Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 97 144
Rank change year-on-year -74 +47 -22
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 366 254 572
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.04% 3.17% 2.26%
As % of the General category 3.79% 7.44% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 293 202 433
10th Percentile £25,500 £31,300 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,188 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £66,875
90th Percentile £87,500 £73,625 £74,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 9,668 3,414 12,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.86% 42.55% 48.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,718 2,678 9,378
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,388 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,825 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +6.48% +2.86%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -54 142 £53,758 +0.95% 27
Berkshire -33 89 £70,000 +21.74% 13
Surrey -25 78 £47,000 -6.47% 9
Hampshire -116 78 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Buckinghamshire -57 31 £47,500 -12.42% 9
East Sussex -28 23 £45,000 -14.29% 8
Oxfordshire -36 22 £47,500 +5.56% 5
West Sussex -30 15 £85,000 +92.09% 2
Kent -36 13 £30,000 -9.77% 8
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 137 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (33.88%) Social Skills
3 110 (30.05%) Security Cleared
4 102 (27.87%) Finance
5 88 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
6 83 (22.68%) Microsoft
7 81 (22.13%) Telecoms
8 80 (21.86%) SC Cleared
9 75 (20.49%) Marketing
10 73 (19.95%) Programme Management
11 72 (19.67%) Manufacturing
11 72 (19.67%) Scrum
11 72 (19.67%) SAP
12 71 (19.40%) Digital Marketing
13 70 (19.13%) Electronics
14 69 (18.85%) Windows
15 58 (15.85%) Active Directory
15 58 (15.85%) Azure
16 51 (13.93%) Linux
17 50 (13.66%) Self-Motivation
17 50 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (12.84%) SQL
19 46 (12.57%) ITIL
20 42 (11.48%) Cisco
20 42 (11.48%) Legal
21 41 (11.20%) Firewall
21 41 (11.20%) Project Management
21 41 (11.20%) Business Analysis
21 41 (11.20%) DevOps
22 40 (10.93%) 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 26 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.37%) Confluence
5 4 (1.09%) Apache
5 4 (1.09%) IIS
5 4 (1.09%) nginx
5 4 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) Figma
5 1 (0.27%) InVision
5 1 (0.27%) Sketch
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.85%) Azure
2 40 (10.93%) AWS
3 30 (8.20%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (3.83%) Power Platform
5 13 (3.55%) Serverless
6 7 (1.91%) IaaS
6 7 (1.91%) PaaS
7 6 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.64%) Power Automate
7 6 (1.64%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.64%) SaaS
8 5 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.37%) GCP
9 4 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Storage
10 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.55%) AWS KMS
11 2 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.20%) Firewall
2 35 (9.56%) VPN
3 34 (9.29%) DNS
4 32 (8.74%) DHCP
5 16 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.28%) LAN
6 12 (3.28%) WAN
7 6 (1.64%) MPLS
7 6 (1.64%) Wireless
8 5 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.37%) VLAN
8 5 (1.37%) WLAN
9 4 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.09%) Intranet
9 4 (1.09%) Network Security
9 4 (1.09%) SCCP
10 3 (0.82%) Internet
10 3 (0.82%) OSPF
10 3 (0.82%) SSH
10 3 (0.82%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.10%) MySQL
3 15 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.55%) Power BI
6 12 (3.28%) DB2
7 10 (2.73%) MariaDB
7 10 (2.73%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (2.19%) Metadata
8 8 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.91%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.91%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.37%) Big Data
10 5 (1.37%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.82%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (6.01%) JIRA
2 16 (4.37%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.01%) JUnit
4 10 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.73%) ERwin
4 10 (2.73%) Selenium
5 9 (2.46%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.64%) Maven
6 6 (1.64%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.09%) Postman
9 3 (0.82%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.82%) RSpec
9 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.55%) Mockito
10 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 2 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 124 (33.88%) Social Skills
2 102 (27.87%) Finance
3 81 (22.13%) Telecoms
4 75 (20.49%) Marketing
5 72 (19.67%) Manufacturing
6 70 (19.13%) Electronics
7 42 (11.48%) Legal
8 29 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (6.28%) Influencing Skills
10 21 (5.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 11 (3.01%) Retail
12 10 (2.73%) Banking
13 8 (2.19%) Automotive
14 6 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (1.37%) Aerospace
15 5 (1.37%) Local Government
15 5 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
16 4 (1.09%) Games
17 2 (0.55%) Advertising
17 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (13.39%) Architect
2 38 (10.38%) Consultant
3 32 (8.74%) Developer
4 28 (7.65%) Administrator
5 25 (6.83%) Analyst
6 24 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
7 22 (6.01%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (3.83%) User Researcher
9 13 (3.55%) Enterprise Architect
10 12 (3.28%) Data Architect
10 12 (3.28%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.46%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.46%) IT Manager
12 9 (2.46%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (2.46%) Junior
12 9 (2.46%) Services Director
13 7 (1.91%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.46%) HTML
2 19 (5.19%) .NET
3 17 (4.64%) CSS
4 16 (4.37%) Web Services
5 13 (3.55%) React
6 10 (2.73%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.46%) Node.js
8 8 (2.19%) JSON
9 7 (1.91%) jQuery
9 7 (1.91%) XML
10 6 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.64%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.64%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.64%) JSF
10 6 (1.64%) REST
11 5 (1.37%) ATL
11 5 (1.37%) Ext JS
11 5 (1.37%) SAML
11 5 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.66%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (7.38%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 23 (6.28%) User Experience
5 19 (5.19%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.91%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.64%) iPhone
11 5 (1.37%) EPoS
11 5 (1.37%) NHS
11 5 (1.37%) Replication
12 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.09%) Life Science
12 4 (1.09%) SCADA
13 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.85%) Windows
2 51 (13.93%) Linux
3 39 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 26 (7.10%) Windows Server 2019
5 25 (6.83%) Ubuntu
6 24 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.46%) Unix
7 9 (2.46%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.19%) VMS
9 6 (1.64%) Android
10 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (19.95%) Programme Management
4 72 (19.67%) Scrum
5 71 (19.40%) Digital Marketing
6 50 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (12.57%) ITIL
8 41 (11.20%) Business Analysis
8 41 (11.20%) DevOps
8 41 (11.20%) Project Management
9 39 (10.66%) Computer Science
10 37 (10.11%) Cybersecurity
10 37 (10.11%) Information Security
10 37 (10.11%) PRINCE2
11 30 (8.20%) BPMN
12 29 (7.92%) Mentoring
13 28 (7.65%) Service Management
13 28 (7.65%) UML
13 28 (7.65%) User Stories
14 26 (7.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.84%) SQL
2 33 (9.02%) Java
3 28 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 26 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 25 (6.83%) Python
6 24 (6.56%) C#
7 13 (3.55%) C
8 8 (2.19%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.91%) Cython
9 7 (1.91%) Perl
10 6 (1.64%) Scala
11 5 (1.37%) Ruby
12 4 (1.09%) Go
12 4 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.82%) C++
13 3 (0.82%) R
14 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.55%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 110 (30.05%) Security Cleared
2 80 (21.86%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.38%) Degree
4 22 (6.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (5.19%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.73%) AWS Certification
6 10 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.91%) MCSE
8 7 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.37%) CISM
9 5 (1.37%) CISSP
10 4 (1.09%) CCNP
11 3 (0.82%) CCNA
11 3 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.82%) MCP
12 2 (0.55%) MCSA
12 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (6.28%) Accessibility
3 22 (6.01%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (3.01%) QA
5 11 (3.01%) SLA
6 9 (2.46%) PMO
7 7 (1.91%) GDPR
8 4 (1.09%) NIST
8 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.09%) WCAG
9 2 (0.55%) COBIT
9 2 (0.55%) IFRS
9 2 (0.55%) NCSC
9 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.27%) GRC
10 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 58 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.28%) Docker
3 9 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.82%) Postfix
6 3 (0.82%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) iptables
8 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.46%) Ansible
4 8 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.91%) Kibana
5 7 (1.91%) SCCM
6 6 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (1.64%) Terraform
7 4 (1.09%) Puppet
8 2 (0.55%) QRadar
9 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.27%) logstash
9 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 72 (19.67%) SAP
3 42 (11.48%) Cisco
4 24 (6.56%) Oracle
5 23 (6.28%) Mercator
6 22 (6.01%) VMware
7 10 (2.73%) BiZZdesign
7 10 (2.73%) F5
8 7 (1.91%) Citrix
8 7 (1.91%) Google
8 7 (1.91%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.37%) EMC
9 5 (1.37%) HP
9 5 (1.37%) Okta
9 5 (1.37%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.82%) InterSystems
11 3 (0.82%) NEC
11 3 (0.82%) Northgate
11 3 (0.82%) ProCurve