Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 295 310
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Freedom of Information 4 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.27% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.74% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 6
West Midlands median annual salary - £34,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -29.17% -4.00%
England median annual salary £45,500 £34,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +33.82% -28.42% -5.00%

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 3,532 3,804 3,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.21% 36.23% 32.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,658 2,779 2,743
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +7.61%

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
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 20 January 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 +1 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Freedom of Information
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Freedom of Information also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Freedom of Information.

1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Cyberattack
2 3 (75.00%) QRadar
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) assyst
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act

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 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) assyst
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Cyberattack
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISM
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM