The table below looks at the statistics for the Forensic Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Forensic Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Forensics Analyst
Rank 887 - 883
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Analyst 8 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% - 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Average salary £42,500 - £58,750
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 - £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 - £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 - £72,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107943 103220 105048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89300 85015 89847
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Forensic Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Forensic Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst within the UK.

Forensic Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 within the UK.

Forensic Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 8 £42,500 -
London - 5 £48,250 -
Southampton - 2 £48,750 -
Hampshire - 2 £48,750 -
City of London - 2 £41,250 -
South East - 2 £48,750 -
West Midlands - 1 £17,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £17,500 -

Forensic Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Forensic Analyst in their job title 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 with Forensic Analyst in their job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Computer Forensics
2 11 (55.00%) Digital Forensics
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) GIAC
5 8 (40.00%) Internet
6 7 (35.00%) Information Security
6 7 (35.00%) E-Discovery
6 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 5 (25.00%) Information Assurance
8 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
8 5 (25.00%) SIEM
8 5 (25.00%) GCIA
8 5 (25.00%) GCIH
8 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (25.00%) EnCE
8 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
8 5 (25.00%) Snort
8 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Solaris
8 5 (25.00%) Python
8 5 (25.00%) LDAP

Forensic Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Forensic Analyst in their job title 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 with Forensic Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Internet
2 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 5 (25.00%) LDAP
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) SMTP
2 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 5 (25.00%) HTTP
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
1 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Computer Forensics
2 11 (55.00%) Digital Forensics
3 7 (35.00%) E-Discovery
3 7 (35.00%) Information Security
4 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (25.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 5 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Business Development
7 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
8 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VB
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) GIAC
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) GCIA
5 5 (25.00%) GCIH
5 5 (25.00%) EnCE
6 2 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (15.00%) Tableau
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Apple