The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 859 902
Rank change year-on-year +54 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 60 55 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.062% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 24
Median salary £59,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.38% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,625 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,250 £86,125
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% -2.43%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 270000 337980 379014
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 29 £65,000 +8.33% 2
North of England -4 16 £50,000 - 2
North East +18 10 £56,250 +54.10% 1
East of England -2 7 £65,000 -
North West -32 5 £52,500 -19.23%
South East +38 4 £45,750 -8.50% 1
West Midlands +11 4 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Midlands +11 4 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Yorkshire -4 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Information Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 100 (90.91%) Information Security
2 76 (69.09%) CISSP
3 65 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (57.27%) PCI DSS
5 36 (32.73%) CISM
6 35 (31.82%) Data Protection
7 34 (30.91%) Risk Management
7 34 (30.91%) Finance
8 31 (28.18%) Firewall
9 28 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (21.82%) Data Protection Act
10 24 (21.82%) SIEM
10 24 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (19.09%) CISA
11 21 (19.09%) Data Management
12 18 (16.36%) Project Management
13 15 (13.64%) Telecoms
13 15 (13.64%) Management Information System
14 14 (12.73%) Legal
14 14 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (12.73%) Programme Management
14 14 (12.73%) Active Directory
14 14 (12.73%) ITIL
14 14 (12.73%) Windows
14 14 (12.73%) Security Architecture
14 14 (12.73%) Information Security Governance
15 13 (11.82%) Kalman Filter
15 13 (11.82%) CISMP
15 13 (11.82%) Degree
16 12 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 4 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.18%) Firewall
2 11 (10.00%) LAN
2 11 (10.00%) WAN
3 9 (8.18%) Network Security
4 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.55%) VLAN
6 4 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.64%) SAN
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.82%) Internet
9 1 (0.91%) DHCP
9 1 (0.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) Big Data
2 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.73%) Legal
4 11 (10.00%) Banking
4 11 (10.00%) Electronics
5 10 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 10 (9.09%) Marketing
6 7 (6.36%) Retail
7 3 (2.73%) Advertising
7 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.91%) Law
8 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) .NET
1 1 (0.91%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.91%) HTML
1 1 (0.91%) HTML5
1 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.82%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.27%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.64%) Clustering
6 3 (2.73%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.73%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.91%) Fintech
8 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.73%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.36%) Linux
4 4 (3.64%) Android
5 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.73%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.73%) Unix
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (90.91%) Information Security
2 35 (31.82%) Data Protection
3 34 (30.91%) Risk Management
4 24 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (21.82%) SIEM
5 21 (19.09%) Data Management
6 18 (16.36%) Project Management
7 14 (12.73%) Information Security Governance
7 14 (12.73%) ITIL
7 14 (12.73%) Programme Management
7 14 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (12.73%) Security Architecture
8 13 (11.82%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (10.00%) Data Security
10 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.09%) Data Architecture
11 10 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.91%) Python
4 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (69.09%) CISSP
2 36 (32.73%) CISM
3 21 (19.09%) CISA
4 13 (11.82%) CISMP
4 13 (11.82%) Degree
5 11 (10.00%) CEH
6 10 (9.09%) CCSA
7 9 (8.18%) CCNA
7 9 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (8.18%) CompTIA Security+
7 9 (8.18%) Security+ Certification
7 9 (8.18%) SSCP
8 6 (5.45%) CRISC
9 4 (3.64%) CCNP
10 3 (2.73%) GSEC
11 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.82%) GIAC
12 1 (0.91%) GISP
12 1 (0.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (57.27%) PCI DSS
3 28 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (9.09%) Data Quality
4 10 (9.09%) GDPR
5 6 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (4.55%) COBIT
7 4 (3.64%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.82%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.91%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.91%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (3.64%) SCCM
2 3 (2.73%) EnCase
2 3 (2.73%) Nessus
2 3 (2.73%) Nexpose
2 3 (2.73%) Nmap
3 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.09%) SAP
2 9 (8.18%) Cisco
3 8 (7.27%) LogRhythm
4 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.55%) Splunk
5 4 (3.64%) Forcepoint
5 4 (3.64%) NetApp
5 4 (3.64%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.64%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.73%) Rapid7
6 3 (2.73%) Symantec
7 2 (1.82%) hybris
8 1 (0.91%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.91%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.91%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.91%) Qualys
8 1 (0.91%) Sophos
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