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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 875 923 853
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -70
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 28 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.035% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 27
Average salary £35,250 £43,750 £30,424
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.42% +43.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,738 £26,379 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £57,900 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,822 £29,606
% change year-on-year
-31.13% +71.66%

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
42555 48089 43543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 39.82% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33677 37865 35244
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

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 17 April 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 20 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 17 April 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 +44 28 £35,250 -11.87% 19
London +11 8 £55,000 +25.71% 7
South East +2 5 £63,750 +139.27% 8
South West - 4 £35,250 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £33,738 -
West Midlands - 4 £35,000 -
North East - 4 £33,738 -
Bristol - 4 £35,250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £33,738 -
Reading - 3 £67,500 -
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 - 1
North West - 3 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £67,500 -
City of London +27 2 £52,500 +38.15% 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -
Southampton - 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £22,500 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 50 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 32 (53.33%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (51.67%) Information Security
4 28 (46.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 26 (43.33%) Management Information System
6 23 (38.33%) Risk Management
7 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (25.00%) Degree
8 15 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (23.33%) Information Assurance
9 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
10 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
10 13 (21.67%) Cyber Security
11 12 (20.00%) Marketing
11 12 (20.00%) Finance
12 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
12 11 (18.33%) Line Management
13 10 (16.67%) Information Governance
13 10 (16.67%) Information Management
14 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
15 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
15 8 (13.33%) Internet
15 8 (13.33%) NHS
16 7 (11.67%) PRINCE2
16 7 (11.67%) Legal
16 7 (11.67%) Security Management
16 7 (11.67%) Business Continuity
16 7 (11.67%) Social Media
17 6 (10.00%) CESG
17 6 (10.00%) COBIT

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) CMS
3 2 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Internet
2 5 (8.33%) Extranet
2 5 (8.33%) SAN
2 5 (8.33%) Intranet
2 5 (8.33%) NAS
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) OLAP
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
1 12 (20.00%) Marketing
2 7 (11.67%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Law
3 3 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Security Manager
2 10 (16.67%) Information Manager
3 5 (8.33%) Designer
3 5 (8.33%) Information Governance Manager
3 5 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 5 (8.33%) Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Consultant
3 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Governance Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Designer
5 3 (5.00%) Operations Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Web Designer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Web Designer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) HTML
1 5 (8.33%) CSS
1 5 (8.33%) HTML5
2 3 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) Data Protection Act
2 28 (46.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 26 (43.33%) Management Information System
4 8 (13.33%) NHS
5 7 (11.67%) Social Media
6 6 (10.00%) CESG
7 5 (8.33%) Clustering
7 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (8.33%) User Experience
8 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
9 2 (3.33%) PMI
9 2 (3.33%) Graphic Design
10 1 (1.67%) GIS
10 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) UNIX
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
1 5 (8.33%) Solaris
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 31 (51.67%) Information Security
3 23 (38.33%) Risk Management
4 15 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (23.33%) Information Assurance
5 14 (23.33%) Programme Management
6 13 (21.67%) Cyber Security
7 11 (18.33%) Line Management
8 10 (16.67%) Information Governance
8 10 (16.67%) Information Management
9 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (11.67%) Security Management
10 7 (11.67%) PRINCE2
10 7 (11.67%) Business Continuity
11 6 (10.00%) Project Management
12 5 (8.33%) Information Security Management
12 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (8.33%) Data Management
12 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Perl
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Degree
2 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.00%) CISSP
5 5 (8.33%) OCP
5 5 (8.33%) OCA
5 5 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (8.33%) RHCSA
6 3 (5.00%) PCI QSA
7 2 (3.33%) CGEIT
7 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.67%) CISA
8 1 (1.67%) QiCA
8 1 (1.67%) CISMP
8 1 (1.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.00%) COBIT
4 4 (6.67%) BS25999
4 4 (6.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Veritas
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 5 (8.33%) VMware
1 5 (8.33%) Aquila
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
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