The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 199 210 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing Computer Forensics 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.056% 0.054% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.071% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £32,000 £39,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.94% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -41.46%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4082 4254 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.82% 76.83% 74.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3375 3588 3140
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Computer Forensics
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +2 2 £37,000 -5.12% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £32,000 -
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.50%) Wireshark
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Forensic Investigator
3 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Birmingham
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