Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1035 1038 1165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +127 +74
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 147 146 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.082% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.091% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 90 102 103
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.38% -2.08% +41.18%
10th Percentile £32,554 £26,750 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,500 £81,125 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,750
% change year-on-year -17.39% +13.30% +19.41%

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 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
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%

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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Digital Forensics in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 10 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 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 +20 147 £55,000 -6.38% 16
London +14 83 £58,750 -6.00% 9
UK excluding London +5 64 £47,500 -17.39% 7
East of England +31 28 £50,000 - 1
North West +19 17 £50,000 -28.57% 3
North of England +14 17 £50,000 -13.04% 3
West Midlands +20 13 £35,785 -4.57% 1
Midlands +14 13 £35,785 -55.27% 1
South West +3 3 £35,250 -41.25%
South East -8 3 £80,000 +100.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 54 (36.73%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (28.57%) Information Security
3 36 (24.49%) SIEM
4 35 (23.81%) GIAC
5 34 (23.13%) Law
6 32 (21.77%) EnCase
7 28 (19.05%) E-Discovery
8 27 (18.37%) Reverse Engineering
8 27 (18.37%) Security Operations
8 27 (18.37%) SQL
8 27 (18.37%) Windows
9 26 (17.69%) Degree
10 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
11 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP
11 24 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (15.65%) CISSP
13 22 (14.97%) Security Architecture
13 22 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (14.97%) Malware Analysis
14 21 (14.29%) GCFE
14 21 (14.29%) CREST Certified
14 21 (14.29%) GCFA
14 21 (14.29%) Legal
15 20 (13.61%) Unix
16 19 (12.93%) Analytics
16 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.24%) Memory Management
17 18 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 18 (12.24%) Computer Forensics

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 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Relativity
2 14 (9.52%) Concordance
3 11 (7.48%) Ringtail
4 7 (4.76%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.88%) Firewall
2 16 (10.88%) Network Security
3 8 (5.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.08%) Wireless
5 4 (2.72%) Internet
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
6 2 (1.36%) HTTP
6 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.36%) IPsec
6 2 (1.36%) SMS
6 2 (1.36%) SMTP
6 2 (1.36%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) Broadband
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) EDRMS
2 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) Maltego
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.04%) Burp Suite
2 3 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (23.13%) Law
2 21 (14.29%) Legal
3 16 (10.88%) Retail
4 11 (7.48%) Finance
5 8 (5.44%) Military
6 3 (2.04%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (23.13%) Security Engineer
2 25 (17.01%) Consultant
3 22 (14.97%) Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Graduate
4 13 (8.84%) Incident Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Graduate Consultant
5 12 (8.16%) Information Security Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) E-Discovery Consultant
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Security Analyst
7 10 (6.80%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.12%) Forensic Consultant
8 9 (6.12%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (5.44%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (4.76%) Forensic Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Sales Manager
11 6 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) HTML
2 3 (2.04%) .NET
3 2 (1.36%) Struts
4 1 (0.68%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.44%) NHS
6 6 (4.08%) Smart Meter
7 5 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.72%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.72%) PKI
9 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (2.04%) Handset
9 3 (2.04%) iPhone
10 2 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.68%) CESG
11 1 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.68%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) Windows
2 20 (13.61%) Unix
3 5 (3.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.73%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (28.57%) Information Security
3 36 (24.49%) SIEM
4 28 (19.05%) E-Discovery
5 27 (18.37%) Reverse Engineering
5 27 (18.37%) Security Operations
6 24 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (16.33%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (14.97%) Malware Analysis
7 22 (14.97%) Security Architecture
8 19 (12.93%) Analytics
9 18 (12.24%) Computer Forensics
9 18 (12.24%) Memory Management
10 17 (11.56%) Due Diligence
10 17 (11.56%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
11 16 (10.88%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 16 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (8.84%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 13 (8.84%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.37%) SQL
2 17 (11.56%) Java
3 13 (8.84%) C++
3 13 (8.84%) T-SQL
4 11 (7.48%) Perl
4 11 (7.48%) VB
5 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.76%) Python
6 5 (3.40%) C#
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) PHP
7 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (23.81%) GIAC
2 26 (17.69%) Degree
3 23 (15.65%) CISSP
4 21 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 21 (14.29%) GCFA
4 21 (14.29%) GCFE
5 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
6 17 (11.56%) GREM
7 10 (6.80%) GCIH
7 10 (6.80%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.12%) CEH
8 9 (6.12%) CISA
9 8 (5.44%) CHFI
9 8 (5.44%) SANS
10 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.40%) DBS Check
11 5 (3.40%) OSCP
12 4 (2.72%) CISM
13 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.04%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.84%) GDPR
3 9 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 8 (5.44%) PCI DSS
5 6 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (3.40%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.72%) ISO17020
8 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 3 (2.04%) QA
9 2 (1.36%) COBIT
10 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (21.77%) EnCase
2 11 (7.48%) FTK
3 3 (2.04%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.36%) Kibana
4 2 (1.36%) Nessus
4 2 (1.36%) Nmap
4 2 (1.36%) OpenVAS
4 2 (1.36%) QRadar
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.88%) Nuix
3 11 (7.48%) Cellebrite
4 9 (6.12%) Apple
5 5 (3.40%) Forcepoint
5 5 (3.40%) McAfee
5 5 (3.40%) Symantec
5 5 (3.40%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.04%) Splunk
7 2 (1.36%) AlienVault
7 2 (1.36%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.36%) Qualys
8 1 (0.68%) Recommind
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) Sun