The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 907 838
Rank change year-on-year +52 -69  
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 18 21 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.023% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.051% 0.055% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 44
England median annual salary £47,750 £41,500 £43,627
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.06% -4.87%  
10th Percentile £41,250 £29,500 £33,338
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,750 £42,000 £43,627
% change year-on-year +13.69% -3.72%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35476 38220 42886
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 42.46% 41.49% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 40101 46512 52033
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Freedom of Information as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Freedom of Information within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +28 10 - - 2
Midlands +23 10 - - 2
North of England -13 3 £42,500 +14.86%
North West -38 3 £42,500 +30.76%
London +22 2 £58,750 +38.23% 1
South East +44 1 £43,000 -40.68%
South West - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Freedom of Information
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 24 (92.31%) Data Protection
2 18 (69.23%) Information Security
3 17 (65.38%) Management Information System
4 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 14 (53.85%) Incident Management
5 14 (53.85%) Service Delivery
5 14 (53.85%) ITIL
6 13 (50.00%) CISSP
6 13 (50.00%) CISM
6 13 (50.00%) Service Management
6 13 (50.00%) assyst
6 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 13 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 13 (50.00%) SIEM
7 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (38.46%) Digital Forensics
7 10 (38.46%) Cyber Attack
7 10 (38.46%) IBM
7 10 (38.46%) QRadar
7 10 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
8 8 (30.77%) Security Operations
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (19.23%) Change Management
10 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
10 4 (15.38%) CESG

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (50.00%) assyst
2 3 (11.54%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Security Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Security Operations Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Information Officer
5 4 (15.38%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (15.38%) Security Officer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Governance Officer
6 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
6 2 (7.69%) IT Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (38.46%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (15.38%) CESG
5 4 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (11.54%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (7.69%) e-Learning
7 2 (7.69%) User Experience
8 1 (3.85%) CCTV
8 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Data Protection
2 18 (69.23%) Information Security
3 14 (53.85%) Incident Management
3 14 (53.85%) ITIL
3 14 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 13 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 13 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 13 (50.00%) Service Management
4 13 (50.00%) SIEM
5 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (38.46%) Digital Forensics
5 10 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
6 8 (30.77%) Security Operations
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (15.38%) Information Management
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Cryptography
9 3 (11.54%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) CISM
2 13 (50.00%) CISSP
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) CISA
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.85%) ECDL
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.54%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) QRadar
2 1 (3.85%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Freshdesk
3 1 (3.85%) Spiceworks