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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
Rank 828 858 923
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +65
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 30 62 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.063% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.088% 0.15% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 16 56 20
Median salary £31,160 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.40% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £31,500 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,796 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-34.73% -5.00%

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
34113 41962 41688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 42.65% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27792 33656 33795
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 27 £30,810 -35.13% 3
West Midlands +15 14 - -
Birmingham +15 14 - -
South East +57 5 £31,160 -35.08%
South West -6 5 £30,500 -7.57% 1
East Sussex - 5 £31,160 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £30,500 - 1
Brighton - 5 £31,160 -
Gloucester - 4 £30,500 - 1
London +67 3 £50,000 +24.73% 2
Cheltenham - 1 £30,620 -
City of London - 1 £50,000 - 1
Westminster - 1 £50,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 47 (90.38%) Data Protection
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (38.46%) Information Security
4 19 (36.54%) Service Delivery
5 18 (34.62%) HTML
5 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (34.62%) CSS
5 18 (34.62%) XML
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL
5 18 (34.62%) JSON
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL V3
6 17 (32.69%) Management Information System
7 16 (30.77%) CRM
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (28.85%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (28.85%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (28.85%) OOA/OOD
8 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
8 15 (28.85%) C#
8 15 (28.85%) .NET
8 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
8 15 (28.85%) SDLC
9 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (26.92%) Risk Management
9 14 (26.92%) Service Management
9 14 (26.92%) Incident Management
9 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (28.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (25.00%) assyst
2 13 (25.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Developer
2 17 (32.69%) Information Officer
3 14 (26.92%) .NET Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Security Officer
4 12 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 12 (23.08%) Information Security Officer
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Information Governance Officer
7 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Junior
8 3 (5.77%) Junior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Junior C# Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
9 2 (3.85%) IT Security Officer
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) CSS
1 18 (34.62%) HTML
1 18 (34.62%) JSON
1 18 (34.62%) XML
2 15 (28.85%) .NET
3 5 (9.62%) Software Packaging
4 3 (5.77%) Dropwizard
4 3 (5.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Management Information System
2 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (25.00%) CESG
3 13 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 13 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 13 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
6 3 (5.77%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
1 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
1 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Data Protection
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (38.46%) Information Security
4 19 (36.54%) Service Delivery
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL V3
6 16 (30.77%) CRM
7 15 (28.85%) OOA/OOD
7 15 (28.85%) SDLC
8 14 (26.92%) Incident Management
8 14 (26.92%) Risk Management
8 14 (26.92%) Service Management
9 13 (25.00%) Change Management
9 13 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 13 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (25.00%) Data Security
9 13 (25.00%) IT Governance
9 13 (25.00%) Problem Management
9 13 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (25.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 15 (28.85%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (25.00%) CISA
3 13 (25.00%) CISM
3 13 (25.00%) CISSP
3 13 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (9.62%) MCP
4 5 (9.62%) MCSA
4 5 (9.62%) MCSE
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) OCP
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.92%) CBAP
6 1 (1.92%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 13 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (9.62%) SLA
4 1 (1.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Kubernetes
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
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