The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Digital Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Forensics
England / South West
Rank 236 251 248
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 4 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.079% 0.086% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.096% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Median salary - - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £65,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -38.46% +100.00%  

Digital 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 4584 5190 5215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.11% 88.76% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4232 4344
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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%  

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics 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 in the South West.

Salary trend for Digital Forensics 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 24 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
Avon - 4 - -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 19 (82.61%) Information Security
2 18 (78.26%) Information Assurance
3 16 (69.57%) Protective Monitoring
3 16 (69.57%) Degree
4 14 (60.87%) CESG
4 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (60.87%) Business Continuity
4 14 (60.87%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
6 12 (52.17%) Security Operations
6 12 (52.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (47.83%) Security Auditing
7 11 (47.83%) JSP 440
7 11 (47.83%) ISMS
7 11 (47.83%) Aerospace
7 11 (47.83%) Security Management
7 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
8 10 (43.48%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
8 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (39.13%) RMADS
9 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
10 8 (34.78%) CISM
10 8 (34.78%) CISSP
11 7 (30.43%) Project Management
11 7 (30.43%) Service Management
11 7 (30.43%) Quality Management
11 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
11 7 (30.43%) HMG Infosec
11 7 (30.43%) QMS

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:

General
1 11 (47.83%) Aerospace
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) French Language
2 4 (17.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Security Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Principal Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security Officer
4 5 (21.74%) Security Officer
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Chief Information Officer
5 4 (17.39%) Chief Information Security Officer
5 4 (17.39%) Chief Security Officer
5 4 (17.39%) CIO
5 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Graduate
5 4 (17.39%) Graduate Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Graduate Security Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) ICT Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Information Officer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) CESG
2 12 (52.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (47.83%) Management Information System
4 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 4 (17.39%) Cyber Defence
4 4 (17.39%) Cybercrime
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Information Security
2 18 (78.26%) Information Assurance
3 16 (69.57%) Protective Monitoring
4 14 (60.87%) Business Continuity
4 14 (60.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (52.17%) Security Operations
6 11 (47.83%) ISMS
6 11 (47.83%) Security Auditing
6 11 (47.83%) Security Management
7 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (43.48%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (39.13%) Risk Management
9 7 (30.43%) Information Security Management
9 7 (30.43%) Project Management
9 7 (30.43%) QMS
9 7 (30.43%) Quality Management
9 7 (30.43%) Service Management
10 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
10 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
11 4 (17.39%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Degree
2 14 (60.87%) CESG Certified Professional
3 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) CISM
5 8 (34.78%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) CREST Certified
6 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) JSP 440
2 9 (39.13%) RMADS
3 7 (30.43%) HMG Infosec
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