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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
Rank 852 917 922
Rank change year-on-year +65 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 12 32 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.031% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.037% 0.076% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 26
Median salary £35,000 £48,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.83% +18.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £34,600 £33,738
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £72,500 £67,500
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32416 42370 42058
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.32% 40.97% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26111 33821 33220
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 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
England +73 8 £30,500 -37.11% 2
Birmingham - 4 £33,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £33,500 - 1
South West +26 3 £30,500 -15.27%
Gloucestershire - 3 £30,500 -
Gloucester - 3 £30,500 -
Glasgow +23 1 £50,000 -
Scotland +21 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -

Freedom of Information
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 35 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 20 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 20 (50.00%) Information Security
3 19 (47.50%) ITIL
3 19 (47.50%) ITIL V3
4 17 (42.50%) Management Information System
5 15 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 15 (37.50%) Service Management
5 15 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 14 (35.00%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
6 14 (35.00%) IT Governance
6 14 (35.00%) assyst
6 14 (35.00%) QA
6 14 (35.00%) Problem Management
6 14 (35.00%) SIEM
6 14 (35.00%) IT Audit
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 14 (35.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (35.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 14 (35.00%) CESG
6 14 (35.00%) Sentinel
6 14 (35.00%) Cryptography

Freedom of Information
Top Related 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 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (35.00%) assyst
1 14 (35.00%) Sentinel
2 4 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Information Officer
2 14 (35.00%) Security Officer
3 12 (30.00%) Information Security Officer
4 7 (17.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Information Governance Officer
6 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Information Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Governance Manager
8 2 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
8 2 (5.00%) Junior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Junior C# Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) CSS
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
1 7 (17.50%) JSON
1 7 (17.50%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) Software Packaging
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) Dropwizard
4 3 (7.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Management Information System
2 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (35.00%) CESG
2 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (35.00%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 3 (7.50%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
1 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Data Protection
2 20 (50.00%) Information Security
2 20 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 19 (47.50%) ITIL
3 19 (47.50%) ITIL V3
4 15 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 15 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 15 (37.50%) Service Management
5 14 (35.00%) Change Management
5 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
5 14 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 14 (35.00%) Cryptography
5 14 (35.00%) Data Security
5 14 (35.00%) IT Audit
5 14 (35.00%) IT Governance
5 14 (35.00%) Problem Management
5 14 (35.00%) SIEM
6 13 (32.50%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) CISA
2 14 (35.00%) CISM
2 14 (35.00%) CISSP
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (15.00%) MCSE
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.50%) MCP
4 5 (12.50%) MCSA
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) OCP
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (35.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (35.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 14 (35.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (35.00%) QA
3 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
1 5 (12.50%) VMware
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