Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 109 115
Rank change year-on-year -27 +6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,917 1,315 3,692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.64% 2.93% 2.92%
As % of the General category 4.52% 5.76% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,151 1,067 3,052
10th Percentile £32,288 £32,300 £29,269
25th Percentile £40,875 £39,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £66,471 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 64,488 22,819 69,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.44% 50.88% 55.33%
Number of salaries quoted 40,228 18,577 54,139
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,612
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,001 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.87% +6.48% +2.86%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -22 1,061 £67,500 +12.50% 282
North of England +26 527 £45,000 - 163
South West -8 393 £48,500 -3.00% 100
Midlands -28 369 £50,000 +1.80% 118
South East -74 366 £50,000 - 87
West Midlands -30 272 £55,000 +10.00% 92
Yorkshire +29 247 £45,000 - 65
North West 0 231 £50,000 - 78
East Midlands -24 94 £40,000 -5.66% 23
East of England -68 74 £45,000 -30.77% 48
North East -7 53 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,063 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (32.64%) Finance
3 771 (26.43%) Social Skills
4 696 (23.86%) Business Intelligence
5 663 (22.73%) Azure
6 607 (20.81%) Marketing
7 591 (20.26%) Manufacturing
8 577 (19.78%) SAP
8 577 (19.78%) Security Cleared
9 576 (19.75%) Telecoms
10 565 (19.37%) Programme Management
11 551 (18.89%) AWS
12 534 (18.31%) Digital Marketing
13 533 (18.27%) Electronics
14 525 (18.00%) Microsoft
15 469 (16.08%) DevOps
16 434 (14.88%) Scrum
17 424 (14.54%) SC Cleared
18 377 (12.92%) Java
19 348 (11.93%) JavaScript
20 336 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
21 329 (11.28%) Python
22 328 (11.24%) SQL
23 327 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
24 326 (11.18%) Project Management
25 305 (10.46%) Kubernetes
26 286 (9.80%) Degree
27 268 (9.19%) Software Engineering
28 267 (9.15%) Windows
29 264 (9.05%) Coaching

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 90 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.19%) Confluence
3 43 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 28 (0.96%) CMS
5 27 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 20 (0.69%) IIS
8 19 (0.65%) Apache
8 19 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 19 (0.65%) SAS
9 16 (0.55%) nginx
10 14 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.45%) JBoss
12 12 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.31%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.27%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.17%) Ethereum
16 5 (0.17%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 74 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 40 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) Sketch
8 5 (0.17%) Figma
8 5 (0.17%) InVision
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.069%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.034%) InDesign
10 1 (0.034%) Marvel
10 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.034%) Windchill
10 1 (0.034%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 45 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.17%) R3 Corda
7 5 (0.17%) RESILIA
7 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.10%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 663 (22.73%) Azure
2 551 (18.89%) AWS
3 209 (7.16%) SaaS
4 198 (6.79%) Microsoft 365
5 184 (6.31%) GCP
6 158 (5.42%) Serverless
7 122 (4.18%) Power Platform
8 91 (3.12%) PaaS
9 73 (2.50%) IaaS
10 63 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
11 48 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
12 47 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
13 45 (1.54%) Amazon S3
14 44 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
15 39 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
16 38 (1.30%) GitHub
17 35 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (1.20%) PowerApps
18 33 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
18 33 (1.13%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.77%) Firewall
2 70 (2.40%) DNS
3 64 (2.19%) DHCP
4 61 (2.09%) VPN
5 57 (1.95%) LAN
6 52 (1.78%) WAN
6 52 (1.78%) Wireless
7 50 (1.71%) Network Security
8 40 (1.37%) HTTP
9 36 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
10 32 (1.10%) TCP/IP
11 29 (0.99%) Internet
12 20 (0.69%) VoIP
13 19 (0.65%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.51%) BGP
14 15 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.51%) MPLS
14 15 (0.51%) OSPF
15 13 (0.45%) SSH
15 13 (0.45%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.11%) MySQL
3 116 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
4 95 (3.26%) Power BI
5 90 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 83 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 77 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (2.37%) Big Data
9 60 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 46 (1.58%) Metadata
11 43 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
12 38 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 29 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (0.93%) Hadoop
16 23 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 23 (0.79%) Redis
17 20 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 18 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (0.58%) Metadata Repository
Development Applications
1 169 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 139 (4.77%) JIRA
3 119 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 53 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 51 (1.75%) GitLab
5 51 (1.75%) JUnit
5 51 (1.75%) Maven
6 50 (1.71%) Selenium
7 38 (1.30%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.93%) Cypress.io
9 25 (0.86%) JMeter
10 23 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
12 16 (0.55%) Mercurial
12 16 (0.55%) Postman
12 16 (0.55%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.51%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.48%) IntelliJ
14 14 (0.48%) Subversion
15 13 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 952 (32.64%) Finance
2 771 (26.43%) Social Skills
3 607 (20.81%) Marketing
4 591 (20.26%) Manufacturing
5 576 (19.75%) Telecoms
6 533 (18.27%) Electronics
7 230 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
8 174 (5.97%) Retail
9 133 (4.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 106 (3.63%) Legal
11 97 (3.33%) Presentation Skills
12 81 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
13 77 (2.64%) Law
14 75 (2.57%) Banking
14 75 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
15 71 (2.43%) Local Government
16 44 (1.51%) Automotive
17 43 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 41 (1.41%) Games
19 22 (0.75%) Police
Job Titles
1 462 (15.84%) Developer
2 307 (10.52%) Architect
3 261 (8.95%) Analyst
4 207 (7.10%) Consultant
5 160 (5.49%) Project Manager
6 114 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
7 102 (3.50%) Java Developer
8 101 (3.46%) Business Analyst
9 98 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 95 (3.26%) Software Engineer
11 93 (3.19%) Senior Developer
12 86 (2.95%) IT Manager
13 67 (2.30%) Software Developer
14 65 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 60 (2.06%) Data Engineer
16 59 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 58 (1.99%) Cloud Architect
18 57 (1.95%) AWS Architect
19 52 (1.78%) Administrator
20 49 (1.68%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (7.37%) React
2 193 (6.62%) .NET
3 185 (6.34%) Web Services
4 183 (6.27%) AngularJS
5 164 (5.62%) CSS
6 161 (5.52%) Node.js
7 155 (5.31%) HTML
8 134 (4.59%) Spring
9 88 (3.02%) XML
10 86 (2.95%) REST
11 82 (2.81%) Spring Boot
12 80 (2.74%) RESTful
13 71 (2.43%) .NET Core
14 58 (1.99%) SOAP
15 56 (1.92%) JSON
16 53 (1.82%) Kafka
17 45 (1.54%) HTML5
18 44 (1.51%) jQuery
19 40 (1.37%) OAuth
20 36 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 157 (5.38%) NHS
2 155 (5.31%) User Experience
3 143 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 133 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (2.85%) Cloud Native
6 75 (2.57%) Public Cloud
7 70 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 62 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 61 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
10 55 (1.89%) Algorithms
10 55 (1.89%) Data Centre
11 54 (1.85%) Blog
12 44 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
12 44 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
13 41 (1.41%) Social Media
14 36 (1.23%) Life Science
15 29 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 29 (0.99%) Driving Licence
16 28 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 21 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 267 (9.15%) Windows
2 199 (6.82%) Linux
3 128 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 69 (2.37%) Unix
5 47 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 45 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (0.93%) Android
9 25 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.55%) CentOS
13 14 (0.48%) VMS
14 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.14%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.14%) watchOS
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.10%) Solaris
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,063 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (23.86%) Business Intelligence
3 565 (19.37%) Programme Management
4 534 (18.31%) Digital Marketing
5 469 (16.08%) DevOps
6 434 (14.88%) Scrum
7 336 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
8 327 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 326 (11.18%) Project Management
10 268 (9.19%) Software Engineering
11 264 (9.05%) Coaching
12 260 (8.91%) ITIL
13 249 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
14 240 (8.23%) Microservices
14 240 (8.23%) Project Delivery
15 220 (7.54%) Mentoring
16 193 (6.62%) Test Automation
17 190 (6.51%) Presales
18 188 (6.44%) Analytics
19 184 (6.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 377 (12.92%) Java
2 348 (11.93%) JavaScript
3 329 (11.28%) Python
4 328 (11.24%) SQL
5 207 (7.10%) C#
6 145 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 82 (2.81%) Ruby
8 77 (2.64%) C
9 72 (2.47%) TypeScript
10 67 (2.30%) Go
11 62 (2.13%) Bash Shell
12 56 (1.92%) T-SQL
13 44 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 42 (1.44%) PHP
15 40 (1.37%) R
16 31 (1.06%) ES6
17 30 (1.03%) Scala
18 29 (0.99%) C++
19 19 (0.65%) MATLAB
19 19 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 577 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 424 (14.54%) SC Cleared
3 286 (9.80%) Degree
4 61 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 55 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.65%) AWS Certification
8 44 (1.51%) Master's Degree
9 39 (1.34%) CISSP
10 38 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (0.89%) CCNA
12 26 (0.89%) DBS Check
12 26 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.86%) CCNP
14 24 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
15 23 (0.79%) CISM
16 22 (0.75%) PhD
16 22 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 18 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.85%) QA
2 73 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (2.40%) SLA
4 63 (2.16%) GDPR
5 61 (2.09%) Accessibility
6 50 (1.71%) Data Quality
7 47 (1.61%) PMO
8 45 (1.54%) NIST
9 34 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 27 (0.93%) GRC
11 24 (0.82%) NCSC
12 22 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
14 14 (0.48%) COBIT
15 12 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 7 (0.24%) GAAP
17 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.21%) RMADS
18 5 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 5 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 261 (8.95%) Docker
2 247 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 82 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.99%) vSphere
6 18 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.62%) XenApp
6 18 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 15 (0.51%) HDFS
8 14 (0.48%) Postfix
9 9 (0.31%) NDS
9 9 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 8 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.14%) Snort
13 4 (0.14%) Squid
14 3 (0.10%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 305 (10.46%) Kubernetes
2 158 (5.42%) Terraform
3 107 (3.67%) Ansible
4 52 (1.78%) Puppet
5 40 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 34 (1.17%) SCCM
7 21 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.38%) Grafana
11 9 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 9 (0.31%) Packer
12 8 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 8 (0.27%) Kibana
13 7 (0.24%) Nagios
13 7 (0.24%) Nessus
14 6 (0.21%) Consul
14 6 (0.21%) Nexpose
14 6 (0.21%) SCOM
15 5 (0.17%) Graphite
Vendors
1 577 (19.78%) SAP
2 525 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 247 (8.47%) Oracle
4 127 (4.35%) VMware
5 117 (4.01%) Cisco
6 96 (3.29%) Google
7 58 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 44 (1.51%) Citrix
9 31 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (1.03%) HP
11 27 (0.93%) Palo Alto
12 23 (0.79%) ForgeRock
12 23 (0.79%) Mercator
13 22 (0.75%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.72%) Informatica
15 20 (0.69%) Remedy
16 19 (0.65%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.65%) IBM
17 18 (0.62%) Juniper
18 17 (0.58%) Talend