Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 532 608 621
Rank change year-on-year +76 +13 +45
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 221 414 519
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.00% 0.88% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 220 374 485
Median annual salary £48,250 £50,000 £42,810
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.50% +16.80% -4.87%
10th Percentile £29,250 £30,290 £30,723
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £71,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.00% +17.65% -2.30%

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 22,052 46,827 58,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.21% 40.17% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17,409 36,121 45,814
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,210 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +129 63 £55,000 +13.40% 28
North of England +53 47 £41,799 +7.52% 25
South East +125 40 £49,000 -10.91% 18
South West +66 33 £55,000 +32.13% 14
North West +74 27 £45,000 -18.18% 15
East of England +101 15 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +39 15 £36,750 -38.75% 21
Yorkshire +17 13 £40,000 +5.26% 10
East Midlands +50 8 £36,000 +1.41% 9
West Midlands +29 7 £50,469 -22.36% 12
North East +23 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 63 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.91%) Microsoft
3 41 (18.55%) Azure
3 41 (18.55%) Public Sector
4 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 38 (17.19%) Degree
6 37 (16.74%) Finance
7 36 (16.29%) HTML
7 36 (16.29%) SQL Server
8 34 (15.38%) CSS
9 32 (14.48%) Telecoms
10 31 (14.03%) Windows
10 31 (14.03%) SQL
11 30 (13.57%) DevOps
12 26 (11.76%) Office 365
12 26 (11.76%) .NET
12 26 (11.76%) ITIL
13 25 (11.31%) C#
14 23 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (10.41%) Project Management
14 23 (10.41%) Management Information System
14 23 (10.41%) User Experience
14 23 (10.41%) Project Delivery
15 22 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (9.95%) Security Cleared
15 22 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (9.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 21 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
16 21 (9.50%) IT Strategy
17 20 (9.05%) 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 8 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.81%) Drupal
2 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.81%) Smallworld
3 3 (1.36%) Confluence
3 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.36%) Site Server
4 2 (0.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.90%) DNN
4 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.17%) Chatbot
4 6 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.81%) AutoCAD
6 3 (1.36%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.90%) InVision
7 2 (0.90%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.55%) Azure
2 26 (11.76%) Office 365
3 19 (8.60%) AWS
4 11 (4.98%) Power Platform
5 9 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.17%) IaaS
6 7 (3.17%) PaaS
7 6 (2.71%) Serverless
8 5 (2.26%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (2.26%) SaaS
9 4 (1.81%) Google Docs
9 4 (1.81%) Slack
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.36%) G Suite
10 3 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.90%) GCP
11 2 (0.90%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.60%) Internet
2 11 (4.98%) DNS
3 8 (3.62%) WAN
4 7 (3.17%) LAN
5 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.26%) VoIP
6 4 (1.81%) DHCP
6 4 (1.81%) PPP
7 3 (1.36%) Firewall
7 3 (1.36%) PBX
8 2 (0.90%) ADSL
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.90%) DWDM
8 2 (0.90%) MPLS
8 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.90%) Skype
8 2 (0.90%) WLAN
9 1 (0.45%) 4G
9 1 (0.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.60%) Big Data
3 18 (8.14%) GIS
4 11 (4.98%) Power BI
5 9 (4.07%) QlikView
6 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.17%) Tableau
8 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.36%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.36%) QGIS
10 3 (1.36%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.62%) JIRA
3 5 (2.26%) RSpec
3 5 (2.26%) webpack
4 4 (1.81%) CircleCI
4 4 (1.81%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.90%) GitLab
5 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.90%) Selenium
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (18.55%) Public Sector
2 37 (16.74%) Finance
3 32 (14.48%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.07%) Marketing
5 8 (3.62%) Fire and Rescue
5 8 (3.62%) Social Housing
6 5 (2.26%) Banking
6 5 (2.26%) Electronics
6 5 (2.26%) Legal
6 5 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.81%) Police
8 2 (0.90%) Law
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
8 2 (0.90%) Social Science
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (28.96%) Developer
2 22 (9.95%) Consultant
3 17 (7.69%) Analyst
4 16 (7.24%) Designer
5 14 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 13 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
7 12 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (4.98%) Fibre Planner
9 8 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.17%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.17%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.17%) UX Designer
11 6 (2.71%) Digital Designer
11 6 (2.71%) Digital UX Designer
11 6 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.29%) HTML
2 34 (15.38%) CSS
3 26 (11.76%) .NET
4 17 (7.69%) jQuery
5 14 (6.33%) Web Services
6 13 (5.88%) Node.js
6 13 (5.88%) REST
7 11 (4.98%) React
8 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.07%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.07%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.07%) HTML5
10 7 (3.17%) .NET Core
10 7 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.71%) CSS3
11 6 (2.71%) Entity Framework
11 6 (2.71%) Express
11 6 (2.71%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (2.71%) XML
12 5 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.41%) Management Information System
1 23 (10.41%) User Experience
2 17 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.33%) Internet of Things
4 10 (4.52%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.07%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (3.62%) Driving Licence
7 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.71%) NHS
8 6 (2.71%) Robotics
9 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Replication
11 2 (0.90%) SCADA
11 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.45%) Clustering
12 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.03%) Windows
2 16 (7.24%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.43%) Linux
4 7 (3.17%) Unix
5 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.57%) DevOps
3 26 (11.76%) ITIL
4 23 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (10.41%) Project Delivery
4 23 (10.41%) Project Management
5 22 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (9.50%) IT Strategy
6 21 (9.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 20 (9.05%) Business Case
8 19 (8.60%) Analytics
9 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
10 16 (7.24%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (7.24%) Scrum
11 15 (6.79%) Artificial Intelligence
11 15 (6.79%) Use Case
12 14 (6.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 14 (6.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.03%) SQL
3 25 (11.31%) C#
4 18 (8.14%) C
4 18 (8.14%) TypeScript
5 7 (3.17%) PHP
5 7 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.71%) Java
7 5 (2.26%) ES6
7 5 (2.26%) Ruby
7 5 (2.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.90%) Python
8 2 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 38 (17.19%) Degree
2 22 (9.95%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.98%) MCSE
7 8 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.17%) MCSA
9 4 (1.81%) CCNA
9 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.81%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.90%) CCNP
10 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.90%) HNC
10 2 (0.90%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) CCAB
11 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) GDPR
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 14 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.43%) Docker
3 8 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.17%) vSphere
4 7 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.26%) XenApp
6 4 (1.81%) Varnish
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) SCOM
2 5 (2.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.36%) WSUS
4 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Simpana
Vendors
1 44 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle
3 11 (4.98%) Citrix
3 11 (4.98%) VMware
4 10 (4.52%) Capita
5 9 (4.07%) Google
6 7 (3.17%) Cisco
6 7 (3.17%) SAP
7 6 (2.71%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.26%) BT
8 5 (2.26%) Civica
8 5 (2.26%) Veeam
9 4 (1.81%) Meraki
9 4 (1.81%) Northgate
9 4 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.81%) Virgin Media
9 4 (1.81%) Zscaler
10 3 (1.36%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.36%) hybris
10 3 (1.36%) Mapbox