Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19 -6
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,073 3,240 3,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.04% 3.84% 3.27%
As % of the General category 9.03% 11.01% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 2,574 2,291
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,470
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,312 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 22,945 29,430 38,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.66% 34.91% 37.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16,822 21,880 29,410
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,312 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.45% +10.00% -

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the UK excluding London

Public Sector
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Public Sector in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Public Sector in the UK excluding London

Public Sector
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the UK excluding London

Public Sector
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 Public Sector within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 February 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 -14 489 £46,741 -1.60% 168
South East -8 460 £55,000 +10.00% 107
South West -14 432 £45,000 -13.46% 98
Midlands -18 371 £47,500 +5.56% 103
West Midlands -32 254 £57,500 +27.78% 76
North West -19 249 £47,500 +1.27% 76
Yorkshire +2 166 £41,612 -7.53% 62
Scotland +4 152 £45,000 -10.00% 53
East of England -24 111 £43,750 -0.57% 59
East Midlands +29 109 £35,500 -19.32% 26
North East -6 74 £45,000 -9.34% 30
Wales -31 35 £38,750 -3.73% 9
Northern Ireland -10 27 £30,000 -40.00% 11
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 - 1
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 681 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (26.68%) Microsoft
3 535 (25.81%) Finance
4 451 (21.76%) Telecoms
5 426 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
6 410 (19.78%) Marketing
7 391 (18.86%) SAP
8 387 (18.67%) Azure
9 382 (18.43%) Programme Management
10 373 (17.99%) Manufacturing
11 363 (17.51%) Digital Marketing
12 352 (16.98%) Electronics
13 348 (16.79%) Security Cleared
14 330 (15.92%) Windows
15 296 (14.28%) SQL
16 293 (14.13%) ITIL
17 278 (13.41%) JavaScript
18 264 (12.74%) Linux
19 262 (12.64%) Degree
20 252 (12.16%) SC Cleared
21 247 (11.92%) C#
22 239 (11.53%) Java
22 239 (11.53%) Test Automation
23 231 (11.14%) Active Directory
24 224 (10.81%) AWS
24 224 (10.81%) DevOps
25 213 (10.27%) SQL Server
26 209 (10.08%) Mentoring
27 207 (9.99%) Scrum
28 205 (9.89%) Project Management

Public Sector
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
1 101 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 67 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 61 (2.94%) Confluence
4 40 (1.93%) Apache
5 34 (1.64%) IIS
6 28 (1.35%) CMS
7 25 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.48%) Drupal
14 9 (0.43%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.29%) Appian
16 6 (0.29%) JBoss
16 6 (0.29%) WordPress
17 5 (0.24%) GeoServer
Applications
1 105 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 35 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.53%) SAP PS
5 6 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.29%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.096%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.048%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 387 (18.67%) Azure
2 224 (10.81%) AWS
3 175 (8.44%) Office 365
4 90 (4.34%) SaaS
5 53 (2.56%) Power Platform
6 48 (2.32%) IaaS
7 42 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 39 (1.88%) PaaS
9 35 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.35%) GCP
11 25 (1.21%) Serverless
12 19 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.92%) OneDrive
13 18 (0.87%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.48%) Amazon Cognito
16 9 (0.43%) PowerApps
16 9 (0.43%) Trello
17 8 (0.39%) Slack
18 7 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 142 (6.85%) Firewall
2 103 (4.97%) Internet
3 71 (3.42%) WAN
4 70 (3.38%) DNS
4 70 (3.38%) TCP/IP
5 58 (2.80%) LAN
6 49 (2.36%) DHCP
7 48 (2.32%) Wireless
8 42 (2.03%) VPN
9 37 (1.78%) SAN
10 28 (1.35%) Network Security
10 28 (1.35%) Skype
11 24 (1.16%) NetScaler
11 24 (1.16%) VoIP
12 20 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.92%) Broadband
13 19 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (0.87%) ATM
14 18 (0.87%) ZigBee
15 15 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 45 (2.17%) Power BI
4 45 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 44 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 43 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 39 (1.88%) MySQL
8 35 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 34 (1.64%) Big Data
10 28 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
11 23 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
12 18 (0.87%) OLTP
13 16 (0.77%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 114 (5.50%) JIRA
2 87 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 75 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 53 (2.56%) Selenium
5 47 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 45 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 37 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (1.64%) JUnit
9 25 (1.21%) Maven
9 25 (1.21%) SpecFlow
9 25 (1.21%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.92%) JMeter
12 18 (0.87%) SonarQube
12 18 (0.87%) Subversion
13 16 (0.77%) Postman
14 15 (0.72%) WebDriver
15 12 (0.58%) Gradle
16 11 (0.53%) Mockito
17 10 (0.48%) DbUnit
General
1 535 (25.81%) Finance
2 451 (21.76%) Telecoms
3 410 (19.78%) Marketing
4 373 (17.99%) Manufacturing
5 352 (16.98%) Electronics
6 131 (6.32%) Local Government
7 110 (5.31%) Retail
8 62 (2.99%) Legal
9 40 (1.93%) Banking
10 31 (1.50%) Police
11 11 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
11 11 (0.53%) Games
12 9 (0.43%) Billing
13 8 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.34%) Advertising
14 7 (0.34%) Automotive
14 7 (0.34%) Law
15 6 (0.29%) Military
16 5 (0.24%) Social Housing
17 3 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 366 (17.66%) Developer
2 210 (10.13%) Consultant
3 190 (9.17%) Analyst
4 133 (6.42%) Architect
5 104 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 95 (4.58%) .NET Developer
7 75 (3.62%) Software Developer
8 74 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 74 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 71 (3.42%) C# Developer
10 64 (3.09%) Support Engineer
11 59 (2.85%) IT Manager
11 59 (2.85%) Senior Developer
12 58 (2.80%) QA Engineer
13 57 (2.75%) Junior
14 49 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
14 49 (2.36%) Software Engineer
15 48 (2.32%) Service Manager
16 44 (2.12%) Network Engineer
17 42 (2.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (9.50%) .NET
2 151 (7.28%) Web Services
3 143 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 137 (6.61%) HTML
5 127 (6.13%) CSS
6 93 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 78 (3.76%) REST
8 74 (3.57%) SOAP
9 66 (3.18%) .NET Core
10 65 (3.14%) Node.js
11 60 (2.89%) Spring
12 59 (2.85%) React
13 51 (2.46%) jQuery
13 51 (2.46%) JSON
14 48 (2.32%) Hibernate
15 46 (2.22%) RESTful
16 45 (2.17%) HTML5
17 39 (1.88%) XML
18 34 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
19 31 (1.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 134 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.29%) User Experience
4 78 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 71 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.60%) NHS
8 50 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.35%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.21%) CCTV
12 25 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (1.16%) Clustering
14 23 (1.11%) Blog
15 22 (1.06%) PKI
15 22 (1.06%) Replication
16 21 (1.01%) Smart Meter
17 19 (0.92%) EMC VNX
18 17 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 330 (15.92%) Windows
2 264 (12.74%) Linux
3 118 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 103 (4.97%) Windows 10
5 97 (4.68%) Unix
6 71 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 27 (1.30%) CentOS
12 25 (1.21%) Solaris
13 19 (0.92%) Android
13 19 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.48%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.29%) Debian
18 6 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (20.55%) Business Intelligence
3 382 (18.43%) Programme Management
4 363 (17.51%) Digital Marketing
5 293 (14.13%) ITIL
6 239 (11.53%) Test Automation
7 224 (10.81%) DevOps
8 209 (10.08%) Mentoring
9 207 (9.99%) Scrum
10 205 (9.89%) Project Management
11 200 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
12 169 (8.15%) Coaching
13 164 (7.91%) Service Delivery
14 148 (7.14%) TDD
15 146 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 141 (6.80%) Service Management
17 140 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 139 (6.71%) Software Engineering
19 131 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 296 (14.28%) SQL
2 278 (13.41%) JavaScript
3 247 (11.92%) C#
4 239 (11.53%) Java
5 180 (8.68%) Python
6 84 (4.05%) C++
7 80 (3.86%) C
8 77 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 49 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 41 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.83%) Perl
12 29 (1.40%) PHP
12 29 (1.40%) Ruby
13 25 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 22 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.96%) Go
15 20 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.63%) Embedded C
17 11 (0.53%) R
17 11 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 348 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 262 (12.64%) Degree
3 252 (12.16%) SC Cleared
4 98 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (4.10%) DV Cleared
6 62 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (2.94%) CISSP
8 52 (2.51%) MCSE
9 46 (2.22%) CCNA
9 46 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
10 41 (1.98%) CCNP
11 38 (1.83%) CISM
12 34 (1.64%) MCSA
13 33 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 33 (1.59%) ISTQB
14 30 (1.45%) ISEB
15 23 (1.11%) AWS Certification
15 23 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (1.01%) CISA
17 20 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (7.38%) QA
2 115 (5.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.89%) SLA
4 42 (2.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 29 (1.40%) GDPR
5 29 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 27 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (1.25%) PMO
8 19 (0.92%) NIST
9 16 (0.77%) NCSC
10 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.43%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.43%) RMADS
13 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.19%) WCAG
16 3 (0.14%) P3O
16 3 (0.14%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 231 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 124 (5.98%) Docker
3 122 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (1.21%) XenApp
6 19 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.63%) vSphere
8 10 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.43%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.29%) Firmware
13 5 (0.24%) Postfix
13 5 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.19%) HDFS
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 108 (5.21%) SCCM
2 70 (3.38%) Kubernetes
3 46 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (2.22%) SCOM
4 43 (2.07%) HP ALM
5 35 (1.69%) Ansible
6 30 (1.45%) Puppet
7 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.68%) Terraform
10 11 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.48%) QRadar
12 9 (0.43%) HP Fortify
12 9 (0.43%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.43%) WebInspect
12 9 (0.43%) WSUS
13 8 (0.39%) Kibana
13 8 (0.39%) logstash
13 8 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 553 (26.68%) Microsoft
2 391 (18.86%) SAP
3 199 (9.60%) VMware
4 196 (9.45%) Cisco
5 138 (6.66%) Oracle
6 86 (4.15%) HP
7 80 (3.86%) Citrix
8 53 (2.56%) IBM
9 47 (2.27%) EMC
10 45 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 40 (1.93%) CA
12 37 (1.78%) Remedy
13 34 (1.64%) Delphix
13 34 (1.64%) Google
14 29 (1.40%) Juniper
15 28 (1.35%) Capita
15 28 (1.35%) Cloudera
15 28 (1.35%) Tableau
16 27 (1.30%) Talend
17 22 (1.06%) Splunk