Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 123 113
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 626 756 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.43% 2.55% 2.89%
As % of the General category 7.66% 7.51% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 446 504 708
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 8,171 10,063 10,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.67% 34.01% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,903 7,937 8,075
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £26,350
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -10 243 £55,000 +4.76% 56
Berkshire +7 181 £57,500 - 42
Hampshire -3 173 £50,000 +25.00% 27
Surrey +21 142 £54,250 +3.33% 11
Buckinghamshire -49 34 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Oxfordshire +23 30 £45,674 +17.87% 5
West Sussex +5 28 £52,500 +27.27% 5
East Sussex +23 20 £41,588 +66.35% 4
Kent -10 11 £43,500 +20.00% 9
Middlesex -2 2 £42,500 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 201 (32.11%) Finance
2 191 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (30.35%) Telecoms
4 189 (30.19%) Security Cleared
5 171 (27.32%) Programme Management
6 165 (26.36%) Marketing
7 159 (25.40%) Electronics
7 159 (25.40%) SAP
7 159 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
8 153 (24.44%) Manufacturing
9 146 (23.32%) Digital Marketing
10 140 (22.36%) Degree
11 114 (18.21%) ITIL
12 109 (17.41%) Microsoft
13 106 (16.93%) Project Management
14 96 (15.34%) SC Cleared
15 85 (13.58%) Linux
16 82 (13.10%) JavaScript
17 80 (12.78%) Self-Motivation
18 75 (11.98%) Python
19 67 (10.70%) Scrum
19 67 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
20 66 (10.54%) C#
20 66 (10.54%) Information Security
21 65 (10.38%) TOGAF
21 65 (10.38%) PRINCE2
22 64 (10.22%) Java
23 63 (10.06%) Windows
24 62 (9.90%) Service Management
24 62 (9.90%) Firewall

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 23 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (2.88%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.08%) Hyperledger
4 13 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.80%) GeoServer
7 4 (0.64%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.64%) IIS
8 3 (0.48%) SAS
8 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
Applications
1 42 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.16%) InDesign
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.90%) AWS
2 56 (8.95%) Azure
3 35 (5.59%) SaaS
4 26 (4.15%) Office 365
4 26 (4.15%) Serverless
5 21 (3.35%) IaaS
6 19 (3.04%) PaaS
7 17 (2.72%) GitHub
8 13 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.60%) Heroku
9 10 (1.60%) npm
9 10 (1.60%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.44%) SuccessFactors
11 8 (1.28%) GCP
12 7 (1.12%) WhatsApp
13 6 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.96%) AWS CodePipeline
13 6 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.96%) Logz.io
13 6 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.90%) Firewall
2 40 (6.39%) WAN
3 31 (4.95%) LAN
3 31 (4.95%) Network Security
4 26 (4.15%) VPN
5 23 (3.67%) DNS
6 22 (3.51%) Broadband
7 17 (2.72%) Internet
8 15 (2.40%) DHCP
9 14 (2.24%) NFC
10 12 (1.92%) BGP
10 12 (1.92%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.76%) OSPF
12 10 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.44%) Wireless
14 8 (1.28%) SSL
15 6 (0.96%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.96%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (0.96%) MPLS
15 6 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.47%) MongoDB
3 27 (4.31%) Blockchain
4 24 (3.83%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.51%) Geospatial Data
6 21 (3.35%) Big Data
7 19 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.76%) MySQL
11 9 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.44%) Redis
11 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.28%) Power BI
12 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.12%) Pentaho
13 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.96%) GIS
Development Applications
1 43 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.75%) JIRA
3 22 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.88%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 12 (1.92%) Mocha
6 10 (1.60%) webpack
7 7 (1.12%) Selenium
8 6 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.64%) Subversion
10 3 (0.48%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.48%) LINQPad
10 3 (0.48%) Maven
10 3 (0.48%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.48%) Protractor
10 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.32%) GitLab
11 2 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 201 (32.11%) Finance
2 190 (30.35%) Telecoms
3 165 (26.36%) Marketing
4 159 (25.40%) Electronics
5 153 (24.44%) Manufacturing
6 31 (4.95%) Retail
7 24 (3.83%) Local Government
8 14 (2.24%) Banking
8 14 (2.24%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.92%) Military
10 11 (1.76%) Back Office
11 10 (1.60%) Legal
11 10 (1.60%) Police
12 8 (1.28%) Billing
13 6 (0.96%) Law
14 5 (0.80%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.80%) Fire and Rescue
14 5 (0.80%) Games
15 4 (0.64%) Housing Association
16 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (14.70%) Developer
2 74 (11.82%) Consultant
3 71 (11.34%) Architect
4 56 (8.95%) Analyst
5 34 (5.43%) Support Engineer
6 32 (5.11%) Project Manager
7 29 (4.63%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.31%) Network Engineer
9 24 (3.83%) .NET Developer
10 22 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.51%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.35%) Administrator
12 20 (3.19%) Senior Developer
12 20 (3.19%) Technical Architect
13 19 (3.04%) Senior Consultant
14 18 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (2.88%) Service Analyst
15 17 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.72%) Product Manager
15 17 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.79%) CSS
2 49 (7.83%) HTML
3 42 (6.71%) AngularJS
4 39 (6.23%) .NET
4 39 (6.23%) Spring
5 34 (5.43%) RESTful
6 26 (4.15%) ASP.NET
6 26 (4.15%) jQuery
6 26 (4.15%) Node.js
6 26 (4.15%) React
7 24 (3.83%) Web Services
8 23 (3.67%) OAuth
9 22 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (3.19%) Vue.js
11 18 (2.88%) Akka
11 18 (2.88%) Django
11 18 (2.88%) Spring Cloud
11 18 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (2.72%) WCF
13 16 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.78%) Self-Motivation
2 53 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.99%) Management Information System
4 39 (6.23%) Algorithms
5 33 (5.27%) User Experience
6 27 (4.31%) Data Centre
7 24 (3.83%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.88%) Private Cloud
9 16 (2.56%) NHS
10 14 (2.24%) Contactless
10 14 (2.24%) EMV
10 14 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
10 14 (2.24%) Smartcard
11 13 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (1.44%) CESG
14 9 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (13.58%) Linux
2 63 (10.06%) Windows
3 38 (6.07%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.99%) Unix
5 22 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.88%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.92%) CentOS
9 10 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.12%) Android
10 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.48%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.32%) Programme Management
3 159 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
4 146 (23.32%) Digital Marketing
5 114 (18.21%) ITIL
6 106 (16.93%) Project Management
7 67 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (10.70%) Scrum
8 66 (10.54%) Information Security
9 65 (10.38%) PRINCE2
9 65 (10.38%) TOGAF
10 62 (9.90%) Service Management
11 61 (9.74%) Technical Architecture
12 54 (8.63%) Cybersecurity
12 54 (8.63%) DevOps
13 53 (8.47%) Business Analysis
13 53 (8.47%) Computer Science
13 53 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
14 52 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (7.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 82 (13.10%) JavaScript
2 75 (11.98%) Python
3 66 (10.54%) C#
4 64 (10.22%) Java
5 51 (8.15%) SQL
6 32 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 29 (4.63%) C++
8 14 (2.24%) ES6
8 14 (2.24%) Scala
8 14 (2.24%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.08%) C
10 12 (1.92%) Go
11 10 (1.60%) ES7
11 10 (1.60%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.44%) Kotlin
13 8 (1.28%) Ruby
14 6 (0.96%) PHP
15 5 (0.80%) Perl
16 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 140 (22.36%) Degree
3 96 (15.34%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.55%) DV Cleared
5 27 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (3.83%) CCNP
6 24 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.35%) PMP
8 18 (2.88%) PMI Certification
9 16 (2.56%) CISSP
10 13 (2.08%) ISEB
10 13 (2.08%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.92%) JNCIP
12 11 (1.76%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.44%) CCIE
14 9 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (1.44%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.44%) Master's Degree
15 8 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 39 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 23 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 23 (3.67%) SLA
3 21 (3.35%) PMO
4 19 (3.04%) QA
5 8 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (1.12%) GDPR
7 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.64%) NCSC
7 4 (0.64%) NIST
8 3 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.32%) HL7
9 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 37 (5.91%) Docker
2 20 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.76%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.96%) KVM
4 6 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.48%) vCloud
6 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (3.51%) Terraform
2 13 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.92%) Ansible
4 11 (1.76%) SCCM
5 9 (1.44%) Puppet
6 8 (1.28%) Grafana
7 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.96%) Graphite
9 5 (0.80%) Nagios
10 4 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.48%) WSUS
12 2 (0.32%) Consul
12 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.32%) Packer
12 2 (0.32%) QRadar
12 2 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 159 (25.40%) SAP
2 109 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 52 (8.31%) Cisco
4 26 (4.15%) F5
5 25 (3.99%) Juniper
6 24 (3.83%) VMware
7 20 (3.19%) Oracle
8 19 (3.04%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.24%) Citrix
9 14 (2.24%) Hyperion
9 14 (2.24%) Palo Alto
10 13 (2.08%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.76%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.44%) Ariba
12 9 (1.44%) BT
13 8 (1.28%) Google
14 7 (1.12%) EMC
14 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.96%) Blue Coat
15 6 (0.96%) Meraki