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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 821 827 802
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 83 34 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.032% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.034% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 76 27 41
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 £35,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Information Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 24 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 18 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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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 -7 72 £57,500 +15.00% 6
London +20 57 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Scotland - 11 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 10 £40,000 -
City of London +4 7 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -8 6 £42,500 -
Hampshire -9 4 £40,000 -13.04%
South East -9 4 £40,000 -13.04%
Southampton - 4 £40,000 -
Leicester - 3 £43,750 -
Leicestershire - 3 £43,750 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Bristol -17 1 - - 1
South West -17 1 - - 1
Cheshire -18 1 £42,500 -15.00%
North West -23 1 £42,500 -10.52%
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £47,500 - 1
Northampton - 1 £40,750 -
Skipton - 1 £32,500 -
East of England - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 147 (97.35%) Information Security
2 98 (64.90%) CISSP
3 66 (43.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (39.74%) Firewall
4 60 (39.74%) Network Security
5 55 (36.42%) CEH
5 55 (36.42%) ITIL
6 51 (33.77%) Management Information System
7 50 (33.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 48 (31.79%) CISM
9 39 (25.83%) TCP/IP
10 37 (24.50%) Law
11 36 (23.84%) ISMS
12 35 (23.18%) Internet
13 34 (22.52%) Risk Management
14 30 (19.87%) Security Management
14 30 (19.87%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (17.88%) Legal
15 27 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (17.88%) MCSE
16 26 (17.22%) Finance
17 25 (16.56%) GIAC
18 24 (15.89%) Degree
19 23 (15.23%) Information Security Management
19 23 (15.23%) Windows
20 22 (14.57%) CISA
21 19 (12.58%) Linux
21 19 (12.58%) Active Directory
21 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
22 18 (11.92%) Information Assurance

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (7.95%) IIS
2 10 (6.62%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) assyst
2 2 (1.32%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 60 (39.74%) Firewall
1 60 (39.74%) Network Security
2 39 (25.83%) TCP/IP
3 35 (23.18%) Internet
4 15 (9.93%) VPN
5 14 (9.27%) Wireless
6 13 (8.61%) Intranet
7 10 (6.62%) DNS
7 10 (6.62%) DHCP
7 10 (6.62%) Wireshark
8 8 (5.30%) LAN
9 7 (4.64%) WAN
10 5 (3.31%) Broadband
11 4 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.66%) DMZ
12 1 (0.66%) LDAP
12 1 (0.66%) VoIP
12 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.66%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) MySQL
1 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Metasploit
General
1 37 (24.50%) Law
2 27 (17.88%) Legal
3 26 (17.22%) Finance
4 13 (8.61%) Banking
5 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.65%) Games
7 3 (1.99%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.66%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) LAMP
2 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET
2 7 (4.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) SAML
3 1 (0.66%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 51 (33.77%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.61%) PKI
3 11 (7.28%) CESG
4 10 (6.62%) Clustering
5 7 (4.64%) Cryptography
6 6 (3.97%) Kindle
6 6 (3.97%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.31%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.65%) Online Games
9 3 (1.99%) RMADS
10 2 (1.32%) FMCG
11 1 (0.66%) PMI
11 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.66%) EMC Centera
11 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.66%) SCADA
11 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.23%) Windows
2 19 (12.58%) Linux
3 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.28%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.28%) UNIX
3 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (6.62%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (97.35%) Information Security
2 55 (36.42%) ITIL
3 50 (33.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 36 (23.84%) ISMS
5 34 (22.52%) Risk Management
6 30 (19.87%) Security Management
6 30 (19.87%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (15.23%) Information Security Management
8 18 (11.92%) Information Assurance
9 16 (10.60%) Cyber Security
10 14 (9.27%) SIEM
10 14 (9.27%) Change Control
11 13 (8.61%) Data Protection
12 12 (7.95%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (5.96%) Security Testing
14 9 (5.96%) Vulnerability Management
15 8 (5.30%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (5.30%) Project Management
16 7 (4.64%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.27%) SQL
2 6 (3.97%) C
2 6 (3.97%) C++
2 6 (3.97%) Java
2 6 (3.97%) Perl
2 6 (3.97%) Python
3 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (64.90%) CISSP
2 55 (36.42%) CEH
3 48 (31.79%) CISM
4 27 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (17.88%) MCSE
5 25 (16.56%) GIAC
6 24 (15.89%) Degree
7 22 (14.57%) CISA
8 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
9 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
10 14 (9.27%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.97%) GPEN
11 6 (3.97%) OSCP
11 6 (3.97%) GSEC
11 6 (3.97%) CCNP
11 6 (3.97%) CCNA
11 6 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (3.97%) RHCE
12 2 (1.32%) GCIH
13 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (43.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.97%) QA
3 6 (3.97%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.65%) COBIT
5 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.66%) BS25999
6 1 (0.66%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Nessus
1 1 (0.66%) SCCM
1 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.62%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) CheckPoint
4 6 (3.97%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.32%) SAP
5 2 (1.32%) Symantec
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) EMC
6 1 (0.66%) Apple
6 1 (0.66%) Unisys
6 1 (0.66%) Qualys
6 1 (0.66%) Splunk
6 1 (0.66%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber-Ark
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