The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 240 221
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 4 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.082% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.085% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 0
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4939 5871 5538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.31% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4610 4614
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the West Midlands

Information Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Information Specialist in the West Midlands

Information Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Birmingham +4 1 £52,500 +13.51%
Coventry - 1 £43,750 - 1
Information Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
3 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (42.86%) Legal
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) Security Management
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) CISA
5 2 (28.57%) ISMS
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) CISM
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) COBIT
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) CEH
6 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking

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

General
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISMS
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) IT Audit
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SANS
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) COBIT
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (14.29%) GPG13
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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