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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Forensics Analyst
Rank 884 893 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Analyst 9 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.012% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.013% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 0
Average salary £33,500 £33,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,000 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 4 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 28 August 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
(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 0 9 £33,500 -4.28%
Gloucestershire -11 8 £35,000 +25.00%
South West -17 8 £35,000 +25.00%
London +8 1 £32,000 -20.00%

Forensic Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Legal
1 10 (66.67%) EnCE
2 9 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) UNIX
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) C
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) GIAC
3 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (53.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Metasploit
4 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 7 (46.67%) GPEN
4 7 (46.67%) CEH
4 7 (46.67%) GCFA
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) C++
4 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (26.67%) Law
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
7 3 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
8 2 (13.33%) Digital Media

Forensic Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (66.67%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Law
3 2 (13.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
1 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression
1 1 (6.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) UNIX
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (53.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 6 (40.00%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) Steganalysis
7 1 (6.67%) Cryptanalysis
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) E-Discovery
7 1 (6.67%) SIEM
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) EnCE
2 9 (60.00%) Degree
3 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) GIAC
4 7 (46.67%) GCFA
4 7 (46.67%) CEH
4 7 (46.67%) GPEN
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Apple