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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 839 827 837
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 58 63 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.058% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.061% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 48 56 18
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -13.04%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 26 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 19 December 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
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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 -7 57 £52,500 - 3
London +11 22 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +22 15 £51,500 -14.16%
South West - 7 £39,500 - 2
Middlesex - 7 £60,000 -
North West -1 6 £65,000 +85.71%
North Yorkshire - 6 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 6 £52,500 - 1
York - 6 £52,500 -
Cheshire - 6 £65,000 -
Surrey 0 5 £39,500 -34.16%
Bristol - 4 £39,500 -
Chester - 4 £65,000 -
Dorking - 4 £39,500 -
Uxbridge - 4 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
City of London +21 3 £75,000 +36.36%
Hampshire - 2 £48,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £48,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Kent - 1 £51,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £47,500 -
Devon - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 139 (98.58%) Information Security
2 110 (78.01%) CISSP
3 71 (50.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (45.39%) Firewall
5 54 (38.30%) Network Security
6 49 (34.75%) CEH
7 43 (30.50%) ISMS
8 41 (29.08%) Ethical Hacking
8 41 (29.08%) Management Information System
9 40 (28.37%) ITIL
9 40 (28.37%) TCP/IP
10 38 (26.95%) Risk Management
11 37 (26.24%) Law
12 35 (24.82%) Legal
13 33 (23.40%) Security Management
14 29 (20.57%) GIAC
15 28 (19.86%) Finance
16 27 (19.15%) Information Security Management
17 25 (17.73%) CISM
18 24 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
19 22 (15.60%) Internet
20 21 (14.89%) Cyber Security
20 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
21 20 (14.18%) Wireless
22 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
23 17 (12.06%) Information Assurance
24 16 (11.35%) MCSE
24 16 (11.35%) VPN
25 15 (10.64%) Linux
26 14 (9.93%) Change Control

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (5.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 12 (8.51%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 64 (45.39%) Firewall
2 54 (38.30%) Network Security
3 40 (28.37%) TCP/IP
4 22 (15.60%) Internet
5 20 (14.18%) Wireless
6 16 (11.35%) VPN
7 13 (9.22%) Intranet
8 11 (7.80%) DNS
8 11 (7.80%) DHCP
9 7 (4.96%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (4.26%) OSPF
10 6 (4.26%) BGP
10 6 (4.26%) BIG-IP
11 4 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.13%) LAN
13 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) MySQL
1 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.71%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (26.24%) Law
2 35 (24.82%) Legal
3 28 (19.86%) Finance
4 9 (6.38%) Banking
5 5 (3.55%) Marketing
6 3 (2.13%) Publishing
6 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.71%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) LAMP
2 1 (0.71%) OAuth
2 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.67%) GIS
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) CESG
4 4 (2.84%) Tandem
4 4 (2.84%) Clustering
5 3 (2.13%) Kindle
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.71%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.71%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.71%) SCADA
7 1 (0.71%) Physics
7 1 (0.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.64%) Linux
2 14 (9.93%) Windows
3 13 (9.22%) UNIX
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (98.58%) Information Security
2 43 (30.50%) ISMS
3 41 (29.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 40 (28.37%) ITIL
5 38 (26.95%) Risk Management
6 33 (23.40%) Security Management
7 27 (19.15%) Information Security Management
8 24 (17.02%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (14.89%) Cyber Security
10 17 (12.06%) Information Assurance
11 14 (9.93%) Change Control
12 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (9.22%) Business Continuity
13 12 (8.51%) Data Protection
14 8 (5.67%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (4.96%) Security Architecture
15 7 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (4.26%) Risk Analysis
16 6 (4.26%) Security Testing
17 4 (2.84%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.55%) C
2 4 (2.84%) SQL
3 1 (0.71%) Python
3 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.71%) C++
3 1 (0.71%) Java
3 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 110 (78.01%) CISSP
2 49 (34.75%) CEH
3 29 (20.57%) GIAC
4 25 (17.73%) CISM
5 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (11.35%) MCSE
7 13 (9.22%) Degree
7 13 (9.22%) Security Cleared
8 11 (7.80%) CISA
9 8 (5.67%) CCNP
9 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.96%) CISMP
11 6 (4.26%) CCSE
12 4 (2.84%) Security+ Certification
13 3 (2.13%) MCSA
14 2 (1.42%) CCNA
14 2 (1.42%) QiCA
14 2 (1.42%) CRISC
15 1 (0.71%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (50.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.96%) QA
4 4 (2.84%) COBIT
5 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.42%) SLA
6 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.42%) BS25999
7 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.26%) XenServer
3 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.93%) CheckPoint
3 9 (6.38%) Cisco
4 7 (4.96%) HP
4 7 (4.96%) Juniper
5 6 (4.26%) NetIQ
5 6 (4.26%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.26%) Infoblox
5 6 (4.26%) Imperva
5 6 (4.26%) VMware
5 6 (4.26%) Blue Coat
5 6 (4.26%) F5
6 5 (3.55%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.84%) Oracle
7 4 (2.84%) Sun
7 4 (2.84%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.71%) Sophos
8 1 (0.71%) Apple
8 1 (0.71%) AlgoSec
8 1 (0.71%) Qualys