Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Specialist was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 306 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +318
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Specialist 12 34 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.29% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 0
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.00% - -
England median annual salary £55,000 £58,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.58% +22.63% -19.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Specialist in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +26 6 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Coventry +12 3 £43,750 -7.89%
Staffordshire +2 2 £57,500 +91.67%
Information Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (66.67%) ISMS
4 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
7 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (8.33%) SANS
7 1 (8.33%) Email Filtering
7 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (8.33%) Threat Detection
7 1 (8.33%) GDPR
7 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) SIEM
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) ISMS
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) IT Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CEH
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) GCIA
2 1 (8.33%) GCIH
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (8.33%) GDPR