Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1082 1179 1146
Rank change year-on-year +97 -33 +115
Permanent jobs citing FTK 16 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.016% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.090% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 29
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -32.14% +47.37%
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year -17.95% +43.38% -32.00%

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 17,716 17,115 14,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.29% 9.97% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13,654 13,552 11,901
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,268 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for FTK in the UK

FTK
Top 7 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 21 May 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 16 £45,000 -5.26%
London +78 8 £45,000 -5.26%
UK excluding London +77 8 £40,000 -17.95%
Midlands +29 7 £47,500 +18.75%
West Midlands +29 7 £47,500 +18.75%
North West - 1 £35,000 -
North of England - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 16 (100.00%) EnCase
2 14 (87.50%) Digital Forensics
3 11 (68.75%) Forensic Analysis
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Python
5 8 (50.00%) Nuix
5 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (43.75%) Perl
6 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
7 6 (37.50%) Law
7 6 (37.50%) Cellebrite
8 5 (31.25%) GDPR
8 5 (31.25%) Network Design
8 5 (31.25%) Smartphone
8 5 (31.25%) VLAN
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) E-Discovery
8 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
8 5 (31.25%) Internet
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) Unix
9 4 (25.00%) VB
9 4 (25.00%) C++
9 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (25.00%) Legal
9 4 (25.00%) Kali Linux
9 4 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (18.75%) e-Disclosure
10 3 (18.75%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model

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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Relativity
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
1 5 (31.25%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (12.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (37.50%) Law
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Forensic Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Incident Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Forensics Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Malware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) E-Disclosure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Smartphone
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Kali Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Digital Forensics
2 11 (68.75%) Forensic Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (31.25%) E-Discovery
4 5 (31.25%) Network Design
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) e-Disclosure
6 3 (18.75%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
7 2 (12.50%) Case Management
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (12.50%) Deadline-Driven
7 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 2 (12.50%) SIEM
7 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) EnCE
2 2 (12.50%) GCFE
2 2 (12.50%) SANS
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (100.00%) EnCase
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
2 2 (12.50%) QRadar
2 2 (12.50%) Suricata
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Nuix
3 6 (37.50%) Cellebrite
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 2 (12.50%) Bomgar
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) CyberArk
4 2 (12.50%) FireEye
4 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 2 (12.50%) NetWitness
4 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Thycotic