Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 457 461
Rank change year-on-year +200 +4 +32
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 14 4 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.19% 0.021% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.023% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 14
Median annual salary £60,000 £25,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +135.29% -46.32% -17.39%
10th Percentile £33,750 £20,550 £37,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £29,250 £75,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £54,273
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.27% -9.54%

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 the North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,789 17,574 20,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.87% 92.78% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,785 13,591 16,311
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,150
% change year-on-year +9.52% +4.69% +0.30%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in the North of England

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Digital Forensics in the North of England.

Salary trend for Digital Forensics in the North of England

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Digital Forensics in the North of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in the North of England

Digital Forensics
Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2020. 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
North West +148 14 £60,000 +100.00%
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 10 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 7 (50.00%) Public Sector
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 3 (21.43%) FTK
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (21.43%) Business Development
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) EDRMS
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow Management
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Ringtail
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Forensic Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre

Digital Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 2 (14.29%) Relativity
1 2 (14.29%) Ringtail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) EDRMS
General
1 7 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Forensic Investigator
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Forensic Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Forensic Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Security
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Digital
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Technical Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Cybercrime
2 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) E-Discovery
3 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Business Development
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
5 2 (14.29%) Forensic Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Presales
5 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow Management
6 1 (7.14%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) GPEN
3 1 (7.14%) OSCP
3 1 (7.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) FTK
2 1 (7.14%) EnCase
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk