Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1086 1132 1188
Rank change year-on-year +46 +56 -41
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 85 83 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.046% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.051% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 57 59 81
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.04% +35.29%
10th Percentile £33,100 £33,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50% +55.84%

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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 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 +29 84 £50,000 - 6
London +37 64 £50,000 +35.14% 3
UK excluding London -6 17 £37,500 -28.57% 3
South West -6 9 £52,500 -16.00% 2
North of England +15 3 £35,000 -
East of England +12 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
North West - 2 £36,000 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £35,000 -
South East -10 1 £75,000 +87.50%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 55 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (55.29%) Information Security
2 47 (55.29%) Degree
3 32 (37.65%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (34.12%) SQL
5 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 25 (29.41%) CREST Certified
6 23 (27.06%) Legal
7 20 (23.53%) EDRMS
7 20 (23.53%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
7 20 (23.53%) Relativity
7 20 (23.53%) Ringtail
7 20 (23.53%) E-Discovery
7 20 (23.53%) Relational Database
8 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (22.35%) Analytics
8 19 (22.35%) Risk Management
8 19 (22.35%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (22.35%) Computer Science
9 18 (21.18%) Linux
9 18 (21.18%) Digital Forensics
10 17 (20.00%) Law
11 16 (18.82%) C++
11 16 (18.82%) Java
12 15 (17.65%) CISSP
12 15 (17.65%) Project Management
13 14 (16.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (16.47%) SIEM
13 14 (16.47%) Malware Analysis
14 13 (15.29%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 8 (9.41%) Apache
1 8 (9.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Relativity
1 20 (23.53%) Ringtail
2 11 (12.94%) Concordance
2 11 (12.94%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Network Security
2 10 (11.76%) Firewall
3 8 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (9.41%) Sourcefire
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.53%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.53%) EDRMS
1 20 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.76%) Big Data
3 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.88%) Data Mining
General
1 23 (27.06%) Legal
2 17 (20.00%) Law
3 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Consultant
2 22 (25.88%) Penetration Tester
2 22 (25.88%) Tester
3 19 (22.35%) Analyst
4 17 (20.00%) E-Discovery Consultant
5 12 (14.12%) Security Analyst
6 10 (11.76%) Graduate
6 10 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (10.59%) Graduate Consultant
7 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) Security Consultant
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 3 (3.53%) Applications Tester
11 3 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Forensic Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Web Applications Specialist
11 3 (3.53%) Web Applications Tester
11 3 (3.53%) Web Specialist
11 3 (3.53%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (22.35%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.53%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (3.53%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.18%) VAX
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Linux
2 10 (11.76%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) Unix
4 4 (4.71%) Android
4 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.18%) AIX
5 1 (1.18%) IRIX
5 1 (1.18%) Solaris
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (55.29%) Information Security
3 32 (37.65%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (23.53%) E-Discovery
4 20 (23.53%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
5 19 (22.35%) Analytics
5 19 (22.35%) Ethical Hacking
5 19 (22.35%) Risk Management
6 18 (21.18%) Digital Forensics
7 15 (17.65%) Project Management
8 14 (16.47%) Malware Analysis
8 14 (16.47%) SIEM
9 13 (15.29%) Cyber Intelligence
9 13 (15.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (12.94%) Security Operations
11 10 (11.76%) Event Correlation
12 9 (10.59%) Data Analysis
12 9 (10.59%) Data Analytics
12 9 (10.59%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) C++
2 16 (18.82%) Java
3 11 (12.94%) Perl
3 11 (12.94%) T-SQL
3 11 (12.94%) VB
4 8 (9.41%) Python
5 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.53%) PHP
5 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.53%) Ruby
5 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (55.29%) Degree
2 25 (29.41%) CREST Certified
2 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) CISSP
4 13 (15.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (11.76%) GCIH
6 9 (10.59%) OSCP
7 8 (9.41%) CEH
8 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.88%) CISA
9 5 (5.88%) CISM
10 3 (3.53%) Postgraduate
11 2 (2.35%) CCIE
11 2 (2.35%) CCNP
11 2 (2.35%) CCSP
11 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.35%) MCSE
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.35%) RHCE
11 2 (2.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.41%) GPG13
3 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.71%) GDPR
5 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) HDFS
1 8 (9.41%) Snort
2 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) EnCase
2 9 (10.59%) FTK
3 8 (9.41%) QRadar
3 8 (9.41%) Suricata
4 4 (4.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.35%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (1.18%) Nessus
6 1 (1.18%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Nuix
2 10 (11.76%) Splunk
3 9 (10.59%) Sophos
3 9 (10.59%) Tableau
4 8 (9.41%) AlienVault
4 8 (9.41%) ArcSight
4 8 (9.41%) FireEye
4 8 (9.41%) Fortinet
4 8 (9.41%) LogRhythm
4 8 (9.41%) Palo Alto
4 8 (9.41%) TippingPoint
5 7 (8.24%) Symantec
6 5 (5.88%) Forcepoint
6 5 (5.88%) McAfee
6 5 (5.88%) WorldPay
7 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.53%) VMware
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.18%) Acunetix