The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 226 212 196
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.053% 0.059% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.18% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £43,627 £50,000 £58,880
% change year-on-year
-12.74% -15.08%
Freedom of Information
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1951 1654 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.27% 32.69% 34.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1419 1190
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Freedom of Information
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Freedom of Information Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the West Midlands region.

Freedom of Information Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Freedom of Information across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Freedom of Information Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -4 2 £39,725 -20.55%
Warwickshire - 1 £60,000 -
Freedom of Information
England

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (60.00%) CESG
3 3 (60.00%) Information Management
3 3 (60.00%) CISMP
3 3 (60.00%) CISA
3 3 (60.00%) CISM
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (20.00%) P3O
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) CGEIT

Freedom of Information
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Advisor
1 2 (40.00%) Security Advisor
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Information Management
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISA
1 3 (60.00%) CISM
1 3 (60.00%) CISMP
2 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft