Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Forensic Consultant was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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

Forensic Consultant
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1182 1138 1282
Rank change year-on-year -44 +144 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Consultant 12 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.024% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 7 37 27
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -30.00% +212.50%
10th Percentile £26,150 £27,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 - -

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Forensic Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Forensic Consultant in the UK

Forensic Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Forensic Consultant in the UK

Forensic Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Forensic Consultant over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Forensic Consultant in the UK

Forensic Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 February 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 -38 12 £60,000 +14.29% 1
London -31 6 £60,000 +14.29%
UK excluding London - 6 £32,500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 4 - - 1
South East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
North of England - 1 £32,500 -

Forensic Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, Forensic Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
2 7 (58.33%) EnCase
2 7 (58.33%) Forensic Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) FTK
4 5 (41.67%) E-Discovery
4 5 (41.67%) GCFA
4 5 (41.67%) Legal
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Forensics
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) InfoPath
5 4 (33.33%) GCFE
5 4 (33.33%) Cellebrite
6 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (25.00%) GDPR
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
8 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
8 1 (8.33%) e-Disclosure
8 1 (8.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (8.33%) Fraud Detection
8 1 (8.33%) Threat Detection
8 1 (8.33%) Compliance Management
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database

Forensic Consultant 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) InfoPath
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas eDiscovery
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Legal
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Cybercrime
2 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
2 7 (58.33%) Forensic Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (41.67%) E-Discovery
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) Compliance Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
7 1 (8.33%) e-Disclosure
7 1 (8.33%) Fraud Detection
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) R
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) GCFA
2 4 (33.33%) GCFE
3 1 (8.33%) CFCE
3 1 (8.33%) EnCE
3 1 (8.33%) GCIH
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) EnCase
2 6 (50.00%) FTK
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cellebrite