Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1141 1175 1176
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1 +136
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 57 43 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.023% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.056% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 73
UK median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -28.42% +26.67%
10th Percentile £36,087 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,825 £47,600 £57,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £34,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -29.17% +21.52%

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 76731 77099 91683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 40.87% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 57773 63322 73444
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +54 56 £45,250 +33.09% 5
London +28 32 £50,000 +26.58% 2
UK excluding London +31 25 £42,500 +25.00% 3
North of England +7 9 £42,500 +14.09% 2
North West +2 9 £42,500 +14.09% 1
Midlands +22 7 - - 1
West Midlands +4 7 - - 1
South West +31 4 £51,250 +67.70%
South East +52 3 £43,000 +34.38%
Wales - 1 £35,050 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 49 (85.96%) Data Protection
2 27 (47.37%) Management Information System
3 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (29.82%) Service Delivery
4 17 (29.82%) Legal
5 16 (28.07%) Information Security
5 16 (28.07%) Project Management
5 16 (28.07%) ITIL
6 13 (22.81%) Windows
7 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.05%) CISSP
7 12 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (21.05%) Degree
7 12 (21.05%) ITIL V3
8 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (19.30%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
8 11 (19.30%) Service Management
9 10 (17.54%) Information Management
9 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
10 9 (15.79%) Change Management
10 9 (15.79%) Problem Management
10 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 9 (15.79%) GDPR
11 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
11 8 (14.04%) Performance Management
11 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
11 8 (14.04%) CISM
11 8 (14.04%) Law
12 7 (12.28%) assyst

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 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) assyst
2 1 (1.75%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 6 (10.53%) DMZ
2 6 (10.53%) LAN
2 6 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) Intranet
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) DSL
4 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
4 1 (1.75%) VLAN
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (29.82%) Legal
2 8 (14.04%) Law
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Finance
5 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Local Government
6 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Forensic Investigator
4 5 (8.77%) Information Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Data Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) ICT Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Database Manager
6 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) CGI
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (47.37%) Management Information System
2 19 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (21.05%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (19.30%) Freedom of Information Act
5 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
6 7 (12.28%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (7.02%) CESG
7 4 (7.02%) e-Learning
7 4 (7.02%) User Experience
8 3 (5.26%) NHS
9 1 (1.75%) CCTV
9 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Data Protection
2 17 (29.82%) Service Delivery
3 16 (28.07%) Information Security
3 16 (28.07%) ITIL
3 16 (28.07%) Project Management
4 12 (21.05%) ITIL V3
5 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (19.30%) Service Management
5 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
6 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
6 10 (17.54%) Information Management
7 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 9 (15.79%) Problem Management
8 8 (14.04%) Performance Management
9 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (12.28%) Digital Forensics
9 7 (12.28%) Information Governance
9 7 (12.28%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (12.28%) SIEM
10 5 (8.77%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) C#
2 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) C
4 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) CISSP
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) CISM
3 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (7.02%) SANS
5 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.75%) ECDL
5 1 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) GDPR
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (7.02%) RMADS
4 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (5.26%) SLA
5 2 (3.51%) GMP
5 2 (3.51%) ISO 14001
5 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.51%) QA
6 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.75%) IASME
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) QRadar
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) Capita
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) Freshdesk
6 1 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (1.75%) Spiceworks
6 1 (1.75%) Tableau