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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 820 831 822
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 56 31 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.031% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.032% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 51 25 21
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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
100922 95486 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.50% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83180 80190 88897
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +39 43 £60,000 +14.28% 2
East Midlands - 4 £43,750 -
South East -1 3 £48,000 -9.43% 2
South West -22 3 - -
North West -18 2 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Information Specialist
UK

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 120 (96.00%) Information Security
2 80 (64.00%) CISSP
3 53 (42.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (38.40%) Firewall
5 46 (36.80%) CEH
6 45 (36.00%) Network Security
7 42 (33.60%) Management Information System
8 41 (32.80%) Ethical Hacking
9 39 (31.20%) ITIL
10 38 (30.40%) CISM
11 37 (29.60%) Risk Management
12 31 (24.80%) TCP/IP
13 29 (23.20%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (22.40%) Law
14 28 (22.40%) ISMS
15 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (21.60%) Internet
15 27 (21.60%) MCSE
16 25 (20.00%) Finance
16 25 (20.00%) Degree
17 24 (19.20%) GIAC
18 23 (18.40%) Windows
19 22 (17.60%) Linux
20 19 (15.20%) Active Directory
20 19 (15.20%) Security Management
21 18 (14.40%) Legal
21 18 (14.40%) Information Assurance
21 18 (14.40%) Cyber Security
22 16 (12.80%) CISA
23 15 (12.00%) Microsoft

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 10 (8.00%) IIS
1 10 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.60%) assyst
2 2 (1.60%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.60%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 48 (38.40%) Firewall
2 45 (36.00%) Network Security
3 31 (24.80%) TCP/IP
4 27 (21.60%) Internet
5 13 (10.40%) Intranet
6 11 (8.80%) DNS
6 11 (8.80%) DHCP
7 9 (7.20%) Wireshark
8 7 (5.60%) LAN
9 6 (4.80%) WAN
9 6 (4.80%) VPN
10 5 (4.00%) Wireless
11 4 (3.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.60%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.60%) LDAP
13 1 (0.80%) VoIP
13 1 (0.80%) SNMP
13 1 (0.80%) SSH
13 1 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.80%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) MySQL
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (22.40%) Law
2 25 (20.00%) Finance
3 18 (14.40%) Legal
4 10 (8.00%) Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.40%) Games
7 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.80%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) LAMP
2 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.80%) SAML
3 1 (0.80%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.60%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.60%) CESG
3 10 (8.00%) Clustering
4 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.60%) Cryptography
4 7 (5.60%) PKI
5 6 (4.80%) Kindle
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) Online Games
7 2 (1.60%) RMADS
7 2 (1.60%) FMCG
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.80%) Tandem
8 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.80%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.80%) SCADA
8 1 (0.80%) Physics
8 1 (0.80%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.40%) Windows
2 22 (17.60%) Linux
3 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (9.60%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.60%) UNIX
4 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (96.00%) Information Security
2 41 (32.80%) Ethical Hacking
3 39 (31.20%) ITIL
4 37 (29.60%) Risk Management
5 29 (23.20%) Penetration Testing
6 28 (22.40%) ISMS
7 19 (15.20%) Security Management
8 18 (14.40%) Information Assurance
8 18 (14.40%) Cyber Security
9 14 (11.20%) Change Control
10 13 (10.40%) Information Security Management
11 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (7.20%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (6.40%) Data Protection
13 8 (6.40%) OWASP
13 8 (6.40%) Security Testing
13 8 (6.40%) SIEM
14 7 (5.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.60%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) SQL
2 6 (4.80%) Python
2 6 (4.80%) C
2 6 (4.80%) C++
2 6 (4.80%) Java
2 6 (4.80%) Perl
3 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (64.00%) CISSP
2 46 (36.80%) CEH
3 38 (30.40%) CISM
4 27 (21.60%) MCSE
4 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (20.00%) Degree
6 24 (19.20%) GIAC
7 16 (12.80%) CISA
8 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
9 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.60%) CCNP
10 7 (5.60%) CCNA
10 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (4.80%) RHCE
11 6 (4.80%) GSEC
11 6 (4.80%) GPEN
11 6 (4.80%) OSCP
12 2 (1.60%) GCIH
13 1 (0.80%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (42.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.60%) QA
4 6 (4.80%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.40%) COBIT
6 2 (1.60%) SLA
6 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.60%) BS25999
7 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.80%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) SCCM
1 1 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.80%) NetIQ
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
6 2 (1.60%) Symantec
7 1 (0.80%) Sophos
7 1 (0.80%) Qualys
7 1 (0.80%) Sun
7 1 (0.80%) HP
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) Apple
7 1 (0.80%) Unisys
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