Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Forensics over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1072 1111 1136
Rank change year-on-year +39 +25 +47
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 71 94 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.058% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 55 83 101
England median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +43.75% -14.89%
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £82,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £43,750 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.91% +27.78% -2.17%

Computer Forensics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 147626 161478 181269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.96% 89.20% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 117070 135821 150524
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics in England.

Salary trend for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Forensics in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 30 £37,428 -34.91% 3
South East +76 24 £50,000 - 1
South West +22 12 £57,500 +15.00%
North of England +7 5 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £32,500 -
Computer Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 53 (74.65%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (71.83%) Information Security
3 32 (45.07%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (40.85%) Security Cleared
4 29 (40.85%) CISSP
5 24 (33.80%) Forensic Analysis
6 23 (32.39%) Ethical Hacking
7 21 (29.58%) Firewall
8 19 (26.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 18 (25.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
10 17 (23.94%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (22.54%) Network Security
11 16 (22.54%) Finance
12 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (19.72%) Security Architecture
14 13 (18.31%) Degree
14 13 (18.31%) CREST Certified
15 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (16.90%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
15 12 (16.90%) GCIA
15 12 (16.90%) Web Services
16 11 (15.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (15.49%) SIEM
16 11 (15.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 10 (14.08%) SANS

Computer Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) Firewall
2 16 (22.54%) Network Security
3 14 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (11.27%) DNS
5 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.45%) FTP
6 6 (8.45%) HTTP
6 6 (8.45%) Internet
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
8 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) GoogleTest
1 3 (4.23%) NUnit
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Legal
3 8 (11.27%) Law
4 4 (5.63%) Automotive
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Security Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (15.49%) Tester
4 9 (12.68%) Architect
4 9 (12.68%) Security Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Incident Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Security Specialist
8 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 5 (7.04%) Forensic Investigator
8 5 (7.04%) Security Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) Web Services
2 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.23%) Entity Framework
2 3 (4.23%) NHibernate
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (8.45%) Cybercrime
3 6 (8.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (7.04%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (4.23%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (4.23%) iPad
6 2 (2.82%) CESG
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (74.65%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (71.83%) Information Security
3 32 (45.07%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (33.80%) Forensic Analysis
5 23 (32.39%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (26.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (25.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (19.72%) Security Architecture
10 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (16.90%) Risk Analysis
10 12 (16.90%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (15.49%) SIEM
11 11 (15.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (14.08%) E-Discovery
12 10 (14.08%) Security Operations
13 9 (12.68%) ITIL
13 9 (12.68%) Malware Analysis
14 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
14 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) Python
2 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.63%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) CISSP
1 29 (40.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.31%) CREST Certified
3 13 (18.31%) Degree
4 12 (16.90%) GCIA
5 10 (14.08%) GCIH
5 10 (14.08%) SANS
6 9 (12.68%) CEH
6 9 (12.68%) CISM
7 7 (9.86%) GIAC
7 7 (9.86%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (9.86%) Novell Certification
8 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.23%) GCFE
8 3 (4.23%) GSEC
9 2 (2.82%) CISA
9 2 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.82%) ECIH
9 2 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) GPG13
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (9.86%) CSIRT
3 6 (8.45%) ArcSight ESM
3 6 (8.45%) RSA Archer
3 6 (8.45%) RSA enVision
3 6 (8.45%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (8.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.63%) EnCase
5 3 (4.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (4.23%) FTK
6 1 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) ArcSight
1 6 (8.45%) LogLogic
1 6 (8.45%) Sourcefire
1 6 (8.45%) Symantec
1 6 (8.45%) Trend Micro
2 5 (7.04%) Qualys
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) Sun