Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 110 127
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,701 4,014 4,325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.50% 2.92% 2.61%
As % of the General category 6.18% 7.17% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,333 3,334 3,197
Median annual salary £54,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 43,688 56,006 71,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.44% 40.78% 43.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33,393 42,782 56,589
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +2 954 £57,500 -4.17% 130
North of England +8 476 £47,500 +5.56% 129
South East -32 404 £57,500 +15.00% 101
South West -24 370 £45,000 -13.46% 71
Midlands -5 365 £49,260 +9.47% 72
West Midlands -17 249 £56,250 +25.00% 47
North West -3 246 £47,500 +5.56% 51
Yorkshire +36 161 £45,000 - 44
East Midlands +41 108 £41,000 +6.49% 25
East of England -43 91 £50,000 +13.64% 47
North East -5 69 £45,000 -7.14% 34
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 896 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 580 (21.47%) Finance
4 544 (20.14%) Azure
5 425 (15.73%) Security Cleared
6 418 (15.48%) AWS
7 413 (15.29%) SQL
8 410 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
9 408 (15.11%) Java
10 400 (14.81%) Marketing
11 390 (14.44%) Telecoms
12 369 (13.66%) Windows
13 368 (13.62%) Programme Management
14 365 (13.51%) SAP
15 332 (12.29%) Manufacturing
16 330 (12.22%) Linux
17 323 (11.96%) Mentoring
18 320 (11.85%) JavaScript
19 314 (11.63%) ITIL
20 307 (11.37%) Digital Marketing
21 305 (11.29%) Project Management
22 301 (11.14%) Degree
23 300 (11.11%) DevOps
24 298 (11.03%) Electronics
25 295 (10.92%) SC Cleared
26 280 (10.37%) Test Automation
27 274 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
28 267 (9.89%) C#
29 262 (9.70%) Software Engineering
30 251 (9.29%) Active Directory

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
1 128 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.96%) Confluence
3 65 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 61 (2.26%) IIS
5 45 (1.67%) Apache
6 41 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 34 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.07%) Skype for Business
10 27 (1.00%) CMS
11 21 (0.78%) WordPress
12 17 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.52%) JBoss
14 11 (0.41%) Drupal
15 10 (0.37%) Mule
15 10 (0.37%) Mule ESB
16 8 (0.30%) Jetty
16 8 (0.30%) nginx
16 8 (0.30%) SAS
16 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 125 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.11%) Sketch
8 2 (0.074%) Figma
8 2 (0.074%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.074%) SPSS
9 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.037%) InVision
9 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
4 20 (0.74%) SAP CO
4 20 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.52%) SAP PS
6 9 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.15%) Relativity
8 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.15%) Ringtail
8 4 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.074%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 2 (0.074%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.074%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 544 (20.14%) Azure
2 418 (15.48%) AWS
3 223 (8.26%) Office 365
4 112 (4.15%) SaaS
5 97 (3.59%) GCP
6 72 (2.67%) Power Platform
7 60 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (2.15%) IaaS
9 51 (1.89%) PaaS
10 39 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (1.33%) Amazon S3
12 32 (1.18%) GitHub
13 25 (0.93%) Serverless
14 21 (0.78%) OneDrive
15 19 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (0.67%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
18 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 168 (6.22%) Firewall
2 111 (4.11%) Internet
3 71 (2.63%) WAN
4 70 (2.59%) LAN
5 63 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 46 (1.70%) DNS
6 46 (1.70%) SAN
7 44 (1.63%) VPN
8 33 (1.22%) DHCP
8 33 (1.22%) Wireless
9 26 (0.96%) VoIP
10 21 (0.78%) NetScaler
11 20 (0.74%) Skype
11 20 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.70%) Network Security
13 18 (0.67%) ATM
13 18 (0.67%) HTTP
13 18 (0.67%) Unified Communications
13 18 (0.67%) ZigBee
14 16 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 186 (6.89%) NoSQL
3 152 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (3.81%) MySQL
5 100 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 76 (2.81%) Big Data
7 66 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 60 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
9 56 (2.07%) Power BI
10 54 (2.00%) Relational Database
11 42 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (1.11%) Redis
13 27 (1.00%) Oracle Database
14 26 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
15 21 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 20 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
17 18 (0.67%) OLTP
18 17 (0.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 184 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 134 (4.96%) JIRA
3 106 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 53 (1.96%) Selenium
5 47 (1.74%) SoapUI
6 37 (1.37%) JUnit
7 35 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (1.18%) Cucumber
9 29 (1.07%) Maven
10 28 (1.04%) Visual Studio
11 24 (0.89%) Vagrant
12 23 (0.85%) Subversion
13 18 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (0.63%) Protractor
15 16 (0.59%) Postman
16 15 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (0.52%) webpack
18 13 (0.48%) Eclipse
18 13 (0.48%) Jasmine
19 12 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 580 (21.47%) Finance
2 400 (14.81%) Marketing
3 390 (14.44%) Telecoms
4 332 (12.29%) Manufacturing
5 298 (11.03%) Electronics
6 184 (6.81%) Retail
7 179 (6.63%) Local Government
8 85 (3.15%) Banking
9 73 (2.70%) Legal
10 47 (1.74%) Police
11 21 (0.78%) Automotive
12 19 (0.70%) Games
13 17 (0.63%) Law
14 13 (0.48%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.44%) Back Office
16 11 (0.41%) Fire and Rescue
17 8 (0.30%) Military
18 7 (0.26%) Billing
19 5 (0.19%) Publishing
20 4 (0.15%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 455 (16.85%) Developer
2 243 (9.00%) Consultant
3 221 (8.18%) Architect
4 196 (7.26%) Analyst
5 141 (5.22%) Java Developer
6 128 (4.74%) Software Engineer
7 112 (4.15%) Senior Developer
8 109 (4.04%) Project Manager
9 105 (3.89%) IT Manager
10 97 (3.59%) Senior Manager
11 87 (3.22%) .NET Developer
11 87 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 79 (2.92%) C# Developer
13 75 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
14 73 (2.70%) Java Engineer
15 68 (2.52%) Software Developer
16 67 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
16 67 (2.48%) Java Software Engineer
16 67 (2.48%) Support Engineer
17 66 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.29%) .NET
2 173 (6.41%) Web Services
3 152 (5.63%) Node.js
4 139 (5.15%) HTML
5 127 (4.70%) CSS
6 125 (4.63%) AngularJS
7 120 (4.44%) Spring
8 116 (4.29%) RESTful
9 105 (3.89%) ASP.NET
10 82 (3.04%) SOAP
11 74 (2.74%) REST
12 73 (2.70%) React
13 66 (2.44%) Spring Boot
14 60 (2.22%) XML
15 50 (1.85%) JSON
16 48 (1.78%) .NET Core
17 45 (1.67%) jQuery
18 40 (1.48%) Hibernate
18 40 (1.48%) HTML5
19 29 (1.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 142 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 120 (4.44%) User Experience
5 89 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 86 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
7 77 (2.85%) NHS
8 62 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 40 (1.48%) Driving Licence
11 30 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 28 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 24 (0.89%) PKI
14 23 (0.85%) CCTV
14 23 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.74%) Smart Meter
16 19 (0.70%) Blog
16 19 (0.70%) Cloud Native
16 19 (0.70%) Replication
17 17 (0.63%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 369 (13.66%) Windows
2 330 (12.22%) Linux
3 125 (4.63%) Unix
4 123 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 116 (4.29%) Windows 10
6 80 (2.96%) Mac OS X
7 64 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 39 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (1.30%) CentOS
11 35 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 30 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
13 24 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 21 (0.78%) Solaris
16 20 (0.74%) Android
17 15 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
3 368 (13.62%) Programme Management
4 323 (11.96%) Mentoring
5 314 (11.63%) ITIL
6 307 (11.37%) Digital Marketing
7 305 (11.29%) Project Management
8 300 (11.11%) DevOps
9 280 (10.37%) Test Automation
10 274 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 262 (9.70%) Software Engineering
12 246 (9.11%) Scrum
13 227 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
14 220 (8.15%) Coaching
15 218 (8.07%) Analytics
16 216 (8.00%) TDD
17 199 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 191 (7.07%) Information Security
19 190 (7.03%) Open Source
20 174 (6.44%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 413 (15.29%) SQL
2 408 (15.11%) Java
3 320 (11.85%) JavaScript
4 267 (9.89%) C#
5 219 (8.11%) Python
6 103 (3.81%) C
7 87 (3.22%) C++
8 74 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 63 (2.33%) Java 8
10 44 (1.63%) Scala
11 43 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 43 (1.59%) Ruby
12 35 (1.30%) Go
13 33 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.11%) PHP
15 29 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 28 (1.04%) Perl
17 23 (0.85%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.74%) R
19 16 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 425 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 301 (11.14%) Degree
3 295 (10.92%) SC Cleared
4 113 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (3.85%) CISSP
6 95 (3.52%) DV Cleared
7 86 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (2.70%) CISM
9 58 (2.15%) CCNP
10 57 (2.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 53 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.96%) MCSE
12 42 (1.55%) CCNA
13 39 (1.44%) MCSA
14 37 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 32 (1.18%) ISTQB
16 31 (1.15%) IISP
17 29 (1.07%) AWS Certification
18 28 (1.04%) Master's Degree
19 27 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (6.37%) QA
2 131 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (2.41%) SLA
4 53 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 41 (1.52%) PMO
6 36 (1.33%) GDPR
7 31 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (1.11%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 21 (0.78%) NCSC
11 17 (0.63%) NIST
12 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.44%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.33%) RMADS
15 6 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.22%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.11%) P3O
16 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 251 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 219 (8.11%) Docker
3 115 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.04%) XenApp
6 20 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 18 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.67%) vSphere
8 12 (0.44%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.41%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.37%) HDFS
10 10 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.19%) Postfix
12 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.15%) Firmware
13 4 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 191 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 122 (4.52%) SCCM
3 75 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 71 (2.63%) Terraform
5 59 (2.18%) Ansible
6 46 (1.70%) Puppet
7 43 (1.59%) HP ALM
8 38 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
9 33 (1.22%) SCOM
10 28 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (0.81%) WSUS
12 21 (0.78%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.44%) QRadar
13 12 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.44%) vRealize
14 9 (0.33%) HP Fortify
14 9 (0.33%) WebInspect
15 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 6 (0.22%) Grafana
16 6 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 595 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 365 (13.51%) SAP
3 195 (7.22%) VMware
4 185 (6.85%) Oracle
5 178 (6.59%) Cisco
6 90 (3.33%) HP
7 85 (3.15%) Citrix
8 76 (2.81%) Google
9 71 (2.63%) Capita
10 60 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 59 (2.18%) IBM
12 41 (1.52%) CA
13 39 (1.44%) Cloudera
13 39 (1.44%) Remedy
14 37 (1.37%) Talend
15 35 (1.30%) EMC
16 34 (1.26%) Delphix
17 33 (1.22%) Tableau
18 32 (1.18%) Apple
19 26 (0.96%) Juniper