Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Information Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1016 1037 1157
Rank change year-on-year +21 +120 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 150 166 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.093% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.096% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 100 145 85
England median annual salary £56,250 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.66% +24.21% -19.15%
10th Percentile £38,950 £42,500 £35,500
90th Percentile £77,275 £77,500 £65,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.58% +22.63% -13.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Information Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in England

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Information Specialist in England

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Specialist in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Specialist in England

Information Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 58 £65,000 - 3
North of England +16 39 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Midlands +12 21 £44,000 -12.00%
North East - 18 £67,500 - 1
East of England +12 15 £65,000 +44.44%
South East +27 14 £44,000 -34.81%
North West -9 14 £42,500 -8.60%
West Midlands -5 13 £44,500 -11.00%
East Midlands - 8 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +11 7 £45,000 -10.00%
South West +4 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Information Specialist
UK

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 136 (90.67%) Information Security
2 89 (59.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (54.00%) CISSP
4 58 (38.67%) CISM
5 56 (37.33%) Finance
6 50 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 49 (32.67%) Risk Management
8 38 (25.33%) Marketing
8 38 (25.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 37 (24.67%) Management Information System
10 36 (24.00%) CISA
11 30 (20.00%) SAP
11 30 (20.00%) Electronics
11 30 (20.00%) ISMS
12 29 (19.33%) Digital Marketing
12 29 (19.33%) Telecoms
12 29 (19.33%) Manufacturing
12 29 (19.33%) Programme Management
12 29 (19.33%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (18.67%) Legal
14 27 (18.00%) Windows
15 23 (15.33%) Project Management
16 22 (14.67%) Firewall
16 22 (14.67%) ITIL
16 22 (14.67%) Data Management
16 22 (14.67%) Data Quality
17 21 (14.00%) Security Architecture
18 20 (13.33%) Security Management
19 19 (12.67%) Information Security Management

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) SaaS
2 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.67%) Firewall
2 11 (7.33%) Network Security
3 10 (6.67%) Internet
4 6 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.33%) SMS
7 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.67%) DHCP
8 1 (0.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.67%) Big Data
3 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Maven
1 2 (1.33%) Selenium
2 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
General
1 56 (37.33%) Finance
2 38 (25.33%) Marketing
3 30 (20.00%) Electronics
4 29 (19.33%) Manufacturing
4 29 (19.33%) Telecoms
5 28 (18.67%) Legal
6 15 (10.00%) Retail
7 11 (7.33%) Law
8 4 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (1.33%) Middleware
1 2 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.33%) PKI
3 5 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.00%) Wiki
5 2 (1.33%) CESG
5 2 (1.33%) Clustering
5 2 (1.33%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.67%) CMDB
6 1 (0.67%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.67%) Unix
4 6 (4.00%) Linux
5 5 (3.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (90.67%) Information Security
2 49 (32.67%) Risk Management
3 30 (20.00%) ISMS
4 29 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (19.33%) Digital Marketing
4 29 (19.33%) Programme Management
4 29 (19.33%) Risk Assessment
5 23 (15.33%) Project Management
6 22 (14.67%) Data Management
6 22 (14.67%) ITIL
7 21 (14.00%) Security Architecture
8 20 (13.33%) Security Management
9 19 (12.67%) Information Security Management
10 18 (12.00%) Data Architecture
10 18 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 18 (12.00%) SIEM
11 16 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (10.00%) Information Security Governance
13 14 (9.33%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.33%) Java
3 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.67%) Python
4 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (54.00%) CISSP
2 58 (38.67%) CISM
3 36 (24.00%) CISA
4 18 (12.00%) CCSA
5 17 (11.33%) CRISC
5 17 (11.33%) Degree
6 13 (8.67%) CEH
7 10 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (3.33%) GSEC
10 4 (2.67%) CCNA
10 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (2.67%) GIAC
10 4 (2.67%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.00%) CISMP
11 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.33%) GCIA
12 2 (1.33%) GCIH
12 2 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (59.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 38 (25.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 22 (14.67%) Data Quality
5 16 (10.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (9.33%) GDPR
7 9 (6.00%) COBIT
8 3 (2.00%) SAS 70
9 2 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.67%) FISMA
10 1 (0.67%) GPG13
10 1 (0.67%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) EnCase
1 5 (3.33%) Nessus
1 5 (3.33%) Nexpose
1 5 (3.33%) Nmap
2 4 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.67%) Suricata
Vendors
1 30 (20.00%) SAP
2 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.00%) Cisco
4 5 (3.33%) LogRhythm
4 5 (3.33%) Palo Alto
4 5 (3.33%) Rapid7
4 5 (3.33%) Symantec
5 3 (2.00%) hybris
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle
6 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.67%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.67%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.67%) F5
7 1 (0.67%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.67%) Qualys
7 1 (0.67%) Sophos