The median annual salary for a Information Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 212 241 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.064% 0.081% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.084% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £45,000 £53,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.27% -  
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 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 4575 5932 4964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.89% 96.39% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4827 4246
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend 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 27 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
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
3 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
3 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (33.33%) Burp Suite
5 4 (26.67%) Data Privacy
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
5 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) CISSP
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) CISA
7 2 (13.33%) CISM
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) Source Code Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (6.67%) SANS
8 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
8 1 (6.67%) IT Audit
8 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Wireshark
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Data Privacy
4 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Source Code Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) IT Audit
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CISSP
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CISA
2 2 (13.33%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CEH
3 1 (6.67%) SANS
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) GPG13
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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