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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 837 887 842
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -45
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 62 45 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.038% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.040% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 40
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £43,500 £31,925
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £69,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -0.52%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015 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 27 April 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 +45 56 £55,500 +0.90% 5
London +35 24 £67,500 +14.89% 2
South East +16 9 £53,750 -22.93%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +19 5 £52,500 +21.38%
Milton Keynes - 5 £55,500 -
City of London +24 4 £62,500 -7.40% 1
East Midlands +15 4 - - 1
Northampton +2 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire -1 4 - - 1
South West - 4 £60,000 -
North Yorkshire +24 3 £52,500 +66.66%
York +22 3 £52,500 +66.66%
Devon - 3 £60,000 -
Plymouth - 3 £60,000 -
East of England +20 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham -15 2 - -
West Midlands -29 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £62,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £36,500 -
Manchester - 2 £62,500 - 1
Essex - 2 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £36,500 -
Berkshire -8 1 £57,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £39,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £57,500 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 101 (82.11%) Information Security
2 65 (52.85%) CISSP
3 32 (26.02%) Risk Management
4 31 (25.20%) Finance
5 29 (23.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (21.95%) Management Information System
7 26 (21.14%) Firewall
8 25 (20.33%) Network Security
9 23 (18.70%) CISM
10 20 (16.26%) Cisco
10 20 (16.26%) IBM
10 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
11 19 (15.45%) Web Services
11 19 (15.45%) CheckPoint
11 19 (15.45%) Project Management
11 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
12 18 (14.63%) Juniper
12 18 (14.63%) CISA
12 18 (14.63%) SQL
13 17 (13.82%) Computer Science
14 16 (13.01%) Java
14 16 (13.01%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (12.20%) InterSystems
15 15 (12.20%) Identity Management
15 15 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
15 15 (12.20%) InterSystems Cache
15 15 (12.20%) C++
15 15 (12.20%) XML
15 15 (12.20%) XSLT
15 15 (12.20%) UNIX

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (3.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Office
1 3 (2.44%) SmartSuite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.14%) Firewall
2 25 (20.33%) Network Security
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 14 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (11.38%) NX-OS
3 14 (11.38%) Wireless
3 14 (11.38%) BIG-IP
3 14 (11.38%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (11.38%) DHCP
3 14 (11.38%) DNS
3 14 (11.38%) OSPF
3 14 (11.38%) BGP
4 6 (4.88%) VPN
5 4 (3.25%) LAN
6 2 (1.63%) SDH
6 2 (1.63%) DWDM
7 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (4.07%) MS Access
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
General
1 31 (25.20%) Finance
2 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.13%) Legal
3 10 (8.13%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Retail
5 4 (3.25%) Marketing
6 3 (2.44%) Military
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) Web Services
2 15 (12.20%) XML
2 15 (12.20%) XSLT
2 15 (12.20%) XACML
3 3 (2.44%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 17 (13.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.32%) GIS
3 9 (7.32%) PKI
4 8 (6.50%) RMADS
5 6 (4.88%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.07%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (3.25%) CESG
8 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.63%) NHS
9 2 (1.63%) Open Source
9 2 (1.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.63%) Economics
10 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) BBC
10 1 (0.81%) Tandem
10 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) UNIX
2 9 (7.32%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (82.11%) Information Security
2 32 (26.02%) Risk Management
3 19 (15.45%) Project Management
4 16 (13.01%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
5 15 (12.20%) OOP
5 15 (12.20%) OO
5 15 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 15 (12.20%) ISMS
5 15 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 15 (12.20%) Analytics
6 14 (11.38%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (11.38%) Business Continuity
7 13 (10.57%) Security Management
7 13 (10.57%) Information Security Management
8 12 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (8.13%) SIEM
10 8 (6.50%) Service Management
11 7 (5.69%) Change Management
11 7 (5.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) SQL
2 16 (13.01%) Java
3 15 (12.20%) C++
4 4 (3.25%) C
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (52.85%) CISSP
2 23 (18.70%) CISM
3 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.63%) CISA
5 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (11.38%) CCSE
6 14 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (11.38%) CCNP
7 8 (6.50%) CISMP
8 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.07%) Degree
9 5 (4.07%) GIAC
10 4 (3.25%) CRISC
11 2 (1.63%) MCSA
11 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.63%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.81%) QiCA
12 1 (0.81%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.20%) HL7
3 7 (5.69%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.07%) COBIT
4 5 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.63%) Basel II
5 2 (1.63%) MiFID
5 2 (1.63%) EMIR
5 2 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.81%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (11.38%) XenServer
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (16.26%) Cisco
1 20 (16.26%) IBM
2 19 (15.45%) CheckPoint
3 18 (14.63%) Juniper
4 15 (12.20%) InterSystems
5 14 (11.38%) VMware
5 14 (11.38%) Blue Coat
5 14 (11.38%) SolarWinds
5 14 (11.38%) Infoblox
5 14 (11.38%) Imperva
5 14 (11.38%) HP
5 14 (11.38%) F5
6 8 (6.50%) Cyber-Ark
7 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.44%) Tufin
8 3 (2.44%) AlgoSec
9 1 (0.81%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.81%) Sun
9 1 (0.81%) Capita
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £42930 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+bonus+car
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago