Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 99 103
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,409 4,870 5,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 3.21% 2.96%
As % of the General category 6.81% 7.77% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,675 3,629 3,683
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 50,058 62,668 77,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.80% 41.28% 44.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37,924 47,755 58,709
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,341 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 -21 3,081 £52,500 - 737
UK excluding London -15 2,323 £47,500 - 646
London -28 936 £60,000 -4.00% 202
South West -12 536 £47,500 -9.52% 103
North of England -10 532 £47,500 - 183
South East -6 520 £55,000 +10.00% 122
Midlands -32 376 £45,000 - 87
North West -17 268 £49,482 +5.50% 90
West Midlands -43 247 £56,250 +18.42% 61
Yorkshire -8 179 £42,149 -6.34% 67
Scotland +15 169 £44,000 -9.54% 89
East of England -6 125 £42,500 -6.08% 37
East Midlands +25 120 £35,000 -9.09% 26
North East -4 85 £45,871 -7.30% 26
Wales -29 35 £41,000 +2.50% 19
Northern Ireland -4 32 £50,000 - 6
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,153 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (26.72%) Finance
3 830 (24.35%) Microsoft
4 683 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
5 680 (19.95%) Marketing
6 652 (19.13%) Telecoms
7 641 (18.80%) Azure
8 602 (17.66%) Programme Management
9 589 (17.28%) SAP
10 573 (16.81%) Manufacturing
11 560 (16.43%) Security Cleared
12 537 (15.75%) Digital Marketing
13 523 (15.34%) Electronics
14 514 (15.08%) SQL
15 508 (14.90%) AWS
16 459 (13.46%) Java
17 450 (13.20%) Windows
18 443 (13.00%) Linux
19 419 (12.29%) Degree
20 410 (12.03%) ITIL
20 410 (12.03%) JavaScript
21 394 (11.56%) DevOps
22 384 (11.26%) Project Management
23 379 (11.12%) Mentoring
24 364 (10.68%) SC Cleared
25 352 (10.33%) Test Automation
26 350 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
27 337 (9.89%) C#
28 333 (9.77%) Scrum
29 315 (9.24%) Active Directory

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
1 149 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 86 (2.52%) Confluence
3 82 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 60 (1.76%) IIS
5 59 (1.73%) Apache
6 52 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 46 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 36 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.97%) CMS
11 31 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.56%) JBoss
14 18 (0.53%) WordPress
15 16 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.38%) Drupal
17 12 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.32%) EPiServer
19 9 (0.26%) Jetty
19 9 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 140 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) Sketch
8 6 (0.18%) Figma
9 5 (0.15%) InVision
10 4 (0.12%) Marvel
10 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.088%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.059%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.059%) Revit
13 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.029%) InDesign
13 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 10 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (0.29%) SAP PS
5 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.15%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.12%) Magento
8 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 641 (18.80%) Azure
2 508 (14.90%) AWS
3 273 (8.01%) Office 365
4 151 (4.43%) SaaS
5 92 (2.70%) GCP
6 85 (2.49%) Power Platform
7 62 (1.82%) PaaS
8 59 (1.73%) Serverless
9 55 (1.61%) IaaS
10 54 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 53 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
12 35 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.73%) GitHub
16 24 (0.70%) OneDrive
17 20 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.53%) Amazon Cognito
18 18 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 211 (6.19%) Firewall
2 104 (3.05%) Internet
3 102 (2.99%) WAN
4 85 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 82 (2.41%) DNS
6 76 (2.23%) VPN
7 74 (2.17%) LAN
8 62 (1.82%) Network Security
9 57 (1.67%) DHCP
10 53 (1.55%) SAN
11 49 (1.44%) Wireless
12 41 (1.20%) Skype
13 40 (1.17%) NetScaler
14 27 (0.79%) Unified Communications
15 26 (0.76%) VoIP
15 26 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.67%) VSAN
17 22 (0.65%) Broadband
17 22 (0.65%) SSL
18 19 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 159 (4.66%) NoSQL
3 139 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (3.05%) Big Data
5 85 (2.49%) MySQL
6 84 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 82 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 76 (2.23%) Hadoop
8 76 (2.23%) Power BI
9 63 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 54 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
14 26 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (0.73%) Neo4j
16 24 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
17 22 (0.65%) Blockchain
18 21 (0.62%) Redis
18 21 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 171 (5.02%) JIRA
2 170 (4.99%) Git (software)
3 129 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 85 (2.49%) Selenium
5 68 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 47 (1.38%) JUnit
7 45 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 45 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 41 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (1.06%) Maven
10 30 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 28 (0.82%) SpecFlow
12 24 (0.70%) JMeter
13 22 (0.65%) Subversion
13 22 (0.65%) WebDriver
14 21 (0.62%) Jasmine
14 21 (0.62%) SonarQube
14 21 (0.62%) Vagrant
15 19 (0.56%) Gradle
15 19 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 911 (26.72%) Finance
2 680 (19.95%) Marketing
3 652 (19.13%) Telecoms
4 573 (16.81%) Manufacturing
5 523 (15.34%) Electronics
6 231 (6.78%) Retail
7 216 (6.34%) Local Government
8 108 (3.17%) Banking
9 79 (2.32%) Legal
10 54 (1.58%) Police
11 24 (0.70%) Fire and Rescue
12 23 (0.67%) Automotive
13 20 (0.59%) Billing
13 20 (0.59%) Law
14 18 (0.53%) Back Office
15 10 (0.29%) Games
15 10 (0.29%) Military
16 9 (0.26%) Housing Association
17 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.21%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 567 (16.63%) Developer
2 346 (10.15%) Consultant
3 284 (8.33%) Architect
4 274 (8.04%) Analyst
5 161 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 148 (4.34%) Java Developer
7 129 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 125 (3.67%) .NET Developer
9 120 (3.52%) Software Engineer
10 114 (3.34%) IT Manager
11 113 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 113 (3.31%) Senior Manager
12 109 (3.20%) Senior Developer
13 95 (2.79%) C# Developer
14 85 (2.49%) Software Developer
15 81 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
16 79 (2.32%) Delivery Manager
17 78 (2.29%) Support Engineer
18 73 (2.14%) Service Manager
19 72 (2.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (8.51%) .NET
2 213 (6.25%) Web Services
3 186 (5.46%) AngularJS
4 185 (5.43%) HTML
5 181 (5.31%) CSS
6 147 (4.31%) ASP.NET
7 131 (3.84%) Node.js
7 131 (3.84%) Spring
8 109 (3.20%) REST
9 105 (3.08%) RESTful
10 99 (2.90%) SOAP
11 78 (2.29%) React
12 73 (2.14%) JSON
13 68 (1.99%) .NET Core
14 66 (1.94%) XML
15 65 (1.91%) jQuery
16 64 (1.88%) Hibernate
17 59 (1.73%) Spring Boot
18 55 (1.61%) HTML5
19 50 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 230 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
1 230 (6.75%) Data Centre
2 154 (4.52%) User Experience
3 131 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 121 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (3.14%) Public Cloud
6 91 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (1.82%) NHS
8 57 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 50 (1.47%) Blog
10 47 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 47 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 31 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 29 (0.85%) Clustering
13 29 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
14 26 (0.76%) Social Media
14 26 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.73%) Replication
16 24 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 450 (13.20%) Windows
2 443 (13.00%) Linux
3 170 (4.99%) Windows Server
4 163 (4.78%) Unix
5 145 (4.25%) Windows 10
6 102 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 60 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 50 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (1.35%) CentOS
12 38 (1.11%) Windows 8
13 34 (1.00%) Apple iOS
14 28 (0.82%) Solaris
15 25 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 24 (0.70%) Android
17 18 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.47%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.26%) Debian
20 7 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,153 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
3 602 (17.66%) Programme Management
4 537 (15.75%) Digital Marketing
5 410 (12.03%) ITIL
6 394 (11.56%) DevOps
7 384 (11.26%) Project Management
8 379 (11.12%) Mentoring
9 352 (10.33%) Test Automation
10 350 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
11 333 (9.77%) Scrum
12 278 (8.15%) Software Engineering
13 275 (8.07%) Coaching
14 258 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 257 (7.54%) Analytics
16 242 (7.10%) Service Delivery
16 242 (7.10%) TDD
17 238 (6.98%) Service Management
18 233 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
19 230 (6.75%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 514 (15.08%) SQL
2 459 (13.46%) Java
3 410 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 337 (9.89%) C#
5 300 (8.80%) Python
6 122 (3.58%) PowerShell
7 110 (3.23%) C++
8 105 (3.08%) C
9 61 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 49 (1.44%) Ruby
11 47 (1.38%) PHP
12 45 (1.32%) Go
13 44 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.26%) Perl
15 40 (1.17%) Java 8
15 40 (1.17%) Scala
16 35 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 35 (1.03%) TypeScript
17 34 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 560 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 419 (12.29%) Degree
3 364 (10.68%) SC Cleared
4 125 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 121 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 118 (3.46%) CISSP
7 108 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 95 (2.79%) CISM
9 65 (1.91%) CCNP
10 61 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
11 58 (1.70%) MCSE
12 57 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
13 54 (1.58%) CCNA
14 47 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
15 45 (1.32%) ISTQB
16 43 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 41 (1.20%) Master's Degree
18 40 (1.17%) MCSA
19 36 (1.06%) ISEB
20 31 (0.91%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.40%) QA
2 168 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (2.82%) SLA
4 62 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 56 (1.64%) PMO
6 55 (1.61%) GDPR
7 44 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 35 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 28 (0.82%) NIST
11 26 (0.76%) NCSC
12 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 15 (0.44%) Data Quality
14 14 (0.41%) ISO 22301
15 10 (0.29%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.29%) JSP 440
15 10 (0.29%) RMADS
16 7 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
17 5 (0.15%) GAAP
18 4 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 315 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 231 (6.78%) Docker
3 158 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 47 (1.38%) XenApp
6 45 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 32 (0.94%) vSphere
9 30 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.59%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 13 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.35%) HDFS
14 10 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (0.21%) Firmware
17 6 (0.18%) KVM
17 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 189 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 170 (4.99%) SCCM
3 98 (2.87%) Ansible
4 97 (2.85%) Terraform
5 86 (2.52%) Puppet
6 75 (2.20%) SCOM
7 54 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 46 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 43 (1.26%) HP ALM
10 40 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
11 27 (0.79%) vRealize
12 26 (0.76%) WSUS
13 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 16 (0.47%) Nagios
15 15 (0.44%) Salt
16 13 (0.38%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
17 11 (0.32%) Kibana
17 11 (0.32%) Packer
17 11 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 830 (24.35%) Microsoft
2 589 (17.28%) SAP
3 258 (7.57%) VMware
4 246 (7.22%) Cisco
5 243 (7.13%) Oracle
6 129 (3.78%) Citrix
7 99 (2.90%) HP
8 83 (2.43%) Google
9 76 (2.23%) EMC
10 74 (2.17%) IBM
11 68 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 55 (1.61%) Capita
13 48 (1.41%) Cloudera
14 44 (1.29%) CA
15 42 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 42 (1.23%) Talend
16 38 (1.11%) Remedy
17 37 (1.09%) Tableau
18 36 (1.06%) NetApp
19 34 (1.00%) Apple