Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Digital Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Forensics over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1074 1049 1170
Rank change year-on-year -25 +121 +85
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 85 136 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.076% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.085% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 60 114 74
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £39,375 £35,000 £29,825
90th Percentile £96,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%

Digital 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 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
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 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in England

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Digital Forensics in England

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Forensics in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in England

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -57 44 £52,500 -12.50%
Midlands - 13 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands - 13 £37,500 - 1
North of England +13 9 £50,000 -
South East +38 7 £66,000 +56.21% 1
North West -15 7 £50,000 -
East of England +16 6 £49,000 +8.89%
South West -30 6 £67,500 -3.57%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Digital Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 49 (57.65%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (41.18%) Information Security
3 26 (30.59%) GIAC
3 26 (30.59%) CISSP
4 25 (29.41%) Management Information System
5 24 (28.24%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
7 19 (22.35%) Security Operations
7 19 (22.35%) CREST Certified
8 18 (21.18%) Degree
9 17 (20.00%) Finance
9 17 (20.00%) CISM
9 17 (20.00%) SANS
9 17 (20.00%) EnCase
10 16 (18.82%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (18.82%) ITIL
10 16 (18.82%) TCP/IP
10 16 (18.82%) GCFA
10 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
11 15 (17.65%) Security Management
11 15 (17.65%) SIEM
12 14 (16.47%) OSCP
12 14 (16.47%) Security Architecture
12 14 (16.47%) Malware Analysis
12 14 (16.47%) GCFE
12 14 (16.47%) Linux
12 14 (16.47%) Incident Management
13 13 (15.29%) GCIH
13 13 (15.29%) Information Assurance
13 13 (15.29%) Data Protection

Digital 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.71%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) assyst
2 2 (2.35%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.94%) Firewall
3 10 (11.76%) Network Security
4 6 (7.06%) LAN
5 3 (3.53%) WAN
5 3 (3.53%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.35%) Internet
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.18%) DNS
7 1 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.18%) VLAN
7 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Legal
3 6 (7.06%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Security Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 16 (18.82%) Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) Forensic Analyst
6 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) IT Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) IT Operations Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Forensic Investigator
8 7 (8.24%) IT Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) Security Consultant
9 6 (7.06%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Security Manager
9 6 (7.06%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.88%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Struts
2 2 (2.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 16 (18.82%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.24%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.24%) Freedom of Information
4 7 (8.24%) Smart Meter
5 6 (7.06%) CESG
5 6 (7.06%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.88%) Cybercrime
7 4 (4.71%) Fintech
8 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.53%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (3.53%) Online Banking
9 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (2.35%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 12 (14.12%) Windows
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (41.18%) Information Security
3 24 (28.24%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (22.35%) Security Operations
5 16 (18.82%) ITIL
6 15 (17.65%) Security Management
6 15 (17.65%) SIEM
7 14 (16.47%) Incident Management
7 14 (16.47%) Malware Analysis
7 14 (16.47%) Security Architecture
8 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
8 13 (15.29%) Information Assurance
8 13 (15.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 13 (15.29%) Service Management
9 12 (14.12%) E-Discovery
10 10 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (10.59%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) ITIL V3
12 8 (9.41%) Memory Management
12 8 (9.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.71%) Python
2 3 (3.53%) Perl
2 3 (3.53%) Ruby
3 2 (2.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (30.59%) CISSP
1 26 (30.59%) GIAC
2 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
3 19 (22.35%) CREST Certified
4 18 (21.18%) Degree
5 17 (20.00%) CISM
5 17 (20.00%) SANS
6 16 (18.82%) GCFA
6 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.47%) GCFE
7 14 (16.47%) OSCP
8 13 (15.29%) GCIH
9 6 (7.06%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.71%) CISA
11 3 (3.53%) CFCE
11 3 (3.53%) GREM
12 2 (2.35%) CCNA
12 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (7.06%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) EnCase
2 7 (8.24%) QRadar
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (4.71%) FTK
5 2 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) IBM
3 4 (4.71%) Cellebrite
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.35%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.35%) FireEye
5 2 (2.35%) McAfee
6 1 (1.18%) Capita
6 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.18%) Juniper
6 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto