Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Digital Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Forensics over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 322 301
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 +9
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 8 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.082% 0.009% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.011% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 11
West Midlands median annual salary £26,500 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% -27.27% +214.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £28,250 £45,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £61,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -9.84% +8.44%

Digital Forensics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,628 9,471 8,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.56% 89.76% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6,817 7,418 7,503
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Digital Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Digital Forensics 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +22 4 £26,500 -33.75%
Coventry - 4 - -
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 5 (62.50%) E-Discovery
2 4 (50.00%) GCFA
2 4 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) GCFE
2 4 (50.00%) Cellebrite
2 4 (50.00%) FTK
2 4 (50.00%) EnCase
2 4 (50.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) assyst
3 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) QRadar
3 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills

Digital Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) InfoPath
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) assyst
General
1 4 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Forensic Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Forensic Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Cyberattack
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Discovery
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) GCFA
1 4 (50.00%) GCFE
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) EnCase
1 4 (50.00%) FTK
2 3 (37.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cellebrite
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) IBM