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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 218 219 211
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 21 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.26% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.32% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 3
Average salary £32,500 £44,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.96% -25.83%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +25.00%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 +3 15 £32,500 -26.96% 1
Bristol -22 4 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £55,000 -
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 28 (73.68%) Cyber Security
2 25 (65.79%) Java
2 25 (65.79%) C#
2 25 (65.79%) C++
3 20 (52.63%) Python
4 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (50.00%) HTML
4 19 (50.00%) C
4 19 (50.00%) HTML5
4 19 (50.00%) REST
4 19 (50.00%) jQuery
5 16 (42.11%) Linux
6 13 (34.21%) Assembly Language
6 13 (34.21%) Ruby
6 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
7 10 (26.32%) Degree
8 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (23.68%) Firewall
9 8 (21.05%) SIEM
10 7 (18.42%) CISSP
11 6 (15.79%) CSS
11 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.79%) MVC
11 6 (15.79%) Games
11 6 (15.79%) Information Security
11 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (15.79%) CSS3
11 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
11 6 (15.79%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) ATM
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Games
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.53%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) Software Developer
3 13 (34.21%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior
7 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Forensic Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) HTML
1 19 (50.00%) jQuery
1 19 (50.00%) HTML5
1 19 (50.00%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) CSS3
2 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
2 6 (15.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.16%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Cyber Security
2 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
3 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (21.05%) SIEM
5 6 (15.79%) Information Security
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) MVC
5 6 (15.79%) SDLC
6 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.89%) Computer Security
8 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.89%) Web Design
8 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) C#
1 25 (65.79%) C++
1 25 (65.79%) Java
2 20 (52.63%) Python
3 19 (50.00%) C
4 13 (34.21%) Assembly Language
4 13 (34.21%) Ruby
5 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) CISSP
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) CHFI
4 1 (2.63%) GCIA
4 1 (2.63%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Juniper
2 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
2 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
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