Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1076 1147 1176
Rank change year-on-year +71 +29 +11
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 59 56 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.082% 0.070% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 43 43 35
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +32.35% -28.42%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,033 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £67,850 £48,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +1.76% +25.00% -29.17%

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 72,307 80,174 80,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.20% 44.35% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56,185 60,499 65,925
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 12 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 14 November 2018. 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 +62 59 £45,000 -0.55% 17
UK excluding London +43 40 £43,250 +1.76% 12
London +44 19 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North of England +28 18 £52,284 +23.02% 4
Yorkshire - 13 £57,500 - 1
Midlands +20 9 - - 5
West Midlands +26 8 - - 5
South East +17 7 £34,809 -19.05%
East of England +36 5 £40,000 - 2
North West +7 5 £52,284 +23.02% 3
South West -1 1 £33,500 -33.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 44 (74.58%) Data Protection
2 30 (50.85%) Information Security
3 28 (47.46%) GDPR
4 22 (37.29%) Management Information System
5 19 (32.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (23.73%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (22.03%) Freedom of Information Act
7 13 (22.03%) Legal
7 13 (22.03%) Risk Management
8 12 (20.34%) Data Security
8 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (20.34%) Records Management
9 11 (18.64%) CISSP
10 10 (16.95%) CISA
10 10 (16.95%) CISM
10 10 (16.95%) ITIL
10 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
10 10 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (15.25%) Degree
12 8 (13.56%) Service Management
12 8 (13.56%) Information Governance
13 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
13 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
13 7 (11.86%) Change Management
13 7 (11.86%) Security Management
13 7 (11.86%) Microsoft

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 4 (6.78%) CMS
1 4 (6.78%) Drupal
1 4 (6.78%) Joomla!
1 4 (6.78%) WordPress
1 4 (6.78%) Zope
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.78%) InDesign
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.78%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) assyst
1 5 (8.47%) Sentinel
1 5 (8.47%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.69%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) G Suite
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Network Security
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Intranet
3 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Power BI
2 2 (3.39%) EDMS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Hudson
2 4 (6.78%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 13 (22.03%) Legal
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Advertising
4 4 (6.78%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Local Government
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Analyst
1 9 (15.25%) Information Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Compliance Officer
2 6 (10.17%) Governance Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Information Governance Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Information Officer
2 6 (10.17%) Security Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Administrator
3 5 (8.47%) Developer
3 5 (8.47%) ERP Trainer
3 5 (8.47%) Head of Technology
3 5 (8.47%) Information Security Compliance Officer
3 5 (8.47%) Information Security Officer
3 5 (8.47%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Security Compliance Officer
3 5 (8.47%) Security Officer
3 5 (8.47%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Trainer
4 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
1 4 (6.78%) CSS
1 4 (6.78%) Django
1 4 (6.78%) Flash
1 4 (6.78%) HTML
1 4 (6.78%) jQuery
1 4 (6.78%) XML
1 4 (6.78%) XSLT
2 1 (1.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Management Information System
2 14 (23.73%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (22.03%) Freedom of Information Act
4 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.47%) CESG
5 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
5 5 (8.47%) e-Learning
5 5 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Linux
1 1 (1.69%) Unix
1 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Data Protection
2 30 (50.85%) Information Security
3 19 (32.20%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (22.03%) Risk Management
5 12 (20.34%) Data Security
5 12 (20.34%) Records Management
6 10 (16.95%) ITIL
6 10 (16.95%) Problem Management
6 10 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.56%) Information Governance
8 8 (13.56%) Service Management
9 7 (11.86%) Change Management
9 7 (11.86%) Security Management
9 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
10 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) R
2 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.78%) PHP
2 4 (6.78%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) CISSP
2 10 (16.95%) CISA
2 10 (16.95%) CISM
3 9 (15.25%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CISMP
7 1 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.69%) ISEB
7 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (47.46%) GDPR
2 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
4 5 (8.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (8.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (8.47%) QA
5 2 (3.39%) COBIT
5 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.69%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Tableau
3 5 (8.47%) Remedy
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe
5 2 (3.39%) OpenText
6 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Qualys
6 1 (1.69%) SAP