Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 593 609 627
Rank change year-on-year +16 +18 +77
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 478 590 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the General category 0.98% 0.97% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 331 489 494
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,772 £28,178 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%

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 49,020 60,977 76,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 40.88% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37,248 46,449 59,189
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +7 414 £46,750 +5.06% 189
UK excluding London +41 316 £40,000 - 162
London +21 136 £48,500 +2.11% 44
North of England +43 77 £38,000 -5.82% 42
Midlands +60 67 £41,234 -7.34% 37
South East +18 64 £55,000 +22.22% 32
West Midlands +35 44 £65,000 +38.18% 26
South West +23 41 £38,250 +0.51% 20
Yorkshire +36 39 £36,500 -18.89% 15
North West +22 29 £55,000 +36.31% 25
Scotland +44 26 £40,000 +18.92% 13
East Midlands +42 21 £30,000 -17.24% 11
East of England +12 20 £55,000 +46.67% 14
Northern Ireland - 15 £37,500 - 1
North East +19 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Wales -8 7 £32,125 -14.33% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 211 (44.14%) Public Sector
2 121 (25.31%) Microsoft
3 101 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (20.92%) Project Management
5 89 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (16.95%) Capita
7 79 (16.53%) Retail
8 78 (16.32%) Finance
9 70 (14.64%) Change Management
9 70 (14.64%) Security Cleared
10 69 (14.44%) Project Delivery
11 68 (14.23%) Azure
12 63 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
13 57 (11.92%) PRINCE2
14 56 (11.72%) Windows
14 56 (11.72%) SQL
14 56 (11.72%) SQL Server
14 56 (11.72%) Analytics
15 55 (11.51%) Active Directory
16 53 (11.09%) Service Delivery
16 53 (11.09%) Telecoms
17 52 (10.88%) ITIL
18 48 (10.04%) Degree
19 47 (9.83%) SCCM
20 46 (9.62%) Police
21 45 (9.41%) Office 365
21 45 (9.41%) Law
21 45 (9.41%) VMware
22 41 (8.58%) Management Information System
22 41 (8.58%) Coaching

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 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.93%) IIS
2 14 (2.93%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.26%) CMS
4 6 (1.26%) nginx
5 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.63%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.63%) Drupal
6 3 (0.63%) WordPress
7 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 24 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.23%) Azure
2 45 (9.41%) Office 365
3 38 (7.95%) AWS
4 17 (3.56%) SaaS
5 9 (1.88%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.67%) IaaS
6 8 (1.67%) Serverless
7 7 (1.46%) Azure Functions
7 7 (1.46%) GCP
8 6 (1.26%) Cloudflare
9 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.84%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.63%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.63%) PaaS
10 3 (0.63%) Slack
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.65%) Internet
2 22 (4.60%) DNS
3 16 (3.35%) DHCP
4 13 (2.72%) SAN
5 9 (1.88%) Firewall
5 9 (1.88%) Wireless
6 8 (1.67%) NetScaler
6 8 (1.67%) SSL
6 8 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.46%) DWDM
8 6 (1.26%) HTTP
8 6 (1.26%) Intranet
8 6 (1.26%) VPN
8 6 (1.26%) WebEx
9 5 (1.05%) MPLS
10 4 (0.84%) WAN
11 3 (0.63%) Skype
11 3 (0.63%) VoIP
12 2 (0.42%) LAN
12 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.97%) Big Data
3 12 (2.51%) GIS
4 9 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.46%) Power BI
6 6 (1.26%) ClickHouse
6 6 (1.26%) Flink
6 6 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.63%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.21%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.46%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.84%) AutoIt
3 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.63%) Ant
4 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.63%) Gradle
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.63%) PostCSS
4 3 (0.63%) Subversion
4 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) ERwin
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 211 (44.14%) Public Sector
2 79 (16.53%) Retail
3 78 (16.32%) Finance
4 53 (11.09%) Telecoms
5 46 (9.62%) Police
6 45 (9.41%) Law
7 17 (3.56%) Marketing
8 12 (2.51%) Fire and Rescue
9 9 (1.88%) Legal
9 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.46%) Electronics
11 5 (1.05%) Billing
11 5 (1.05%) Housing Association
11 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.84%) Publishing
13 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 2 (0.42%) Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (9.62%) Analyst
2 44 (9.21%) Project Manager
3 40 (8.37%) Consultant
4 37 (7.74%) Developer
5 32 (6.69%) Architect
6 27 (5.65%) Business Analyst
7 26 (5.44%) Change Manager
8 22 (4.60%) Coordinator
9 20 (4.18%) Technical Consultant
10 19 (3.97%) ERP Manager
11 13 (2.72%) IT Manager
11 13 (2.72%) Technical Architect
12 12 (2.51%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.51%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.30%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.09%) Account Manager
14 10 (2.09%) Development Manager
14 10 (2.09%) Support Engineer
15 9 (1.88%) Delivery Manager
15 9 (1.88%) ICT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.28%) .NET
2 21 (4.39%) Web Services
3 16 (3.35%) ASP.NET
3 16 (3.35%) CSS
4 15 (3.14%) Middleware
5 14 (2.93%) XML
6 11 (2.30%) HTML
7 7 (1.46%) Kafka
8 4 (0.84%) JSON
9 3 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.63%) Apache Camel
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.63%) GWT
9 3 (0.63%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.63%) J2SE
9 3 (0.63%) JMS
9 3 (0.63%) REST
9 3 (0.63%) Sass
9 3 (0.63%) SOAP
9 3 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.58%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (5.02%) User Experience
5 22 (4.60%) NHS
6 21 (4.39%) Data Centre
7 20 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.30%) Social Media
9 7 (1.46%) CCTV
9 7 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.26%) Blog
10 6 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
10 6 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.05%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.05%) Smart City
12 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.63%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.72%) Windows
2 25 (5.23%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.14%) Linux
3 15 (3.14%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.93%) Unix
4 14 (2.93%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (20.92%) Project Management
3 89 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (14.64%) Change Management
5 69 (14.44%) Project Delivery
6 63 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (11.92%) PRINCE2
8 56 (11.72%) Analytics
9 53 (11.09%) Service Delivery
10 52 (10.88%) ITIL
11 41 (8.58%) Coaching
12 40 (8.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 31 (6.49%) Change Control
14 30 (6.28%) Decision-Making
14 30 (6.28%) Mentoring
14 30 (6.28%) Portfolio Management
15 29 (6.07%) Migration
16 27 (5.65%) Business Analysis
16 27 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (5.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.72%) SQL
2 31 (6.49%) C#
3 24 (5.02%) C
3 24 (5.02%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.77%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.14%) Python
6 9 (1.88%) Java
6 9 (1.88%) VB
6 9 (1.88%) VBScript
7 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.26%) C++
7 6 (1.26%) Go
7 6 (1.26%) Lua
7 6 (1.26%) Ruby
7 6 (1.26%) Rust
8 4 (0.84%) PHP
8 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.04%) Degree
3 31 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.81%) DBS Check
5 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.46%) APMP
6 7 (1.46%) HNC
6 7 (1.46%) PMP
7 6 (1.26%) MCSE
8 5 (1.05%) CISSP
8 5 (1.05%) MCP
8 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.84%) CCNA
9 4 (0.84%) CCNP
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.95%) QA
2 33 (6.90%) PMO
3 24 (5.02%) SLA
4 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.63%) P3O
7 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.42%) GDPR
7 2 (0.42%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (11.51%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 28 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.05%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.05%) XenApp
6 4 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) Docker
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.21%) UAG
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (9.83%) SCCM
2 16 (3.35%) WSUS
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.84%) AppDNA
4 4 (0.84%) QRadar
5 2 (0.42%) Kibana
5 2 (0.42%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.42%) SCOM
5 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.42%) SCSM
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 121 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 81 (16.95%) Capita
3 45 (9.41%) VMware
4 32 (6.69%) Oracle
5 30 (6.28%) Citrix
6 27 (5.65%) Cisco
7 13 (2.72%) EMC
8 12 (2.51%) BT
8 12 (2.51%) Google
9 11 (2.30%) Juniper
9 11 (2.30%) NEC
9 11 (2.30%) Northgate
10 9 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.46%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.26%) Sage
13 5 (1.05%) Arqiva
13 5 (1.05%) Dell
13 5 (1.05%) HP
13 5 (1.05%) Virgin Media
14 4 (0.84%) 3PAR