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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 907 902 964
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 45 69 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.062% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.064% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 39
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £49,200 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £68,000 £69,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016 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 28 April 2016. 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 +16 45 £50,000 -11.50% 7
London +9 17 £60,000 -9.43% 1
South East +26 7 £46,500 -13.48% 2
East of England +9 4 £43,000 -21.81%
South West -2 4 £42,500 -29.16% 2
West Midlands -24 4 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 4 £43,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £43,000 -
North West +34 3 £65,000 +4.00%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £41,000 -21.90% 1
Yorkshire +7 3 £46,000 -12.38%
Milton Keynes +18 2 £43,750 -21.17%
Berkshire +15 2 £52,500 -8.69%
Reading +11 2 £52,500 -8.69%
Manchester +10 2 £49,250 -21.20%
Birmingham -12 2 £46,250 -
Durham - 2 £39,750 - 1
Bristol - 2 £41,250 -
North East - 2 £39,750 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £46,000 -
Leeds - 2 £46,000 -
South Yorkshire +14 1 £50,000 +36.98%
Sheffield +11 1 £50,000 +36.98%
East Midlands +5 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 £65,000 +66.66%
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £65,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £36,500 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £65,000 -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 104 (90.43%) Information Security
2 69 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (35.65%) Firewall
4 38 (33.04%) Legal
4 38 (33.04%) Windows
5 36 (31.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 36 (31.30%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (31.30%) Data Protection
6 34 (29.57%) Linux
7 29 (25.22%) CISSP
8 28 (24.35%) Information Governance
9 27 (23.48%) Xen
9 27 (23.48%) Risk Analysis
9 27 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
9 27 (23.48%) SaaS
9 27 (23.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (20.00%) CISM
11 21 (18.26%) ITIL
12 20 (17.39%) Information Security Management
12 20 (17.39%) Security Management
13 17 (14.78%) Finance
14 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (13.04%) COBIT
15 15 (13.04%) PCI DSS
16 14 (12.17%) Risk Management
17 13 (11.30%) Management Information System
17 13 (11.30%) Degree
18 12 (10.43%) CISA
19 11 (9.57%) Business Continuity
19 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (1.74%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
2 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (23.48%) SaaS
2 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (35.65%) Firewall
2 27 (23.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (7.83%) Network Security
4 5 (4.35%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.74%) Intranet
6 1 (0.87%) LAN
6 1 (0.87%) SAN
6 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.87%) VPN
6 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) Big Data
1 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.74%) DB2
2 1 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.87%) MS Access
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (33.04%) Legal
2 17 (14.78%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Law
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) Web Services
2 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.87%) CSS
5 1 (0.87%) HTML5
5 1 (0.87%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.87%) RESTful
5 1 (0.87%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.87%) SOAP
5 1 (0.87%) WCF
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.87%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.61%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.87%) BBC
5 1 (0.87%) CESG
5 1 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.87%) Life Science
5 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.87%) New Media
5 1 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Windows
2 34 (29.57%) Linux
3 4 (3.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.87%) AIX
5 1 (0.87%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (90.43%) Information Security
2 36 (31.30%) Data Protection
2 36 (31.30%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (31.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 28 (24.35%) Information Governance
4 27 (23.48%) Risk Analysis
5 21 (18.26%) ITIL
6 20 (17.39%) Information Security Management
6 20 (17.39%) Security Management
7 14 (12.17%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.57%) Business Continuity
8 11 (9.57%) Line Management
8 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (8.70%) Security Operations
10 9 (7.83%) BCP
10 9 (7.83%) Business Continuity Planning
10 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.09%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.09%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (1.74%) C#
2 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) CISSP
2 23 (20.00%) CISM
3 13 (11.30%) Degree
4 12 (10.43%) CISA
5 8 (6.96%) CEH
6 5 (4.35%) CSSLP
6 5 (4.35%) ISSAP
6 5 (4.35%) ISSEP
6 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.61%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.74%) CCNA
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) SANS
10 1 (0.87%) CISMP
10 1 (0.87%) EnCE
10 1 (0.87%) GCIH
10 1 (0.87%) MBA
10 1 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.04%) COBIT
2 15 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.70%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.87%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 27 (23.48%) Xen
2 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) EnCase
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
2 3 (2.61%) IBM
3 2 (1.74%) Citrix
3 2 (1.74%) NetIQ
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle
3 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.74%) SAP
4 1 (0.87%) Apple
4 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.87%) CA
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco
4 1 (0.87%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.87%) Fortinet
4 1 (0.87%) Informatica
4 1 (0.87%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.87%) Juniper
4 1 (0.87%) Remedy
4 1 (0.87%) Splunk
4 1 (0.87%) VMware
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