Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Forensics over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1099 1168 1134
Rank change year-on-year +69 -34 +72
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 78 106 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.053% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.059% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 59 86 129
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +35.29% -10.53%
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +55.84% -3.75%

Computer 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159516 179421 194215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.78% 88.90% 87.88%
Number of salaries quoted 127716 149365 157836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Forensics over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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
England +37 76 £50,000 -13.04% 4
London +48 40 £37,000 -32.73% 1
UK excluding London +68 38 £52,500 -12.50% 3
South West +19 17 £62,500 +4.17% 1
South East +65 15 £40,000 -33.33% 2
East of England +21 2 £64,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +4 2 £35,000 -
North of England -8 2 £35,000 -54.84%
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Forensics 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 Computer Forensics.

1 61 (78.21%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (69.23%) Information Security
3 33 (42.31%) CISSP
4 30 (38.46%) Firewall
5 28 (35.90%) TCP/IP
6 27 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
7 26 (33.33%) Network Security
8 25 (32.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (29.49%) Windows
9 23 (29.49%) Forensic Analysis
10 22 (28.21%) SIEM
11 21 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (26.92%) Linux
11 21 (26.92%) GCIA
12 20 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (25.64%) Degree
13 19 (24.36%) CSIRT
14 18 (23.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 18 (23.08%) SANS
14 18 (23.08%) Threat Detection
14 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
14 18 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (23.08%) CISM
15 17 (21.79%) SQL
15 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
15 17 (21.79%) Legal
15 17 (21.79%) E-Discovery
16 16 (20.51%) GCIH
17 15 (19.23%) Network+ Certification
17 15 (19.23%) GIAC

Computer Forensics
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) Firewall
2 28 (35.90%) TCP/IP
3 26 (33.33%) Network Security
4 25 (32.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (17.95%) DNS
6 11 (14.10%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) FTP
7 3 (3.85%) HTTP
7 3 (3.85%) Internet
7 3 (3.85%) NetScreen
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.56%) LAN
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
8 2 (2.56%) WAN
9 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Big Data
1 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) GoogleTest
1 3 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 17 (21.79%) Legal
2 6 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 6 (7.69%) Automotive
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Analyst
2 31 (39.74%) Security Analyst
3 21 (26.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 15 (19.23%) Architect
5 12 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
5 12 (15.38%) Tester
6 11 (14.10%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (11.54%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (10.26%) Security Architect
10 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 7 (8.97%) Security Engineer
11 4 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
12 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 3 (3.85%) Developer
12 3 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (3.85%) Security Manager
12 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (5.13%) Regular Expression
3 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.85%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.85%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
4 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) .NET
5 1 (1.28%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.28%) Blog
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Windows
2 21 (26.92%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (78.21%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (69.23%) Information Security
3 27 (34.62%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (29.49%) Forensic Analysis
5 22 (28.21%) SIEM
6 21 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (23.08%) Threat Detection
9 17 (21.79%) E-Discovery
10 15 (19.23%) Computer Security
10 15 (19.23%) Network Design
11 14 (17.95%) Security Architecture
12 11 (14.10%) MODAF
12 11 (14.10%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
12 11 (14.10%) SysML
12 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
12 11 (14.10%) UML
12 11 (14.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (12.82%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) Python
3 5 (6.41%) Ruby
4 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.85%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (2.56%) Java
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (42.31%) CISSP
2 21 (26.92%) GCIA
3 20 (25.64%) Degree
4 18 (23.08%) CISM
4 18 (23.08%) SANS
4 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.51%) GCIH
6 15 (19.23%) CNA
6 15 (19.23%) CREST Certified
6 15 (19.23%) GIAC
6 15 (19.23%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (19.23%) Novell Certification
7 7 (8.97%) CEH
8 6 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) ECSA
9 3 (3.85%) GCED
9 3 (3.85%) GSEC
10 2 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.13%) GPG13
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Snort
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) CSIRT
2 18 (23.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (7.69%) RSA enVision
4 4 (5.13%) Kibana
4 4 (5.13%) logstash
4 4 (5.13%) QRadar
5 3 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (3.85%) RSA Archer
5 3 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.56%) EnCase
7 1 (1.28%) Fluentd
7 1 (1.28%) FTK
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.23%) Sun
3 7 (8.97%) ArcSight
3 7 (8.97%) Sourcefire
4 6 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco
6 4 (5.13%) AlienVault
6 4 (5.13%) FireEye
6 4 (5.13%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.13%) LogRhythm
6 4 (5.13%) Sophos
6 4 (5.13%) Splunk
6 4 (5.13%) TippingPoint
7 3 (3.85%) Juniper
7 3 (3.85%) LogLogic
7 3 (3.85%) McAfee
7 3 (3.85%) Symantec
7 3 (3.85%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.56%) Qualys
Surrey
Networkers
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KRyS Global
Salary: $85k - 105k per year + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago