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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 884 905 911
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 51 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.075% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 46 21 20
Average salary £45,564 £50,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.87% -9.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,211 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,627 £50,000 £58,880
% change year-on-year
-12.74% -15.08%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 20 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 11 February 2016. 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 +24 35 £36,000 -28.00% 8
Trowbridge - 16 £33,000 -
Wiltshire - 16 £33,000 -
South West - 16 £33,000 - 3
South East +18 8 £47,500 -
Reading +13 8 £47,500 -
Berkshire -2 8 £47,500 -
Scotland - 6 £56,250 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
London -9 3 £47,923 -26.27% 4
West Midlands -14 3 £48,000 -4.00%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £43,627 -
Cambridge - 3 £43,627 -
East of England - 3 £43,627 -
Birmingham -4 2 £39,725 -20.55%
Edinburgh - 2 £56,250 -
North West +27 1 - -
Manchester +20 1 - -
Nuneaton - 1 £60,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £60,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 53 (61.63%) Degree
2 38 (44.19%) ITIL
3 36 (41.86%) Data Management
4 35 (40.70%) Information Management
4 35 (40.70%) Oracle
5 34 (39.53%) Analytics
6 33 (38.37%) CITP
6 33 (38.37%) ISO 9001
6 33 (38.37%) BusinessObjects
6 33 (38.37%) SPSS
6 33 (38.37%) ERwin
6 33 (38.37%) Business Analysis
7 32 (37.21%) Big Data
7 32 (37.21%) Smart Meter
8 26 (30.23%) Legal
9 25 (29.07%) CMMI
9 25 (29.07%) eTOM
9 25 (29.07%) TOGAF
9 25 (29.07%) TickIT
10 23 (26.74%) Predictive Analytics
11 22 (25.58%) Management Information System
12 21 (24.42%) Data Protection
13 18 (20.93%) Web Application Development
14 17 (19.77%) Electronic Trading
14 17 (19.77%) System Testing
14 17 (19.77%) ERP
14 17 (19.77%) Finance
15 15 (17.44%) Information Security
15 15 (17.44%) Retail
16 13 (15.12%) HTML

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (38.37%) SPSS
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS Office
4 2 (2.33%) HipChat
4 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.37%) BusinessObjects
2 32 (37.21%) Big Data
3 6 (6.98%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.65%) QlikView
5 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.16%) GIS
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (38.37%) ERwin
2 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 26 (30.23%) Legal
2 17 (19.77%) Finance
3 15 (17.44%) Retail
4 10 (11.63%) Publishing
5 7 (8.14%) Billing
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
6 2 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (37.21%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Business Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Lead Business Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Information Manager
5 10 (11.63%) HTML Developer
5 10 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Information Officer
6 9 (10.47%) Integration Developer
7 8 (9.30%) Web Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Junior
8 7 (8.14%) Junior Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Junior JavaScript Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Junior Web Developer
10 4 (4.65%) HR Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) HR Manager
10 4 (4.65%) Information Security Advisor
10 4 (4.65%) Security Advisor
10 4 (4.65%) Support Manager
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) HTML
2 11 (12.79%) DHTML
3 6 (6.98%) .NET
4 5 (5.81%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) XSLT
5 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.21%) Smart Meter
2 22 (25.58%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.79%) W3C
4 10 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (11.63%) Replication
5 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.98%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.81%) Statistics
8 4 (4.65%) CESG
8 4 (4.65%) e-Learning
8 4 (4.65%) NHS
8 4 (4.65%) Reference Data
9 2 (2.33%) Blog
9 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.33%) Social Media
9 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.16%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.19%) ITIL
2 36 (41.86%) Data Management
3 35 (40.70%) Information Management
4 34 (39.53%) Analytics
5 33 (38.37%) Business Analysis
6 25 (29.07%) CMMI
6 25 (29.07%) eTOM
6 25 (29.07%) TOGAF
7 23 (26.74%) Predictive Analytics
8 21 (24.42%) Data Protection
9 18 (20.93%) Web Application Development
10 17 (19.77%) Electronic Trading
10 17 (19.77%) ERP
10 17 (19.77%) System Testing
11 15 (17.44%) Information Security
12 10 (11.63%) Data Architecture
12 10 (11.63%) Data Governance
12 10 (11.63%) Information Governance
12 10 (11.63%) Information Retrieval
12 10 (11.63%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) JavaScript
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 7 (8.14%) C#
4 5 (5.81%) PHP
4 5 (5.81%) VBA
5 3 (3.49%) VB
5 3 (3.49%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) C
6 2 (2.33%) C++
6 2 (2.33%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) XPath
6 2 (2.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 53 (61.63%) Degree
2 33 (38.37%) CITP
3 3 (3.49%) CISA
3 3 (3.49%) CISM
3 3 (3.49%) CISMP
3 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) OCA
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.16%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) ISACA
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (38.37%) ISO 9001
2 25 (29.07%) TickIT
3 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.16%) COBIT
6 1 (1.16%) P3O
6 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.16%) Val IT
Vendors
1 35 (40.70%) Oracle
2 11 (12.79%) Infor
3 7 (8.14%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) Cognos
6 1 (1.16%) Tableau
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