The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank - 207 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 0 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.074% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.078% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £50,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.56%
Information Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5402 5122 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.29% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4538 4344 3941
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Specialist in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Information Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Information Specialist
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) Security Testing
2 7 (77.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
3 4 (44.44%) Online Games
3 4 (44.44%) Games
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
4 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) CISA
5 2 (22.22%) CISM
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) PKI
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (44.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Online Games
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Security Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development
4 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
1 2 (22.22%) CISA
1 2 (22.22%) CISM
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) PCI DSS