Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 556 535 632
Rank change year-on-year -21 +97 +25
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 522 220 416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.78% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 261 186 305
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,375 £29,100
25th Percentile £31,250 £36,000 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,230 £46,750 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.61% +10.23%
75th Percentile £53,750 £57,742 £61,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £42,365 £47,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -9.86% +1.08% +5.68%

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 66,739 30,091 64,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 59.18% 51.46% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 41,557 24,076 49,921
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £54,486
% change year-on-year +8.18% +0.94% +3.78%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -8 173 £41,351 -8.11% 38
North West -11 109 £41,374 -8.06% 20
London -154 106 £49,000 -10.91% 51
Midlands -24 94 £40,000 +11.11% 22
East of England -39 75 £42,925 -14.58% 9
West Midlands -3 73 £45,000 -10.84% 12
Yorkshire -31 58 £37,500 -6.25% 15
South East -96 57 £45,250 +11.73% 24
South West -41 42 £42,230 -12.48% 27
East Midlands -41 21 £32,500 -9.72% 9
North East -28 6 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 176 (33.72%) Public Sector
2 163 (31.23%) Social Skills
3 145 (27.78%) SQL
4 140 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (22.61%) Microsoft
6 113 (21.65%) Finance
7 107 (20.50%) Service Design
8 105 (20.11%) Security Cleared
9 103 (19.73%) .NET
10 98 (18.77%) NEC
10 98 (18.77%) Degree
10 98 (18.77%) Azure
11 94 (18.01%) Housing Association
12 93 (17.82%) C#
13 91 (17.43%) DevOps
14 89 (17.05%) DBS Check
15 86 (16.48%) JavaScript
16 80 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
17 75 (14.37%) Northgate
18 74 (14.18%) Project Management
19 72 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
20 66 (12.64%) HTML
21 65 (12.45%) SQL Server
21 65 (12.45%) NHS
22 63 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (11.88%) Social Housing
24 59 (11.30%) CSS
25 58 (11.11%) Housing Management
26 57 (10.92%) Asset Management
27 54 (10.34%) Analytics

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 19 (3.64%) IIS
2 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.96%) CMS
4 3 (0.57%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.38%) Jadu
5 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.30%) Sketch
4 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Simulink
8 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 98 (18.77%) Azure
2 54 (10.34%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (7.85%) Power Platform
4 23 (4.41%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (3.64%) PaaS
5 19 (3.64%) SaaS
6 18 (3.45%) Google Workspace
7 15 (2.87%) AWS
8 12 (2.30%) Azure Logic Apps
8 12 (2.30%) Figma
8 12 (2.30%) Miro
9 11 (2.11%) Power Automate
10 7 (1.34%) Azure Service Bus
11 6 (1.15%) Serverless
12 5 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.96%) GCP
13 4 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.77%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.26%) Internet
2 11 (2.11%) Firewall
3 8 (1.53%) SAN
4 7 (1.34%) DNS
5 5 (0.96%) DHCP
6 4 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.57%) Network Security
7 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.38%) LAN
8 2 (0.38%) Skype
8 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.38%) WAN
9 1 (0.19%) NAS
9 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.75%) Power BI
3 25 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.02%) Crystal Reports
5 16 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.30%) GIS
7 11 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.11%) Redis
8 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.15%) MySQL
9 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.96%) QlikView
10 5 (0.96%) Tableau
11 4 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.77%) Spatial Data
12 2 (0.38%) Big Data
12 2 (0.38%) QGIS
12 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (4.21%) Git (software)
1 22 (4.21%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.11%) JUnit
4 11 (2.11%) TestNG
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 176 (33.72%) Public Sector
2 163 (31.23%) Social Skills
3 113 (21.65%) Finance
4 63 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (11.88%) Social Housing
6 33 (6.32%) Telecoms
7 24 (4.60%) Organisational Skills
8 20 (3.83%) Marketing
9 19 (3.64%) Documentation Skills
9 19 (3.64%) Legal
10 17 (3.26%) Back Office
11 14 (2.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 14 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
11 14 (2.68%) Publishing
12 13 (2.49%) Law
13 11 (2.11%) Retail
14 7 (1.34%) Billing
15 6 (1.15%) Banking
15 6 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
15 6 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 106 (20.31%) Developer
2 71 (13.60%) Consultant
3 51 (9.77%) Analyst
3 51 (9.77%) Implementation Consultant
4 37 (7.09%) Designer
5 36 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 32 (6.13%) Senior Manager
7 26 (4.98%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 26 (4.98%) Project Manager
8 22 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 21 (4.02%) Team Leader
10 19 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 16 (3.07%) Security Manager
11 16 (3.07%) SQL Developer
12 14 (2.68%) Business Analyst
12 14 (2.68%) Content Designer
12 14 (2.68%) Senior Developer
12 14 (2.68%) Senior Project Manager
13 13 (2.49%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 13 (2.49%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (19.73%) .NET
2 66 (12.64%) HTML
3 59 (11.30%) CSS
4 43 (8.24%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.90%) .NET Core
6 34 (6.51%) HTML5
7 33 (6.32%) ASP.NET
8 31 (5.94%) XML
9 29 (5.56%) Ajax
10 28 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (5.17%) JSON
12 22 (4.21%) jQuery
12 22 (4.21%) RESTful
13 19 (3.64%) React
14 18 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (3.26%) XSLT
16 16 (3.07%) Hibernate
16 16 (3.07%) REST
16 16 (3.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.01%) Housing Association
2 65 (12.45%) NHS
3 50 (9.58%) e-Learning
4 42 (8.05%) User Experience
5 35 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (4.60%) Virtual Team
7 21 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.26%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.30%) Graphic Design
10 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.72%) Smart City
10 9 (1.72%) Social Media
11 6 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
12 4 (0.77%) Blog
12 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.57%) CCTV
13 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.77%) Unix
2 34 (6.51%) Windows
3 17 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.38%) Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (20.50%) Service Design
3 91 (17.43%) DevOps
4 80 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (14.18%) Project Management
6 72 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
7 58 (11.11%) Housing Management
8 57 (10.92%) Asset Management
9 54 (10.34%) Analytics
10 47 (9.00%) Scrum
11 46 (8.81%) Business Analysis
12 45 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (8.62%) Computer Science
13 40 (7.66%) Full Stack Development
13 40 (7.66%) Software Engineering
14 39 (7.47%) Line Management
15 38 (7.28%) ITIL
16 35 (6.70%) Project Delivery
17 32 (6.13%) Coaching
17 32 (6.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 145 (27.78%) SQL
2 93 (17.82%) C#
3 86 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.47%) Python
5 28 (5.36%) Java
6 23 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.11%) Java 8
9 8 (1.53%) Ruby
10 7 (1.34%) ES6
10 7 (1.34%) R
11 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.77%) C
13 3 (0.57%) PHP
14 2 (0.38%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.38%) VBA
15 1 (0.19%) Bash
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
15 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 105 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 98 (18.77%) Degree
3 89 (17.05%) DBS Check
4 45 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (3.07%) CISSP
7 15 (2.87%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.96%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.77%) HNC
11 4 (0.77%) MCSE
11 4 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.57%) ISEB
13 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.60%) Accessibility
1 24 (4.60%) QA
1 24 (4.60%) SLA
2 18 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (3.07%) COBIT
3 16 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 16 (3.07%) NIST
4 15 (2.87%) Data Quality
5 12 (2.30%) WCAG
6 9 (1.72%) PMO
7 2 (0.38%) GRC
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) GDPR
8 1 (0.19%) NCSC
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.83%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.15%) iptables
4 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.38%) Docker
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.53%) SCCM
2 7 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.96%) Terraform
4 4 (0.77%) SCOM
5 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 118 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 98 (18.77%) NEC
3 75 (14.37%) Northgate
4 11 (2.11%) Civica
5 10 (1.92%) Oracle
6 9 (1.72%) Google
7 8 (1.53%) VMware
8 7 (1.34%) Cisco
9 5 (0.96%) ESRI
10 4 (0.77%) Aruba
10 4 (0.77%) Openreach
10 4 (0.77%) SAP
10 4 (0.77%) Veeam
11 3 (0.57%) Workday
12 2 (0.38%) BT
12 2 (0.38%) Citrix
13 1 (0.19%) Capita
13 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds