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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 236 227
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 10 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.032% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.036% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £40,000 £33,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.51% -  
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.50% -6.36%  

Digital Forensics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4501 5484 5003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.22% 88.62% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4255 4137
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +17 10 £40,000 - 1
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 11 (91.67%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (83.33%) SIEM
2 10 (83.33%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) IBM
3 9 (75.00%) CISSP
3 9 (75.00%) Service Management
3 9 (75.00%) CISM
3 9 (75.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (75.00%) Information Security
3 9 (75.00%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (75.00%) assyst
3 9 (75.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (75.00%) QRadar
3 9 (75.00%) Security Operations
3 9 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA

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:

Business Applications
1 9 (75.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Operations Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Security Operations Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Forensic Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (75.00%) Freedom of Information
2 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 10 (83.33%) SIEM
3 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 9 (75.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (75.00%) Information Security
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 9 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 9 (75.00%) Security Operations
3 9 (75.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (75.00%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) CISM
1 9 (75.00%) CISSP
1 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSA
3 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) QRadar
2 1 (8.33%) EnCase
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) FTK
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (8.33%) Splunk
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