Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 1053 1186
Rank change year-on-year +19 +133 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 155 166 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.089% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.092% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 103 144 89
UK median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.78% +24.21% -13.64%
10th Percentile £39,850 £42,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £76,800 £77,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 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
England +33 150 £55,000 -6.78% 2
UK excluding London +25 95 £45,000 -10.00%
London -5 60 £65,000 - 2
North of England +16 38 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands 0 20 £44,000 -12.00%
North East - 18 £67,500 -
East of England +8 15 £65,000 +44.44%
South East +35 14 £44,000 -34.81%
North West -3 13 £42,500 -8.60%
West Midlands -12 13 £44,500 -11.00%
Yorkshire -9 7 £45,000 -10.00%
East Midlands - 7 £40,000 -
Scotland -15 4 £41,000 -21.90%
South West +8 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 141 (90.97%) Information Security
2 90 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (52.26%) CISSP
4 57 (36.77%) CISM
4 57 (36.77%) Finance
5 53 (34.19%) Risk Management
6 52 (33.55%) PCI DSS
7 38 (24.52%) Marketing
7 38 (24.52%) Management Information System
8 37 (23.87%) CISA
8 37 (23.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 30 (19.35%) ISMS
9 30 (19.35%) SAP
9 30 (19.35%) Electronics
10 29 (18.71%) Telecoms
10 29 (18.71%) Manufacturing
10 29 (18.71%) Programme Management
10 29 (18.71%) Windows
10 29 (18.71%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (18.71%) Digital Marketing
11 28 (18.06%) Risk Assessment
11 28 (18.06%) Legal
12 25 (16.13%) Project Management
13 23 (14.84%) Firewall
14 22 (14.19%) ITIL
14 22 (14.19%) Security Management
14 22 (14.19%) Data Management
14 22 (14.19%) Data Quality
15 21 (13.55%) Security Architecture
16 20 (12.90%) Information Security Management

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 11 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) SaaS
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.84%) Firewall
2 10 (6.45%) Network Security
3 9 (5.81%) Internet
3 9 (5.81%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.94%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.29%) SMS
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) DNS
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Maven
1 2 (1.29%) Selenium
2 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (36.77%) Finance
2 38 (24.52%) Marketing
3 30 (19.35%) Electronics
4 29 (18.71%) Manufacturing
4 29 (18.71%) Telecoms
5 28 (18.06%) Legal
6 14 (9.03%) Retail
7 10 (6.45%) Law
8 4 (2.58%) Banking
8 4 (2.58%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.29%) Hibernate
1 2 (1.29%) Middleware
1 2 (1.29%) Web Services
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) OpenID
2 1 (0.65%) SAML
2 1 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.23%) PKI
3 5 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.58%) Clustering
4 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.94%) Wiki
6 2 (1.29%) CESG
6 2 (1.29%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.29%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.71%) Windows
2 18 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.81%) Linux
4 8 (5.16%) Unix
5 5 (3.23%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (90.97%) Information Security
2 53 (34.19%) Risk Management
3 30 (19.35%) ISMS
4 29 (18.71%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (18.71%) Digital Marketing
4 29 (18.71%) Programme Management
5 28 (18.06%) Risk Assessment
6 25 (16.13%) Project Management
7 22 (14.19%) Data Management
7 22 (14.19%) ITIL
7 22 (14.19%) Security Management
8 21 (13.55%) Security Architecture
9 20 (12.90%) Information Security Management
10 18 (11.61%) Data Architecture
10 18 (11.61%) Service Delivery
10 18 (11.61%) SIEM
11 15 (9.68%) Information Security Governance
11 15 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (9.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) SQL
2 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.29%) Java
3 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (52.26%) CISSP
2 57 (36.77%) CISM
3 37 (23.87%) CISA
4 18 (11.61%) CCSA
5 17 (10.97%) CRISC
5 17 (10.97%) Degree
6 15 (9.68%) CEH
7 9 (5.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (3.87%) CCNA
8 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (3.87%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (3.23%) CISMP
9 5 (3.23%) GSEC
10 4 (2.58%) GIAC
10 4 (2.58%) SSCP
11 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.29%) CCNP
12 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (33.55%) PCI DSS
3 37 (23.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 22 (14.19%) Data Quality
5 16 (10.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (9.03%) GDPR
7 9 (5.81%) COBIT
8 4 (2.58%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.94%) SAS 70
10 2 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.65%) FISMA
11 1 (0.65%) GPG13
11 1 (0.65%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) EnCase
1 5 (3.23%) Nessus
1 5 (3.23%) Nexpose
1 5 (3.23%) Nmap
2 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.65%) Suricata
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (19.35%) SAP
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.87%) Cisco
3 6 (3.87%) LogRhythm
4 5 (3.23%) Palo Alto
4 5 (3.23%) Rapid7
4 5 (3.23%) Symantec
5 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.94%) hybris
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle
8 1 (0.65%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.65%) F5
8 1 (0.65%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.65%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.65%) Qualys
8 1 (0.65%) Sophos
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk