Public Sector Jobs in England

Public Sector
UK > England

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 21 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 61 92 113
Rank change year-on-year +31 +21 -10
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,806 3,524 3,746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.09% 3.57% 3.17%
As % of the General category 6.74% 5.17% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,205 2,227 2,290
10th Percentile £27,965 £32,500 £32,972
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £56,480 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.62% +2.69% -
75th Percentile £73,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,002 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% -

All General Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 41,603 68,154 71,718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 60.69% 69.01% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 30,984 38,486 42,663
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £84,056 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

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 21 February 2024.

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 21 February 2024. 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 +50 818 £60,000 -7.88% 340
North of England +40 786 £55,000 +22.22% 237
South East +41 436 £50,000 -9.09% 167
North West +38 416 £55,000 +17.89% 146
Midlands -1 309 £52,500 -4.55% 123
South West +5 307 £52,500 +10.53% 130
Yorkshire +39 245 £60,000 +33.33% 59
West Midlands +10 229 £55,000 - 79
North East +25 126 £50,001 -21.57% 32
East of England +60 106 £47,500 -1.21% 60
East Midlands -1 80 £49,329 -10.31% 41
Public Sector
UK

Public Sector
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 63 (2.25%) Confluence
1 63 (2.25%) Red Hat Fuse
1 63 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.17%) JBoss
3 44 (1.57%) Microsoft Exchange
4 29 (1.03%) IIS
5 28 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 19 (0.68%) Apache
7 15 (0.53%) CMS
8 11 (0.39%) Drupal
9 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.29%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.25%) Anypoint
12 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.18%) nginx
13 5 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.18%) WordPress
14 4 (0.14%) Camunda
15 3 (0.11%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 136 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
4 75 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.29%) Adobe XD
9 7 (0.25%) PTC Creo
9 7 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
9 7 (0.25%) Trello
10 6 (0.21%) OrCAD
10 6 (0.21%) Sketch
11 5 (0.18%) Simulink
12 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.14%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
14 2 (0.071%) Blender
14 2 (0.071%) TargetLink
15 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.25%) NEC Housing
4 7 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.21%) iTrent
5 6 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.14%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.071%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.071%) Salesforce CRM
9 2 (0.071%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.071%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.036%) Primavera
10 1 (0.036%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.036%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 548 (19.53%) Azure
2 366 (13.04%) AWS
3 229 (8.16%) Power Platform
4 141 (5.02%) Microsoft 365
5 96 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
6 93 (3.31%) Serverless
7 71 (2.53%) GCP
8 69 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
9 56 (2.00%) SaaS
10 46 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
10 46 (1.64%) PaaS
11 43 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 41 (1.46%) IaaS
13 40 (1.43%) Entra ID
14 38 (1.35%) PowerApps
15 37 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
15 37 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
16 33 (1.18%) dbt
17 31 (1.10%) Power Automate
18 30 (1.07%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 127 (4.53%) Firewall
2 48 (1.71%) DNS
3 38 (1.35%) Network Security
4 36 (1.28%) Internet
5 32 (1.14%) WAN
6 31 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (1.00%) Wireless
8 27 (0.96%) VPN
9 22 (0.78%) SAN
10 21 (0.75%) LAN
10 21 (0.75%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.57%) HTTP
11 16 (0.57%) SD-WAN
12 15 (0.53%) DHCP
13 13 (0.46%) OSPF
14 11 (0.39%) LTE
14 11 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.32%) 4G
16 9 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (6.88%) Power BI
2 164 (5.84%) SQL Server
3 112 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 93 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 82 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
7 80 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 47 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 41 (1.46%) DB2
10 29 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 24 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 24 (0.86%) MySQL
12 22 (0.78%) Metadata
13 18 (0.64%) Tableau
14 17 (0.61%) Power Query
15 16 (0.57%) GIS
16 15 (0.53%) Big Data
16 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 128 (4.56%) JIRA
2 118 (4.21%) Git
3 109 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 52 (1.85%) IntelliJ
5 50 (1.78%) GitLab
6 27 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 26 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.82%) JUnit
9 19 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 19 (0.68%) Selenium
10 16 (0.57%) JMeter
11 15 (0.53%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.50%) Maven
12 14 (0.50%) Subversion
13 13 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (0.43%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 10 (0.36%) REST Assured
15 10 (0.36%) SonarQube
16 9 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 741 (26.41%) Social Skills
2 684 (24.38%) Finance
3 306 (10.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 221 (7.88%) Marketing
5 218 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 211 (7.52%) Manufacturing
7 193 (6.88%) Telecoms
8 176 (6.27%) Retail
9 166 (5.92%) Electronics
10 110 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
11 104 (3.71%) Local Government
12 89 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
13 55 (1.96%) Aerospace
14 54 (1.92%) Legal
15 47 (1.67%) Automotive
15 47 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
16 39 (1.39%) Law
17 33 (1.18%) Police
18 32 (1.14%) Aviation
18 32 (1.14%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 425 (15.15%) Senior
2 312 (11.12%) Developer
3 265 (9.44%) Lead
4 232 (8.27%) Consultant
5 213 (7.59%) Architect
6 209 (7.45%) Analyst
7 168 (5.99%) Project Manager
8 109 (3.88%) Software Engineer
9 89 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 81 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
11 79 (2.82%) Java Developer
12 78 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 77 (2.74%) Junior
14 74 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 73 (2.60%) Senior Developer
16 67 (2.39%) IT Manager
17 66 (2.35%) Business Analyst
18 64 (2.28%) Data Engineer
18 64 (2.28%) Java Engineer
19 59 (2.10%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (5.99%) REST
2 148 (5.27%) .NET
3 143 (5.10%) Web Services
4 133 (4.74%) AngularJS
5 124 (4.42%) Spring
6 110 (3.92%) HTML
7 104 (3.71%) JSON
8 99 (3.53%) CSS
9 94 (3.35%) React
10 92 (3.28%) XML
11 80 (2.85%) SOAP
12 77 (2.74%) Node.js
13 72 (2.57%) Hibernate
14 71 (2.53%) RESTful
15 64 (2.28%) ASP.NET
16 60 (2.14%) Spring Boot
17 55 (1.96%) JPA
18 51 (1.82%) XSD
19 47 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
19 47 (1.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 102 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 98 (3.49%) Product Ownership
4 84 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 70 (2.49%) Blockchain
7 67 (2.39%) Distributed Systems
8 66 (2.35%) Driving Licence
9 63 (2.25%) NHS
10 57 (2.03%) PKI
11 54 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 43 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 41 (1.46%) Social Media
14 35 (1.25%) Low-Code
15 32 (1.14%) e-Learning
16 30 (1.07%) Data Centre
16 30 (1.07%) Onboarding
17 28 (1.00%) Cyberattack
18 22 (0.78%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 229 (8.16%) Windows
2 194 (6.91%) Linux
3 72 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 44 (1.57%) Android
5 43 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 17 (0.61%) Unix
7 17 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.57%) Alpine Linux
8 16 (0.57%) CentOS
8 16 (0.57%) Debian
9 13 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.25%) VMS
13 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.14%) AIX
14 4 (0.14%) DC/OS
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (25.09%) Agile
2 542 (19.32%) Mentoring
3 431 (15.36%) Coaching
4 380 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
5 360 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
6 302 (10.76%) DevOps
7 288 (10.26%) Project Management
8 262 (9.34%) Artificial Intelligence
9 244 (8.70%) Project Delivery
10 237 (8.45%) Cybersecurity
11 228 (8.13%) Programme Management
12 227 (8.09%) Roadmaps
13 214 (7.63%) Migration
14 213 (7.59%) Software Engineering
15 194 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
16 180 (6.41%) Data Science
17 170 (6.06%) CI/CD
18 168 (5.99%) Analytics
18 168 (5.99%) ITIL
19 166 (5.92%) User Experience
Programming Languages
1 323 (11.51%) SQL
2 305 (10.87%) Java
3 266 (9.48%) Python
4 216 (7.70%) JavaScript
5 214 (7.63%) C#
6 74 (2.64%) C
7 73 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 60 (2.14%) Bash
9 52 (1.85%) C++
10 30 (1.07%) Ruby
10 30 (1.07%) TypeScript
11 29 (1.03%) MATLAB
11 29 (1.03%) PHP
12 28 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.82%) Go
14 22 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.46%) Apex Code
16 13 (0.46%) Embedded C
16 13 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 700 (24.95%) Security Cleared
2 435 (15.50%) SC Cleared
3 336 (11.97%) Degree
4 124 (4.42%) DV Cleared
5 104 (3.71%) DBS Check
6 78 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 68 (2.42%) Master's Degree
8 61 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 49 (1.75%) Azure Certification
10 45 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 40 (1.43%) CISSP
12 35 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (1.14%) PMI Certification
14 28 (1.00%) AWS Certification
15 27 (0.96%) MCSE
16 24 (0.86%) MCSA
17 23 (0.82%) ACCA
18 22 (0.78%) CISM
19 21 (0.75%) APMP
20 20 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (3.88%) GDPR
3 78 (2.78%) QA
4 67 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 64 (2.28%) SLA
6 55 (1.96%) PMO
7 49 (1.75%) Accessibility
7 49 (1.75%) ISO 9001
8 39 (1.39%) Data Quality
8 39 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 38 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 35 (1.25%) NIST
11 33 (1.18%) NCSC
12 28 (1.00%) WCAG
13 18 (0.64%) GRC
14 16 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.25%) IFRS
16 6 (0.21%) GAAP
16 6 (0.21%) ITGC
17 5 (0.18%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 158 (5.63%) Docker
2 117 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.86%) Firmware
6 11 (0.39%) Embedded Firmware
6 11 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.29%) vSphere
8 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.14%) NFS
11 2 (0.071%) Postfix
12 1 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 161 (5.74%) Terraform
2 132 (4.70%) Kubernetes
3 98 (3.49%) Ansible
4 39 (1.39%) EnCase
5 19 (0.68%) SCCM
6 18 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.53%) SCOM
8 14 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 14 (0.50%) Puppet
9 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.46%) Progress Chef
10 12 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.39%) Grafana
12 10 (0.36%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.25%) SysTrack
14 6 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.21%) Kibana
14 6 (0.21%) Packer
14 6 (0.21%) WSUS
15 5 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 533 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 234 (8.34%) SAP
3 105 (3.74%) Oracle
4 95 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 91 (3.24%) IBM
6 79 (2.82%) VMware
6 79 (2.82%) YouTube
7 67 (2.39%) Cisco
8 66 (2.35%) Google
9 56 (2.00%) ServiceNow
10 49 (1.75%) Atlassian
11 41 (1.46%) Salesforce
12 36 (1.28%) CA
13 35 (1.25%) Splunk
14 28 (1.00%) WSO2
15 24 (0.86%) Databricks
16 21 (0.75%) Aruba
16 21 (0.75%) EMC
17 14 (0.50%) Juniper
17 14 (0.50%) Veeam