Period
to 24 November 2020

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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 110 99
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,739 3,825 5,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 2.85% 3.17%
As % of the General category 8.52% 7.22% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,744 3,490 3,991
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,491 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 20,406 52,996 68,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.34% 39.55% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16,389 40,013 52,494
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -

Public Sector
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Public Sector.

Salary trend for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Public Sector over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Top 18 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 24 November 2020. 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 +17 1,607 £50,000 -4.76% 463
UK excluding London +2 1,189 £50,000 - 398
London +25 452 £62,250 +3.75% 149
South West +5 318 £50,000 +5.26% 43
South East +49 299 £50,000 -9.09% 64
Work from Home -34 297 £50,000 -9.09% 77
North of England -17 243 £47,000 -1.05% 91
Midlands +8 203 £50,000 +5.26% 86
West Midlands +7 168 £50,000 -4.76% 63
North West -13 99 £50,000 +0.50% 49
Yorkshire +5 95 £45,000 -5.26% 22
East of England +45 55 £62,500 +32.98% 22
Scotland -4 51 £50,000 +25.00% 64
North East 0 49 £44,000 -9.26% 20
East Midlands +3 33 £41,500 -2.35% 21
Wales +33 25 £45,000 +7.78% 10
Northern Ireland -2 10 £56,250 +12.50% 18
Channel Islands - 1 £120,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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.

1 642 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (28.58%) Finance
3 430 (24.73%) Business Intelligence
4 426 (24.50%) DevOps
5 396 (22.77%) Telecoms
6 395 (22.71%) Manufacturing
7 392 (22.54%) Marketing
8 390 (22.43%) SAP
9 377 (21.68%) Programme Management
10 375 (21.56%) Security Cleared
11 372 (21.39%) Azure
12 360 (20.70%) Electronics
13 359 (20.64%) Digital Marketing
14 326 (18.75%) AWS
15 314 (18.06%) JavaScript
16 305 (17.54%) Microsoft
17 304 (17.48%) SQL
17 304 (17.48%) SC Cleared
18 291 (16.73%) Java
19 248 (14.26%) Python
20 238 (13.69%) Scrum
21 231 (13.28%) Git (software)
22 210 (12.08%) Linux
23 207 (11.90%) HTML
24 189 (10.87%) CSS
24 189 (10.87%) Terraform
25 178 (10.24%) .NET
26 174 (10.01%) Degree
27 166 (9.55%) Kubernetes
28 163 (9.37%) Software Engineering

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 74 (4.26%) Apache
2 72 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
3 67 (3.85%) Apache Spark
4 54 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.67%) Confluence
6 25 (1.44%) CMS
7 20 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.81%) WordPress
9 12 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
10 10 (0.58%) Jadu
10 10 (0.58%) JBoss
10 10 (0.58%) nginx
11 9 (0.52%) Mule
12 8 (0.46%) Mule ESB
13 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.35%) Apache Synapse
15 5 (0.29%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.63%) Figma
4 11 (0.63%) InVision
4 11 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.63%) Sketch
5 10 (0.58%) Zeplin
6 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.27%) SAP PSCD
2 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
5 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Primavera
7 2 (0.12%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.058%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.058%) Shopify
8 1 (0.058%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 372 (21.39%) Azure
2 326 (18.75%) AWS
3 128 (7.36%) Office 365
4 124 (7.13%) GCP
5 112 (6.44%) GitHub
6 84 (4.83%) SaaS
7 67 (3.85%) Power Platform
8 62 (3.57%) Serverless
9 61 (3.51%) PaaS
10 60 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (3.16%) Stackdriver
12 39 (2.24%) IaaS
13 33 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
15 24 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
15 24 (1.38%) Azure Functions
16 23 (1.32%) Firebase
17 20 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
18 19 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
19 16 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.49%) Firewall
2 50 (2.88%) Internet
3 45 (2.59%) LAN
4 41 (2.36%) WAN
5 25 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (1.32%) VPN
7 22 (1.27%) VoIP
8 21 (1.21%) Network Security
9 19 (1.09%) TCP/IP
10 17 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (0.92%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.86%) Wireless
13 14 (0.81%) HTTP
14 13 (0.75%) DNS
15 12 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
15 12 (0.69%) MPLS
16 11 (0.63%) Skype
17 10 (0.58%) DHCP
18 9 (0.52%) HTTPS
18 9 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (4.54%) NoSQL
4 73 (4.20%) Big Data
5 61 (3.51%) Power BI
6 56 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 55 (3.16%) MySQL
8 42 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 39 (2.24%) MongoDB
11 35 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.84%) Tableau
13 23 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.04%) Data Lake
16 17 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
18 15 (0.86%) Hadoop
19 14 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 13 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 231 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 130 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 67 (3.85%) JIRA
4 60 (3.45%) Gradle
5 48 (2.76%) Maven
6 46 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 41 (2.36%) GitLab
8 39 (2.24%) JUnit
9 33 (1.90%) Selenium
10 20 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.15%) Mockito
10 20 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (0.98%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.92%) Postman
13 15 (0.86%) SoapUI
14 13 (0.75%) Subversion
15 12 (0.69%) Fiddler
16 10 (0.58%) Grunt
16 10 (0.58%) SonarQube
General
1 497 (28.58%) Finance
2 396 (22.77%) Telecoms
3 395 (22.71%) Manufacturing
4 392 (22.54%) Marketing
5 360 (20.70%) Electronics
6 77 (4.43%) Local Government
7 61 (3.51%) Retail
8 45 (2.59%) Banking
9 26 (1.50%) Automotive
10 19 (1.09%) Legal
11 14 (0.81%) Police
12 11 (0.63%) Games
13 9 (0.52%) Billing
14 7 (0.40%) Law
15 6 (0.35%) Advertising
16 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.23%) Social Housing
17 3 (0.17%) Military
17 3 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 507 (29.15%) Developer
2 165 (9.49%) Architect
3 136 (7.82%) Senior Developer
4 131 (7.53%) Consultant
5 128 (7.36%) Java Developer
6 102 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 93 (5.35%) Analyst
8 58 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
9 53 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
10 49 (2.82%) Software Engineer
11 47 (2.70%) Digital Transformation
12 46 (2.65%) Lead Developer
13 44 (2.53%) .NET Developer
13 44 (2.53%) Junior
14 43 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 43 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
15 42 (2.42%) Digital Developer
15 42 (2.42%) Platform Engineer
16 41 (2.36%) Software Developer
17 40 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (11.90%) HTML
2 189 (10.87%) CSS
3 178 (10.24%) .NET
4 156 (8.97%) Spring
5 131 (7.53%) AngularJS
6 100 (5.75%) React
7 99 (5.69%) Node.js
8 92 (5.29%) RESTful
9 91 (5.23%) Web Services
10 81 (4.66%) REST
11 76 (4.37%) HTML5
12 71 (4.08%) Spring Boot
13 65 (3.74%) Spring Integration
14 60 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
15 57 (3.28%) .NET Core
16 48 (2.76%) JSON
17 46 (2.65%) ASP.NET
17 46 (2.65%) XML
18 44 (2.53%) CSS3
18 44 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.15%) User Experience
2 91 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 36 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (2.01%) Cloud Native
7 34 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 32 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.78%) NHS
10 30 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (1.67%) Blog
12 27 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.15%) Internet of Things
14 17 (0.98%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.75%) Cybercrime
16 13 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
16 13 (0.75%) Wiki
17 11 (0.63%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 210 (12.08%) Linux
2 129 (7.42%) Windows
3 77 (4.43%) CentOS
4 54 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.78%) Unix
7 27 (1.55%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.98%) Android
9 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
15 6 (0.35%) Debian
16 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (24.73%) Business Intelligence
3 426 (24.50%) DevOps
4 377 (21.68%) Programme Management
5 359 (20.64%) Digital Marketing
6 238 (13.69%) Scrum
7 163 (9.37%) Software Engineering
8 160 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
9 156 (8.97%) ITIL
10 141 (8.11%) Microservices
10 141 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
11 138 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
12 120 (6.90%) Project Management
13 118 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 115 (6.61%) Service Management
15 109 (6.27%) Open Source
16 108 (6.21%) Mentoring
17 106 (6.10%) Test Automation
18 103 (5.92%) TDD
19 91 (5.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 314 (18.06%) JavaScript
2 304 (17.48%) SQL
3 291 (16.73%) Java
4 248 (14.26%) Python
5 135 (7.76%) C#
6 63 (3.62%) Ruby
7 57 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 54 (3.11%) TypeScript
9 48 (2.76%) C
9 48 (2.76%) Go
9 48 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.30%) Java 8
11 37 (2.13%) PHP
11 37 (2.13%) Scala
11 37 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.07%) C++
13 20 (1.15%) Apex Code
14 19 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.46%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 375 (21.56%) Security Cleared
2 304 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 174 (10.01%) Degree
4 45 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 43 (2.47%) AWS Certification
5 43 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.78%) CISSP
8 26 (1.50%) CISM
9 24 (1.38%) SANS
10 19 (1.09%) CCNP
10 19 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
11 17 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (0.98%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.98%) MCSA
11 17 (0.98%) MCSE
12 16 (0.92%) CCNA
12 16 (0.92%) CISA
13 12 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.43%) QA
2 54 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.55%) GDPR
4 25 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 23 (1.32%) PMO
6 21 (1.21%) NCSC
7 19 (1.09%) SLA
8 18 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.69%) NIST
9 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.40%) COBIT
13 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.29%) SEPA
15 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.23%) P3O
16 3 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 143 (8.22%) Docker
2 114 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.63%) vSphere
6 10 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.46%) XenApp
9 7 (0.40%) Postfix
9 7 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.23%) Firmware
12 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.058%) NFS
14 1 (0.058%) Samba
Systems Management
1 189 (10.87%) Terraform
2 166 (9.55%) Kubernetes
3 98 (5.64%) Grafana
4 78 (4.49%) Puppet
5 61 (3.51%) Ansible
6 40 (2.30%) Prometheus
7 36 (2.07%) Graphite
8 24 (1.38%) SCCM
9 21 (1.21%) QRadar
10 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.29%) Packer
14 5 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.23%) SCOM
16 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
16 3 (0.17%) Nagios
16 3 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 390 (22.43%) SAP
2 305 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 119 (6.84%) Google
4 92 (5.29%) Cisco
5 88 (5.06%) VMware
6 83 (4.77%) Splunk
7 71 (4.08%) Oracle
8 61 (3.51%) ServiceNow
9 45 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 43 (2.47%) Citrix
11 34 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.90%) IBM
13 28 (1.61%) CyberArk
13 28 (1.61%) Palo Alto
14 27 (1.55%) Dell
15 23 (1.32%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.32%) Thycotic
16 22 (1.27%) Databricks
16 22 (1.27%) NetWitness
17 20 (1.15%) LogRhythm