The median annual salary for a Information Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 915 922
Rank change year-on-year +109 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 52 39 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.038% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.039% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 48 34 28
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 £44,550 £38,250 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £68,250
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Specialist over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +116 50 £45,000 -6.73% 7
London +84 21 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North East - 10 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 9 £45,000 -
Durham - 9 £45,000 -
City of London - 7 £70,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
North West -10 4 £55,000 +8.91% 1
Manchester -20 4 £55,000 +64.17% 1
West Midlands +38 3 £45,000 -16.27% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +31 2 £48,000 -4.00%
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
South East +50 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £21,500 -
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £21,500 -
Grantham - 1 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -
Staines - 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 £43,500 -
Redditch - 1 £45,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £43,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 113 (94.96%) Information Security
2 73 (61.34%) CISSP
3 63 (52.94%) PCI DSS
4 50 (42.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (34.45%) Data Protection
6 33 (27.73%) Firewall
7 32 (26.89%) CISM
8 31 (26.05%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (25.21%) Risk Management
9 30 (25.21%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (21.85%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (21.01%) Finance
12 23 (19.33%) SIEM
13 21 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (15.13%) Banking
14 18 (15.13%) CISA
15 17 (14.29%) Retail
16 16 (13.45%) Security Architecture
16 16 (13.45%) Degree
17 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
17 15 (12.61%) ITIL
18 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
19 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
20 12 (10.08%) Network Security
20 12 (10.08%) ISMS
20 12 (10.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 11 (9.24%) Risk Analysis
21 11 (9.24%) Information Security Governance
21 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
21 11 (9.24%) WAN

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (8.40%) IIS
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
3 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) assyst
3 1 (0.84%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.84%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.73%) Firewall
2 12 (10.08%) Network Security
3 11 (9.24%) WAN
4 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.40%) VLAN
4 10 (8.40%) VPN
5 8 (6.72%) Internet
5 8 (6.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (6.72%) LAN
6 7 (5.88%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.04%) SAN
7 6 (5.04%) Wireless
8 4 (3.36%) SSL
9 3 (2.52%) DHCP
9 3 (2.52%) DNS
9 3 (2.52%) WLAN
10 2 (1.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.36%) Big Data
3 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.52%) MS Access
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Burp Suite
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Banking
3 17 (14.29%) Retail
4 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Advertising
5 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) .NET
1 4 (3.36%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.36%) Node.js
1 4 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.68%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.84%) HTML
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.85%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.72%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.36%) NHS
5 4 (3.36%) PKI
5 4 (3.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.84%) CESG
8 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Unix
1 6 (5.04%) Windows
2 2 (1.68%) AIX
2 2 (1.68%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Solaris
3 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (94.96%) Information Security
2 41 (34.45%) Data Protection
3 31 (26.05%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (25.21%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (25.21%) Risk Management
5 23 (19.33%) SIEM
6 21 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (13.45%) Security Architecture
8 15 (12.61%) ITIL
9 12 (10.08%) ISMS
9 12 (10.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (9.24%) Information Security Governance
10 11 (9.24%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (9.24%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (8.40%) Data Management
12 9 (7.56%) Security Management
12 9 (7.56%) Security Testing
13 8 (6.72%) Data Privacy
13 8 (6.72%) Matrix Management
13 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.68%) Perl
3 2 (1.68%) VB
3 2 (1.68%) VBScript
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) C#
4 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (61.34%) CISSP
2 32 (26.89%) CISM
3 18 (15.13%) CISA
4 16 (13.45%) Degree
5 9 (7.56%) CISMP
6 8 (6.72%) SSCP
7 7 (5.88%) CCNA
7 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
8 6 (5.04%) CCNP
8 6 (5.04%) CEH
9 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.36%) CRISC
10 4 (3.36%) IISP
11 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.68%) SANS
12 1 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.84%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 50 (42.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.20%) ISO27002
4 4 (3.36%) GDPR
5 2 (1.68%) COBIT
6 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.84%) GPG13
6 1 (0.84%) HL7
6 1 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.84%) RMADS
6 1 (0.84%) SAS 70
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (5.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (5.04%) SCCM
3 4 (3.36%) Nessus
4 2 (1.68%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) Cisco
2 6 (5.04%) NetApp
3 4 (3.36%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.36%) IBM
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) Qualys
3 4 (3.36%) Splunk
4 2 (1.68%) CA
4 2 (1.68%) CyberArk
4 2 (1.68%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.68%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.84%) Cerner
5 1 (0.84%) HP
5 1 (0.84%) InterSystems
5 1 (0.84%) iSOFT
5 1 (0.84%) McKesson
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