Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Forensic Consultant was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1097 1180 1171
Rank change year-on-year +83 -9 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Forensic Consultant 10 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 33
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £31,550 £26,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year +53.85% - -

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 144,483 167,419 170,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,528 135,986 142,204
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 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 19 January 2019.

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 19 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 +81 10 £52,500 +9.38% 5
London +40 7 £55,000 -8.33% 3
UK excluding London +62 3 £50,000 +53.85% 2
North of England +38 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Midlands +31 1 £52,500 -
North West - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
East of England - 1 £50,000 - 2

Forensic Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 7 (70.00%) EnCase
2 6 (60.00%) Cellebrite
2 6 (60.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) FTK
2 6 (60.00%) Digital Forensics
2 6 (60.00%) Legal
3 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) E-Discovery
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Relativity
6 1 (10.00%) Deadline-Driven
6 1 (10.00%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Data Science
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Algorithms

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Relativity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (60.00%) Legal
2 3 (30.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Digital Forensics
1 6 (60.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) E-Discovery
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Conversion
5 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (10.00%) Data Science
5 1 (10.00%) Deadline-Driven
5 1 (10.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
5 1 (10.00%) Forensic Accounting
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Statistics
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) R
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) GCFE
2 1 (10.00%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) EnCase
2 6 (60.00%) FTK
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cellebrite
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Nuix