Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Digital Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Forensics over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1008 1112 1080
Rank change year-on-year +104 -32 +121
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 127 91 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.050% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.055% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 88 64 115
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -10.42% +9.09%
10th Percentile £30,700 £34,575 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -19.23% +62.50%

Digital 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 149,014 165,379 172,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,546 130,794 143,596
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Digital Forensics.

Salary trend for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Forensics over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 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 +85 114 £55,000 - 18
London +85 74 £55,000 +4.76% 7
UK excluding London +29 45 £45,000 -14.29% 13
East of England +45 18 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Midlands +12 7 £30,000 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +18 6 £30,000 -20.00% 2
North of England +16 6 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South East +12 6 £56,500 -14.39% 3
Scotland - 6 £50,000 - 1
North West +10 5 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South West -4 2 £37,500 -37.50%
Yorkshire +20 1 £23,000 -58.18%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 71 (55.91%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (40.94%) Information Security
3 41 (32.28%) SIEM
4 39 (30.71%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (25.98%) Security Operations
6 29 (22.83%) EnCase
7 28 (22.05%) GIAC
8 27 (21.26%) CISSP
9 26 (20.47%) Threat Intelligence
10 25 (19.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 25 (19.69%) Windows
11 24 (18.90%) Law
11 24 (18.90%) SANS
12 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
13 21 (16.54%) Retail
13 21 (16.54%) CREST Certified
14 20 (15.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
14 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (15.75%) Malware Analysis
15 18 (14.17%) E-Discovery
16 17 (13.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 17 (13.39%) Reverse Engineering
16 17 (13.39%) Service Delivery
17 16 (12.60%) NHS
17 16 (12.60%) SQL
17 16 (12.60%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 16 (12.60%) Splunk
18 15 (11.81%) Security Architecture

Digital 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 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Concordance
1 3 (2.36%) Relativity
2 2 (1.57%) Ringtail
2 2 (1.57%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Serverless
2 7 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.36%) Office 365
5 2 (1.57%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.57%) OpenDNS
5 2 (1.57%) SaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.60%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (9.45%) Firewall
3 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.30%) Wireless
3 8 (6.30%) Wireshark
4 5 (3.94%) Network Security
5 3 (2.36%) Internet
5 3 (2.36%) SMS
6 1 (0.79%) DHCP
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) NAS
6 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
6 1 (0.79%) VLAN
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) Data Mining
1 3 (2.36%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.57%) Big Data
2 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (18.90%) Law
2 21 (16.54%) Retail
3 14 (11.02%) Finance
4 8 (6.30%) Military
5 4 (3.15%) Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (26.77%) Security Engineer
2 19 (14.96%) Analyst
3 17 (13.39%) Information Security Engineer
4 10 (7.87%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.09%) Incident Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Tester
6 8 (6.30%) Tester
7 7 (5.51%) Sales Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Security Penetration Tester
7 7 (5.51%) Security Tester
7 7 (5.51%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Senior Information Security Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Associate Director
9 5 (3.94%) Forensic Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.60%) NHS
3 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.66%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (7.09%) Cybercrime
4 9 (7.09%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.51%) Cyberattack
5 7 (5.51%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.72%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (3.15%) User Experience
8 2 (1.57%) Handset
8 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.79%) CESG
9 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Kali Linux
3 11 (8.66%) Unix
4 10 (7.87%) Linux
5 6 (4.72%) VMS
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.79%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (55.91%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (40.94%) Information Security
3 41 (32.28%) SIEM
4 39 (30.71%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (25.98%) Security Operations
6 26 (20.47%) Threat Intelligence
7 25 (19.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 20 (15.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (15.75%) Malware Analysis
8 20 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 18 (14.17%) E-Discovery
10 17 (13.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 17 (13.39%) Service Delivery
10 17 (13.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (11.81%) Security Architecture
12 14 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (9.45%) Computer Forensics
13 12 (9.45%) Ethical Hacking
13 12 (9.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (8.66%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.60%) SQL
2 15 (11.81%) Python
3 10 (7.87%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.30%) C++
4 8 (6.30%) VB
5 7 (5.51%) C
6 6 (4.72%) C#
6 6 (4.72%) Ruby
7 4 (3.15%) Perl
8 3 (2.36%) Java
9 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) GIAC
2 27 (21.26%) CISSP
3 24 (18.90%) SANS
4 21 (16.54%) CREST Certified
5 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.02%) CEH
7 13 (10.24%) GCIH
8 12 (9.45%) Degree
9 11 (8.66%) GCFA
9 11 (8.66%) GCFE
10 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (7.87%) GREM
10 10 (7.87%) OSCP
10 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
11 8 (6.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (6.30%) CCSP
11 8 (6.30%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (5.51%) CISA
12 7 (5.51%) CISM
12 7 (5.51%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.66%) GDPR
3 9 (7.09%) PCI DSS
4 8 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (3.94%) ISO 9001
5 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.79%) COBIT
7 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.79%) QA
7 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Snort
2 3 (2.36%) Firmware
3 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.57%) Squid
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (22.83%) EnCase
2 15 (11.81%) QRadar
3 13 (10.24%) FTK
4 12 (9.45%) Nessus
5 6 (4.72%) Nexpose
5 6 (4.72%) Nmap
5 6 (4.72%) OpenVAS
5 6 (4.72%) Suricata
6 2 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.79%) Kibana
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.79%) SCCM
7 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.60%) Splunk
3 15 (11.81%) Nuix
4 14 (11.02%) Cellebrite
5 12 (9.45%) LogRhythm
5 12 (9.45%) Qualys
6 9 (7.09%) Apple
6 9 (7.09%) McAfee
7 8 (6.30%) Forcepoint
7 8 (6.30%) Symantec
8 7 (5.51%) Google
9 6 (4.72%) ArcSight
9 6 (4.72%) Bomgar
9 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.72%) Cisco
9 6 (4.72%) CyberArk
9 6 (4.72%) FireEye
9 6 (4.72%) IBM
9 6 (4.72%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.72%) ServiceNow