Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK

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 3 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 774 989 1104
Rank change year-on-year +215 +115 -252
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 62 43 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.039% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.091% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 30 54
10th Percentile £30,080 £27,889 £32,949
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,900 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,900 £47,625 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.08% +12.06% -4.28%
75th Percentile £57,106 £70,000 £51,876
90th Percentile £76,125 £75,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,650 £43,000 £38,635
% change year-on-year +27.09% +11.30% -12.98%

All Generic Skills
UK

Freedom of Information is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,834 47,174 64,907
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.48% 42.30% 45.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20,453 25,673 33,402
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,325 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £83,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Freedom of Information.

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Freedom of Information over the 6 months to 3 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 14 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 3 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +223 56 £53,000 +11.58% 15
UK excluding London +118 39 £54,650 +27.09% 15
Work from Home +145 30 £54,650 +22.35% 10
London +195 19 £52,900 -24.43% 4
Midlands +67 18 £54,650 +68.15% 4
West Midlands +68 15 £54,650 +68.15% 1
North of England +114 8 £28,975 -32.62% 4
South West +28 8 £75,000 -25.00% 4
North East +7 4 £28,975 -39.32% 1
Yorkshire +96 3 £54,000 +13.68%
South East +74 3 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 3
Scotland - 2 £35,866 - 1
North West +47 1 £47,000 +16.05% 3

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (1.61%) Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) DTS
3 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 21 (33.87%) Legal
2 13 (20.97%) Social Skills
3 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.52%) Finance
5 8 (12.90%) Local Government
6 5 (8.06%) Influencing Skills
6 5 (8.06%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (8.06%) Public Sector
7 4 (6.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.61%) Billing
8 1 (1.61%) Law
8 1 (1.61%) Marketing
8 1 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.61%) Police
8 1 (1.61%) Retail
8 1 (1.61%) Social Science
8 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Governance Manager
2 12 (19.35%) Data Manager
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Data Governance Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Data Governance Manager
4 8 (12.90%) Lead
4 8 (12.90%) Strategy Manager
5 6 (9.68%) Information Manager
5 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.68%) Risk Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Head of IT
6 5 (8.06%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Personal Assistant
7 4 (6.45%) Senior
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) EDI
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Management Information System
2 14 (22.58%) Taxonomies
3 8 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (12.90%) Distributed Systems
3 8 (12.90%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (6.45%) NHS
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
1 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Data Protection
2 20 (32.26%) Information Management
3 19 (30.65%) Risk Management
4 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (25.81%) Information Security
5 15 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (22.58%) Analytics
6 14 (22.58%) Data Modelling
6 14 (22.58%) Data Science
6 14 (22.58%) Master Data Management
6 14 (22.58%) Microservices
6 14 (22.58%) Ontologies
6 14 (22.58%) Technology Strategy
7 13 (20.97%) Data Governance
7 13 (20.97%) Project Management
8 12 (19.35%) Analytics Management
8 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (19.35%) Design Thinking
8 12 (19.35%) Information Assurance
9 11 (17.74%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.45%) PMP
2 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.61%) ECDL
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) GDPR
2 5 (8.06%) ISO 22301
3 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (4.84%) NIST
5 2 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.61%) GRC
6 1 (1.61%) NCSC
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) SAP