The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 222 214 214
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 11 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.14% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 1
Average salary £28,000 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.09% +46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £30,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -41.46%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4951 4145 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.33% 79.54% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4038 3556 3772
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Computer Forensics
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 6 £28,000 -
Bristol -3 5 - -
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) C
2 17 (56.67%) C++
3 16 (53.33%) Degree
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (50.00%) VMware
5 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
7 11 (36.67%) CEH
7 11 (36.67%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (36.67%) PKI
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
8 9 (30.00%) Time Management
9 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
10 6 (20.00%) Assembly Language
10 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Python
10 6 (20.00%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) C#
10 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (20.00%) Ruby
10 6 (20.00%) jQuery
10 6 (20.00%) HTML5
10 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 7 (23.33%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Graduate
2 5 (16.67%) Graduate Programmer
2 5 (16.67%) Programmer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacker
3 4 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate Software Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) HTML
1 6 (20.00%) jQuery
1 6 (20.00%) HTML5
1 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (36.67%) PKI
3 5 (16.67%) Social Network
4 4 (13.33%) Firmware
5 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Time Management
3 6 (20.00%) MVC
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security
6 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Forensics
7 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
1 17 (56.67%) C
1 17 (56.67%) C++
2 6 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Degree
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (36.67%) CEH
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) GIAC
6 3 (10.00%) MCTS
6 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (10.00%) MCSE
7 1 (3.33%) EnCE
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) GCIA
7 1 (3.33%) GCIH
7 1 (3.33%) GCFA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.33%) LogLogic