Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 102 124
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -4
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,071 4,384 4,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.64% 3.12% 2.69%
As % of the General category 6.57% 7.50% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,419 3,275 3,227
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.25% +7.78%
10th Percentile £30,770 £29,565 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,803 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 46,774 58,432 71,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.27% 41.60% 44.12%
Number of salaries quoted 35,750 44,851 54,849
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -27 945 £60,000 -2.44% 207
North of England -9 539 £47,500 - 182
South West -12 523 £46,500 -7.00% 86
South East -7 508 £55,000 +10.00% 121
Midlands -30 375 £45,000 - 94
North West -15 273 £49,482 +5.50% 91
West Midlands -37 249 £55,000 +15.79% 61
Yorkshire -4 182 £41,797 -7.12% 65
East of England -16 123 £42,500 -5.56% 37
East Midlands +20 117 £34,417 -12.11% 32
North East -6 84 £46,741 -5.54% 26
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,051 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (27.19%) Finance
3 710 (23.12%) Microsoft
4 641 (20.87%) Marketing
5 631 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
6 615 (20.03%) Telecoms
7 565 (18.40%) Programme Management
8 561 (18.27%) Azure
9 555 (18.07%) SAP
10 537 (17.49%) Manufacturing
11 532 (17.32%) Security Cleared
12 509 (16.57%) Digital Marketing
13 495 (16.12%) Electronics
14 461 (15.01%) SQL
15 460 (14.98%) AWS
16 438 (14.26%) Java
17 413 (13.45%) Linux
18 397 (12.93%) Windows
19 389 (12.67%) Degree
20 378 (12.31%) ITIL
21 365 (11.89%) Mentoring
22 353 (11.49%) DevOps
23 349 (11.36%) JavaScript
24 344 (11.20%) SC Cleared
25 341 (11.10%) Project Management
26 316 (10.29%) Test Automation
27 308 (10.03%) Scrum
28 307 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
29 285 (9.28%) C#
30 282 (9.18%) Python

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
1 129 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 85 (2.77%) Confluence
3 72 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 56 (1.82%) IIS
5 55 (1.79%) Apache
6 49 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 37 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (1.11%) CMS
8 34 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 33 (1.07%) Skype for Business
10 24 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.62%) JBoss
12 17 (0.55%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.49%) WordPress
14 11 (0.36%) Drupal
15 9 (0.29%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.29%) Jetty
15 9 (0.29%) Mule
15 9 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 123 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Sketch
8 6 (0.20%) Figma
9 5 (0.16%) InVision
10 4 (0.13%) Marvel
10 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.098%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.065%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.065%) Revit
13 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 10 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (0.33%) SAP PS
5 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.16%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.13%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.098%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.065%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 561 (18.27%) Azure
2 460 (14.98%) AWS
3 228 (7.42%) Office 365
4 145 (4.72%) SaaS
5 92 (3.00%) GCP
6 71 (2.31%) Power Platform
7 62 (2.02%) PaaS
8 55 (1.79%) IaaS
9 50 (1.63%) Serverless
10 41 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 33 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
13 28 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (0.78%) OneDrive
15 22 (0.72%) GitHub
16 20 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 20 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
18 18 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 197 (6.41%) Firewall
2 99 (3.22%) Internet
3 91 (2.96%) WAN
4 79 (2.57%) TCP/IP
5 73 (2.38%) VPN
6 70 (2.28%) DNS
7 68 (2.21%) LAN
8 53 (1.73%) Network Security
9 47 (1.53%) DHCP
10 46 (1.50%) Wireless
11 45 (1.47%) SAN
12 31 (1.01%) Skype
13 29 (0.94%) NetScaler
14 25 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (0.78%) VoIP
16 21 (0.68%) SSL
16 21 (0.68%) Unified Communications
17 20 (0.65%) Broadband
18 19 (0.62%) MPLS
19 18 (0.59%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 162 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 142 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 97 (3.16%) Big Data
5 85 (2.77%) MongoDB
5 85 (2.77%) MySQL
6 73 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 71 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (2.02%) Power BI
9 60 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 53 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 43 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 29 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
12 29 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (0.88%) Neo4j
14 24 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
15 22 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.68%) Redis
17 20 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 168 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 166 (5.41%) JIRA
3 119 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 83 (2.70%) Selenium
5 50 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 45 (1.47%) SoapUI
7 43 (1.40%) JUnit
8 39 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (1.17%) Maven
10 33 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 32 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (0.75%) Subversion
12 23 (0.75%) Vagrant
13 22 (0.72%) JMeter
13 22 (0.72%) WebDriver
14 21 (0.68%) SonarQube
15 20 (0.65%) Gradle
16 18 (0.59%) Jasmine
17 17 (0.55%) Postman
17 17 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 835 (27.19%) Finance
2 641 (20.87%) Marketing
3 615 (20.03%) Telecoms
4 537 (17.49%) Manufacturing
5 495 (16.12%) Electronics
6 208 (6.77%) Retail
7 170 (5.54%) Local Government
8 97 (3.16%) Banking
9 78 (2.54%) Legal
10 55 (1.79%) Police
11 25 (0.81%) Automotive
11 25 (0.81%) Fire and Rescue
12 19 (0.62%) Back Office
12 19 (0.62%) Law
13 12 (0.39%) Billing
14 10 (0.33%) Games
15 9 (0.29%) Housing Association
16 8 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.26%) Military
17 7 (0.23%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 496 (16.15%) Developer
2 293 (9.54%) Consultant
3 261 (8.50%) Architect
4 245 (7.98%) Analyst
5 139 (4.53%) Java Developer
6 133 (4.33%) Project Manager
7 120 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 117 (3.81%) Software Engineer
9 106 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 105 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 105 (3.42%) Senior Manager
11 104 (3.39%) IT Manager
12 94 (3.06%) .NET Developer
13 83 (2.70%) C# Developer
14 80 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
15 77 (2.51%) Software Developer
16 70 (2.28%) Junior
17 69 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
18 67 (2.18%) Senior Java Developer
19 66 (2.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (7.39%) .NET
2 204 (6.64%) Web Services
3 163 (5.31%) AngularJS
4 152 (4.95%) HTML
5 147 (4.79%) CSS
6 130 (4.23%) Node.js
7 125 (4.07%) Spring
8 112 (3.65%) ASP.NET
9 99 (3.22%) RESTful
10 92 (3.00%) SOAP
11 87 (2.83%) REST
12 73 (2.38%) React
13 67 (2.18%) JSON
14 63 (2.05%) XML
15 57 (1.86%) Hibernate
15 57 (1.86%) Spring Boot
16 53 (1.73%) jQuery
17 45 (1.47%) .NET Core
18 39 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (1.17%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 212 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 137 (4.46%) User Experience
4 112 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 109 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
6 103 (3.35%) Public Cloud
7 67 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 58 (1.89%) NHS
9 48 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 41 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.24%) Blog
12 34 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 30 (0.98%) Algorithms
14 28 (0.91%) Clustering
14 28 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 26 (0.85%) Virtual Team
16 25 (0.81%) Social Media
17 24 (0.78%) PKI
17 24 (0.78%) Replication
18 23 (0.75%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 413 (13.45%) Linux
2 397 (12.93%) Windows
3 149 (4.85%) Unix
4 140 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 126 (4.10%) Windows 10
6 90 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 57 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 51 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (1.34%) CentOS
11 32 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 27 (0.88%) Solaris
13 24 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.72%) Android
15 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.20%) AIX
18 5 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,051 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
3 565 (18.40%) Programme Management
4 509 (16.57%) Digital Marketing
5 378 (12.31%) ITIL
6 365 (11.89%) Mentoring
7 353 (11.49%) DevOps
8 341 (11.10%) Project Management
9 316 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 308 (10.03%) Scrum
11 307 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 261 (8.50%) Coaching
13 255 (8.30%) Software Engineering
14 250 (8.14%) Analytics
15 229 (7.46%) TDD
16 224 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 221 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
18 211 (6.87%) Project Delivery
19 205 (6.68%) Service Management
20 202 (6.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 461 (15.01%) SQL
2 438 (14.26%) Java
3 349 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 285 (9.28%) C#
5 282 (9.18%) Python
6 108 (3.52%) PowerShell
7 104 (3.39%) C++
8 96 (3.13%) C
9 55 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 44 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 43 (1.40%) Go
11 43 (1.40%) Perl
11 43 (1.40%) Ruby
12 41 (1.34%) Java 8
13 40 (1.30%) PHP
14 38 (1.24%) Scala
15 36 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 30 (0.98%) TypeScript
17 29 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 532 (17.32%) Security Cleared
2 389 (12.67%) Degree
3 344 (11.20%) SC Cleared
4 119 (3.87%) DV Cleared
5 109 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 108 (3.52%) CISSP
7 101 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
8 89 (2.90%) CISM
9 58 (1.89%) CCNP
10 56 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 56 (1.82%) MCSE
11 55 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
12 50 (1.63%) CCNA
13 43 (1.40%) ISTQB
14 42 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 41 (1.34%) Master's Degree
16 36 (1.17%) MCSA
17 33 (1.07%) ISEB
17 33 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 29 (0.94%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (5.50%) QA
2 150 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (2.67%) SLA
4 57 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 54 (1.76%) PMO
6 45 (1.47%) GDPR
7 41 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 34 (1.11%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 25 (0.81%) NCSC
11 24 (0.78%) NIST
12 16 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.46%) Data Quality
14 12 (0.39%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.29%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.29%) RMADS
16 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
18 5 (0.16%) GAAP
19 4 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 265 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 225 (7.33%) Docker
3 139 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 36 (1.17%) XenApp
7 23 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 21 (0.68%) vSphere
9 20 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.59%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.36%) HDFS
12 11 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (0.23%) Firmware
16 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 191 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 133 (4.33%) SCCM
3 96 (3.13%) Ansible
4 93 (3.03%) Terraform
5 79 (2.57%) Puppet
6 60 (1.95%) SCOM
7 44 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 43 (1.40%) HP ALM
9 42 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
10 41 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (0.75%) WSUS
12 20 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 17 (0.55%) vRealize
14 14 (0.46%) Nagios
15 13 (0.42%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.39%) Salt
17 11 (0.36%) Kibana
17 11 (0.36%) Packer
17 11 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
18 10 (0.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 710 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 555 (18.07%) SAP
3 224 (7.29%) VMware
4 222 (7.23%) Cisco
5 221 (7.20%) Oracle
6 107 (3.48%) Citrix
7 98 (3.19%) HP
8 84 (2.74%) Google
9 70 (2.28%) IBM
10 65 (2.12%) Red Hat
11 55 (1.79%) EMC
12 45 (1.47%) Capita
12 45 (1.47%) Cloudera
13 44 (1.43%) CA
14 43 (1.40%) Talend
15 40 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
16 38 (1.24%) Tableau
17 36 (1.17%) Remedy
18 34 (1.11%) Delphix
19 33 (1.07%) Apple