Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 151 114
Rank change year-on-year +37 -37 +18
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,012 1,479 3,980
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.01% 2.33% 2.99%
As % of the General category 5.33% 4.32% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,369 1,164 3,240
10th Percentile £32,234 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,938 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Public Sector 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 56,552 34,230 75,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.58% 53.89% 56.49%
Number of salaries quoted 36,464 27,047 57,720
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in England.

Salary trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the England region over the 6 months to 29 July 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 +42 1,112 £70,000 +23.19% 222
North of England +48 531 £45,000 -5.26% 187
South West +15 410 £48,750 +5.98% 90
South East +8 375 £50,000 -7.81% 97
Midlands -19 350 £47,750 +6.11% 92
Yorkshire +52 289 £45,540 +2.91% 76
West Midlands -13 270 £49,750 +4.74% 67
North West -19 174 £47,500 - 77
East Midlands -30 79 £40,000 +3.54% 25
North East +19 72 £41,723 -4.63% 34
East of England -2 70 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing Public Sector 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 Public Sector.

1 1,138 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,061 (35.23%) Finance
3 804 (26.69%) Business Intelligence
4 761 (25.27%) Manufacturing
4 761 (25.27%) Marketing
5 734 (24.37%) SAP
6 726 (24.10%) Telecoms
7 725 (24.07%) Programme Management
8 720 (23.90%) Social Skills
9 713 (23.67%) Azure
10 695 (23.07%) Digital Marketing
11 693 (23.01%) Electronics
12 635 (21.08%) AWS
13 610 (20.25%) DevOps
14 604 (20.05%) Security Cleared
15 528 (17.53%) Microsoft
16 465 (15.44%) SC Cleared
17 461 (15.31%) Scrum
18 404 (13.41%) Python
19 400 (13.28%) Java
20 378 (12.55%) JavaScript
21 372 (12.35%) Degree
22 347 (11.52%) Kubernetes
23 345 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
24 305 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
25 301 (9.99%) SQL
26 292 (9.69%) Project Management
27 287 (9.53%) Software Engineering
27 287 (9.53%) Docker
28 276 (9.16%) Mentoring

Public Sector
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 90 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.79%) Confluence
3 42 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 32 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 19 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.60%) CMS
8 18 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (0.56%) Apache
10 16 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.46%) JBoss
12 13 (0.43%) IIS
13 10 (0.33%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.30%) Mule
14 9 (0.30%) Mule ESB
14 9 (0.30%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 61 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.00%) Sketch
4 29 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.83%) InVision
7 18 (0.60%) Figma
8 13 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 10 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.100%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.100%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.033%) Marvel
15 1 (0.033%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 28 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.27%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.100%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.100%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.100%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.100%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.100%) RESILIA
10 3 (0.100%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.100%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.100%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 713 (23.67%) Azure
2 635 (21.08%) AWS
3 202 (6.71%) GCP
4 188 (6.24%) Microsoft 365
5 170 (5.64%) Serverless
6 160 (5.31%) SaaS
7 125 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
8 123 (4.08%) PaaS
9 94 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 93 (3.09%) Power Platform
11 75 (2.49%) IaaS
12 69 (2.29%) Amazon S3
13 65 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
14 63 (2.09%) Amazon EKS
15 57 (1.89%) GitHub
16 55 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
16 55 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
17 48 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
18 46 (1.53%) CloudFront
19 43 (1.43%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (4.22%) Firewall
2 61 (2.03%) VPN
3 56 (1.86%) LAN
4 54 (1.79%) DNS
5 48 (1.59%) Internet
5 48 (1.59%) Network Security
5 48 (1.59%) WAN
6 47 (1.56%) DHCP
7 40 (1.33%) Wireless
8 35 (1.16%) HTTP
9 24 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (0.76%) OSPF
11 22 (0.73%) BGP
11 22 (0.73%) TCP/IP
12 21 (0.70%) SAN
12 21 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (0.60%) Unified Communications
14 17 (0.56%) VoIP
15 15 (0.50%) MPLS
15 15 (0.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (3.19%) NoSQL
4 92 (3.05%) MySQL
5 71 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 63 (2.09%) Power BI
7 59 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 52 (1.73%) Big Data
8 52 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 38 (1.26%) Metadata
11 35 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 32 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 26 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 19 (0.63%) Redis
15 19 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.53%) Couchbase
17 15 (0.50%) Hadoop
18 14 (0.46%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 209 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 176 (5.84%) Jenkins
3 157 (5.21%) JIRA
4 85 (2.82%) Maven
5 78 (2.59%) JUnit
6 73 (2.42%) GitLab
7 65 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 55 (1.83%) Selenium
9 45 (1.49%) Visual Studio
10 41 (1.36%) Mockito
10 41 (1.36%) SonarQube
11 31 (1.03%) DbUnit
11 31 (1.03%) jMock
12 25 (0.83%) JMeter
13 22 (0.73%) IntelliJ
14 21 (0.70%) Postman
14 21 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (0.63%) WebDriver
16 17 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.50%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,061 (35.23%) Finance
2 761 (25.27%) Manufacturing
2 761 (25.27%) Marketing
3 726 (24.10%) Telecoms
4 720 (23.90%) Social Skills
5 693 (23.01%) Electronics
6 227 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
7 121 (4.02%) Local Government
7 121 (4.02%) Retail
8 112 (3.72%) Legal
9 95 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
9 95 (3.15%) Presentation Skills
10 77 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
11 61 (2.03%) Law
12 51 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 48 (1.59%) Games
14 47 (1.56%) Banking
15 25 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.73%) Automotive
16 22 (0.73%) Police
Job Titles
1 554 (18.39%) Developer
2 338 (11.22%) Architect
3 247 (8.20%) Analyst
4 242 (8.03%) Consultant
5 151 (5.01%) Senior Developer
6 139 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 137 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 125 (4.15%) Java Developer
9 119 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 101 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 100 (3.32%) Software Developer
12 92 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
13 79 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
13 79 (2.62%) IT Manager
14 67 (2.22%) Designer
15 65 (2.16%) Cloud Architect
16 63 (2.09%) Administrator
16 63 (2.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 59 (1.96%) .NET Developer
18 56 (1.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (7.44%) React
2 222 (7.37%) .NET
2 222 (7.37%) CSS
3 207 (6.87%) AngularJS
4 203 (6.74%) Web Services
5 193 (6.41%) HTML
6 123 (4.08%) Spring
7 117 (3.88%) Node.js
8 109 (3.62%) RESTful
9 107 (3.55%) REST
10 95 (3.15%) .NET Core
11 88 (2.92%) SOAP
12 86 (2.86%) XML
13 65 (2.16%) JSON
14 55 (1.83%) ASP.NET
14 55 (1.83%) HTML5
15 53 (1.76%) Angular 2
16 52 (1.73%) Ruby on Rails
17 51 (1.69%) OAuth
18 50 (1.66%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 249 (8.27%) NHS
2 180 (5.98%) User Experience
3 107 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (2.89%) Cloud Native
6 75 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 74 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
8 65 (2.16%) Legacy Systems
9 64 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 58 (1.93%) Blog
11 53 (1.76%) Data Centre
11 53 (1.76%) Public Cloud
12 41 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 37 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
14 29 (0.96%) Driving Licence
15 28 (0.93%) Social Media
16 27 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 26 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
18 25 (0.83%) Life Science
19 21 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 255 (8.47%) Linux
2 208 (6.91%) Windows
3 102 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 67 (2.22%) Unix
5 41 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 37 (1.23%) CentOS
8 37 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 35 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.76%) Android
12 14 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.23%) Kali Linux
13 7 (0.23%) VMS
14 6 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.13%) Solaris
15 4 (0.13%) watchOS
15 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.100%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,138 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (26.69%) Business Intelligence
3 725 (24.07%) Programme Management
4 695 (23.07%) Digital Marketing
5 610 (20.25%) DevOps
6 461 (15.31%) Scrum
7 345 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
8 305 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 292 (9.69%) Project Management
10 287 (9.53%) Software Engineering
11 276 (9.16%) Mentoring
12 258 (8.57%) Microservices
13 253 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
14 229 (7.60%) ITIL
15 204 (6.77%) Project Delivery
16 198 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
17 187 (6.21%) Coaching
18 186 (6.18%) Computer Science
19 181 (6.01%) Biometrics
19 181 (6.01%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 404 (13.41%) Python
2 400 (13.28%) Java
3 378 (12.55%) JavaScript
4 301 (9.99%) SQL
5 236 (7.84%) C#
6 146 (4.85%) PowerShell
7 114 (3.78%) Ruby
8 111 (3.69%) C
9 109 (3.62%) Go
10 101 (3.35%) TypeScript
11 70 (2.32%) Bash Shell
12 69 (2.29%) C++
13 51 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 43 (1.43%) ES6
15 33 (1.10%) PHP
16 27 (0.90%) Scala
17 26 (0.86%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 25 (0.83%) R
19 20 (0.66%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 604 (20.05%) Security Cleared
2 465 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 372 (12.35%) Degree
4 99 (3.29%) DV Cleared
5 85 (2.82%) Master's Degree
6 53 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 43 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (1.00%) CCNP
10 30 (1.00%) CISSP
11 29 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.86%) DBS Check
13 25 (0.83%) AWS Certification
14 24 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.76%) CCNA
15 23 (0.76%) CISM
16 22 (0.73%) MCITP
17 21 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
18 17 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.19%) QA
2 95 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (2.92%) Accessibility
4 84 (2.79%) GDPR
5 54 (1.79%) Data Quality
6 51 (1.69%) NIST
7 44 (1.46%) PMO
8 42 (1.39%) SLA
9 28 (0.93%) GRC
10 25 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
11 22 (0.73%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.53%) NCSC
14 15 (0.50%) WCAG
15 8 (0.27%) COBIT
15 8 (0.27%) GAAP
15 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.17%) BS7666
17 5 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 287 (9.53%) Docker
2 201 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 93 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.06%) vSphere
6 29 (0.96%) NDS
6 29 (0.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 26 (0.86%) XenApp
8 23 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.33%) Postfix
11 8 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.23%) Snort
12 7 (0.23%) Squid
12 7 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.100%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.100%) Firmware
14 3 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 347 (11.52%) Kubernetes
2 209 (6.94%) Terraform
3 126 (4.18%) Ansible
4 68 (2.26%) Puppet
5 27 (0.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 25 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 21 (0.70%) Grafana
7 21 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.66%) Packer
8 20 (0.66%) SCCM
9 19 (0.63%) Consul
10 18 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (0.60%) Graphite
11 14 (0.46%) Kibana
12 12 (0.40%) Nessus
12 12 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.33%) Argo
13 10 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.30%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 734 (24.37%) SAP
2 528 (17.53%) Microsoft
3 201 (6.67%) Oracle
4 143 (4.75%) Cisco
5 138 (4.58%) Google
6 132 (4.38%) VMware
7 53 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.56%) ForgeRock
9 46 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 45 (1.49%) Citrix
11 35 (1.16%) Adobe
12 33 (1.10%) Splunk
13 32 (1.06%) Palo Alto
14 31 (1.03%) Mercator
15 29 (0.96%) NetIQ
15 29 (0.96%) ServiceNow
16 26 (0.86%) Atlassian
17 23 (0.76%) Juniper
18 21 (0.70%) CyberArk
19 20 (0.66%) F5