The median annual salary for a Information Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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 / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 257 239
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 0 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.070% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 4
Median salary - £38,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -35.41%  
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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4894 5703 5868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.72% 96.78% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4722 4912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the South West

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Information Specialist in the South West

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Business Development
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (50.00%) RMADS
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Development
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (50.00%) RMADS