The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 220 208 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.036% 0.055% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.071% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £41,000 £36,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Computer 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4446 4252 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.38% 78.15% 75.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 3600 3118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Forensics
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Forensics Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Forensics
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Forensics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Computer Forensics Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Computer Forensics
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -9 1 £50,000 +38.88%
Warwickshire - 1 £32,000 -
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS