The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 847 834 880
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +46
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 49 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.044% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 14
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,850 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93724 85579 91821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.40% 78.53% 77.19%
Number of salaries quoted 75696 70395 78366
Average salary £48,000 £45,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.49% -1.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 14 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. 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 -10 49 £45,000 -18.18%
London -14 27 £40,000 -46.66%
City of London - 8 £37,500 -
South East -15 7 £45,000 -18.18%
North West - 7 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 7 £55,000 -
Chester - 7 £55,000 -
West Midlands -3 5 £42,000 +32.28%
Hampshire -6 4 £45,000 -18.18%
Worcestershire - 4 £43,500 -
Evesham - 4 £43,500 -
Southampton - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey 0 3 £50,000 -23.07%
Guildford +3 2 £50,000 -23.07%
Gloucestershire - 2 £28,000 -
South West - 2 £28,000 -
Warwickshire +12 1 £32,000 -5.88%
Cambridge - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £37,500 -
Hounslow - 1 £27,500 -
East of England - 1 £37,500 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 29 (35.80%) Law
2 28 (34.57%) Degree
3 27 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 21 (25.93%) Finance
5 19 (23.46%) Information Security
6 18 (22.22%) SQL
6 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 14 (17.28%) Cyber Security
7 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
7 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.05%) Firewall
8 13 (16.05%) Oracle
8 13 (16.05%) Reverse Engineering
9 12 (14.81%) E-Discovery
9 12 (14.81%) HTML
9 12 (14.81%) Legal
9 12 (14.81%) Web Development
9 12 (14.81%) EnCE
10 11 (13.58%) Network Security
10 11 (13.58%) C
10 11 (13.58%) C++
10 11 (13.58%) .NET
10 11 (13.58%) Windows
10 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
11 10 (12.35%) Python
11 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
11 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
11 10 (12.35%) Web Services
11 10 (12.35%) XML
11 10 (12.35%) XSLT

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 1 (1.23%) IIS
1 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Firewall
2 11 (13.58%) Network Security
3 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.17%) Internet
4 5 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.70%) LAN
5 3 (3.70%) VoIP
5 3 (3.70%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) DHCP
6 2 (2.47%) VPN
6 2 (2.47%) DNS
6 2 (2.47%) Wireless
7 1 (1.23%) GSM
7 1 (1.23%) LTE
7 1 (1.23%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (35.80%) Law
2 21 (25.93%) Finance
3 12 (14.81%) Legal
4 10 (12.35%) Military
5 6 (7.41%) Advertising
6 5 (6.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.70%) Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (1.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Analyst
2 17 (20.99%) Forensic Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (9.88%) Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Security Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Forensic Investigator
6 5 (6.17%) Incident Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Security Investigator
9 2 (2.47%) Incident Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Operations Team Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) HTML
2 11 (13.58%) .NET
3 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.35%) Web Services
3 10 (12.35%) XML
3 10 (12.35%) XSLT
3 10 (12.35%) WinForms
3 10 (12.35%) Ajax
3 10 (12.35%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.35%) WCF
3 10 (12.35%) WPF
3 10 (12.35%) jQuery
3 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.47%) SCADA
4 2 (2.47%) Economics
5 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.23%) Handset
5 1 (1.23%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.23%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Linux
3 4 (4.94%) UNIX
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
2 19 (23.46%) Information Security
3 14 (17.28%) Cyber Security
4 13 (16.05%) Reverse Engineering
5 12 (14.81%) E-Discovery
5 12 (14.81%) Web Development
6 10 (12.35%) MVC
6 10 (12.35%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) Analytics
8 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (7.41%) SIEM
10 5 (6.17%) Computer Security
10 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.17%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (6.17%) Data Privacy
11 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.94%) Data Analytics
12 2 (2.47%) Security Architecture
12 2 (2.47%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) C
2 11 (13.58%) C++
3 10 (12.35%) C#
3 10 (12.35%) VB.NET
3 10 (12.35%) Python
4 6 (7.41%) Perl
5 5 (6.17%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.47%) VBA
8 1 (1.23%) VB
8 1 (1.23%) Java
8 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (34.57%) Degree
2 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) EnCE
4 9 (11.11%) CISSP
5 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.41%) GCIA
6 6 (7.41%) CEH
7 5 (6.17%) GIAC
8 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.70%) CISM
9 3 (3.70%) PhD
9 3 (3.70%) GCIH
10 2 (2.47%) CCNA
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.47%) SSCP
10 2 (2.47%) GSEC
11 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.23%) MCP
11 1 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.47%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Splunk
4 3 (3.70%) LexisNexis
4 3 (3.70%) Sybase
5 2 (2.47%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.23%) Tableau