Period
to

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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 162 146 169
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 -30
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 435 293 312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.16% 2.19% 1.84%
As % of the General category 3.64% 4.49% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 232 254 167
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £36,000
25th Percentile £38,938 £35,875 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,750 £50,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.50% -13.04% +15.00%
75th Percentile £72,666 £71,250 £69,946
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,750
% change year-on-year - +8.37% -2.00%

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 11,946 6,532 8,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 59.21% 48.82% 48.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,502 4,538 6,355
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -19 161 £55,000 -4.35% 45
Berkshire -3 97 £60,000 -11.11% 36
Surrey -46 93 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Hampshire -11 86 £56,250 +18.42% 14
Buckinghamshire -28 37 £52,500 +75.00% 6
East Sussex +4 33 £42,840 -4.80% 2
Kent -34 33 £32,000 -7.25% 5
Oxfordshire -37 33 £52,500 +16.67% 3
West Sussex -4 8 £49,500 +23.75% 2
Home Counties - 3 £180,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £85,000 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 181 (41.61%) Finance
2 163 (37.47%) Agile
3 149 (34.25%) Microsoft
4 144 (33.10%) Social Skills
5 106 (24.37%) Security Cleared
6 104 (23.91%) Manufacturing
7 101 (23.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 94 (21.61%) Azure
9 87 (20.00%) Project Management
10 84 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
11 80 (18.39%) SQL
12 73 (16.78%) Marketing
13 68 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (15.40%) Electronics
14 67 (15.40%) Degree
15 59 (13.56%) Programme Management
15 59 (13.56%) Analytics
15 59 (13.56%) React
15 59 (13.56%) Cyberattack
16 57 (13.10%) SC Cleared
17 56 (12.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 55 (12.64%) Telecoms
19 54 (12.41%) Local Government
19 54 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
20 53 (12.18%) Linux
21 52 (11.95%) Cyber Defence
22 51 (11.72%) SAP
23 50 (11.49%) Digital Marketing
23 50 (11.49%) Threat Intelligence
23 50 (11.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 18 (4.14%) Apache
1 18 (4.14%) IIS
1 18 (4.14%) Tomcat
2 15 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.38%) Confluence
5 5 (1.15%) Drupal
5 5 (1.15%) GeoServer
6 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.46%) WildFly
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (3.68%) Sketch
5 12 (2.76%) Photoshop
6 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (2.07%) Zeplin
8 8 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (1.84%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.23%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.69%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 94 (21.61%) Azure
2 49 (11.26%) SaaS
3 32 (7.36%) AWS
4 29 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
5 20 (4.60%) Power Platform
6 16 (3.68%) Figma
7 13 (2.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 7 (1.61%) npm
9 6 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.38%) IaaS
10 5 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.15%) PaaS
11 4 (0.92%) AWS KMS
11 4 (0.92%) Azure Pipelines
12 3 (0.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 3 (0.69%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.46%) AWS IoT
13 2 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.46%) GitHub
13 2 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.80%) Firewall
2 45 (10.34%) Wireless
3 33 (7.59%) DNS
4 31 (7.13%) DHCP
5 28 (6.44%) VPN
6 24 (5.52%) LAN
6 24 (5.52%) WAN
7 21 (4.83%) WLAN
8 20 (4.60%) VLAN
9 18 (4.14%) DMZ
9 18 (4.14%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.76%) SAN
11 9 (2.07%) Ethernet
11 9 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.84%) Internet
13 6 (1.38%) BGP
13 6 (1.38%) MPLS
13 6 (1.38%) OSPF
13 6 (1.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.75%) Big Data
2 24 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.14%) JasperReports
3 18 (4.14%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (4.14%) Power BI
4 15 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.53%) GIS
7 9 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.38%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.38%) HBase
9 6 (1.38%) MySQL
10 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.68%) GDB
2 16 (3.68%) JIRA
3 14 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.76%) webpack
5 11 (2.53%) Maven
6 7 (1.61%) PostCSS
7 6 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.15%) Babel
8 5 (1.15%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.15%) ESLint
8 5 (1.15%) JUnit
9 4 (0.92%) DbUnit
9 4 (0.92%) jMock
9 4 (0.92%) Mockito
9 4 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.92%) Selenium
9 4 (0.92%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.46%) HP UFT
General
1 181 (41.61%) Finance
2 144 (33.10%) Social Skills
3 104 (23.91%) Manufacturing
4 101 (23.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 73 (16.78%) Marketing
6 67 (15.40%) Electronics
7 55 (12.64%) Telecoms
8 54 (12.41%) Local Government
9 43 (9.89%) Retail
10 40 (9.20%) Organisational Skills
11 35 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (4.37%) Military
13 13 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
14 11 (2.53%) Law
15 9 (2.07%) Aviation
16 7 (1.61%) Advertising
16 7 (1.61%) Back Office
17 6 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
18 5 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (11.95%) Developer
2 40 (9.20%) Consultant
3 38 (8.74%) Architect
4 33 (7.59%) Analyst
5 32 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (7.13%) Software Engineer
7 24 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.06%) IT Engineer
9 20 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (4.37%) Technical Consultant
11 18 (4.14%) Applications Consultant
11 18 (4.14%) Database Consultant
11 18 (4.14%) Designer
11 18 (4.14%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (3.91%) Graduate
12 17 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.91%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.56%) React
2 34 (7.82%) HTML
3 29 (6.67%) Redux
4 22 (5.06%) HTML5
5 17 (3.91%) GraphQL
6 16 (3.68%) .NET
7 13 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.99%) REST
8 12 (2.76%) Web Services
9 11 (2.53%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.53%) Apache Flex
9 11 (2.53%) jQuery
9 11 (2.53%) JSON
10 10 (2.30%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.30%) Entity Framework
10 10 (2.30%) Kafka
10 10 (2.30%) SOAP
11 9 (2.07%) CSS
11 9 (2.07%) XML
12 8 (1.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.56%) Cyberattack
2 52 (11.95%) Cyber Defence
3 41 (9.43%) NHS
4 37 (8.51%) User Experience
5 35 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (6.21%) Public Cloud
7 26 (5.98%) Data Centre
8 20 (4.60%) Life Science
9 19 (4.37%) IoT
9 19 (4.37%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (4.14%) Private Cloud
10 18 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (3.45%) Cybercrime
13 14 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (2.07%) Augmented Reality
14 9 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (2.07%) HoloLens
14 9 (2.07%) Robotics
15 8 (1.84%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.18%) Linux
2 41 (9.43%) Windows
3 24 (5.52%) Unix
4 18 (4.14%) Solaris
5 14 (3.22%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (37.47%) Agile
2 87 (20.00%) Project Management
3 84 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (13.56%) Analytics
5 59 (13.56%) Programme Management
6 56 (12.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 54 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (11.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 50 (11.49%) Digital Marketing
8 50 (11.49%) Threat Intelligence
9 47 (10.80%) Information Security
10 46 (10.57%) Coaching
11 42 (9.66%) Mentoring
12 41 (9.43%) Data Analytics
13 40 (9.20%) DevOps
13 40 (9.20%) Risk Management
13 40 (9.20%) Software Engineering
14 39 (8.97%) ITIL
14 39 (8.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.39%) SQL
2 49 (11.26%) Python
3 44 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.43%) Java
5 38 (8.74%) C
5 38 (8.74%) C#
6 27 (6.21%) C++
6 27 (6.21%) T-SQL
7 23 (5.29%) Shell Script
8 22 (5.06%) Bash
9 16 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.84%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.61%) Scala
12 6 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.15%) ES6
13 5 (1.15%) PHP
14 3 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.69%) R
14 3 (0.69%) VB
15 2 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 106 (24.37%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.40%) Degree
3 57 (13.10%) SC Cleared
4 29 (6.67%) DBS Check
5 19 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.91%) PhD
7 12 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.76%) MCSE
8 9 (2.07%) HND
8 9 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.15%) ISEB
11 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.92%) CISM
11 4 (0.92%) CISSP
11 4 (0.92%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.92%) NVQ Level 3
12 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.97%) GRC
2 27 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (5.98%) SLA
4 18 (4.14%) NIST
5 15 (3.45%) PMO
5 15 (3.45%) QA
6 12 (2.76%) GDPR
7 11 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.53%) PCI DSS
8 9 (2.07%) Accessibility
9 5 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.92%) COSHH
11 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.46%) P3O
12 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 34 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.06%) Docker
3 18 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.22%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.76%) Firmware
6 5 (1.15%) iptables
7 3 (0.69%) Openswan
8 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.46%) vSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Postfix
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (8.28%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.14%) Ansible
3 9 (2.07%) SCCM
4 4 (0.92%) Nagios
4 4 (0.92%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.92%) Terraform
4 4 (0.92%) WSUS
5 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.46%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.23%) Podman
6 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 149 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.72%) SAP
3 37 (8.51%) Northgate
4 35 (8.05%) NEC
5 30 (6.90%) Oracle
6 29 (6.67%) Cisco
7 24 (5.52%) VMware
8 14 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.99%) Adobe
10 11 (2.53%) Juniper
11 10 (2.30%) Atlassian
11 10 (2.30%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.07%) Aruba
12 9 (2.07%) Veeam
13 7 (1.61%) HP
14 6 (1.38%) CyberArk
14 6 (1.38%) ForgeRock
14 6 (1.38%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.38%) IBM
14 6 (1.38%) SolarWinds