Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 360 362
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 14 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.056% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.058% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 6
North West median annual salary £42,500 £46,500 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.60% -20.85% -2.08%
10th Percentile £38,250 £26,250 £55,625
90th Percentile £56,750 £62,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.78% +24.21% -19.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the North West

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Information Specialist in the North West

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Specialist in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Specialist in the North West

Information Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -17 5 £47,500 +2.15%
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) CISSP
1 13 (92.86%) Information Security
2 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (85.71%) CISA
2 12 (85.71%) CISM
3 10 (71.43%) Internet
3 10 (71.43%) Retail
3 10 (71.43%) PCI DSS
4 7 (50.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (21.43%) Wiki
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (7.14%) PDM
7 1 (7.14%) Electronics
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
7 1 (7.14%) Security Management
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) IIS
7 1 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) Online Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) SIEM
7 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (7.14%) Relational Database

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (71.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Wiki
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (7.14%) Cybercrime
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) ISMS
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Online Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) PDM
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) CISSP
2 12 (85.71%) CISA
2 12 (85.71%) CISM
3 7 (50.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) CITP
4 1 (7.14%) IISP
4 1 (7.14%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (71.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) SAP