Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 133 151
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 0
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 471 652 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 2.44% 2.29%
As % of the General category 6.48% 7.73% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 288 512 547
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +8.33% +6.67%

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 7,267 8,431 10,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.26% 31.58% 34.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5,367 6,417 8,482
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,450 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,430
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.90% +4.86%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 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 16 February 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 +23 255 £57,500 +3.14% 35
Berkshire +48 216 £56,750 +0.44% 20
Hampshire -40 79 £50,000 +28.21% 44
Surrey -7 75 £60,000 -4.00% 17
Buckinghamshire -19 31 £62,500 +21.95% 10
Kent +3 19 £42,500 +9.68% 7
West Sussex -31 15 £48,500 +4.86% 9
Oxfordshire -6 8 £42,500 +21.43% 5
East Sussex +3 6 £52,500 +41.89% 3
Middlesex 0 1 £42,500 +16.44%
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 148 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.05%) Security Cleared
3 114 (24.20%) Microsoft
4 107 (22.72%) Test Automation
5 103 (21.87%) Degree
6 102 (21.66%) Finance
7 90 (19.11%) Telecoms
8 87 (18.47%) QA
9 81 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (16.99%) Programme Management
11 79 (16.77%) Marketing
12 78 (16.56%) Manufacturing
13 76 (16.14%) SAP
13 76 (16.14%) SC Cleared
14 72 (15.29%) ITIL
15 71 (15.07%) Linux
16 68 (14.44%) Electronics
16 68 (14.44%) Digital Marketing
17 64 (13.59%) Scrum
17 64 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (12.95%) Project Management
18 61 (12.95%) Windows
19 60 (12.74%) Java
20 57 (12.10%) Azure
21 55 (11.68%) Web Services
22 52 (11.04%) SQL
23 51 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
24 50 (10.62%) AWS
24 50 (10.62%) JavaScript
24 50 (10.62%) Python

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 31 (6.58%) Confluence
2 17 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.55%) Apache
4 10 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.06%) GeoServer
6 5 (1.06%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.42%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 36 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.10%) Azure
2 50 (10.62%) AWS
3 22 (4.67%) Office 365
4 21 (4.46%) SaaS
5 18 (3.82%) OpenShift
6 14 (2.97%) IaaS
7 13 (2.76%) Serverless
8 11 (2.34%) PaaS
9 10 (2.12%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.91%) Amazon Cognito
11 8 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.49%) GCP
13 5 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.64%) WhatsApp
15 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.42%) GitHub
16 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.55%) Firewall
2 19 (4.03%) Internet
3 18 (3.82%) ZigBee
4 15 (3.18%) VPN
5 13 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.55%) DNS
6 12 (2.55%) Network Security
7 10 (2.12%) DHCP
8 8 (1.70%) Broadband
8 8 (1.70%) SAN
8 8 (1.70%) SSL
9 7 (1.49%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.27%) WAN
11 5 (1.06%) BIG-IP
11 5 (1.06%) LAN
11 5 (1.06%) Skype
12 4 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.64%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (6.58%) Relational Database
4 30 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.25%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.82%) Geospatial Data
7 18 (3.82%) InterSystems Cache
7 18 (3.82%) OLTP
8 14 (2.97%) Big Data
9 11 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.12%) MySQL
11 9 (1.91%) Power BI
11 9 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.27%) GIS
13 6 (1.27%) Sisense
14 5 (1.06%) MariaDB
14 5 (1.06%) QGIS
14 5 (1.06%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 48 (10.19%) JIRA
2 28 (5.94%) SoapUI
3 15 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.18%) Selenium
4 11 (2.34%) Cucumber
4 11 (2.34%) JUnit
5 9 (1.91%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.49%) Jasmine
6 7 (1.49%) JBehave
6 7 (1.49%) Mocha
7 6 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.06%) DbUnit
8 5 (1.06%) jMock
8 5 (1.06%) Maven
8 5 (1.06%) Mockito
8 5 (1.06%) Subversion
9 4 (0.85%) Gradle
9 4 (0.85%) RSpec
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 102 (21.66%) Finance
2 90 (19.11%) Telecoms
3 79 (16.77%) Marketing
4 78 (16.56%) Manufacturing
5 68 (14.44%) Electronics
6 34 (7.22%) Legal
7 27 (5.73%) Retail
8 22 (4.67%) Local Government
9 8 (1.70%) Games
10 7 (1.49%) Automotive
10 7 (1.49%) Billing
11 4 (0.85%) Law
11 4 (0.85%) Police
12 3 (0.64%) Banking
13 2 (0.42%) German Language
13 2 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (15.71%) Consultant
2 55 (11.68%) Developer
3 51 (10.83%) Analyst
4 39 (8.28%) Architect
5 38 (8.07%) QA Engineer
6 22 (4.67%) Test Manager
7 21 (4.46%) Security Consultant
8 18 (3.82%) QA Manager
9 17 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 16 (3.40%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 15 (3.18%) IT Manager
11 15 (3.18%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.97%) Administrator
12 14 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
13 13 (2.76%) QA Automation Engineer
13 13 (2.76%) Senior Consultant
13 13 (2.76%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.55%) Network Engineer
15 11 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 11 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.68%) Web Services
2 36 (7.64%) HTML
3 33 (7.01%) CSS
4 23 (4.88%) .NET
5 22 (4.67%) AngularJS
6 15 (3.18%) Spring
7 14 (2.97%) JSON
7 14 (2.97%) React
8 12 (2.55%) HTML5
9 11 (2.34%) LAMP
10 10 (2.12%) SOAP
11 9 (1.91%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.91%) J2EE
11 9 (1.91%) Redux
12 8 (1.70%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.49%) jQuery
13 7 (1.49%) Regular Expression
13 7 (1.49%) REST
13 7 (1.49%) Vue.js
14 6 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.13%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.82%) Smart Meter
4 18 (3.82%) User Experience
5 17 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (3.40%) PKI
7 15 (3.18%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.12%) NHS
8 10 (2.12%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.91%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.91%) Smart Energy
10 8 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.49%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.27%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.27%) Replication
13 5 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.07%) Linux
2 61 (12.95%) Windows
3 20 (4.25%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.18%) Ubuntu
4 15 (3.18%) Unix
4 15 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.34%) Android
5 11 (2.34%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.27%) CentOS
8 5 (1.06%) Debian
9 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (22.72%) Test Automation
3 81 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (16.99%) Programme Management
5 72 (15.29%) ITIL
6 68 (14.44%) Digital Marketing
7 64 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (13.59%) Scrum
8 61 (12.95%) Project Management
9 51 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
10 44 (9.34%) Information Security
11 43 (9.13%) DevOps
12 39 (8.28%) Data Management
13 36 (7.64%) Computer Science
13 36 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (7.64%) Service Delivery
13 36 (7.64%) TOGAF
14 33 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture
14 33 (7.01%) Migration
14 33 (7.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.74%) Java
2 52 (11.04%) SQL
3 50 (10.62%) JavaScript
3 50 (10.62%) Python
4 27 (5.73%) C#
5 23 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.03%) Perl
7 14 (2.97%) C++
8 12 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.12%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.91%) Go
11 7 (1.49%) C
11 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.27%) Apple Swift
12 6 (1.27%) Ruby
13 4 (0.85%) R
13 4 (0.85%) VB
14 3 (0.64%) Scala
14 3 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (25.05%) Security Cleared
2 103 (21.87%) Degree
3 76 (16.14%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (5.10%) CISSP
5 24 (5.10%) DV Cleared
6 18 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (3.18%) Master's Degree
8 13 (2.76%) CCNP
8 13 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.76%) ISEB
8 13 (2.76%) ISTQB
9 10 (2.12%) MCSE
10 9 (1.91%) CCNA
11 8 (1.70%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.49%) GIAC
13 6 (1.27%) BC Cleared
13 6 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (1.27%) CISM
13 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (18.47%) QA
2 46 (9.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (3.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 16 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 16 (3.40%) NIST
5 15 (3.18%) SLA
6 13 (2.76%) PMO
7 11 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.49%) GDPR
9 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.64%) NCSC
10 2 (0.42%) RMADS
11 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.21%) DICOM
11 1 (0.21%) GAAP
11 1 (0.21%) HL7
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.79%) Docker
3 21 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.85%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.85%) vSphere
6 4 (0.85%) XenApp
6 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.64%) vCloud
7 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (7.22%) HP ALM
2 26 (5.52%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.55%) SCCM
4 10 (2.12%) QRadar
5 9 (1.91%) Ansible
5 9 (1.91%) HP Fortify
5 9 (1.91%) WebInspect
6 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.06%) vRealize
7 5 (1.06%) WSUS
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.85%) Terraform
9 3 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.64%) SCOM
9 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.42%) Nagios
11 1 (0.21%) nmon
11 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 114 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 76 (16.14%) SAP
3 48 (10.19%) Cisco
4 43 (9.13%) VMware
5 40 (8.49%) HP
6 27 (5.73%) CA
7 25 (5.31%) Delphix
8 23 (4.88%) Cloudera
9 19 (4.03%) Citrix
9 19 (4.03%) Remedy
10 18 (3.82%) InterSystems
11 15 (3.18%) CheckPoint
11 15 (3.18%) Oracle
12 14 (2.97%) EMC
13 13 (2.76%) F5
13 13 (2.76%) Juniper
14 11 (2.34%) IBM
14 11 (2.34%) McAfee
14 11 (2.34%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.12%) Salesforce.com