Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 110 127
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17 -20
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,422 3,935 4,293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.98% 2.69%
As % of the General category 5.98% 7.43% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,294 3,561 2,987
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,565 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +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 23,789 52,954 69,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.71% 40.13% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18,491 40,219 53,296
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £92,500 £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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -4 500 £56,514 -5.81% 80
North of England -24 220 £47,500 - 64
Midlands +1 218 £45,000 -5.26% 44
South West -33 211 £47,115 -5.77% 52
South East -15 208 £50,000 -4.76% 46
West Midlands 0 154 £46,500 -2.62% 28
North West -4 120 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Yorkshire -3 73 £45,000 -5.26% 22
East Midlands +50 61 £40,000 -15.79% 14
East of England -4 39 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North East -8 27 £46,250 -7.50% 14
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 428 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (22.78%) Finance
3 303 (21.31%) Microsoft
4 270 (18.99%) Security Cleared
5 255 (17.93%) SAP
6 251 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 232 (16.32%) Telecoms
8 228 (16.03%) Programme Management
9 225 (15.82%) Marketing
10 219 (15.40%) Azure
11 210 (14.77%) Manufacturing
12 204 (14.35%) SQL
13 201 (14.14%) Electronics
13 201 (14.14%) Digital Marketing
14 198 (13.92%) Java
15 197 (13.85%) ITIL
16 192 (13.50%) DevOps
17 191 (13.43%) AWS
18 184 (12.94%) SC Cleared
19 178 (12.52%) JavaScript
20 169 (11.88%) Windows
21 166 (11.67%) Python
22 155 (10.90%) Project Management
23 147 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
24 146 (10.27%) C#
25 143 (10.06%) Local Government
26 136 (9.56%) Software Engineering
26 136 (9.56%) Office 365
27 134 (9.42%) Degree
28 133 (9.35%) Cybersecurity

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 54 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.32%) Apache
3 27 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 26 (1.83%) Confluence
5 25 (1.76%) CMS
6 23 (1.62%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.41%) IIS
8 12 (0.84%) nginx
9 11 (0.77%) WordPress
10 8 (0.56%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.42%) Drupal
12 4 (0.28%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.28%) SAS
13 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.21%) Gunicorn
13 3 (0.21%) Jadu
13 3 (0.21%) JBoss
13 3 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 65 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.070%) InVision
7 1 (0.070%) Sketch
7 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (2.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.27%) SAP CO
3 18 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 18 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 14 (0.98%) SAP PSCD
4 14 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 11 (0.77%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.70%) SAP PS
7 5 (0.35%) Relativity
7 5 (0.35%) Ringtail
7 5 (0.35%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.14%) SAP MII
10 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.070%) assyst
11 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.070%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 219 (15.40%) Azure
2 191 (13.43%) AWS
3 136 (9.56%) Office 365
4 66 (4.64%) GitHub
5 54 (3.80%) Power Platform
6 52 (3.66%) GCP
7 46 (3.23%) SaaS
8 37 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.76%) IaaS
10 23 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (1.34%) PaaS
12 14 (0.98%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.98%) Serverless
13 13 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.91%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.84%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.56%) Stackdriver
15 8 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 95 (6.68%) Firewall
2 64 (4.50%) Internet
3 56 (3.94%) LAN
4 40 (2.81%) WAN
5 30 (2.11%) VoIP
6 25 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (1.48%) Unified Communications
8 16 (1.13%) QSIG
8 16 (1.13%) Wireless
9 15 (1.05%) DNS
10 14 (0.98%) DHCP
10 14 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.98%) VPN
11 13 (0.91%) Skype
11 13 (0.91%) WebEx
12 12 (0.84%) Network Security
12 12 (0.84%) SAN
13 11 (0.77%) H.323
13 11 (0.77%) MGCP
13 11 (0.77%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 73 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 71 (4.99%) NoSQL
4 52 (3.66%) Big Data
5 47 (3.31%) MySQL
6 40 (2.81%) Power BI
7 33 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.27%) Redis
11 17 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
12 10 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.49%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 124 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 42 (2.95%) JIRA
4 29 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (1.83%) GitLab
6 22 (1.55%) Maven
7 19 (1.34%) Selenium
7 19 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.27%) JUnit
9 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
9 15 (1.05%) Vagrant
10 14 (0.98%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.98%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.70%) Gradle
11 10 (0.70%) NUnit
12 9 (0.63%) webpack
13 8 (0.56%) Protractor
14 7 (0.49%) JMeter
14 7 (0.49%) Mockito
15 6 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 324 (22.78%) Finance
2 232 (16.32%) Telecoms
3 225 (15.82%) Marketing
4 210 (14.77%) Manufacturing
5 201 (14.14%) Electronics
6 143 (10.06%) Local Government
7 67 (4.71%) Retail
8 29 (2.04%) Police
9 23 (1.62%) Banking
10 15 (1.05%) Legal
11 13 (0.91%) Law
12 11 (0.77%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.77%) Games
13 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 5 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
14 4 (0.28%) Military
14 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Automotive
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
15 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 283 (19.90%) Developer
2 120 (8.44%) Architect
3 110 (7.74%) Consultant
4 91 (6.40%) Analyst
5 72 (5.06%) Senior Developer
6 61 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 60 (4.22%) IT Manager
7 60 (4.22%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 48 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 43 (3.02%) Senior Manager
12 37 (2.60%) C# Developer
12 37 (2.60%) Software Developer
13 35 (2.46%) .NET Developer
14 34 (2.39%) SAP Consultant
15 33 (2.32%) Support Engineer
16 31 (2.18%) Platform Engineer
17 28 (1.97%) Lead Developer
17 28 (1.97%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.51%) HTML
2 115 (8.09%) .NET
3 105 (7.38%) CSS
4 74 (5.20%) Spring
5 69 (4.85%) Node.js
6 64 (4.50%) RESTful
7 58 (4.08%) Web Services
8 57 (4.01%) AngularJS
9 53 (3.73%) ASP.NET
10 50 (3.52%) React
11 36 (2.53%) jQuery
11 36 (2.53%) Spring Boot
12 32 (2.25%) HTML5
13 31 (2.18%) .NET Core
14 30 (2.11%) REST
15 28 (1.97%) SOAP
16 27 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
17 23 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (1.62%) JSON
17 23 (1.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.49%) User Experience
2 73 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.99%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.59%) NHS
5 35 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.83%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (1.27%) Internet of Things
12 17 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.05%) Blog
14 13 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.84%) Media Streaming
16 10 (0.70%) CESG
17 9 (0.63%) Wiki
18 8 (0.56%) Cyberattack
18 8 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 169 (11.88%) Windows
2 128 (9.00%) Linux
3 51 (3.59%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 39 (2.74%) CentOS
6 33 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 30 (2.11%) Unix
9 22 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (1.41%) Android
11 17 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.42%) Debian
15 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 228 (16.03%) Programme Management
4 201 (14.14%) Digital Marketing
5 197 (13.85%) ITIL
6 192 (13.50%) DevOps
7 155 (10.90%) Project Management
8 147 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
9 136 (9.56%) Software Engineering
10 133 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
11 119 (8.37%) Scrum
12 113 (7.95%) Mentoring
13 103 (7.24%) Service Delivery
14 99 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 86 (6.05%) Analytics
16 85 (5.98%) Microservices
17 84 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (5.77%) Migration
19 81 (5.70%) PRINCE2
20 77 (5.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 204 (14.35%) SQL
2 198 (13.92%) Java
3 178 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 166 (11.67%) Python
5 146 (10.27%) C#
6 53 (3.73%) C
7 45 (3.16%) C++
8 40 (2.81%) Ruby
9 38 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.39%) Go
11 33 (2.32%) PHP
12 29 (2.04%) Java 8
13 25 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.91%) Scala
16 12 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.77%) ABAP
18 10 (0.70%) Apex Code
19 8 (0.56%) Groovy
19 8 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 270 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 184 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 134 (9.42%) Degree
4 54 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 40 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (2.60%) CISSP
8 35 (2.46%) AWS Certification
9 32 (2.25%) CCNP
10 28 (1.97%) SANS
11 21 (1.48%) CISM
11 21 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
13 18 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.13%) MCSE
15 15 (1.05%) CCNA
15 15 (1.05%) MCSA
16 12 (0.84%) APMP
17 11 (0.77%) IISP
18 10 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.22%) QA
2 46 (3.23%) SLA
3 41 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (2.11%) PMO
5 17 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (1.13%) GDPR
7 14 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.77%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.28%) NCSC
14 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.14%) NIST
15 2 (0.14%) SEPA
16 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 123 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 77 (5.41%) Docker
3 50 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.42%) vSphere
7 5 (0.35%) Postfix
7 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.14%) Firmware
9 2 (0.14%) NFS
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.14%) Samba
9 2 (0.14%) Squid
9 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 71 (4.99%) Terraform
2 68 (4.78%) Kubernetes
3 52 (3.66%) SCCM
4 49 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (2.95%) Puppet
6 37 (2.60%) Grafana
7 27 (1.90%) Ansible
8 26 (1.83%) Graphite
8 26 (1.83%) Prometheus
9 23 (1.62%) QRadar
10 12 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.56%) Packer
13 7 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.42%) Nagios
14 6 (0.42%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.35%) CSIRT
15 5 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.35%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.35%) FTK
Vendors
1 303 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 255 (17.93%) SAP
3 106 (7.45%) Cisco
4 86 (6.05%) Oracle
5 85 (5.98%) VMware
6 49 (3.45%) Capita
7 43 (3.02%) IBM
8 36 (2.53%) Google
9 29 (2.04%) Splunk
10 28 (1.97%) Citrix
11 27 (1.90%) Palo Alto
12 26 (1.83%) CyberArk
13 23 (1.62%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.62%) LogRhythm
13 23 (1.62%) NetWitness
13 23 (1.62%) Thycotic
14 20 (1.41%) ArcSight
14 20 (1.41%) BeyondTrust
14 20 (1.41%) Bomgar
15 18 (1.27%) Tableau