5 8 (6.90%) Law
6 7 (6.03%) French Language
6 7 (6.03%) German Language
7 2 (1.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (41.38%) Analyst
2 23 (19.83%) Security Analyst
3 15 (12.93%) Consultant
4 12 (10.34%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Forensic Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Security Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Senior Security Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Forensic Investigator
8 4 (3.45%) Network Intrusion Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Network Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.59%) Process Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.59%) Incident Analyst
10 2 (1.72%) Security Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) .NET
2 3 (2.59%) WSH
3 2 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.86%) COM
4 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.76%) Cryptography
3 9 (7.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.03%) PKI
6 4 (3.45%) Taxonomies
6 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.45%) Data Conversion
7 3 (2.59%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.72%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.72%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.72%) Economics
8 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.72%) Windows
2 17 (14.66%) UNIX
3 14 (12.07%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.72%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) AIX
7 1 (0.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.86%) Debian
7 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (31.90%) Information Security
3 30 (25.86%) Incident Management
4 26 (22.41%) Cyber Security
5 25 (21.55%) Computer Forensics
5 25 (21.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (17.24%) E-Discovery
7 20 (17.24%) Malware Analysis
8 19 (16.38%) SIEM
8 19 (16.38%) Service Management
9 18 (15.52%) Security Management
10 16 (13.79%) Risk Management
11 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (11.21%) ITIL
12 13 (11.21%) Analytics
13 12 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
13 12 (10.34%) Computer Security
14 10 (8.62%) Data Analysis
14 10 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) Perl
1 16 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.93%) Python
3 12 (10.34%) SQL
4 11 (9.48%) C
5 9 (7.76%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.03%) VBScript
7 6 (5.17%) C++
8 4 (3.45%) C#
8 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.59%) Ruby
9 3 (2.59%) Java
10 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.86%) VB
11 1 (0.86%) VBA
11 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (43.97%) Degree
2 26 (22.41%) CISSP
3 18 (15.52%) EnCE
4 17 (14.66%) GIAC
5 16 (13.79%) CISA
5 16 (13.79%) CISM
6 14 (12.07%) GCIH
7 10 (8.62%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (8.62%) Postgraduate
8 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.90%) GCFA
10 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.45%) GCIA
11 4 (3.45%) GREM
12 3 (2.59%) CEH
13 1 (0.86%) CHFI
13 1 (0.86%) MCP
13 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.86%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.45%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.86%) BS7799
4 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) Snort
4 4 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.31%) WSUS
2 5 (4.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.72%) Nessus
3 2 (1.72%) Nmap
4 1 (0.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) VMware
2 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.76%) Splunk
4 8 (6.90%) IBM
5 7 (6.03%) Qualys
6 6 (5.17%) Symantec
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix
7 5 (4.31%) Veeam
7 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.59%) Intel
9 2 (1.72%) Cisco
9 2 (1.72%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.86%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.86%) McAfee
10 1 (0.86%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.86%) Juniper
10 1 (0.86%) CA
10 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
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