Period
to 19 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1080 1149 1141
Rank change year-on-year +69 -8 +93
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 38 49 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.069% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 29 39 38
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,887 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.54% +29.08% -28.42%
10th Percentile £37,710 £32,890 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £67,750 £40,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,642 £43,887 £33,500
% change year-on-year +17.67% +31.01% -29.47%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 63,490 70,603 68,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.21% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 48,613 55,235 55,737
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 11 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. 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
England +77 38 £45,000 - 16
London +29 27 £45,000 +2.86% 8
UK excluding London +63 11 £51,642 +17.67% 8
North of England +46 4 £59,067 +37.36% 4
Midlands +26 4 £43,569 - 3
North West +28 3 £52,284 +41.19% 3
West Midlands +19 3 £45,750 - 2
South East +33 2 £21,500 -64.75%
Yorkshire +50 1 £70,000 +32.94% 1
East Midlands - 1 £43,569 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 21 (55.26%) Data Protection
2 14 (36.84%) GDPR
3 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
4 12 (31.58%) Information Security
5 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
5 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) MySQL
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle
5 11 (28.95%) Linux
5 11 (28.95%) OCP
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle Certification
5 11 (28.95%) Shell Script
5 11 (28.95%) Data Guard
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database
5 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 7 (18.42%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.79%) Coaching
10 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
10 5 (13.16%) e-Learning
10 5 (13.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (13.16%) Remedy
10 5 (13.16%) ERP

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.63%) assyst
2 1 (2.63%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) G Suite
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.63%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Intranet
2 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) MySQL
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle Database 12c
1 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Hudson
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
1 4 (10.53%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) DBA
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (13.16%) ERP Trainer
2 5 (13.16%) Trainer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Information Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Head of IT
4 2 (5.26%) Information Governance Officer
4 2 (5.26%) Information Officer
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Records Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Healthcare Manager
5 1 (2.63%) HR Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Principal Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (18.42%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (13.16%) e-Learning
3 5 (13.16%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.63%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.63%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.63%) NHS
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Data Protection
2 12 (31.58%) Information Security
3 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Coaching
6 5 (13.16%) ERP
6 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) Information Management
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.89%) Data Security
8 3 (7.89%) Information Governance
8 3 (7.89%) Line Management
8 3 (7.89%) Records Management
8 3 (7.89%) Service Management
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
1 11 (28.95%) Shell Script
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) OCP
2 11 (28.95%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) CISSP
5 2 (5.26%) CISMP
6 1 (2.63%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.63%) CISM
6 1 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.63%) ISEB
6 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) GDPR
2 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Data Guard
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Remedy
3 2 (5.26%) OpenText
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) Hotjar
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Qualys
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore