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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 883 858 869
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 11 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.062% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 34
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,320
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £51,930
UK excluding London average salary £27,600 £35,000 £32,320
% change year-on-year
-21.14% +8.29%

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
35506 35771 39354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.98% 33.08% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27862 28926 33187
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 August 2014 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 11 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 August 2014. 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 -59 11 £34,500 -4.82%
London -10 6 £34,500 -42.50%
North West -7 2 £27,550 -21.28%
South West - 2 £30,523 -
Wiltshire - 2 £30,523 -
Swindon - 2 £30,523 -
Manchester -4 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Warrington - 1 £27,600 -
Cheshire - 1 £27,600 -
Birmingham - 1 £27,600 -
West Midlands - 1 £27,600 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) Data Protection
2 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
3 7 (41.18%) Legal
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) Information Management
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Information Security
5 5 (29.41%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) Data Extraction
6 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
7 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Security Management
7 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Data Security
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) CIMA
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
8 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) DVB
2 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Information Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Report Writer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
4 1 (5.88%) Head of IT Security
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Records Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (23.53%) Data Extraction
4 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.76%) NHS
4 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Data Protection
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Information Management
3 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) ISMS
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Security
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ACCA
1 2 (11.76%) CIMA
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.88%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.88%) TickIT
4 1 (5.88%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects