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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 920 894
Rank change year-on-year +102 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 47 42 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.040% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.045% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 53
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,500 £22,540
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £60,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +53.84%  

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 77598 92546 96554
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.30% 88.73% 87.12%
Number of salaries quoted 63772 76871 78031
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 15 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 3 months to 23 April 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 +96 45 £62,500 +25.00% 3
London +67 31 £57,500 +48.38% 2
South West +11 10 £62,500 -3.84% 1
Bristol +8 10 £62,500 -3.84%
Feltham - 3 £51,250 -
South East +69 2 £37,000 -50.66%
Berkshire +35 2 £37,000 -50.66%
East of England +21 2 £64,000 +6.66%
Hertfordshire +16 2 £64,000 +6.66%
County Antrim - 2 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,000 -
Newbury - 2 £37,000 -
Royston - 2 £64,000 -
Belfast - 2 £30,000 -
City of London +42 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 56 (60.87%) Information Security
2 55 (59.78%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (43.48%) Network Security
4 39 (42.39%) CISSP
4 39 (42.39%) Firewall
5 36 (39.13%) E-Discovery
6 34 (36.96%) TCP/IP
6 34 (36.96%) Linux
7 32 (34.78%) Windows
8 31 (33.70%) Forensic Analysis
9 30 (32.61%) CSIRT
9 30 (32.61%) Legal
10 29 (31.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 28 (30.43%) SIEM
12 27 (29.35%) Threat Detection
12 27 (29.35%) Degree
12 27 (29.35%) GCIH
12 27 (29.35%) SQL
12 27 (29.35%) CISM
13 24 (26.09%) GCIA
14 23 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 22 (23.91%) Computer Security
15 22 (23.91%) GIAC
15 22 (23.91%) Unix
16 21 (22.83%) Sun
16 21 (22.83%) CNA
16 21 (22.83%) Novell Certification
16 21 (22.83%) Network+ Certification
16 21 (22.83%) Network Design

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 10 (10.87%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 40 (43.48%) Network Security
2 39 (42.39%) Firewall
3 34 (36.96%) TCP/IP
4 29 (31.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (13.04%) DNS
6 10 (10.87%) DHCP
7 6 (6.52%) NetScreen
8 3 (3.26%) VPN
8 3 (3.26%) Wireless
9 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.17%) HTTP
9 2 (2.17%) Internet
9 2 (2.17%) LAN
9 2 (2.17%) WAN
10 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.09%) IPv4
10 1 (1.09%) IPv6
10 1 (1.09%) snoop
10 1 (1.09%) SSL
10 1 (1.09%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Big Data
2 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.43%) MS Access
3 3 (3.26%) Data Mining
General
1 30 (32.61%) Legal
2 6 (6.52%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.26%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) Analyst
2 31 (33.70%) Security Analyst
3 24 (26.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Consultant
5 12 (13.04%) Forensic Consultant
5 12 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 11 (11.96%) Architect
7 10 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
9 7 (7.61%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) SOC Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Operational Security Manager
10 6 (6.52%) Operations Manager
10 6 (6.52%) Security Operations Manager
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) SOC Manager
11 5 (5.43%) Computer Forensics Consultant
11 5 (5.43%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (5.43%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (11.96%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.43%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.09%) Blog
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.96%) Linux
2 32 (34.78%) Windows
3 22 (23.91%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.87%) Information Security
2 55 (59.78%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (39.13%) E-Discovery
4 31 (33.70%) Forensic Analysis
5 28 (30.43%) SIEM
6 27 (29.35%) Threat Detection
7 23 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (23.91%) Computer Security
9 21 (22.83%) Network Design
10 20 (21.74%) Security Operations
11 19 (20.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (18.48%) Malware Analysis
13 16 (17.39%) Risk Management
14 14 (15.22%) Analytics
15 13 (14.13%) Cyber Intelligence
16 12 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
16 12 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 11 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
18 10 (10.87%) MODAF
18 10 (10.87%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) SQL
2 12 (13.04%) Python
2 12 (13.04%) Ruby
3 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.61%) Perl
5 6 (6.52%) C++
5 6 (6.52%) Java
6 2 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) Lua
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) CISSP
2 27 (29.35%) CISM
2 27 (29.35%) Degree
2 27 (29.35%) GCIH
3 24 (26.09%) GCIA
4 22 (23.91%) GIAC
5 21 (22.83%) CNA
5 21 (22.83%) Network+ Certification
5 21 (22.83%) Novell Certification
5 21 (22.83%) SANS
6 11 (11.96%) CEH
7 8 (8.70%) CREST Certified
8 5 (5.43%) OSCP
9 3 (3.26%) ECSA
9 3 (3.26%) GCED
10 2 (2.17%) CCNA
10 2 (2.17%) CCSA
10 2 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.26%) GPG13
3 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.17%) ISO27002
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) Snort
2 5 (5.43%) HDFS
3 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (32.61%) CSIRT
2 23 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 18 (19.57%) EnCase
4 14 (15.22%) FTK
5 11 (11.96%) QRadar
6 10 (10.87%) Kibana
6 10 (10.87%) logstash
7 6 (6.52%) RSA enVision
8 5 (5.43%) Fluentd
9 1 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.09%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Sun
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.13%) Palo Alto
3 13 (14.13%) Sourcefire
4 11 (11.96%) AlienVault
4 11 (11.96%) ArcSight
4 11 (11.96%) FireEye
4 11 (11.96%) Fortinet
4 11 (11.96%) LogRhythm
4 11 (11.96%) Sophos
4 11 (11.96%) Splunk
4 11 (11.96%) TippingPoint
5 10 (10.87%) Cisco
6 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.61%) Intel Security
8 6 (6.52%) Juniper
9 3 (3.26%) Nuix
10 1 (1.09%) Cellebrite
10 1 (1.09%) Lotus
10 1 (1.09%) Symantec
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Modis International
Posted: 2 days ago