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

Freedom of Information (FOI)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1178 1243
Rank change year-on-year +43 +65 -51
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 67 32 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.018% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.088% 0.041% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 50
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.58% +0.59%
10th Percentile £32,356 £35,490 £30,785
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,625 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% -12.37% +36.14%

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 76,005 77,377 88,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.53% 43.57% 43.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58,721 60,449 72,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,423 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.07% -0.18% +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 July 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 18 July 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 +41 66 £42,500 - 18
UK excluding London +17 48 £43,500 +2.35% 13
Midlands +13 21 £40,500 +20.90% 5
West Midlands +30 20 £40,500 +20.90% 2
London +23 19 £39,225 -0.70% 6
North of England +25 17 £52,500 +23.53%
Yorkshire +40 16 £52,577 +50.22%
East of England +18 5 £40,000 -
South East -3 4 £34,809 -34.01% 3
Wales +15 1 - -
North West +4 1 £43,000 +1.18%
East Midlands - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 56 (83.58%) Data Protection
2 42 (62.69%) GDPR
3 32 (47.76%) Information Security
4 27 (40.30%) Management Information System
5 23 (34.33%) Legal
6 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
6 17 (25.37%) CISM
6 17 (25.37%) CISSP
6 17 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (22.39%) Information Governance
8 14 (20.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (20.90%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (20.90%) Security Management
9 13 (19.40%) Data Security
9 13 (19.40%) ITIL
9 13 (19.40%) Freedom of Information Act
9 13 (19.40%) Information Management
9 13 (19.40%) Records Management
10 12 (17.91%) CISA
11 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (14.93%) CESG
11 10 (14.93%) Service Management
11 10 (14.93%) Information Security Management
11 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (13.43%) Business Continuity
12 9 (13.43%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (13.43%) Problem Management
12 9 (13.43%) Information Assurance
13 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity

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 (5.97%) CMS
1 4 (5.97%) Drupal
1 4 (5.97%) Joomla!
1 4 (5.97%) WordPress
1 4 (5.97%) Zope
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (5.97%) InDesign
1 4 (5.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) assyst
1 6 (8.96%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Network Security
2 2 (2.99%) SMS
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Power BI
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 23 (34.33%) Legal
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Advertising
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Information Manager
2 12 (17.91%) Information Officer
3 11 (16.42%) Governance Manager
3 11 (16.42%) Information Governance Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Security Officer
5 9 (13.43%) Data Protection Officer
5 9 (13.43%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (8.96%) Compliance Officer
6 6 (8.96%) Head of Information
6 6 (8.96%) Information Security Compliance Officer
6 6 (8.96%) Security Compliance Officer
6 6 (8.96%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Head of Information Management
8 4 (5.97%) Auditor
8 4 (5.97%) Developer
8 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Web Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
1 4 (5.97%) CSS
1 4 (5.97%) Django
1 4 (5.97%) Flash
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
1 4 (5.97%) jQuery
1 4 (5.97%) XML
1 4 (5.97%) XSLT
2 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.30%) Management Information System
2 14 (20.90%) Data Protection Act
3 13 (19.40%) Freedom of Information Act
4 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (14.93%) CESG
5 7 (10.45%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
6 6 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (5.97%) BYOD
8 3 (4.48%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (2.99%) NHS
10 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.49%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.49%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Unix
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (83.58%) Data Protection
2 32 (47.76%) Information Security
3 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
4 15 (22.39%) Information Governance
5 14 (20.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (20.90%) Security Management
6 13 (19.40%) Data Security
6 13 (19.40%) Information Management
6 13 (19.40%) ITIL
6 13 (19.40%) Records Management
7 10 (14.93%) Information Security Management
7 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.93%) Service Management
7 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.43%) Business Continuity
8 9 (13.43%) Information Assurance
8 9 (13.43%) Problem Management
8 9 (13.43%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
9 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
1 4 (5.97%) PHP
1 4 (5.97%) Python
2 3 (4.48%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) CISM
1 17 (25.37%) CISSP
2 12 (17.91%) CISA
3 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (62.69%) GDPR
2 17 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (11.94%) PCI DSS
4 6 (8.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (8.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (8.96%) QA
5 4 (5.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (4.48%) COBIT
6 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.49%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe
3 3 (4.48%) Tableau
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) SAP