Period
to 22 September 2019

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

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 547 572 678
Rank change year-on-year +25 +106 -26
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 668 745 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.21% 1.04% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 476 581 484
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.80% +4.74%
10th Percentile £26,406 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,244 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.50% +14.29%

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 55,114 71,841 80,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.62% 43.14% 45.35%
Number of salaries quoted 41,268 54,948 58,590
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Local Government.

Salary trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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
England +41 608 £45,000 - 149
UK excluding London +9 397 £40,244 -1.84% 132
London +76 212 £45,000 -5.26% 32
North of England -32 104 £41,965 -1.26% 31
South East +33 90 £50,000 +28.21% 26
South West +47 81 £35,000 -12.50% 12
North West +6 56 £50,000 +23.92% 18
Midlands -24 50 £46,121 +19.02% 32
West Midlands -3 39 £50,000 +19.29% 23
East of England +39 37 £40,646 -2.17% 15
Yorkshire -28 36 £38,622 -12.22% 8
Northern Ireland - 19 £37,500 - 3
North East +23 12 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Scotland -25 11 £39,000 -13.33% 5
East Midlands +7 10 £34,000 -2.86% 8
Wales +11 6 £37,500 +2.06% 7

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 251 (37.57%) Public Sector
2 190 (28.44%) Finance
3 164 (24.55%) Project Delivery
4 159 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (22.90%) Microsoft
6 133 (19.91%) Degree
7 131 (19.61%) Project Management
8 130 (19.46%) Retail
9 118 (17.66%) Problem-Solving
10 114 (17.07%) PRINCE2
11 97 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 93 (13.92%) SQL
13 91 (13.62%) Security Cleared
14 90 (13.47%) Analytics
15 78 (11.68%) Service Delivery
16 76 (11.38%) Capita
17 74 (11.08%) SQL Server
18 71 (10.63%) Police
19 68 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
19 68 (10.18%) ITIL
19 68 (10.18%) Law
20 65 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
21 61 (9.13%) Process Management
21 61 (9.13%) Management Information System
22 58 (8.68%) CRM
23 55 (8.23%) Azure
24 54 (8.08%) Business Analysis
25 52 (7.78%) Marketing
26 51 (7.63%) DBS Check
27 50 (7.49%) Microsoft Office

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 25 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.35%) IIS
3 7 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.75%) nginx
5 5 (0.75%) TPMS
6 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.60%) JBoss
6 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.45%) Confluence
7 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.40%) SPSS
5 14 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.60%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.30%) Revit
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) ContrOCC
2 4 (0.60%) iTrent
3 3 (0.45%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.45%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.15%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.23%) Azure
2 47 (7.04%) AWS
3 28 (4.19%) Office 365
4 19 (2.84%) Power Platform
5 18 (2.69%) GCP
6 10 (1.50%) SaaS
7 5 (0.75%) Cloudflare
7 5 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.45%) G Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.30%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.29%) Internet
2 20 (2.99%) Firewall
3 15 (2.25%) Network Security
4 13 (1.95%) WAN
5 12 (1.80%) LAN
5 12 (1.80%) VPN
6 11 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (1.65%) DNS
7 10 (1.50%) BGP
7 10 (1.50%) OSPF
7 10 (1.50%) SAN
7 10 (1.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.20%) Intranet
8 8 (1.20%) VoIP
8 8 (1.20%) Wireless
9 7 (1.05%) MPLS
10 6 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (0.90%) EIGRP
10 6 (0.90%) IPsec
10 6 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (2.99%) Big Data
4 20 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.84%) Power BI
5 19 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 12 (1.80%) Data Mining
7 12 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.80%) QlikView
8 11 (1.65%) Qlik Sense
9 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.90%) MS Access
11 5 (0.75%) Flink
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.35%) JIRA
3 5 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.60%) GitLab
4 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.60%) Maven
4 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.45%) MSTest
5 3 (0.45%) NUnit
5 3 (0.45%) Selenium
6 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 251 (37.57%) Public Sector
2 190 (28.44%) Finance
3 130 (19.46%) Retail
4 71 (10.63%) Police
5 68 (10.18%) Law
6 52 (7.78%) Marketing
7 46 (6.89%) Telecoms
8 42 (6.29%) Fire and Rescue
9 31 (4.64%) Manufacturing
10 30 (4.49%) Social Housing
11 24 (3.59%) Housing Association
12 17 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (2.10%) Back Office
14 12 (1.80%) Electronics
15 6 (0.90%) Legal
15 6 (0.90%) Military
16 3 (0.45%) Billing
16 3 (0.45%) German Language
17 2 (0.30%) Advertising
17 2 (0.30%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 96 (14.37%) Analyst
2 89 (13.32%) Consultant
3 83 (12.43%) Project Manager
4 57 (8.53%) Architect
5 51 (7.63%) Developer
6 39 (5.84%) Business Analyst
7 37 (5.54%) IT Manager
8 23 (3.44%) Support Analyst
9 21 (3.14%) Applications Support
10 19 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
10 19 (2.84%) Technical Consultant
11 18 (2.69%) Business Manager
12 17 (2.54%) Cloud Architect
12 17 (2.54%) Cloud Consultant
13 16 (2.40%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.40%) Service Analyst
14 15 (2.25%) Software Analyst
14 15 (2.25%) Software Support Analyst
14 15 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.10%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.74%) .NET
2 28 (4.19%) Web Services
3 22 (3.29%) ASP.NET
3 22 (3.29%) HTML
4 20 (2.99%) CSS
4 20 (2.99%) Middleware
5 18 (2.69%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.25%) Spring
7 13 (1.95%) jQuery
8 12 (1.80%) Kafka
8 12 (1.80%) REST
9 10 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.35%) HTML5
11 8 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (1.20%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.05%) CSS3
12 7 (1.05%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.05%) J2EE
13 6 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (9.13%) Management Information System
3 49 (7.34%) NHS
4 36 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (4.49%) User Experience
6 24 (3.59%) Driving Licence
7 21 (3.14%) Social Media
8 20 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.84%) Fibre Optics
10 16 (2.40%) Data Centre
11 15 (2.25%) Internet of Things
12 9 (1.35%) CCTV
12 9 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.90%) Smart City
15 5 (0.75%) Blog
15 5 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.75%) PMI
16 4 (0.60%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.69%) Windows
2 13 (1.95%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.65%) Windows 10
3 11 (1.65%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.20%) Unix
5 6 (0.90%) Linux
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.30%) Android
8 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (24.55%) Project Delivery
2 159 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (19.61%) Project Management
4 118 (17.66%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (17.07%) PRINCE2
6 97 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 90 (13.47%) Analytics
8 78 (11.68%) Service Delivery
9 68 (10.18%) ITIL
10 61 (9.13%) Process Management
11 58 (8.68%) CRM
12 54 (8.08%) Business Analysis
13 49 (7.34%) Change Management
13 49 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 47 (7.04%) Change Control
14 47 (7.04%) DevOps
14 47 (7.04%) Service Management
15 45 (6.74%) Mentoring
16 44 (6.59%) Scrum
17 41 (6.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 93 (13.92%) SQL
2 47 (7.04%) C#
3 41 (6.14%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.79%) C
5 26 (3.89%) Java
6 24 (3.59%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.80%) TypeScript
8 10 (1.50%) Python
9 8 (1.20%) Java 8
10 7 (1.05%) C++
10 7 (1.05%) Go
11 6 (0.90%) ES6
12 5 (0.75%) Lua
12 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.75%) Rust
12 5 (0.75%) VB
13 4 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.45%) PHP
15 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (19.91%) Degree
2 91 (13.62%) Security Cleared
3 51 (7.63%) DBS Check
4 34 (5.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.95%) PMP
8 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.65%) ISEB
8 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.35%) MCSE
10 9 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.90%) CCNP
12 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.90%) HNC
12 6 (0.90%) MCP
13 5 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.59%) PMO
2 22 (3.29%) QA
3 21 (3.14%) SLA
4 16 (2.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 16 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.60%) P3O
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) GDPR
9 1 (0.15%) BS7666
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.90%) Docker
6 4 (0.60%) KVM
6 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.60%) vSphere
6 4 (0.60%) Xen
7 2 (0.30%) Firmware
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.15%) UAG
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (2.99%) SCCM
2 10 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (1.35%) WSUS
4 7 (1.05%) CASB
5 6 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.75%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (0.60%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.45%) Ansible
8 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.30%) Puppet
9 2 (0.30%) QRadar
9 2 (0.30%) Salt
9 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.30%) SCOM
9 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.30%) SCSM
9 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 153 (22.90%) Microsoft
2 76 (11.38%) Capita
3 44 (6.59%) VMware
4 42 (6.29%) Cisco
4 42 (6.29%) Google
4 42 (6.29%) Oracle
5 30 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (3.59%) SAP
7 18 (2.69%) Rackspace
8 17 (2.54%) Dell
8 17 (2.54%) EMC
9 15 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.10%) BT
11 12 (1.80%) Symantec
12 11 (1.65%) McAfee
13 10 (1.50%) Citrix
13 10 (1.50%) Juniper
14 7 (1.05%) Trend Micro
15 6 (0.90%) Palo Alto
15 6 (0.90%) Tableau