The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information 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 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 851 872 854
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 30 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.048% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 17
Average salary £50,000 £56,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,738 £33,050 £30,390
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £75,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +106.89%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
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
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend

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

Freedom of Information Salary Trend in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 13 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
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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 +5 30 £50,000 -10.71% 8
London +27 19 £65,000 +16.07% 5
South East -13 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 - -
North East - 3 £33,738 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £33,738 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £33,738 -
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Southampton - 2 - -
City of London +1 1 £32,000 -31.91%
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Freedom of Information 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.

1 39 (88.64%) Data Protection
2 29 (65.91%) Management Information System
3 27 (61.36%) Data Protection Act
4 21 (47.73%) Freedom of Information Act
4 21 (47.73%) Information Security
5 17 (38.64%) Risk Management
6 15 (34.09%) Information Management
6 15 (34.09%) Degree
7 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
7 13 (29.55%) Information Assurance
8 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (22.73%) Cyber Security
9 10 (22.73%) Line Management
10 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
11 8 (18.18%) Finance
11 8 (18.18%) Programme Management
12 7 (15.91%) Marketing
12 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
12 7 (15.91%) CISSP
12 7 (15.91%) Internet
13 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
13 6 (13.64%) COBIT
14 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
14 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
14 5 (11.36%) Network Management
14 5 (11.36%) NAS
14 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Freedom of Information 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SPSS
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 5 (11.36%) Extranet
2 5 (11.36%) SAN
2 5 (11.36%) Intranet
2 5 (11.36%) NAS
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) OLAP
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Star Schema
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Marketing
3 4 (9.09%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Law
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (2.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Security Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Information Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) IT Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Compliance Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Risk Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Business Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.55%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.55%) Designer
6 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Security Advisor
7 1 (2.27%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Information Governance Officer
7 1 (2.27%) Information Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (65.91%) Management Information System
2 27 (61.36%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (47.73%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.36%) Clustering
4 5 (11.36%) CESG
5 4 (9.09%) Social Media
6 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.82%) NHS
7 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
7 2 (4.55%) PMI
7 2 (4.55%) Graphic Design
7 2 (4.55%) User Experience
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) UNIX
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
1 5 (11.36%) Solaris
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) Data Protection
2 21 (47.73%) Information Security
3 17 (38.64%) Risk Management
4 15 (34.09%) Information Management
5 13 (29.55%) Information Assurance
6 11 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (22.73%) Cyber Security
7 10 (22.73%) Line Management
8 8 (18.18%) Programme Management
9 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
10 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (11.36%) Data Security
11 5 (11.36%) Security Management
11 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.36%) Information Governance
11 5 (11.36%) Network Management
12 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
12 4 (9.09%) ETL
12 4 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Perl
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (15.91%) CISSP
5 5 (11.36%) OCP
5 5 (11.36%) OCA
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (11.36%) RHCSA
6 2 (4.55%) CGEIT
6 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CISA
7 1 (2.27%) CISM
7 1 (2.27%) QiCA
7 1 (2.27%) CISMP
7 1 (2.27%) VCP4
7 1 (2.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.64%) COBIT
3 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Veritas
1 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
1 5 (11.36%) VMware
1 5 (11.36%) Aquila
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
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