Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,373 3,663 4,575
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.01% 2.90% 2.99%
As % of the General category 7.95% 7.30% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,332 3,381 3,466
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,300 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.89%

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 17,265 50,181 65,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.83% 39.72% 42.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13,859 38,349 50,710
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +23 420 £60,000 -4.00% 133
South East +55 265 £50,000 -9.09% 64
South West -6 247 £47,500 -5.00% 61
North of England -24 192 £45,000 -5.26% 109
Midlands +7 188 £49,118 +2.33% 63
West Midlands +13 152 £49,118 -6.44% 51
North West -23 92 £50,000 - 42
Yorkshire +1 76 £45,000 -5.26% 43
East of England +42 35 £47,500 +5.56% 30
East Midlands +13 34 £45,000 - 12
North East -19 24 £42,000 -16.94% 24
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 499 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (29.93%) Finance
3 339 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
4 331 (24.11%) Telecoms
5 326 (23.74%) SAP
6 323 (23.53%) Marketing
7 322 (23.45%) DevOps
8 319 (23.23%) Manufacturing
9 313 (22.80%) Programme Management
10 302 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 296 (21.56%) Digital Marketing
11 296 (21.56%) Electronics
12 259 (18.86%) Azure
13 250 (18.21%) Microsoft
14 245 (17.84%) SC Cleared
15 233 (16.97%) AWS
16 228 (16.61%) JavaScript
17 226 (16.46%) SQL
18 201 (14.64%) Java
19 184 (13.40%) Python
20 176 (12.82%) Git (software)
21 175 (12.75%) Scrum
22 166 (12.09%) Linux
23 154 (11.22%) HTML
24 153 (11.14%) Degree
25 151 (11.00%) ITIL
26 142 (10.34%) CSS
26 142 (10.34%) Terraform
27 137 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
28 134 (9.76%) 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 50 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (3.35%) Apache
3 45 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.97%) Confluence
6 26 (1.89%) CMS
7 18 (1.31%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.58%) WordPress
9 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.44%) Jadu
10 6 (0.44%) JBoss
10 6 (0.44%) nginx
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.36%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.36%) Mule
11 5 (0.36%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.29%) WinCC
13 3 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 52 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.80%) Figma
4 11 (0.80%) InVision
4 11 (0.80%) Sketch
5 10 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) Zeplin
7 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.53%) SAP PSCD
2 14 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 13 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.66%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Primavera
9 1 (0.073%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.073%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 259 (18.86%) Azure
2 233 (16.97%) AWS
3 117 (8.52%) Office 365
4 96 (6.99%) GitHub
5 74 (5.39%) GCP
6 66 (4.81%) SaaS
7 58 (4.22%) Power Platform
8 55 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
9 43 (3.13%) PaaS
10 39 (2.84%) Serverless
11 36 (2.62%) Stackdriver
12 27 (1.97%) IaaS
13 25 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 24 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
17 16 (1.17%) Azure Functions
18 13 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
18 13 (0.95%) Firebase
19 11 (0.80%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.75%) Firewall
2 49 (3.57%) Internet
3 42 (3.06%) LAN
4 30 (2.18%) WAN
5 24 (1.75%) VoIP
6 20 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (1.31%) Network Security
7 18 (1.31%) Unified Communications
7 18 (1.31%) VPN
8 14 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.87%) Skype
10 11 (0.80%) Cisco Firepower
10 11 (0.80%) H.323
10 11 (0.80%) ISDN
10 11 (0.80%) MGCP
10 11 (0.80%) QSIG
10 11 (0.80%) SCCP
10 11 (0.80%) WebEx
10 11 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
1 86 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.30%) NoSQL
3 52 (3.79%) Big Data
3 52 (3.79%) Power BI
4 39 (2.84%) MySQL
5 32 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 31 (2.26%) MongoDB
7 30 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.04%) Tableau
9 13 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.51%) QlikView
14 6 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 176 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.57%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.57%) JIRA
4 46 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 42 (3.06%) GitLab
6 40 (2.91%) Gradle
7 38 (2.77%) Maven
8 29 (2.11%) JUnit
9 24 (1.75%) Selenium
10 17 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.24%) Mockito
11 16 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.87%) Postman
14 12 (0.87%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.73%) Subversion
16 9 (0.66%) Fiddler
16 9 (0.66%) jMock
16 9 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 411 (29.93%) Finance
2 331 (24.11%) Telecoms
3 323 (23.53%) Marketing
4 319 (23.23%) Manufacturing
5 296 (21.56%) Electronics
6 75 (5.46%) Local Government
7 39 (2.84%) Retail
8 34 (2.48%) Banking
9 18 (1.31%) Automotive
10 16 (1.17%) Legal
10 16 (1.17%) Police
11 7 (0.51%) Games
12 6 (0.44%) Billing
12 6 (0.44%) Law
13 5 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
14 4 (0.29%) Social Housing
15 3 (0.22%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (26.44%) Developer
2 118 (8.59%) Architect
3 99 (7.21%) Consultant
4 92 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 88 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 86 (6.26%) Senior Developer
7 80 (5.83%) Analyst
8 46 (3.35%) IT Manager
9 44 (3.20%) Platform Engineer
10 42 (3.06%) Software Engineer
11 37 (2.69%) Software Developer
12 36 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (2.48%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.48%) Digital Developer
13 34 (2.48%) Digital Transformation
14 33 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
14 33 (2.40%) Lead Developer
15 32 (2.33%) Junior
15 32 (2.33%) Security Engineer
15 32 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (11.22%) HTML
2 142 (10.34%) CSS
3 133 (9.69%) .NET
4 104 (7.57%) Spring
5 93 (6.77%) AngularJS
6 71 (5.17%) RESTful
7 66 (4.81%) Node.js
7 66 (4.81%) React
8 65 (4.73%) Web Services
9 57 (4.15%) HTML5
10 49 (3.57%) REST
11 44 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
12 43 (3.13%) ASP.NET
13 42 (3.06%) Spring Integration
14 39 (2.84%) XML
15 38 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (2.69%) JSON
16 37 (2.69%) Spring Boot
17 36 (2.62%) CSS3
18 33 (2.40%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.68%) User Experience
2 77 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.04%) Cloud Native
6 27 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.82%) NHS
9 24 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.60%) Blog
11 22 (1.60%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.53%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.38%) Internet of Things
14 14 (1.02%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.87%) Cybercrime
15 12 (0.87%) Media Streaming
15 12 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
16 11 (0.80%) Wiki
17 10 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 166 (12.09%) Linux
2 115 (8.38%) Windows
3 65 (4.73%) CentOS
4 49 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (2.77%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 23 (1.68%) Unix
8 15 (1.09%) Android
9 14 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.44%) Debian
12 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
3 322 (23.45%) DevOps
4 313 (22.80%) Programme Management
5 296 (21.56%) Digital Marketing
6 175 (12.75%) Scrum
7 151 (11.00%) ITIL
8 137 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
9 134 (9.76%) Software Engineering
10 130 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (8.67%) Microservices
12 112 (8.16%) Project Management
13 103 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
14 98 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 91 (6.63%) Mentoring
15 91 (6.63%) Service Management
16 86 (6.26%) Open Source
16 86 (6.26%) Test Automation
17 79 (5.75%) Configuration Management
17 79 (5.75%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 228 (16.61%) JavaScript
2 226 (16.46%) SQL
3 201 (14.64%) Java
4 184 (13.40%) Python
5 109 (7.94%) C#
6 54 (3.93%) Ruby
7 46 (3.35%) Go
8 42 (3.06%) Bash Shell
9 37 (2.69%) C
10 33 (2.40%) PHP
11 31 (2.26%) Scala
11 31 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 31 (2.26%) TypeScript
12 30 (2.18%) C++
12 30 (2.18%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.82%) Java 8
14 17 (1.24%) Apex Code
15 11 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.73%) ABAP
17 7 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 302 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 245 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 153 (11.14%) Degree
4 47 (3.42%) AWS Certification
5 41 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (2.77%) DV Cleared
7 31 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.97%) CISSP
8 27 (1.97%) SANS
9 22 (1.60%) CISM
10 16 (1.17%) CCNP
10 16 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (1.02%) CCNA
12 14 (1.02%) MCSA
12 14 (1.02%) MCSE
13 13 (0.95%) DBS Check
14 12 (0.87%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.80%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.95%) QA
2 38 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (2.33%) SLA
4 22 (1.60%) PMO
5 20 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (1.31%) GDPR
7 16 (1.17%) NCSC
8 14 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (0.44%) COBIT
11 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.36%) SEPA
13 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.29%) NIST
14 3 (0.22%) P3O
15 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 97 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 94 (6.85%) Docker
3 51 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.66%) Postfix
5 9 (0.66%) vSphere
6 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.44%) XenApp
8 6 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.15%) Samba
11 2 (0.15%) Squid
11 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 142 (10.34%) Terraform
2 102 (7.43%) Kubernetes
3 81 (5.90%) Grafana
4 67 (4.88%) Puppet
5 43 (3.13%) Prometheus
6 41 (2.99%) Ansible
7 40 (2.91%) Graphite
8 24 (1.75%) QRadar
8 24 (1.75%) SCCM
9 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.51%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.36%) Packer
14 4 (0.29%) Nagios
14 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.29%) SCOM
14 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
15 3 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 326 (23.74%) SAP
2 250 (18.21%) Microsoft
3 95 (6.92%) Cisco
4 81 (5.90%) VMware
5 80 (5.83%) Google
6 63 (4.59%) Splunk
7 41 (2.99%) Oracle
8 38 (2.77%) Citrix
9 37 (2.69%) ServiceNow
10 32 (2.33%) IBM
11 30 (2.18%) CyberArk
12 29 (2.11%) Palo Alto
13 28 (2.04%) Red Hat
14 26 (1.89%) Thycotic
15 25 (1.82%) NetWitness
16 24 (1.75%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.68%) ArcSight
17 23 (1.68%) BeyondTrust
17 23 (1.68%) Bomgar
17 23 (1.68%) LogRhythm