Period
to

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 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 82 98 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 +42 -27
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 7,072 3,623 1,890
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.93% 3.36% 2.39%
As % of the General category 5.95% 5.98% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,105 2,764 1,448
10th Percentile £32,875 £32,234 £31,248
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,293 £38,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,525 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.26% - -

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 118,789 60,582 42,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 66.06% 56.25% 54.30%
Number of salaries quoted 54,101 39,029 33,351
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,133
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 2 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Top 17 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 2 July 2022. 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 +22 5,369 £55,000 - 604
Work from Home +24 4,044 £55,000 -4.35% 237
UK excluding London +25 3,655 £49,525 +4.26% 425
London -21 2,061 £66,000 -5.71% 219
North of England +36 1,168 £47,500 +5.56% 154
North West +76 692 £53,056 +11.70% 86
Midlands +30 660 £51,250 +7.89% 71
South West +8 555 £45,000 -9.09% 55
South East -23 461 £53,250 +6.50% 69
West Midlands +17 437 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Yorkshire +7 416 £45,000 -10.00% 50
East of England +68 374 £55,000 -4.35% 22
Scotland -6 371 £48,500 +6.89% 37
East Midlands +55 213 £34,842 -12.90% 10
Wales -8 85 £55,000 +38.36% 10
North East -16 72 £60,000 +43.90% 18
Northern Ireland -24 54 £32,564 -18.59% 7

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 3,238 (45.79%) Agile
2 2,416 (34.16%) Finance
3 2,016 (28.51%) Social Skills
4 1,836 (25.96%) Azure
5 1,562 (22.09%) Security Cleared
6 1,408 (19.91%) AWS
7 1,399 (19.78%) DevOps
8 1,375 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
9 1,111 (15.71%) Software Engineering
10 1,095 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 1,084 (15.33%) Degree
12 1,069 (15.12%) Python
13 1,060 (14.99%) Java
14 1,048 (14.82%) JavaScript
15 1,022 (14.45%) SC Cleared
16 1,005 (14.21%) Manufacturing
17 986 (13.94%) Project Management
18 968 (13.69%) Scrum
19 935 (13.22%) SQL
20 919 (12.99%) C#
21 905 (12.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 895 (12.66%) CI/CD
23 888 (12.56%) Kubernetes
24 845 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
25 828 (11.71%) .NET
26 800 (11.31%) Marketing
27 788 (11.14%) Programme Management
28 786 (11.11%) Docker
29 758 (10.72%) Mentoring
30 718 (10.15%) React

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
1 137 (1.94%) Confluence
2 113 (1.60%) IIS
3 105 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 97 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 80 (1.13%) Apache
6 75 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 47 (0.66%) CMS
8 38 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 36 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 29 (0.41%) Ethereum
11 19 (0.27%) SAS
12 13 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 13 (0.18%) Drupal
13 12 (0.17%) Luigi
13 12 (0.17%) WordPress
14 11 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
14 11 (0.16%) Tornado
15 10 (0.14%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.13%) Jupyter
16 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 252 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 243 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 113 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (1.33%) Sketch
5 71 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 58 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 48 (0.68%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.41%) InVision
9 27 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 26 (0.37%) Adobe XD
11 25 (0.35%) Zeplin
12 20 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 15 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.099%) Chatbot
15 7 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
15 7 (0.099%) UXPin
16 5 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
17 4 (0.057%) InDesign
17 4 (0.057%) Maya
Business Applications
1 36 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
6 7 (0.099%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.071%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.071%) FastStats
7 5 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.042%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.028%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.028%) Lawson
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.028%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.014%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.014%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.014%) PRMS
10 1 (0.014%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,836 (25.96%) Azure
2 1,408 (19.91%) AWS
3 559 (7.90%) GCP
4 315 (4.45%) Azure DevOps
5 298 (4.21%) Microsoft 365
6 284 (4.02%) SaaS
7 271 (3.83%) GitHub
8 246 (3.48%) PaaS
9 236 (3.34%) Power Platform
10 207 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
11 179 (2.53%) Serverless
12 153 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 132 (1.87%) IaaS
14 108 (1.53%) Figma
15 106 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
16 100 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
17 99 (1.40%) Amazon S3
18 96 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
19 81 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
20 79 (1.12%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 293 (4.14%) Firewall
2 117 (1.65%) VPN
3 113 (1.60%) Internet
4 109 (1.54%) DNS
5 101 (1.43%) WAN
6 98 (1.39%) Wireless
7 87 (1.23%) LAN
8 71 (1.00%) DHCP
9 60 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 59 (0.83%) Network Security
11 57 (0.81%) TCP/IP
12 39 (0.55%) VLAN
13 37 (0.52%) SAN
14 36 (0.51%) HTTP
15 33 (0.47%) WLAN
16 31 (0.44%) VoIP
17 29 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (0.33%) DMZ
19 20 (0.28%) MPLS
19 20 (0.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 251 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
3 220 (3.11%) Big Data
4 213 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 190 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 189 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 187 (2.64%) Power BI
8 175 (2.47%) MySQL
9 165 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 115 (1.63%) Data Lake
11 108 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
12 102 (1.44%) Tableau
13 100 (1.41%) DynamoDB
14 87 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
15 71 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 69 (0.98%) Hadoop
17 58 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
18 56 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 51 (0.72%) RDBMS
20 50 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 620 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 411 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 316 (4.47%) JIRA
4 222 (3.14%) Selenium
5 131 (1.85%) GitLab
6 95 (1.34%) Visual Studio
7 94 (1.33%) webpack
8 88 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 75 (1.06%) Cypress.io
10 69 (0.98%) Protractor
11 67 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 67 (0.95%) Gradle
12 66 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 62 (0.88%) JUnit
14 56 (0.79%) REST Assured
15 54 (0.76%) Subversion
16 52 (0.74%) Maven
17 48 (0.68%) JMeter
18 47 (0.66%) Gatling
18 47 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 2,416 (34.16%) Finance
2 2,016 (28.51%) Social Skills
3 1,005 (14.21%) Manufacturing
4 905 (12.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 800 (11.31%) Marketing
6 675 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
7 673 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 633 (8.95%) Electronics
9 521 (7.37%) Local Government
10 488 (6.90%) Retail
11 346 (4.89%) Legal
12 241 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
13 206 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
14 203 (2.87%) Law
15 201 (2.84%) Influencing Skills
16 190 (2.69%) Banking
17 132 (1.87%) Police
18 107 (1.51%) Games
19 77 (1.09%) Publishing
20 67 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,307 (18.48%) Developer
2 843 (11.92%) Analyst
3 582 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 532 (7.52%) Software Engineer
5 453 (6.41%) Architect
6 440 (6.22%) Consultant
7 436 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 378 (5.35%) Project Manager
9 272 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 246 (3.48%) Software Developer
11 239 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
12 238 (3.37%) Business Analyst
13 192 (2.71%) Designer
14 188 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 175 (2.47%) Graduate
15 175 (2.47%) Security Analyst
16 165 (2.33%) Tester
17 161 (2.28%) Information Analyst
18 159 (2.25%) Information Security Analyst
19 155 (2.19%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 828 (11.71%) .NET
2 718 (10.15%) React
3 640 (9.05%) HTML
4 555 (7.85%) CSS
5 478 (6.76%) AngularJS
6 355 (5.02%) Node.js
7 289 (4.09%) HTML5
8 276 (3.90%) REST
9 260 (3.68%) Spring
10 256 (3.62%) Web Services
11 210 (2.97%) .NET Core
12 194 (2.74%) RESTful
13 189 (2.67%) .NET Framework
14 188 (2.66%) Redux
15 166 (2.35%) ASP.NET
16 151 (2.14%) CSS3
17 150 (2.12%) jQuery
18 149 (2.11%) XML
19 140 (1.98%) Kafka
20 132 (1.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 678 (9.59%) User Experience
2 439 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 344 (4.86%) Cloud Native
4 291 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 288 (4.07%) Blockchain
6 281 (3.97%) Cyberattack
7 274 (3.87%) NHS
8 272 (3.85%) Public Cloud
9 240 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
10 206 (2.91%) Life Science
11 185 (2.62%) IoT
12 177 (2.50%) Data Centre
13 154 (2.18%) Cardano
13 154 (2.18%) iPhone
14 148 (2.09%) Virtual Team
15 141 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
16 134 (1.89%) Algorithms
16 134 (1.89%) Cybercrime
17 132 (1.87%) Data Structures
18 123 (1.74%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 660 (9.33%) Linux
2 421 (5.95%) Windows
3 151 (2.14%) Unix
4 148 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 67 (0.95%) Android
6 56 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 42 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 41 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.49%) CentOS
11 34 (0.48%) Solaris
12 33 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
13 25 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 25 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
14 19 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.11%) VMS
17 6 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
18 4 (0.057%) SUSE
19 3 (0.042%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,238 (45.79%) Agile
2 1,399 (19.78%) DevOps
3 1,375 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
4 1,111 (15.71%) Software Engineering
5 986 (13.94%) Project Management
6 968 (13.69%) Scrum
7 895 (12.66%) CI/CD
8 845 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
9 788 (11.14%) Programme Management
10 758 (10.72%) Mentoring
11 710 (10.04%) Cybersecurity
12 705 (9.97%) Coaching
13 648 (9.16%) Service Design
14 635 (8.98%) Computer Science
15 620 (8.77%) Microservices
16 611 (8.64%) Digital Marketing
17 596 (8.43%) Test Automation
18 556 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 541 (7.65%) Analytics
20 505 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,069 (15.12%) Python
2 1,060 (14.99%) Java
3 1,048 (14.82%) JavaScript
4 935 (13.22%) SQL
5 919 (12.99%) C#
6 446 (6.31%) TypeScript
7 269 (3.80%) Bash
8 227 (3.21%) Ruby
9 222 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 189 (2.67%) C
11 187 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 180 (2.55%) C++
13 137 (1.94%) ES6
14 132 (1.87%) PHP
15 114 (1.61%) Scala
16 111 (1.57%) Go
17 79 (1.12%) R
18 75 (1.06%) Groovy
19 56 (0.79%) Shell Script
20 41 (0.58%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1,562 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 1,084 (15.33%) Degree
3 1,022 (14.45%) SC Cleared
4 257 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 246 (3.48%) DBS Check
6 109 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 105 (1.48%) AWS Certification
8 101 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 82 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 78 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 75 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 67 (0.95%) Master's Degree
13 65 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
13 65 (0.92%) PhD
14 59 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 55 (0.78%) ISEB
16 54 (0.76%) PMI Certification
17 53 (0.75%) CISA
18 52 (0.74%) CISSP
18 52 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (4.68%) QA
2 273 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 219 (3.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 218 (3.08%) Accessibility
5 181 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 165 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 129 (1.82%) GRC
8 105 (1.48%) SLA
9 104 (1.47%) GDPR
10 88 (1.24%) PMO
11 50 (0.71%) NCSC
12 46 (0.65%) Data Quality
12 46 (0.65%) NIST
13 36 (0.51%) WCAG
14 26 (0.37%) PCI DSS
15 18 (0.25%) ECSS
16 16 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 15 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 15 (0.21%) WAI
18 12 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 786 (11.11%) Docker
2 250 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 154 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 60 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.48%) Firmware
7 31 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 23 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.27%) vSphere
11 17 (0.24%) zsh
12 16 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.17%) LXC
14 10 (0.14%) HDFS
14 10 (0.14%) XenApp
14 10 (0.14%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.13%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.071%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.071%) iptables
16 5 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 888 (12.56%) Kubernetes
2 565 (7.99%) Ansible
3 538 (7.61%) Terraform
4 167 (2.36%) Puppet
5 125 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (0.78%) Prometheus
6 55 (0.78%) SCCM
7 43 (0.61%) Packer
8 41 (0.58%) Kibana
9 31 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 30 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
11 29 (0.41%) logstash
12 25 (0.35%) Grafana
13 19 (0.27%) Salt
14 17 (0.24%) vCenter Server
15 15 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.21%) HAProxy
15 15 (0.21%) yum
16 14 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 1,095 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 660 (9.33%) SAP
3 304 (4.30%) NEC
4 290 (4.10%) Oracle
5 279 (3.95%) Northgate
6 260 (3.68%) Google
7 211 (2.98%) Civica
8 176 (2.49%) VMware
9 118 (1.67%) Cisco
10 113 (1.60%) Atlassian
11 104 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 82 (1.16%) Mercator
13 81 (1.15%) Adobe
14 70 (0.99%) Databricks
15 66 (0.93%) ServiceNow
16 54 (0.76%) CyberArk
17 49 (0.69%) Dynatrace
18 44 (0.62%) Palantir
18 44 (0.62%) Red Hat
19 42 (0.59%) HP