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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 779 911 889
Rank change year-on-year
+132 -22
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 114 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.015% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 46 6 18
Average salary £43,627 £32,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.33% -15.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,273 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,250 £41,550
UK excluding London average salary £41,314 £27,500 £33,962
% change year-on-year
+50.23% -19.02%

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
44212 47687 44044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.01% 39.75% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 35122 37843 35783
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 £27,500
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 1 July 2015 within the UK.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 27 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 1 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 +119 113 £43,627 +36.33% 6
London +125 80 £60,000 +64.38% 3
South East - 12 £63,750 - 1
Manchester +14 10 £35,000 +27.27%
North West +11 10 £35,000 +27.27%
Salford - 9 £35,000 -
Reading - 7 £67,500 -
Berkshire - 7 £67,500 -
Cambridgeshire +14 4 £43,627 -32.88%
East of England +9 4 £43,627 -32.88%
South West -13 4 £38,750 +45.97%
Cambridge - 4 £43,627 -
Swindon -5 3 £39,000 +46.92%
Wiltshire -10 3 £39,000 +46.92%
East Sussex - 3 £55,000 - 1
City of London +34 2 £52,500 +118.75%
West Midlands - 2 £48,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £31,898 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £39,000 -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £31,898 -
West Malling - 1 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £31,898 -
Basingstoke - 1 £39,000 -
Brighton - 1 £36,000 -
Bristol - 1 £35,250 -
Greenwich - 1 £85,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 125 (86.81%) Data Protection
2 90 (62.50%) Data Protection Act
3 85 (59.03%) Freedom of Information Act
4 70 (48.61%) Analytics
5 68 (47.22%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 56 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
8 55 (38.19%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (32.64%) Finance
10 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (29.17%) SQL
12 41 (28.47%) Degree
13 40 (27.78%) Big Data
13 40 (27.78%) Data Analysis
13 40 (27.78%) Information Security
14 38 (26.39%) Project Management
15 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
15 35 (24.31%) Information Management
16 34 (23.61%) Publishing
16 34 (23.61%) Business Objects
17 32 (22.22%) Star Schema
17 32 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
17 32 (22.22%) Inmon Methodology
17 32 (22.22%) Computer Science
18 31 (21.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (21.53%) Risk Management
19 28 (19.44%) Multimedia
19 28 (19.44%) SPSS
19 28 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 27 (18.75%) T-SQL

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (13.19%) SAS
2 4 (2.78%) CMS
2 4 (2.78%) Confluence
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (19.44%) SPSS
2 26 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.39%) Extranet
2 2 (1.39%) Firewall
2 2 (1.39%) Intranet
3 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (47.22%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (27.78%) Big Data
3 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
4 32 (22.22%) Star Schema
5 31 (21.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (12.50%) Data Mining
10 17 (11.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (11.81%) Oracle Database
11 9 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
12 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
13 6 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (3.47%) OLAP
15 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (12.50%) Toad
2 4 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 47 (32.64%) Finance
2 34 (23.61%) Publishing
3 28 (19.44%) Multimedia
4 19 (13.19%) Marketing
5 11 (7.64%) Legal
6 10 (6.94%) Law
7 3 (2.08%) Retail
8 2 (1.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.61%) Analyst
2 19 (13.19%) Developer
3 18 (12.50%) Research Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Information Manager
4 14 (9.72%) Security Manager
4 14 (9.72%) Consultant
5 13 (9.03%) Security Advisor
6 12 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 12 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 11 (7.64%) Data Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Service Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Programme Manager
9 9 (6.25%) Business Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Information Governance Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Operations Manager
10 7 (4.86%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) HTML
1 5 (3.47%) CSS
1 5 (3.47%) HTML5
2 3 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 90 (62.50%) Data Protection Act
2 85 (59.03%) Freedom of Information Act
3 55 (38.19%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 26 (18.06%) Management Information System
6 12 (8.33%) NHS
7 6 (4.17%) CESG
7 6 (4.17%) Social Media
8 5 (3.47%) User Experience
9 3 (2.08%) Statistics
10 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.39%) GIS
10 2 (1.39%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.39%) RMADS
11 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.69%) PMI
11 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (86.81%) Data Protection
2 70 (48.61%) Analytics
3 56 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (27.78%) Information Security
5 40 (27.78%) Data Analysis
6 38 (26.39%) Project Management
7 35 (24.31%) Information Management
8 32 (22.22%) Inmon Methodology
8 32 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
9 31 (21.53%) Risk Management
10 26 (18.06%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (17.36%) Data Security
12 24 (16.67%) Data Modelling
13 19 (13.19%) Data Management
13 19 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
14 18 (12.50%) Operations Research
14 18 (12.50%) Programme Management
14 18 (12.50%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.17%) SQL
2 27 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.94%) R
4 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Degree
2 7 (4.86%) PCI QSA
2 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) CISA
4 4 (2.78%) CISMP
4 4 (2.78%) CISSP
5 3 (2.08%) QiCA
6 2 (1.39%) CRISC
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.39%) MCTS
6 2 (1.39%) MCITP
6 2 (1.39%) CISM
7 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ECDL
7 1 (0.69%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.81%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.33%) BS25999
4 5 (3.47%) COBIT
5 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.39%) WCAG
7 1 (0.69%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.61%) Business Objects
3 17 (11.81%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (1.39%) Aquila
7 1 (0.69%) Novell
7 1 (0.69%) Siebel
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