The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Computer Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Forensics
England / South West
Rank 221 247 236
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 10 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 11
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £60,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +100.00%  

Computer Forensics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4541 5210 5315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.15% 88.74% 87.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3743 4261 4424
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Computer Forensics as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Forensics 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 in the South West.

Salary trend for Computer Forensics 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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 10 £62,500 +4.16%
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Computer 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 Computer Forensics.

1 11 (84.62%) DNS
1 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (76.92%) SIEM
2 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (76.92%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) UML
2 10 (76.92%) DHCP
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (76.92%) TOGAF
2 10 (76.92%) MODAF
2 10 (76.92%) SysML
3 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
5 6 (46.15%) Aerospace
6 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
6 2 (15.38%) Snort
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 1 (7.69%) Workflow
7 1 (7.69%) IPv4
7 1 (7.69%) IPv6
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) FTP
7 1 (7.69%) HTTP
7 1 (7.69%) Python

Computer 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
2 10 (76.92%) DHCP
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) IPv4
4 1 (7.69%) IPv6
General
1 6 (46.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Architect
2 10 (76.92%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Security Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) IT Architect
6 1 (7.69%) IT Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (76.92%) MODAF
2 10 (76.92%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 10 (76.92%) SIEM
2 10 (76.92%) SysML
2 10 (76.92%) TOGAF
2 10 (76.92%) UML
2 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Event Correlation
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Lua
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.69%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco