Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 605 690
Rank change year-on-year 0 +85 +14
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 505 642 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.96% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 379 523 458
UK median annual salary £43,155 £44,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,833 £29,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,354 £72,319 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,349 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.82% +0.87% +8.11%

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 52,858 67,222 81,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 42.09% 45.15%
Number of salaries quoted 40,052 51,531 59,788
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +5 450 £43,078 -4.11% 204
UK excluding London +21 330 £38,000 -5.82% 165
London +21 149 £44,095 -7.17% 64
North of England +32 94 £37,500 -7.06% 43
South East +11 75 £50,000 +25.00% 26
South West +19 59 £34,350 -9.74% 21
North West +33 48 £40,429 -10.16% 24
Midlands +29 43 £38,000 -9.34% 33
Yorkshire +18 38 £36,250 - 18
West Midlands +30 31 £47,500 +5.56% 21
East of England +29 21 £44,632 +1.44% 17
Northern Ireland - 20 £37,500 -
Scotland -3 14 £34,000 -2.86% 13
East Midlands +15 12 £32,500 -7.14% 11
North East +24 8 £35,702 -10.75% 1
Wales +2 5 £32,125 -14.33% 11

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 216 (42.77%) Public Sector
2 125 (24.75%) Microsoft
3 118 (23.37%) Project Management
4 115 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (20.79%) Finance
6 104 (20.59%) Project Delivery
7 101 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 101 (20.00%) Retail
8 79 (15.64%) PRINCE2
9 75 (14.85%) Security Cleared
10 73 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (13.66%) Degree
11 69 (13.66%) Capita
12 66 (13.07%) Analytics
13 65 (12.87%) ITIL
14 60 (11.88%) Azure
15 59 (11.68%) Law
15 59 (11.68%) Service Delivery
16 57 (11.29%) SQL
17 56 (11.09%) Telecoms
18 55 (10.89%) Police
19 52 (10.30%) Change Management
20 51 (10.10%) AWS
20 51 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (9.50%) PMO
21 48 (9.50%) Windows
22 47 (9.31%) SQL Server
22 47 (9.31%) Process Management
22 47 (9.31%) Service Management
23 44 (8.71%) Cisco

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 32 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.19%) IIS
3 6 (1.19%) nginx
4 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.79%) CMS
5 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.20%) TPMS
Applications
1 37 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.39%) SPSS
6 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.40%) Revit
9 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.20%) iTrent
3 1 (0.20%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.20%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.20%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.88%) Azure
2 51 (10.10%) AWS
3 38 (7.52%) Office 365
4 11 (2.18%) SaaS
5 9 (1.78%) GCP
6 8 (1.58%) Serverless
7 7 (1.39%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.19%) Cloudflare
9 4 (0.79%) G Suite
10 3 (0.59%) IaaS
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.40%) PaaS
11 2 (0.40%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.20%) AWS CodeCommit
12 1 (0.20%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 1 (0.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.76%) Internet
2 16 (3.17%) DNS
3 12 (2.38%) Firewall
4 11 (2.18%) SAN
5 10 (1.98%) DHCP
5 10 (1.98%) WAN
6 9 (1.78%) NetScaler
7 8 (1.58%) BGP
7 8 (1.58%) MPLS
7 8 (1.58%) OSPF
7 8 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.39%) LAN
8 7 (1.39%) VoIP
9 6 (1.19%) DWDM
9 6 (1.19%) HTTP
9 6 (1.19%) Intranet
9 6 (1.19%) Network Security
9 6 (1.19%) VPN
9 6 (1.19%) Wireless
10 5 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.56%) Big Data
3 12 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.78%) GIS
5 8 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.19%) ClickHouse
6 6 (1.19%) Flink
7 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.79%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.59%) MS Access
9 3 (0.59%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.40%) Power BI
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.20%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.58%) JIRA
1 8 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.79%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.79%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.40%) MSTest
4 2 (0.40%) NUnit
4 2 (0.40%) Selenium
4 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.20%) Gradle
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 216 (42.77%) Public Sector
2 105 (20.79%) Finance
3 101 (20.00%) Retail
4 59 (11.68%) Law
5 56 (11.09%) Telecoms
6 55 (10.89%) Police
7 34 (6.73%) Marketing
8 28 (5.54%) Fire and Rescue
9 22 (4.36%) Housing Association
10 11 (2.18%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.98%) Back Office
11 10 (1.98%) Social Housing
12 8 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.19%) Legal
14 4 (0.79%) Billing
14 4 (0.79%) Electronics
14 4 (0.79%) Publishing
15 2 (0.40%) Banking
15 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 60 (11.88%) Analyst
2 55 (10.89%) Project Manager
3 44 (8.71%) Consultant
4 41 (8.12%) Developer
5 39 (7.72%) Architect
6 27 (5.35%) IT Manager
7 24 (4.75%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.76%) Coordinator
9 18 (3.56%) Software Developer
10 15 (2.97%) Support Officer
10 15 (2.97%) Technical Consultant
11 14 (2.77%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.77%) Project Officer
11 14 (2.77%) Support Engineer
12 13 (2.57%) Project Support Officer
12 13 (2.57%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.38%) Change Manager
14 11 (2.18%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.18%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.51%) .NET
2 26 (5.15%) ASP.NET
3 21 (4.16%) Web Services
4 18 (3.56%) HTML
5 17 (3.37%) CSS
6 11 (2.18%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.18%) Middleware
7 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (1.78%) jQuery
7 9 (1.78%) XML
8 8 (1.58%) REST
9 7 (1.39%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.39%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.39%) Kafka
9 7 (1.39%) Spring
10 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (0.99%) JSON
11 4 (0.79%) HTML5
11 4 (0.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.12%) Management Information System
3 29 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (5.35%) User Experience
5 25 (4.95%) NHS
6 23 (4.55%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.77%) Social Media
10 10 (1.98%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.78%) Smart City
12 8 (1.58%) Internet of Things
12 8 (1.58%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.39%) CCTV
14 6 (1.19%) Blog
14 6 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
15 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.79%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.50%) Windows
2 16 (3.17%) Windows 10
3 14 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.57%) Windows 7
4 13 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.58%) Linux
7 7 (1.39%) Unix
8 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (23.37%) Project Management
2 115 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (20.59%) Project Delivery
4 101 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (15.64%) PRINCE2
6 73 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (13.07%) Analytics
8 65 (12.87%) ITIL
9 59 (11.68%) Service Delivery
10 52 (10.30%) Change Management
11 47 (9.31%) Process Management
11 47 (9.31%) Service Management
12 42 (8.32%) Coaching
13 36 (7.13%) Business Analysis
13 36 (7.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 34 (6.73%) CRM
14 34 (6.73%) Portfolio Management
15 32 (6.34%) Change Control
15 32 (6.34%) DevOps
15 32 (6.34%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.29%) SQL
2 43 (8.51%) C#
3 37 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.36%) C
5 12 (2.38%) Java
6 11 (2.18%) Python
7 9 (1.78%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.39%) VB
9 6 (1.19%) C++
9 6 (1.19%) Go
9 6 (1.19%) Lua
9 6 (1.19%) Rust
9 6 (1.19%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.99%) VBScript
11 3 (0.59%) Java 8
12 2 (0.40%) ES6
12 2 (0.40%) PHP
12 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 69 (13.66%) Degree
3 26 (5.15%) DBS Check
4 18 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.78%) PMP
8 9 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.39%) MCSE
11 6 (1.19%) APMP
11 6 (1.19%) HNC
12 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.99%) CCNA
12 5 (0.99%) CCNP
12 5 (0.99%) CISSP
12 5 (0.99%) ISEB
12 5 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.50%) PMO
2 34 (6.73%) QA
3 26 (5.15%) SLA
4 6 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.79%) GDPR
5 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.40%) P3O
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) BS7666
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 34 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.19%) XenApp
7 5 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.99%) vSphere
7 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.79%) KVM
8 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.79%) Xen
9 2 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (7.52%) SCCM
2 14 (2.77%) WSUS
3 5 (0.99%) AppDNA
3 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.59%) QRadar
5 3 (0.59%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.59%) SCOM
5 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.59%) SCSM
6 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.40%) Kibana
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 125 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.66%) Capita
3 44 (8.71%) Cisco
4 40 (7.92%) VMware
5 24 (4.75%) EMC
6 22 (4.36%) Citrix
7 18 (3.56%) Dell
8 17 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (3.17%) BT
10 13 (2.57%) Google
11 10 (1.98%) Juniper
12 9 (1.78%) Oracle
12 9 (1.78%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.39%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.39%) HP
14 6 (1.19%) McAfee
14 6 (1.19%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.19%) Symantec
15 5 (0.99%) Apple
15 5 (0.99%) Sage