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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 854 833 846
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 38 81 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.069% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.073% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 17 66 44
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £40,000 £40,800
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -5.00%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 20 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 29 July 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 -17 36 £47,500 -13.63% 5
London +2 17 £65,000 +6.99% 1
East Midlands +10 9 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Northampton +10 9 £47,500 +16.56% 1
Northamptonshire +6 9 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Leeds +4 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -1 3 £45,000 -40.00% 2
South West -11 3 £32,500 - 1
City of London +24 2 £90,000 +63.63%
South East +8 2 - -
East of England -2 2 £37,500 -23.07%
Guildford - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire -10 1 £37,500 -23.07%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £37,500 -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 72 (72.00%) Information Security
2 38 (38.00%) Management Information System
3 37 (37.00%) Web Services
4 31 (31.00%) Telecoms
5 30 (30.00%) CISSP
6 29 (29.00%) Finance
6 29 (29.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (28.00%) Project Management
7 28 (28.00%) Java
7 28 (28.00%) SQL
8 26 (26.00%) Computer Science
9 24 (24.00%) HL7
9 24 (24.00%) XACML
9 24 (24.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 24 (24.00%) Analytics
9 24 (24.00%) XML
9 24 (24.00%) XSLT
9 24 (24.00%) C++
9 24 (24.00%) OOP
9 24 (24.00%) OO
9 24 (24.00%) IBM
9 24 (24.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 24 (24.00%) InterSystems Cache
9 24 (24.00%) Identity Management
9 24 (24.00%) InterSystems
10 23 (23.00%) Network Security
11 18 (18.00%) PCI DSS
12 17 (17.00%) SIEM
12 17 (17.00%) Risk Management
13 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Office
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.00%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.00%) Network Security
2 13 (13.00%) Firewall
3 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.00%) VPN
4 3 (3.00%) DNS
4 3 (3.00%) LAN
4 3 (3.00%) DHCP
4 3 (3.00%) OSPF
4 3 (3.00%) BGP
4 3 (3.00%) Wireless
4 3 (3.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (3.00%) NX-OS
5 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 31 (31.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (29.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Electronics
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Military
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.00%) Web Services
2 24 (24.00%) XML
2 24 (24.00%) XSLT
2 24 (24.00%) XACML
3 4 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) Middleware
4 1 (1.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 38 (38.00%) Management Information System
2 26 (26.00%) Computer Science
3 13 (13.00%) PKI
4 11 (11.00%) RMADS
5 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.00%) DTV
6 3 (3.00%) CESG
7 2 (2.00%) NHS
7 2 (2.00%) Economics
7 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.00%) GIS
8 1 (1.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) UNIX
3 9 (9.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (72.00%) Information Security
2 28 (28.00%) Project Management
3 24 (24.00%) OOP
3 24 (24.00%) OO
3 24 (24.00%) Identity Management
3 24 (24.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 24 (24.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 24 (24.00%) Analytics
4 17 (17.00%) SIEM
4 17 (17.00%) Risk Management
5 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (12.00%) ISMS
7 12 (12.00%) SOA
7 12 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (11.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (9.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (8.00%) Open Source
10 8 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (7.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) Java
1 28 (28.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) C++
3 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) Perl
3 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (30.00%) CISSP
2 15 (15.00%) CISM
3 12 (12.00%) CISA
4 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.00%) Degree
6 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.00%) CEH
8 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.00%) CRISC
9 3 (3.00%) GIAC
9 3 (3.00%) CCSE
9 3 (3.00%) CCNP
9 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.00%) SSCP
10 1 (1.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (24.00%) HL7
3 18 (18.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.00%) COBIT
4 4 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.00%) Basel II
5 2 (2.00%) MiFID
5 2 (2.00%) EMIR
5 2 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.00%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.00%) XenServer
2 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) IBM
1 24 (24.00%) InterSystems
2 9 (9.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (6.00%) Cisco
3 6 (6.00%) Juniper
4 5 (5.00%) VMware
5 3 (3.00%) F5
5 3 (3.00%) Splunk
5 3 (3.00%) HP
5 3 (3.00%) SAP
5 3 (3.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (3.00%) Imperva
6 2 (2.00%) Tufin
6 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.00%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.00%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.00%) FireEye
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