The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 834 805 835
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 64 50 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.048% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.051% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 19
Average salary £58,750 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £50,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Information Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102296 98200 103450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.73% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85621 81449 89566
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Specialist across the England region.

Information Specialist Salary Trend in England

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Information Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
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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
London +8 30 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +1 15 £51,500 -14.16%
South West - 8 £39,500 -
North West -11 6 £65,000 +83.09%
Yorkshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £45,625 -
Information Specialist
UK

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title.

1 139 (97.89%) Information Security
2 102 (71.83%) CISSP
3 62 (43.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (36.62%) Firewall
5 49 (34.51%) Risk Management
6 47 (33.10%) Network Security
7 45 (31.69%) CEH
8 39 (27.46%) Management Information System
9 38 (26.76%) Ethical Hacking
10 34 (23.94%) ISMS
11 32 (22.54%) CISM
11 32 (22.54%) ITIL
12 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
13 30 (21.13%) Finance
14 28 (19.72%) GIAC
14 28 (19.72%) Law
15 27 (19.01%) Legal
16 26 (18.31%) Penetration Testing
17 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (16.20%) Internet
18 23 (16.20%) Security Management
19 22 (15.49%) MCSE
20 21 (14.79%) Linux
20 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
20 21 (14.79%) Cyber Security
21 20 (14.08%) Degree
22 19 (13.38%) Windows
23 18 (12.68%) Information Assurance
24 17 (11.97%) Information Security Management
25 16 (11.27%) Active Directory

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.15%) IIS
2 9 (6.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (8.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 52 (36.62%) Firewall
2 47 (33.10%) Network Security
3 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
4 23 (16.20%) Internet
5 13 (9.15%) Intranet
5 13 (9.15%) DNS
5 13 (9.15%) DHCP
6 8 (5.63%) Wireless
7 7 (4.93%) VPN
8 4 (2.82%) LAN
8 4 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.11%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.11%) OSPF
9 3 (2.11%) BGP
10 2 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) MySQL
1 9 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 28 (19.72%) Law
3 27 (19.01%) Legal
4 11 (7.75%) Banking
5 5 (3.52%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.70%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) LAMP
2 1 (0.70%) OAuth
2 1 (0.70%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.46%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.45%) CESG
3 9 (6.34%) Clustering
4 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.93%) GIS
6 5 (3.52%) Kindle
7 4 (2.82%) Tandem
8 3 (2.11%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.41%) RMADS
9 2 (1.41%) FMCG
9 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.70%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.70%) Ontologies
10 1 (0.70%) SCADA
10 1 (0.70%) Physics
10 1 (0.70%) PMI
10 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.79%) Linux
2 19 (13.38%) Windows
3 14 (9.86%) UNIX
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.34%) Windows 8
5 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (97.89%) Information Security
2 49 (34.51%) Risk Management
3 38 (26.76%) Ethical Hacking
4 34 (23.94%) ISMS
5 32 (22.54%) ITIL
6 26 (18.31%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (16.20%) Security Management
8 21 (14.79%) Cyber Security
9 18 (12.68%) Information Assurance
10 17 (11.97%) Information Security Management
11 14 (9.86%) Business Continuity
11 14 (9.86%) Change Control
12 12 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (7.75%) Data Protection
14 9 (6.34%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (4.93%) Security Architecture
15 7 (4.93%) Risk Analysis
15 7 (4.93%) Security Testing
16 4 (2.82%) Network Architecture
16 4 (2.82%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.34%) SQL
2 6 (4.23%) C
3 2 (1.41%) C++
3 2 (1.41%) Java
3 2 (1.41%) Perl
3 2 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 102 (71.83%) CISSP
2 45 (31.69%) CEH
3 32 (22.54%) CISM
4 28 (19.72%) GIAC
5 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (15.49%) MCSE
7 20 (14.08%) Degree
8 14 (9.86%) Security Cleared
9 11 (7.75%) CISA
10 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.93%) CISMP
11 6 (4.23%) CCNP
11 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
13 3 (2.11%) CCNA
13 3 (2.11%) MCSA
13 3 (2.11%) CCSE
14 2 (1.41%) GSEC
14 2 (1.41%) GCIH
14 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (43.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.34%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.93%) QA
4 5 (3.52%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.82%) COBIT
6 2 (1.41%) SLA
6 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.41%) BS25999
7 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.11%) XenServer
3 2 (1.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) CheckPoint
3 9 (6.34%) Oracle
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco
4 6 (4.23%) NetIQ
5 5 (3.52%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.82%) Sun
6 4 (2.82%) HP
6 4 (2.82%) Juniper
7 3 (2.11%) VMware
7 3 (2.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.11%) Infoblox
7 3 (2.11%) Imperva
7 3 (2.11%) F5
7 3 (2.11%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.70%) Tufin
8 1 (0.70%) Qualys
8 1 (0.70%) AlgoSec
8 1 (0.70%) Apple