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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Forensic Investigator
Rank 922 934 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Investigator 13 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.003% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.003% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 0
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 - -

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Forensic Investigator Salary Histogram in the UK

Forensic Investigator
Top 6 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 11 February 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
(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 +30 13 £67,500 +35.00%
London +17 12 £67,500 +35.00%
City of London - 9 £67,500 -
Camberley - 1 £67,500 -
Surrey - 1 £67,500 -
South East - 1 £67,500 -

Forensic Investigator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) EnCase
2 14 (82.35%) FTK
3 12 (70.59%) Finance
3 12 (70.59%) Law
4 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
4 9 (52.94%) Lotus
4 9 (52.94%) Project Management
4 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) VBScript
4 9 (52.94%) VB
4 9 (52.94%) MS Office
4 9 (52.94%) Unix
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) IBM Notes
4 9 (52.94%) MS Access
4 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
4 9 (52.94%) SAS
4 9 (52.94%) C++
4 9 (52.94%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (52.94%) E-Discovery
4 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2000
4 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (52.94%) Data Protection
5 8 (47.06%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (35.29%) Legal

Forensic Investigator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2000
1 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 9 (52.94%) IBM Notes
1 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
1 9 (52.94%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MS Access
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
1 12 (70.59%) Law
2 6 (35.29%) Legal
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Protection Act
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (11.76%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Unix
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Forensics
1 9 (52.94%) Data Protection
1 9 (52.94%) E-Discovery
1 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 8 (47.06%) Digital Forensics
3 6 (35.29%) Information Security
4 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
4 3 (17.65%) Data Privacy
4 3 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Network Packet Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Network Packet Capture
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
1 9 (52.94%) VB
1 9 (52.94%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CEH
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) EnCE
2 1 (5.88%) GCIH
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) EnCase
2 14 (82.35%) FTK
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Lotus
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) i2
3 1 (5.88%) IBM