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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 247 239 221
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 7 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.068% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 5
Average salary £58,750 £31,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.00% -0.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £28,950 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £32,500 £57,200
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £38,750 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+51.61% -
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
5055 5062 4545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.55% 86.31% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4266 3835
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Bristol - 5 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £57,500 +84.00%
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (30.77%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) CISSP
5 8 (30.77%) Information Security
6 7 (26.92%) C
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) C++
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
6 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) jQuery
6 7 (26.92%) HTML5
6 7 (26.92%) REST
6 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
7 6 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (23.08%) ArcSight
7 6 (23.08%) Digital Media
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 6 (23.08%) Ruby
7 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (23.08%) Assembly Language
7 6 (23.08%) Business Continuity
7 6 (23.08%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (19.23%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) FTP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Graduate
4 4 (15.38%) Operations Support Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Security Operations Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Graduate Security Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Graduate Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
1 7 (26.92%) HTML5
1 7 (26.92%) jQuery
1 7 (26.92%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Digital Media
1 6 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Information Security
4 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
4 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) Business Continuity
5 6 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (19.23%) Computer Security
6 5 (19.23%) Service Management
6 5 (19.23%) SIEM
6 5 (19.23%) Web Design
7 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 4 (15.38%) Threat Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
9 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) C
2 7 (26.92%) C#
2 7 (26.92%) C++
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) Assembly Language
3 6 (23.08%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
2 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) SANS
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) GCIA
5 4 (15.38%) GSEC
6 3 (11.54%) CISM
7 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.69%) CLAS
7 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) GIAC
8 1 (3.85%) EnCE
8 1 (3.85%) GCFA
8 1 (3.85%) GCIH
8 1 (3.85%) GREM
8 1 (3.85%) VCP4
8 1 (3.85%) VCP5
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Snort
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.85%) UAG
3 1 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) QRadar
2 2 (7.69%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (3.85%) EnCase
3 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) Nessus
3 1 (3.85%) RSA enVision
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) ArcSight
2 3 (11.54%) Intel Security
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.85%) AlienVault
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) LogLogic
4 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.85%) Sophos
4 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.85%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Trend Micro