Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 163 139
Rank change year-on-year +8 -24 +2
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 375 209 654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 1.75% 2.48%
As % of the General category 4.44% 3.80% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 301 156 473
10th Percentile £25,500 £32,875 £30,150
25th Percentile £35,750 £39,750 £39,508
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £54,238 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.81% +6.35% +13.33%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £64,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8,443 5,494 13,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 51.65% 45.99% 49.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5,316 4,261 10,007
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,300
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England 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 the South East

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Public Sector in the South East.

Salary trend for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the South East

Public Sector
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
Thames Valley +27 163 £57,500 -4.17% 42
Berkshire +28 107 £70,000 +12.00% 18
Surrey +18 92 £45,000 -25.00% 16
Hampshire -71 49 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Oxfordshire +19 40 £45,000 -10.00% 11
West Sussex -5 24 £60,000 -7.69% 4
East Sussex -5 22 £50,000 +0.04% 2
Buckinghamshire -43 17 £30,000 -42.86% 13
Kent -33 7 £34,500 +6.15% 7
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
Sussex - 1 £39,000 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 158 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (36.00%) Social Skills
3 128 (34.13%) Finance
4 114 (30.40%) Business Intelligence
5 113 (30.13%) Telecoms
6 111 (29.60%) SAP
7 109 (29.07%) Marketing
8 108 (28.80%) Manufacturing
9 107 (28.53%) Programme Management
10 106 (28.27%) Digital Marketing
11 105 (28.00%) Electronics
12 104 (27.73%) Security Cleared
13 78 (20.80%) Scrum
14 75 (20.00%) SC Cleared
15 71 (18.93%) Azure
16 68 (18.13%) Microsoft
17 67 (17.87%) Linux
18 56 (14.93%) Windows
19 55 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
20 53 (14.13%) DevOps
21 51 (13.60%) AWS
22 49 (13.07%) Computer Science
22 49 (13.07%) ITIL
22 49 (13.07%) Self-Motivation
23 47 (12.53%) Cisco
23 47 (12.53%) Degree
24 43 (11.47%) Legal
25 42 (11.20%) Software Engineering
26 41 (10.93%) Firewall
27 40 (10.67%) Java

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (7.73%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (4.53%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.87%) Confluence
5 5 (1.33%) Apache
6 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.80%) IIS
7 3 (0.80%) JBoss
7 3 (0.80%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.80%) nginx
7 3 (0.80%) WordPress
8 2 (0.53%) CMS
8 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.53%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 71 (18.93%) Azure
2 51 (13.60%) AWS
3 22 (5.87%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (3.47%) GCP
4 13 (3.47%) SaaS
5 8 (2.13%) IaaS
6 7 (1.87%) PaaS
7 5 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.33%) Serverless
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.07%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.07%) GitHub
9 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.80%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.53%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.93%) Firewall
2 34 (9.07%) VPN
3 29 (7.73%) DNS
4 28 (7.47%) DHCP
5 7 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (1.60%) Internet
6 6 (1.60%) LAN
6 6 (1.60%) WAN
7 5 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.33%) MPLS
8 4 (1.07%) SCCP
9 3 (0.80%) HSRP
9 3 (0.80%) HTTP
9 3 (0.80%) NAS
9 3 (0.80%) Network Security
9 3 (0.80%) OSPF
9 3 (0.80%) SAN
9 3 (0.80%) SSH
9 3 (0.80%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.67%) MySQL
3 18 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.93%) Metadata
4 11 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.67%) Blockchain
6 9 (2.40%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.87%) Big Data
7 7 (1.87%) CouchDB
8 6 (1.60%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.80%) DB2
11 3 (0.80%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.47%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.47%) JUnit
4 12 (3.20%) JIRA
5 11 (2.93%) Selenium
6 7 (1.87%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.60%) Maven
8 5 (1.33%) GitLab
9 4 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.07%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.07%) Postman
9 4 (1.07%) RSpec
9 4 (1.07%) Subversion
9 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.80%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.80%) ERwin
10 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 135 (36.00%) Social Skills
2 128 (34.13%) Finance
3 113 (30.13%) Telecoms
4 109 (29.07%) Marketing
5 108 (28.80%) Manufacturing
6 105 (28.00%) Electronics
7 43 (11.47%) Legal
8 37 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (5.60%) Influencing Skills
10 14 (3.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 9 (2.40%) Games
11 9 (2.40%) Local Government
12 8 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (1.87%) Publishing
13 7 (1.87%) Retail
14 5 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (1.07%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.53%) Banking
16 2 (0.53%) Czech Language
16 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (11.20%) Architect
2 40 (10.67%) Developer
3 38 (10.13%) Consultant
4 30 (8.00%) Administrator
5 28 (7.47%) Systems Administrator
6 27 (7.20%) Technical Consultant
7 22 (5.87%) Software Engineer
8 20 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.73%) User Researcher
11 13 (3.47%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (3.47%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) Designer
12 11 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.67%) Analyst
13 10 (2.67%) Software Developer
14 9 (2.40%) C++ Software Engineer
14 9 (2.40%) IT Manager
14 9 (2.40%) Junior
14 9 (2.40%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.93%) .NET
2 23 (6.13%) React
3 22 (5.87%) HTML
4 18 (4.80%) CSS
5 15 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.20%) JSON
7 11 (2.93%) XML
8 10 (2.67%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.40%) Jest
9 9 (2.40%) jQuery
9 9 (2.40%) REST
9 9 (2.40%) Vue.js
10 8 (2.13%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.13%) J2EE
10 8 (2.13%) Node.js
10 8 (2.13%) XBRL
11 7 (1.87%) Spring
12 6 (1.60%) HTML5
12 6 (1.60%) RESTful
12 6 (1.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.07%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (8.53%) Linux Command Line
3 27 (7.20%) User Experience
4 20 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.53%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.87%) NHS
9 6 (1.60%) iPhone
10 5 (1.33%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.33%) Replication
11 4 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.07%) SCADA
12 3 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.80%) EPoS
12 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (0.80%) Social Media
12 3 (0.80%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.87%) Linux
2 56 (14.93%) Windows
3 40 (10.67%) Windows Server
4 30 (8.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (7.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 28 (7.47%) Ubuntu
7 27 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.93%) Unix
9 9 (2.40%) Android
10 7 (1.87%) VMS
11 6 (1.60%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.33%) CentOS
13 2 (0.53%) Debian
13 2 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.40%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (28.53%) Programme Management
4 106 (28.27%) Digital Marketing
5 78 (20.80%) Scrum
6 55 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (14.13%) DevOps
8 49 (13.07%) Computer Science
8 49 (13.07%) ITIL
9 42 (11.20%) Software Engineering
10 36 (9.60%) Business Analysis
10 36 (9.60%) Cybersecurity
10 36 (9.60%) Project Management
11 35 (9.33%) Mentoring
12 34 (9.07%) PRINCE2
13 32 (8.53%) User Stories
14 30 (8.00%) BPMN
15 29 (7.73%) UML
16 27 (7.20%) Information Security
16 27 (7.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.67%) Java
2 37 (9.87%) Python
2 37 (9.87%) SQL
3 34 (9.07%) C#
4 32 (8.53%) PowerShell
5 28 (7.47%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.87%) C
7 16 (4.27%) C++
8 10 (2.67%) Ruby
9 9 (2.40%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.13%) Perl
11 7 (1.87%) Cython
11 7 (1.87%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.87%) Scala
12 6 (1.60%) Go
12 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.60%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.80%) R
14 2 (0.53%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 104 (27.73%) Security Cleared
2 75 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.53%) Degree
4 22 (5.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (4.27%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.07%) CISM
10 4 (1.07%) CISSP
10 4 (1.07%) RHCE
11 3 (0.80%) CCNP
11 3 (0.80%) MCP
11 3 (0.80%) MCSA
11 3 (0.80%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.93%) Accessibility
3 18 (4.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 14 (3.73%) SLA
5 13 (3.47%) QA
6 11 (2.93%) GDPR
7 10 (2.67%) PMO
8 5 (1.33%) NIST
8 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.33%) WCAG
9 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.93%) Docker
3 12 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.80%) Postfix
7 2 (0.53%) iptables
7 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.00%) Ansible
3 11 (2.93%) Terraform
4 8 (2.13%) Puppet
5 7 (1.87%) Kibana
5 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (1.07%) SCCM
8 3 (0.80%) Consul
8 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.80%) Grafana
8 3 (0.80%) Graphite
8 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.80%) Packer
8 3 (0.80%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.53%) Argo
9 2 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 111 (29.60%) SAP
2 68 (18.13%) Microsoft
3 47 (12.53%) Cisco
4 31 (8.27%) Mercator
5 23 (6.13%) VMware
6 17 (4.53%) Oracle
7 12 (3.20%) F5
8 10 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.13%) Google
10 7 (1.87%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.60%) HP
11 6 (1.60%) NEC
11 6 (1.60%) Northgate
12 5 (1.33%) EMC
13 4 (1.07%) Citrix
13 4 (1.07%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.80%) Blue Prism
14 3 (0.80%) CyberArk
14 3 (0.80%) Dataiku
14 3 (0.80%) ForgeRock