Period
to 27 April 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 27 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 289 340
Rank change year-on-year -10 +51 -37
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 14 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.17% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.43% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £33,500 £39,725
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.90% -15.67% -6.53%
10th Percentile £38,250 £32,750 £29,703
90th Percentile £63,550 £34,250 £58,600
England median annual salary £40,500 £32,320 £46,250
% change year-on-year +25.31% -30.12% -7.50%

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 3,700 3,731 4,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.52% 38.65% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,651 2,891 3,266
West Midlands median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,647 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.92% -1.89% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -17 13 £40,500 +20.90% 3
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) GDPR
2 8 (57.14%) Legal
3 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (50.00%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) CISSP
4 6 (42.86%) CISM
4 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (42.86%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (28.57%) Security Management
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (21.43%) assyst
6 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
6 3 (21.43%) CESG
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
6 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
6 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
6 3 (21.43%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) assyst
General
1 8 (57.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Data Protection Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Information Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Compliance Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Information
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) BYOD
3 3 (21.43%) CESG
3 3 (21.43%) Cyberattack
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Security Management
5 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
5 3 (21.43%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (21.43%) Information Assurance
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISM
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) GDPR
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft