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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 781 921 861
Rank change year-on-year
+140 -60
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 111 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.007% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.017% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 43 8 13
Average salary £48,000 £31,050 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.58% -20.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,214 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £58,700 £45,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £27,600 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+63.04% -26.40%

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
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 22 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 31 July 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 +121 110 £48,000 +54.58% 6
London +112 84 £57,700 +3.03% 5
Manchester +13 8 £35,000 +27.27%
North West +2 8 £35,000 +27.04%
South East - 8 £57,500 -
Salford - 8 £35,000 -
West Midlands -5 6 £48,000 +73.91%
Reading - 5 £67,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £67,500 -
Cambridgeshire +16 3 £43,627 -32.88%
East of England +7 3 £43,627 -32.88%
Cambridge - 3 £43,627 -
Birmingham -6 2 £48,000 +73.91%
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £31,898 -
Basingstoke - 1 £39,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £31,898 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £31,898 -
Hampshire - 1 £39,000 -
Greenwich - 1 £85,000 - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 129 (88.36%) Data Protection
2 83 (56.85%) Data Protection Act
3 81 (55.48%) Freedom of Information Act
4 71 (48.63%) Analytics
5 67 (45.89%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (43.84%) Microsoft
7 56 (38.36%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (38.36%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (34.25%) Finance
9 47 (32.19%) Degree
10 46 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (29.45%) Information Security
12 42 (28.77%) Data Analysis
12 42 (28.77%) SQL
12 42 (28.77%) Big Data
13 40 (27.40%) Project Management
14 39 (26.71%) Information Management
15 36 (24.66%) BusinessObjects
16 35 (23.97%) SQL Server
16 35 (23.97%) Publishing
17 32 (21.92%) Star Schema
17 32 (21.92%) Kimball Methodology
17 32 (21.92%) Inmon Methodology
17 32 (21.92%) Computer Science
18 31 (21.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (21.23%) SPSS
19 29 (19.86%) Data Security
20 28 (19.18%) Risk Management
20 28 (19.18%) Multimedia
20 28 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.70%) SAS
2 5 (3.42%) CMS
3 4 (2.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (21.23%) SPSS
2 27 (18.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.37%) MS Office
4 2 (1.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
1 1 (0.68%) Firewall
1 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (45.89%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (28.77%) Big Data
3 36 (24.66%) BusinessObjects
4 35 (23.97%) SQL Server
5 32 (21.92%) Star Schema
6 31 (21.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (15.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (12.33%) Data Mining
11 17 (11.64%) Oracle Database
11 17 (11.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (6.16%) BusinessObjects XI
13 8 (5.48%) Relational Database
14 5 (3.42%) OLAP
15 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (12.33%) Toad
2 4 (2.74%) JIRA
3 2 (1.37%) ERwin
General
1 50 (34.25%) Finance
2 35 (23.97%) Publishing
3 28 (19.18%) Multimedia
4 19 (13.01%) Marketing
5 12 (8.22%) Law
6 11 (7.53%) Legal
7 4 (2.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Analyst
2 19 (13.01%) Developer
2 19 (13.01%) Information Manager
3 18 (12.33%) Research Analyst
4 17 (11.64%) Security Advisor
5 15 (10.27%) Security Manager
6 13 (8.90%) Consultant
6 13 (8.90%) Business Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Programme Manager
7 12 (8.22%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Service Manager
8 10 (6.85%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Data Manager
9 9 (6.16%) Business Developer
9 9 (6.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (6.16%) Information Security Manager
9 9 (6.16%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.79%) Information Governance Manager
10 7 (4.79%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) HTML
1 3 (2.05%) CSS
1 3 (2.05%) jQuery
1 3 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (56.85%) Data Protection Act
2 81 (55.48%) Freedom of Information Act
3 56 (38.36%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (21.92%) Computer Science
5 21 (14.38%) Management Information System
6 14 (9.59%) NHS
7 7 (4.79%) CESG
8 5 (3.42%) Statistics
9 3 (2.05%) Social Media
9 3 (2.05%) RMADS
9 3 (2.05%) User Experience
10 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.68%) BYOD
11 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.68%) GIS
11 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (88.36%) Data Protection
2 71 (48.63%) Analytics
3 56 (38.36%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (29.45%) Information Security
6 42 (28.77%) Data Analysis
7 40 (27.40%) Project Management
8 39 (26.71%) Information Management
9 32 (21.92%) Kimball Methodology
9 32 (21.92%) Inmon Methodology
10 29 (19.86%) Data Security
11 28 (19.18%) Risk Management
12 26 (17.81%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (15.75%) Data Modelling
14 22 (15.07%) Data Management
15 20 (13.70%) Programme Management
16 18 (12.33%) Econometrics
16 18 (12.33%) Statistical Analysis
16 18 (12.33%) Operations Research
17 16 (10.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.77%) SQL
2 27 (18.49%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.85%) R
4 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (32.19%) Degree
2 8 (5.48%) CISA
3 7 (4.79%) CISMP
3 7 (4.79%) PCI QSA
4 6 (4.11%) CISM
5 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) QiCA
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.37%) ECDL
6 2 (1.37%) MCTS
6 2 (1.37%) MCITP
6 2 (1.37%) CITP
7 1 (0.68%) CRISC
7 1 (0.68%) ISACA
7 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.27%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.22%) BS25999
4 4 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.37%) TickIT
5 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) BS7799
6 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.01%) Oracle
3 6 (4.11%) SAP
4 5 (3.42%) Adobe
5 1 (0.68%) Novell
5 1 (0.68%) Siebel
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Circa £55k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London (North Greenwich)
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: £0 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago