The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information Act in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 868 873 884
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 12 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.014% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 10
Average salary £67,500 £42,238 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.81% -18.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £30,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £45,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary - £35,858 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- -31.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
41462 42250 43872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.20% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33479 33214 36803
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Freedom of Information Act
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Act Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK.

Freedom of Information Act Salary Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Act Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information Act within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 12 £67,500 +59.81% 2
London 0 11 £67,500 +48.35% 1
Berkshire +7 1 - -
Reading +3 1 - -
South East -12 1 - - 1

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Freedom of Information Act.

1 15 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 15 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 14 (93.33%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (60.00%) Information Security
4 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (40.00%) Cyber Security
6 5 (33.33%) Perl
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) Solaris
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) OCP
6 5 (33.33%) OCA
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (33.33%) Veritas
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Clustering
6 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 5 (33.33%) Marketing
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Freedom of Information Act also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Freedom of Information Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
1 5 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Welsh Language
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Security Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Advisor
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 14 (93.33%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (33.33%) Clustering
4 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Social Media
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) CESG
5 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (6.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Solaris
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (60.00%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) Information Assurance
3 6 (40.00%) Cyber Security
4 5 (33.33%) Line Management
4 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Information Management
7 2 (13.33%) ISMS
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Data Security
8 1 (6.67%) Security Management
8 1 (6.67%) Change Management
8 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) RHCSA
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) OCP
2 5 (33.33%) OCA
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
1 5 (33.33%) Veritas
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft