The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 215 220 202
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 31 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 10
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -51.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,700 £53,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -1.40%
Computer Forensics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5152 5070 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.28% 82.52% 82.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4319 4105 3613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the South West region.

Computer Forensics Salary Trend in the South West

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the South West

Computer Forensics
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 27 £30,000 +7.14%
Bristol -11 4 £62,500 -
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Forensics.

1 41 (80.39%) Cyber Security
2 34 (66.67%) Java
3 33 (64.71%) C++
4 32 (62.75%) C#
5 28 (54.90%) HTML
5 28 (54.90%) HTML5
6 26 (50.98%) jQuery
6 26 (50.98%) Python
7 25 (49.02%) C
8 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
8 24 (47.06%) REST
9 19 (37.25%) Linux
9 19 (37.25%) Degree
10 18 (35.29%) Software Engineering
10 18 (35.29%) Ruby
10 18 (35.29%) Assembly Language
11 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
11 12 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (23.53%) Digital Media
12 10 (19.61%) Firewall
12 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
12 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (17.65%) CISSP
13 9 (17.65%) SIEM
14 8 (15.69%) CSS3
14 8 (15.69%) CSS
14 8 (15.69%) Information Security
14 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
16 6 (11.76%) Network Security

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
2 10 (19.61%) Firewall
3 6 (11.76%) Network Security
4 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Games
3 4 (7.84%) Military
4 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) Software Developer
3 18 (35.29%) Software Engineer
4 11 (21.57%) Analyst
5 9 (17.65%) Security Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Graduate
7 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (3.92%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) IT Security Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.92%) IT Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Graduate Software Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Principal Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) HTML
1 28 (54.90%) HTML5
2 26 (50.98%) jQuery
3 24 (47.06%) REST
4 8 (15.69%) CSS3
4 8 (15.69%) CSS
5 6 (11.76%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.92%) J2EE
6 2 (3.92%) Middleware
6 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.92%) Spring
6 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.92%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Digital Media
2 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Informatics
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) Cyber Security
2 18 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 12 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (17.65%) SIEM
6 8 (15.69%) Information Security
6 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.76%) MVC
7 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 6 (11.76%) SDLC
8 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.80%) ITIL
9 4 (7.84%) Computer Security
9 4 (7.84%) Security Architecture
10 3 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.88%) Web Design
11 2 (3.92%) Scrum
11 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (66.67%) Java
2 33 (64.71%) C++
3 32 (62.75%) C#
4 26 (50.98%) Python
5 25 (49.02%) C
6 18 (35.29%) Assembly Language
6 18 (35.29%) Ruby
7 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Degree
2 9 (17.65%) CISSP
3 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) CHFI
5 2 (3.92%) GCIA
5 2 (3.92%) GSEC
6 1 (1.96%) GCIH
6 1 (1.96%) GCFA
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) GIAC
6 1 (1.96%) EnCE
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Cisco
1 4 (7.84%) ArcSight
2 3 (5.88%) Juniper
2 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
3 2 (3.92%) FireEye