Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 1123 1146
Rank change year-on-year +100 +23 +21
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 119 76 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.047% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 62 58 85
UK median annual salary £51,750 £43,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.29% -23.91% +27.78%
10th Percentile £35,050 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £69,875 £65,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% -16.67% +41.18%

Computer 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 149,998 160,045 173,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,325 126,229 144,731
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 10 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 19 October 2018. 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 +86 115 £51,750 +8.95% 17
London +67 66 £52,500 +40.27% 12
UK excluding London +33 49 £42,500 -15.00% 5
East of England - 23 £40,000 -
South East -13 12 £66,500 +33.00% 2
South West -4 10 £52,500 -8.70% 3
North of England +21 2 £37,500 +15.38%
West Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
North West - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Computer 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 with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 91 (76.47%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (65.55%) Information Security
3 56 (47.06%) SIEM
4 44 (36.97%) Firewall
5 42 (35.29%) CISSP
6 41 (34.45%) Risk Management
6 41 (34.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 40 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
9 38 (31.93%) Security Cleared
10 37 (31.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 37 (31.09%) Cyber Intelligence
11 36 (30.25%) Threat Detection
11 36 (30.25%) Degree
11 36 (30.25%) Analytics
12 35 (29.41%) Security Operations
12 35 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (26.89%) Event Correlation
13 32 (26.89%) Splunk
14 31 (26.05%) SANS
15 30 (25.21%) Self-Motivation
16 29 (24.37%) Threat Intelligence
16 29 (24.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 28 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (23.53%) Symantec
17 28 (23.53%) Data Loss Prevention
18 27 (22.69%) Linux
18 27 (22.69%) Cyberthreat
19 26 (21.85%) Kalman Filter
20 25 (21.01%) Mentoring

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 9 (7.56%) Apache
1 9 (7.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Relativity
1 7 (5.88%) Ringtail
2 5 (4.20%) Concordance
3 4 (3.36%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (36.97%) Firewall
2 37 (31.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (21.01%) Wireshark
4 19 (15.97%) TCP/IP
5 14 (11.76%) Network Security
6 10 (8.40%) Sourcefire
7 9 (7.56%) SNMP
8 6 (5.04%) DHCP
8 6 (5.04%) DNS
9 4 (3.36%) DWDM
10 2 (1.68%) Wireless
11 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) Big Data
2 9 (7.56%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.88%) EDRMS
3 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.20%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 23 (19.33%) Retail
2 17 (14.29%) Legal
3 8 (6.72%) Law
4 7 (5.88%) Finance
5 5 (4.20%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Military
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Analyst
2 22 (18.49%) Penetration Tester
2 22 (18.49%) Tester
3 20 (16.81%) Security Engineer
4 18 (15.13%) SIEM Analyst
4 18 (15.13%) SIEM Engineer
4 18 (15.13%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (15.13%) SOC Engineer
5 15 (12.61%) Security Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Architect
6 12 (10.08%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) Consultant
9 8 (6.72%) Senior Security Analyst
10 7 (5.88%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.36%) Head of Security
12 4 (3.36%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 3 (2.52%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (25.21%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (22.69%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (19.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 11 (9.24%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.36%) iPad
9 2 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.84%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.84%) PKI
10 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) Linux
2 22 (18.49%) Windows
3 11 (9.24%) Unix
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.36%) Android
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) AIX
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (76.47%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (65.55%) Information Security
3 56 (47.06%) SIEM
4 41 (34.45%) Risk Management
4 41 (34.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (31.09%) Cyber Intelligence
6 36 (30.25%) Analytics
6 36 (30.25%) Threat Detection
7 35 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (29.41%) Security Operations
8 32 (26.89%) Event Correlation
9 29 (24.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 29 (24.37%) Threat Intelligence
10 28 (23.53%) Data Loss Prevention
10 28 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
11 26 (21.85%) Kalman Filter
12 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
12 25 (21.01%) Web Filtering
13 23 (19.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 23 (19.33%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) SQL
2 11 (9.24%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.40%) Java
4 8 (6.72%) Perl
5 7 (5.88%) C++
5 7 (5.88%) Python
6 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.20%) VB
7 3 (2.52%) C
7 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.68%) C#
9 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (35.29%) CISSP
2 38 (31.93%) Security Cleared
3 36 (30.25%) Degree
4 31 (26.05%) SANS
5 25 (21.01%) CREST Certified
6 24 (20.17%) CCNP
6 24 (20.17%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (20.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (19.33%) CCIE
7 23 (19.33%) CCSP
7 23 (19.33%) CSSLP
7 23 (19.33%) GCWN
7 23 (19.33%) ISSAP
7 23 (19.33%) MCSE
7 23 (19.33%) RHCA
7 23 (19.33%) RHCE
7 23 (19.33%) SSCP
7 23 (19.33%) VCAP
7 23 (19.33%) VCDX
7 23 (19.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.56%) GPG13
3 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.68%) GDPR
4 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) HDFS
1 9 (7.56%) Snort
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (19.33%) RSA Security Analytics
2 10 (8.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (8.40%) QRadar
3 9 (7.56%) Suricata
4 8 (6.72%) CSIRT
5 7 (5.88%) EnCase
6 4 (3.36%) Nessus
6 4 (3.36%) WSUS
7 3 (2.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.68%) FTK
9 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.89%) Splunk
3 28 (23.53%) Symantec
4 24 (20.17%) Cisco
5 23 (19.33%) LogRhythm
5 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
5 23 (19.33%) VMware
6 14 (11.76%) Sophos
7 9 (7.56%) AlienVault
7 9 (7.56%) ArcSight
7 9 (7.56%) FireEye
7 9 (7.56%) Fortinet
7 9 (7.56%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.56%) TippingPoint
8 7 (5.88%) Sun
9 6 (5.04%) McAfee
10 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.20%) Forcepoint
10 5 (4.20%) WorldPay
11 4 (3.36%) Nuix