Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 541 516 630
Rank change year-on-year -25 +114 -10
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 322 519 579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the General category 0.97% 1.15% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 261 337 478
10th Percentile £28,672 £28,500 £29,392
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £33,754
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%
75th Percentile £59,363 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,463 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,899 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.75% -3.61% +3.75%

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 33,245 45,199 60,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.75% 40.21% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24,022 34,723 45,847
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,694 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.52% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
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 15 April 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 15 April 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 +2 297 £45,000 +4.65% 128
UK excluding London +10 215 £41,899 +4.75% 111
London +25 79 £55,000 +22.22% 19
Work from Home -137 71 £44,000 +3.53% 26
North of England +22 66 £41,649 +4.45% 40
South West +29 51 £42,230 -6.16% 20
South East +74 46 £40,000 -17.53% 13
North West +29 28 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire -7 28 £36,160 -4.21% 25
Midlands -21 27 £42,500 +7.28% 25
West Midlands +5 22 £45,000 -30.77% 16
Wales +40 11 £36,250 +20.83% 1
North East +22 10 £32,000 -12.33% 5
East of England +34 8 £75,000 +46.34% 7
Scotland -7 6 £39,810 -0.48% 3
East Midlands -3 5 £36,000 +21.47% 9

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 110 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.29%) Public Sector
3 66 (20.50%) Degree
4 65 (20.19%) DevOps
5 64 (19.88%) Azure
5 64 (19.88%) Finance
6 62 (19.25%) Microsoft
7 60 (18.63%) JavaScript
8 56 (17.39%) .NET
9 53 (16.46%) CSS
9 53 (16.46%) Scrum
10 52 (16.15%) C#
10 52 (16.15%) Security Cleared
11 51 (15.84%) SQL Server
11 51 (15.84%) Project Management
12 50 (15.53%) HTML
13 44 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
14 43 (13.35%) Management Information System
15 39 (12.11%) AWS
16 38 (11.80%) Mentoring
16 38 (11.80%) Internet
17 36 (11.18%) SQL
17 36 (11.18%) ITIL
17 36 (11.18%) User Experience
18 35 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
18 35 (10.87%) C
18 35 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 34 (10.56%) Windows
20 33 (10.25%) React
20 33 (10.25%) Project Delivery

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 14 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.48%) Drupal
4 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.24%) Smallworld
6 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.62%) Confluence
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.86%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.24%) Adobe XD
5 4 (1.24%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.24%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.24%) Sketch
6 2 (0.62%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.62%) InVision
6 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 64 (19.88%) Azure
2 39 (12.11%) AWS
3 30 (9.32%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (4.35%) IaaS
4 14 (4.35%) PaaS
5 13 (4.04%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.42%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (3.42%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (3.42%) CloudFront
7 11 (3.42%) Heroku
7 11 (3.42%) Serverless
7 11 (3.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (2.80%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.17%) GCP
10 6 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
10 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.80%) Internet
2 16 (4.97%) Firewall
3 12 (3.73%) DNS
4 10 (3.11%) WAN
5 9 (2.80%) LAN
6 5 (1.55%) DHCP
7 4 (1.24%) Intranet
7 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.93%) PBX
8 3 (0.93%) Skype
8 3 (0.93%) WLAN
9 2 (0.62%) 5G
9 2 (0.62%) ADSL
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.62%) DWDM
9 2 (0.62%) MPLS
9 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.62%) SSH
9 2 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.07%) Big Data
3 20 (6.21%) GIS
4 17 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (2.48%) Power BI
6 8 (2.48%) QlikView
7 6 (1.86%) Tableau
8 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.55%) MySQL
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.62%) QGIS
12 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.31%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 24 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.80%) RSpec
2 9 (2.80%) webpack
3 8 (2.48%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.86%) JIRA
5 4 (1.24%) CircleCI
5 4 (1.24%) Grunt
5 4 (1.24%) gulp
5 4 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.62%) git-flow
6 2 (0.62%) GitLab
6 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.62%) Mocha
6 2 (0.62%) Storybook
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (23.29%) Public Sector
2 64 (19.88%) Finance
3 22 (6.83%) Legal
3 22 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.73%) Marketing
5 11 (3.42%) Police
6 10 (3.11%) Retail
7 9 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 7 (2.17%) Fire and Rescue
9 5 (1.55%) Back Office
10 4 (1.24%) Banking
10 4 (1.24%) Billing
10 4 (1.24%) Electronics
10 4 (1.24%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.24%) Social Housing
11 3 (0.93%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.93%) Law
12 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.31%) Games
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (25.78%) Developer
2 35 (10.87%) Consultant
3 24 (7.45%) Architect
4 22 (6.83%) Analyst
4 22 (6.83%) Technical Consultant
5 18 (5.59%) Senior Developer
6 14 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 14 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 13 (4.04%) Designer
8 11 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.11%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.11%) Fibre Planner
9 10 (3.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 9 (2.80%) Software Developer
11 8 (2.48%) Systems Developer
12 7 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.39%) .NET
2 53 (16.46%) CSS
3 50 (15.53%) HTML
4 33 (10.25%) React
5 24 (7.45%) .NET Core
5 24 (7.45%) AngularJS
6 21 (6.52%) Web Services
7 20 (6.21%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (5.59%) .NET Framework
8 18 (5.59%) jQuery
8 18 (5.59%) Node.js
9 13 (4.04%) Sass
10 12 (3.73%) REST
11 11 (3.42%) Angular 2
11 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.42%) Sinatra
12 10 (3.11%) RESTful
13 9 (2.80%) Entity Framework
14 8 (2.48%) HTML5
15 7 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.35%) Management Information System
2 36 (11.18%) User Experience
3 30 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.45%) Internet of Things
5 13 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.73%) NHS
7 11 (3.42%) Blog
7 11 (3.42%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.11%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.80%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.48%) Fibre Optics
11 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.55%) LLPG
12 5 (1.55%) NLPG
13 4 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.56%) Windows
2 21 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.04%) Unix
4 10 (3.11%) Linux
5 6 (1.86%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.24%) Android
6 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.62%) SUSE
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.19%) DevOps
3 53 (16.46%) Scrum
4 51 (15.84%) Project Management
5 44 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (11.80%) Mentoring
7 36 (11.18%) ITIL
8 35 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
8 35 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (10.25%) Project Delivery
10 32 (9.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 31 (9.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 30 (9.32%) Business Case
13 28 (8.70%) IT Strategy
14 27 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (8.07%) Service Design
15 26 (8.07%) Use Case
16 25 (7.76%) Artificial Intelligence
17 24 (7.45%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.63%) JavaScript
2 52 (16.15%) C#
3 36 (11.18%) SQL
4 35 (10.87%) C
5 22 (6.83%) ES6
6 20 (6.21%) Ruby
7 19 (5.90%) TypeScript
8 17 (5.28%) Java
8 17 (5.28%) PHP
9 14 (4.35%) Python
10 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.24%) Perl
12 3 (0.93%) VBA
13 2 (0.62%) Clojure
13 2 (0.62%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.62%) Groovy
13 2 (0.62%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.62%) Lisp
14 1 (0.31%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 66 (20.50%) Degree
2 52 (16.15%) Security Cleared
3 29 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 27 (8.39%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.42%) MCSA
6 11 (3.42%) MCSE
7 10 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.80%) CCNA
8 9 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.80%) DBS Check
9 8 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.24%) MCP
11 3 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.62%) CCNP
12 2 (0.62%) HNC
12 2 (0.62%) ISEB
12 2 (0.62%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.73%) QA
3 7 (2.17%) GDPR
4 5 (1.55%) BS7666
4 5 (1.55%) PMO
4 5 (1.55%) SLA
5 4 (1.24%) WAI
5 4 (1.24%) WCAG
6 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.52%) Docker
3 19 (5.90%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.86%) vSphere
5 6 (1.86%) XenApp
5 6 (1.86%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.24%) Varnish
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.42%) Kubernetes
1 11 (3.42%) Terraform
2 9 (2.80%) SCCM
3 4 (1.24%) SCOM
3 4 (1.24%) WSUS
4 3 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.93%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 62 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.76%) VMware
3 13 (4.04%) Citrix
3 13 (4.04%) Oracle
4 12 (3.73%) Northgate
5 10 (3.11%) Cisco
5 10 (3.11%) Google
6 9 (2.80%) Adobe
6 9 (2.80%) NEC
7 8 (2.48%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.86%) Veeam
9 5 (1.55%) Apple
9 5 (1.55%) BT
10 4 (1.24%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.24%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.24%) Capita
10 4 (1.24%) HP
10 4 (1.24%) Virgin Media
10 4 (1.24%) Workday
11 3 (0.93%) BiZZdesign