Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 957 1067 1124
Rank change year-on-year +110 +57 +1
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 15 39 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.034% 0.070% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 38
England median annual salary £41,750 £45,000 £44,444
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% +1.25% +30.72%
10th Percentile £27,500 £37,710 £34,635
90th Percentile £64,250 £65,750 £67,750
UK median annual salary £42,625 £45,000 £43,887
% change year-on-year -5.28% +2.54% +29.08%

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 44,128 55,898 63,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.81% 39.76% 38.66%
Number of salaries quoted 34,123 42,843 50,118
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 6 months to 26 February 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 26 February 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 +66 9 £38,750 -13.89% 5
South West - 2 £60,651 -
East of England +62 1 - - 1
North West +54 1 £41,000 -21.58%
South East +51 1 £100,000 +365.12% 2
North of England +49 1 £41,000 -30.59%
Midlands +33 1 £60,000 +37.71% 1
West Midlands +32 1 £60,000 +31.15%
Freedom of Information
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 10 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) GDPR
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (26.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (26.67%) Decision-Making
5 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
5 4 (26.67%) Social Media
6 3 (20.00%) Data Mapping
6 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) Data Security
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Legal
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) RMADS

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 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) DSL
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Data Protection Officer
2 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Chief Information Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Assistant
3 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (26.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (26.67%) Social Media
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Animation
4 1 (6.67%) CESG
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (6.67%) PDA
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Decision-Making
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (20.00%) Data Security
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
5 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance
5 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) GDPR
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) RMADS
3 1 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (6.67%) NIST
3 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) SAP