Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1163 1220
Rank change year-on-year +54 +57 -36
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 64 44 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.025% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.056% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 47 28 50
UK median annual salary £40,500 £46,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.90% +17.72% -17.71%
10th Percentile £31,961 £35,063 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,250 £67,788 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +25.00% -22.07%

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 73,498 78,444 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.48% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 56,800 59,079 67,563
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,000 £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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in the UK

Freedom of Information
Top 13 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 18 September 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 +53 63 £40,500 -19.00% 12
UK excluding London +36 44 £40,500 -4.71% 11
London +35 20 £39,225 -21.55% 2
North of England +19 16 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Midlands +21 15 £40,500 - 1
West Midlands +28 14 £40,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 14 £55,000 -
South East +11 7 £34,809 -34.01% 3
East of England +22 4 £40,000 -
North West +14 2 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Wales +5 1 - -
South West -7 1 £33,500 -39.09% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 48 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 35 (54.69%) GDPR
3 32 (50.00%) Information Security
4 26 (40.63%) Management Information System
5 18 (28.13%) Risk Management
5 18 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (26.56%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (26.56%) Freedom of Information Act
6 17 (26.56%) CISM
6 17 (26.56%) CISSP
7 15 (23.44%) Legal
8 14 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (20.31%) Data Security
9 13 (20.31%) CISA
9 13 (20.31%) ITIL
9 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (18.75%) Problem Management
10 12 (18.75%) Security Management
10 12 (18.75%) Records Management
11 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (17.19%) CESG
12 10 (15.63%) Business Continuity
12 10 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (15.63%) Service Management
13 9 (14.06%) Project Management
13 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
13 9 (14.06%) Information Management
13 9 (14.06%) PCI DSS
14 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 (6.25%) CMS
1 4 (6.25%) Drupal
1 4 (6.25%) Joomla!
1 4 (6.25%) WordPress
1 4 (6.25%) Zope
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.25%) InDesign
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) assyst
1 7 (10.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Power BI
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Toad
General
1 15 (23.44%) Legal
2 5 (7.81%) Advertising
3 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Information Officer
1 11 (17.19%) Security Officer
2 10 (15.63%) Information Security Officer
3 9 (14.06%) Information Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Compliance Officer
5 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 7 (10.94%) Security Compliance Officer
5 7 (10.94%) Security Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Governance Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Information Governance Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Head of Information
7 5 (7.81%) Head of Information Management
7 5 (7.81%) Head of Technology
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
1 4 (6.25%) CSS
1 4 (6.25%) Django
1 4 (6.25%) Flash
1 4 (6.25%) HTML
1 4 (6.25%) jQuery
1 4 (6.25%) XML
1 4 (6.25%) XSLT
2 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Management Information System
2 17 (26.56%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (26.56%) Freedom of Information Act
3 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (17.19%) CESG
5 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
5 7 (10.94%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (6.25%) BYOD
7 3 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.56%) Linked Data
9 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Linux
1 1 (1.56%) Unix
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 32 (50.00%) Information Security
3 18 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 14 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (20.31%) Data Security
5 13 (20.31%) ITIL
5 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (18.75%) Problem Management
6 12 (18.75%) Records Management
6 12 (18.75%) Security Management
7 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (15.63%) Business Continuity
8 10 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (15.63%) Service Management
9 9 (14.06%) Information Management
9 9 (14.06%) Project Management
9 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
10 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
10 8 (12.50%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) R
2 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.25%) PHP
2 4 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) CISM
1 17 (26.56%) CISSP
2 13 (20.31%) CISA
3 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (9.38%) Degree
6 4 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (54.69%) GDPR
2 18 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (14.06%) PCI DSS
4 7 (10.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (10.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (10.94%) QA
5 5 (7.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (4.69%) COBIT
6 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.56%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.38%) Tableau
2 4 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.56%) Capita
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) SAP