Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1099 1105 1172
Rank change year-on-year +6 +67 +33
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 90 104 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.057% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.063% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 61 91 101
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% +1.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% +33.33% +28.57%

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 161113 164519 190756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.48% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127955 136397 157836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 11 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 18 December 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 +10 84 £52,500 - 6
UK excluding London +44 48 £52,000 -13.33% 1
London -32 38 £62,000 +18.10% 5
South East +57 23 £52,500 -12.50%
South West +26 14 £52,000 +4.00% 1
Midlands +24 5 £57,500 -4.17%
North of England +9 4 £32,500 +10.17%
Yorkshire - 4 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands +11 1 £26,500 -55.83%

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (64.44%) Information Security
3 45 (50.00%) CISSP
4 40 (44.44%) Firewall
5 37 (41.11%) Forensic Analysis
6 36 (40.00%) Network Security
7 31 (34.44%) Vulnerability Management
8 28 (31.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 27 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 26 (28.89%) GCIH
11 25 (27.78%) Python
12 23 (25.56%) SANS
12 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
13 22 (24.44%) Cyberthreat
13 22 (24.44%) Finance
14 21 (23.33%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (23.33%) SIEM
14 21 (23.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
15 20 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
15 20 (22.22%) Legal
16 19 (21.11%) GIAC
16 19 (21.11%) GCIA
16 19 (21.11%) E-Discovery
17 18 (20.00%) Windows
17 18 (20.00%) Linux
17 18 (20.00%) CISM
18 17 (18.89%) Risk Management
18 17 (18.89%) SQL
18 17 (18.89%) Unix

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 3 (3.33%) Apache
1 3 (3.33%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 3 (3.33%) Relativity
2 3 (3.33%) Ringtail
3 1 (1.11%) Concordance
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.44%) Firewall
2 36 (40.00%) Network Security
3 28 (31.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.89%) DNS
6 7 (7.78%) FTP
6 7 (7.78%) HTTP
6 7 (7.78%) Internet
7 4 (4.44%) LAN
7 4 (4.44%) VPN
7 4 (4.44%) WAN
8 3 (3.33%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.22%) IPsec
9 2 (2.22%) SSL
10 1 (1.11%) DHCP
10 1 (1.11%) SMS
10 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Big Data
1 3 (3.33%) EDRMS
1 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) MS Access
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 22 (24.44%) Finance
2 20 (22.22%) Legal
3 14 (15.56%) Law
4 6 (6.67%) Banking
5 4 (4.44%) Advertising
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.22%) Military
8 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Analyst
2 17 (18.89%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 13 (14.44%) Consultant
5 12 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 11 (12.22%) Architect
6 11 (12.22%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Forensic Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Computer Forensics Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Security Specialist
9 5 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 5 (5.56%) Forensic Investigator
9 5 (5.56%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) PCRE
2 3 (3.33%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) LAMP
4 1 (1.11%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.33%) Cyber Defence
2 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.89%) Cybercrime
5 6 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.33%) iPad
7 3 (3.33%) Online Banking
8 2 (2.22%) CESG
8 2 (2.22%) PKI
9 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Linux
1 18 (20.00%) Windows
2 17 (18.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (64.44%) Information Security
3 37 (41.11%) Forensic Analysis
4 31 (34.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 27 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 21 (23.33%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (23.33%) SIEM
7 20 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
8 19 (21.11%) E-Discovery
9 17 (18.89%) Risk Management
10 15 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (15.56%) Computer Security
11 14 (15.56%) Cyber Intelligence
11 14 (15.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 14 (15.56%) Incident Management
11 14 (15.56%) Security Operations
11 14 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (14.44%) Security Architecture
12 13 (14.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) Python
2 17 (18.89%) SQL
3 12 (13.33%) Ruby
4 9 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.44%) Perl
8 3 (3.33%) C#
8 3 (3.33%) Java
8 3 (3.33%) VBA
9 2 (2.22%) C++
9 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.11%) Go
10 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (50.00%) CISSP
2 26 (28.89%) GCIH
3 23 (25.56%) SANS
3 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
4 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 19 (21.11%) GCIA
5 19 (21.11%) GIAC
6 18 (20.00%) CISM
7 17 (18.89%) CEH
8 15 (16.67%) Degree
9 12 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (13.33%) Novell Certification
10 9 (10.00%) OSCP
11 5 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (5.56%) CREST Certified
11 5 (5.56%) GCFE
11 5 (5.56%) GSEC
12 3 (3.33%) CFCE
12 3 (3.33%) GCFA
12 3 (3.33%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.11%) GPG13
3 7 (7.78%) GDPR
4 2 (2.22%) COBIT
4 2 (2.22%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (15.56%) Snort
2 3 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 12 (13.33%) CSIRT
3 9 (10.00%) EnCase
4 7 (7.78%) ArcSight ESM
4 7 (7.78%) RSA Archer
4 7 (7.78%) RSA enVision
4 7 (7.78%) RSA Security Analytics
4 7 (7.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (6.67%) FTK
5 6 (6.67%) Suricata
6 5 (5.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (4.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (3.33%) Fluentd
8 3 (3.33%) QRadar
9 2 (2.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) ArcSight
1 13 (14.44%) Sourcefire
2 9 (10.00%) Sun
3 8 (8.89%) FireEye
4 7 (7.78%) LogLogic
4 7 (7.78%) Qualys
4 7 (7.78%) Symantec
4 7 (7.78%) Trend Micro
5 6 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 6 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 6 (6.67%) Sophos
5 6 (6.67%) TippingPoint
6 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.33%) AlienVault
7 3 (3.33%) Intel
7 3 (3.33%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.33%) Splunk
8 2 (2.22%) Apple
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) Nuix