The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 126 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.046% 0.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £50,000 £36,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £49,375
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -34.17%
Computer Forensics
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1680 1693 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.38% 79.00% 71.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1508 1029
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Forensics Salary Trend in Birmingham

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) GCIH
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) GCIH
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CGEIT
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS