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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 205 197 194
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 3 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.056% 0.15% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.19% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 1
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -12.82%
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-32.27% +4.76%
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
4119 4216 3578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.68% 77.37% 74.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3408 3572 3020
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Warwickshire +6 1 £32,000 -5.88%
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £17,500 -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) XSLT
2 9 (56.25%) C
2 9 (56.25%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) C++
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) VB.NET
2 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) Military
2 9 (56.25%) WinForms
2 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) Law
2 9 (56.25%) Ajax
2 9 (56.25%) WCF
2 9 (56.25%) WPF
2 9 (56.25%) jQuery
2 9 (56.25%) Web Development
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Military
1 9 (56.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Forensic Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Forensics Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Forensic Investigator
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Trainee
4 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
1 9 (56.25%) XML
1 9 (56.25%) XSLT
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) WinForms
1 9 (56.25%) Ajax
1 9 (56.25%) WCF
1 9 (56.25%) WPF
1 9 (56.25%) jQuery
1 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
1 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Scrum
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
1 9 (56.25%) Web Development
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
1 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) C++
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
1 9 (56.25%) VB.NET
2 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CGEIT
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) GIAC
3 1 (6.25%) GCIH
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle