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 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 219 214 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.019% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.058% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £48,000 £27,600 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £27,600 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+63.04% -26.40%
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
1895 1734 2036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.36% 32.11% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1417 1721
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 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
(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 -6 2 £48,000 +73.91%
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
Freedom of Information
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) CESG
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 6 (66.67%) CISA
2 6 (66.67%) CISM
2 6 (66.67%) Information Management
2 6 (66.67%) CISMP
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 3 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (33.33%) HTML5
3 3 (33.33%) Social Media
3 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) RMADS
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (33.33%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Adobe
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
General
1 3 (33.33%) Legal
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Security Advisor
2 3 (33.33%) Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Creative Web Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Creative Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Web Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Web Designer
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) CESG
2 3 (33.33%) RMADS
2 3 (33.33%) Social Media
2 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 6 (66.67%) Information Management
2 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (33.33%) Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CISA
1 6 (66.67%) CISM
1 6 (66.67%) CISMP
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Adobe