Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1085 1166
Rank change year-on-year -29 +81 +108
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 89 139 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.073% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.082% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 63 117 85
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34,300 £35,000 £30,400
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +62.50% -20.00%

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 161983 169953 194669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 127876 141202 160286
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 12 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 17 November 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 +9 85 £52,500 -12.50% 2
London -40 44 £52,500 -12.50%
UK excluding London +46 43 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Midlands +59 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Midlands +28 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North of England +7 9 £50,000 -
South East +42 7 £66,000 +56.21% 1
North West +1 7 £50,000 -
East of England +12 6 £49,000 +8.89%
South West -11 6 £67,500 -3.57%
Northern Ireland - 2 £34,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 49 (55.06%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (39.33%) Information Security
3 26 (29.21%) GIAC
3 26 (29.21%) CISSP
4 25 (28.09%) Management Information System
5 24 (26.97%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
7 19 (21.35%) CREST Certified
7 19 (21.35%) Security Operations
8 18 (20.22%) EnCase
8 18 (20.22%) Degree
9 17 (19.10%) CISM
9 17 (19.10%) Finance
9 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
9 17 (19.10%) SANS
10 16 (17.98%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (17.98%) ITIL
10 16 (17.98%) GCFA
10 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
11 15 (16.85%) Security Management
11 15 (16.85%) Malware Analysis
11 15 (16.85%) SIEM
12 14 (15.73%) OSCP
12 14 (15.73%) Security Architecture
12 14 (15.73%) GCFE
12 14 (15.73%) Linux
12 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
13 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
13 13 (14.61%) GCIH
13 13 (14.61%) Legal

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 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.49%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) assyst
2 2 (2.25%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.36%) Firewall
3 10 (11.24%) Network Security
4 6 (6.74%) LAN
5 3 (3.37%) WAN
5 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.25%) Internet
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.12%) DNS
7 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Legal
3 6 (6.74%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Security Analyst
3 18 (20.22%) Consultant
4 17 (19.10%) Operations Analyst
4 17 (19.10%) Security Operations Analyst
5 11 (12.36%) Forensic Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Forensic Investigator
7 8 (8.99%) IT Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) IT Operations Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Digital Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Security Manager
9 6 (6.74%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) Struts
2 2 (2.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Management Information System
2 16 (17.98%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.87%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.87%) Freedom of Information
4 7 (7.87%) Smart Meter
5 6 (6.74%) CESG
5 6 (6.74%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.62%) Cybercrime
7 4 (4.49%) Fintech
8 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.37%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (3.37%) Online Banking
9 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (2.25%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Linux
2 12 (13.48%) Windows
3 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (39.33%) Information Security
3 24 (26.97%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (21.35%) Security Operations
5 16 (17.98%) ITIL
6 15 (16.85%) Malware Analysis
6 15 (16.85%) Security Management
6 15 (16.85%) SIEM
7 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
7 14 (15.73%) Security Architecture
8 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
8 13 (14.61%) Information Assurance
8 13 (14.61%) Protective Monitoring
8 13 (14.61%) Service Management
9 12 (13.48%) E-Discovery
10 10 (11.24%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (10.11%) Project Management
12 8 (8.99%) Information Security Management
12 8 (8.99%) ISMS
12 8 (8.99%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) Python
2 4 (4.49%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) Perl
3 3 (3.37%) Ruby
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.25%) VBA
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) CISSP
1 26 (29.21%) GIAC
2 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
3 19 (21.35%) CREST Certified
4 18 (20.22%) Degree
5 17 (19.10%) CISM
5 17 (19.10%) SANS
6 16 (17.98%) GCFA
6 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
7 14 (15.73%) GCFE
7 14 (15.73%) OSCP
8 13 (14.61%) GCIH
9 6 (6.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.49%) CISA
11 3 (3.37%) CFCE
11 3 (3.37%) GREM
12 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (6.74%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) EnCase
2 7 (7.87%) QRadar
3 6 (6.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (5.62%) FTK
5 2 (2.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) IBM
3 4 (4.49%) Cellebrite
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco
4 3 (3.37%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.25%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.25%) FireEye
5 2 (2.25%) McAfee
6 1 (1.12%) Capita
6 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) Palo Alto