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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 239 245 247
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.050% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.058% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 3
Median salary £65,000 £40,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £40,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
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
4896 5196 5218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.68% 87.28% 84.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4095 4378 4286
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Information Assurance
3 8 (57.14%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (57.14%) Security Management
3 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 8 (57.14%) Security Operations
4 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (50.00%) Network Security
5 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (42.86%) Security Auditing
5 6 (42.86%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
6 5 (35.71%) Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
6 5 (35.71%) Information Security Management
6 5 (35.71%) CESG
6 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
6 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (35.71%) JSP 440
6 5 (35.71%) ISMS
6 5 (35.71%) QMS
6 5 (35.71%) RMADS
7 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
7 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) Military

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (28.57%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Security Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Information Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (35.71%) CESG
2 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (64.29%) Information Assurance
3 8 (57.14%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (57.14%) Security Management
3 8 (57.14%) Security Operations
4 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (42.86%) Security Auditing
6 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
6 5 (35.71%) Information Security Management
6 5 (35.71%) ISMS
6 5 (35.71%) Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) QMS
6 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
7 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) CRISC
4 1 (7.14%) SANS
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) HMG Infosec
1 5 (35.71%) JSP 440
1 5 (35.71%) RMADS
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FTK