The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 258 238 250
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.059% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.062% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Information Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the North West

Information Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -14 5 £65,000 +30.00%
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Tandem
3 3 (42.86%) GIS
3 3 (42.86%) Sun
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 3 (42.86%) ArcSight
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) CISA
4 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) GIS
1 3 (42.86%) Tandem
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Sun
1 3 (42.86%) ArcSight