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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Rank 871 894 870
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information Act 14 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.034% 0.002% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 7
Average salary £42,625 £38,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.17% -22.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,738 £38,000 £29,627
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £38,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,738 - £35,000

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
40823 44894 40932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.80% 39.75% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 32386 35170 33171
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 26 March 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Act Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information Act
Top 8 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 26 March 2015. 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 +22 14 £42,625 +12.17% 1
London +52 7 £65,000 +71.05% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £33,738 -
North East - 4 £33,738 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £33,738 -
Bristol - 3 £35,250 -
South West - 3 £35,250 -
City of London +13 1 £52,500 +38.15%

Freedom of Information Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
1 26 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 23 (88.46%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (73.08%) Information Security
4 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 13 (50.00%) Information Assurance
5 12 (46.15%) Cyber Security
6 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
6 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
7 10 (38.46%) Programme Management
8 9 (34.62%) Finance
8 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (34.62%) Degree
8 9 (34.62%) Line Management
9 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
10 6 (23.08%) Marketing
11 5 (19.23%) Perl
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle
11 5 (19.23%) UNIX
11 5 (19.23%) Solaris
11 5 (19.23%) Linux
11 5 (19.23%) OCP
11 5 (19.23%) OCA
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (19.23%) SAN
11 5 (19.23%) Veritas
11 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
11 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
11 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (19.23%) VMware

Freedom of Information Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
1 5 (19.23%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Marketing
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Security Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Information Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Information Governance Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Governance Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Security Operations Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Operations Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) NHS Information Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Freedom of Information
2 23 (88.46%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (19.23%) Clustering
4 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (11.54%) CESG
5 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (7.69%) PMI
6 2 (7.69%) Social Media
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
1 5 (19.23%) Solaris
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 19 (73.08%) Information Security
3 13 (50.00%) Information Assurance
4 12 (46.15%) Cyber Security
5 10 (38.46%) Programme Management
6 9 (34.62%) Line Management
7 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
8 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Information Management
8 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (15.38%) Information Governance
10 3 (11.54%) Change Control
10 3 (11.54%) SIEM
10 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
10 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 3 (11.54%) Migration
11 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 2 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) RHCSA
3 5 (19.23%) OCP
3 5 (19.23%) OCA
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
1 5 (19.23%) Veritas
1 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
1 5 (19.23%) VMware