Period
to 19 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 77 107
Rank change year-on-year -17 +30 +11
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 261 405 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.99% 3.84% 3.09%
As % of the General category 8.50% 9.46% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 233 330 234
North West median annual salary £49,482 £46,903 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% +4.23% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,946 £31,738 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,462 £72,312 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +8.25% +7.78%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,070 4,280 5,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.16% 40.57% 44.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,280 3,271 4,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £71,560 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Public Sector in the North West.

Salary trend for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the North West

Public Sector
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Manchester -23 147 £54,486 +21.08% 42
Lancashire -3 73 £47,500 -4.64% 9
Cheshire -9 20 £35,000 -26.32% 16
Merseyside +13 16 £35,100 -15.19% 9
Cumbria -21 2 £50,750 +109.57%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 113 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (32.57%) Coaching
3 84 (32.18%) Microsoft
4 80 (30.65%) Mentoring
5 61 (23.37%) Windows
6 55 (21.07%) Azure
7 44 (16.86%) Linux
8 42 (16.09%) Active Directory
8 42 (16.09%) Finance
9 41 (15.71%) Service Management
9 41 (15.71%) ITIL
9 41 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 40 (15.33%) AWS
11 38 (14.56%) SAP
11 38 (14.56%) Analytics
12 37 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (13.79%) Degree
13 36 (13.79%) Windows Server
14 35 (13.41%) Office 365
15 34 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (12.64%) VMware
16 33 (12.64%) SQL
17 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (12.26%) Data Centre
18 30 (11.49%) DevOps
19 29 (11.11%) Cisco
20 28 (10.73%) Java
21 27 (10.34%) Python
21 27 (10.34%) Marketing
22 26 (9.96%) SharePoint

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 26 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.51%) IIS
3 9 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.53%) CMS
4 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.77%) nginx
6 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.38%) Drupal
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (6.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (3.07%) SAP CO
2 8 (3.07%) SAP FI
2 8 (3.07%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (3.07%) SAP PS
3 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.53%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.07%) Azure
2 40 (15.33%) AWS
3 35 (13.41%) Office 365
4 17 (6.51%) SaaS
5 10 (3.83%) IaaS
6 7 (2.68%) PaaS
7 6 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.30%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.92%) GCP
9 4 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.15%) G Suite
10 3 (1.15%) Serverless
11 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.77%) Yammer
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.96%) Firewall
2 25 (9.58%) DNS
3 20 (7.66%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.66%) VPN
4 18 (6.90%) WAN
5 16 (6.13%) LAN
6 12 (4.60%) ATM
7 11 (4.21%) DHCP
8 10 (3.83%) DMZ
9 5 (1.92%) Internet
9 5 (1.92%) IPsec
9 5 (1.92%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.92%) VSAN
10 4 (1.53%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.53%) SAN
10 4 (1.53%) SSL
11 3 (1.15%) Intranet
11 3 (1.15%) IPv4
11 3 (1.15%) VoIP
11 3 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.98%) MongoDB
2 13 (4.98%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.92%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.92%) Big Data
6 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.92%) MySQL
6 5 (1.92%) Power BI
6 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.53%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.53%) DB2
7 4 (1.53%) IDMS
7 4 (1.53%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Selenium
2 6 (2.30%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.92%) JIRA
4 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.77%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.77%) GitLab
5 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.77%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) Postman
General
1 42 (16.09%) Finance
2 27 (10.34%) Marketing
3 18 (6.90%) Banking
3 18 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.51%) Retail
5 16 (6.13%) Electronics
5 16 (6.13%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.36%) Local Government
7 12 (4.60%) Police
8 10 (3.83%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (1.53%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Military
10 1 (0.38%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 39 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (13.79%) Developer
3 26 (9.96%) Consultant
4 22 (8.43%) Analyst
5 21 (8.05%) Architect
6 17 (6.51%) SAP Consultant
7 15 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.36%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) Server Support
10 12 (4.60%) Server Support Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
11 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Linux Server Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Linux Support
12 10 (3.83%) Linux Support Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) Service Manager
14 8 (3.07%) Senior Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.36%) .NET
2 8 (3.07%) Web Services
3 7 (2.68%) HTML
4 5 (1.92%) Akka
4 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.92%) Node.js
4 5 (1.92%) RESTful
5 4 (1.53%) OAuth
5 4 (1.53%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.53%) OpenID
5 4 (1.53%) SAML
5 4 (1.53%) XACML
5 4 (1.53%) XML
6 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.15%) COM
6 3 (1.15%) CSS
6 3 (1.15%) Middleware
6 3 (1.15%) REST
6 3 (1.15%) SOAP
7 2 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.66%) User Experience
3 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.60%) Blog
4 12 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (4.21%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.45%) Chip and PIN
7 8 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.68%) NHS
9 6 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.30%) Contactless
9 6 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.53%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.53%) W3C
11 3 (1.15%) Clustering
11 3 (1.15%) CMDB
11 3 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.37%) Windows
2 44 (16.86%) Linux
3 36 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (9.58%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.83%) Unix
6 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.07%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.53%) AIX
11 4 (1.53%) Android
11 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.53%) VME
12 3 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (32.57%) Coaching
3 80 (30.65%) Mentoring
4 41 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (15.71%) ITIL
4 41 (15.71%) Service Management
5 38 (14.56%) Analytics
6 37 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (11.49%) DevOps
9 26 (9.96%) Migration
10 23 (8.81%) Project Management
11 22 (8.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 19 (7.28%) Change Management
13 16 (6.13%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (6.13%) Programme Management
13 16 (6.13%) Scrum
14 15 (5.75%) PRINCE2
14 15 (5.75%) Service Delivery
14 15 (5.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.64%) SQL
2 28 (10.73%) Java
3 27 (10.34%) Python
4 20 (7.66%) C#
5 17 (6.51%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.21%) C++
7 9 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.68%) R
9 5 (1.92%) PHP
9 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.53%) Scala
10 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.15%) Perl
12 2 (0.77%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.38%) Java 8
13 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (13.79%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) CCNA
8 3 (1.15%) CCNP
8 3 (1.15%) CISM
8 3 (1.15%) CISSP
8 3 (1.15%) MCSE
8 3 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.77%) APMP
9 2 (0.77%) CCDP
9 2 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.77%) CLAS
9 2 (0.77%) IISP
10 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.38%) PhD
10 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.53%) PMO
3 4 (1.53%) SLA
4 3 (1.15%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.77%) GDPR
5 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.77%) RMADS
5 2 (0.77%) WCAG
6 1 (0.38%) DICOM
6 1 (0.38%) GMP
6 1 (0.38%) HL7
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.38%) NIST
System Software
1 42 (16.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.13%) Docker
4 10 (3.83%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.53%) RACF
6 4 (1.53%) XenApp
6 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.15%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.77%) GPFS
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) SCCM
2 13 (4.98%) SCOM
3 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.45%) Puppet
5 7 (2.68%) Ansible
6 6 (2.30%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.53%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.53%) Terraform
9 3 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.15%) vRealize
10 2 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.77%) vMotion
10 2 (0.77%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.38%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 84 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.56%) SAP
3 33 (12.64%) VMware
4 29 (11.11%) Cisco
5 19 (7.28%) Oracle
6 15 (5.75%) EMC
6 15 (5.75%) NetApp
7 14 (5.36%) HP
7 14 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.21%) IBM
9 10 (3.83%) Citrix
9 10 (3.83%) Palo Alto
9 10 (3.83%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.07%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.92%) Google
11 5 (1.92%) Talend
12 4 (1.53%) BMC
12 4 (1.53%) CA
12 4 (1.53%) Dell
12 4 (1.53%) Hortonworks