The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 827 819 826
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 77 56 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.051% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.055% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 63 45 39
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -23 69 £55,000 +10.00% 8
London 0 37 £60,000 +20.00% 4
South East -4 12 £40,325 -10.38% 1
Hampshire +9 9 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Southampton - 9 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands +1 8 £55,000 +10.00%
City of London 0 8 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire -34 6 £75,000 - 2
Staffordshire - 6 £41,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £41,500 -
Scotland - 5 £40,000 - 1
East of England -14 4 £48,750 -2.50%
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £48,750 -
East Midlands -7 3 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Berkshire +8 2 £55,000 -
North West +5 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Reading +2 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham +1 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Cheshire -1 2 £55,000 -
Runcorn - 2 £55,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
South West -11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -35 1 £42,500 - 2
Moray - 1 £55,000 -
Skipton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £42,500 - 1
Northampton - 1 £40,750 -
Plymouth - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 120 (97.56%) Information Security
2 81 (65.85%) CISSP
3 58 (47.15%) CISM
4 43 (34.96%) Management Information System
5 42 (34.15%) Network Security
6 41 (33.33%) Firewall
7 37 (30.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (30.08%) ITIL
8 33 (26.83%) Finance
9 27 (21.95%) Ethical Hacking
9 27 (21.95%) CEH
10 26 (21.14%) Risk Management
10 26 (21.14%) CISA
10 26 (21.14%) Linux
11 22 (17.89%) Internet
11 22 (17.89%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (16.26%) MCSE
12 20 (16.26%) Windows
13 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
14 18 (14.63%) UNIX
14 18 (14.63%) Degree
14 18 (14.63%) Security Cleared
15 17 (13.82%) PCI DSS
16 16 (13.01%) ISMS
17 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
18 14 (11.38%) DV Cleared
18 14 (11.38%) SIEM
18 14 (11.38%) SQL
18 14 (11.38%) Security Management

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (8.94%) IIS
2 9 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) assyst
2 2 (1.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.63%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 42 (34.15%) Network Security
2 41 (33.33%) Firewall
3 22 (17.89%) Internet
4 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.94%) Wireshark
6 9 (7.32%) DNS
6 9 (7.32%) DHCP
7 8 (6.50%) LAN
7 8 (6.50%) WAN
8 7 (5.69%) Wireless
9 6 (4.88%) Intranet
10 5 (4.07%) Broadband
10 5 (4.07%) VPN
11 3 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.81%) DMZ
12 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.81%) LDAP
12 1 (0.81%) VoIP
12 1 (0.81%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) MySQL
1 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Legal
3 12 (9.76%) Law
4 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.13%) Banking
5 5 (4.07%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.25%) Games
7 2 (1.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) LAMP
2 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) SAML
3 1 (0.81%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.96%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.57%) PKI
3 10 (8.13%) CESG
4 9 (7.32%) Clustering
5 7 (5.69%) Cryptography
5 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.07%) Kindle
6 5 (4.07%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.25%) Online Games
8 3 (2.44%) RMADS
9 2 (1.63%) FMCG
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.81%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Linux
2 20 (16.26%) Windows
3 18 (14.63%) UNIX
4 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.13%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (97.56%) Information Security
2 37 (30.08%) ITIL
3 27 (21.95%) Ethical Hacking
4 26 (21.14%) Risk Management
5 22 (17.89%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (13.01%) ISMS
7 14 (11.38%) SIEM
7 14 (11.38%) Security Management
8 13 (10.57%) Information Security Management
9 11 (8.94%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.13%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (6.50%) OWASP
11 8 (6.50%) Information Assurance
11 8 (6.50%) Project Management
12 7 (5.69%) Security Testing
13 6 (4.88%) Change Control
13 6 (4.88%) Cyber Security
13 6 (4.88%) Change Management
14 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (3.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Python
2 7 (5.69%) C
2 7 (5.69%) C++
2 7 (5.69%) Java
2 7 (5.69%) Perl
3 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (65.85%) CISSP
2 58 (47.15%) CISM
3 27 (21.95%) CEH
4 26 (21.14%) CISA
5 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (16.26%) MCSE
6 18 (14.63%) Degree
6 18 (14.63%) Security Cleared
7 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
8 14 (11.38%) DV Cleared
9 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (9.76%) CCNA
9 12 (9.76%) GPEN
10 9 (7.32%) GIAC
11 7 (5.69%) RHCE
11 7 (5.69%) CCNP
11 7 (5.69%) OSCP
11 7 (5.69%) GSEC
12 4 (3.25%) CCSA
13 3 (2.44%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (30.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.82%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.88%) COBIT
4 5 (4.07%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.63%) SLA
5 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.63%) COSO
6 1 (0.81%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Nessus
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (8.13%) Oracle
1 10 (8.13%) Cyber-Ark
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.63%) Symantec
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Unisys
5 1 (0.81%) EMC
5 1 (0.81%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) Splunk
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Strong
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Superb Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 13 days ago