The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 - 120
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.22% - 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% - 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Median salary £33,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £48,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -27.83% +38.57%  

Freedom of Information is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 643 973 615
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.87% 41.02% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 448 621 510
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Freedom of Information as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in Birmingham

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in Birmingham

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (75.00%) Information Security
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (70.00%) Service Management
3 14 (70.00%) CISA
3 14 (70.00%) CISM
3 14 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (70.00%) Change Management
3 14 (70.00%) Data Security
3 14 (70.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (70.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (70.00%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL
3 14 (70.00%) CISSP
3 14 (70.00%) assyst
3 14 (70.00%) Incident Management
3 14 (70.00%) IT Governance
3 14 (70.00%) CESG
3 14 (70.00%) Sentinel
3 14 (70.00%) Cryptography
3 14 (70.00%) PCI DSS
3 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) QA
3 14 (70.00%) Problem Management
3 14 (70.00%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL V3
3 14 (70.00%) SIEM

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 14 (70.00%) assyst
1 14 (70.00%) Sentinel
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Security Officer
2 12 (60.00%) Information Officer
2 12 (60.00%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Officer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Governance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Information Governance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Information Systems Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) JSON
1 4 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (70.00%) CESG
1 14 (70.00%) Data Centre
1 14 (70.00%) Management Information System
1 14 (70.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 15 (75.00%) Information Security
3 14 (70.00%) Change Management
3 14 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 14 (70.00%) Cryptography
3 14 (70.00%) Data Security
3 14 (70.00%) Incident Management
3 14 (70.00%) IT Audit
3 14 (70.00%) IT Governance
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL V3
3 14 (70.00%) Problem Management
3 14 (70.00%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (70.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (70.00%) Service Management
3 14 (70.00%) SIEM
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) CISA
1 14 (70.00%) CISM
1 14 (70.00%) CISSP
1 14 (70.00%) ITIL Certification
1 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (70.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (70.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 14 (70.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft