Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 162 132
Rank change year-on-year +21 -30 +20
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 280 380 664
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 1.84% 2.49%
As % of the General category 6.75% 5.74% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 250 222 485
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.83% +21.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £71,234 £70,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 4,151 6,618 8,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.35% 32.10% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,884 4,963 6,383
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,550 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,650
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 111 £57,500 - 43
Berkshire -19 83 £62,500 +4.17% 32
Surrey +37 76 £46,000 -23.33% 8
Hampshire +51 46 £50,000 +2.04% 18
Oxfordshire +60 30 £47,500 -25.49% 6
West Sussex +24 18 £75,000 +15.38% 6
East Sussex +43 17 £53,500 +1.94% 4
Kent +1 9 £34,500 -18.82% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Sussex - 1 £39,000 -
Public Sector
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (39.29%) Finance
3 107 (38.21%) SAP
4 103 (36.79%) Business Intelligence
5 99 (35.36%) Programme Management
5 99 (35.36%) Telecoms
6 97 (34.64%) Marketing
7 96 (34.29%) Digital Marketing
7 96 (34.29%) Manufacturing
8 95 (33.93%) Electronics
9 80 (28.57%) Azure
10 55 (19.64%) Scrum
11 52 (18.57%) AWS
12 45 (16.07%) Docker
13 42 (15.00%) Security Cleared
14 41 (14.64%) C#
15 40 (14.29%) .NET
15 40 (14.29%) Degree
15 40 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 40 (14.29%) Kubernetes
16 35 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
16 35 (12.50%) Software Engineering
17 31 (11.07%) JavaScript
17 31 (11.07%) Microservices
18 30 (10.71%) DevOps
19 29 (10.36%) Java
19 29 (10.36%) Python
19 29 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
19 29 (10.36%) SC Cleared
20 28 (10.00%) SaaS

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 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.79%) CMS
2 5 (1.79%) Confluence
2 5 (1.79%) Joomla!
2 5 (1.79%) WordPress
3 4 (1.43%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.07%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.43%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.43%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (1.43%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.07%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 80 (28.57%) Azure
2 52 (18.57%) AWS
3 28 (10.00%) SaaS
4 25 (8.93%) GCP
5 18 (6.43%) GitHub
6 14 (5.00%) Firebase
6 14 (5.00%) Google App Engine
7 10 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (2.14%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.43%) PaaS
11 3 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.07%) IaaS
12 2 (0.71%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.71%) Serverless
13 1 (0.36%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.36%) npm
13 1 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.29%) Firewall
2 8 (2.86%) HTTP
2 8 (2.86%) LAN
2 8 (2.86%) VPN
2 8 (2.86%) WAN
3 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.14%) DHCP
4 6 (2.14%) DNS
4 6 (2.14%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.07%) MPLS
6 3 (1.07%) SSL
6 3 (1.07%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.07%) VoIP
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.71%) H.323
7 2 (0.71%) VLAN
7 2 (0.71%) WAAS
7 2 (0.71%) Wireless
7 2 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.86%) MySQL
6 7 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (1.79%) Big Data
8 5 (1.79%) GIS
8 5 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.79%) Power BI
8 5 (1.79%) Spatial Data
9 4 (1.43%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.07%) HBase
10 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.07%) Tableau
11 2 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 40 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.64%) JIRA
4 10 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (3.21%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.50%) JUnit
8 6 (2.14%) Selenium
8 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.79%) Burp Suite
9 5 (1.79%) GitLab
10 4 (1.43%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.07%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.07%) Maven
11 3 (1.07%) Subversion
12 2 (0.71%) JMeter
12 2 (0.71%) RSpec
12 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.71%) Xcode
13 1 (0.36%) Appium
General
1 110 (39.29%) Finance
2 99 (35.36%) Telecoms
3 97 (34.64%) Marketing
4 96 (34.29%) Manufacturing
5 95 (33.93%) Electronics
6 22 (7.86%) Games
7 7 (2.50%) Retail
8 6 (2.14%) Publishing
9 5 (1.79%) Local Government
10 4 (1.43%) Billing
11 3 (1.07%) Law
11 3 (1.07%) Legal
11 3 (1.07%) Military
12 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.71%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (21.43%) Developer
2 52 (18.57%) Consultant
3 26 (9.29%) Architect
4 21 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 18 (6.43%) Technical Consultant
6 14 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.29%) React Developer
8 11 (3.93%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (3.93%) Junior
8 11 (3.93%) Python Developer
8 11 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (3.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 9 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.21%) Security Consultant
11 8 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) Designer
12 7 (2.50%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.29%) .NET
2 24 (8.57%) .NET Core
3 19 (6.79%) HTML
4 18 (6.43%) AngularJS
4 18 (6.43%) React
5 17 (6.07%) CSS
6 12 (4.29%) JSON
6 12 (4.29%) LINQ
6 12 (4.29%) Spring
6 12 (4.29%) Vue.js
7 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (3.93%) Entity Framework
7 11 (3.93%) Flask
7 11 (3.93%) Web Services
8 9 (3.21%) Node.js
8 9 (3.21%) REST
8 9 (3.21%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.86%) HTML5
9 8 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (5.00%) User Experience
4 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.93%) NHS
5 10 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.07%) PKI
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.71%) iPhone
10 2 (0.71%) Social Media
10 2 (0.71%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.36%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.29%) Linux
2 19 (6.79%) Windows
3 8 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.43%) Android
4 4 (1.43%) CentOS
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (36.79%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (35.36%) Programme Management
4 96 (34.29%) Digital Marketing
5 55 (19.64%) Scrum
6 35 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 31 (11.07%) Microservices
8 30 (10.71%) DevOps
9 29 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 27 (9.64%) Business Analysis
11 26 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.57%) ITIL
12 24 (8.57%) Presales
12 24 (8.57%) TDD
13 22 (7.86%) Project Management
13 22 (7.86%) TOGAF
14 20 (7.14%) Service Management
14 20 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.64%) C#
2 31 (11.07%) JavaScript
3 29 (10.36%) Java
3 29 (10.36%) Python
4 28 (10.00%) SQL
5 20 (7.14%) C
6 12 (4.29%) C++
7 8 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.14%) Ruby
9 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.07%) ABAP
10 3 (1.07%) ES6
10 3 (1.07%) Go
10 3 (1.07%) Java 8
10 3 (1.07%) PHP
10 3 (1.07%) VBA
11 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (14.29%) Degree
3 29 (10.36%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.07%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.07%) CSPO
6 3 (1.07%) RHCE
6 3 (1.07%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.71%) CISA
7 2 (0.71%) CISSP
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB
8 1 (0.36%) MCP
8 1 (0.36%) MCSA
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.36%) GDPR
3 11 (3.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (3.21%) NIST
6 8 (2.86%) PCI DSS
6 8 (2.86%) QA
7 7 (2.50%) PMO
8 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (1.79%) NCSC
9 3 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (1.07%) SLA
10 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.71%) RMADS
10 2 (0.71%) WCAG
11 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.36%) GRC
11 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (16.07%) Docker
2 14 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 40 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 22 (7.86%) Terraform
3 13 (4.64%) Ansible
4 6 (2.14%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.43%) Puppet
6 3 (1.07%) Consul
6 3 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.07%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.07%) Grafana
6 3 (1.07%) Graphite
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.07%) Packer
6 3 (1.07%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.07%) SCCM
7 2 (0.71%) Argo
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.36%) vRealize
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (38.21%) SAP
2 23 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.14%) VMware
4 17 (6.07%) Cisco
4 17 (6.07%) Google
4 17 (6.07%) Mercator
5 14 (5.00%) Oracle
6 8 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.50%) Juniper
8 6 (2.14%) IBM
8 6 (2.14%) New Relic
8 6 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.14%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.79%) Citrix
9 5 (1.79%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.79%) ForgeRock
9 5 (1.79%) Workday
10 4 (1.43%) Avaya
10 4 (1.43%) F5
11 3 (1.07%) EMC