Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 108 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 4,239 4,895 5,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 2.93% 3.28%
As % of the General category 7.65% 6.81% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,431 3,295 4,468
UK median annual salary £51,138 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.31% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,778
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.23%

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 55,437 71,838 80,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 43.07% 45.27%
Number of salaries quoted 41,551 54,876 58,712
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +2 3,861 £52,500 +5.00% 578
UK excluding London +13 3,045 £47,500 +5.56% 520
London +2 1,054 £60,000 - 153
South West +7 814 £50,000 +11.11% 83
North of England +28 689 £47,846 +8.74% 109
South East -5 624 £52,500 +5.00% 121
Midlands -7 492 £47,500 -5.00% 82
West Midlands -15 365 £48,000 -12.73% 63
North West +21 348 £49,482 +9.96% 51
Yorkshire +17 269 £47,500 +20.25% 43
Scotland -23 188 £44,000 -0.28% 82
East of England +29 152 £45,000 - 31
East Midlands +21 109 £36,500 -3.31% 19
North East +27 71 £50,000 +4.96% 15
Wales +22 55 £45,000 +18.42% 7
Northern Ireland +6 38 £42,500 -22.73% 6

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1,446 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,188 (28.03%) Finance
3 991 (23.38%) Microsoft
4 942 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 835 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
6 826 (19.49%) Telecoms
7 789 (18.61%) Marketing
8 776 (18.31%) Programme Management
9 745 (17.57%) SAP
10 715 (16.87%) Azure
11 700 (16.51%) Manufacturing
12 683 (16.11%) Digital Marketing
13 677 (15.97%) Electronics
14 607 (14.32%) AWS
15 585 (13.80%) SQL
16 565 (13.33%) ITIL
17 545 (12.86%) Degree
18 517 (12.20%) Linux
19 511 (12.05%) Project Management
20 510 (12.03%) Windows
21 503 (11.87%) Java
22 463 (10.92%) DevOps
23 458 (10.80%) JavaScript
23 458 (10.80%) Scrum
24 437 (10.31%) Python
25 428 (10.10%) C#
26 417 (9.84%) SC Cleared
27 410 (9.67%) Mentoring
28 394 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
29 370 (8.73%) Problem-Solving

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
1 172 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 108 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 56 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 53 (1.25%) Confluence
5 52 (1.23%) CMS
6 47 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 46 (1.09%) IIS
8 44 (1.04%) Apache Spark
9 43 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 36 (0.85%) Apache
11 32 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 31 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.52%) JBoss
14 16 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.31%) Hyperledger
17 12 (0.28%) Drupal
18 11 (0.26%) nginx
18 11 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.31%) Figma
6 13 (0.31%) InVision
6 13 (0.31%) Marvel
6 13 (0.31%) Sketch
7 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.17%) InDesign
9 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.094%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.094%) SPSS
11 3 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.071%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.047%) Revit
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.024%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 54 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.14%) SAP HCM
5 6 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.071%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.047%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 715 (16.87%) Azure
2 607 (14.32%) AWS
3 282 (6.65%) Office 365
4 180 (4.25%) SaaS
5 106 (2.50%) IaaS
5 106 (2.50%) PaaS
6 101 (2.38%) Power Platform
7 98 (2.31%) Serverless
8 96 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
9 92 (2.17%) GCP
10 56 (1.32%) GitHub
11 53 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
13 39 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
15 29 (0.68%) Trello
16 28 (0.66%) OneDrive
17 26 (0.61%) AWS CodePipeline
18 25 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 24 (0.57%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 267 (6.30%) Firewall
2 223 (5.26%) WAN
3 165 (3.89%) LAN
4 147 (3.47%) Network Security
5 125 (2.95%) DNS
6 114 (2.69%) VPN
7 95 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 84 (1.98%) Wireless
9 79 (1.86%) Internet
10 77 (1.82%) DHCP
11 70 (1.65%) Unified Communications
12 69 (1.63%) Skype
13 57 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (1.30%) MPLS
15 50 (1.18%) BGP
16 49 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
16 49 (1.16%) OSPF
17 47 (1.11%) VoIP
18 43 (1.01%) WLAN
19 42 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 126 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 117 (2.76%) Big Data
4 109 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 100 (2.36%) Power BI
6 97 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 91 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 86 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 78 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 70 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 59 (1.39%) MySQL
13 45 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 45 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (1.04%) Blockchain
15 42 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 38 (0.90%) QlikView
17 32 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
17 32 (0.75%) GIS
18 30 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 223 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 193 (4.55%) JIRA
3 140 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 81 (1.91%) Selenium
5 61 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 42 (0.99%) JUnit
7 40 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 40 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 38 (0.90%) GitLab
9 36 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (0.66%) Maven
11 27 (0.64%) Jasmine
12 26 (0.61%) HP UFT
12 26 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 25 (0.59%) Mocha
13 25 (0.59%) WebDriver
13 25 (0.59%) webpack
14 24 (0.57%) LoadRunner
15 23 (0.54%) JMeter
16 21 (0.50%) Axure RP
General
1 1,188 (28.03%) Finance
2 826 (19.49%) Telecoms
3 789 (18.61%) Marketing
4 700 (16.51%) Manufacturing
5 677 (15.97%) Electronics
6 280 (6.61%) Retail
7 252 (5.94%) Local Government
8 93 (2.19%) Banking
9 83 (1.96%) Police
10 57 (1.34%) Fire and Rescue
11 46 (1.09%) Law
12 39 (0.92%) Legal
13 29 (0.68%) Billing
14 28 (0.66%) Social Housing
15 26 (0.61%) Military
16 23 (0.54%) Back Office
17 21 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.35%) Games
18 15 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 693 (16.35%) Developer
2 446 (10.52%) Architect
3 417 (9.84%) Consultant
4 397 (9.37%) Analyst
5 222 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 202 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 181 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
8 167 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 141 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 134 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 133 (3.14%) Java Developer
12 129 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
13 121 (2.85%) Service Manager
14 117 (2.76%) Software Developer
15 107 (2.52%) Security Consultant
16 99 (2.34%) Technical Architect
17 93 (2.19%) Support Engineer
18 91 (2.15%) Network Engineer
18 91 (2.15%) Senior Manager
19 90 (2.12%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (8.28%) .NET
2 280 (6.61%) CSS
3 269 (6.35%) HTML
4 242 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 188 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 186 (4.39%) Web Services
7 125 (2.95%) React
8 119 (2.81%) RESTful
9 112 (2.64%) Node.js
9 112 (2.64%) Spring
10 109 (2.57%) jQuery
11 98 (2.31%) JSON
12 85 (2.01%) SOAP
13 81 (1.91%) HTML5
13 81 (1.91%) REST
14 75 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 73 (1.72%) XML
16 63 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 60 (1.42%) .NET Framework
18 59 (1.39%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 394 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 211 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 206 (4.86%) User Experience
5 156 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 119 (2.81%) Public Cloud
7 101 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 96 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 79 (1.86%) NHS
10 72 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 62 (1.46%) Mobile App
12 54 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (1.23%) Social Media
14 51 (1.20%) Blog
15 47 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
16 41 (0.97%) Driving Licence
17 36 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
18 32 (0.75%) CESG
19 27 (0.64%) Virtual Team
20 25 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 517 (12.20%) Linux
2 510 (12.03%) Windows
3 227 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 162 (3.82%) Windows 10
5 153 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (2.93%) Unix
7 102 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 39 (0.92%) CentOS
12 27 (0.64%) Android
13 24 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.38%) Solaris
17 14 (0.33%) AIX
18 11 (0.26%) Debian
19 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,446 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
3 776 (18.31%) Programme Management
4 683 (16.11%) Digital Marketing
5 565 (13.33%) ITIL
6 511 (12.05%) Project Management
7 463 (10.92%) DevOps
8 458 (10.80%) Scrum
9 410 (9.67%) Mentoring
10 370 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 370 (8.73%) Project Delivery
11 363 (8.56%) Service Management
12 354 (8.35%) PRINCE2
13 333 (7.86%) Service Delivery
14 327 (7.71%) Coaching
15 312 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 305 (7.20%) Test Automation
17 300 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
18 289 (6.82%) Software Engineering
19 287 (6.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 585 (13.80%) SQL
2 503 (11.87%) Java
3 458 (10.80%) JavaScript
4 437 (10.31%) Python
5 428 (10.10%) C#
6 176 (4.15%) PowerShell
7 160 (3.77%) C
8 121 (2.85%) C++
9 112 (2.64%) Ruby
10 101 (2.38%) PHP
11 80 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 63 (1.49%) Go
13 51 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 43 (1.01%) PL/SQL
15 41 (0.97%) ES6
16 39 (0.92%) R
17 38 (0.90%) Scala
18 33 (0.78%) Shell Script
19 32 (0.75%) Bash Shell
20 31 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 942 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 545 (12.86%) Degree
3 417 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 241 (5.69%) DV Cleared
5 181 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 111 (2.62%) CISSP
8 101 (2.38%) CCNA
9 89 (2.10%) CCNP
10 85 (2.01%) CISM
11 70 (1.65%) ISTQB
11 70 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 63 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 56 (1.32%) MCP
14 55 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 54 (1.27%) APMP
16 51 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
16 51 (1.20%) ISEB
17 48 (1.13%) CISA
18 47 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 184 (4.34%) SLA
3 153 (3.61%) QA
4 124 (2.93%) PMO
5 97 (2.29%) GDPR
6 96 (2.26%) ISO 9001
7 89 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 68 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 59 (1.39%) PCI DSS
10 52 (1.23%) ISO 22301
11 51 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 37 (0.87%) HMG Infosec
12 37 (0.87%) JSP 440
13 36 (0.85%) NIST
14 33 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 26 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 24 (0.57%) Data Quality
17 22 (0.52%) NCSC
18 11 (0.26%) COBIT
19 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 352 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 211 (4.98%) Docker
3 188 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 144 (3.40%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (0.71%) XenApp
7 29 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.42%) vSphere
11 12 (0.28%) KVM
12 11 (0.26%) HDFS
13 9 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.19%) Firmware
15 7 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.17%) Xen
16 5 (0.12%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.12%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 213 (5.02%) SCCM
2 173 (4.08%) Puppet
3 157 (3.70%) Terraform
4 152 (3.59%) Ansible
5 135 (3.18%) Kubernetes
6 112 (2.64%) SCOM
7 108 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (1.23%) Salt
9 45 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 42 (0.99%) Nagios
11 40 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 30 (0.71%) Packer
13 27 (0.64%) Grafana
13 27 (0.64%) SCOrch
14 26 (0.61%) Consul
14 26 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
15 24 (0.57%) vRealize
16 23 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
17 19 (0.45%) Opsview
18 17 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 991 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 745 (17.57%) SAP
3 356 (8.40%) Cisco
4 277 (6.53%) Oracle
5 267 (6.30%) VMware
6 129 (3.04%) Citrix
7 80 (1.89%) Google
8 79 (1.86%) Tableau
9 78 (1.84%) Juniper
10 72 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 67 (1.58%) Palo Alto
12 62 (1.46%) CheckPoint
13 61 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
14 58 (1.37%) HP
15 42 (0.99%) EMC
15 42 (0.99%) IBM
16 41 (0.97%) F5
17 38 (0.90%) Dell
17 38 (0.90%) SolarWinds
18 37 (0.87%) Veeam