Period
to 11 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 101 98
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,947 5,004 5,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.91% 3.11% 3.24%
As % of the General category 7.37% 7.32% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,233 3,565 4,376
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,565 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%

Public Sector 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 53,570 68,342 81,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.46% 42.51% 45.41%
Number of salaries quoted 40,423 52,559 59,530
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.35% +0.91%

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Public Sector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Public Sector.

Salary trend for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Public Sector over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Public Sector within the UK over the 6 months to 11 November 2019. 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 -9 3,628 £52,500 +5.00% 781
UK excluding London -4 2,795 £49,000 +3.16% 669
London -15 1,019 £62,500 - 209
South West -4 752 £49,000 -2.00% 121
North of England +10 635 £47,500 +5.56% 183
South East -16 571 £55,000 +10.00% 124
Midlands -16 460 £47,500 -5.00% 106
West Midlands -25 331 £48,000 -12.73% 72
North West -1 323 £49,482 +5.50% 55
Yorkshire +1 235 £47,500 +8.81% 89
Scotland -18 161 £40,000 -12.57% 68
East of England -4 146 £42,500 -15.00% 40
East Midlands +25 115 £40,000 +2.15% 33
North East +3 77 £50,000 +2.29% 39
Wales -3 40 £43,250 +11.61% 21
Northern Ireland +2 33 £46,250 -15.91% 7

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, IT jobs citing Public Sector 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 Public Sector.

1 1,305 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,081 (27.39%) Finance
3 910 (23.06%) Microsoft
4 804 (20.37%) Marketing
5 798 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
6 787 (19.94%) Telecoms
7 773 (19.58%) Security Cleared
8 736 (18.65%) Programme Management
9 707 (17.91%) Azure
10 705 (17.86%) SAP
11 684 (17.33%) Manufacturing
12 659 (16.70%) Digital Marketing
13 646 (16.37%) Electronics
14 556 (14.09%) AWS
15 551 (13.96%) SQL
16 533 (13.50%) ITIL
17 509 (12.90%) Windows
18 495 (12.54%) Project Management
19 478 (12.11%) Java
20 464 (11.76%) Degree
21 457 (11.58%) Linux
22 445 (11.27%) DevOps
23 426 (10.79%) JavaScript
24 415 (10.51%) Scrum
25 405 (10.26%) Python
26 402 (10.18%) Mentoring
27 394 (9.98%) C#
28 389 (9.86%) SC Cleared
29 355 (8.99%) Active Directory
30 344 (8.72%) Cisco

Public Sector
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
1 162 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 62 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 59 (1.49%) Confluence
5 53 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 50 (1.27%) Apache
7 46 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 45 (1.14%) IIS
9 44 (1.11%) CMS
10 38 (0.96%) OpenStack
11 35 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 33 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.53%) JBoss
14 20 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 19 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
16 16 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.35%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.30%) Hyperledger
19 11 (0.28%) EPiServer
20 10 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 151 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.15%) InDesign
9 5 (0.13%) InVision
9 5 (0.13%) Sketch
10 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.10%) Figma
10 4 (0.10%) Marvel
11 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.051%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.051%) Revit
12 2 (0.051%) SPSS
13 1 (0.025%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 57 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.15%) SAP HCM
6 6 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.076%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.076%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.051%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 707 (17.91%) Azure
2 556 (14.09%) AWS
3 287 (7.27%) Office 365
4 163 (4.13%) SaaS
5 99 (2.51%) GCP
6 90 (2.28%) Serverless
7 88 (2.23%) Power Platform
8 86 (2.18%) PaaS
9 81 (2.05%) IaaS
10 60 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 51 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
13 40 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (0.94%) GitHub
15 36 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.66%) AWS CodePipeline
17 25 (0.63%) Amazon S3
18 24 (0.61%) OneDrive
18 24 (0.61%) Trello
19 23 (0.58%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 264 (6.69%) Firewall
2 175 (4.43%) WAN
3 119 (3.01%) LAN
4 117 (2.96%) Network Security
5 110 (2.79%) DNS
6 99 (2.51%) VPN
7 87 (2.20%) Internet
8 80 (2.03%) TCP/IP
9 72 (1.82%) DHCP
10 71 (1.80%) Wireless
11 53 (1.34%) Skype
12 52 (1.32%) SAN
13 50 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (1.27%) Unified Communications
14 46 (1.17%) BGP
15 45 (1.14%) OSPF
16 44 (1.11%) MPLS
17 38 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
17 38 (0.96%) NetScaler
18 37 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 113 (2.86%) Big Data
3 104 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 96 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 87 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 85 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 82 (2.08%) Power BI
8 79 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 75 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 60 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 53 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (1.19%) MySQL
13 42 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 41 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 40 (1.01%) Blockchain
16 37 (0.94%) GIS
17 34 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
18 28 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 27 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
20 26 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 171 (4.33%) JIRA
2 167 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 107 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 90 (2.28%) Selenium
5 51 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 50 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 34 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (0.81%) JUnit
9 27 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (0.68%) Jasmine
9 27 (0.68%) Maven
10 26 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 25 (0.63%) JMeter
11 25 (0.63%) Mocha
11 25 (0.63%) webpack
12 19 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (0.46%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.46%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.43%) HP UFT
14 17 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,081 (27.39%) Finance
2 804 (20.37%) Marketing
3 787 (19.94%) Telecoms
4 684 (17.33%) Manufacturing
5 646 (16.37%) Electronics
6 274 (6.94%) Retail
7 237 (6.00%) Local Government
8 109 (2.76%) Banking
9 70 (1.77%) Police
10 67 (1.70%) Legal
11 49 (1.24%) Fire and Rescue
12 43 (1.09%) Law
13 24 (0.61%) Back Office
14 20 (0.51%) Military
15 16 (0.41%) Billing
16 14 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.35%) Automotive
16 14 (0.35%) Social Housing
17 10 (0.25%) Advertising
17 10 (0.25%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 654 (16.57%) Developer
2 403 (10.21%) Consultant
3 368 (9.32%) Architect
4 361 (9.15%) Analyst
5 188 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 182 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 145 (3.67%) .NET Developer
8 143 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 142 (3.60%) Java Developer
10 136 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 126 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
12 109 (2.76%) Service Manager
13 107 (2.71%) Business Analyst
14 104 (2.63%) Senior Manager
15 102 (2.58%) Security Consultant
16 99 (2.51%) Senior Developer
16 99 (2.51%) Software Developer
17 96 (2.43%) IT Manager
18 88 (2.23%) Network Engineer
19 85 (2.15%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (8.31%) .NET
2 244 (6.18%) CSS
3 238 (6.03%) AngularJS
4 223 (5.65%) HTML
5 183 (4.64%) Web Services
6 182 (4.61%) ASP.NET
7 117 (2.96%) Spring
8 103 (2.61%) Node.js
9 100 (2.53%) REST
10 98 (2.48%) React
11 94 (2.38%) JSON
12 90 (2.28%) RESTful
13 85 (2.15%) SOAP
14 77 (1.95%) jQuery
15 69 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 67 (1.70%) XML
17 63 (1.60%) .NET Core
17 63 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 56 (1.42%) HTML5
19 55 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 318 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 266 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 194 (4.92%) User Experience
4 172 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 129 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 109 (2.76%) Public Cloud
7 103 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 76 (1.93%) NHS
9 69 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 68 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 51 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.11%) Blog
13 42 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 41 (1.04%) Social Media
15 33 (0.84%) Driving Licence
16 31 (0.79%) Private Cloud
17 29 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
18 28 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
19 26 (0.66%) PKI
20 23 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 509 (12.90%) Windows
2 457 (11.58%) Linux
3 216 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 169 (4.28%) Windows 10
5 144 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (2.86%) Unix
7 105 (2.66%) Windows 7
8 73 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (1.29%) CentOS
11 34 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 25 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 24 (0.61%) Android
14 23 (0.58%) Solaris
15 18 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.38%) Debian
18 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (0.28%) VME
20 9 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,305 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
3 736 (18.65%) Programme Management
4 659 (16.70%) Digital Marketing
5 533 (13.50%) ITIL
6 495 (12.54%) Project Management
7 445 (11.27%) DevOps
8 415 (10.51%) Scrum
9 402 (10.18%) Mentoring
10 344 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
11 322 (8.16%) Service Delivery
12 313 (7.93%) Coaching
13 312 (7.90%) PRINCE2
14 308 (7.80%) Service Management
15 304 (7.70%) Test Automation
16 293 (7.42%) Project Delivery
17 289 (7.32%) Analytics
18 274 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
19 273 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
20 257 (6.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 551 (13.96%) SQL
2 478 (12.11%) Java
3 426 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 405 (10.26%) Python
5 394 (9.98%) C#
6 142 (3.60%) C
7 139 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 120 (3.04%) C++
9 73 (1.85%) Ruby
10 60 (1.52%) PHP
11 54 (1.37%) Go
12 50 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 49 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 43 (1.09%) Scala
15 42 (1.06%) R
16 36 (0.91%) ES6
17 34 (0.86%) Perl
17 34 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 27 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 773 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 464 (11.76%) Degree
3 389 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 161 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 139 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 133 (3.37%) CISSP
7 109 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 97 (2.46%) CISM
9 80 (2.03%) CCNP
10 71 (1.80%) CCNA
11 66 (1.67%) ISTQB
12 58 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
12 58 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 57 (1.44%) MCSE
14 56 (1.42%) ISEB
14 56 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
15 54 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 48 (1.22%) CISA
17 42 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 40 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 178 (4.51%) SLA
3 127 (3.22%) QA
4 88 (2.23%) PMO
5 85 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 77 (1.95%) GDPR
7 65 (1.65%) ISO 9001
8 59 (1.49%) PCI DSS
9 52 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 50 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 36 (0.91%) NIST
12 26 (0.66%) ISO 22301
13 25 (0.63%) Data Quality
14 24 (0.61%) JSP 440
15 21 (0.53%) HMG Infosec
15 21 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 21 (0.53%) NCSC
16 19 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.18%) RMADS
17 7 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 355 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 192 (4.86%) Docker
3 182 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 57 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (0.94%) XenApp
7 32 (0.81%) vSphere
8 30 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.43%) VMware NSX
12 16 (0.41%) HDFS
13 14 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.30%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.23%) Firmware
15 9 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 192 (4.86%) SCCM
2 131 (3.32%) Puppet
3 127 (3.22%) Ansible
4 121 (3.07%) Terraform
5 109 (2.76%) Kubernetes
6 99 (2.51%) SCOM
7 67 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 36 (0.91%) Salt
10 30 (0.76%) vRealize
11 25 (0.63%) Nagios
12 24 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
12 24 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 21 (0.53%) WSUS
14 18 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
15 16 (0.41%) Packer
16 15 (0.38%) SCOrch
17 14 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
18 13 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
18 13 (0.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 910 (23.06%) Microsoft
2 705 (17.86%) SAP
3 344 (8.72%) Cisco
4 284 (7.20%) VMware
5 231 (5.85%) Oracle
6 130 (3.29%) Citrix
7 87 (2.20%) Google
8 75 (1.90%) EMC
9 69 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 68 (1.72%) Juniper
11 64 (1.62%) Tableau
12 63 (1.60%) HP
13 62 (1.57%) IBM
14 58 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 58 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 53 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
15 53 (1.34%) Talend
16 41 (1.04%) F5
17 36 (0.91%) SolarWinds
17 36 (0.91%) Veeam