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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 888 887 870
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 55 47 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.045% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.046% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 56
Average salary £43,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +16.66%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
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

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 28 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 14 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
England +18 54 £43,000 -18.09% 4
East of England - 24 £43,000 -
Cambridge - 24 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 24 £43,000 -
London -3 13 £48,750 -18.75% 2
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 - 1
South East +6 4 £43,250 +9.49% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £46,500 - 1
North West - 3 £57,500 -
Manchester - 3 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £46,500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 2 £45,000 -14.28%
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £57,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £57,500 -
City of London +56 1 £47,500 -24.00% 1
Scotland +6 1 - -
South West -14 1 £35,000 -24.32%
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 1 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £50,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £40,000 -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 121 (90.30%) Information Security
2 93 (69.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (32.09%) Windows
4 41 (30.60%) Linux
4 41 (30.60%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (29.85%) Firewall
6 35 (26.12%) CISSP
7 34 (25.37%) Legal
8 31 (23.13%) Finance
8 31 (23.13%) Data Protection
9 30 (22.39%) Information Governance
9 30 (22.39%) Management Information System
10 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (19.40%) SaaS
11 26 (19.40%) Xen
11 26 (19.40%) Risk Analysis
11 26 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (19.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (19.40%) Intrusion Detection
12 23 (17.16%) PCI DSS
13 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
13 21 (15.67%) ITIL
14 16 (11.94%) CEH
15 15 (11.19%) Degree
16 14 (10.45%) Network Security
16 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
17 13 (9.70%) Security Management
18 12 (8.96%) CISA
18 12 (8.96%) CISM
19 10 (7.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.24%) Apache
2 3 (2.24%) Drupal
2 3 (2.24%) JBoss
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.15%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (19.40%) SaaS
3 6 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) Firewall
2 26 (19.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (10.45%) Network Security
4 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.73%) DHCP
5 5 (3.73%) DNS
6 4 (2.99%) LAN
6 4 (2.99%) WAN
7 3 (2.24%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.24%) InfiniBand
7 3 (2.24%) LDAP
7 3 (2.24%) SNMP
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.49%) VPN
8 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.73%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) MySQL
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Hudson
1 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.24%) JIRA
1 3 (2.24%) Trac
General
1 34 (25.37%) Legal
2 31 (23.13%) Finance
3 7 (5.22%) Retail
4 6 (4.48%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Law
6 2 (1.49%) Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) Web Services
2 3 (2.24%) .NET
2 3 (2.24%) LAMP
2 3 (2.24%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) HTML5
4 1 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 26 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) Life Science
3 4 (2.99%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.99%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.24%) Grid Computing
4 3 (2.24%) Health Informatics
4 3 (2.24%) Informatics
4 3 (2.24%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.49%) BBC
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.49%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.75%) New Media
6 1 (0.75%) SCADA
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.09%) Windows
2 41 (30.60%) Linux
3 10 (7.46%) Unix
4 7 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.48%) CentOS
6 4 (2.99%) Android
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.75%) AIX
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (90.30%) Information Security
2 41 (30.60%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (23.13%) Data Protection
4 30 (22.39%) Information Governance
5 26 (19.40%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (19.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (15.67%) ITIL
6 21 (15.67%) Risk Management
7 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
8 13 (9.70%) Security Management
9 9 (6.72%) High Availability
9 9 (6.72%) Information Security Management
10 8 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.97%) Data Management
10 8 (5.97%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.97%) Project Management
10 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.97%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (5.22%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.22%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.24%) Java
2 3 (2.24%) Perl
2 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.75%) C#
3 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (26.12%) CISSP
2 16 (11.94%) CEH
3 15 (11.19%) Degree
4 12 (8.96%) CISA
4 12 (8.96%) CISM
5 9 (6.72%) GIAC
6 5 (3.73%) CSSLP
6 5 (3.73%) ISSAP
6 5 (3.73%) ISSEP
7 3 (2.24%) CISMP
7 3 (2.24%) MCSE
7 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.24%) RHCE
8 2 (1.49%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.49%) CRISC
8 2 (1.49%) SANS
9 1 (0.75%) ECSA
9 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (69.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (17.16%) PCI DSS
3 10 (7.46%) HIPAA
3 10 (7.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.73%) COBIT
5 3 (2.24%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.24%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.75%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.75%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (19.40%) Xen
2 7 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.24%) GPFS
4 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Nagios
1 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.24%) Puppet
1 3 (2.24%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (5.97%) Cisco
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) Informatica
2 6 (4.48%) VMware
3 5 (3.73%) CheckPoint
3 5 (3.73%) IBM
3 5 (3.73%) Teradata
4 4 (2.99%) Forcepoint
4 4 (2.99%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle
4 4 (2.99%) Splunk
5 3 (2.24%) Brocade
5 3 (2.24%) Dell
5 3 (2.24%) Opsware
5 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.24%) Remedy
5 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.24%) SAP
6 2 (1.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.75%) Apple
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