The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 812 806 839
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 54 69 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.066% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.070% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 38 61 18
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £45,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Information Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Specialist over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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
England -2 49 £52,500 - 3
London -15 25 £60,000 +7.14% 2
York - 11 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 11 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 11 £52,500 -
South East - 8 £55,750 - 1
Docklands, London - 7 - -
South West - 4 £42,500 -
Middlesex - 4 £60,000 -
Dorking - 3 £39,500 -
Uxbridge - 3 £60,000 -
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey - 3 £39,500 -
Scotland +9 2 £48,000 +6.66%
Moray - 2 £48,000 -
North West -4 1 £65,000 +46.06%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £65,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 -
Kent - 1 £51,500 -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 114 (91.94%) Information Security
2 83 (66.94%) CISSP
3 47 (37.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (37.10%) Firewall
5 33 (26.61%) Network Security
6 29 (23.39%) Risk Management
7 26 (20.97%) ISMS
8 25 (20.16%) Security Management
9 24 (19.35%) Legal
10 23 (18.55%) Management Information System
10 23 (18.55%) CEH
11 22 (17.74%) Finance
11 22 (17.74%) Law
12 21 (16.94%) CISM
13 20 (16.13%) ITIL
14 19 (15.32%) Ethical Hacking
14 19 (15.32%) Information Security Management
14 19 (15.32%) Wireless
14 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
15 18 (14.52%) CheckPoint
15 18 (14.52%) GIAC
15 18 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
16 16 (12.90%) Business Continuity
16 16 (12.90%) UNIX
17 15 (12.10%) Cisco
18 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
18 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
19 13 (10.48%) Cyber Security
19 13 (10.48%) Windows
19 13 (10.48%) Internet

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 46 (37.10%) Firewall
2 33 (26.61%) Network Security
3 19 (15.32%) Wireless
3 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.48%) Internet
5 12 (9.68%) DNS
5 12 (9.68%) DHCP
6 11 (8.87%) OSPF
6 11 (8.87%) BGP
6 11 (8.87%) BIG-IP
6 11 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (8.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (8.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (8.87%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (8.06%) VPN
8 5 (4.03%) Intranet
9 3 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.61%) DWDM
10 2 (1.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) MS Access
2 3 (2.42%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 24 (19.35%) Legal
2 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 22 (17.74%) Law
3 10 (8.06%) Banking
4 7 (5.65%) Retail
5 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) Web Services
1 3 (2.42%) XML
1 3 (2.42%) XSLT
1 3 (2.42%) XACML
1 3 (2.42%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.87%) GIS
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.84%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.03%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.23%) Tandem
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.81%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.81%) SCADA
8 1 (0.81%) Physics
8 1 (0.81%) PMI
8 1 (0.81%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.90%) UNIX
2 13 (10.48%) Windows
3 9 (7.26%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (91.94%) Information Security
2 29 (23.39%) Risk Management
3 26 (20.97%) ISMS
4 25 (20.16%) Security Management
5 20 (16.13%) ITIL
6 19 (15.32%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (15.32%) Information Security Management
7 18 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (12.90%) Business Continuity
9 13 (10.48%) Cyber Security
9 13 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (8.87%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (8.87%) Data Protection
11 10 (8.06%) Information Assurance
12 8 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (5.65%) Change Management
13 7 (5.65%) Service Management
13 7 (5.65%) Security Architecture
14 6 (4.84%) SIEM
14 6 (4.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.23%) C
2 3 (2.42%) C++
2 3 (2.42%) Java
2 3 (2.42%) SQL
3 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (66.94%) CISSP
2 23 (18.55%) CEH
3 21 (16.94%) CISM
4 18 (14.52%) GIAC
5 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
6 12 (9.68%) CISA
6 12 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (9.68%) CCNP
7 11 (8.87%) CCSE
8 9 (7.26%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.65%) CISMP
10 7 (5.65%) Degree
11 5 (4.03%) MCSE
12 3 (2.42%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (2.42%) MCSA
12 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.61%) CRISC
13 2 (1.61%) QiCA
14 1 (0.81%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (37.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.65%) QA
3 6 (4.84%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.42%) HL7
6 2 (1.61%) BS25999
6 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.81%) COBIT
7 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (8.87%) XenServer
2 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) CheckPoint
2 15 (12.10%) Cisco
3 14 (11.29%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.68%) Juniper
5 11 (8.87%) HP
5 11 (8.87%) Blue Coat
5 11 (8.87%) VMware
5 11 (8.87%) F5
5 11 (8.87%) SolarWinds
5 11 (8.87%) Infoblox
5 11 (8.87%) Imperva
6 8 (6.45%) IBM
7 7 (5.65%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (4.84%) NetIQ
9 4 (3.23%) ArcSight
9 4 (3.23%) Sun
10 3 (2.42%) InterSystems
11 1 (0.81%) Sophos
11 1 (0.81%) AlgoSec
11 1 (0.81%) Tufin
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CSC
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Posted: 7 days ago
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