The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 877 919
Rank change year-on-year +49 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 62 55 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.056% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.058% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 32
Median salary £59,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.38% -8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,250 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.50%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 28 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 27 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
England +49 59 £60,500 +15.23% 7
London +45 28 £65,000 +8.33% 2
North East +20 10 £56,250 +54.10% 1
Durham 0 10 £56,250 +54.10% 1
City of London - 8 £65,000 -
East of England -5 7 £65,000 -
North West -37 5 £52,500 -19.23%
South East +37 4 £45,750 -8.50% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Manchester -32 4 £52,500 -19.23%
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Luton - 4 - -
Scotland - 3 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £65,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Redditch - 2 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Surrey +34 1 £47,500 -34.48% 1
West Yorkshire +10 1 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Birmingham +10 1 £52,500 +13.51%
Leeds +6 1 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Sussex - 1 £44,000 -
Reigate - 1 £47,500 -
Coventry - 1 £43,750 - 1

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 104 (91.23%) Information Security
2 75 (65.79%) CISSP
3 64 (56.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (54.39%) PCI DSS
5 36 (31.58%) CISM
6 35 (30.70%) Risk Management
6 35 (30.70%) Data Protection
7 33 (28.95%) Finance
8 31 (27.19%) Firewall
9 28 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
10 24 (21.05%) SIEM
11 21 (18.42%) Data Management
11 21 (18.42%) CISA
12 18 (15.79%) Project Management
13 17 (14.91%) Active Directory
13 17 (14.91%) Windows
14 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
14 15 (13.16%) Management Information System
15 14 (12.28%) Legal
15 14 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (12.28%) Programme Management
15 14 (12.28%) ITIL
15 14 (12.28%) Information Security Governance
15 14 (12.28%) Security Architecture
16 13 (11.40%) Degree
16 13 (11.40%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (11.40%) Banking
16 13 (11.40%) CISMP

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 4 (3.51%) IIS
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.19%) Firewall
2 11 (9.65%) LAN
2 11 (9.65%) WAN
3 10 (8.77%) Network Security
4 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.39%) VLAN
6 4 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.51%) SAN
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.63%) LDAP
8 2 (1.75%) Internet
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) MS Access
3 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (28.95%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.28%) Legal
4 13 (11.40%) Banking
5 11 (9.65%) Electronics
6 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
6 10 (8.77%) Marketing
7 7 (6.14%) Retail
8 3 (2.63%) Advertising
8 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
1 1 (0.88%) HTML5
1 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.51%) Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.63%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) Fintech
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.91%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (3.51%) Android
5 3 (2.63%) AIX
5 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.63%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (91.23%) Information Security
2 35 (30.70%) Data Protection
2 35 (30.70%) Risk Management
3 24 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (21.05%) SIEM
4 21 (18.42%) Data Management
5 18 (15.79%) Project Management
6 14 (12.28%) Information Security Governance
6 14 (12.28%) ITIL
6 14 (12.28%) Programme Management
6 14 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (12.28%) Security Architecture
7 13 (11.40%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (9.65%) Data Security
10 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (8.77%) Data Architecture
10 10 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (8.77%) Service Delivery
10 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.51%) VB
3 3 (2.63%) Perl
3 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.63%) VBScript
4 2 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (65.79%) CISSP
2 36 (31.58%) CISM
3 21 (18.42%) CISA
4 13 (11.40%) CISMP
4 13 (11.40%) Degree
5 11 (9.65%) CEH
6 10 (8.77%) CCSA
7 9 (7.89%) CCNA
7 9 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (7.89%) CompTIA Security+
7 9 (7.89%) Security+ Certification
7 9 (7.89%) SSCP
8 6 (5.26%) CRISC
9 4 (3.51%) CCNP
10 3 (2.63%) GSEC
11 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.75%) GIAC
12 1 (0.88%) IISP
12 1 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 1 (0.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (56.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (54.39%) PCI DSS
3 28 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (8.77%) Data Quality
4 10 (8.77%) GDPR
5 6 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (4.39%) COBIT
7 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.75%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.88%) GPG13
System Software
1 17 (14.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (3.51%) SCCM
2 3 (2.63%) EnCase
2 3 (2.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.63%) Nexpose
2 3 (2.63%) Nmap
3 2 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
1 10 (8.77%) SAP
2 9 (7.89%) Cisco
3 8 (7.02%) LogRhythm
4 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.39%) Splunk
5 4 (3.51%) CyberArk
5 4 (3.51%) Forcepoint
5 4 (3.51%) NetApp
5 4 (3.51%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.51%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.63%) IBM
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle
6 3 (2.63%) Rapid7
6 3 (2.63%) Symantec
7 2 (1.75%) hybris
8 1 (0.88%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.88%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.88%) Qualys
8 1 (0.88%) Sophos
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