The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 220 213 196
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 1 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.069% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 8
Average salary £47,500 £32,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.43% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -32.27%
Digital 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
4832 4368 4328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.62% 80.09% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3950 3618 3664
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,655
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
1 2 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Law
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (33.33%) EnCE
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Forensic Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
1 2 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) EnCE
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