Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 71 78
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 0
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,652 3,518 3,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.50% 3.95% 3.85%
As % of the General category 10.40% 10.81% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,178 2,644 2,858
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,312 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 25,507 32,538 38,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.65% 36.57% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18,624 24,323 29,404
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,507 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 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
South West -11 673 £47,500 -5.00% 99
North of England +2 611 £49,482 +9.96% 175
South East -21 548 £55,000 +10.00% 99
Midlands -24 436 £47,375 +1.88% 101
North West -3 317 £49,482 +5.50% 84
West Midlands -28 309 £51,101 +1.19% 78
Yorkshire -12 201 £50,000 +11.11% 67
Scotland -5 169 £40,000 -12.57% 83
East of England -11 147 £42,500 -15.00% 46
East Midlands +19 119 £36,500 -5.19% 22
North East +8 93 £49,482 +1.23% 24
Wales -17 37 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Northern Ireland -1 34 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 - 1
Public Sector
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Public Sector.

1 857 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (29.37%) Finance
3 716 (27.00%) Microsoft
4 644 (24.28%) Telecoms
5 636 (23.98%) Business Intelligence
6 610 (23.00%) Marketing
7 587 (22.13%) Programme Management
8 579 (21.83%) SAP
9 560 (21.12%) Manufacturing
10 553 (20.85%) Digital Marketing
11 544 (20.51%) Electronics
12 516 (19.46%) Security Cleared
13 492 (18.55%) Azure
14 447 (16.86%) ITIL
15 425 (16.03%) Windows
16 403 (15.20%) SQL
17 360 (13.57%) JavaScript
18 351 (13.24%) Linux
19 330 (12.44%) C#
20 323 (12.18%) AWS
21 316 (11.92%) Active Directory
21 316 (11.92%) Degree
22 305 (11.50%) Mentoring
23 294 (11.09%) Project Management
24 289 (10.90%) Java
25 276 (10.41%) SC Cleared
26 275 (10.37%) Cisco
27 271 (10.22%) .NET
27 271 (10.22%) DevOps
28 270 (10.18%) SQL Server

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
1 126 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 96 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.47%) Apache
4 35 (1.32%) CMS
5 34 (1.28%) IIS
6 33 (1.24%) Confluence
6 33 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 19 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.41%) Drupal
12 11 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.38%) JBoss
13 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 118 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.19%) InDesign
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.075%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.075%) Revit
10 2 (0.075%) SPSS
11 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.075%) FastStats
6 2 (0.075%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 2 (0.075%) Magento
6 2 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.075%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.075%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.075%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 492 (18.55%) Azure
2 323 (12.18%) AWS
3 207 (7.81%) Office 365
4 117 (4.41%) SaaS
5 63 (2.38%) IaaS
6 55 (2.07%) Power Platform
7 49 (1.85%) Serverless
8 48 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (1.77%) PaaS
10 39 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
11 35 (1.32%) GCP
12 27 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 15 (0.57%) GitHub
15 14 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (0.53%) Trello
16 13 (0.49%) Amazon Cognito
16 13 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.49%) AWS CodePipeline
16 13 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (7.28%) Firewall
2 109 (4.11%) WAN
3 96 (3.62%) DNS
4 76 (2.87%) Internet
5 72 (2.71%) LAN
6 71 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 68 (2.56%) Network Security
8 62 (2.34%) VPN
9 60 (2.26%) Wireless
10 58 (2.19%) DHCP
11 46 (1.73%) SAN
12 34 (1.28%) Skype
13 31 (1.17%) NetScaler
14 27 (1.02%) BGP
14 27 (1.02%) Broadband
14 27 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 27 (1.02%) OSPF
14 27 (1.02%) Unified Communications
15 26 (0.98%) VoIP
16 24 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.75%) MongoDB
2 73 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 52 (1.96%) Power BI
6 49 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 45 (1.70%) Big Data
8 42 (1.58%) MySQL
8 42 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 34 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 34 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.21%) IBM InfoSphere
11 23 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 23 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
12 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 117 (4.41%) JIRA
2 102 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 71 (2.68%) Selenium
4 65 (2.45%) Jenkins
5 56 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 49 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 31 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.06%) JUnit
9 26 (0.98%) Maven
9 26 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 26 (0.98%) WebDriver
10 24 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 24 (0.90%) SpecFlow
11 17 (0.64%) JMeter
11 17 (0.64%) Mocha
11 17 (0.64%) webpack
12 16 (0.60%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.53%) MSI
13 14 (0.53%) Postman
14 13 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 779 (29.37%) Finance
2 644 (24.28%) Telecoms
3 610 (23.00%) Marketing
4 560 (21.12%) Manufacturing
5 544 (20.51%) Electronics
6 145 (5.47%) Local Government
7 144 (5.43%) Retail
8 53 (2.00%) Legal
9 51 (1.92%) Banking
10 43 (1.62%) Police
11 25 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
12 14 (0.53%) Law
13 12 (0.45%) Back Office
13 12 (0.45%) Military
14 11 (0.41%) Billing
15 9 (0.34%) Social Housing
16 8 (0.30%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.26%) Advertising
18 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 477 (17.99%) Developer
2 270 (10.18%) Analyst
3 254 (9.58%) Consultant
4 201 (7.58%) Architect
5 157 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 134 (5.05%) .NET Developer
7 97 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 92 (3.47%) Software Developer
9 81 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
9 81 (3.05%) Support Engineer
10 80 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 71 (2.68%) Java Developer
12 70 (2.64%) Service Manager
13 68 (2.56%) IT Manager
14 66 (2.49%) Business Analyst
15 65 (2.45%) Network Engineer
15 65 (2.45%) Software Engineer
16 63 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 61 (2.30%) Senior Developer
18 58 (2.19%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (10.22%) .NET
2 186 (7.01%) CSS
3 181 (6.83%) AngularJS
3 181 (6.83%) HTML
4 151 (5.69%) ASP.NET
5 140 (5.28%) Web Services
6 92 (3.47%) REST
7 90 (3.39%) JSON
8 80 (3.02%) Node.js
9 77 (2.90%) SOAP
10 72 (2.71%) RESTful
11 71 (2.68%) Spring
12 69 (2.60%) jQuery
13 61 (2.30%) .NET Core
14 59 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 59 (2.22%) React
15 53 (2.00%) Hibernate
16 51 (1.92%) XML
17 46 (1.73%) HTML5
18 44 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 201 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (7.20%) Data Centre
3 126 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 110 (4.15%) User Experience
5 104 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 89 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 54 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 51 (1.92%) NHS
10 43 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 39 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.21%) Driving Licence
13 29 (1.09%) Blog
13 29 (1.09%) PKI
14 28 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (1.02%) Clustering
15 27 (1.02%) Replication
16 19 (0.72%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.68%) EMC VNX
17 18 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 425 (16.03%) Windows
2 351 (13.24%) Linux
3 185 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 132 (4.98%) Windows 10
5 122 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (4.15%) Unix
7 85 (3.21%) Windows 7
8 69 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.58%) CentOS
11 27 (1.02%) Solaris
12 25 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 25 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.83%) Android
14 19 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.53%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.41%) VME
19 10 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (23.98%) Business Intelligence
3 587 (22.13%) Programme Management
4 553 (20.85%) Digital Marketing
5 447 (16.86%) ITIL
6 305 (11.50%) Mentoring
7 294 (11.09%) Project Management
8 271 (10.22%) DevOps
9 260 (9.80%) Coaching
10 256 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
11 249 (9.39%) Service Delivery
12 241 (9.09%) Service Management
13 235 (8.86%) Scrum
14 230 (8.67%) Test Automation
15 200 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 190 (7.16%) PRINCE2
17 183 (6.90%) Migration
18 169 (6.37%) Software Engineering
18 169 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 166 (6.26%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 403 (15.20%) SQL
2 360 (13.57%) JavaScript
3 330 (12.44%) C#
4 289 (10.90%) Java
5 260 (9.80%) Python
6 128 (4.83%) PowerShell
7 93 (3.51%) C++
8 92 (3.47%) C
9 49 (1.85%) PHP
10 44 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 35 (1.32%) Perl
13 32 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 30 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.13%) Ruby
15 28 (1.06%) Go
16 27 (1.02%) TypeScript
17 24 (0.90%) ES6
17 24 (0.90%) Scala
18 17 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 516 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 316 (11.92%) Degree
3 276 (10.41%) SC Cleared
4 118 (4.45%) DV Cleared
5 92 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (2.64%) CISSP
8 65 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
9 62 (2.34%) MCSE
10 61 (2.30%) CCNA
11 50 (1.89%) ISTQB
12 49 (1.85%) CCNP
13 46 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
13 46 (1.73%) ISEB
14 40 (1.51%) CISM
15 33 (1.24%) MCSA
16 27 (1.02%) CISA
17 26 (0.98%) MCP
18 25 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
19 24 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (3.96%) SLA
3 97 (3.66%) QA
4 62 (2.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 51 (1.92%) PMO
6 44 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 39 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 39 (1.47%) PCI DSS
8 38 (1.43%) GDPR
9 19 (0.72%) ISO 22301
9 19 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 19 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.60%) JSP 440
11 14 (0.53%) NIST
12 13 (0.49%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
13 12 (0.45%) NCSC
14 10 (0.38%) RMADS
15 7 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 316 (11.92%) Active Directory
2 170 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (4.94%) Docker
4 94 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 51 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (1.02%) XenApp
7 23 (0.87%) vSphere
8 22 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.41%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.30%) Firmware
15 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.23%) vCloud
17 5 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.19%) KVM
17 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 154 (5.81%) SCCM
2 80 (3.02%) SCOM
3 55 (2.07%) Puppet
4 53 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 43 (1.62%) Ansible
6 40 (1.51%) Terraform
7 38 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 22 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (0.79%) vRealize
10 20 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
11 17 (0.64%) Nagios
12 15 (0.57%) SCOrch
13 12 (0.45%) WSUS
14 11 (0.41%) Cacti
14 11 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (0.41%) Kibana
14 11 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 716 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 579 (21.83%) SAP
3 275 (10.37%) Cisco
4 251 (9.46%) VMware
5 170 (6.41%) Oracle
6 99 (3.73%) Citrix
7 64 (2.41%) EMC
8 62 (2.34%) HP
9 59 (2.22%) IBM
10 55 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 47 (1.77%) Juniper
12 40 (1.51%) Talend
13 39 (1.47%) Google
14 38 (1.43%) Palo Alto
15 35 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 35 (1.32%) F5
16 33 (1.24%) Splunk
17 32 (1.21%) Veeam
18 31 (1.17%) Tableau
19 29 (1.09%) SolarWinds