The median annual salary for a Information Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Specialist
UK / England
Rank 783 904 891
Rank change year-on-year +121 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 51 38 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.039% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.041% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 27
Median salary £45,000 £48,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.73% -19.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £38,250 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -18.09%  

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 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +87 22 £62,500 +4.16% 3
North East - 10 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 9 £45,000 -
North West -11 4 £55,000 +8.91% 1
West Midlands +35 3 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £48,000 -4.00%
South East +58 1 - - 2
Information Specialist
UK

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 110 (95.65%) Information Security
2 73 (63.48%) CISSP
3 62 (53.91%) PCI DSS
4 50 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (34.78%) Data Protection
6 33 (28.70%) Firewall
7 31 (26.96%) CISM
8 30 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
8 30 (26.09%) Risk Management
8 30 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (21.74%) Finance
9 25 (21.74%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (19.13%) SIEM
11 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (15.65%) Banking
12 18 (15.65%) CISA
13 17 (14.78%) Retail
14 16 (13.91%) Security Architecture
15 15 (13.04%) Degree
15 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.04%) ITIL
16 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
17 12 (10.43%) ISMS
17 12 (10.43%) Network Security
17 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 11 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
18 11 (9.57%) Information Security Governance
18 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
18 11 (9.57%) WAN
18 11 (9.57%) Active Directory

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (8.70%) IIS
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.70%) Firewall
2 12 (10.43%) Network Security
3 11 (9.57%) WAN
4 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.70%) VLAN
4 10 (8.70%) VPN
5 8 (6.96%) Internet
5 8 (6.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (6.96%) LAN
6 7 (6.09%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.22%) SAN
7 6 (5.22%) Wireless
8 4 (3.48%) SSL
9 3 (2.61%) DHCP
9 3 (2.61%) DNS
9 3 (2.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) Big Data
2 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Burp Suite
General
1 25 (21.74%) Finance
2 18 (15.65%) Banking
3 17 (14.78%) Retail
4 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Advertising
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.48%) Node.js
1 4 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.61%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.74%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.87%) HTML
4 1 (0.87%) HTML5
4 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.96%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.48%) PKI
5 4 (3.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.61%) NHS
6 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.87%) CESG
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.48%) Unix
1 4 (3.48%) Windows
2 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (95.65%) Information Security
2 40 (34.78%) Data Protection
3 30 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
3 30 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 22 (19.13%) SIEM
5 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 16 (13.91%) Security Architecture
7 15 (13.04%) ITIL
8 12 (10.43%) ISMS
8 12 (10.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 11 (9.57%) Information Security Governance
9 11 (9.57%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (8.70%) Data Management
11 9 (7.83%) Security Management
11 9 (7.83%) Security Testing
12 8 (6.96%) Data Privacy
12 8 (6.96%) Matrix Management
12 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 5 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 73 (63.48%) CISSP
2 31 (26.96%) CISM
3 18 (15.65%) CISA
4 15 (13.04%) Degree
5 9 (7.83%) CISMP
6 8 (6.96%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (6.96%) Security+ Certification
7 7 (6.09%) CCNA
7 7 (6.09%) CEH
7 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.09%) SSCP
8 6 (5.22%) CCNP
9 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.48%) CRISC
10 4 (3.48%) IISP
11 3 (2.61%) SANS
12 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.87%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (53.91%) PCI DSS
2 50 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.48%) GDPR
3 4 (3.48%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.87%) GPG13
5 1 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.87%) RMADS
5 1 (0.87%) SAS 70
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (5.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (5.22%) SCCM
3 4 (3.48%) Nessus
4 2 (1.74%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Cisco
2 6 (5.22%) NetApp
3 4 (3.48%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.48%) Qualys
3 4 (3.48%) Splunk
4 2 (1.74%) CA
4 2 (1.74%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.74%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) NetIQ
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle
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