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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 811 830 805
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 91 47 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.044% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.046% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 80 40 42
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,150 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,325 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +5.26%

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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 +8 80 £58,750 +17.50% 8
London +33 58 £60,000 +26.31% 4
Scotland - 11 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
South East +7 9 £40,000 -7.51% 1
Hampshire +1 8 £40,000 -7.51%
Southampton - 8 £40,000 -
East Midlands -4 6 £42,500 - 1
City of London +3 5 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £58,750 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £43,750 - 1
Leicester - 3 £43,750 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands -12 1 £60,000 +20.00%
North West -16 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Cheshire -16 1 £42,500 -15.00%
South West -27 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Devon - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Kent - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £42,500 -
Northampton - 1 £40,750 -
Plymouth - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 143 (97.28%) Information Security
2 99 (67.35%) CISSP
3 64 (43.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (40.82%) Network Security
5 58 (39.46%) Firewall
6 55 (37.41%) ITIL
7 54 (36.73%) CEH
8 51 (34.69%) Management Information System
9 50 (34.01%) CISM
10 49 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 38 (25.85%) TCP/IP
12 35 (23.81%) Law
12 35 (23.81%) ISMS
13 34 (23.13%) Internet
14 29 (19.73%) Risk Management
14 29 (19.73%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (19.05%) MCSE
16 27 (18.37%) Finance
16 27 (18.37%) Security Management
17 26 (17.69%) Legal
18 24 (16.33%) GIAC
19 23 (15.65%) Windows
20 22 (14.97%) CISA
20 22 (14.97%) Degree
21 21 (14.29%) Information Security Management
21 21 (14.29%) Linux
22 18 (12.24%) Active Directory
22 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
22 18 (12.24%) Information Assurance

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (8.16%) IIS
2 10 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.16%) assyst
2 2 (1.36%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.36%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 60 (40.82%) Network Security
2 58 (39.46%) Firewall
3 38 (25.85%) TCP/IP
4 34 (23.13%) Internet
5 14 (9.52%) VPN
5 14 (9.52%) Wireless
6 13 (8.84%) Intranet
7 11 (7.48%) Wireshark
8 10 (6.80%) DHCP
8 10 (6.80%) DNS
9 8 (5.44%) LAN
9 8 (5.44%) WAN
10 5 (3.40%) Broadband
11 3 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.68%) LDAP
12 1 (0.68%) VoIP
12 1 (0.68%) DMZ
12 1 (0.68%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) MySQL
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (23.81%) Law
2 27 (18.37%) Finance
3 26 (17.69%) Legal
4 12 (8.16%) Banking
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.72%) Games
7 3 (2.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) LAMP
2 7 (4.76%) .NET
2 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.84%) PKI
3 11 (7.48%) CESG
4 10 (6.80%) Clustering
5 8 (5.44%) Cryptography
6 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.08%) Kindle
8 5 (3.40%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.72%) Online Games
10 3 (2.04%) RMADS
11 2 (1.36%) FMCG
12 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.68%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.65%) Windows
2 21 (14.29%) Linux
3 13 (8.84%) UNIX
4 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.48%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.80%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (97.28%) Information Security
2 55 (37.41%) ITIL
3 49 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 35 (23.81%) ISMS
5 29 (19.73%) Penetration Testing
5 29 (19.73%) Risk Management
6 27 (18.37%) Security Management
7 21 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 18 (12.24%) Information Assurance
9 14 (9.52%) SIEM
9 14 (9.52%) Change Control
9 14 (9.52%) Cyber Security
10 13 (8.84%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.80%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.44%) Project Management
12 8 (5.44%) OWASP
12 8 (5.44%) Security Testing
13 7 (4.76%) Business Continuity
14 6 (4.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.52%) SQL
2 7 (4.76%) Python
2 7 (4.76%) C
2 7 (4.76%) C++
2 7 (4.76%) Java
2 7 (4.76%) Perl
3 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (67.35%) CISSP
2 54 (36.73%) CEH
3 50 (34.01%) CISM
4 28 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (19.05%) MCSE
5 24 (16.33%) GIAC
6 22 (14.97%) Degree
6 22 (14.97%) CISA
7 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 15 (10.20%) SC Cleared
9 14 (9.52%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.76%) GSEC
10 7 (4.76%) CCNP
10 7 (4.76%) CCNA
10 7 (4.76%) RHCE
10 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (4.76%) GPEN
10 7 (4.76%) OSCP
11 2 (1.36%) GCIH
12 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (43.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.88%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.08%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.40%) COBIT
4 5 (3.40%) QA
5 2 (1.36%) SLA
5 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.68%) COSO
6 1 (0.68%) GPG13
6 1 (0.68%) BS25999
System Software
1 18 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Nessus
1 1 (0.68%) SCCM
1 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
3 6 (4.08%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.40%) NetIQ
5 3 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.36%) Symantec
7 1 (0.68%) Qualys
7 1 (0.68%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) EMC
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Unisys
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