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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 782 913 859
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -54
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 91 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.005% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.013% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 42 5 25
Average salary £43,627 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.44% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £65,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
-40.38% +120.33%

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
41812 47629 43118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.58% 40.28% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33090 38020 35068
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 £27,523
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 25 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 29 May 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 +130 90 £43,627 +10.44% 15
London +110 61 £60,000 +57.89% 10
South East - 9 £67,500 - 2
Manchester - 7 £35,000 - 1
Reading - 7 £67,500 -
Berkshire - 7 £67,500 -
North West - 7 £35,000 - 1
Salford - 6 £35,000 -
South West - 6 £36,875 -
East of England +24 4 £43,627 -32.88%
Cambridgeshire +14 4 £43,627 -32.88%
Cambridge - 4 £43,627 -
Wiltshire - 3 £39,000 -
Swindon - 3 £39,000 -
Bristol - 3 £35,250 -
City of London +41 2 £52,500 +118.75% 2
West Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £33,738 -
Greenwich - 1 £85,000 -
North East - 1 £33,738 -
East Sussex - 1 £36,000 -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
Brighton - 1 £36,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £33,738 -
West Malling - 1 £22,500 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 107 (86.29%) Data Protection
2 80 (64.52%) Data Protection Act
3 76 (61.29%) Freedom of Information Act
4 51 (41.13%) Analytics
5 50 (40.32%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (37.90%) Microsoft
7 45 (36.29%) Information Security
8 39 (31.45%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (31.45%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (30.65%) Finance
10 37 (29.84%) Degree
11 36 (29.03%) Risk Management
12 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (25.00%) SQL
14 30 (24.19%) Big Data
15 28 (22.58%) Information Management
15 28 (22.58%) Management Information System
16 27 (21.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 26 (20.97%) Computer Science
17 26 (20.97%) Data Analysis
18 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
18 25 (20.16%) Project Management
19 23 (18.55%) Publishing
19 23 (18.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 22 (17.74%) Kimball Methodology
20 22 (17.74%) Inmon Methodology
20 22 (17.74%) Business Objects
20 22 (17.74%) Star Schema
21 19 (15.32%) Multimedia
21 19 (15.32%) T-SQL

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (9.68%) SAS
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) Confluence
3 3 (2.42%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (15.32%) SPSS
2 18 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Internet
2 4 (3.23%) Extranet
2 4 (3.23%) Intranet
2 4 (3.23%) SAN
2 4 (3.23%) NAS
3 3 (2.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (40.32%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (24.19%) Big Data
3 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
4 23 (18.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (17.74%) Star Schema
6 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (9.68%) Oracle Database
8 12 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (9.68%) Data Mining
9 6 (4.84%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.03%) OLAP
11 4 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Toad
2 3 (2.42%) JIRA
General
1 38 (30.65%) Finance
2 23 (18.55%) Publishing
3 19 (15.32%) Multimedia
4 16 (12.90%) Marketing
5 11 (8.87%) Legal
6 6 (4.84%) Law
7 3 (2.42%) Retail
7 3 (2.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (18.55%) Analyst
2 20 (16.13%) Security Manager
3 14 (11.29%) Consultant
4 13 (10.48%) Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Information Manager
5 12 (9.68%) Research Analyst
5 12 (9.68%) Security Consultant
6 11 (8.87%) Security Advisor
7 9 (7.26%) Data Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Operations Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Information Governance Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Governance Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Programme Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.84%) Business Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) HTML5
1 5 (4.03%) CSS
1 5 (4.03%) HTML
2 3 (2.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (64.52%) Data Protection Act
2 76 (61.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 39 (31.45%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (22.58%) Management Information System
5 26 (20.97%) Computer Science
6 9 (7.26%) NHS
7 7 (5.65%) Social Media
8 6 (4.84%) CESG
9 5 (4.03%) User Experience
10 4 (3.23%) Clustering
11 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.61%) GIS
12 2 (1.61%) PMI
12 2 (1.61%) Graphic Design
12 2 (1.61%) Statistics
13 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Solaris
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
2 4 (3.23%) UNIX
2 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (86.29%) Data Protection
2 51 (41.13%) Analytics
3 45 (36.29%) Information Security
4 39 (31.45%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (29.03%) Risk Management
6 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (22.58%) Information Management
8 26 (20.97%) Data Analysis
9 25 (20.16%) Project Management
10 22 (17.74%) Kimball Methodology
10 22 (17.74%) Inmon Methodology
11 19 (15.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (14.52%) Data Modelling
12 18 (14.52%) Programme Management
13 17 (13.71%) Data Security
14 15 (12.10%) Security Management
14 15 (12.10%) Business Continuity
14 15 (12.10%) Information Assurance
15 13 (10.48%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.23%) Perl
3 4 (3.23%) R
4 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (29.84%) Degree
2 11 (8.87%) SC Cleared
2 11 (8.87%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) PCI QSA
4 5 (4.03%) CISSP
5 4 (3.23%) OCP
5 4 (3.23%) OCA
5 4 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (3.23%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.61%) CISA
6 2 (1.61%) QiCA
6 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.61%) CISMP
6 2 (1.61%) MCTS
6 2 (1.61%) MCITP
6 2 (1.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.52%) PCI DSS
3 12 (9.68%) BS25999
4 7 (5.65%) COBIT
5 4 (3.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 47 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Business Objects
3 16 (12.90%) Oracle
4 4 (3.23%) SAP
4 4 (3.23%) Veritas
4 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.23%) VMware
4 4 (3.23%) Aquila
5 3 (2.42%) Adobe
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