Local Government Jobs

Local Government (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK

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 cited Local Government over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 316 318 468
Rank change year-on-year +2 +150 +132
Permanent jobs citing Local Government 891 883 1,355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.05% 0.76%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.58% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 516 393 599
10th Percentile £28,000 £33,784 £30,215
25th Percentile £33,899 £41,250 £36,768
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £50,385 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.61% +19.96% -6.67%
75th Percentile £51,000 £68,750 £57,456
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,870 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.26% +16.25% -5.28%

All General Skills
UK

Local Government falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 57,553 55,858 120,584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.56% 66.22% 67.21%
Number of salaries quoted 36,571 34,073 55,472
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,200 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,199 £42,750 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £72,500 £80,627 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £101,250 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 17 July 2024.

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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +15 782 £39,941 -20.12% 338
UK excluding London +19 646 £39,870 -14.26% 297
Work from Home -53 271 £46,380 -7.24% 106
London +11 195 £46,068 -21.60% 85
North of England +23 189 £34,923 -17.83% 69
South East +89 154 £40,400 -16.96% 71
Midlands -25 132 £37,862 -44.68% 72
West Midlands +6 101 £35,000 -49.55% 40
North West +18 88 £35,000 -20.50% 33
Yorkshire +10 82 £33,911 -9.57% 22
East of England +8 60 £42,500 -8.60% 43
South West -54 47 £39,882 -11.37% 42
Wales +44 40 £36,476 -36.56% 11
East Midlands -39 31 £39,000 -13.33% 30
Scotland -81 26 £43,750 +6.03% 10
North East -14 19 £35,000 -47.76% 15

Local Government
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.48%) Apache
3 28 (3.14%) IIS
4 27 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Exchange
6 9 (1.01%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.79%) CMS
8 3 (0.34%) Totara
9 1 (0.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 64 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (5.95%) AutoCAD
2 53 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.01%) Revit
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 127 (14.25%) NEC Housing
2 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.22%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.30%) Azure
2 63 (7.07%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (6.29%) Power Platform
4 37 (4.15%) SaaS
5 27 (3.03%) dbt
6 26 (2.92%) AWS
7 22 (2.47%) Azure DevOps
8 20 (2.24%) Azure Monitor
9 17 (1.91%) Entra ID
10 16 (1.80%) Figma
11 15 (1.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 15 (1.68%) Azure Service Bus
12 7 (0.79%) Power Automate
13 6 (0.67%) OCI
14 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.56%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
14 5 (0.56%) Google Workspace
14 5 (0.56%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (1.80%) Firewall
3 13 (1.46%) LAN
4 12 (1.35%) WAN
5 11 (1.23%) Internet
5 11 (1.23%) VPN
6 10 (1.12%) Network Security
7 9 (1.01%) Wireless
8 8 (0.90%) DNS
9 6 (0.67%) Intranet
9 6 (0.67%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.56%) Extranet
10 5 (0.56%) MPLS
10 5 (0.56%) SAN
10 5 (0.56%) VLAN
10 5 (0.56%) WLAN
11 4 (0.45%) TETRA
12 2 (0.22%) Broadband
12 2 (0.22%) DHCP
12 2 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 43 (4.83%) Power BI
4 30 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 20 (2.24%) GIS
8 19 (2.13%) Tableau
9 17 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.01%) Spatial Data
12 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.79%) Semantic Layer
15 4 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 4 (0.45%) MS Access
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (2.92%) JIRA
2 12 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (0.79%) Git
4 4 (0.45%) RSpec
4 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.34%) Selenium
5 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 336 (37.71%) Social Skills
2 283 (31.76%) Public Sector
3 282 (31.65%) Finance
4 160 (17.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 156 (17.51%) Police
6 118 (13.24%) Presentation Skills
7 99 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 96 (10.77%) Legal
9 88 (9.88%) Retail
10 59 (6.62%) Back Office
11 54 (6.06%) Marketing
12 42 (4.71%) Telecoms
13 32 (3.59%) Billing
14 27 (3.03%) Digital Economy
15 26 (2.92%) Organisational Skills
16 23 (2.58%) Social Housing
17 21 (2.36%) Fire and Rescue
17 21 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
18 8 (0.90%) Law
19 7 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (10.66%) Senior
2 89 (9.99%) Analyst
3 69 (7.74%) Development Manager
4 68 (7.63%) Lead
5 62 (6.96%) Business Manager
6 61 (6.85%) Business Development Manager
7 52 (5.84%) Project Manager
8 47 (5.27%) Developer
9 44 (4.94%) Coordinator
10 42 (4.71%) Audit Manager
11 35 (3.93%) Technical Coordinator
12 34 (3.82%) Applications Support
13 33 (3.70%) Administrator
14 23 (2.58%) DBA
15 22 (2.47%) Oracle DBA
15 22 (2.47%) PostgreSQL DBA
16 21 (2.36%) Data Analyst
17 20 (2.24%) Oracle Developer
18 19 (2.13%) Team Leader
19 18 (2.02%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.82%) Web Services
2 27 (3.03%) .NET
3 17 (1.91%) .NET Core
4 16 (1.80%) CSS
4 16 (1.80%) HTML
5 14 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (1.46%) JSON
6 13 (1.46%) REST
6 13 (1.46%) XML
7 12 (1.35%) SOAP
8 5 (0.56%) RESTful
9 4 (0.45%) Sidekiq
10 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.22%) Code First Entity Framework
10 2 (0.22%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.22%) OAuth
10 2 (0.22%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.22%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (0.22%) TAPI
11 1 (0.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.56%) Driving Licence
2 82 (9.20%) Housing Association
3 74 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (7.52%) Management Information System
5 64 (7.18%) NHS
6 47 (5.27%) iPad
7 45 (5.05%) Social Media
8 42 (4.71%) Onboarding
9 28 (3.14%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.68%) Blog
12 14 (1.57%) CCTV
13 12 (1.35%) Renewable Energy
14 11 (1.23%) Smartcard
15 10 (1.12%) Data Centre
15 10 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.12%) Educational Technology
16 7 (0.79%) Acoustics
16 7 (0.79%) Low-Code
17 6 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.73%) Windows
2 49 (5.50%) Unix
3 31 (3.48%) Linux
4 27 (3.03%) Solaris
5 11 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.90%) Android
7 7 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (16.95%) Agile
2 140 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (14.14%) Project Management
4 123 (13.80%) Business Development
5 119 (13.36%) Customer Service
6 84 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 72 (8.08%) Coaching
8 69 (7.74%) Time Management
9 62 (6.96%) Mathematics
10 60 (6.73%) Decision-Making
11 58 (6.51%) ITIL
12 57 (6.40%) Project Delivery
13 55 (6.17%) Service Management
14 52 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (5.61%) Facilities Management
15 50 (5.61%) Line Management
15 50 (5.61%) Performance Management
16 49 (5.50%) B2B
16 49 (5.50%) Data Security
17 48 (5.39%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 83 (9.32%) SQL
2 34 (3.82%) C#
3 27 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 26 (2.92%) Python
5 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 15 (1.68%) Bicep
6 15 (1.68%) Java
6 15 (1.68%) Ruby
7 12 (1.35%) C
8 9 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.79%) R
10 5 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.45%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.11%) ProC
13 1 (0.11%) Scala
13 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 204 (22.90%) Degree
2 97 (10.89%) DBS Check
3 84 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 56 (6.29%) HND
5 47 (5.27%) HNC
6 43 (4.83%) ACCA
7 24 (2.69%) Oracle Certification
8 17 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.90%) A+ Certification
10 8 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (0.79%) PMP
11 7 (0.79%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.56%) Azure Certification
12 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.45%) MCP
13 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.34%) CCNP
14 3 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (13.58%) Accessibility
2 42 (4.71%) GAAP
3 41 (4.60%) QA
4 40 (4.49%) IFRS
5 16 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.57%) GDPR
7 13 (1.46%) SLA
8 7 (0.79%) NEBOSH
9 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.45%) PMO
10 3 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) WCAG
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.90%) Docker
4 5 (0.56%) Firmware
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.34%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.56%) SCCM
2 5 (0.56%) SCOM
3 4 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.11%) QRadar
4 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 226 (25.36%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.37%) NEC
3 92 (10.33%) Oracle
4 45 (5.05%) CA
5 17 (1.91%) Cisco
6 16 (1.80%) Google
7 14 (1.57%) VMware
8 12 (1.35%) SAP
9 9 (1.01%) Openreach
10 6 (0.67%) Citrix
10 6 (0.67%) HP
11 5 (0.56%) ESRI
11 5 (0.56%) NetApp
12 4 (0.45%) Apple
12 4 (0.45%) BT
12 4 (0.45%) HubSpot
12 4 (0.45%) Liquidlogic
12 4 (0.45%) Meraki
13 3 (0.34%) Civica
13 3 (0.34%) SolarWinds