The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CHFI qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
UK
Rank 853 923 943
Rank change year-on-year +70 +20  
Permanent jobs citing CHFI 14 41 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.040% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.14% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 13 41 10
Median salary £80,000 £67,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.51% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £67,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.51% +50.00%  

CHFI is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CHFI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CHFI as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CHFI in the UK

CHFI
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CHFI in the UK

CHFI
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CHFI over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CHFI in the UK

CHFI
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CHFI within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +76 14 £80,000 +18.51% 1
London +62 12 £80,000 +18.51% 1
Malmesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £55,000 -
South West - 2 £55,000 -

CHFI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing CHFI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CHFI.

1 14 (87.50%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (81.25%) Digital Forensics
2 13 (81.25%) CEH
3 12 (75.00%) GCIA
3 12 (75.00%) GCIH
3 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) C#
4 11 (68.75%) HTML
4 11 (68.75%) Java
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
4 11 (68.75%) Military
4 11 (68.75%) GPEN
4 11 (68.75%) GAWN
4 11 (68.75%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (68.75%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (56.25%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) CISSP
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) CISA
7 2 (12.50%) GCFA
7 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (12.50%) GCFE
7 2 (12.50%) CFCE
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Open Source

CHFI
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
1 1 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (68.75%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Consultant
2 12 (75.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 12 (75.00%) Security Consultant
3 11 (68.75%) Forensic Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (81.25%) Digital Forensics
3 11 (68.75%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (68.75%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Business Development
7 1 (6.25%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (6.25%) OWASP
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) SIEM
7 1 (6.25%) Statistics
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CEH
2 12 (75.00%) GCIA
2 12 (75.00%) GCIH
3 11 (68.75%) GAWN
3 11 (68.75%) GPEN
4 2 (12.50%) CFCE
4 2 (12.50%) CISA
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) GCFA
4 2 (12.50%) GCFE
5 1 (6.25%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) ECIH
5 1 (6.25%) EnCE
5 1 (6.25%) GCED
5 1 (6.25%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) EnCase
1 1 (6.25%) FTK
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Nuix
1 1 (6.25%) Tableau
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