Period
to 9 August 2020

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 6 months to 9 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 717 1033 1099
Rank change year-on-year +316 +66 +56
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 22 41 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.031% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 38 51
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,102 £31,961
90th Percentile £49,676 £50,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%

Freedom of Information is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,627 52,078 62,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.48% 39.22% 39.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18,474 39,352 48,092
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,140
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.71% +0.28%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Freedom of Information in England.

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in England

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Freedom of Information in England over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

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 6 months to 9 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +206 15 £41,581 -7.60%
South East +184 4 £45,000 +1.59%
Midlands +113 1 £18,813 -60.39% 1
East Midlands - 1 £18,813 - 1
Freedom of Information
UK

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, IT jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 17 (77.27%) Data Protection
2 12 (54.55%) Freedom of Information Act
2 12 (54.55%) Legal
3 11 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (45.45%) Records Management
5 9 (40.91%) Information Governance
5 9 (40.91%) GDPR
5 9 (40.91%) Information Management
6 8 (36.36%) Decision-Making
7 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) Law
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) Back Office
8 5 (22.73%) NHS
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) Google
8 5 (22.73%) QlikView
8 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) Data Quality
9 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.64%) Local Government

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) iTrent
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) QlikView
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (54.55%) Legal
2 7 (31.82%) Back Office
2 7 (31.82%) Law
3 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) Local Government
5 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Information Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Data Manager
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Manager
3 8 (36.36%) Governance Manager
3 8 (36.36%) Information Governance Manager
4 7 (31.82%) Data Governance Analyst
4 7 (31.82%) Data Governance Manager
5 5 (22.73%) Business Information Manager
5 5 (22.73%) Business Manager
6 4 (18.18%) Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Business Data Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Business Information Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Information Analyst
8 2 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Manager
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (9.09%) Senior Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Freedom of Information Act
2 11 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) NHS
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 3 (13.64%) Social Media
6 1 (4.55%) CMDB
6 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Data Protection
2 10 (45.45%) Records Management
3 9 (40.91%) Information Governance
3 9 (40.91%) Information Management
4 8 (36.36%) Decision-Making
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
7 3 (13.64%) Line Management
7 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
9 1 (4.55%) Benchmarking
9 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security
9 1 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ECDL
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) GDPR
2 4 (18.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Capita