Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 89 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 +12
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,363 2,356 3,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.80% 3.33% 3.94%
As % of the General category 11.92% 9.86% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,400 2,020 2,791
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,812
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.64% +10.69%
10th Percentile £31,962 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 11,430 23,890 29,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.84% 33.75% 35.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,504 17,594 22,305
Median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,312
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Public Sector as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Sector in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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
South West +12 357 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South East +24 304 £52,500 -4.55% 49
North of England -11 302 £45,000 -5.26% 102
Midlands +12 229 £50,000 +2.56% 52
West Midlands +18 180 £50,000 -20.00% 42
Yorkshire 0 116 £47,500 +5.56% 36
North West -14 114 £45,000 -9.06% 44
East of England +63 76 £67,500 +58.82% 21
North East +9 72 £43,250 -3.89% 22
Scotland -23 66 £50,000 +13.64% 89
East Midlands 0 47 £43,750 +16.67% 10
Wales +44 35 £42,500 +1.80% 10
Northern Ireland -4 13 £50,000 - 4
Channel Islands +5 1 £120,000 +118.18%
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 493 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (27.29%) Finance
3 327 (23.99%) Business Intelligence
4 313 (22.96%) Azure
5 299 (21.94%) DevOps
6 298 (21.86%) Security Cleared
7 288 (21.13%) Telecoms
8 285 (20.91%) SAP
9 280 (20.54%) Java
10 279 (20.47%) Marketing
11 274 (20.10%) Programme Management
12 262 (19.22%) SQL
13 261 (19.15%) Electronics
13 261 (19.15%) Digital Marketing
14 260 (19.08%) Manufacturing
15 241 (17.68%) JavaScript
16 237 (17.39%) SC Cleared
17 229 (16.80%) Microsoft
18 226 (16.58%) Scrum
19 218 (15.99%) Python
19 218 (15.99%) AWS
20 177 (12.99%) Linux
21 158 (11.59%) .NET
22 157 (11.52%) HTML
23 153 (11.23%) Git (software)
24 151 (11.08%) CSS
24 151 (11.08%) Terraform
25 144 (10.56%) Spring
26 137 (10.05%) ITIL
26 137 (10.05%) Kubernetes

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 73 (5.36%) Apache
2 65 (4.77%) Apache Spark
2 65 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 16 (1.17%) Confluence
6 15 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
7 13 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.88%) JBoss
8 12 (0.88%) Mule
8 12 (0.88%) Mule ESB
8 12 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.81%) WordPress
10 10 (0.73%) Apache Synapse
10 10 (0.73%) CMS
10 10 (0.73%) nginx
11 5 (0.37%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.29%) IIS
12 4 (0.29%) WinCC
Applications
1 24 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.03%) Zeplin
4 12 (0.88%) Figma
4 12 (0.88%) Sketch
5 11 (0.81%) InVision
5 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (0.51%) SAP FI
2 7 (0.51%) SAP FI-CA
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Magento
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.073%) Primavera
7 1 (0.073%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.073%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.073%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.073%) Shopify
7 1 (0.073%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 313 (22.96%) Azure
2 218 (15.99%) AWS
3 93 (6.82%) Office 365
4 86 (6.31%) GitHub
5 85 (6.24%) GCP
6 80 (5.87%) SaaS
7 51 (3.74%) Stackdriver
8 41 (3.01%) Power Platform
9 34 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (2.42%) PaaS
10 33 (2.42%) Serverless
11 25 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
12 20 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
13 19 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
15 15 (1.10%) IaaS
16 13 (0.95%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (0.81%) Firebase
18 11 (0.81%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.89%) Firewall
2 43 (3.15%) WAN
3 41 (3.01%) LAN
4 20 (1.47%) VPN
4 20 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
5 19 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.39%) VoIP
6 18 (1.32%) Network Security
7 16 (1.17%) DNS
7 16 (1.17%) Unified Communications
7 16 (1.17%) Wireless
8 14 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (0.95%) MPLS
10 12 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
10 12 (0.88%) DHCP
11 10 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.73%) HTTP
11 10 (0.73%) SAN
12 8 (0.59%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 57 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 54 (3.96%) Big Data
6 46 (3.37%) MySQL
7 45 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (2.79%) Power BI
10 37 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (2.64%) MongoDB
12 30 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 27 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
13 27 (1.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 27 (1.98%) Data Lake
14 25 (1.83%) Amazon Athena
15 20 (1.47%) Hadoop
16 14 (1.03%) HBase
17 13 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 153 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 83 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 59 (4.33%) JIRA
4 56 (4.11%) Gradle
5 31 (2.27%) Maven
6 28 (2.05%) Selenium
7 23 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (1.69%) JUnit
8 21 (1.54%) Postman
8 21 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (1.47%) GitLab
10 18 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.03%) Grunt
11 14 (1.03%) gulp
11 14 (1.03%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.95%) IntelliJ
12 13 (0.95%) Subversion
13 12 (0.88%) Fiddler
13 12 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 372 (27.29%) Finance
2 288 (21.13%) Telecoms
3 279 (20.47%) Marketing
4 261 (19.15%) Electronics
5 260 (19.08%) Manufacturing
6 33 (2.42%) Local Government
7 32 (2.35%) Retail
8 23 (1.69%) Games
9 14 (1.03%) Law
10 9 (0.66%) Legal
11 7 (0.51%) Billing
12 6 (0.44%) Police
13 5 (0.37%) Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Social Housing
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.22%) Welsh Language
16 2 (0.15%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 404 (29.64%) Developer
2 122 (8.95%) Java Developer
3 119 (8.73%) Senior Developer
4 115 (8.44%) Architect
5 106 (7.78%) Analyst
6 102 (7.48%) Consultant
7 64 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 57 (4.18%) Software Developer
9 54 (3.96%) Software Engineer
10 41 (3.01%) Lead Developer
11 39 (2.86%) Digital Transformation
11 39 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
12 38 (2.79%) .NET Developer
12 38 (2.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 36 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (2.64%) Junior
14 33 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.35%) Digital Developer
15 32 (2.35%) IT Manager
16 30 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (11.59%) .NET
2 157 (11.52%) HTML
3 151 (11.08%) CSS
4 144 (10.56%) Spring
5 108 (7.92%) AngularJS
6 77 (5.65%) Node.js
7 74 (5.43%) Spring Boot
8 66 (4.84%) REST
9 63 (4.62%) Spring Integration
10 60 (4.40%) RESTful
11 59 (4.33%) .NET Core
12 57 (4.18%) Web Services
13 55 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
14 52 (3.82%) React
15 49 (3.60%) HTML5
16 40 (2.93%) ASP.NET
17 39 (2.86%) JSON
18 33 (2.42%) SOAP
19 31 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 30 (2.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.16%) User Experience
2 74 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.27%) NHS
5 28 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.47%) Blog
10 19 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.17%) Cybercrime
12 12 (0.88%) Wiki
13 11 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.66%) Social Media
16 8 (0.59%) Clustering
16 8 (0.59%) Podcast
16 8 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (12.99%) Linux
2 121 (8.88%) Windows
3 53 (3.89%) CentOS
4 46 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 42 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (1.91%) Unix
7 25 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.10%) Android
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (23.99%) Business Intelligence
3 299 (21.94%) DevOps
4 274 (20.10%) Programme Management
5 261 (19.15%) Digital Marketing
6 226 (16.58%) Scrum
7 137 (10.05%) ITIL
8 121 (8.88%) Software Engineering
9 120 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (8.00%) Service Management
11 107 (7.85%) Microservices
12 104 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (7.63%) TDD
13 95 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
14 89 (6.53%) Project Management
15 86 (6.31%) Kanban
15 86 (6.31%) Test Automation
16 79 (5.80%) Mentoring
16 79 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 78 (5.72%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 280 (20.54%) Java
2 262 (19.22%) SQL
3 241 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 218 (15.99%) Python
5 123 (9.02%) C#
6 56 (4.11%) TypeScript
7 41 (3.01%) Ruby
8 39 (2.86%) C++
9 38 (2.79%) Java 8
10 37 (2.71%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.42%) C
12 32 (2.35%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.13%) Go
14 27 (1.98%) Scala
15 21 (1.54%) PHP
16 19 (1.39%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.03%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.73%) ES6
19 5 (0.37%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 298 (21.86%) Security Cleared
2 237 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 131 (9.61%) Degree
4 32 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.76%) CISSP
8 20 (1.47%) CISM
8 20 (1.47%) MCSE
9 19 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.25%) AWS Certification
10 17 (1.25%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.17%) CCNP
12 15 (1.10%) CISA
13 13 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (0.81%) CCNA
15 10 (0.73%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.66%) HND
16 9 (0.66%) MCSA
17 8 (0.59%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (3.96%) QA
3 27 (1.98%) GDPR
3 27 (1.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 20 (1.47%) NCSC
5 17 (1.25%) PMO
6 14 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.95%) SLA
8 10 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.59%) COBIT
9 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (0.59%) NIST
9 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.22%) RMADS
13 2 (0.15%) P3O
13 2 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (8.88%) Docker
2 83 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 56 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.25%) XenApp
6 15 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.03%) vSphere
8 9 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.29%) Firmware
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.15%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.073%) NDS
13 1 (0.073%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 1 (0.073%) NFS
Systems Management
1 151 (11.08%) Terraform
2 137 (10.05%) Kubernetes
3 70 (5.14%) Grafana
4 51 (3.74%) Ansible
5 39 (2.86%) Puppet
6 20 (1.47%) SCCM
7 19 (1.39%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.03%) Graphite
9 13 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.44%) Packer
13 5 (0.37%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.29%) Nessus
15 3 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
15 3 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 3 (0.22%) SCOM
16 2 (0.15%) Consul
16 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 285 (20.91%) SAP
2 229 (16.80%) Microsoft
3 88 (6.46%) VMware
4 86 (6.31%) Google
5 67 (4.92%) Cisco
6 66 (4.84%) Oracle
7 58 (4.26%) Splunk
8 53 (3.89%) ServiceNow
9 50 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 38 (2.79%) Citrix
11 30 (2.20%) Dell
12 25 (1.83%) Databricks
13 17 (1.25%) Juniper
14 15 (1.10%) Avaya
14 15 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.95%) IBM
15 13 (0.95%) Xamarin
16 12 (0.88%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.88%) Intel
17 11 (0.81%) WSO2