Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Forensic Analyst was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1097 1180 1196
Rank change year-on-year +83 +16 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Analyst 17 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 4
UK median annual salary £47,500 £110,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.82% +166.67% -15.38%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £115,000 £79,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £29,000 -
% change year-on-year -5.17% - -

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 145,581 167,984 169,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.22% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,316 136,756 141,365
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Forensic Analyst in the UK

Forensic Analyst
Top 9 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 23 January 2019. 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 +83 14 £47,500 -56.82% 5
UK excluding London +72 12 £27,500 -5.17% 5
London +51 9 £62,500 -43.18%
North West - 4 - -
North of England - 4 - -
Northern Ireland -6 3 - -
South West - 3 £27,500 -
West Midlands +44 2 £41,250 - 5
Midlands +39 2 £41,250 - 5

Forensic Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 8 (47.06%) Legal
2 7 (41.18%) Law
2 7 (41.18%) Unix
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (35.29%) E-Discovery
3 6 (35.29%) EnCase
3 6 (35.29%) Forensic Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Tableau
4 5 (29.41%) Power BI
4 5 (29.41%) FTK
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) GIAC
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) GCFA
5 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
5 4 (23.53%) EnCE
5 4 (23.53%) Relativity
5 4 (23.53%) GCFE
5 4 (23.53%) Nuix
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) GREM

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 (23.53%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Power BI
2 2 (11.76%) QlikView
General
1 8 (47.06%) Legal
2 7 (41.18%) Law
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Robotics
2 3 (17.65%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) E-Discovery
2 6 (35.29%) Forensic Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Analytics
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (23.53%) Malware Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Behavioural Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
5 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Fraud Detection
6 2 (11.76%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) EnCE
1 4 (23.53%) GCFA
1 4 (23.53%) GCFE
1 4 (23.53%) GIAC
1 4 (23.53%) GREM
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) EnCase
2 5 (29.41%) FTK
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Tableau
2 4 (23.53%) Nuix
3 1 (5.88%) Cellebrite