Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 108 103
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,693 4,559 5,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.93% 2.97% 3.11%
As % of the General category 7.37% 6.89% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,054 3,179 4,003
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +3.13%
10th Percentile £29,307 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 50,121 66,208 74,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.81% 43.11% 45.59%
Number of salaries quoted 38,129 51,136 54,753
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Public Sector in England.

Salary trend for Public Sector in England

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -13 1,020 £62,500 +0.57% 200
South West +2 776 £50,000 +5.26% 115
North of England +12 667 £48,596 +7.99% 175
South East -23 577 £55,000 +10.00% 133
Midlands -16 455 £47,500 -5.00% 88
North West +12 339 £50,000 +6.60% 69
West Midlands -24 330 £50,000 -9.09% 65
Yorkshire +2 252 £47,500 +11.76% 70
East of England +21 151 £42,500 -15.00% 41
East Midlands +17 111 £40,500 - 22
North East +13 76 £51,145 +7.36% 36
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 1,255 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,037 (28.08%) Finance
3 863 (23.37%) Microsoft
4 778 (21.07%) Marketing
5 776 (21.01%) Security Cleared
6 769 (20.82%) Telecoms
7 760 (20.58%) Business Intelligence
8 717 (19.42%) Programme Management
9 690 (18.68%) SAP
10 661 (17.90%) Manufacturing
11 640 (17.33%) Digital Marketing
12 631 (17.09%) Electronics
13 614 (16.63%) Azure
14 530 (14.35%) AWS
15 513 (13.89%) ITIL
16 482 (13.05%) SQL
17 480 (13.00%) Windows
18 466 (12.62%) Linux
19 452 (12.24%) Java
20 451 (12.21%) Degree
21 446 (12.08%) Project Management
22 437 (11.83%) DevOps
23 394 (10.67%) Scrum
24 392 (10.61%) Mentoring
25 391 (10.59%) Python
26 373 (10.10%) JavaScript
26 373 (10.10%) C#
27 370 (10.02%) SC Cleared
28 329 (8.91%) Cisco
29 326 (8.83%) 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
1 142 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 53 (1.44%) Confluence
4 49 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 48 (1.30%) CMS
6 45 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (1.11%) IIS
7 41 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 40 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 39 (1.06%) Apache
10 24 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.51%) JBoss
13 18 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.35%) Hyperledger
16 12 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.24%) Drupal
18 8 (0.22%) nginx
18 8 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 133 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.24%) InVision
7 9 (0.24%) Sketch
8 8 (0.22%) Figma
8 8 (0.22%) Marvel
8 8 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.16%) InDesign
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.081%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.054%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.054%) Revit
12 2 (0.054%) SPSS
13 1 (0.027%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 45 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.081%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.081%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.054%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.054%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.054%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 614 (16.63%) Azure
2 530 (14.35%) AWS
3 241 (6.53%) Office 365
4 154 (4.17%) SaaS
5 103 (2.79%) GCP
6 92 (2.49%) Serverless
7 86 (2.33%) PaaS
8 80 (2.17%) Power Platform
9 78 (2.11%) IaaS
10 57 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (1.19%) GitHub
12 40 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
14 37 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
15 33 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.70%) AWS CodePipeline
16 26 (0.70%) Trello
17 25 (0.68%) OneDrive
18 21 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 20 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 252 (6.82%) Firewall
2 179 (4.85%) WAN
3 126 (3.41%) LAN
4 119 (3.22%) Network Security
5 106 (2.87%) DNS
6 96 (2.60%) VPN
7 80 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 75 (2.03%) Internet
9 69 (1.87%) Wireless
10 63 (1.71%) DHCP
11 57 (1.54%) Unified Communications
12 52 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (1.38%) Skype
14 47 (1.27%) MPLS
15 46 (1.25%) BGP
16 45 (1.22%) OSPF
17 42 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
17 42 (1.14%) VoIP
18 39 (1.06%) SAN
19 35 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.14%) Big Data
3 90 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 87 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 75 (2.03%) Power BI
8 71 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 61 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 53 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 44 (1.19%) MySQL
13 41 (1.11%) Blockchain
14 40 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 35 (0.95%) GIS
16 33 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
18 27 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
19 23 (0.62%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 183 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 171 (4.63%) JIRA
3 107 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 84 (2.27%) Selenium
5 46 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 45 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 38 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (0.84%) JUnit
10 27 (0.73%) Jasmine
10 27 (0.73%) Maven
11 26 (0.70%) WebDriver
12 25 (0.68%) JMeter
12 25 (0.68%) Mocha
13 23 (0.62%) webpack
14 22 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (0.57%) HP UFT
16 20 (0.54%) GitLab
17 19 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 19 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,037 (28.08%) Finance
2 778 (21.07%) Marketing
3 769 (20.82%) Telecoms
4 661 (17.90%) Manufacturing
5 631 (17.09%) Electronics
6 238 (6.44%) Retail
7 195 (5.28%) Local Government
8 96 (2.60%) Banking
9 75 (2.03%) Police
10 52 (1.41%) Legal
11 50 (1.35%) Fire and Rescue
12 43 (1.16%) Law
13 22 (0.60%) Back Office
14 20 (0.54%) Social Housing
15 18 (0.49%) Military
16 15 (0.41%) Aerospace
17 14 (0.38%) Automotive
18 13 (0.35%) Billing
19 11 (0.30%) Advertising
20 10 (0.27%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 574 (15.54%) Developer
2 377 (10.21%) Architect
3 370 (10.02%) Consultant
4 341 (9.23%) Analyst
5 200 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 164 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 158 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 148 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
9 132 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
10 118 (3.20%) Java Developer
11 115 (3.11%) .NET Developer
12 111 (3.01%) Service Manager
13 106 (2.87%) Business Analyst
14 99 (2.68%) Security Consultant
15 93 (2.52%) Software Developer
16 92 (2.49%) Senior Developer
17 89 (2.41%) Senior Manager
18 88 (2.38%) Network Engineer
19 86 (2.33%) C# Developer
20 83 (2.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (7.88%) .NET
2 218 (5.90%) CSS
3 214 (5.79%) AngularJS
4 201 (5.44%) HTML
5 179 (4.85%) Web Services
6 158 (4.28%) ASP.NET
7 102 (2.76%) React
8 96 (2.60%) Node.js
9 95 (2.57%) Spring
10 91 (2.46%) RESTful
11 90 (2.44%) JSON
12 81 (2.19%) SOAP
13 69 (1.87%) jQuery
13 69 (1.87%) REST
14 61 (1.65%) XML
15 60 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 59 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (1.57%) HTML5
18 53 (1.44%) OAuth
19 46 (1.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 310 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 183 (4.96%) User Experience
4 163 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 121 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 99 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 77 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 71 (1.92%) NHS
9 69 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 63 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 47 (1.27%) Social Media
12 45 (1.22%) Blog
13 44 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 34 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
14 34 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 31 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (0.79%) Private Cloud
17 25 (0.68%) PKI
18 24 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 480 (13.00%) Windows
2 466 (12.62%) Linux
3 197 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 164 (4.44%) Windows 10
5 142 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (2.90%) Unix
6 107 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 61 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 37 (1.00%) CentOS
10 25 (0.68%) Android
11 24 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.57%) Solaris
13 18 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.35%) AIX
16 11 (0.30%) VME
16 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,255 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (20.58%) Business Intelligence
3 717 (19.42%) Programme Management
4 640 (17.33%) Digital Marketing
5 513 (13.89%) ITIL
6 446 (12.08%) Project Management
7 437 (11.83%) DevOps
8 394 (10.67%) Scrum
9 392 (10.61%) Mentoring
10 310 (8.39%) Coaching
11 309 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
12 299 (8.10%) PRINCE2
13 294 (7.96%) Test Automation
14 289 (7.83%) Service Management
15 284 (7.69%) Service Delivery
16 283 (7.66%) Project Delivery
17 274 (7.42%) Analytics
18 262 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 256 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
20 251 (6.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 482 (13.05%) SQL
2 452 (12.24%) Java
3 391 (10.59%) Python
4 373 (10.10%) C#
4 373 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 149 (4.03%) PowerShell
6 143 (3.87%) C
7 120 (3.25%) C++
8 85 (2.30%) Ruby
9 63 (1.71%) PHP
10 60 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 55 (1.49%) Go
12 38 (1.03%) Perl
13 37 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 36 (0.97%) TypeScript
15 33 (0.89%) Scala
16 32 (0.87%) R
17 29 (0.79%) ES6
18 24 (0.65%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 776 (21.01%) Security Cleared
2 451 (12.21%) Degree
3 370 (10.02%) SC Cleared
4 186 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 143 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (3.20%) CISSP
7 101 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 86 (2.33%) CISM
9 78 (2.11%) CCNP
10 71 (1.92%) CCNA
11 63 (1.71%) ISTQB
11 63 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 62 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 51 (1.38%) ISEB
14 47 (1.27%) MCSE
15 44 (1.19%) APMP
15 44 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
16 42 (1.14%) MCP
17 41 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
17 41 (1.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 173 (4.68%) SLA
3 111 (3.01%) QA
4 88 (2.38%) PMO
5 86 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 76 (2.06%) GDPR
6 76 (2.06%) ISO 9001
7 62 (1.68%) PCI DSS
8 51 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 49 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 34 (0.92%) NIST
11 32 (0.87%) ISO 22301
12 28 (0.76%) JSP 440
13 27 (0.73%) HMG Infosec
14 23 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 22 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 18 (0.49%) Data Quality
17 14 (0.38%) NCSC
18 9 (0.24%) COBIT
19 7 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 326 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 191 (5.17%) Docker
3 165 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 54 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (0.54%) XenApp
8 18 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.32%) HDFS
11 12 (0.32%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.30%) vSphere
13 9 (0.24%) Firmware
14 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.16%) vCloud
16 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 189 (5.12%) SCCM
2 134 (3.63%) Ansible
3 133 (3.60%) Puppet
4 132 (3.57%) Terraform
5 122 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 99 (2.68%) SCOM
7 72 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (1.25%) Salt
9 44 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (0.87%) Nagios
11 30 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 25 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
13 24 (0.65%) vRealize
14 23 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
14 23 (0.62%) Packer
15 18 (0.49%) Consul
16 17 (0.46%) Grafana
17 16 (0.43%) WSUS
18 15 (0.41%) SCOrch
19 14 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 863 (23.37%) Microsoft
2 690 (18.68%) SAP
3 329 (8.91%) Cisco
4 250 (6.77%) VMware
5 230 (6.23%) Oracle
6 112 (3.03%) Citrix
7 89 (2.41%) Google
8 70 (1.90%) Juniper
9 68 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 63 (1.71%) Tableau
11 62 (1.68%) HP
12 59 (1.60%) Palo Alto
13 58 (1.57%) IBM
14 57 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 56 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
16 51 (1.38%) Talend
17 45 (1.22%) F5
18 40 (1.08%) EMC
19 38 (1.03%) SolarWinds
20 32 (0.87%) Splunk