Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 582 432 564
Rank change year-on-year -150 +132 +27
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 466 403 687
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the General category 0.73% 1.09% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 285 282 509
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £23,872
25th Percentile £34,567 £31,812 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +2.27%
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,230 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +0.55% +2.44% +5.94%

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 64,063 36,967 81,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.74% 53.57% 56.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40,480 28,863 61,769
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -139 403 £45,000 +4.65% 198
UK excluding London -84 293 £42,230 +0.55% 150
London -123 127 £52,500 +9.32% 48
Work from Home -182 110 £45,000 +5.88% 39
South West -64 67 £42,230 -15.54% 22
Midlands -67 64 £52,500 +44.83% 37
North of England -71 62 £36,375 -14.41% 43
West Midlands -25 61 £52,500 -17.06% 24
South East -79 55 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Yorkshire -70 32 £36,847 -13.30% 21
North West -57 26 £35,352 -11.62% 19
Scotland -50 24 £39,810 -0.48% 5
East of England -54 16 £40,000 -9.09% 13
Wales -22 5 £37,500 +25.00% 3
North East -25 4 £33,952 -17.19% 3
East Midlands -72 3 £50,000 +68.70% 13

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 172 (36.91%) Finance
2 170 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (32.40%) Public Sector
4 129 (27.68%) Azure
5 114 (24.46%) Social Skills
6 110 (23.61%) Microsoft
7 106 (22.75%) DevOps
8 95 (20.39%) Degree
9 94 (20.17%) JavaScript
10 86 (18.45%) React
11 82 (17.60%) AWS
12 81 (17.38%) Scrum
13 76 (16.31%) Project Management
13 76 (16.31%) .NET
13 76 (16.31%) Mentoring
14 67 (14.38%) Security Cleared
15 66 (14.16%) C#
15 66 (14.16%) Legal
16 62 (13.30%) Coaching
17 60 (12.88%) CSS
18 58 (12.45%) Firewall
19 56 (12.02%) Project Delivery
20 53 (11.37%) ES6
21 51 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
21 51 (10.94%) Ruby
22 50 (10.73%) Presentation Skills
22 50 (10.73%) Full Stack Development
23 49 (10.52%) Kubernetes
23 49 (10.52%) Terraform
23 49 (10.52%) Ruby on Rails

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 34 (7.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.86%) Drupal
6 3 (0.64%) Apache
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) JBoss
7 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.29%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.86%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.86%) Sketch
6 3 (0.64%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.43%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 129 (27.68%) Azure
2 82 (17.60%) AWS
3 40 (8.58%) IaaS
3 40 (8.58%) Microsoft 365
4 36 (7.73%) Amazon S3
4 36 (7.73%) PaaS
5 35 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (7.30%) Amazon ECS
6 34 (7.30%) Amazon SQS
6 34 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
6 34 (7.30%) CloudFront
6 34 (7.30%) Heroku
6 34 (7.30%) Serverless
6 34 (7.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (4.08%) SaaS
8 18 (3.86%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.58%) Power Platform
10 11 (2.36%) GCP
11 10 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.45%) Firewall
2 41 (8.80%) LAN
3 40 (8.58%) WAN
4 30 (6.44%) Internet
5 17 (3.65%) DNS
6 12 (2.58%) DHCP
6 12 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.36%) VPN
8 8 (1.72%) Network Security
9 6 (1.29%) MPLS
9 6 (1.29%) VoIP
9 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.07%) Wireless
11 4 (0.86%) Intranet
11 4 (0.86%) WLAN
12 3 (0.64%) 5G
12 3 (0.64%) ISDN
12 3 (0.64%) Skype
13 2 (0.43%) NAS
13 2 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
2 40 (8.58%) SQL Server
3 34 (7.30%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.22%) GIS
4 15 (3.22%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.36%) Big Data
5 11 (2.36%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.36%) Power BI
6 10 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.15%) Redis
7 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.07%) Tableau
9 4 (0.86%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.64%) QlikView
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.22%) RSpec
2 15 (3.22%) webpack
3 7 (1.50%) JIRA
4 5 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.86%) Grunt
5 4 (0.86%) gulp
5 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.64%) JMeter
6 3 (0.64%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) git-flow
7 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.43%) Mocha
7 2 (0.43%) Storybook
8 1 (0.21%) Postman
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.21%) Sublime Text
General
1 172 (36.91%) Finance
2 151 (32.40%) Public Sector
3 114 (24.46%) Social Skills
4 66 (14.16%) Legal
5 50 (10.73%) Presentation Skills
6 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (5.36%) Organisational Skills
8 24 (5.15%) Retail
9 23 (4.94%) Marketing
10 19 (4.08%) Games
11 16 (3.43%) Billing
12 13 (2.79%) Banking
12 13 (2.79%) Police
13 12 (2.58%) General Ledger
13 12 (2.58%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (2.15%) Aerospace
14 10 (2.15%) Back Office
15 9 (1.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 8 (1.72%) Law
16 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (16.95%) Developer
2 55 (11.80%) Analyst
3 47 (10.09%) Architect
4 38 (8.15%) Software Engineer
5 29 (6.22%) Business Analyst
5 29 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.15%) Consultant
7 23 (4.94%) Head of Operations
8 22 (4.72%) Senior Manager
8 22 (4.72%) Technical Architect
9 21 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (3.86%) Lead Software Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) Senior Project Manager
14 15 (3.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 12 (2.58%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.36%) Administrator
16 11 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (2.15%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (18.45%) React
2 76 (16.31%) .NET
3 60 (12.88%) CSS
4 49 (10.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 48 (10.30%) AngularJS
6 41 (8.80%) .NET Core
7 34 (7.30%) Angular 2
7 34 (7.30%) Sinatra
8 27 (5.79%) Web Services
9 24 (5.15%) Node.js
10 23 (4.94%) HTML
11 21 (4.51%) .NET Framework
12 19 (4.08%) Sass
13 16 (3.43%) jQuery
14 12 (2.58%) React Native
15 11 (2.36%) REST
16 10 (2.15%) Flutter
16 10 (2.15%) SOAP
17 9 (1.93%) Entity Framework
18 8 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.51%) User Experience
2 34 (7.30%) Blog
2 34 (7.30%) Legacy Systems
3 33 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.86%) Housing Association
4 18 (3.86%) NHS
5 17 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.00%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.79%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.36%) Internet of Things
11 10 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
14 5 (1.07%) LLPG
14 5 (1.07%) NLPG
14 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.80%) Windows
2 22 (4.72%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.51%) Unix
4 15 (3.22%) Linux
5 7 (1.50%) Android
5 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.43%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Debian
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (22.75%) DevOps
3 81 (17.38%) Scrum
4 76 (16.31%) Mentoring
4 76 (16.31%) Project Management
5 62 (13.30%) Coaching
6 56 (12.02%) Project Delivery
7 51 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (10.73%) Full Stack Development
9 48 (10.30%) ITIL
10 46 (9.87%) TDD
11 43 (9.23%) Analytics
12 42 (9.01%) Kanban
12 42 (9.01%) Line Management
12 42 (9.01%) Performance Management
12 42 (9.01%) Software Engineering
13 38 (8.15%) Pair Programming
13 38 (8.15%) Presales
14 37 (7.94%) Service Delivery
15 36 (7.73%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 94 (20.17%) JavaScript
2 66 (14.16%) C#
3 53 (11.37%) ES6
4 51 (10.94%) Ruby
5 46 (9.87%) Python
6 36 (7.73%) SQL
7 31 (6.65%) TypeScript
8 29 (6.22%) Java
9 25 (5.36%) C
10 20 (4.29%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.00%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.58%) PHP
13 6 (1.29%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.86%) Clojure
15 4 (0.86%) ClojureScript
15 4 (0.86%) Lisp
15 4 (0.86%) Perl
15 4 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (20.39%) Degree
2 67 (14.38%) Security Cleared
3 41 (8.80%) DBS Check
4 40 (8.58%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.51%) CCAB
6 16 (3.43%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.93%) CCNA
8 9 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.50%) AAT
10 7 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.29%) CIPFA
11 6 (1.29%) MCSA
12 5 (1.07%) CIMA
12 5 (1.07%) MCSE
13 4 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.43%) PMO
3 15 (3.22%) GDPR
4 12 (2.58%) SLA
5 11 (2.36%) QA
6 9 (1.93%) Accessibility
7 8 (1.72%) WCAG
8 5 (1.07%) BS7666
8 5 (1.07%) NCSC
9 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.86%) WAI
10 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.21%) GRC
12 1 (0.21%) IFRS
12 1 (0.21%) MiFID
12 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 43 (9.23%) Docker
2 29 (6.22%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.43%) iptables
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.43%) Postfix
7 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (10.52%) Kubernetes
1 49 (10.52%) Terraform
2 19 (4.08%) SCCM
3 17 (3.65%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.64%) SCOM
6 3 (0.64%) WSUS
7 2 (0.43%) Ansible
7 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.43%) Puppet
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.21%) MIIS
8 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 110 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.08%) Cisco
3 29 (6.22%) Oracle
4 27 (5.79%) VMware
5 19 (4.08%) Palo Alto
6 17 (3.65%) CheckPoint
7 14 (3.00%) Capita
7 14 (3.00%) NEC
7 14 (3.00%) Northgate
8 12 (2.58%) Workday
9 10 (2.15%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.50%) Google
10 7 (1.50%) SAP
11 6 (1.29%) Adobe
12 4 (0.86%) Citrix
12 4 (0.86%) HP
12 4 (0.86%) Remedy
13 3 (0.64%) Apple
13 3 (0.64%) BiZZdesign
13 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com