The table below looks at the statistics for Digital 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 Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 242 237 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 4 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.066% 0.049% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.060% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Average salary £41,250 £28,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.32% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -32.27%
Digital 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
5154 5029 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.15% 82.52% 82.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4309 4075 3568
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%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in the South West

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the South West

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -21 1 £35,000 +25.00%
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 5 (62.50%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Snort
2 4 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (50.00%) GCIA
2 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (50.00%) SMTP
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) FTP
2 4 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) LDAP
2 4 (50.00%) Telnet
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (25.00%) Cybercrime
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Steganalysis
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptanalysis
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Nmap
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 4 (50.00%) SMTP
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) FTP
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
1 4 (50.00%) LDAP
1 4 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (12.50%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Network Intrusion Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Cybercrime
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (12.50%) Steganalysis
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptanalysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) GCIA
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus