Period
to 18 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Forensic Investigator was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Forensic Investigator
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1142 1181 1265
Rank change year-on-year +39 +84 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Investigator 16 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 11
England median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% -18.52% +58.82%
10th Percentile £37,428 £50,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £54,400 £76,875 £88,750
UK median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -10.91% -18.52% +58.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160954 167574 194818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.54% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 130752 141017 164069
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,245
% change year-on-year +3.16% +4.98% +0.54%

Forensic Investigator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Forensic Investigator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Forensic Investigator in England

Forensic Investigator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Forensic Investigator in England

Forensic Investigator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Forensic Investigator in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Forensic Investigator in England

Forensic Investigator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forensic Investigator within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
East of England - 9 £49,000 -
London +1 7 £37,428 -31.95%
Forensic Investigator
UK

Forensic Investigator Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, Forensic Investigator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Forensic Investigator in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Digital Forensics
1 11 (68.75%) EnCase
2 10 (62.50%) CREST Certified
2 10 (62.50%) GCFE
2 10 (62.50%) Memory Management
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) GIAC
2 10 (62.50%) GCFA
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (31.25%) Freedom of Information
3 5 (31.25%) SEO
3 5 (31.25%) Law
3 5 (31.25%) Legal
3 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Degree

Forensic Investigator Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (31.25%) Law
1 5 (31.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (31.25%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Digital Forensics
2 10 (62.50%) Memory Management
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
3 5 (31.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CREST Certified
1 10 (62.50%) GCFA
1 10 (62.50%) GCFE
1 10 (62.50%) GIAC
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) EnCase