Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 451 530 522
Rank change year-on-year +79 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 337 371 485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.51% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.29% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 269 313 390
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,045 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +3.75%

Local Government 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 22,116 28,831 39,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.78% 34.34% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,158 21,230 30,168
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,800 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK excluding London

Local Government
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Local Government in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Local Government in the UK excluding London

Local Government
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Local Government in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Local Government in the UK excluding London

Local Government
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
North of England +92 85 £38,000 -15.56% 20
Midlands +89 81 £63,298 +40.66% 12
South East +18 65 £45,000 - 10
West Midlands +56 44 £65,000 +36.84% 8
Yorkshire +65 42 £38,000 -33.91% 6
South West +18 39 £45,000 +18.24% 7
East Midlands +61 35 £30,000 -14.29% 4
North West +34 32 £40,000 -0.62% 10
Scotland +46 28 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East of England +15 24 £52,500 +45.83% 16
Northern Ireland - 12 - -
North East +9 11 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Wales -2 7 £32,125 -14.33%
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT jobs citing Local Government 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 137 (40.65%) Public Sector
2 91 (27.00%) Microsoft
3 72 (21.36%) Retail
4 67 (19.88%) Windows
5 55 (16.32%) SQL Server
6 54 (16.02%) SQL
7 52 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (15.13%) ITIL
8 51 (15.13%) Service Delivery
9 50 (14.84%) Management Information System
10 49 (14.54%) Finance
11 48 (14.24%) Active Directory
12 46 (13.65%) Azure
13 43 (12.76%) Capita
13 43 (12.76%) Project Management
14 40 (11.87%) Telecoms
14 40 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (10.98%) Change Management
16 36 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (10.39%) VMware
17 35 (10.39%) Mentoring
18 33 (9.79%) C#
18 33 (9.79%) Degree
19 32 (9.50%) Office 365
20 30 (8.90%) SCCM
21 28 (8.31%) QA
21 28 (8.31%) Project Delivery
22 27 (8.01%) Windows Server
22 27 (8.01%) SLA
22 27 (8.01%) NHS

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 22 (6.53%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.64%) IIS
3 9 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.59%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Confluence
6 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.59%) InVision
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.59%) Sketch
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.65%) Azure
2 32 (9.50%) Office 365
3 22 (6.53%) AWS
4 16 (4.75%) SaaS
5 12 (3.56%) Power Platform
6 8 (2.37%) IaaS
7 7 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.78%) GCP
9 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Flow
10 3 (0.89%) PaaS
10 3 (0.89%) Slack
11 2 (0.59%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.59%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.30%) AWS CodeCommit
12 1 (0.30%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.42%) Internet
2 14 (4.15%) DHCP
2 14 (4.15%) DNS
2 14 (4.15%) Firewall
3 13 (3.86%) SSL
4 11 (3.26%) VPN
5 8 (2.37%) WebEx
5 8 (2.37%) Wireless
6 7 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.78%) DWDM
7 6 (1.78%) Intranet
7 6 (1.78%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.48%) SAN
9 3 (0.89%) VoIP
10 2 (0.59%) ADSL
10 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.59%) LAN
10 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.30%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) GIS
3 7 (2.08%) Big Data
3 7 (2.08%) Power BI
4 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.48%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.59%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.67%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.08%) JIRA
3 6 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.89%) Ant
5 3 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.89%) Gradle
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.89%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (40.65%) Public Sector
2 72 (21.36%) Retail
3 49 (14.54%) Finance
4 40 (11.87%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.56%) Legal
6 8 (2.37%) Marketing
7 6 (1.78%) Electronics
7 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.48%) Billing
8 5 (1.48%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (1.19%) Back Office
9 4 (1.19%) Law
9 4 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.59%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.30%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Police
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (10.09%) Consultant
2 32 (9.50%) Analyst
3 23 (6.82%) Developer
4 21 (6.23%) Technical Consultant
5 14 (4.15%) Coordinator
5 14 (4.15%) Project Manager
6 13 (3.86%) Architect
7 12 (3.56%) ICT Manager
8 11 (3.26%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.26%) Team Leader
9 10 (2.97%) Configuration Engineer
10 9 (2.67%) Account Manager
10 9 (2.67%) Change Manager
11 8 (2.37%) Business Manager
11 8 (2.37%) Designer
11 8 (2.37%) Development Manager
11 8 (2.37%) ERP Manager
11 8 (2.37%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.37%) IT Support
11 8 (2.37%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.23%) .NET
2 20 (5.93%) Web Services
3 19 (5.64%) XML
4 16 (4.75%) CSS
5 15 (4.45%) Middleware
6 13 (3.86%) HTML
7 10 (2.97%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.89%) Apache Camel
8 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (0.89%) GWT
8 3 (0.89%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.89%) J2SE
8 3 (0.89%) JMS
8 3 (0.89%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.89%) REST
8 3 (0.89%) RESTful
8 3 (0.89%) SOAP
8 3 (0.89%) Spring
9 2 (0.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.01%) NHS
3 19 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (5.04%) User Experience
5 15 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.15%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.78%) CCTV
8 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.48%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.48%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.48%) Social Media
10 4 (1.19%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.89%) Smart City
12 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.88%) Windows
2 27 (8.01%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.34%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.15%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.86%) Linux
5 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.37%) Unix
8 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
2 51 (15.13%) ITIL
2 51 (15.13%) Service Delivery
3 43 (12.76%) Project Management
4 40 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (10.98%) Change Management
6 36 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (10.39%) Mentoring
8 28 (8.31%) Project Delivery
9 25 (7.42%) Case Management
9 25 (7.42%) Coaching
9 25 (7.42%) Migration
10 23 (6.82%) Service Management
11 22 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (6.23%) Time Management
13 20 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (5.64%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (5.64%) DevOps
15 18 (5.34%) Artificial Intelligence
16 16 (4.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.02%) SQL
2 33 (9.79%) C#
3 17 (5.04%) C
4 15 (4.45%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.56%) Java
5 12 (3.56%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.26%) Python
7 10 (2.97%) VB
7 10 (2.97%) VBScript
8 8 (2.37%) Ruby
9 5 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.89%) Perl
10 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (9.79%) Degree
2 23 (6.82%) DBS Check
3 22 (6.53%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.67%) CCNA
7 8 (2.37%) CCNP
8 6 (1.78%) HNC
9 5 (1.48%) MCSE
10 4 (1.19%) CISSP
10 4 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.19%) MCP
11 3 (0.89%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.89%) CEH
11 3 (0.89%) CISM
12 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.31%) QA
2 27 (8.01%) SLA
3 15 (4.45%) PMO
4 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.59%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (14.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.19%) XenApp
5 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Docker
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (8.90%) SCCM
2 5 (1.48%) WSUS
3 4 (1.19%) QRadar
4 3 (0.89%) Kibana
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 91 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.76%) Capita
3 35 (10.39%) VMware
4 26 (7.72%) Cisco
5 15 (4.45%) Citrix
5 15 (4.45%) Oracle
6 12 (3.56%) Google
6 12 (3.56%) Juniper
7 11 (3.26%) NEC
7 11 (3.26%) Northgate
8 10 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.37%) EMC
9 8 (2.37%) HP
9 8 (2.37%) Remedy
10 6 (1.78%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.78%) Splunk
11 5 (1.48%) Arqiva
11 5 (1.48%) Nintex
11 5 (1.48%) Veeam
11 5 (1.48%) Virgin Media