The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Information Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 864 908 915
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 55 60 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.054% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.056% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 46 30 54
Median salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £44,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-9.90% +0.90%

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
93892 106630 115839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79151 87900 94737
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Information Specialist in the job title.

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 2 July 2016 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 55 £52,500 - 6
London +21 18 £60,000 -4.00%
South East +46 11 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire +41 9 £50,000 +36.98% 5
West Midlands -7 6 £52,500 -
Berkshire +10 5 £52,500 -8.69%
Birmingham +1 5 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Knaresborough - 4 £50,000 -
South West +23 3 £42,500 +8.97%
Reading +13 3 £52,500 -8.69%
Aylesbury - 3 £36,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £46,000 - 2
Leeds - 3 £46,000 - 2
Durham - 3 £36,500 -
North East - 3 £36,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £36,500 -
North West +23 2 £65,000 +4.00%
East Midlands 0 2 - -
Manchester -3 2 £65,000 +4.00%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £41,250 -
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey - 2 £72,500 -
East of England +42 1 - -
South Yorkshire +21 1 - - 2
Sheffield +18 1 - - 2
Cambridge +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, Information Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 84 (90.32%) Information Security
2 33 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (34.41%) CISSP
4 25 (26.88%) Firewall
5 24 (25.81%) CISM
6 23 (24.73%) Data Protection
7 21 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 20 (21.51%) Windows
9 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
9 18 (19.35%) Security Management
10 17 (18.28%) PCI DSS
11 16 (17.20%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (15.05%) Risk Management
12 14 (15.05%) CISA
12 14 (15.05%) Linux
13 13 (13.98%) Finance
13 13 (13.98%) COBIT
14 12 (12.90%) Degree
14 12 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (11.83%) Security Operations
16 10 (10.75%) Line Management
16 10 (10.75%) Legal
16 10 (10.75%) ITIL
16 10 (10.75%) VPN
17 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
17 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
18 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity
18 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
19 7 (7.53%) SIEM

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.15%) IIS
1 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.38%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.88%) Firewall
2 10 (10.75%) VPN
3 6 (6.45%) Network Security
4 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.38%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.30%) Wireless
6 3 (3.23%) SAN
6 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.15%) Intranet
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.08%) DHCP
8 1 (1.08%) DNS
8 1 (1.08%) Internet
8 1 (1.08%) MPLS
8 1 (1.08%) SSL
8 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) DB2
2 1 (1.08%) Essbase
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Legal
3 4 (4.30%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) .NET
1 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (2.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.08%) CSS
3 1 (1.08%) EDI
3 1 (1.08%) HTML
3 1 (1.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) RESTful
3 1 (1.08%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.08%) WCF
3 1 (1.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Social Media
6 1 (1.08%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.08%) CESG
6 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.08%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (90.32%) Information Security
2 23 (24.73%) Data Protection
3 21 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
4 18 (19.35%) Security Management
5 16 (17.20%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (15.05%) Risk Management
7 12 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (11.83%) Security Operations
9 10 (10.75%) ITIL
9 10 (10.75%) Line Management
10 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity
10 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (7.53%) SIEM
12 6 (6.45%) Security Architecture
13 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (5.38%) Information Governance
13 5 (5.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 5 (5.38%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (5.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.08%) C#
2 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (34.41%) CISSP
2 24 (25.81%) CISM
3 14 (15.05%) CISA
4 12 (12.90%) Degree
5 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) CEH
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) CFCE
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) EnCE
7 2 (2.15%) GCIH
8 1 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.08%) CRISC
8 1 (1.08%) ECSA
8 1 (1.08%) IISP
8 1 (1.08%) OSCP
8 1 (1.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (35.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (18.28%) PCI DSS
3 13 (13.98%) COBIT
4 3 (3.23%) HIPAA
4 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Xen
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) EnCase
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (5.38%) ArcSight
3 5 (5.38%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) VMware
5 3 (3.23%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.15%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.15%) Tufin
7 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.08%) CA
7 1 (1.08%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.08%) Juniper
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy
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