Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 138 112
Rank change year-on-year +34 -26 +10
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,672 1,647 4,357
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 2.42% 3.04%
As % of the General category 5.72% 4.52% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,719 1,279 3,527
10th Percentile £32,234 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,293 £38,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £66,361 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 64,166 36,411 80,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.79% 53.55% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40,508 28,400 61,436
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 +32 2,994 £55,000 +10.00% 720
UK excluding London +26 2,093 £47,500 - 575
London +42 1,101 £70,000 +23.58% 219
Work from Home -20 808 £60,000 +14.29% 133
North of England +50 534 £45,000 -5.26% 184
South West +18 406 £48,500 +5.43% 80
South East +7 375 £50,000 -4.76% 103
Midlands -20 347 £48,000 +6.67% 79
Yorkshire +61 290 £45,540 +1.20% 73
West Midlands -18 267 £50,000 +5.26% 56
Scotland +41 262 £44,000 -2.22% 61
North West -5 175 £47,500 - 79
East Midlands -31 79 £40,000 +3.54% 23
North East +17 73 £41,750 -4.57% 32
East of England -9 68 £47,500 -9.52% 47
Northern Ireland +20 65 £40,000 -33.33% 6
Wales -7 46 £38,000 -24.00% 15

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 1,515 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (30.86%) Finance
3 881 (23.99%) Social Skills
4 837 (22.79%) Security Cleared
5 824 (22.44%) Azure
6 809 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
7 776 (21.13%) Marketing
8 756 (20.59%) Manufacturing
9 730 (19.88%) SAP
10 725 (19.74%) Telecoms
11 724 (19.72%) Programme Management
12 713 (19.42%) Scrum
13 700 (19.06%) AWS
14 687 (18.71%) Digital Marketing
15 685 (18.65%) Electronics
16 679 (18.49%) SC Cleared
17 676 (18.41%) DevOps
18 635 (17.29%) Microsoft
19 625 (17.02%) Java
20 548 (14.92%) Python
21 505 (13.75%) SQL
22 439 (11.96%) C#
23 435 (11.85%) Mentoring
24 427 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
25 425 (11.57%) JavaScript
26 424 (11.55%) .NET
27 413 (11.25%) Degree
28 402 (10.95%) AngularJS
29 393 (10.70%) TDD
30 387 (10.54%) 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
1 110 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.61%) Confluence
3 42 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 34 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 31 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 26 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 24 (0.65%) CMS
9 23 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.54%) Apache
11 18 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.44%) JBoss
13 13 (0.35%) IIS
14 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
15 11 (0.30%) Drupal
15 11 (0.30%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.27%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.25%) Mule
17 9 (0.25%) Mule ESB
17 9 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 85 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.09%) Sketch
4 35 (0.95%) InVision
5 32 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 29 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 25 (0.68%) Figma
9 11 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.27%) Photoshop
11 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.082%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.054%) Marvel
15 2 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.027%) InDesign
16 1 (0.027%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 31 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.22%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.082%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 3 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.082%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.082%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 824 (22.44%) Azure
2 700 (19.06%) AWS
3 214 (5.83%) Microsoft 365
4 207 (5.64%) GCP
5 186 (5.07%) Serverless
6 169 (4.60%) SaaS
7 144 (3.92%) PaaS
8 133 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
9 104 (2.83%) Power Platform
10 100 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 91 (2.48%) IaaS
12 70 (1.91%) Amazon S3
13 66 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
14 63 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
15 61 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
15 61 (1.66%) GitHub
16 55 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
17 54 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
18 47 (1.28%) CloudFront
19 46 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 155 (4.22%) Firewall
2 86 (2.34%) LAN
3 76 (2.07%) WAN
4 67 (1.82%) VPN
5 54 (1.47%) DNS
5 54 (1.47%) Internet
5 54 (1.47%) Network Security
6 47 (1.28%) DHCP
7 46 (1.25%) Wireless
8 41 (1.12%) HTTP
9 27 (0.74%) TCP/IP
10 24 (0.65%) BGP
10 24 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (0.65%) SAN
10 24 (0.65%) Unified Communications
11 23 (0.63%) OSPF
12 22 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.52%) VoIP
14 16 (0.44%) Skype
15 15 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (7.08%) MongoDB
2 185 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 122 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
4 113 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 102 (2.78%) MySQL
6 73 (1.99%) Power BI
7 71 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 59 (1.61%) Big Data
9 54 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
11 40 (1.09%) Metadata
12 34 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 31 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 30 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (0.54%) Redis
16 19 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (0.46%) Hadoop
18 16 (0.44%) Couchbase
19 15 (0.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 249 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 189 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 170 (4.63%) JIRA
4 86 (2.34%) Maven
5 82 (2.23%) JUnit
6 80 (2.18%) GitLab
7 68 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 61 (1.66%) Selenium
9 51 (1.39%) Visual Studio
10 42 (1.14%) Mockito
11 41 (1.12%) SonarQube
12 31 (0.84%) DbUnit
12 31 (0.84%) jMock
13 28 (0.76%) JMeter
14 24 (0.65%) IntelliJ
15 23 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (0.60%) Postman
17 19 (0.52%) WebDriver
18 18 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (0.49%) git-flow
General
1 1,133 (30.86%) Finance
2 881 (23.99%) Social Skills
3 776 (21.13%) Marketing
4 756 (20.59%) Manufacturing
5 725 (19.74%) Telecoms
6 685 (18.65%) Electronics
7 269 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
8 152 (4.14%) Local Government
9 131 (3.57%) Legal
10 128 (3.49%) Retail
11 109 (2.97%) Presentation Skills
12 100 (2.72%) Influencing Skills
13 94 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
14 63 (1.72%) Law
15 59 (1.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 50 (1.36%) Banking
17 45 (1.23%) Games
18 26 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.60%) Automotive
19 22 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 738 (20.10%) Developer
2 399 (10.87%) Architect
3 299 (8.14%) Consultant
4 274 (7.46%) Analyst
5 233 (6.35%) Senior Developer
6 209 (5.69%) Software Developer
7 197 (5.36%) Software Engineer
8 157 (4.28%) Project Manager
9 145 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 138 (3.76%) Java Developer
11 113 (3.08%) Business Analyst
12 108 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
13 107 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
14 97 (2.64%) IT Manager
15 92 (2.51%) Senior Software Developer
16 86 (2.34%) Designer
17 85 (2.31%) Technical Architect
18 77 (2.10%) .NET Developer
19 71 (1.93%) Cloud Architect
19 71 (1.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (11.55%) .NET
2 402 (10.95%) AngularJS
3 322 (8.77%) Node.js
4 309 (8.42%) Spring
5 259 (7.05%) React
6 254 (6.92%) CSS
7 251 (6.84%) HTML
8 221 (6.02%) Web Services
9 200 (5.45%) Hibernate
10 147 (4.00%) RESTful
11 133 (3.62%) REST
12 104 (2.83%) .NET Core
13 90 (2.45%) XML
14 83 (2.26%) SOAP
15 75 (2.04%) JSON
16 68 (1.85%) ASP.NET
17 63 (1.72%) HTML5
18 58 (1.58%) Vue.js
19 56 (1.53%) jQuery
20 55 (1.50%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 256 (6.97%) NHS
2 240 (6.54%) User Experience
3 118 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 111 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 87 (2.37%) Cloud Native
5 87 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 77 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
7 76 (2.07%) Data Centre
8 71 (1.93%) Legacy Systems
9 66 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 63 (1.72%) Blog
10 63 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 47 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
12 41 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 37 (1.01%) Social Media
14 33 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
14 33 (0.90%) Life Science
15 32 (0.87%) Driving Licence
16 26 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
16 26 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 275 (7.49%) Linux
2 242 (6.59%) Windows
3 117 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 74 (2.02%) Unix
5 47 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 37 (1.01%) CentOS
8 37 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 37 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 36 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.63%) Android
11 14 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.19%) Kali Linux
12 7 (0.19%) VMS
13 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.16%) Solaris
14 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
15 4 (0.11%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,515 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
3 724 (19.72%) Programme Management
4 713 (19.42%) Scrum
5 687 (18.71%) Digital Marketing
6 676 (18.41%) DevOps
7 435 (11.85%) Mentoring
8 427 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
9 393 (10.70%) TDD
10 387 (10.54%) Software Engineering
11 382 (10.40%) Project Management
12 375 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 340 (9.26%) BDD
14 303 (8.25%) Coaching
15 302 (8.22%) Microservices
16 282 (7.68%) Cybersecurity
17 260 (7.08%) Project Delivery
18 251 (6.84%) ITIL
19 234 (6.37%) User Stories
20 227 (6.18%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 625 (17.02%) Java
2 548 (14.92%) Python
3 505 (13.75%) SQL
4 439 (11.96%) C#
5 425 (11.57%) JavaScript
6 164 (4.47%) PowerShell
7 122 (3.32%) Ruby
8 118 (3.21%) Go
9 117 (3.19%) C
10 113 (3.08%) TypeScript
11 89 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 68 (1.85%) C++
13 54 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 53 (1.44%) PHP
15 52 (1.42%) Scala
16 43 (1.17%) ES6
17 30 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 27 (0.74%) R
18 27 (0.74%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 837 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 679 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 413 (11.25%) Degree
4 102 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 92 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 86 (2.34%) Master's Degree
7 63 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (0.93%) CCNP
9 34 (0.93%) CISSP
10 32 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (0.84%) AWS Certification
11 31 (0.84%) CCNA
12 27 (0.74%) DBS Check
13 25 (0.68%) ISTQB
14 23 (0.63%) CISM
14 23 (0.63%) MCITP
15 22 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.51%) Accessibility
2 124 (3.38%) QA
3 119 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (2.51%) GDPR
5 57 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 56 (1.53%) SLA
7 51 (1.39%) NIST
8 49 (1.33%) PMO
9 33 (0.90%) GRC
10 27 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
11 26 (0.71%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 16 (0.44%) NCSC
13 16 (0.44%) WCAG
14 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.22%) COBIT
15 8 (0.22%) GAAP
15 8 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 311 (8.47%) Docker
2 225 (6.13%) Active Directory
3 103 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.01%) vSphere
6 28 (0.76%) NDS
6 28 (0.76%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 26 (0.71%) XenApp
8 24 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.27%) Postfix
11 8 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.19%) Snort
12 7 (0.19%) Squid
12 7 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.14%) Xen
15 3 (0.082%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 357 (9.72%) Kubernetes
2 235 (6.40%) Terraform
3 151 (4.11%) Ansible
4 78 (2.12%) Puppet
5 33 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (0.84%) SCCM
8 30 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 27 (0.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 22 (0.60%) FortiGate
10 22 (0.60%) Grafana
11 20 (0.54%) Packer
12 19 (0.52%) Consul
12 19 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (0.49%) Graphite
14 15 (0.41%) Kibana
14 15 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.35%) Nexpose
16 12 (0.33%) Nessus
17 9 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 730 (19.88%) SAP
2 635 (17.29%) Microsoft
3 240 (6.54%) Oracle
4 175 (4.77%) Cisco
5 156 (4.25%) Google
6 150 (4.08%) VMware
7 79 (2.15%) Mercator
8 56 (1.53%) Palo Alto
9 52 (1.42%) Citrix
9 52 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 51 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (1.25%) ForgeRock
12 45 (1.23%) Adobe
13 37 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 35 (0.95%) CheckPoint
14 35 (0.95%) Splunk
15 28 (0.76%) NetIQ
16 27 (0.74%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.68%) Juniper
18 24 (0.65%) IBM