Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 615 631
Rank change year-on-year +120 +16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 263 480 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the General category 1.11% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 273 421 525
Median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +14.12% -3.35%
10th Percentile £29,400 £30,200 £30,723
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23,657 50,316 62,552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.00% 39.89% 41.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18,385 38,469 48,307
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +119 228 £47,500 -3.55% 79
UK excluding London +78 164 £45,000 - 66
London +147 65 £55,000 +22.22% 17
North of England +56 47 £45,000 +18.42% 18
Work from Home -89 47 £47,500 -12.84% 21
South East +135 43 £47,500 -13.64% 17
South West +71 35 £49,000 +30.23% 10
North West +70 26 £45,000 -18.18% 11
East of England +103 16 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Midlands +45 16 £37,500 -42.31% 14
Yorkshire +19 14 £40,000 +5.26% 7
East Midlands +53 8 £36,000 +1.41% 6
West Midlands +43 8 £50,235 -22.72% 8
North East +20 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Wales +43 5 £40,000 +24.52% 3
Scotland +30 5 £30,523 -17.51% 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 £42,500 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 71 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 52 (19.77%) Public Sector
4 47 (17.87%) JavaScript
5 46 (17.49%) Azure
6 43 (16.35%) HTML
7 42 (15.97%) CSS
8 40 (15.21%) SQL Server
8 40 (15.21%) Finance
9 39 (14.83%) SQL
10 38 (14.45%) Project Management
10 38 (14.45%) Degree
11 35 (13.31%) Windows
12 34 (12.93%) Telecoms
13 33 (12.55%) DevOps
14 32 (12.17%) .NET
15 30 (11.41%) C#
15 30 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (11.03%) PRINCE2
17 28 (10.65%) ITIL
17 28 (10.65%) Security Cleared
18 27 (10.27%) AWS
18 27 (10.27%) Office 365
19 26 (9.89%) User Experience
19 26 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (9.51%) Project Delivery
20 25 (9.51%) Cybersecurity
20 25 (9.51%) Analytics
21 24 (9.13%) Business Case

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 8 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.52%) Confluence
2 4 (1.52%) Drupal
2 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.52%) Jadu
2 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.52%) Smallworld
3 3 (1.14%) CMS
3 3 (1.14%) DNN
3 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.14%) Site Server
4 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.04%) Chatbot
5 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.52%) AutoCAD
7 3 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.76%) InVision
8 2 (0.76%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.14%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.49%) Azure
2 27 (10.27%) AWS
2 27 (10.27%) Office 365
3 14 (5.32%) Power Platform
4 12 (4.56%) PaaS
5 11 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.42%) SaaS
7 8 (3.04%) IaaS
7 8 (3.04%) Serverless
8 5 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.90%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.52%) Google Docs
9 4 (1.52%) Slack
10 3 (1.14%) G Suite
10 3 (1.14%) GCP
10 3 (1.14%) Logic Apps
10 3 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.22%) Internet
2 11 (4.18%) DNS
2 11 (4.18%) WAN
3 10 (3.80%) LAN
4 6 (2.28%) Firewall
5 5 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.90%) VoIP
6 4 (1.52%) DHCP
6 4 (1.52%) PPP
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.14%) DMZ
7 3 (1.14%) PBX
7 3 (1.14%) SSL
7 3 (1.14%) VPN
7 3 (1.14%) Wireless
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.76%) Skype
8 2 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.22%) Big Data
3 18 (6.84%) GIS
4 14 (5.32%) Power BI
5 9 (3.42%) QlikView
6 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.66%) Tableau
8 6 (2.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.14%) QGIS
10 3 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.42%) JIRA
3 5 (1.90%) RSpec
3 5 (1.90%) webpack
4 4 (1.52%) CircleCI
4 4 (1.52%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.14%) GitLab
5 3 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (19.77%) Public Sector
2 40 (15.21%) Finance
3 34 (12.93%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.70%) Marketing
5 10 (3.80%) Fire and Rescue
6 8 (3.04%) Electronics
6 8 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.04%) Social Housing
7 5 (1.90%) Banking
7 5 (1.90%) Legal
7 5 (1.90%) Police
8 3 (1.14%) Retail
9 2 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.76%) Publishing
9 2 (0.76%) Social Science
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (28.14%) Developer
2 21 (7.98%) Consultant
3 18 (6.84%) Analyst
4 16 (6.08%) Designer
5 15 (5.70%) Senior Developer
6 13 (4.94%) Senior Manager
7 12 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (4.56%) Technical Consultant
8 11 (4.18%) Fibre Planner
9 10 (3.80%) Build Manager
9 10 (3.80%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.04%) Architect
11 7 (2.66%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.66%) Business Manager
11 7 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.66%) Software Developer
11 7 (2.66%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) Technical Support
11 7 (2.66%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.35%) HTML
2 42 (15.97%) CSS
3 32 (12.17%) .NET
4 22 (8.37%) jQuery
5 15 (5.70%) Node.js
5 15 (5.70%) REST
6 14 (5.32%) Web Services
7 13 (4.94%) .NET Framework
7 13 (4.94%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.18%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.18%) React
9 9 (3.42%) HTML5
10 8 (3.04%) .NET Core
10 8 (3.04%) Entity Framework
10 8 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.66%) Express
11 7 (2.66%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (2.28%) CSS3
12 6 (2.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.89%) User Experience
2 21 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.32%) Internet of Things
4 11 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.42%) Fibre Optics
6 7 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.66%) NHS
6 7 (2.66%) Robotics
7 6 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.14%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) SCADA
10 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.31%) Windows
2 16 (6.08%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.94%) Linux
4 7 (2.66%) Unix
5 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.76%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.38%) SUSE
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.45%) Project Management
3 33 (12.55%) DevOps
4 30 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (11.03%) PRINCE2
6 28 (10.65%) ITIL
7 26 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (9.51%) Analytics
8 25 (9.51%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (9.51%) Project Delivery
9 24 (9.13%) Business Case
10 21 (7.98%) IT Strategy
10 21 (7.98%) Mentoring
11 19 (7.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 18 (6.84%) Migration
12 18 (6.84%) Scrum
12 18 (6.84%) Software Engineering
13 17 (6.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 16 (6.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.87%) JavaScript
2 39 (14.83%) SQL
3 30 (11.41%) C#
4 20 (7.60%) TypeScript
5 16 (6.08%) C
6 10 (3.80%) PHP
7 8 (3.04%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.28%) Java
9 5 (1.90%) ES6
9 5 (1.90%) Ruby
9 5 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.52%) Python
11 2 (0.76%) VBA
12 1 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 38 (14.45%) Degree
2 28 (10.65%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.56%) MCSE
6 11 (4.18%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.66%) MCSA
9 4 (1.52%) CCNA
9 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.52%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.14%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.14%) HNC
11 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.76%) CCNP
11 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.38%) CCAB
12 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.28%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) GDPR
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) PMO
3 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.94%) Docker
3 9 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.66%) vSphere
4 7 (2.66%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.28%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.90%) XenApp
7 4 (1.52%) Varnish
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.66%) SCOM
2 6 (2.28%) SCCM
3 3 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.14%) WSUS
4 2 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.38%) Simpana
5 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.22%) Oracle
3 12 (4.56%) VMware
4 11 (4.18%) Citrix
4 11 (4.18%) SAP
5 10 (3.80%) Capita
5 10 (3.80%) Cisco
6 9 (3.42%) Google
7 8 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.66%) Meraki
9 6 (2.28%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.90%) BT
10 5 (1.90%) Civica
10 5 (1.90%) NetApp
10 5 (1.90%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.90%) Veeam
11 4 (1.52%) Northgate
11 4 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.52%) Virgin Media
11 4 (1.52%) Zscaler