Period
to 22 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 561 588
Rank change year-on-year +117 +27 +122
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 255 600 727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.38% 1.11% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 250 491 635
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,125 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £40,266 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.72% +0.67% -

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18,414 53,916 70,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.60% 39.41% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14,658 40,565 54,175
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Local Government.

Salary trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England +134 221 £47,056 +4.57% 80
UK excluding London +163 160 £47,000 +16.72% 68
London +121 65 £47,500 +5.56% 18
South West +90 39 £56,536 +25.64% 16
North of England +121 38 £43,000 +6.85% 15
South East +178 37 £47,500 -5.00% 18
East of England +147 32 £46,250 +10.12% 7
Work from Home -14 31 £45,307 -13.70% 19
North West +106 26 £44,697 -10.61% 9
Midlands +97 14 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Yorkshire +105 10 £42,399 +5.36% 5
West Midlands +75 8 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +90 6 £28,750 -14.18% 3
Scotland +78 2 £29,000 -17.15% 5
North East +8 2 - - 1
Wales +37 1 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Northern Ireland 0 1 £42,500 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for Local Government.

1 88 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (32.55%) Public Sector
3 71 (27.84%) Microsoft
4 52 (20.39%) ITIL
5 50 (19.61%) Finance
5 50 (19.61%) Analytics
6 49 (19.22%) Azure
7 48 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (18.43%) Project Management
9 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
10 38 (14.90%) PRINCE2
10 38 (14.90%) Windows
10 38 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (14.12%) SQL
12 35 (13.73%) Telecoms
13 33 (12.94%) JavaScript
14 32 (12.55%) Active Directory
14 32 (12.55%) AWS
14 32 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (12.16%) Degree
16 30 (11.76%) DevOps
16 30 (11.76%) CSS
17 29 (11.37%) Scrum
18 28 (10.98%) Capita
18 28 (10.98%) SQL Server
19 27 (10.59%) .NET
19 27 (10.59%) HTML
19 27 (10.59%) TOGAF
19 27 (10.59%) Marketing
19 27 (10.59%) Enterprise Architecture

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (2.75%) Confluence
2 5 (1.96%) CMS
3 4 (1.57%) DNN
3 4 (1.57%) Jadu
3 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.18%) Site Server
5 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.39%) Smallworld
Applications
1 20 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.53%) Chatbot
3 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.78%) Sketch
7 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (5.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.18%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.22%) Azure
2 32 (12.55%) AWS
3 22 (8.63%) Office 365
4 17 (6.67%) Power Platform
5 14 (5.49%) PaaS
6 11 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (3.92%) IaaS
8 9 (3.53%) SaaS
8 9 (3.53%) Serverless
9 8 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.75%) GitHub
11 5 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.57%) OneDrive
13 3 (1.18%) G Suite
13 3 (1.18%) GCP
13 3 (1.18%) Logic Apps
13 3 (1.18%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.24%) Internet
2 9 (3.53%) Firewall
3 6 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.96%) LAN
5 4 (1.57%) PPP
5 4 (1.57%) WAN
6 3 (1.18%) Broadband
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (1.18%) DMZ
6 3 (1.18%) SSL
6 3 (1.18%) VoIP
6 3 (1.18%) VPN
6 3 (1.18%) Wireless
7 2 (0.78%) DHCP
7 2 (0.78%) DNS
7 2 (0.78%) Network Security
7 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.39%) RFID
8 1 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.41%) Big Data
3 16 (6.27%) Power BI
4 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.75%) GIS
7 6 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.35%) Tableau
8 5 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.96%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.57%) QlikView
9 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.18%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (4.31%) JIRA
2 5 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.96%) GitLab
3 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.78%) Selenium
5 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.39%) JMeter
6 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 83 (32.55%) Public Sector
2 50 (19.61%) Finance
3 35 (13.73%) Telecoms
4 27 (10.59%) Marketing
5 25 (9.80%) Manufacturing
6 19 (7.45%) Electronics
7 16 (6.27%) Police
8 15 (5.88%) Law
9 7 (2.75%) Fire and Rescue
10 5 (1.96%) Banking
11 4 (1.57%) Back Office
11 4 (1.57%) Social Housing
12 3 (1.18%) German Language
13 2 (0.78%) Legal
13 2 (0.78%) Social Science
14 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.39%) Billing
14 1 (0.39%) Environmental Health
14 1 (0.39%) Publishing
14 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (19.61%) Developer
2 21 (8.24%) Analyst
3 19 (7.45%) Architect
4 17 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.27%) Senior Manager
6 15 (5.88%) Consultant
7 13 (5.10%) Applications Support
7 13 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.71%) Build Manager
8 12 (4.71%) IT Manager
9 10 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (3.14%) Administrator
10 8 (3.14%) Business Manager
10 8 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.14%) Product Manager
10 8 (3.14%) Telecoms Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Applications Support Specialist
11 7 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.75%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.76%) CSS
2 27 (10.59%) .NET
2 27 (10.59%) HTML
3 14 (5.49%) REST
4 13 (5.10%) jQuery
5 12 (4.71%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.53%) Web Services
7 8 (3.14%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.14%) Node.js
8 7 (2.75%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.75%) SOAP
9 6 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (2.35%) Express
9 6 (2.35%) JSON
9 6 (2.35%) Natural Language Processing
9 6 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.35%) WCF
10 5 (1.96%) LINQ
11 4 (1.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.24%) Internet of Things
2 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.67%) User Experience
4 10 (3.92%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.53%) NHS
6 8 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.35%) Robotics
8 5 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Tandem
10 3 (1.18%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.18%) Smart City
11 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.78%) CCTV
11 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.90%) Windows
2 18 (7.06%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.31%) Linux
4 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (20.39%) ITIL
3 50 (19.61%) Analytics
4 48 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.43%) Project Management
6 38 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (14.90%) PRINCE2
7 32 (12.55%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (11.76%) DevOps
9 29 (11.37%) Scrum
10 27 (10.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 27 (10.59%) TOGAF
11 26 (10.20%) Business Case
12 25 (9.80%) IT Strategy
13 23 (9.02%) Programme Management
13 23 (9.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 23 (9.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 22 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (8.63%) Zachman Framework
15 21 (8.24%) IT4IT
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.12%) SQL
2 33 (12.94%) JavaScript
3 21 (8.24%) C#
4 15 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.92%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.75%) Java
6 7 (2.75%) Python
7 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.57%) C
9 3 (1.18%) C++
9 3 (1.18%) PHP
10 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.39%) ABAP
11 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.16%) Degree
3 15 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.96%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.18%) MCSA
7 2 (0.78%) HNC
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSE
7 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) PMO
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) GDPR
3 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 32 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.14%) Docker
3 6 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.18%) vSphere
5 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.35%) SCCM
1 6 (2.35%) SCOM
2 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.78%) Nagios
4 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 2 (0.78%) Terraform
5 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.39%) Grafana
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.39%) Simpana
5 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.98%) Capita
3 25 (9.80%) SAP
4 14 (5.49%) BiZZdesign
4 14 (5.49%) Sparx
5 13 (5.10%) Oracle
6 10 (3.92%) VMware
7 8 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.75%) Cisco
8 7 (2.75%) Meraki
9 6 (2.35%) Civica
10 5 (1.96%) Google
10 5 (1.96%) Liquidlogic
11 4 (1.57%) Northgate
11 4 (1.57%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.57%) Zscaler
12 3 (1.18%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.18%) hybris
12 3 (1.18%) NetApp
12 3 (1.18%) SolarWinds