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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 849 881 845
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 53 42 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.043% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.044% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 43 25 56
Average salary £43,000 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.09% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £64,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +16.66%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
East of England - 24 £43,000 -
London +11 12 £47,500 -20.83% 2
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 - 1
South East +6 4 £43,250 +9.49% 1
North West - 3 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -8 1 £35,000 -24.32%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Information Specialist
UK

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 116 (89.92%) Information Security
2 90 (69.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (31.01%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (31.01%) Firewall
4 39 (30.23%) Windows
5 38 (29.46%) Linux
6 34 (26.36%) Legal
7 33 (25.58%) CISSP
8 31 (24.03%) Data Protection
9 30 (23.26%) Finance
10 27 (20.93%) Management Information System
10 27 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (20.93%) Information Governance
11 26 (20.16%) SaaS
11 26 (20.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (20.16%) Intrusion Detection
11 26 (20.16%) Xen
11 26 (20.16%) Risk Analysis
12 23 (17.83%) PCI DSS
13 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (16.28%) Risk Management
15 18 (13.95%) ITIL
16 15 (11.63%) CEH
17 14 (10.85%) E-Commerce
18 13 (10.08%) Security Management
18 13 (10.08%) Network Security
19 12 (9.30%) Degree
19 12 (9.30%) CISA
20 11 (8.53%) CISM
21 10 (7.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.16%) SaaS
3 6 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.01%) Firewall
2 26 (20.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (10.08%) Network Security
4 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.10%) LAN
5 4 (3.10%) WAN
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.55%) DHCP
6 2 (1.55%) DNS
6 2 (1.55%) VPN
6 2 (1.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.55%) Big Data
2 2 (1.55%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.78%) MS Access
General
1 34 (26.36%) Legal
2 30 (23.26%) Finance
3 7 (5.43%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Marketing
5 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) HTML5
4 1 (0.78%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Management Information System
2 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.55%) BBC
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) Fintech
6 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) New Media
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.78%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Windows
2 38 (29.46%) Linux
3 9 (6.98%) Unix
4 4 (3.10%) Android
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.33%) CentOS
6 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.78%) AIX
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (89.92%) Information Security
2 40 (31.01%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (24.03%) Data Protection
4 27 (20.93%) Information Governance
5 26 (20.16%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (20.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 18 (13.95%) ITIL
8 14 (10.85%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.08%) Security Management
10 9 (6.98%) High Availability
10 9 (6.98%) Information Security Management
11 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.20%) Project Management
11 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.43%) BCP
12 7 (5.43%) Business Continuity
12 7 (5.43%) Information Management
12 7 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) C#
2 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) CISSP
2 15 (11.63%) CEH
3 12 (9.30%) CISA
3 12 (9.30%) Degree
4 11 (8.53%) CISM
5 9 (6.98%) GIAC
6 5 (3.88%) CSSLP
6 5 (3.88%) ISSAP
6 5 (3.88%) ISSEP
7 3 (2.33%) CISMP
8 2 (1.55%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.55%) CRISC
9 1 (0.78%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (69.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (17.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (7.75%) HIPAA
3 10 (7.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.88%) COBIT
5 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.33%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.78%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (20.16%) Xen
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 6 (4.65%) Informatica
2 5 (3.88%) CheckPoint
2 5 (3.88%) Cisco
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) Teradata
3 4 (3.10%) Forcepoint
3 4 (3.10%) LogRhythm
3 4 (3.10%) Splunk
4 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.33%) SAP
4 3 (2.33%) VMware
5 2 (1.55%) Citrix
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.78%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.78%) Juniper
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle
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