Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Forensics
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1096 1102 1151
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 +25
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 83 86 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.049% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.054% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 55 75 93
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £30,850 £27,700 £26,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,500 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,250 £60,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -12.92% +29.03% +24.00%

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 156,280 158,751 184,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 125,337 131,258 152,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 13 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 January 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 -5 76 £60,000 +4.35% 3
UK excluding London +26 43 £52,250 -12.92% 3
London -34 35 £65,000 +13.04%
South East +57 20 £66,250 +36.60%
South West -1 11 £40,500 -19.00% 1
Midlands +8 5 £57,500 -4.17% 1
North of England 0 4 £32,500 +10.17% 1
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands +2 1 £26,500 -55.83% 1
North West -4 1 - - 1
Scotland -33 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 58 (69.88%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (59.04%) Information Security
3 41 (49.40%) CISSP
4 37 (44.58%) Firewall
5 34 (40.96%) Network Security
6 31 (37.35%) Forensic Analysis
7 27 (32.53%) GCIH
8 26 (31.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 26 (31.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (30.12%) Python
10 23 (27.71%) Legal
11 22 (26.51%) GIAC
11 22 (26.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 21 (25.30%) Finance
12 21 (25.30%) Linux
12 21 (25.30%) SANS
13 20 (24.10%) Windows
13 20 (24.10%) SQL
13 20 (24.10%) CISM
13 20 (24.10%) Malware Analysis
13 20 (24.10%) E-Discovery
14 19 (22.89%) SIEM
14 19 (22.89%) Unix
14 19 (22.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 17 (20.48%) Risk Management
15 17 (20.48%) GCIA
15 17 (20.48%) Cyberthreat
16 16 (19.28%) Computer Security
16 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
16 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared

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 (3.61%) Apache
1 3 (3.61%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 4 (4.82%) Relativity
2 4 (4.82%) Ringtail
3 2 (2.41%) Concordance
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (44.58%) Firewall
2 34 (40.96%) Network Security
3 26 (31.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.23%) DNS
5 6 (7.23%) HTTP
6 5 (6.02%) FTP
6 5 (6.02%) Internet
7 4 (4.82%) LAN
7 4 (4.82%) VPN
7 4 (4.82%) WAN
8 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.41%) IPsec
9 2 (2.41%) SSL
10 1 (1.20%) DHCP
10 1 (1.20%) LDAP
10 1 (1.20%) SMS
10 1 (1.20%) SMTP
10 1 (1.20%) SSH
10 1 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) EDRMS
2 3 (3.61%) Big Data
2 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 23 (27.71%) Legal
2 21 (25.30%) Finance
3 15 (18.07%) Law
4 6 (7.23%) Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Advertising
6 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.41%) Military
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Consultant
3 14 (16.87%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Security Analyst
5 12 (14.46%) Incident Analyst
5 12 (14.46%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Security Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Forensic Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) Security Consultant
8 6 (7.23%) Computer Forensics Consultant
8 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Forensic Investigator
9 5 (6.02%) Security Manager
10 4 (4.82%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Graduate
10 4 (4.82%) Graduate Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) .NET
3 3 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.61%) Middleware
3 3 (3.61%) PCRE
3 3 (3.61%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) LAMP
4 1 (1.20%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (19.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (15.66%) Management Information System
4 11 (13.25%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (9.64%) Cybercrime
7 6 (7.23%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (6.02%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
9 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.61%) iPad
9 3 (3.61%) Online Banking
9 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
10 2 (2.41%) CESG
10 2 (2.41%) PKI
10 2 (2.41%) VAX
11 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
11 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Linux
2 20 (24.10%) Windows
3 19 (22.89%) Unix
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.88%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (59.04%) Information Security
3 31 (37.35%) Forensic Analysis
4 26 (31.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (26.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 20 (24.10%) E-Discovery
6 20 (24.10%) Malware Analysis
7 19 (22.89%) SIEM
8 17 (20.48%) Risk Management
9 16 (19.28%) Computer Security
10 15 (18.07%) Security Operations
11 14 (16.87%) Cyber Intelligence
11 14 (16.87%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (16.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (14.46%) Artificial Intelligence
12 12 (14.46%) Digital Forensics
12 12 (14.46%) Threat Detection
13 11 (13.25%) Incident Management
14 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (12.05%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Python
2 20 (24.10%) SQL
3 13 (15.66%) Ruby
4 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.43%) Java
5 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.23%) C++
6 6 (7.23%) Perl
7 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.82%) C#
9 3 (3.61%) PHP
9 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.61%) VBA
10 2 (2.41%) C
10 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.41%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 41 (49.40%) CISSP
2 27 (32.53%) GCIH
3 22 (26.51%) GIAC
4 21 (25.30%) SANS
5 20 (24.10%) CISM
6 17 (20.48%) GCIA
7 16 (19.28%) CEH
7 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
7 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
8 15 (18.07%) Degree
9 12 (14.46%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (14.46%) Novell Certification
10 10 (12.05%) OSCP
11 7 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (7.23%) GCFE
13 4 (4.82%) CISA
13 4 (4.82%) GCFA
14 3 (3.61%) CREST Certified
14 3 (3.61%) GREM
14 3 (3.61%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.84%) GDPR
3 7 (8.43%) GPG13
4 2 (2.41%) COBIT
4 2 (2.41%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Snort
2 3 (3.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 12 (14.46%) CSIRT
3 9 (10.84%) EnCase
4 6 (7.23%) FTK
4 6 (7.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (7.23%) Suricata
5 4 (4.82%) ArcSight ESM
5 4 (4.82%) RSA Archer
5 4 (4.82%) RSA enVision
5 4 (4.82%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (4.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.61%) Fluentd
6 3 (3.61%) QRadar
7 2 (2.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (2.41%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) ArcSight
1 10 (12.05%) Sourcefire
2 9 (10.84%) Sun
3 8 (9.64%) FireEye
4 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
4 6 (7.23%) Palo Alto
4 6 (7.23%) Sophos
4 6 (7.23%) TippingPoint
5 5 (6.02%) Qualys
6 4 (4.82%) LogLogic
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.82%) Symantec
6 4 (4.82%) Trend Micro
7 3 (3.61%) AlienVault
7 3 (3.61%) Intel
7 3 (3.61%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.61%) Splunk
8 2 (2.41%) Apple
8 2 (2.41%) Nuix
8 2 (2.41%) Recommind