The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 799 935 950
Rank change year-on-year
+136 +15
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 77 50 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.047% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.053% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 64 36 19
Median salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £55,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -25.42%

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
79346 93895 96993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.09% 87.52% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65361 77586 79710
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,028
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +122 77 £60,000 -7.69% 7
London +92 49 £60,000 -20.00% 2
South West +30 18 £70,000 - 1
Bristol - 13 £70,000 - 1
Devon - 5 £45,000 -
Exeter - 5 £45,000 -
South East +67 4 £37,500 -53.12% 2
Berkshire +57 4 £37,500 -53.12% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 - 2
North West -17 3 - - 1
City of London +35 2 £55,000 -21.42% 1
East of England +3 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Manchester -9 2 - - 1
Cheshire +20 1 - -
Essex +9 1 - -
Brentwood -6 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 £40,000 -27.27%
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £45,000 -
Chester - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 75 (51.37%) Information Security
2 63 (43.15%) Management Information System
3 58 (39.73%) Security Operations
4 52 (35.62%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (32.88%) E-Discovery
5 48 (32.88%) Linux
6 46 (31.51%) Degree
7 45 (30.82%) CISSP
8 43 (29.45%) Malware Analysis
9 39 (26.71%) Security Operations Centre
10 33 (22.60%) Windows
10 33 (22.60%) SIEM
11 32 (21.92%) EnCase
12 31 (21.23%) Mentoring
12 31 (21.23%) Finance
13 30 (20.55%) Python
13 30 (20.55%) Big Data
14 29 (19.86%) Analytics
14 29 (19.86%) Internet
14 29 (19.86%) Risk Management
15 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
16 27 (18.49%) Java
16 27 (18.49%) SANS
17 26 (17.81%) SQL
18 25 (17.12%) Firewall
18 25 (17.12%) Protective Monitoring
18 25 (17.12%) Root Cause Analysis
19 24 (16.44%) Data Protection
19 24 (16.44%) PowerShell
19 24 (16.44%) Information Assurance

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (2.74%) IBM Notes
1 4 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Relativity
2 4 (2.74%) Concordance
2 4 (2.74%) Ringtail
3 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.86%) Internet
2 25 (17.12%) Firewall
3 17 (11.64%) LDAP
4 10 (6.85%) Network Security
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) HTTP
5 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.55%) Big Data
2 4 (2.74%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 23 (15.75%) Banking
3 16 (10.96%) Legal
4 14 (9.59%) Retail
5 9 (6.16%) Games
6 7 (4.79%) Aerospace
7 6 (4.11%) German Language
8 5 (3.42%) Law
8 5 (3.42%) Music Industry
9 4 (2.74%) French Language
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (30.14%) Analyst
2 37 (25.34%) Consultant
3 35 (23.97%) Security Analyst
4 20 (13.70%) Forensic Consultant
5 15 (10.27%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Data Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Senior Security Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Security Operations Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Consultant
8 10 (6.85%) Security Specialist
9 9 (6.16%) Forensic Manager
9 9 (6.16%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Computer Forensics Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Malware Specialist
10 7 (4.79%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Incident Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) Junior
11 6 (4.11%) Principal Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.64%) SailPoint
1 17 (11.64%) XML
2 5 (3.42%) HTML
2 5 (3.42%) Regular Expression
3 4 (2.74%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (43.15%) Management Information System
2 39 (26.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (14.38%) Mobile App
3 21 (14.38%) Online Banking
4 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.90%) CESG
6 12 (8.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (3.42%) Social Media
8 5 (3.42%) Social Network
9 4 (2.74%) Data Conversion
9 4 (2.74%) Smart Meter
10 3 (2.05%) Cybercrime
10 3 (2.05%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.37%) iPhone
12 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.88%) Linux
2 33 (22.60%) Windows
3 24 (16.44%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.42%) Unix
4 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.74%) CentOS
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.37%) Information Security
2 58 (39.73%) Security Operations
3 52 (35.62%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (32.88%) E-Discovery
5 43 (29.45%) Malware Analysis
6 33 (22.60%) SIEM
7 31 (21.23%) Mentoring
8 29 (19.86%) Analytics
8 29 (19.86%) Risk Management
9 25 (17.12%) Protective Monitoring
9 25 (17.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 24 (16.44%) Computer Forensics
10 24 (16.44%) Data Protection
10 24 (16.44%) Information Assurance
11 23 (15.75%) Actionable Insight
11 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (15.07%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (14.38%) Big Data Analytics
13 21 (14.38%) Data Analytics
13 21 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.55%) Python
2 27 (18.49%) Java
3 26 (17.81%) SQL
4 24 (16.44%) PowerShell
5 17 (11.64%) BeanShell
6 10 (6.85%) C++
6 10 (6.85%) Perl
7 8 (5.48%) VB
8 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (31.51%) Degree
2 45 (30.82%) CISSP
3 27 (18.49%) SANS
4 24 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (15.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 23 (15.75%) CCSP
6 14 (9.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (8.22%) CISM
8 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
9 9 (6.16%) CEH
10 8 (5.48%) GIAC
10 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
11 7 (4.79%) GCFA
11 7 (4.79%) GCIH
12 4 (2.74%) GCIA
13 3 (2.05%) CHFI
13 3 (2.05%) CREST Certified
13 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.37%) CISA
14 2 (1.37%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.33%) PCI DSS
2 17 (11.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (8.90%) RMADS
4 10 (6.85%) HMG Infosec
4 10 (6.85%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.37%) QA
6 1 (0.68%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
System Software
1 21 (14.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (21.92%) EnCase
2 21 (14.38%) FTK
Vendors
1 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.27%) Nuix
3 8 (5.48%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (2.74%) Apple
4 4 (2.74%) Google
4 4 (2.74%) Lotus
5 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.68%) Cellebrite
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco
5 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.68%) Splunk
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £25,000-£40,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Airbus
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: 30000-35000 Per Annum bonus, pension, great working envioroment
Posted: 26 days ago