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

Digital Forensics
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1034 1099 1153
Rank change year-on-year +65 +54 +57
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 139 107 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.060% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.066% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 90 83 89
UK median annual salary £54,273 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.54% +4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £32,554 £27,600 £33,550
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £66,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -29.92% +26.92% +22.35%

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 152,439 162,423 176,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,297 128,279 147,112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +57 139 £54,273 -9.54% 20
London +65 81 £58,750 +11.90% 4
UK excluding London +38 58 £46,250 -29.92% 16
East of England - 26 £50,000 - 5
North of England +43 14 £47,500 -17.39% 4
West Midlands +25 13 £35,785 -4.57% 4
Midlands +19 13 £35,785 -41.58% 4
North West +16 13 £48,750 -30.36% 3
South East +9 3 - - 2
South West -5 2 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £23,000 -58.18% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 52 (37.41%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (28.78%) SIEM
3 38 (27.34%) GIAC
3 38 (27.34%) Information Security
4 32 (23.02%) EnCase
5 30 (21.58%) Law
6 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (18.71%) Reverse Engineering
8 25 (17.99%) Windows
9 24 (17.27%) CISSP
9 24 (17.27%) E-Discovery
9 24 (17.27%) Security Operations
10 23 (16.55%) Penetration Testing
11 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (15.11%) SQL
12 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
13 19 (13.67%) Retail
13 19 (13.67%) Analytics
13 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
13 19 (13.67%) Nuix
13 19 (13.67%) CREST Certified
14 18 (12.95%) GCFE
14 18 (12.95%) Malware Analysis
14 18 (12.95%) Security Architecture
14 18 (12.95%) GCFA
14 18 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
15 17 (12.23%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 16 (11.51%) Cellebrite

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 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Relativity
2 8 (5.76%) Concordance
3 7 (5.04%) Ringtail
4 5 (3.60%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.19%) Firewall
2 10 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (7.19%) Network Security
3 8 (5.76%) Wireless
4 3 (2.16%) SMS
5 2 (1.44%) DNS
5 2 (1.44%) HTTP
5 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.44%) Internet
5 2 (1.44%) IPsec
5 2 (1.44%) SMTP
5 2 (1.44%) SSL
6 1 (0.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) EDRMS
2 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.44%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 30 (21.58%) Law
2 19 (13.67%) Retail
3 10 (7.19%) Legal
4 8 (5.76%) Finance
4 8 (5.76%) Military
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Security Engineer
2 26 (18.71%) Analyst
3 15 (10.79%) Information Security Engineer
4 14 (10.07%) Consultant
4 14 (10.07%) Security Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Incident Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) E-Discovery Consultant
7 7 (5.04%) Sales Manager
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Security Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Forensic Consultant
8 6 (4.32%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Senior Information Security Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Forensic Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Forensic Investigator
9 5 (3.60%) Graduate
9 5 (3.60%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Security Operations Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) .NET
1 2 (1.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.51%) NHS
3 11 (7.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.32%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.32%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.88%) PKI
7 3 (2.16%) Handset
8 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.44%) iPhone
8 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.72%) CESG
9 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.72%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.72%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.99%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Unix
3 8 (5.76%) Kali Linux
4 6 (4.32%) VMS
5 5 (3.60%) Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (28.78%) SIEM
3 38 (27.34%) Information Security
4 26 (18.71%) Reverse Engineering
5 24 (17.27%) E-Discovery
5 24 (17.27%) Security Operations
6 23 (16.55%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (13.67%) Analytics
9 18 (12.95%) Malware Analysis
9 18 (12.95%) Security Architecture
9 18 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (12.23%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (11.51%) Threat Intelligence
12 15 (10.79%) Computer Forensics
12 15 (10.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (10.07%) Memory Management
14 13 (9.35%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.11%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) Python
3 7 (5.04%) C++
3 7 (5.04%) Java
3 7 (5.04%) Perl
3 7 (5.04%) T-SQL
3 7 (5.04%) VB
4 4 (2.88%) Ruby
5 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.44%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (27.34%) GIAC
2 24 (17.27%) CISSP
3 19 (13.67%) CREST Certified
3 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
4 18 (12.95%) GCFA
4 18 (12.95%) GCFE
5 15 (10.79%) CEH
6 14 (10.07%) Degree
6 14 (10.07%) GCIH
6 14 (10.07%) GREM
7 10 (7.19%) SANS
7 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.47%) CHFI
9 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (5.04%) CISA
10 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.04%) OSCP
11 6 (4.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (4.32%) CCSP
11 6 (4.32%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.63%) GDPR
3 9 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 8 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (5.76%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.60%) ISO 9001
6 4 (2.88%) ISO17020
7 3 (2.16%) QA
8 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.72%) COBIT
9 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (23.02%) EnCase
2 10 (7.19%) FTK
3 6 (4.32%) Nessus
3 6 (4.32%) Nmap
3 6 (4.32%) OpenVAS
3 6 (4.32%) QRadar
4 2 (1.44%) Kibana
5 1 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.67%) Nuix
3 16 (11.51%) Cellebrite
4 12 (8.63%) Apple
5 7 (5.04%) Splunk
6 6 (4.32%) AlienVault
6 6 (4.32%) Forcepoint
6 6 (4.32%) LogRhythm
6 6 (4.32%) McAfee
6 6 (4.32%) Qualys
6 6 (4.32%) Symantec
6 6 (4.32%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.72%) Recommind
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter