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Forensic Computer Analyst

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Forensic Computer Analyst

You could be assisting the police with a major investigation or recovering valuable stolen data on behalf of a client.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Investigating and reporting on data breaches and other hacking attempts
  • Recovering online and computer-based evidence for use in criminal trials
  • Understanding the latest cybercrime techniques and developing new counter-strategies in response

Getting in and Qualifications


Many Forensic Computer Analysts choose to study at HNC/HND or degree level in Cyber Security, Computer Science or similar. 

You may also choose to undertake an apprenticeship in Cyber or Information Security. This means you gain work experience while also working towards a qualification.




Relevant qualifications at SCQF levels 4 to 6 can secure an entry level role where it is then possible to learn from more experienced employees.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.