The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 235 - 217
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 8 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% - 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
Average salary £39,500 - £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -6.97%
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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6241 5377 5394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.69% 95.68% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5228 4651 4786
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Information Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Information Specialist
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
(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
Bristol - 5 £39,500 -
Devon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) CISMP
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISMS
5 2 (22.22%) RMADS
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) CISA
6 1 (11.11%) CISM
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Legal
6 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 1 (11.11%) CESG
6 1 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) RMADS
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
3 1 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
3 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
3 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) CISMP
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) JSP 440