Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FTK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FTK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1116 1174 1178
Rank change year-on-year +58 +4 +115
Permanent jobs citing FTK 25 30 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 44
UK median annual salary £45,000 £62,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.42% +18.10% -19.23%
10th Percentile £37,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,520 £107,500 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% -7.05% -35.00%

FTK is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 17,744 16,155 16,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.16% 9.02% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,957 13,240 13,310
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

FTK
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FTK as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FTK in the UK

FTK
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for FTK in the UK

FTK
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FTK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for FTK in the UK

FTK
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FTK within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 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 +67 25 £45,000 -27.42% 7
London +51 20 £45,000 -57.14% 5
UK excluding London +43 9 £40,000 +10.34% 2
North of England +28 5 £35,000 +7.69%
North West - 5 £35,000 -
West Midlands +30 3 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +27 3 £40,000 - 1
East of England - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing FTK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for FTK.

1 21 (84.00%) EnCase
2 20 (80.00%) Digital Forensics
3 16 (64.00%) Python
4 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (52.00%) Malware Analysis
6 11 (44.00%) Nuix
7 10 (40.00%) Splunk
7 10 (40.00%) Firewall
7 10 (40.00%) SQL
7 10 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (36.00%) Snort
8 9 (36.00%) Nessus
8 9 (36.00%) Google
8 9 (36.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (36.00%) Wireshark
8 9 (36.00%) VB
8 9 (36.00%) C
8 9 (36.00%) C#
8 9 (36.00%) C++
8 9 (36.00%) Web Services
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco
8 9 (36.00%) IBM
8 9 (36.00%) Identity Management
8 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
8 9 (36.00%) Forcepoint
8 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (36.00%) Symantec
8 9 (36.00%) McAfee

FTK
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 5 (20.00%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (36.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) Mimecast
4 2 (8.00%) Office 365
4 2 (8.00%) OpenDNS
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (36.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
1 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (32.00%) Legal
2 4 (16.00%) Law
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Malware Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Forensic Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Information Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) E-Discovery Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Kali Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Unix
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Digital Forensics
2 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (52.00%) Malware Analysis
3 10 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (36.00%) Case Management
4 9 (36.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 9 (36.00%) Identity Management
4 9 (36.00%) Patch Management
4 9 (36.00%) Security Operations
4 9 (36.00%) SIEM
5 8 (32.00%) E-Discovery
5 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (32.00%) Information Security
6 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (24.00%) Forensic Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) OSINT
10 2 (8.00%) Email Filtering
10 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (8.00%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Python
2 15 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) C
4 9 (36.00%) C#
4 9 (36.00%) C++
4 9 (36.00%) VB
5 7 (28.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SANS
2 5 (20.00%) EnCE
2 5 (20.00%) GCFA
2 5 (20.00%) GCFE
2 5 (20.00%) GREM
3 4 (16.00%) GIAC
4 2 (8.00%) GCIA
4 2 (8.00%) GCIH
4 2 (8.00%) GSNA
5 1 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CFCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Snort
2 2 (8.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (84.00%) EnCase
2 9 (36.00%) Nessus
2 9 (36.00%) Nexpose
2 9 (36.00%) QRadar
2 9 (36.00%) Suricata
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Nuix
2 10 (40.00%) Splunk
3 9 (36.00%) ArcSight
3 9 (36.00%) Bomgar
3 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
3 9 (36.00%) CyberArk
3 9 (36.00%) FireEye
3 9 (36.00%) Forcepoint
3 9 (36.00%) Google
3 9 (36.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) LogRhythm
3 9 (36.00%) McAfee
3 9 (36.00%) NetWitness
3 9 (36.00%) Palo Alto
3 9 (36.00%) Qualys
3 9 (36.00%) ServiceNow
3 9 (36.00%) Symantec
3 9 (36.00%) Thycotic
3 9 (36.00%) Trend Micro