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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 854 898 853
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -45
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 50 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.010% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.025% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 34 11 16
Average salary £46,500 £34,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £27,600 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -15.07%

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
44661 44301 42830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.93% 38.84% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35936 34488 34632
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 19 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 4 September 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 +47 49 £48,000 +39.13% 7
London +21 29 £30,000 -13.04% 2
West Midlands +2 7 £48,000 +73.91% 1
Manchester +7 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
North West -3 6 £35,000 +27.04% 2
Salford - 6 £35,000 -
South East - 6 £55,000 - 2
Reading - 4 £55,000 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £55,000 - 2
Birmingham +3 3 £48,000 +73.91% 1
City of London - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £40,000 -
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Leeds - 1 £36,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £36,500 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £36,500 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 131 (86.75%) Data Protection
2 82 (54.30%) Data Protection Act
3 78 (51.66%) Freedom of Information Act
4 73 (48.34%) Analytics
5 68 (45.03%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (43.05%) Microsoft
7 58 (38.41%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (38.41%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (32.45%) Finance
9 48 (31.79%) Degree
10 45 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (29.80%) SQL
11 43 (28.48%) Big Data
12 42 (27.81%) Data Analysis
12 42 (27.81%) Project Management
13 40 (26.49%) Information Management
14 39 (25.83%) Information Security
15 38 (25.17%) BusinessObjects
16 36 (23.84%) Publishing
17 35 (23.18%) SQL Server
18 33 (21.85%) SPSS
19 32 (21.19%) Star Schema
19 32 (21.19%) Computer Science
19 32 (21.19%) Kimball Methodology
19 32 (21.19%) Inmon Methodology
20 31 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 29 (19.21%) Data Security
21 29 (19.21%) Risk Management
22 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
22 28 (18.54%) Multimedia

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (13.25%) SAS
2 4 (2.65%) CMS
2 4 (2.65%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (21.85%) SPSS
2 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.66%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (45.03%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (28.48%) Big Data
3 38 (25.17%) BusinessObjects
4 35 (23.18%) SQL Server
5 32 (21.19%) Star Schema
6 31 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (17.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (17.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (12.58%) Oracle Database
11 18 (11.92%) Data Mining
12 17 (11.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (5.96%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
15 5 (3.31%) OLAP
16 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
16 1 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (11.92%) Toad
2 6 (3.97%) JIRA
3 4 (2.65%) ERwin
4 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (32.45%) Finance
2 36 (23.84%) Publishing
3 28 (18.54%) Multimedia
4 19 (12.58%) Marketing
5 13 (8.61%) Law
6 10 (6.62%) Legal
7 4 (2.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (25.17%) Analyst
2 20 (13.25%) Developer
3 18 (11.92%) Information Manager
3 18 (11.92%) Research Analyst
4 17 (11.26%) Security Advisor
5 14 (9.27%) Business Analyst
6 13 (8.61%) Consultant
7 12 (7.95%) Security Consultant
7 12 (7.95%) Programme Manager
7 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 11 (7.28%) Security Manager
9 10 (6.62%) Data Manager
9 10 (6.62%) Service Manager
9 10 (6.62%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (5.96%) Business Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (4.64%) ETL Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) HTML
1 4 (2.65%) CSS
2 2 (1.32%) XML
2 2 (1.32%) XSLT
2 2 (1.32%) jQuery
2 2 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (54.30%) Data Protection Act
2 78 (51.66%) Freedom of Information Act
3 58 (38.41%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (21.19%) Computer Science
5 21 (13.91%) Management Information System
6 17 (11.26%) NHS
7 7 (4.64%) CESG
8 5 (3.31%) Statistics
9 3 (1.99%) RMADS
9 3 (1.99%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.32%) Social Media
10 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.32%) Replication
10 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.32%) GIS
10 2 (1.32%) User Experience
11 1 (0.66%) BYOD
11 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.62%) Windows
2 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (86.75%) Data Protection
2 73 (48.34%) Analytics
3 58 (38.41%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (27.81%) Project Management
5 42 (27.81%) Data Analysis
6 40 (26.49%) Information Management
7 39 (25.83%) Information Security
8 32 (21.19%) Inmon Methodology
8 32 (21.19%) Kimball Methodology
9 29 (19.21%) Data Security
9 29 (19.21%) Risk Management
10 26 (17.22%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (15.89%) Data Management
12 23 (15.23%) Data Modelling
13 18 (11.92%) PRINCE2
13 18 (11.92%) Econometrics
13 18 (11.92%) Statistical Analysis
13 18 (11.92%) Operations Research
14 17 (11.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.80%) SQL
2 27 (17.88%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.62%) R
4 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.32%) PHP
5 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.32%) XQuery
5 2 (1.32%) Ruby
5 2 (1.32%) XPath
5 2 (1.32%) C
5 2 (1.32%) C#
5 2 (1.32%) C++
5 2 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (31.79%) Degree
2 9 (5.96%) CISA
3 8 (5.30%) CISMP
4 7 (4.64%) PCI QSA
4 7 (4.64%) CISM
5 4 (2.65%) CITP
6 2 (1.32%) QiCA
6 2 (1.32%) ECDL
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.32%) OCA
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) MCTS
6 2 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) CRISC
7 1 (0.66%) ISACA
7 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (9.93%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.95%) BS25999
4 4 (2.65%) TickIT
4 4 (2.65%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.66%) BS7799
6 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 65 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.23%) Oracle
3 7 (4.64%) SAP
4 4 (2.65%) Adobe
5 2 (1.32%) Perforce
6 1 (0.66%) Tableau
6 1 (0.66%) Novell
6 1 (0.66%) Siebel
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