Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 135 115
Rank change year-on-year +41 -20 +15
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,489 2,610 3,994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.37% 2.49% 2.89%
As % of the General category 8.47% 6.14% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 2,044 3,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,700
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,218 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29,377 42,541 56,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.73% 40.52% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21,876 32,942 43,261
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,656 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +66 862 £70,000 +21.74% 164
North of England +15 442 £47,500 - 123
South West +19 421 £50,000 +11.11% 71
Midlands -2 281 £47,500 +5.56% 79
South East +21 280 £53,000 -7.83% 92
West Midlands +7 226 £50,000 -0.99% 69
Yorkshire +37 211 £51,114 +17.09% 58
North West -21 133 £52,500 +10.53% 45
North East +19 98 £42,500 -5.56% 21
East of England +59 91 £67,500 +50.00% 22
East Midlands -18 57 £45,000 +18.21% 10
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 949 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 829 (33.31%) Finance
3 756 (30.37%) Business Intelligence
4 688 (27.64%) Manufacturing
5 673 (27.04%) Marketing
6 671 (26.96%) Telecoms
7 669 (26.88%) SAP
8 666 (26.76%) Programme Management
9 643 (25.83%) Digital Marketing
10 641 (25.75%) Electronics
11 610 (24.51%) Azure
12 553 (22.22%) DevOps
13 524 (21.05%) AWS
14 501 (20.13%) Security Cleared
15 418 (16.79%) Java
16 394 (15.83%) Microsoft
17 392 (15.75%) JavaScript
18 389 (15.63%) SC Cleared
19 386 (15.51%) Python
19 386 (15.51%) Scrum
20 318 (12.78%) Degree
21 310 (12.45%) SQL
22 268 (10.77%) Kubernetes
23 267 (10.73%) Docker
24 263 (10.57%) Linux
25 257 (10.33%) Software Engineering
26 255 (10.25%) HTML
27 247 (9.92%) CSS
28 246 (9.88%) Git (software)
29 234 (9.40%) Problem-Solving

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 77 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.57%) Confluence
3 30 (1.21%) Red Hat Fuse
4 26 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (0.80%) OpenStack
5 20 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 18 (0.72%) Mule
7 17 (0.68%) Apache
7 17 (0.68%) JBoss
7 17 (0.68%) Mule ESB
8 14 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.56%) CMS
9 12 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.40%) Apache Synapse
11 10 (0.40%) WordPress
12 6 (0.24%) Drupal
12 6 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.21%) Sketch
4 22 (0.88%) InVision
5 18 (0.72%) Figma
6 17 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.48%) Zeplin
9 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.20%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 10 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
4 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.20%) Social Studio
5 3 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.080%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.080%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Primavera
7 1 (0.040%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.040%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.040%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.040%) Shopify
7 1 (0.040%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.040%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 610 (24.51%) Azure
2 524 (21.05%) AWS
3 186 (7.47%) GCP
4 146 (5.87%) Microsoft 365
5 137 (5.50%) SaaS
6 124 (4.98%) Serverless
7 88 (3.54%) PaaS
8 83 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
9 77 (3.09%) Power Platform
10 64 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
10 64 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 57 (2.29%) GitHub
12 47 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
13 46 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
14 42 (1.69%) IaaS
15 38 (1.53%) Azure Functions
16 37 (1.49%) Firebase
17 32 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
18 31 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
19 30 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.29%) Firewall
2 49 (1.97%) LAN
2 49 (1.97%) WAN
3 33 (1.33%) Internet
4 28 (1.12%) HTTP
4 28 (1.12%) Network Security
4 28 (1.12%) Wireless
5 27 (1.08%) VoIP
5 27 (1.08%) VPN
6 26 (1.04%) DNS
7 22 (0.88%) SAN
7 22 (0.88%) Unified Communications
8 16 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.56%) DHCP
10 14 (0.56%) MPLS
10 14 (0.56%) Skype
11 13 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.62%) MySQL
3 89 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 74 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 67 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (2.41%) Power BI
7 57 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 53 (2.13%) Big Data
9 48 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 31 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
12 30 (1.21%) Data Lake
12 30 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
14 27 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 25 (1.00%) Tableau
17 23 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
18 22 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 246 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 180 (7.23%) Jenkins
3 127 (5.10%) JIRA
4 98 (3.94%) Maven
5 81 (3.25%) JUnit
6 65 (2.61%) GitLab
7 49 (1.97%) Selenium
8 48 (1.93%) Mockito
9 46 (1.85%) SonarQube
10 43 (1.73%) Cucumber
11 32 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.25%) DbUnit
12 31 (1.25%) jMock
13 24 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (0.88%) JMeter
15 21 (0.84%) IntelliJ
15 21 (0.84%) Postman
16 19 (0.76%) WebDriver
17 16 (0.64%) Grunt
17 16 (0.64%) gulp
General
1 829 (33.31%) Finance
2 688 (27.64%) Manufacturing
3 673 (27.04%) Marketing
4 671 (26.96%) Telecoms
5 641 (25.75%) Electronics
6 105 (4.22%) Retail
7 73 (2.93%) Local Government
8 63 (2.53%) Games
9 49 (1.97%) Law
10 46 (1.85%) Banking
11 43 (1.73%) Legal
12 31 (1.25%) Automotive
13 14 (0.56%) Police
14 11 (0.44%) Billing
15 10 (0.40%) Publishing
16 7 (0.28%) Advertising
17 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.16%) Avionics
19 3 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 616 (24.75%) Developer
2 262 (10.53%) Architect
3 199 (8.00%) Consultant
4 173 (6.95%) Analyst
5 168 (6.75%) Senior Developer
6 166 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 117 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 101 (4.06%) Software Engineer
9 100 (4.02%) Software Developer
10 82 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
11 77 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
12 75 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
13 72 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 59 (2.37%) Designer
15 56 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
16 55 (2.21%) .NET Developer
16 55 (2.21%) Senior Java Developer
17 51 (2.05%) Business Analyst
18 50 (2.01%) Data Engineer
19 47 (1.89%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (10.25%) HTML
2 247 (9.92%) CSS
3 222 (8.92%) .NET
4 200 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 157 (6.31%) Web Services
6 145 (5.83%) Spring
7 138 (5.54%) React
8 126 (5.06%) REST
9 125 (5.02%) Node.js
10 93 (3.74%) RESTful
11 92 (3.70%) SOAP
12 88 (3.54%) HTML5
13 78 (3.13%) .NET Core
14 59 (2.37%) CSS3
15 56 (2.25%) XML
16 55 (2.21%) JSON
17 54 (2.17%) ASP.NET
18 52 (2.09%) Spring Boot
19 45 (1.81%) PowerMock
19 45 (1.81%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 165 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (6.47%) User Experience
3 154 (6.19%) NHS
4 69 (2.77%) Cloud Native
5 54 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 52 (2.09%) Data Centre
6 52 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 45 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.53%) Blog
9 38 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
11 22 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 18 (0.72%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.60%) Wiki
16 13 (0.52%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 263 (10.57%) Linux
2 153 (6.15%) Windows
3 56 (2.25%) CentOS
4 54 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 52 (2.09%) Unix
6 47 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.60%) Android
10 13 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.32%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.16%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.080%) Alpine Linux
16 2 (0.080%) Solaris
16 2 (0.080%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (30.37%) Business Intelligence
3 666 (26.76%) Programme Management
4 643 (25.83%) Digital Marketing
5 553 (22.22%) DevOps
6 386 (15.51%) Scrum
7 257 (10.33%) Software Engineering
8 234 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
9 203 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 193 (7.75%) ITIL
11 188 (7.55%) Mentoring
12 184 (7.39%) Microservices
13 164 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 162 (6.51%) Project Management
15 158 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
15 158 (6.35%) TDD
16 155 (6.23%) Kanban
17 154 (6.19%) Analytics
18 150 (6.03%) BDD
19 149 (5.99%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 418 (16.79%) Java
2 392 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 386 (15.51%) Python
4 310 (12.45%) SQL
5 211 (8.48%) C#
6 116 (4.66%) TypeScript
7 109 (4.38%) C
8 99 (3.98%) C++
9 88 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 81 (3.25%) Go
11 69 (2.77%) Ruby
12 55 (2.21%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.89%) Java 8
14 42 (1.69%) T-SQL
15 31 (1.25%) PHP
16 27 (1.08%) ES6
17 25 (1.00%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.96%) Rust
19 20 (0.80%) VB
20 19 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 501 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 389 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 318 (12.78%) Degree
4 87 (3.50%) DV Cleared
5 63 (2.53%) Master's Degree
6 45 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 28 (1.12%) CCNP
9 28 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 28 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (0.96%) CISSP
11 19 (0.76%) AWS Certification
11 19 (0.76%) CISM
12 18 (0.72%) CCNA
12 18 (0.72%) MCSE
13 17 (0.68%) HND
14 15 (0.60%) DBS Check
15 14 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.02%) QA
2 75 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (2.13%) GDPR
4 30 (1.21%) PMO
5 26 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.04%) GRC
6 25 (1.00%) NIST
7 21 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (0.68%) SLA
11 14 (0.56%) NCSC
12 12 (0.48%) WCAG
13 9 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.28%) COBIT
15 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 5 (0.20%) BS7666
16 5 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 267 (10.73%) Docker
2 120 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 89 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.04%) XenApp
6 24 (0.96%) vSphere
7 21 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.60%) NDS
8 15 (0.60%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.28%) KVM
10 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.16%) Firmware
12 4 (0.16%) Postfix
12 4 (0.16%) Snort
12 4 (0.16%) Squid
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.040%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 268 (10.77%) Kubernetes
2 176 (7.07%) Terraform
3 104 (4.18%) Ansible
4 57 (2.29%) Puppet
5 27 (1.08%) Prometheus
6 24 (0.96%) Grafana
7 23 (0.92%) Packer
8 21 (0.84%) SCCM
8 21 (0.84%) ZABBIX
9 19 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
11 16 (0.64%) Consul
11 16 (0.64%) Graphite
12 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 13 (0.52%) Istio
14 12 (0.48%) Argo
15 10 (0.40%) Knative
15 10 (0.40%) linkerd
15 10 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 669 (26.88%) SAP
2 394 (15.83%) Microsoft
3 133 (5.34%) Oracle
4 131 (5.26%) Google
5 129 (5.18%) VMware
6 101 (4.06%) Cisco
7 79 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 51 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.97%) Citrix
10 37 (1.49%) Dell
11 34 (1.37%) Databricks
12 32 (1.29%) Adobe
13 30 (1.21%) Splunk
14 28 (1.12%) Atlassian
15 25 (1.00%) ForgeRock
15 25 (1.00%) IBM
16 24 (0.96%) Juniper
17 22 (0.88%) Avaya
18 18 (0.72%) Dynatrace
18 18 (0.72%) NetIQ