Period
to 8 April 2020

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

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 127 148
Rank change year-on-year -30 +21 +6
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 394 672 735
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 2.51% 2.31%
As % of the General category 5.84% 7.97% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 277 557 573
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,500 £75,000 £64,750
England median annual salary £53,931 £50,710 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.35% +6.76% +5.56%

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 6,748 8,428 10,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.08% 31.51% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4,986 6,343 8,547
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,263 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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
Thames Valley +24 211 £57,500 +15.00% 31
Berkshire +41 174 £60,000 +14.29% 17
Surrey -11 69 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Hampshire -57 52 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Buckinghamshire +4 32 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Kent +24 18 £42,500 +46.55% 4
West Sussex -31 18 £65,000 +30.00% 8
East Sussex +6 8 £52,465 +37.01% 1
Oxfordshire -21 5 £57,500 +61.90% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 114 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.90%) Microsoft
3 100 (25.38%) Test Automation
4 90 (22.84%) Security Cleared
5 88 (22.34%) Degree
6 87 (22.08%) QA
7 82 (20.81%) Finance
8 71 (18.02%) Windows
9 65 (16.50%) Telecoms
10 61 (15.48%) ITIL
11 59 (14.97%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (14.97%) Project Management
12 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
13 57 (14.47%) Marketing
13 57 (14.47%) Programme Management
14 56 (14.21%) Azure
15 55 (13.96%) Scrum
16 54 (13.71%) Linux
17 53 (13.45%) Java
17 53 (13.45%) Manufacturing
18 52 (13.20%) SAP
19 50 (12.69%) Web Services
20 49 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (12.18%) SQL
22 47 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 46 (11.68%) Digital Marketing
23 46 (11.68%) Electronics
24 45 (11.42%) HP
25 42 (10.66%) Active Directory
25 42 (10.66%) AWS

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 30 (7.61%) Confluence
2 17 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.03%) Apache
4 8 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.27%) IIS
7 4 (1.02%) CMS
8 3 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 35 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (5.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.21%) Azure
2 42 (10.66%) AWS
3 25 (6.35%) Office 365
4 18 (4.57%) OpenShift
5 14 (3.55%) SaaS
6 10 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.54%) GCP
7 9 (2.28%) Amazon Cognito
7 9 (2.28%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.03%) IaaS
9 7 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.52%) PaaS
11 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.27%) Serverless
12 3 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.51%) GitHub
14 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.25%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.15%) Firewall
2 20 (5.08%) Internet
3 18 (4.57%) ZigBee
4 15 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.54%) DNS
5 10 (2.54%) LAN
5 10 (2.54%) VPN
5 10 (2.54%) WAN
6 9 (2.28%) DHCP
7 7 (1.78%) SAN
8 6 (1.52%) NetScaler
8 6 (1.52%) VoIP
9 5 (1.27%) Broadband
9 5 (1.27%) Skype
10 3 (0.76%) VSAN
11 2 (0.51%) BGP
11 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.51%) IPsec
11 2 (0.51%) MPLS
11 2 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 21 (5.33%) Hadoop
5 20 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.57%) InterSystems Cache
6 18 (4.57%) OLTP
7 9 (2.28%) Power BI
8 8 (2.03%) MySQL
8 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.52%) Sisense
11 5 (1.27%) Big Data
11 5 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (10.41%) JIRA
2 27 (6.85%) SoapUI
3 11 (2.79%) JUnit
4 10 (2.54%) Selenium
5 8 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.78%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.52%) Maven
7 6 (1.52%) RSpec
8 5 (1.27%) DbUnit
8 5 (1.27%) jMock
8 5 (1.27%) Mockito
8 5 (1.27%) Subversion
9 4 (1.02%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.51%) JBehave
11 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.51%) Mocha
General
1 82 (20.81%) Finance
2 65 (16.50%) Telecoms
3 57 (14.47%) Marketing
4 53 (13.45%) Manufacturing
5 46 (11.68%) Electronics
6 32 (8.12%) Legal
7 24 (6.09%) Local Government
8 20 (5.08%) Retail
9 8 (2.03%) Games
10 7 (1.78%) Automotive
11 3 (0.76%) Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Billing
11 3 (0.76%) Police
12 2 (0.51%) Military
13 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (15.48%) Consultant
2 51 (12.94%) Developer
3 41 (10.41%) QA Engineer
4 36 (9.14%) Analyst
5 29 (7.36%) Architect
6 20 (5.08%) Java Developer
6 20 (5.08%) Test Manager
7 18 (4.57%) QA Manager
8 17 (4.31%) Security Consultant
9 16 (4.06%) Automation Engineer
10 15 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (3.81%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.81%) QA Automation Engineer
11 14 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.30%) Administrator
13 11 (2.79%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (2.54%) AWS Engineer
14 10 (2.54%) Support Engineer
14 10 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.54%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.69%) Web Services
2 26 (6.60%) HTML
3 24 (6.09%) CSS
4 18 (4.57%) .NET
5 14 (3.55%) React
5 14 (3.55%) Spring
6 12 (3.05%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.05%) HTML5
6 12 (3.05%) J2EE
7 11 (2.79%) REST
7 11 (2.79%) SOAP
8 10 (2.54%) Regular Expression
9 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.28%) JSON
9 9 (2.28%) LAMP
9 9 (2.28%) Node.js
10 8 (2.03%) XML
11 7 (1.78%) Hibernate
11 7 (1.78%) Vue.js
12 6 (1.52%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.88%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.57%) Smart Meter
5 15 (3.81%) PKI
6 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.54%) User Experience
9 9 (2.28%) Cyberattack
9 9 (2.28%) Smart Energy
9 9 (2.28%) Virtual Team
10 8 (2.03%) NHS
11 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.52%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.52%) Replication
13 5 (1.27%) Clustering
13 5 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.02%) Windows
2 54 (13.71%) Linux
3 19 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.30%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.28%) Unix
8 7 (1.78%) Android
9 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.02%) CentOS
10 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.76%) Debian
11 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (25.38%) Test Automation
3 61 (15.48%) ITIL
4 59 (14.97%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (14.97%) Project Management
5 57 (14.47%) Programme Management
6 55 (13.96%) Scrum
7 49 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (11.68%) Digital Marketing
9 41 (10.41%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (10.15%) Information Security
11 35 (8.88%) PRINCE2
12 33 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (8.38%) TOGAF
13 32 (8.12%) Data Management
14 30 (7.61%) Computer Science
14 30 (7.61%) Presales
15 28 (7.11%) Microservices
15 28 (7.11%) Service Delivery
16 26 (6.60%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.45%) Java
2 48 (12.18%) SQL
3 41 (10.41%) JavaScript
4 37 (9.39%) Python
5 32 (8.12%) C#
6 20 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 16 (4.06%) Perl
8 12 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.54%) C++
10 9 (2.28%) Ruby
11 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.03%) Go
12 7 (1.78%) C
13 6 (1.52%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.02%) R
14 4 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.76%) VBA
16 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 88 (22.34%) Degree
3 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (5.08%) CISSP
6 16 (4.06%) DV Cleared
6 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.55%) CCNP
7 14 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.05%) Master's Degree
8 12 (3.05%) MCSE
9 11 (2.79%) ISEB
9 11 (2.79%) ISTQB
10 9 (2.28%) CCNA
11 7 (1.78%) GIAC
12 6 (1.52%) APMP
12 6 (1.52%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.52%) CISM
12 6 (1.52%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (22.08%) QA
2 47 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (3.30%) NIST
5 10 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (2.54%) SLA
6 5 (1.27%) GDPR
6 5 (1.27%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.02%) PMO
8 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.51%) RMADS
10 1 (0.25%) DICOM
10 1 (0.25%) HL7
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.38%) Docker
3 20 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.02%) XenApp
5 4 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.76%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) KVM
7 1 (0.25%) Squid
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (8.63%) HP ALM
2 28 (7.11%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.30%) SCCM
4 10 (2.54%) QRadar
5 9 (2.28%) HP Fortify
5 9 (2.28%) WebInspect
6 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.27%) Ansible
8 4 (1.02%) Terraform
8 4 (1.02%) vRealize
8 4 (1.02%) WSUS
9 3 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.76%) SCOM
10 1 (0.25%) Cloudify
10 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 106 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.20%) SAP
3 45 (11.42%) HP
4 40 (10.15%) VMware
5 39 (9.90%) Cisco
6 25 (6.35%) CA
6 25 (6.35%) Delphix
7 21 (5.33%) Cloudera
8 19 (4.82%) Citrix
9 18 (4.57%) InterSystems
9 18 (4.57%) Remedy
10 11 (2.79%) Oracle
11 10 (2.54%) 3PAR
12 9 (2.28%) Black Duck
12 9 (2.28%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.28%) EMC
12 9 (2.28%) Micro Focus
12 9 (2.28%) Qualys
12 9 (2.28%) Sonatype
12 9 (2.28%) Tableau