Period
to 17 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 532 537 616
Rank change year-on-year +5 +79 +18
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 300 455 539
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.01% 1.09% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 240 303 445
10th Percentile £28,672 £28,500 £27,806
25th Percentile £34,125 £32,625 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.33%
75th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,104 £73,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +11.11%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 29,821 41,583 56,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.83% 40.57% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22,169 32,196 43,117
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,696 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.28%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +10.00%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Local Government in England.

Salary trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Local Government in England over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Local Government in England

Local Government
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the England region over the 6 months to 17 April 2021. 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
London +33 79 £55,000 +22.22% 18
North of England +27 68 £41,799 +4.82% 41
South West +20 50 £43,615 -3.08% 19
South East +63 47 £40,000 -14.44% 14
North West +34 30 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Midlands 0 28 £45,000 +13.59% 26
Yorkshire -15 28 £36,160 -4.21% 26
West Midlands +1 23 £45,636 -29.79% 16
North East +17 10 £32,000 -12.33% 4
East of England +33 8 £75,000 +50.00% 7
East Midlands -10 5 £36,000 +21.47% 10
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, IT jobs citing Local Government 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 England region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 101 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (24.67%) Public Sector
3 67 (22.33%) Degree
4 65 (21.67%) Finance
5 64 (21.33%) DevOps
6 62 (20.67%) Azure
7 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
8 54 (18.00%) Project Management
9 50 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 47 (15.67%) JavaScript
11 46 (15.33%) Scrum
12 44 (14.67%) SQL Server
12 44 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (14.33%) .NET
13 43 (14.33%) Management Information System
14 42 (14.00%) C#
15 41 (13.67%) CSS
16 38 (12.67%) Internet
17 37 (12.33%) ITIL
17 37 (12.33%) AWS
18 36 (12.00%) HTML
18 36 (12.00%) C
19 35 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
19 35 (11.67%) Project Delivery
20 33 (11.00%) React
20 33 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (10.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 31 (10.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 30 (10.00%) Mentoring
23 30 (10.00%) Business Case

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (2.67%) Drupal
3 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.33%) Smallworld
5 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.00%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.33%) Adobe XD
5 4 (1.33%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.33%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.33%) Sketch
6 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.67%) InVision
6 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.67%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 62 (20.67%) Azure
2 37 (12.33%) AWS
3 29 (9.67%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (4.67%) IaaS
4 14 (4.67%) PaaS
5 13 (4.33%) Amazon S3
6 12 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.67%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (3.67%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (3.67%) CloudFront
7 11 (3.67%) Heroku
7 11 (3.67%) Serverless
7 11 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (3.00%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.33%) GCP
10 6 (2.00%) Azure Machine Learning
10 6 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.67%) Internet
2 16 (5.33%) Firewall
3 12 (4.00%) DNS
4 10 (3.33%) WAN
5 9 (3.00%) LAN
6 5 (1.67%) DHCP
7 4 (1.33%) Intranet
7 4 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.00%) PBX
8 3 (1.00%) Skype
8 3 (1.00%) WLAN
9 2 (0.67%) 5G
9 2 (0.67%) ADSL
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.67%) DWDM
9 2 (0.67%) MPLS
9 2 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.67%) SSH
9 2 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.67%) Big Data
3 20 (6.67%) GIS
4 15 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (2.67%) Power BI
6 8 (2.67%) QlikView
7 6 (2.00%) Tableau
8 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.67%) QGIS
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.33%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 18 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.00%) RSpec
2 9 (3.00%) webpack
3 8 (2.67%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.33%) CircleCI
4 4 (1.33%) Grunt
4 4 (1.33%) gulp
4 4 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (0.67%) git-flow
5 2 (0.67%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.67%) Mocha
5 2 (0.67%) Storybook
6 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (24.67%) Public Sector
2 65 (21.67%) Finance
3 22 (7.33%) Legal
3 22 (7.33%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.33%) Marketing
5 9 (3.00%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.33%) Fire and Rescue
7 6 (2.00%) Police
7 6 (2.00%) Retail
8 4 (1.33%) Banking
8 4 (1.33%) Billing
8 4 (1.33%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.33%) Social Housing
9 3 (1.00%) Housing Association
9 3 (1.00%) Law
10 2 (0.67%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (22.67%) Developer
2 36 (12.00%) Consultant
3 24 (8.00%) Architect
4 22 (7.33%) Analyst
4 22 (7.33%) Technical Consultant
5 17 (5.67%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.67%) Software Engineer
7 13 (4.33%) Designer
7 13 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.33%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.33%) Fibre Planner
9 10 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 8 (2.67%) Systems Developer
12 7 (2.33%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.33%) Business Manager
12 7 (2.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.33%) .NET
2 41 (13.67%) CSS
3 36 (12.00%) HTML
4 33 (11.00%) React
5 22 (7.33%) AngularJS
6 21 (7.00%) Web Services
7 20 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 19 (6.33%) .NET Core
9 17 (5.67%) Node.js
10 13 (4.33%) jQuery
10 13 (4.33%) Sass
11 11 (3.67%) Angular 2
11 11 (3.67%) REST
11 11 (3.67%) Sinatra
12 8 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.67%) HTML5
13 7 (2.33%) XML
14 6 (2.00%) ASP.NET
14 6 (2.00%) CSS3
14 6 (2.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.33%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.00%) User Experience
3 26 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (8.00%) Internet of Things
5 12 (4.00%) NHS
6 11 (3.67%) Blog
6 11 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (3.00%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.67%) Fibre Optics
9 8 (2.67%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.67%) LLPG
11 5 (1.67%) NLPG
12 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.33%) Windows
2 20 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.33%) Unix
4 7 (2.33%) Linux
5 6 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.33%) Android
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.33%) DevOps
3 54 (18.00%) Project Management
4 46 (15.33%) Scrum
5 44 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
6 37 (12.33%) ITIL
7 35 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (11.67%) Project Delivery
8 33 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (10.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 31 (10.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 30 (10.00%) Business Case
11 30 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 29 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (9.33%) IT Strategy
14 26 (8.67%) Service Design
14 26 (8.67%) Use Case
15 24 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
16 23 (7.67%) DSDM
16 23 (7.67%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.67%) JavaScript
2 42 (14.00%) C#
3 36 (12.00%) C
4 27 (9.00%) SQL
5 22 (7.33%) ES6
6 20 (6.67%) Ruby
7 17 (5.67%) Java
7 17 (5.67%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.67%) Python
9 12 (4.00%) PHP
10 6 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.33%) Perl
12 3 (1.00%) VBA
13 2 (0.67%) Clojure
13 2 (0.67%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.67%) Groovy
13 2 (0.67%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.67%) Lisp
14 1 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 67 (22.33%) Degree
2 50 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 29 (9.67%) SC Cleared
4 27 (9.00%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.67%) MCSA
6 11 (3.67%) MCSE
7 10 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.00%) CCNA
8 9 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.00%) DBS Check
9 8 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.33%) MCP
11 3 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.67%) CCNP
12 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.67%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.00%) QA
3 8 (2.67%) GDPR
4 5 (1.67%) BS7666
4 5 (1.67%) PMO
4 5 (1.67%) SLA
5 4 (1.33%) WAI
5 4 (1.33%) WCAG
6 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 22 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.00%) Docker
3 11 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.00%) vSphere
4 6 (2.00%) XenApp
4 6 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.33%) Varnish
6 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.67%) Kubernetes
1 11 (3.67%) Terraform
2 8 (2.67%) SCCM
3 4 (1.33%) SCOM
3 4 (1.33%) WSUS
4 3 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 58 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.00%) VMware
3 13 (4.33%) Citrix
4 12 (4.00%) Northgate
5 11 (3.67%) Cisco
6 10 (3.33%) Google
7 9 (3.00%) Adobe
7 9 (3.00%) NEC
8 8 (2.67%) Xamarin
9 6 (2.00%) Oracle
9 6 (2.00%) Veeam
10 4 (1.33%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.33%) Apple
10 4 (1.33%) BT
10 4 (1.33%) Capita
10 4 (1.33%) HP
10 4 (1.33%) Virgin Media
10 4 (1.33%) Workday
11 3 (1.00%) BiZZdesign
11 3 (1.00%) Sparx