Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 120 101
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,910 3,066 4,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.29% 2.65% 3.13%
As % of the General category 8.62% 6.61% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,949 2,670 3,635
Median annual salary £52,500 £53,931 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.65% +2.73% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,250 £85,000 £80,507
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 22,148 46,400 58,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.19% 40.17% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,487 35,780 45,667
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,108 £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%

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 25 January 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 25 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 +51 577 £67,500 +12.50% 184
South West +15 365 £50,000 +5.26% 58
North of England -3 316 £45,000 -5.26% 112
South East +39 303 £52,500 -4.55% 55
Midlands +10 226 £49,118 +1.27% 66
West Midlands +17 178 £50,000 -22.43% 57
North West -10 121 £45,000 -9.09% 51
Yorkshire +1 120 £47,500 +11.76% 42
East of England +60 77 £67,500 +58.82% 19
North East +14 75 £42,500 -5.56% 19
East Midlands -2 46 £42,500 +19.72% 9
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 724 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (31.05%) Finance
3 535 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
4 473 (24.76%) Manufacturing
5 463 (24.24%) Azure
6 461 (24.14%) Telecoms
7 459 (24.03%) SAP
8 456 (23.87%) Marketing
9 448 (23.46%) Programme Management
10 431 (22.57%) Digital Marketing
11 430 (22.51%) Electronics
11 430 (22.51%) DevOps
12 383 (20.05%) Security Cleared
13 360 (18.85%) JavaScript
14 357 (18.69%) AWS
15 334 (17.49%) Java
15 334 (17.49%) Microsoft
16 322 (16.86%) SQL
17 304 (15.92%) SC Cleared
18 291 (15.24%) Scrum
19 287 (15.03%) Python
20 236 (12.36%) HTML
21 234 (12.25%) Git (software)
22 232 (12.15%) Linux
23 222 (11.62%) CSS
24 202 (10.58%) Degree
25 196 (10.26%) .NET
26 186 (9.74%) Kubernetes
27 179 (9.37%) Docker
28 173 (9.06%) Software Engineering

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 67 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.77%) Apache
3 50 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 49 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.57%) Confluence
6 23 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.94%) Red Hat Fuse
8 16 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 15 (0.79%) CMS
10 13 (0.68%) Mule
11 12 (0.63%) JBoss
11 12 (0.63%) Mule ESB
12 11 (0.58%) Apache Synapse
12 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.52%) WordPress
14 8 (0.42%) nginx
15 6 (0.31%) WinCC
16 5 (0.26%) Drupal
16 5 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 51 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.79%) Sketch
5 14 (0.73%) Zeplin
6 13 (0.68%) InVision
6 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.63%) Figma
8 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) SAP PSCD
2 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 11 (0.58%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
4 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.16%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.052%) Primavera
7 1 (0.052%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.052%) Shopify
7 1 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 463 (24.24%) Azure
2 357 (18.69%) AWS
3 129 (6.75%) GCP
4 123 (6.44%) Office 365
5 114 (5.97%) SaaS
6 87 (4.55%) GitHub
7 86 (4.50%) Power Platform
8 71 (3.72%) Serverless
9 55 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
10 54 (2.83%) PaaS
11 35 (1.83%) Amazon EKS
12 34 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (1.73%) Firebase
14 32 (1.68%) Stackdriver
15 30 (1.57%) IaaS
16 29 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
16 29 (1.52%) Azure Functions
17 27 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.08%) Firewall
2 49 (2.57%) WAN
3 47 (2.46%) LAN
4 23 (1.20%) DNS
4 23 (1.20%) Network Security
5 22 (1.15%) VoIP
6 21 (1.10%) Internet
7 20 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (0.99%) VPN
9 18 (0.94%) Unified Communications
10 16 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (0.84%) Wireless
11 15 (0.79%) HTTP
12 14 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (0.73%) DHCP
12 14 (0.73%) MPLS
12 14 (0.73%) SAN
12 14 (0.73%) Skype
13 12 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 74 (3.87%) Power BI
5 71 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 68 (3.56%) MySQL
8 66 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (3.09%) Big Data
11 41 (2.15%) MongoDB
12 39 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 35 (1.83%) Data Lake
14 31 (1.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 31 (1.62%) Tableau
15 29 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 26 (1.36%) Amazon Athena
17 22 (1.15%) Hadoop
18 19 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 234 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 127 (6.65%) Jenkins
3 85 (4.45%) JIRA
4 61 (3.19%) Maven
5 48 (2.51%) GitLab
6 44 (2.30%) JUnit
7 39 (2.04%) Gradle
7 39 (2.04%) Selenium
8 32 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (1.36%) Mockito
10 21 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 21 (1.10%) Postman
10 21 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.99%) Visual Studio
12 18 (0.94%) SonarQube
13 15 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.73%) Grunt
14 14 (0.73%) gulp
14 14 (0.73%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 593 (31.05%) Finance
2 473 (24.76%) Manufacturing
3 461 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 456 (23.87%) Marketing
5 430 (22.51%) Electronics
6 86 (4.50%) Retail
7 48 (2.51%) Banking
8 41 (2.15%) Local Government
9 35 (1.83%) Games
10 30 (1.57%) Automotive
11 21 (1.10%) Law
12 18 (0.94%) Legal
13 14 (0.73%) Police
14 12 (0.63%) Billing
15 7 (0.37%) Advertising
16 4 (0.21%) Military
16 4 (0.21%) Social Housing
17 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 541 (28.32%) Developer
2 172 (9.01%) Architect
3 149 (7.80%) Consultant
4 145 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 133 (6.96%) Analyst
6 122 (6.39%) Senior Developer
7 96 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (3.72%) Software Engineer
9 69 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 63 (3.30%) Software Developer
11 59 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 57 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
13 49 (2.57%) .NET Developer
14 47 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
15 46 (2.41%) Lead Developer
16 43 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
17 39 (2.04%) Data Engineer
17 39 (2.04%) Junior
18 38 (1.99%) IT Manager
19 37 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (12.36%) HTML
2 222 (11.62%) CSS
3 196 (10.26%) .NET
4 149 (7.80%) AngularJS
5 147 (7.70%) Spring
6 115 (6.02%) Node.js
7 100 (5.24%) Web Services
8 96 (5.03%) React
9 89 (4.66%) REST
10 88 (4.61%) HTML5
11 80 (4.19%) RESTful
12 67 (3.51%) Spring Boot
13 56 (2.93%) CSS3
14 53 (2.77%) .NET Core
15 51 (2.67%) SOAP
16 49 (2.57%) JSON
16 49 (2.57%) XML
17 45 (2.36%) Spring Integration
18 43 (2.25%) .NET Framework
18 43 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.65%) User Experience
3 44 (2.30%) Cloud Native
3 44 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 42 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (2.09%) NHS
6 38 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.88%) Public Cloud
8 35 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.62%) Blog
11 25 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.10%) Driving Licence
13 16 (0.84%) Cybercrime
14 14 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.68%) Clustering
15 13 (0.68%) Wiki
16 12 (0.63%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
16 12 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 232 (12.15%) Linux
2 151 (7.91%) Windows
3 67 (3.51%) CentOS
4 51 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 31 (1.62%) Unix
7 14 (0.73%) Android
8 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.16%) Debian
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
3 448 (23.46%) Programme Management
4 431 (22.57%) Digital Marketing
5 430 (22.51%) DevOps
6 291 (15.24%) Scrum
7 173 (9.06%) Software Engineering
8 167 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
9 163 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
10 154 (8.06%) Microservices
11 150 (7.85%) ITIL
12 126 (6.60%) TDD
13 121 (6.34%) Project Management
14 120 (6.28%) Kanban
15 119 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
16 116 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 115 (6.02%) Mentoring
18 112 (5.86%) Open Source
19 107 (5.60%) Presales
20 106 (5.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 360 (18.85%) JavaScript
2 334 (17.49%) Java
3 322 (16.86%) SQL
4 287 (15.03%) Python
5 160 (8.38%) C#
6 74 (3.87%) TypeScript
7 64 (3.35%) C++
8 54 (2.83%) Ruby
9 51 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 50 (2.62%) C
11 49 (2.57%) Java 8
11 49 (2.57%) PowerShell
12 43 (2.25%) Go
12 43 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.62%) PHP
14 29 (1.52%) Scala
15 19 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.94%) Apex Code
17 14 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 383 (20.05%) Security Cleared
2 304 (15.92%) SC Cleared
3 202 (10.58%) Degree
4 47 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 40 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.78%) CISSP
8 29 (1.52%) AWS Certification
9 27 (1.41%) CISM
10 25 (1.31%) MCSE
11 24 (1.26%) CCNP
12 20 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
13 18 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.84%) MCSA
16 14 (0.73%) CISA
17 13 (0.68%) CCNA
17 13 (0.68%) SANS
18 11 (0.58%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.14%) QA
2 55 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (1.36%) GDPR
5 22 (1.15%) NCSC
6 21 (1.10%) PMO
7 17 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.68%) SLA
9 12 (0.63%) NIST
10 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.42%) COBIT
11 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.26%) P3O
13 4 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.16%) RMADS
14 3 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 179 (9.37%) Docker
2 117 (6.13%) Active Directory
3 71 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.94%) XenApp
6 17 (0.89%) vSphere
7 16 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.47%) Postfix
8 9 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.26%) KVM
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.16%) Firmware
11 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 186 (9.74%) Kubernetes
2 165 (8.64%) Terraform
3 74 (3.87%) Ansible
4 65 (3.40%) Grafana
5 61 (3.19%) Puppet
6 34 (1.78%) Prometheus
7 27 (1.41%) SCCM
8 23 (1.20%) Graphite
9 16 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.73%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.58%) Packer
13 9 (0.47%) QRadar
14 5 (0.26%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.26%) Istio
14 5 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (0.26%) Nessus
14 5 (0.26%) SCOM
15 4 (0.21%) Consul
15 4 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 459 (24.03%) SAP
2 334 (17.49%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.81%) Google
3 111 (5.81%) VMware
4 91 (4.76%) Cisco
5 73 (3.82%) Oracle
6 59 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 53 (2.77%) Splunk
8 48 (2.51%) Citrix
9 41 (2.15%) Databricks
9 41 (2.15%) Dell
10 38 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.05%) IBM
12 20 (1.05%) Juniper
13 19 (0.99%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.89%) Avaya
14 17 (0.89%) Palo Alto
15 16 (0.84%) Dynatrace
16 13 (0.68%) CheckPoint