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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 822 902 889
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 96 61 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.056% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.059% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 83 44 85
Median salary £59,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
92139 104162 110201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.23% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77160 86775 89126
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +79 95 £59,000 +18.00% 15
London +62 36 £65,000 +1.96% 3
West Midlands - 20 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire +20 11 £61,250 +36.11% 3
South East +40 9 £67,500 +31.70% 3
East of England +24 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Solihull - 7 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 7 £62,500 - 1
North West +21 6 £52,000 -48.00%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £45,000 -
South West -17 5 £61,250 +40.80%
City of London +56 4 £61,000 -18.66% 1
Berkshire +16 4 £66,250 +76.66% 1
Birmingham - 4 £52,500 - 2
York - 4 £62,500 - 1
Leeds +13 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire +10 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Dudley - 3 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £43,750 - 2
Surrey +17 2 £70,000 - 1
Swindon +5 2 £68,750 +32.21%
Wiltshire -1 2 £68,750 +32.21%
Manchester -7 2 £46,500 -53.50%
Gloucestershire - 2 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,000 - 1
Cumbria - 2 £57,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £43,750 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 £67,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £52,000 - 1

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 139 (92.67%) Information Security
2 60 (40.00%) CISSP
3 57 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (26.00%) CISM
5 37 (24.67%) Data Protection
6 36 (24.00%) PCI DSS
7 34 (22.67%) Risk Management
8 32 (21.33%) Finance
9 29 (19.33%) CISA
10 28 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (18.00%) Firewall
12 24 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 23 (15.33%) Security Management
13 23 (15.33%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (14.67%) Degree
14 22 (14.67%) Windows
15 21 (14.00%) Information Security Management
16 20 (13.33%) SIEM
17 19 (12.67%) Management Information System
18 14 (9.33%) Linux
18 14 (9.33%) Network Security
19 13 (8.67%) ISMS
19 13 (8.67%) ArcSight
19 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
19 13 (8.67%) VPN
19 13 (8.67%) CEH
19 13 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
20 12 (8.00%) Retail
20 12 (8.00%) Information Assurance
20 12 (8.00%) Data Protection Act

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 4 (2.67%) IIS
2 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) assyst
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.00%) Firewall
2 14 (9.33%) Network Security
3 13 (8.67%) VPN
4 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.00%) Wireless
7 5 (3.33%) Internet
8 4 (2.67%) DHCP
8 4 (2.67%) DNS
8 4 (2.67%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.00%) Intranet
9 3 (2.00%) SAN
9 3 (2.00%) SSL
9 3 (2.00%) VLAN
10 2 (1.33%) MPLS
10 2 (1.33%) WAN
11 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.67%) LAN
11 1 (0.67%) LDAP
11 1 (0.67%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) Big Data
1 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) Essbase
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) AppScan
General
1 32 (21.33%) Finance
2 12 (8.00%) Retail
3 9 (6.00%) Legal
4 5 (3.33%) Law
4 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.67%) Marketing
6 2 (1.33%) Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (2.00%) .NET
2 3 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (1.33%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.67%) CSS
4 1 (0.67%) EDI
4 1 (0.67%) HTML
4 1 (0.67%) RESTful
4 1 (0.67%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.67%) SOAP
4 1 (0.67%) WCF
4 1 (0.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.00%) Life Science
5 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.67%) BYOD
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
7 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.67%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Linux
3 9 (6.00%) Unix
4 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (92.67%) Information Security
2 37 (24.67%) Data Protection
3 34 (22.67%) Risk Management
4 28 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (15.33%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (15.33%) Security Management
7 21 (14.00%) Information Security Management
8 20 (13.33%) SIEM
9 13 (8.67%) ISMS
9 13 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (8.00%) Information Assurance
11 10 (6.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 10 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (6.00%) Data Security
12 9 (6.00%) Security Operations
13 8 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.33%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (5.33%) Risk Analysis
13 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.67%) SQL
2 1 (0.67%) C#
2 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (40.00%) CISSP
2 39 (26.00%) CISM
3 29 (19.33%) CISA
4 22 (14.67%) Degree
5 13 (8.67%) CEH
6 10 (6.67%) SANS
7 9 (6.00%) CRISC
7 9 (6.00%) GIAC
8 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.67%) GCFA
10 3 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.00%) GCIH
10 3 (2.00%) IISP
10 3 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (1.33%) CFCE
11 2 (1.33%) EnCE
11 2 (1.33%) SSCP
12 1 (0.67%) CCSP
12 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (24.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.67%) COBIT
4 6 (4.00%) HIPAA
5 3 (2.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.67%) QA
7 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.00%) Nessus
2 2 (1.33%) EnCase
2 2 (1.33%) QRadar
3 1 (0.67%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (8.67%) ArcSight
1 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (3.33%) Cisco
2 5 (3.33%) VMware
3 3 (2.00%) Forcepoint
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle
3 3 (2.00%) Qualys
4 2 (1.33%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (1.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.33%) Splunk
4 2 (1.33%) Tufin
5 1 (0.67%) CA
5 1 (0.67%) FireEye
5 1 (0.67%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.67%) IBM
5 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.67%) SAP
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefit package
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago