Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 - 326
Rank change year-on-year - +326 -6
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 15 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% - 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 - £55,000
10th Percentile £25,800 - £48,125
90th Percentile £40,000 - £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -9.09%

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 8975 10081 9567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.89% 89.13% 87.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7261 7878 7887
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Forensics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 - 11 £35,000 - 1
Coventry - 4 - -
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (53.33%) Cyber Attack
2 8 (53.33%) QRadar
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL V3
2 8 (53.33%) SIEM
2 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (53.33%) assyst
2 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
2 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Problem Management
2 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) CISSP
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) CISM
2 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (53.33%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 5 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (26.67%) GCFE
4 4 (26.67%) Cellebrite
4 4 (26.67%) InfoPath
4 4 (26.67%) GCFA
4 4 (26.67%) Legal

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 (26.67%) InfoPath
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Forensic Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) IT Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) E-Discovery Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (53.33%) Cyber Attack
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
1 8 (53.33%) Freedom of Information
1 8 (53.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (53.33%) Data Protection
2 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL V3
2 8 (53.33%) Problem Management
2 8 (53.33%) Security Monitoring
2 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (53.33%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) SIEM
3 5 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 5 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 4 (26.67%) Forensic Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISM
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) GCFA
2 4 (26.67%) GCFE
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) QRadar
2 4 (26.67%) EnCase
2 4 (26.67%) FTK
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Cellebrite
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto