The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 607 647 621
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -26
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 23 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.033% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.035% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 8
Average salary £67,500 £58,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.89% +42.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £51,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £69,250 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%
Information Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41729 46010 42261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.55% 93.81% 93.89%
Number of salaries quoted 35204 38108 35722
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Information Specialist Salary Trend in London

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in London

Information Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
City of London +26 3 £65,000 -3.70%
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 34 (68.00%) Information Security
2 27 (54.00%) CISSP
3 18 (36.00%) CISM
4 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 15 (30.00%) IBM
5 13 (26.00%) CISA
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
7 11 (22.00%) Project Management
7 11 (22.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
8 10 (20.00%) HL7
8 10 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
8 10 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (20.00%) XACML
8 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (20.00%) Analytics
8 10 (20.00%) InterSystems
8 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 10 (20.00%) Identity Management
8 10 (20.00%) C++
8 10 (20.00%) Java
8 10 (20.00%) Web Services
8 10 (20.00%) XML
8 10 (20.00%) XSLT
8 10 (20.00%) OOP
8 10 (20.00%) OO
9 9 (18.00%) UNIX
9 9 (18.00%) Firewall
9 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
10 8 (16.00%) Risk Assessment

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 3 (6.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SmartSuite
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) VPN
2 4 (8.00%) Network Security
3 2 (4.00%) SDH
3 2 (4.00%) DWDM
4 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (16.00%) Banking
4 6 (12.00%) Retail
5 4 (8.00%) Legal
6 3 (6.00%) Marketing
7 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) XACML
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
1 10 (20.00%) XML
1 10 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (16.00%) GIS
4 5 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.00%) Economics
7 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (2.00%) PKI
7 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.00%) BBC
7 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) UNIX
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Information Security
2 11 (22.00%) Project Management
3 10 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 10 (20.00%) Analytics
3 10 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 10 (20.00%) OOP
3 10 (20.00%) OO
4 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (16.00%) Information Security Management
5 8 (16.00%) Security Management
5 8 (16.00%) Service Management
6 6 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.00%) Change Management
8 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security
9 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) C++
2 10 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) CISSP
2 18 (36.00%) CISM
3 13 (26.00%) CISA
4 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) CRISC
5 3 (6.00%) GIAC
6 1 (2.00%) CEH
6 1 (2.00%) CISMP
6 1 (2.00%) QiCA
6 1 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) HL7
2 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.00%) COBIT
5 2 (4.00%) Basel II
5 2 (4.00%) MiFID
5 2 (4.00%) EMIR
5 2 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) IBM
2 10 (20.00%) InterSystems
3 8 (16.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.00%) Juniper
5 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.00%) Tufin
6 3 (6.00%) AlgoSec
7 1 (2.00%) Fortinet