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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 878 925
Rank change year-on-year +85 +47  
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 70 37 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.046% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 54 28 29
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +21.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £74,400 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.50% -6.36%  

Digital Forensics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74281 81140 91281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.70% 88.99% 87.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60243 68634 75471
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 43 £57,500 -4.16% 1
West Midlands +20 10 £40,000 +18.51% 1
North West -35 7 £70,000 +35.92% 2
South West +2 5 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £82,500 -
South East +54 1 £67,500 +33.00% 1
Digital Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 84 (57.53%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (32.88%) Information Security
3 41 (28.08%) Degree
4 39 (26.71%) Firewall
5 35 (23.97%) GCIH
6 31 (21.23%) Windows
6 31 (21.23%) Cyberthreat
7 29 (19.86%) Java
7 29 (19.86%) CISSP
8 28 (19.18%) Incident Management
8 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
9 27 (18.49%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (17.81%) SQL
10 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
10 26 (17.81%) E-Discovery
11 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
11 25 (17.12%) Malware Analysis
12 24 (16.44%) Ethical Hacking
13 23 (15.75%) CEH
13 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (15.75%) SIEM
14 22 (15.07%) GCIA
14 22 (15.07%) C#
14 22 (15.07%) JavaScript
14 22 (15.07%) Project Management
15 21 (14.38%) HTML
15 21 (14.38%) Military
16 19 (13.01%) Marketing
17 18 (12.33%) Presales
17 18 (12.33%) Windows Server

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 15 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Relativity
2 9 (6.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.71%) Firewall
2 10 (6.85%) LAN
3 9 (6.16%) Network Security
4 7 (4.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (4.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.42%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (14.38%) Military
2 19 (13.01%) Marketing
3 18 (12.33%) Legal
4 15 (10.27%) Finance
5 12 (8.22%) Law
6 8 (5.48%) Retail
7 4 (2.74%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.74%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (28.08%) Consultant
2 40 (27.40%) Analyst
3 32 (21.92%) Security Analyst
4 28 (19.18%) Security Consultant
5 19 (13.01%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 17 (11.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 14 (9.59%) Forensic Consultant
7 14 (9.59%) Forensic Manager
8 13 (8.90%) Incident Manager
8 13 (8.90%) Junior
9 11 (7.53%) Graduate
9 11 (7.53%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) Security Operations Analyst
10 10 (6.85%) Security Engineer
11 9 (6.16%) Forensic Analyst
11 9 (6.16%) Malware Analyst
11 9 (6.16%) Security Incident Consultant
12 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
12 8 (5.48%) Technology Manager
13 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.38%) HTML
2 5 (3.42%) COM
3 4 (2.74%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (1.37%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Cyberthreat
2 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.64%) Cyber Attack
4 15 (10.27%) Cybercrime
5 14 (9.59%) Management Information System
6 10 (6.85%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.16%) Data Centre
7 9 (6.16%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (5.48%) CESG
9 4 (2.74%) CCTV
9 4 (2.74%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (2.74%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.68%) iPhone
11 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.23%) Windows
2 18 (12.33%) Linux
2 18 (12.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.74%) CentOS
3 4 (2.74%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.53%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (32.88%) Information Security
3 28 (19.18%) Incident Management
4 27 (18.49%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (17.81%) E-Discovery
6 25 (17.12%) Malware Analysis
7 24 (16.44%) Ethical Hacking
8 23 (15.75%) SIEM
9 22 (15.07%) Project Management
10 18 (12.33%) Presales
11 16 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
12 15 (10.27%) Data Loss Prevention
12 15 (10.27%) Security Operations
13 14 (9.59%) Cyber Intelligence
13 14 (9.59%) Network Management
13 14 (9.59%) Open Source
13 14 (9.59%) Security Monitoring
13 14 (9.59%) Service Delivery
14 13 (8.90%) Service Management
15 11 (7.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.86%) Java
2 26 (17.81%) SQL
3 22 (15.07%) C#
3 22 (15.07%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.79%) C
4 7 (4.79%) C++
4 7 (4.79%) Perl
4 7 (4.79%) VB
5 3 (2.05%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) BeanShell
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (28.08%) Degree
2 35 (23.97%) GCIH
3 29 (19.86%) CISSP
4 28 (19.18%) Security Cleared
5 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
6 23 (15.75%) CEH
7 22 (15.07%) GCIA
8 17 (11.64%) CISM
9 16 (10.96%) GCFA
10 13 (8.90%) GREM
11 12 (8.22%) CHFI
12 11 (7.53%) GAWN
12 11 (7.53%) GIAC
12 11 (7.53%) GPEN
13 10 (6.85%) DV Cleared
13 10 (6.85%) SANS
14 9 (6.16%) CISA
15 8 (5.48%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (5.48%) CREST Certified
16 6 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) EnCase
2 10 (6.85%) QRadar
3 4 (2.74%) FTK
3 4 (2.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (6.16%) Cisco
1 9 (6.16%) IBM
1 9 (6.16%) Nuix
2 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.74%) Apple
3 4 (2.74%) Google
4 3 (2.05%) Intel
5 2 (1.37%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.37%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
6 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.68%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.68%) Juniper
6 1 (0.68%) Lotus
6 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.68%) Qualys
6 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
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