Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 606 454 584
Rank change year-on-year -152 +130 -1
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 485 250 614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.66% 1.03% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 274 215 444
10th Percentile £28,561 £29,100 £26,344
25th Percentile £33,547 £36,125 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +0.17%
75th Percentile £54,313 £61,250 £58,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £81,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,351 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.11% +12.50% -

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 73,524 24,390 75,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.68% 50.90% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45,005 19,653 57,999
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,138 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.28% +5.02% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -147 394 £42,500 -9.57% 201
UK excluding London -112 305 £41,351 -8.11% 160
London -203 116 £50,196 +0.39% 51
Work from Home -207 113 £52,500 +13.14% 33
North of England -87 78 £37,500 -12.79% 47
Midlands -51 74 £50,000 +25.00% 31
West Midlands -56 67 £50,000 - 22
South West -84 52 £41,115 -27.89% 36
South East -141 50 £45,250 +9.04% 20
Yorkshire -70 43 £37,500 -14.77% 13
North West -96 28 £40,000 - 27
Scotland -59 27 £35,500 +22.41% 5
East of England -111 25 £29,000 -35.02% 15
East Midlands -75 7 £35,000 +21.74% 9
North East - 7 £36,404 - 7
Wales -47 3 £72,825 +53.32% 5

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 182 (37.53%) Finance
2 144 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (29.07%) Azure
4 118 (24.33%) Microsoft
5 113 (23.30%) Public Sector
6 109 (22.47%) Social Skills
7 95 (19.59%) JavaScript
8 94 (19.38%) .NET
9 85 (17.53%) DevOps
10 78 (16.08%) C#
11 73 (15.05%) React
12 69 (14.23%) AWS
13 66 (13.61%) SQL
14 64 (13.20%) Degree
15 63 (12.99%) Scrum
16 62 (12.78%) Python
16 62 (12.78%) Coaching
17 61 (12.58%) Security Cleared
18 60 (12.37%) Project Management
18 60 (12.37%) Line Management
19 56 (11.55%) Legal
20 55 (11.34%) Full Stack Development
21 54 (11.13%) Mentoring
21 54 (11.13%) .NET Core
22 53 (10.93%) CSS
23 52 (10.72%) Analytics
24 51 (10.52%) AngularJS
24 51 (10.52%) Project Delivery
25 47 (9.69%) PostgreSQL
26 46 (9.48%) Firewall

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 31 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.74%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.62%) IIS
4 3 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.41%) CMS
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 34 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.24%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.82%) Simulink
6 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (1.65%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 141 (29.07%) Azure
2 69 (14.23%) AWS
3 45 (9.28%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (6.19%) IaaS
5 28 (5.77%) SaaS
6 26 (5.36%) PaaS
6 26 (5.36%) Serverless
7 25 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (5.15%) Power Platform
8 24 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (4.95%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (4.74%) Amazon ECS
9 23 (4.74%) Amazon S3
9 23 (4.74%) Amazon SQS
9 23 (4.74%) CloudFront
9 23 (4.74%) Heroku
9 23 (4.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (3.30%) Azure Logic Apps
11 15 (3.09%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.48%) Firewall
2 39 (8.04%) LAN
2 39 (8.04%) WAN
3 17 (3.51%) DNS
4 14 (2.89%) Internet
4 14 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.27%) DHCP
5 11 (2.27%) VPN
6 8 (1.65%) Network Security
7 7 (1.44%) VoIP
8 6 (1.24%) MPLS
9 5 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.82%) Skype
10 4 (0.82%) Wireless
11 3 (0.62%) ISDN
11 3 (0.62%) WLAN
12 2 (0.41%) NAS
12 2 (0.41%) SAN
13 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.69%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.74%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (3.71%) Power BI
5 17 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.89%) GIS
7 12 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.47%) Redis
8 11 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.86%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.03%) QlikView
12 5 (1.03%) Tableau
13 4 (0.82%) MySQL
14 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 22 (4.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.27%) RSpec
2 11 (2.27%) webpack
3 7 (1.44%) JIRA
3 7 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.62%) JMeter
5 3 (0.62%) Selenium
6 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.41%) JUnit
6 2 (0.41%) TestNG
7 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) PhpStorm
7 1 (0.21%) Postman
7 1 (0.21%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.21%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 182 (37.53%) Finance
2 113 (23.30%) Public Sector
3 109 (22.47%) Social Skills
4 56 (11.55%) Legal
5 45 (9.28%) Presentation Skills
6 44 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (6.39%) Marketing
8 29 (5.98%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (4.33%) Retail
10 19 (3.92%) Games
10 19 (3.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 14 (2.89%) Law
12 13 (2.68%) Banking
13 12 (2.47%) Billing
14 11 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (2.06%) Back Office
15 10 (2.06%) Police
16 8 (1.65%) General Ledger
17 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
18 6 (1.24%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 99 (20.41%) Developer
2 63 (12.99%) Analyst
3 35 (7.22%) Architect
4 31 (6.39%) Project Manager
4 31 (6.39%) Senior Manager
5 28 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 27 (5.57%) Consultant
7 26 (5.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 23 (4.74%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.74%) Head of Operations
9 20 (4.12%) Senior Project Manager
9 20 (4.12%) Software Developer
9 20 (4.12%) SQL Developer
10 18 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (3.51%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
13 14 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.89%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.68%) C# Software Developer
14 13 (2.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (19.38%) .NET
2 73 (15.05%) React
3 54 (11.13%) .NET Core
4 53 (10.93%) CSS
5 51 (10.52%) AngularJS
6 38 (7.84%) Ruby on Rails
7 32 (6.60%) Web Services
8 26 (5.36%) .NET Framework
9 25 (5.15%) Angular 2
9 25 (5.15%) Sinatra
10 24 (4.95%) Node.js
11 22 (4.54%) HTML
12 20 (4.12%) jQuery
13 17 (3.51%) XML
14 16 (3.30%) REST
15 15 (3.09%) ARM Templates
15 15 (3.09%) Entity Framework
15 15 (3.09%) SOAP
16 14 (2.89%) ASP.NET
17 13 (2.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.63%) Housing Association
2 29 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 27 (5.57%) Blog
4 27 (5.57%) NHS
5 26 (5.36%) User Experience
6 23 (4.74%) Legacy Systems
7 18 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (3.09%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.47%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (2.06%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.06%) Social Media
11 9 (1.86%) Smart City
12 7 (1.44%) IVR
13 6 (1.24%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.03%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.01%) Windows
2 16 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.09%) Unix
4 14 (2.89%) Linux
5 5 (1.03%) Android
5 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.41%) CentOS
7 2 (0.41%) Debian
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.41%) Solaris
7 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (17.53%) DevOps
3 63 (12.99%) Scrum
4 62 (12.78%) Coaching
5 60 (12.37%) Line Management
5 60 (12.37%) Project Management
6 55 (11.34%) Full Stack Development
7 54 (11.13%) Mentoring
8 52 (10.72%) Analytics
9 51 (10.52%) Project Delivery
10 45 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (8.66%) Performance Management
12 35 (7.22%) Kanban
13 34 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (7.01%) TDD
14 32 (6.60%) Microservices
14 32 (6.60%) Software Engineering
15 31 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (6.39%) Data Analysis
16 29 (5.98%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 95 (19.59%) JavaScript
2 78 (16.08%) C#
3 66 (13.61%) SQL
4 62 (12.78%) Python
5 41 (8.45%) Ruby
6 39 (8.04%) ES6
7 28 (5.77%) TypeScript
8 20 (4.12%) Java
9 16 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.09%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.27%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.06%) C
13 7 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.44%) R
13 7 (1.44%) VBA
14 6 (1.24%) PHP
15 4 (0.82%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.82%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.41%) ClojureScript
16 2 (0.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 64 (13.20%) Degree
2 61 (12.58%) Security Cleared
3 42 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 36 (7.42%) DBS Check
5 21 (4.33%) CCAB
6 14 (2.89%) CISSP
6 14 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.06%) CISA
7 10 (2.06%) CISM
8 7 (1.44%) AAT
9 6 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (1.24%) CIPFA
9 6 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.03%) CCNA
10 5 (1.03%) CIMA
10 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.82%) HNC
11 4 (0.82%) MCSE
12 3 (0.62%) CCNP
12 3 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.71%) PMO
1 18 (3.71%) QA
2 15 (3.09%) SLA
3 12 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.06%) ISO 22301
5 9 (1.86%) GDPR
6 6 (1.24%) Accessibility
6 6 (1.24%) NCSC
7 4 (0.82%) COBIT
7 4 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.82%) NIST
7 4 (0.82%) WCAG
8 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.41%) GRC
10 1 (0.21%) IFRS
10 1 (0.21%) MiFID
10 1 (0.21%) P3O
10 1 (0.21%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 34 (7.01%) Docker
2 21 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.41%) iptables
7 2 (0.41%) Postfix
7 2 (0.41%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (8.04%) Terraform
2 38 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.51%) SCCM
4 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.03%) SCOM
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.62%) WSUS
7 2 (0.41%) Ansible
7 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.41%) Puppet
7 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.21%) MIIS
Vendors
1 118 (24.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.57%) Oracle
3 26 (5.36%) Cisco
4 19 (3.92%) Palo Alto
5 17 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 14 (2.89%) Capita
7 13 (2.68%) VMware
8 10 (2.06%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.65%) SAP
10 8 (1.65%) Workday
11 7 (1.44%) Genesys
11 7 (1.44%) Northgate
12 6 (1.24%) NEC
13 5 (1.03%) ESRI
13 5 (1.03%) Openreach
14 4 (0.82%) Remedy
15 3 (0.62%) BT
15 3 (0.62%) Citrix
15 3 (0.62%) Civica