Period
to

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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 569 465
Rank change year-on-year +110 -104 +130
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 1,347 463 440
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.14% 0.77% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 549 295 284
10th Percentile £29,487 £28,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,567 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,751 £59,181 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,250 £74,731
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,606 £42,230 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +5.57% -6.31%

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 118,629 60,127 42,849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 66.05% 56.26% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 54,079 38,702 33,280
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,138 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +0.25% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +73 950 £43,500 -3.33% 147
Work from Home +54 671 £43,000 -4.44% 56
UK excluding London +71 655 £40,606 -3.84% 120
London +3 389 £58,142 +10.75% 41
North of England +45 227 £41,374 +12.24% 32
North West +52 171 £41,374 -1.31% 15
South East -15 124 £45,250 +6.47% 24
Midlands -9 108 £35,484 -32.41% 21
Scotland -11 77 £39,659 -0.38% 9
East of England -43 60 £39,322 -31.61% 15
West Midlands -52 58 £32,500 -38.10% 14
South West -51 56 £37,971 -10.08% 12
East Midlands +8 50 £100,905 +141.69% 7
Yorkshire -42 49 £40,000 +8.56% 13
Wales -27 10 £39,322 +20.99% 7
North East -15 7 £39,322 +15.81% 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £39,322 -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 522 (38.75%) Public Sector
2 505 (37.49%) Finance
3 498 (36.97%) Agile
4 418 (31.03%) Social Skills
5 334 (24.80%) Degree
6 313 (23.24%) Azure
7 299 (22.20%) SQL
8 285 (21.16%) Microsoft
9 283 (21.01%) Problem-Solving
10 273 (20.27%) Security Cleared
11 266 (19.75%) C#
12 248 (18.41%) .NET
13 238 (17.67%) Cybersecurity
14 237 (17.59%) Analytics
15 227 (16.85%) DevOps
16 218 (16.18%) JavaScript
17 198 (14.70%) HTML
18 196 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
19 189 (14.03%) CSS
20 175 (12.99%) Risk Management
21 165 (12.25%) Computer Science
22 164 (12.18%) Project Management
23 155 (11.51%) SaaS
24 153 (11.36%) User Experience
24 153 (11.36%) NEC
25 148 (10.99%) Service Design
26 146 (10.84%) Scrum
27 145 (10.76%) SQL Server
28 144 (10.69%) NHS
29 143 (10.62%) Retail

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 46 (3.41%) IIS
2 34 (2.52%) Apache
3 25 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.19%) CMS
7 8 (0.59%) Drupal
8 6 (0.45%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.45%) Jadu
8 6 (0.45%) WordPress
9 5 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.074%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 90 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (2.75%) Sketch
4 26 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.67%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.45%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.30%) Simulink
8 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Academy Housing
2 5 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.074%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 313 (23.24%) Azure
2 155 (11.51%) SaaS
3 89 (6.61%) AWS
4 78 (5.79%) PaaS
5 77 (5.72%) Microsoft 365
6 75 (5.57%) Azure DevOps
7 66 (4.90%) Power Platform
8 52 (3.86%) Figma
9 41 (3.04%) Google Workspace
10 39 (2.90%) GCP
11 34 (2.52%) BrowserStack
11 34 (2.52%) Sauce Labs
12 33 (2.45%) IaaS
13 32 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (2.38%) Amazon S3
13 32 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
13 32 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (2.38%) CloudFront
13 32 (2.38%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.86%) Internet
2 42 (3.12%) Firewall
3 21 (1.56%) SAN
4 16 (1.19%) DNS
5 14 (1.04%) DHCP
5 14 (1.04%) WAN
6 13 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (0.52%) Broadband
8 7 (0.52%) Network Security
9 6 (0.45%) SD-WAN
10 5 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.37%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (0.37%) MPLS
10 5 (0.37%) Skype
11 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.30%) WebEx
12 3 (0.22%) LAN
13 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.16%) Power BI
3 51 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 43 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 40 (2.97%) Redis
7 38 (2.82%) MySQL
7 38 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.15%) Data Lake
10 25 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
11 23 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 22 (1.63%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.56%) Big Data
14 16 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.89%) InfluxDB
17 10 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
18 9 (0.67%) GIS
18 9 (0.67%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 115 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 40 (2.97%) Selenium
3 40 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (2.60%) Cypress.io
4 35 (2.60%) JMeter
4 35 (2.60%) Postman
5 34 (2.52%) Gatling
5 34 (2.52%) Protractor
5 34 (2.52%) SpecFlow
5 34 (2.52%) TestCafe
6 26 (1.93%) Jenkins
7 23 (1.71%) JUnit
7 23 (1.71%) TestNG
8 19 (1.41%) GitLab
9 17 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
10 14 (1.04%) SonarQube
11 9 (0.67%) JIRA
12 6 (0.45%) Capybara
12 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 522 (38.75%) Public Sector
2 505 (37.49%) Finance
3 418 (31.03%) Social Skills
4 196 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
5 143 (10.62%) Retail
6 130 (9.65%) Manufacturing
7 112 (8.31%) Police
8 93 (6.90%) Legal
9 80 (5.94%) Organisational Skills
10 69 (5.12%) Presentation Skills
11 50 (3.71%) Telecoms
12 47 (3.49%) Influencing Skills
13 43 (3.19%) Documentation Skills
14 41 (3.04%) Billing
15 39 (2.90%) Law
16 33 (2.45%) Back Office
16 33 (2.45%) Marketing
17 28 (2.08%) Publishing
18 27 (2.00%) Banking
19 26 (1.93%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 258 (19.15%) Developer
2 96 (7.13%) Designer
3 94 (6.98%) .NET Developer
4 93 (6.90%) Graduate
5 84 (6.24%) Analyst
6 72 (5.35%) Consultant
7 64 (4.75%) Project Manager
8 59 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (3.41%) Software Engineer
10 42 (3.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (2.52%) QA Engineer
11 34 (2.52%) Senior Manager
12 33 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
13 32 (2.38%) Architect
13 32 (2.38%) Content Designer
14 31 (2.30%) Business Analyst
14 31 (2.30%) DBA
14 31 (2.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 31 (2.30%) Security Manager
14 31 (2.30%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (18.41%) .NET
2 198 (14.70%) HTML
3 189 (14.03%) CSS
4 135 (10.02%) AngularJS
5 119 (8.83%) HTML5
6 118 (8.76%) React
7 101 (7.50%) XML
8 97 (7.20%) REST
9 89 (6.61%) JSON
10 83 (6.16%) .NET Core
11 75 (5.57%) ASP.NET
12 74 (5.49%) Web Services
13 63 (4.68%) Ajax
14 62 (4.60%) jQuery
15 58 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 53 (3.93%) CSS3
17 51 (3.79%) Swagger
18 49 (3.64%) .NET Framework
19 48 (3.56%) Entity Framework
20 41 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 153 (11.36%) User Experience
2 144 (10.69%) NHS
3 127 (9.43%) e-Learning
4 107 (7.94%) Management Information System
5 97 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
7 64 (4.75%) Virtual Team
8 54 (4.01%) Housing Association
9 46 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (2.75%) Driving Licence
11 33 (2.45%) Legacy Systems
12 32 (2.38%) Graphic Design
13 31 (2.30%) Public Cloud
14 27 (2.00%) Blog
15 26 (1.93%) Data Centre
16 25 (1.86%) Data Structures
17 16 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
18 15 (1.11%) Low-Code
19 10 (0.74%) Mobile App
19 10 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (3.71%) Windows
2 27 (2.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (1.93%) Unix
4 20 (1.48%) Linux
5 11 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.074%) Android
8 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.074%) Solaris
8 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (36.97%) Agile
2 283 (21.01%) Problem-Solving
3 238 (17.67%) Cybersecurity
4 237 (17.59%) Analytics
5 227 (16.85%) DevOps
6 175 (12.99%) Risk Management
7 165 (12.25%) Computer Science
8 164 (12.18%) Project Management
9 148 (10.99%) Service Design
10 146 (10.84%) Scrum
11 138 (10.24%) Service Delivery
12 128 (9.50%) Data Analytics
13 124 (9.21%) Microservices
14 120 (8.91%) Software Engineering
15 118 (8.76%) Information Security
16 110 (8.17%) Mentoring
17 105 (7.80%) Business Analysis
18 100 (7.42%) Coaching
19 94 (6.98%) ITIL
20 93 (6.90%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 299 (22.20%) SQL
2 266 (19.75%) C#
3 218 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 119 (8.83%) Java
5 74 (5.49%) Python
6 64 (4.75%) PowerShell
7 53 (3.93%) PHP
7 53 (3.93%) TypeScript
8 45 (3.34%) Ruby
9 32 (2.38%) ES6
10 31 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.19%) Bash
13 11 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 11 (0.82%) R
13 11 (0.82%) VB
14 8 (0.59%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.52%) VBA
16 6 (0.45%) C++
16 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 334 (24.80%) Degree
2 273 (20.27%) Security Cleared
3 137 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 101 (7.50%) DBS Check
5 39 (2.90%) CISSP
6 37 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.60%) CISA
8 32 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (1.71%) ICAEW
9 23 (1.71%) ISACA
10 20 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
11 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.26%) CISM
13 14 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (1.04%) MCSE
14 10 (0.74%) APMP
14 10 (0.74%) HNC
15 9 (0.67%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.46%) GRC
2 77 (5.72%) QA
3 72 (5.35%) Accessibility
4 34 (2.52%) PMO
5 30 (2.23%) GDPR
6 28 (2.08%) WCAG
7 26 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (1.19%) NIST
9 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.89%) COBIT
11 11 (0.82%) ISO 22301
11 11 (0.82%) SLA
12 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.59%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.074%) NCSC
16 1 (0.074%) P3O
System Software
1 44 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.41%) Docker
5 14 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 9 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (4.53%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.97%) Terraform
3 12 (0.89%) Ansible
3 12 (0.89%) SCCM
4 9 (0.67%) Grafana
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.22%) CASB
6 3 (0.22%) Puppet
6 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.15%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.074%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.074%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.074%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.074%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 285 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 153 (11.36%) NEC
3 85 (6.31%) Northgate
4 66 (4.90%) Civica
4 66 (4.90%) Oracle
5 35 (2.60%) VMware
6 29 (2.15%) Databricks
7 24 (1.78%) Google
8 22 (1.63%) Capita
9 18 (1.34%) Cisco
10 17 (1.26%) HP
11 12 (0.89%) Aruba
12 9 (0.67%) Nimble Storage
12 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.67%) Twitter
13 8 (0.59%) Facebook
13 8 (0.59%) Serena
13 8 (0.59%) Veeam
14 6 (0.45%) Apple
14 6 (0.45%) BT