The median annual salary for a Forensic Analyst was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Forensics Analyst
UK
Rank 844 931 948
Rank change year-on-year +87 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Analyst 13 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.017% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 10
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £23,025
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% +95.43%  
UK excluding London median salary - £31,250 £22,050
% change year-on-year - +41.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Forensic Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Forensic Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Forensic Analyst in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Top 2 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +96 13 £32,500 -27.77% 1
London +70 13 £32,500 -31.57% 1

Forensic Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Forensic Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Forensic Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (47.06%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (41.18%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) HTML
5 7 (41.18%) Java
5 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) Military
5 7 (41.18%) Analytics
5 7 (41.18%) Digital Forensics
5 7 (41.18%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (35.29%) Data Analytics
6 6 (35.29%) SAS
6 6 (35.29%) Banking
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
8 4 (23.53%) QlikView
8 4 (23.53%) Actimize
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
8 4 (23.53%) Tableau
8 4 (23.53%) KYC
8 4 (23.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 3 (17.65%) R
10 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (11.76%) Legal
10 2 (11.76%) GIAC
10 2 (11.76%) CISSP

Forensic Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (35.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) QlikView
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Military
3 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (47.06%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (41.18%) Analytics
3 7 (41.18%) Digital Forensics
3 7 (41.18%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Data Analytics
5 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
6 4 (23.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 4 (23.53%) KYC
7 2 (11.76%) Cyber Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Threat Detection
8 1 (5.88%) Forensic Accounting
8 1 (5.88%) Physics
8 1 (5.88%) Predictive Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) R
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CRISC
2 2 (11.76%) GIAC
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Actimize
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) Tableau
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