Period
to 18 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Freedom of Information in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 316 354
Rank change year-on-year +30 +38 -46
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 20 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.13% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.32% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £33,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.90% +8.06% -35.42%
10th Percentile £38,250 £32,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £63,550 £34,250 £32,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,761 4,057 4,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.08% 40.38% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,679 3,270 3,544
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Freedom of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Freedom of Information as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Freedom of Information in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Freedom of Information in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Freedom of Information in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Freedom of Information in the West Midlands

Freedom of Information
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +2 18 £40,500 +20.90%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Freedom of Information
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 12 (60.00%) Legal
2 12 (60.00%) GDPR
3 11 (55.00%) Information Security
3 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (55.00%) Management Information System
3 11 (55.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (50.00%) CISM
4 10 (50.00%) CISSP
4 10 (50.00%) CESG
5 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
6 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
6 6 (30.00%) assyst
6 6 (30.00%) Sentinel
6 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (30.00%) Service Management
6 6 (30.00%) CISA
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (30.00%) Change Management
6 6 (30.00%) Data Security
6 6 (30.00%) IT Audit
6 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) QA

Freedom of Information
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) assyst
1 6 (30.00%) Sentinel
General
1 12 (60.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Security Officer
2 9 (45.00%) Information Officer
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security Officer
3 6 (30.00%) Compliance Officer
3 6 (30.00%) Data Protection Officer
3 6 (30.00%) Information Security Compliance Officer
3 6 (30.00%) Security Compliance Officer
4 3 (15.00%) Auditor
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Information
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (50.00%) CESG
3 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (20.00%) BYOD
5 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 11 (55.00%) Information Security
2 11 (55.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
4 6 (30.00%) Data Security
4 6 (30.00%) IT Audit
4 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 6 (30.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CISM
1 10 (50.00%) CISSP
2 6 (30.00%) CISA
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) GDPR
2 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (30.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (30.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (30.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft