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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Rank 212 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.056% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,125 £50,822 £29,606
% change year-on-year
-30.88% +71.66%
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
1595 1506 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.85% 30.69% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1273 1198
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,726 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) COBIT
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) Social Media
2 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) BCP
2 3 (50.00%) Process Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Web Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Web Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Compliance Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Creative Web Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Creative Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (50.00%) Social Media
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) BCP
2 3 (50.00%) Process Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (50.00%) SEO
2 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe