The first table below looks at the demand for Digital 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 Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 206 206 198
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.094% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 2
Average salary £42,000 £34,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £28,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,000 £37,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4050 4222 3573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.83% 76.75% 73.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3354 3557 3093
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Digital Forensics
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Digital Forensics Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Digital Forensics
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Digital Forensics Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Digital 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 Digital Forensics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
Worcestershire - 4 £43,500 -
Warwickshire +13 1 £32,000 -5.88%
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 10 (52.63%) C
1 10 (52.63%) C#
1 10 (52.63%) C++
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) VB.NET
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
1 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
1 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
1 10 (52.63%) XML
1 10 (52.63%) XSLT
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
1 10 (52.63%) Military
1 10 (52.63%) WinForms
1 10 (52.63%) MVC
1 10 (52.63%) Law
1 10 (52.63%) Ajax
1 10 (52.63%) Web Development
1 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
1 10 (52.63%) WCF
1 10 (52.63%) WPF
1 10 (52.63%) jQuery
1 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (52.63%) Law
1 10 (52.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Forensic Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Forensics Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
1 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
1 10 (52.63%) XML
1 10 (52.63%) XSLT
1 10 (52.63%) WinForms
1 10 (52.63%) Ajax
1 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
1 10 (52.63%) WCF
1 10 (52.63%) WPF
1 10 (52.63%) jQuery
1 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) MVC
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
1 10 (52.63%) Web Development
2 7 (36.84%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
1 10 (52.63%) C#
1 10 (52.63%) C++
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) VB.NET
2 2 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CGEIT
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) GIAC
3 1 (5.26%) GCIH
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft