Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Forensic Analyst was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Forensics Analyst
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1120 1186 1231
Rank change year-on-year +66 +45 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Analyst 20 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.008% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 10
UK median annual salary £33,500 £72,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -53.79% +45.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,375 £26,850 £28,550
90th Percentile £63,750 £115,000 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year -21.43% +0.72% -36.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 156,284 173,226 184,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,886 138,930 154,533
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Forensic Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Forensic Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Forensic Analyst in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Forensic Analyst in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Forensic Analyst in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forensic Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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 +55 20 £33,500 -69.55% 4
UK excluding London +30 13 £27,500 -21.43% 5
London +54 11 £62,500 -43.18%
West Midlands +36 5 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Midlands +22 5 £30,000 -14.29% 4
North West - 4 - -
South West - 4 £27,000 -
North of England - 4 - -

Forensic Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Forensic Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Forensic Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 9 (45.00%) Unix
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Legal
3 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (35.00%) Information Security
4 7 (35.00%) EnCase
5 6 (30.00%) E-Discovery
6 5 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (25.00%) Smartphone
6 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
6 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 5 (25.00%) Case Management
6 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 5 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) DBS Check
7 4 (20.00%) GREM
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (20.00%) GCFE
7 4 (20.00%) Nuix
7 4 (20.00%) Relativity
7 4 (20.00%) FTK
7 4 (20.00%) Perl

Forensic Analyst Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) DMZ
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Power BI
1 2 (10.00%) QlikView
General
1 9 (45.00%) Legal
2 4 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (20.00%) Social Media
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
1 9 (45.00%) Unix
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) AIX
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (35.00%) Information Security
4 6 (30.00%) E-Discovery
5 5 (25.00%) Case Management
5 5 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
5 5 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Security
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Behavioural Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 2 (10.00%) Business Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) Fraud Detection
8 2 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) EnCE
2 4 (20.00%) GCFA
2 4 (20.00%) GCFE
2 4 (20.00%) GIAC
2 4 (20.00%) GREM
3 1 (5.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) ECIH
3 1 (5.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) EnCase
2 4 (20.00%) FTK
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Nuix
2 3 (15.00%) Cellebrite
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau