Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Forensics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 315 345
Rank change year-on-year +22 +30 -17
Permanent jobs citing Digital Forensics 9 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.15% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £27,600 £31,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £36,000 £40,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +41.18%

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 7,815 9,052 10,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.38% 91.47% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,985 7,396 8,280
West Midlands median annual salary £44,898 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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
Warwickshire - 9 £30,000 -
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (55.56%) ISO 9001
2 5 (55.56%) DBS Check
2 5 (55.56%) Case Management
2 5 (55.56%) Forensic Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 4 (44.44%) EnCase
3 4 (44.44%) e-Disclosure
4 3 (33.33%) Cellebrite
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Handset
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
5 2 (22.22%) FTK
5 2 (22.22%) Nuix
5 2 (22.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (22.22%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

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 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Forensic Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Mobile Forensics Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Data Consultant
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Case Management
1 5 (55.56%) Forensic Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) e-Disclosure
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 2 (22.22%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO 9001
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) EnCase
2 2 (22.22%) FTK
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cellebrite
2 2 (22.22%) Nuix
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft