The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Specialist
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 - 315
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 8 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% - 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 3
Median salary £65,000 - £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4908 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.22% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5575 8455
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Information Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the City of London

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Specialist in the City of London.

Salary trend for Information Specialist in the City of London

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Information Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) SIEM
2 9 (56.25%) CISSP
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (50.00%) Network Security
3 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (31.25%) CISM
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Data Security
5 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 4 (25.00%) CISA
5 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) GDPR
5 4 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
5 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (25.00%) Security Patching
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) Splunk
5 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
1 8 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
3 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) SIEM
3 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (25.00%) Data Security
4 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Security Patching
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) ETL
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISM
3 4 (25.00%) CISA
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (25.00%) GDPR
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint
1 4 (25.00%) LogRhythm
1 4 (25.00%) Splunk
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft