Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 132 127
Rank change year-on-year +33 -5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 309 510 670
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.02% 2.22% 2.53%
As % of the General category 9.80% 6.88% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 379 368 586
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £28,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,625 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £53,024 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.99% +1.00% +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 3,152 7,418 8,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.76% 32.25% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,324 5,495 6,491
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +8 121 £55,000 -4.35% 16
Berkshire -13 86 £57,500 - 9
Hampshire +65 77 £50,000 - 13
Surrey +50 70 £50,000 -16.67% 11
Oxfordshire +67 33 £50,000 +18.52% 4
West Sussex +40 22 £85,000 +68.32% 3
East Sussex +52 14 £53,000 -1.40% 1
Buckinghamshire +49 14 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Kent +26 7 £32,250 -25.00% 4
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 113 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (32.04%) Finance
3 90 (29.13%) SAP
4 85 (27.51%) Telecoms
5 81 (26.21%) Business Intelligence
6 80 (25.89%) Programme Management
7 78 (25.24%) Security Cleared
8 74 (23.95%) Digital Marketing
8 74 (23.95%) Marketing
9 73 (23.62%) Manufacturing
9 73 (23.62%) Electronics
10 70 (22.65%) Azure
11 66 (21.36%) SC Cleared
12 62 (20.06%) DevOps
13 60 (19.42%) Java
13 60 (19.42%) SQL
14 58 (18.77%) Service Management
15 55 (17.80%) Scrum
15 55 (17.80%) Terraform
16 53 (17.15%) Python
17 51 (16.50%) Kubernetes
18 48 (15.53%) GCP
18 48 (15.53%) Google
19 47 (15.21%) GitHub
20 45 (14.56%) ITSM
21 43 (13.92%) Spring
22 42 (13.59%) Docker
22 42 (13.59%) Git (software)
23 41 (13.27%) JavaScript
24 39 (12.62%) Microservices

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 34 (11.00%) Apache
1 34 (11.00%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (10.36%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.94%) CMS
5 5 (1.62%) Joomla!
5 5 (1.62%) WordPress
6 3 (0.97%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.97%) nginx
6 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.65%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.24%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (1.62%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.62%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.97%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.65%) Azure
2 48 (15.53%) GCP
3 47 (15.21%) GitHub
4 38 (12.30%) AWS
5 32 (10.36%) Stackdriver
6 20 (6.47%) SaaS
7 14 (4.53%) Firebase
7 14 (4.53%) Google App Engine
8 13 (4.21%) Office 365
9 11 (3.56%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.94%) PaaS
11 5 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.97%) IaaS
12 3 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
14 1 (0.32%) Force.com
14 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) Firewall
2 10 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.59%) HTTP
3 8 (2.59%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.94%) LAN
4 6 (1.94%) VPN
4 6 (1.94%) WAN
5 5 (1.62%) VoIP
6 4 (1.29%) DHCP
6 4 (1.29%) DNS
6 4 (1.29%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.97%) MPLS
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.65%) H.323
8 2 (0.65%) Junos
8 2 (0.65%) Network Security
8 2 (0.65%) SSL
8 2 (0.65%) WAAS
8 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.97%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (7.77%) Big Data
3 23 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 13 (4.21%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.56%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.24%) Power BI
7 8 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.27%) MySQL
9 6 (1.94%) GIS
9 6 (1.94%) Spatial Data
9 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.29%) HBase
10 4 (1.29%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.97%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 42 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.36%) Gradle
3 19 (6.15%) JIRA
4 11 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (3.24%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.94%) Selenium
8 5 (1.62%) Burp Suite
8 5 (1.62%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.97%) Appium
11 1 (0.32%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.32%) Hudson
11 1 (0.32%) JMeter
11 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 99 (32.04%) Finance
2 85 (27.51%) Telecoms
3 74 (23.95%) Marketing
4 73 (23.62%) Electronics
4 73 (23.62%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.85%) Games
6 13 (4.21%) Local Government
7 5 (1.62%) Billing
8 4 (1.29%) Military
9 3 (0.97%) Police
9 3 (0.97%) Retail
10 2 (0.65%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (33.01%) Developer
2 66 (21.36%) Consultant
3 25 (8.09%) Java Developer
4 24 (7.77%) Digital Developer
5 23 (7.44%) Architect
6 22 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.83%) Digital Transformation
8 17 (5.50%) Junior
8 17 (5.50%) Technical Consultant
9 13 (4.21%) Python Developer
9 13 (4.21%) Security Consultant
9 13 (4.21%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 12 (3.88%) React Developer
11 11 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.24%) SAP Consultant
13 8 (2.59%) Junior Developer
13 8 (2.59%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.92%) Spring
2 37 (11.97%) .NET
3 34 (11.00%) RabbitMQ
4 32 (10.36%) Spring Integration
5 27 (8.74%) Spring Boot
6 25 (8.09%) .NET Core
7 19 (6.15%) AngularJS
8 17 (5.50%) CSS
8 17 (5.50%) RESTful
9 16 (5.18%) Web Services
10 15 (4.85%) HTML
10 15 (4.85%) React
11 14 (4.53%) JSON
12 11 (3.56%) Flask
12 11 (3.56%) Node.js
13 10 (3.24%) ASP.NET
13 10 (3.24%) jQuery
14 9 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (2.59%) Entity Framework
16 7 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.56%) NHS
3 11 (3.56%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.94%) PKI
5 6 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.62%) User Experience
7 4 (1.29%) Clustering
8 3 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.97%) Blog
8 3 (0.97%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.65%) iPhone
10 1 (0.32%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.32%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.36%) Linux
2 26 (8.41%) Windows
3 8 (2.59%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.27%) Android
5 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.65%) Unix
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.21%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (25.89%) Programme Management
4 74 (23.95%) Digital Marketing
5 62 (20.06%) DevOps
6 58 (18.77%) Service Management
7 55 (17.80%) Scrum
8 45 (14.56%) ITSM
9 39 (12.62%) Microservices
10 37 (11.97%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (10.36%) API Integration
11 32 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
12 31 (10.03%) Software Engineering
12 31 (10.03%) TDD
13 29 (9.39%) Business Analysis
14 28 (9.06%) ITIL
14 28 (9.06%) TOGAF
15 26 (8.41%) Kanban
16 24 (7.77%) Technical Architecture
17 23 (7.44%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.42%) Java
1 60 (19.42%) SQL
2 53 (17.15%) Python
3 41 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 31 (10.03%) C#
5 24 (7.77%) Scala
6 13 (4.21%) C
7 8 (2.59%) PHP
8 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.29%) ABAP
10 3 (0.97%) C++
10 3 (0.97%) ES6
10 3 (0.97%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.97%) VBA
11 2 (0.65%) Java 8
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 66 (21.36%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.68%) Degree
4 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) ISEB
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.65%) CISA
6 2 (0.65%) CISSP
6 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.65%) MCSA
6 2 (0.65%) MCSE
6 2 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CISM
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 14 (4.53%) QA
4 12 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (3.56%) GDPR
6 9 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (2.59%) NIST
8 7 (2.27%) PCI DSS
8 7 (2.27%) PMO
9 5 (1.62%) NCSC
10 3 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.65%) RMADS
12 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.32%) P3O
12 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (13.59%) Docker
2 18 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (17.80%) Terraform
2 51 (16.50%) Kubernetes
3 32 (10.36%) Grafana
4 9 (2.91%) Ansible
5 8 (2.59%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.97%) SCCM
7 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.32%) Nessus
8 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (29.13%) SAP
2 48 (15.53%) Google
3 32 (10.36%) ServiceNow
3 32 (10.36%) Splunk
4 30 (9.71%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.83%) VMware
6 15 (4.85%) Cisco
7 13 (4.21%) Oracle
8 8 (2.59%) New Relic
8 8 (2.59%) Xamarin
9 7 (2.27%) Juniper
10 5 (1.62%) Avaya
10 5 (1.62%) UiPath
11 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.97%) BMC
12 3 (0.97%) Citrix
12 3 (0.97%) hybris
12 3 (0.97%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.97%) Remedy
12 3 (0.97%) Sitecore