The table below looks at the statistics for the Forensic Investigator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Forensic Investigator in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Forensic Investigator
Rank 897 940 -
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Investigator 8 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.006% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 0
Average salary £71,250 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £27,000 £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 Investigator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Forensic Investigator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Forensic Investigator
Salary Trend

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

Forensic Investigator Salary Trend in the UK

Forensic Investigator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Forensic Investigator over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 within the UK.

Forensic Investigator Salary Histogram in the UK

Forensic Investigator
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forensic Investigator within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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 +51 8 £71,250 +29.54%
London +37 7 £72,500 -
Watford - 1 £38,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £38,500 -
East of England - 1 £38,500 -

Forensic Investigator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Forensic Investigator 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 Investigator in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Legal
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Snort
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) EnCE
4 3 (30.00%) GCIH
5 2 (20.00%) GIAC
5 2 (20.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
6 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
6 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (10.00%) CEH
6 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) CISSP

Forensic Investigator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Forensic Investigator 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 Investigator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) GCIH
1 3 (30.00%) EnCE
2 2 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM