Period
to

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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 98 139
Rank change year-on-year +14 +41 -15
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 5,109 2,627 2,134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.73% 3.26% 2.46%
As % of the General category 5.80% 5.97% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,563 2,209 1,638
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,234 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,000 £40,375 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,750
Median % change year-on-year - +8.37% -2.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 88,090 44,028 48,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 64.31% 54.60% 55.29%
Number of salaries quoted 45,339 31,941 37,388
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,981 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -38 1,840 £65,000 -7.14% 218
North of England +35 1,264 £47,500 +5.56% 191
North West +77 743 £53,112 +11.81% 104
Midlands +26 542 £50,000 +5.26% 92
South West +8 514 £47,500 -5.00% 103
East of England +72 445 £60,000 -7.69% 76
Yorkshire +20 442 £43,000 -14.00% 48
South East -16 435 £50,750 +1.50% 87
West Midlands 0 363 £53,976 +10.16% 60
East Midlands +38 169 £34,842 -18.02% 30
North East -6 92 £53,000 +27.11% 40
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 2,123 (41.55%) Agile
2 1,793 (35.09%) Finance
3 1,485 (29.07%) Social Skills
4 1,226 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 1,209 (23.66%) Azure
6 967 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
7 946 (18.52%) Manufacturing
8 903 (17.67%) AWS
9 887 (17.36%) Microsoft
10 826 (16.17%) DevOps
11 771 (15.09%) SC Cleared
12 762 (14.91%) Degree
13 761 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
14 746 (14.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 732 (14.33%) Programme Management
16 727 (14.23%) Marketing
17 686 (13.43%) JavaScript
18 675 (13.21%) SQL
19 674 (13.19%) Python
20 670 (13.11%) Software Engineering
21 659 (12.90%) Java
22 654 (12.80%) Telecoms
23 646 (12.64%) Project Management
24 622 (12.17%) SAP
25 616 (12.06%) Electronics
26 599 (11.72%) Scrum
27 593 (11.61%) C#
28 591 (11.57%) Digital Marketing
29 562 (11.00%) .NET
30 551 (10.78%) Service Design

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
1 108 (2.11%) IIS
2 96 (1.88%) Confluence
3 79 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 50 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
5 46 (0.90%) CMS
6 45 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (0.80%) Apache
8 38 (0.74%) SAS
9 35 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.39%) JBoss
13 11 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.22%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.22%) nginx
14 10 (0.20%) Luigi
14 10 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.18%) Jupyter
15 9 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 268 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 190 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 97 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (1.31%) Sketch
6 47 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.41%) InVision
8 20 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 18 (0.35%) Adobe XD
11 17 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
12 13 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
13 12 (0.23%) Zeplin
14 10 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
15 8 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.078%) InDesign
17 3 (0.059%) Simulink
18 2 (0.039%) Maya
18 2 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
19 1 (0.020%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 33 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.12%) FastStats
4 5 (0.098%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.098%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.059%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.039%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.039%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.039%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.020%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.020%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.020%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.020%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.020%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,209 (23.66%) Azure
2 903 (17.67%) AWS
3 331 (6.48%) GCP
4 248 (4.85%) Microsoft 365
5 180 (3.52%) SaaS
6 163 (3.19%) Power Platform
7 141 (2.76%) PaaS
8 128 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
9 121 (2.37%) GitHub
10 115 (2.25%) Serverless
11 82 (1.61%) IaaS
12 79 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 76 (1.49%) Figma
14 73 (1.43%) Google Workspace
15 69 (1.35%) Amazon S3
16 65 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
17 64 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
18 54 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
19 51 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
20 46 (0.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 192 (3.76%) Firewall
2 109 (2.13%) VPN
3 102 (2.00%) DNS
4 97 (1.90%) Wireless
5 91 (1.78%) Internet
6 78 (1.53%) WAN
7 74 (1.45%) DHCP
8 72 (1.41%) LAN
9 71 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
10 53 (1.04%) VoIP
11 52 (1.02%) Network Security
12 45 (0.88%) TCP/IP
13 34 (0.67%) VLAN
14 33 (0.65%) SAN
15 30 (0.59%) WLAN
16 29 (0.57%) HTTP
17 25 (0.49%) BGP
18 24 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
19 23 (0.45%) DMZ
19 23 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 156 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 151 (2.96%) NoSQL
4 150 (2.94%) Power BI
5 145 (2.84%) MySQL
6 144 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
7 140 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 130 (2.54%) Big Data
9 94 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 85 (1.66%) Data Lake
11 80 (1.57%) Tableau
12 77 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
13 58 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 54 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 40 (0.78%) Oracle Database
16 36 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
17 35 (0.69%) Hadoop
18 34 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 32 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 315 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 235 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 193 (3.78%) JIRA
4 140 (2.74%) Selenium
5 82 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 77 (1.51%) GitLab
7 68 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 53 (1.04%) Maven
9 47 (0.92%) JUnit
10 44 (0.86%) REST Assured
11 42 (0.82%) Protractor
12 38 (0.74%) Cypress.io
12 38 (0.74%) Subversion
12 38 (0.74%) webpack
13 37 (0.72%) Mercurial
14 34 (0.67%) TestNG
15 31 (0.61%) Bitbucket
15 31 (0.61%) JMeter
15 31 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 1,793 (35.09%) Finance
2 1,485 (29.07%) Social Skills
3 946 (18.52%) Manufacturing
4 746 (14.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 727 (14.23%) Marketing
6 654 (12.80%) Telecoms
7 616 (12.06%) Electronics
8 537 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
9 361 (7.07%) Local Government
10 310 (6.07%) Retail
11 196 (3.84%) Legal
12 191 (3.74%) Influencing Skills
13 188 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
14 173 (3.39%) Law
15 156 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
16 120 (2.35%) Banking
17 88 (1.72%) Games
18 68 (1.33%) Publishing
19 54 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
19 54 (1.06%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 839 (16.42%) Developer
2 686 (13.43%) Analyst
3 380 (7.44%) Consultant
4 340 (6.65%) Architect
5 307 (6.01%) Software Engineer
6 290 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 279 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
8 249 (4.87%) Senior Developer
9 191 (3.74%) Business Analyst
10 190 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
11 175 (3.43%) .NET Developer
12 174 (3.41%) Software Developer
13 170 (3.33%) Security Analyst
14 161 (3.15%) Information Analyst
15 157 (3.07%) Information Security Analyst
16 142 (2.78%) Tester
17 128 (2.51%) Graduate
18 123 (2.41%) Designer
19 114 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 110 (2.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (11.00%) .NET
2 459 (8.98%) React
3 398 (7.79%) HTML
4 338 (6.62%) CSS
5 326 (6.38%) AngularJS
6 229 (4.48%) Node.js
7 204 (3.99%) HTML5
8 169 (3.31%) .NET Core
9 159 (3.11%) RESTful
10 158 (3.09%) Spring
11 151 (2.96%) .NET Framework
12 149 (2.92%) REST
13 146 (2.86%) Web Services
14 125 (2.45%) XML
15 120 (2.35%) jQuery
15 120 (2.35%) Redux
16 116 (2.27%) Spring Boot
17 107 (2.09%) Kafka
18 106 (2.07%) ASP.NET
19 105 (2.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 358 (7.01%) User Experience
2 336 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
3 220 (4.31%) Life Science
4 218 (4.27%) NHS
5 206 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 185 (3.62%) Cyberattack
7 178 (3.48%) Cloud Native
8 141 (2.76%) Cyber Defence
9 131 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 128 (2.51%) Public Cloud
11 103 (2.02%) Blog
12 99 (1.94%) IoT
13 89 (1.74%) Cybercrime
14 86 (1.68%) Virtual Team
15 82 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
16 81 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
17 65 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
18 53 (1.04%) Data Structures
18 53 (1.04%) Driving Licence
18 53 (1.04%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 335 (6.56%) Linux
2 330 (6.46%) Windows
3 188 (3.68%) Unix
4 146 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 42 (0.82%) Android
6 36 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 34 (0.67%) Solaris
8 33 (0.65%) CentOS
9 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 26 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.22%) VMS
14 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.059%) AIX
18 3 (0.059%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,123 (41.55%) Agile
2 967 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
3 826 (16.17%) DevOps
4 761 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
5 732 (14.33%) Programme Management
6 670 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 646 (12.64%) Project Management
8 599 (11.72%) Scrum
9 591 (11.57%) Digital Marketing
10 551 (10.78%) Service Design
11 492 (9.63%) CI/CD
12 480 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
13 478 (9.36%) Mentoring
14 448 (8.77%) Microservices
15 442 (8.65%) Analytics
16 440 (8.61%) Coaching
17 436 (8.53%) ITIL
18 413 (8.08%) Test Automation
19 391 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
20 346 (6.77%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 686 (13.43%) JavaScript
2 675 (13.21%) SQL
3 674 (13.19%) Python
4 659 (12.90%) Java
5 593 (11.61%) C#
6 256 (5.01%) TypeScript
7 164 (3.21%) C
8 163 (3.19%) Ruby
9 157 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 149 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 110 (2.15%) C++
12 95 (1.86%) Bash
12 95 (1.86%) ES6
13 77 (1.51%) PHP
14 57 (1.12%) R
15 47 (0.92%) Scala
15 47 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 42 (0.82%) Go
17 33 (0.65%) VB
18 27 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,226 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 771 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 762 (14.91%) Degree
4 339 (6.64%) DBS Check
5 119 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 113 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 67 (1.31%) Master's Degree
9 65 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 59 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (1.14%) ISTQB
12 46 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 44 (0.86%) PhD
14 41 (0.80%) CISA
14 41 (0.80%) CISSP
15 39 (0.76%) ISEB
16 38 (0.74%) CCNP
16 38 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (0.72%) AWS Certification
18 36 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 221 (4.33%) QA
3 213 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 173 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 165 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 150 (2.94%) SLA
7 133 (2.60%) Accessibility
8 85 (1.66%) PMO
9 84 (1.64%) GDPR
10 65 (1.27%) GRC
11 51 (1.00%) NCSC
12 48 (0.94%) NIST
13 28 (0.55%) Data Quality
14 26 (0.51%) PCI DSS
14 26 (0.51%) WCAG
15 16 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 13 (0.25%) WAI
17 8 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 7 (0.14%) P3O
19 6 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 456 (8.93%) Docker
2 206 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 108 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.51%) Firmware
6 26 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.27%) vSphere
8 14 (0.27%) zsh
9 12 (0.23%) HDFS
10 11 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.18%) iptables
11 9 (0.18%) XenApp
11 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.078%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.078%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 484 (9.47%) Kubernetes
2 317 (6.20%) Ansible
3 270 (5.28%) Terraform
4 128 (2.51%) Puppet
5 97 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (1.10%) SCCM
7 45 (0.88%) Prometheus
8 29 (0.57%) Packer
9 28 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (0.45%) Kibana
11 20 (0.39%) vCenter Server
12 16 (0.31%) Salt
13 14 (0.27%) Nagios
14 10 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 10 (0.20%) Grafana
15 8 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.16%) WSUS
16 6 (0.12%) Fluentd
16 6 (0.12%) Graphite
16 6 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 887 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 622 (12.17%) SAP
3 402 (7.87%) NEC
4 385 (7.54%) Northgate
5 226 (4.42%) Oracle
6 168 (3.29%) Google
7 129 (2.52%) VMware
8 108 (2.11%) Cisco
9 91 (1.78%) Civica
10 77 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 56 (1.10%) Adobe
13 55 (1.08%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.02%) CyberArk
15 40 (0.78%) HP
16 39 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 37 (0.72%) Databricks
18 33 (0.65%) Informatica
19 32 (0.63%) Splunk
20 30 (0.59%) SaltStack