Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 480 586 600
Rank change year-on-year +106 +14 +28
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 487 620 748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the General category 1.31% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 353 536 617
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +9.32%
10th Percentile £28,772 £30,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £79,500 £76,355 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,810 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.72% +7.03% -

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 37,172 58,208 74,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.31% 40.11% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28,224 43,777 57,790
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +98 428 £45,000 - 59
UK excluding London +96 301 £42,500 -0.72% 52
London +91 149 £48,500 +6.59% 9
North of England +103 73 £42,500 -36.77% 8
Midlands +119 72 £65,000 +40.54% 4
Work from Home +39 63 £45,000 - 9
South East +74 56 £45,000 -5.26% 11
East of England +58 38 £45,000 +17.65% 16
Yorkshire +95 36 £42,500 -39.29% 1
West Midlands +76 35 £67,500 +42.11% 3
South West +29 35 £45,000 +18.24% 11
East Midlands +62 34 £29,638 -12.83% 1
North West +67 28 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Scotland +69 19 £40,000 +14.29%
North East +19 9 £36,500 -2.67% 3
Northern Ireland +23 7 - -
Wales +9 4 £30,000 -34.78% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 207 (42.51%) Public Sector
2 126 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 115 (23.61%) Capita
4 100 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (18.07%) Project Management
5 88 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 80 (16.43%) Retail
7 79 (16.22%) SQL
8 71 (14.58%) Windows
9 68 (13.96%) Security Cleared
10 67 (13.76%) Finance
11 66 (13.55%) Azure
12 61 (12.53%) Analytics
12 61 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
13 60 (12.32%) Active Directory
14 56 (11.50%) Project Delivery
15 55 (11.29%) PRINCE2
16 54 (11.09%) Change Management
17 53 (10.88%) Office 365
18 52 (10.68%) ITIL
19 50 (10.27%) Service Delivery
20 49 (10.06%) Management Information System
21 45 (9.24%) Degree
21 45 (9.24%) Police
22 43 (8.83%) C#
23 41 (8.42%) NHS
24 39 (8.01%) Windows Server
25 36 (7.39%) Telecoms
25 36 (7.39%) ERP

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 28 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.49%) IIS
3 7 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.03%) Confluence
6 4 (0.82%) CMS
7 3 (0.62%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.62%) Drupal
7 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.62%) WordPress
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.23%) MadCap Flare
5 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.62%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.41%) InVision
7 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.41%) Sketch
7 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 66 (13.55%) Azure
2 53 (10.88%) Office 365
3 27 (5.54%) AWS
4 22 (4.52%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.29%) SaaS
6 14 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.05%) IaaS
7 10 (2.05%) PowerApps
8 8 (1.64%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.23%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.03%) GitHub
10 5 (1.03%) PaaS
11 4 (0.82%) GCP
12 3 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.62%) Slack
13 2 (0.41%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.41%) Serverless
13 2 (0.41%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.95%) Internet
2 16 (3.29%) Firewall
3 10 (2.05%) SSL
3 10 (2.05%) VPN
4 9 (1.85%) DNS
4 9 (1.85%) Wireless
5 8 (1.64%) DHCP
6 7 (1.44%) WebEx
7 6 (1.23%) DWDM
7 6 (1.23%) SAN
7 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.03%) Broadband
8 5 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.03%) Skype
9 4 (0.82%) Intranet
10 3 (0.62%) MPLS
11 2 (0.41%) ADSL
11 2 (0.41%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.41%) LAN
11 2 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.05%) Big Data
3 9 (1.85%) GIS
3 9 (1.85%) Power BI
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.62%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (3.08%) JIRA
2 11 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.44%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.62%) Ant
6 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.62%) Gradle
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.62%) PostCSS
6 3 (0.62%) Subversion
7 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.41%) GitLab
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.21%) ERwin
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 207 (42.51%) Public Sector
2 80 (16.43%) Retail
3 67 (13.76%) Finance
4 45 (9.24%) Police
5 36 (7.39%) Telecoms
6 33 (6.78%) Law
7 15 (3.08%) Legal
8 13 (2.67%) Fire and Rescue
9 10 (2.05%) Marketing
10 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.23%) Electronics
12 4 (0.82%) Billing
12 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.62%) Back Office
13 3 (0.62%) German Language
13 3 (0.62%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.21%) Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.21%) Military
14 1 (0.21%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 56 (11.50%) Analyst
2 41 (8.42%) Developer
2 41 (8.42%) Project Manager
3 37 (7.60%) Consultant
4 31 (6.37%) Business Analyst
5 24 (4.93%) Change Manager
6 22 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
7 17 (3.49%) ERP Manager
7 17 (3.49%) IT Manager
8 16 (3.29%) Architect
9 13 (2.67%) Applications Support
9 13 (2.67%) Senior Developer
10 12 (2.46%) Team Leader
11 11 (2.26%) ICT Manager
11 11 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.26%) Product Manager
12 10 (2.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (2.05%) Configuration Engineer
13 9 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (1.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.16%) .NET
2 24 (4.93%) CSS
3 21 (4.31%) HTML
4 20 (4.11%) Web Services
5 18 (3.70%) Middleware
6 16 (3.29%) XML
7 15 (3.08%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.23%) jQuery
8 6 (1.23%) REST
8 6 (1.23%) SOAP
8 6 (1.23%) Spring
9 4 (0.82%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET Core
9 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.62%) Apache Camel
10 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (0.62%) Drush
10 3 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.06%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.42%) NHS
3 32 (6.57%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.70%) User Experience
5 15 (3.08%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.87%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.26%) Tandem
8 10 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.64%) CCTV
10 7 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.23%) PMI
12 5 (1.03%) e-Learning
12 5 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.03%) Social Media
13 4 (0.82%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.62%) CMDB
14 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.58%) Windows
2 39 (8.01%) Windows Server
3 16 (3.29%) Windows 10
4 15 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.67%) Linux
6 12 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.85%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.64%) Unix
8 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.41%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (18.07%) Project Management
2 88 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (12.53%) Analytics
3 61 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (11.50%) Project Delivery
5 55 (11.29%) PRINCE2
6 54 (11.09%) Change Management
7 52 (10.68%) ITIL
8 50 (10.27%) Service Delivery
9 36 (7.39%) ERP
9 36 (7.39%) Mentoring
9 36 (7.39%) Requirements Gathering
10 32 (6.57%) Business Analysis
11 31 (6.37%) Case Management
11 31 (6.37%) Scrum
12 30 (6.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 28 (5.75%) Migration
13 28 (5.75%) User Stories
14 27 (5.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.22%) SQL
2 43 (8.83%) C#
3 28 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 24 (4.93%) C
4 24 (4.93%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.31%) Java
6 17 (3.49%) Python
7 10 (2.05%) VB
7 10 (2.05%) VBScript
8 8 (1.64%) Ruby
9 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.03%) PHP
10 5 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.62%) C++
11 3 (0.62%) Perl
11 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.21%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 68 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.24%) Degree
3 28 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 15 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.64%) CCNA
8 8 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.44%) CCNP
10 6 (1.23%) APMP
10 6 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.23%) HNC
10 6 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.03%) CISM
12 4 (0.82%) CISSP
12 4 (0.82%) MCSE
13 3 (0.62%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.62%) CEH
13 3 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.34%) PMO
2 25 (5.13%) QA
3 22 (4.52%) SLA
4 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.62%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.41%) P3O
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.21%) NCSC
7 1 (0.21%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.23%) Docker
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.78%) SCCM
2 14 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.64%) WSUS
4 3 (0.62%) QRadar
5 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 126 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 115 (23.61%) Capita
3 33 (6.78%) Oracle
3 33 (6.78%) VMware
4 18 (3.70%) Cisco
5 15 (3.08%) Northgate
6 13 (2.67%) Citrix
7 11 (2.26%) Juniper
7 11 (2.26%) NEC
7 11 (2.26%) Remedy
8 9 (1.85%) Google
9 7 (1.44%) HP
9 7 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.23%) Nintex
10 6 (1.23%) Splunk
11 5 (1.03%) Arqiva
11 5 (1.03%) Virgin Media
12 4 (0.82%) Civica
12 4 (0.82%) Liquidlogic
12 4 (0.82%) Rackspace