Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 559 569
Rank change year-on-year +130 +10 +101
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 382 674 780
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.18% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 312 546 655
Median annual salary £44,000 £45,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.76% +0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,625 £23,763
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,844 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25,294 57,060 74,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.33% 39.72% 43.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19,372 42,991 56,710
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 16 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 10 August 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 +132 350 £43,000 -5.49% 42
UK excluding London +153 240 £42,500 - 37
London +108 114 £47,500 +4.40% 10
North of England +132 65 £41,750 -12.11% 9
South East +135 47 £45,000 -5.26% 6
South West +83 47 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Midlands +99 41 £35,000 -26.32% 9
East of England +95 39 £45,250 +16.03% 3
Work from Home +43 39 £42,500 -15.00% 10
North West +107 31 £44,697 -0.67% 6
Yorkshire +143 27 £42,500 -38.18% 2
East Midlands +93 27 £29,638 -12.83% 2
West Midlands +73 14 £50,000 - 7
North East +26 7 £41,000 +9.33% 1
Scotland +80 4 - - 4
Wales +28 2 £30,000 -27.27% 2

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 152 (39.79%) Public Sector
2 111 (29.06%) Microsoft
3 104 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (21.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (20.42%) Capita
6 75 (19.63%) Project Management
7 74 (19.37%) ITIL
8 69 (18.06%) Finance
9 67 (17.54%) Windows
10 64 (16.75%) Security Cleared
11 59 (15.45%) SQL
12 56 (14.66%) Azure
13 55 (14.40%) Active Directory
14 54 (14.14%) Analytics
15 53 (13.87%) Retail
16 47 (12.30%) Management Information System
17 46 (12.04%) PRINCE2
18 45 (11.78%) Office 365
19 44 (11.52%) C#
20 43 (11.26%) SQL Server
20 43 (11.26%) Project Delivery
21 42 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
22 41 (10.73%) Scrum
22 41 (10.73%) Service Delivery
23 40 (10.47%) NHS
23 40 (10.47%) DevOps
24 38 (9.95%) Windows Server
25 37 (9.69%) Enterprise Architecture
25 37 (9.69%) Degree
26 36 (9.42%) Mentoring

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 23 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.09%) IIS
3 5 (1.31%) Confluence
4 4 (1.05%) CMS
4 4 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.79%) DNN
5 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 27 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (5.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.57%) MadCap Flare
5 5 (1.31%) Chatbot
5 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.52%) InVision
6 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.52%) Sketch
7 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.66%) Azure
2 45 (11.78%) Office 365
3 28 (7.33%) AWS
4 26 (6.81%) Power Platform
5 18 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.36%) OneDrive
7 8 (2.09%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.83%) Serverless
9 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.57%) GitHub
9 6 (1.57%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.31%) GCP
11 4 (1.05%) IaaS
11 4 (1.05%) PaaS
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.79%) Logic Apps
13 2 (0.52%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.85%) Internet
2 16 (4.19%) Firewall
3 10 (2.62%) SSL
3 10 (2.62%) VPN
4 8 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.31%) Broadband
5 5 (1.31%) LAN
5 5 (1.31%) Wireless
6 4 (1.05%) DNS
6 4 (1.05%) Intranet
6 4 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.79%) DHCP
7 3 (0.79%) Skype
7 3 (0.79%) VoIP
7 3 (0.79%) WebEx
8 2 (0.52%) ADSL
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.52%) DMZ
8 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.50%) Big Data
3 14 (3.66%) Power BI
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.31%) GIS
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (2.88%) JIRA
2 8 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.52%) GitLab
7 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.26%) JMeter
8 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 152 (39.79%) Public Sector
2 69 (18.06%) Finance
3 53 (13.87%) Retail
4 35 (9.16%) Police
5 32 (8.38%) Telecoms
6 25 (6.54%) Law
7 22 (5.76%) Manufacturing
7 22 (5.76%) Marketing
8 16 (4.19%) Electronics
9 11 (2.88%) Fire and Rescue
10 10 (2.62%) Legal
11 7 (1.83%) Back Office
12 3 (0.79%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Billing
13 1 (0.26%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 41 (10.73%) Developer
2 37 (9.69%) Analyst
3 30 (7.85%) Project Manager
4 26 (6.81%) Consultant
5 18 (4.71%) Architect
5 18 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
6 16 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (4.19%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.93%) Business Analyst
8 13 (3.40%) IT Manager
9 11 (2.88%) Applications Support
10 10 (2.62%) Team Leader
11 9 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
11 9 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.36%) Systems Developer
12 8 (2.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (2.09%) Configuration Engineer
12 8 (2.09%) Designer
13 7 (1.83%) Product Manager
13 7 (1.83%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.90%) .NET
2 29 (7.59%) CSS
3 26 (6.81%) HTML
4 16 (4.19%) ASP.NET
4 16 (4.19%) Middleware
5 15 (3.93%) jQuery
6 12 (3.14%) Web Services
7 11 (2.88%) XML
8 8 (2.09%) REST
9 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.57%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (1.57%) SOAP
10 6 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (1.57%) WCF
11 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.31%) JSON
12 4 (1.05%) ASP.NET Core
12 4 (1.05%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.30%) Management Information System
2 40 (10.47%) NHS
3 21 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.24%) Internet of Things
5 15 (3.93%) User Experience
6 13 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.36%) Tandem
9 5 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.31%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.05%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.05%) PMI
11 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.79%) Smart City
11 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.54%) Windows
2 38 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.93%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.40%) Windows 10
4 13 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.57%) Linux
5 6 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.52%) Solaris
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (19.63%) Project Management
4 74 (19.37%) ITIL
5 54 (14.14%) Analytics
6 46 (12.04%) PRINCE2
7 43 (11.26%) Project Delivery
8 42 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (10.73%) Scrum
9 41 (10.73%) Service Delivery
10 40 (10.47%) DevOps
11 37 (9.69%) Enterprise Architecture
12 36 (9.42%) Mentoring
13 34 (8.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 33 (8.64%) Change Management
15 31 (8.12%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (8.12%) IT Strategy
16 29 (7.59%) Business Analysis
17 28 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (7.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.45%) SQL
2 44 (11.52%) C#
3 33 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.50%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.71%) C
6 15 (3.93%) Java
7 12 (3.14%) Python
8 8 (2.09%) VB
8 8 (2.09%) VBScript
9 5 (1.31%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.79%) C++
10 3 (0.79%) Perl
10 3 (0.79%) PHP
10 3 (0.79%) Ruby
11 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.69%) Degree
3 20 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.83%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.31%) CCNA
8 5 (1.31%) CISM
9 4 (1.05%) APMP
9 4 (1.05%) CCNP
9 4 (1.05%) CISSP
9 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.79%) CEH
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.79%) MCSE
11 2 (0.52%) ISEB
11 2 (0.52%) MCP
11 2 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.45%) PMO
2 16 (4.19%) QA
3 14 (3.66%) SLA
4 4 (1.05%) GDPR
4 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.26%) NCSC
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
6 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 55 (14.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.07%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.09%) Docker
4 5 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.50%) SCCM
2 19 (4.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.79%) QRadar
4 2 (0.52%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.52%) Nagios
4 2 (0.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Grafana
5 1 (0.26%) Kibana
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.26%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 78 (20.42%) Capita
3 19 (4.97%) VMware
4 17 (4.45%) SAP
5 14 (3.66%) BiZZdesign
5 14 (3.66%) Sparx
6 13 (3.40%) Oracle
7 10 (2.62%) Cisco
7 10 (2.62%) Remedy
8 6 (1.57%) Nintex
9 5 (1.31%) Google
9 5 (1.31%) Liquidlogic
9 5 (1.31%) Splunk
10 4 (1.05%) Civica
10 4 (1.05%) HP
10 4 (1.05%) Northgate
10 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.79%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.79%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com