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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 854 876 857
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 27 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.018% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 11
Average salary £37,500 £44,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.73% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £27,228 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 22 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 27 February 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 +7 27 £37,500 -15.73% 6
London +18 7 £55,000 +5.76% 3
East of England 0 6 £22,050 -59.90%
South East -10 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Essex - 6 £22,050 -
Colchester - 5 £22,050 -
South West - 4 £52,500 -
North West - 3 £37,500 -
Exeter - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
Devon - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £32,500 -
City of London - 3 £42,500 - 2
Guildford +7 2 £47,500 +11.76%
Surrey -9 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cheltenham - 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (45.10%) Information Security
1 23 (45.10%) Cyber Security
2 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
2 20 (39.22%) CISSP
3 17 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 17 (33.33%) Linux
4 16 (31.37%) E-Discovery
5 15 (29.41%) Windows
6 14 (27.45%) Computer Forensics
7 13 (25.49%) Legal
7 13 (25.49%) Computer Security
7 13 (25.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
7 13 (25.49%) CISA
8 12 (23.53%) Finance
8 12 (23.53%) Law
9 11 (21.57%) Firewall
9 11 (21.57%) Reverse Engineering
10 10 (19.61%) CISM
10 10 (19.61%) Business Continuity
10 10 (19.61%) Degree
11 9 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (13.73%) BS7799
12 7 (13.73%) Project Management
12 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (13.73%) Data Security
12 7 (13.73%) Security Management
12 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
1 13 (25.49%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (21.57%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) Network Security
3 5 (9.80%) tcpdump
4 4 (7.84%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) DNS
6 2 (3.92%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) Wireless
6 2 (3.92%) HTTP
7 1 (1.96%) FTP
7 1 (1.96%) LDAP
7 1 (1.96%) SMTP
7 1 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (1.96%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MySQL
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) GDB
General
1 13 (25.49%) Legal
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Law
3 5 (9.80%) Games
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.96%) French Language
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Head of Security
3 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Security Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (7.84%) Security Officer
4 4 (7.84%) Head of Information Security
4 4 (7.84%) Incident Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Support Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.92%) Lucene
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
2 17 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) Cryptography
3 5 (9.80%) Digital Media
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.92%) SCADA
6 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.92%) Open Source
7 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) UNIX
3 5 (9.80%) Android
3 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.84%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Information Security
1 23 (45.10%) Cyber Security
2 16 (31.37%) E-Discovery
3 14 (27.45%) Computer Forensics
4 13 (25.49%) Computer Security
5 11 (21.57%) Reverse Engineering
6 10 (19.61%) Business Continuity
7 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 7 (13.73%) Data Security
7 7 (13.73%) Security Management
7 7 (13.73%) Security Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) Network Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) Business Continuity Management
8 6 (11.76%) SIEM
8 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
9 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) MATLAB
3 4 (7.84%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) CISSP
2 13 (25.49%) CISA
3 10 (19.61%) CISM
3 10 (19.61%) Degree
4 7 (13.73%) CRISC
5 6 (11.76%) GCIH
5 6 (11.76%) CEH
6 5 (9.80%) OSCP
7 4 (7.84%) GIAC
8 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.92%) VCP4
9 2 (3.92%) OSCE
9 2 (3.92%) GWAPT
9 2 (3.92%) GPEN
9 2 (3.92%) EnCE
9 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) GCIA
10 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (13.73%) COBIT
2 7 (13.73%) PCI DSS
2 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 7 (13.73%) BS7799
3 2 (3.92%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.92%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Snort
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.76%) Apple
2 5 (9.80%) Symbian
2 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 5 (9.80%) i2
3 4 (7.84%) Splunk
4 3 (5.88%) LogRhythm
5 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.92%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.96%) Intel
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