Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 133 114
Rank change year-on-year +36 -19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,026 2,471 4,250
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.34% 2.54% 2.94%
As % of the General category 6.23% 4.66% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,536 1,876 3,343
10th Percentile £32,357 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.11% +6.74%

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 48,557 53,037 81,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.64% 54.46% 56.58%
Number of salaries quoted 34,578 41,067 62,035
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +44 2,633 £55,000 +6.60% 517
UK excluding London +24 1,749 £48,000 +3.23% 449
London +58 930 £72,500 +26.09% 145
Work from Home -29 575 £57,467 -0.06% 99
North of England +16 475 £47,500 +5.56% 127
South West +28 407 £50,000 +11.11% 47
South East +27 301 £50,000 -13.04% 82
Midlands -17 289 £47,500 +5.56% 84
Yorkshire +42 230 £52,500 +25.61% 61
West Midlands +6 228 £49,500 +4.21% 60
North West -24 152 £48,750 +2.63% 52
Scotland -7 132 £47,500 +5.56% 61
North East +15 93 £41,750 -7.22% 14
East of England +45 92 £65,750 +31.50% 32
East Midlands -23 63 £42,500 +10.01% 24
Wales +48 53 £40,000 -5.17% 10
Northern Ireland -1 15 £45,000 +50.00% 7

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 1,184 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (31.79%) Finance
3 799 (26.40%) Business Intelligence
4 750 (24.79%) Azure
5 748 (24.72%) Marketing
6 727 (24.03%) Manufacturing
7 716 (23.66%) Telecoms
8 711 (23.50%) Programme Management
8 711 (23.50%) SAP
9 683 (22.57%) Digital Marketing
10 682 (22.54%) Electronics
10 682 (22.54%) Social Skills
11 634 (20.95%) DevOps
12 612 (20.22%) AWS
13 595 (19.66%) Security Cleared
14 524 (17.32%) Microsoft
15 494 (16.33%) Java
16 474 (15.66%) Python
17 468 (15.47%) Scrum
18 453 (14.97%) SC Cleared
19 415 (13.71%) JavaScript
20 384 (12.69%) Degree
21 360 (11.90%) SQL
22 339 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
23 331 (10.94%) Kubernetes
24 311 (10.28%) Docker
25 296 (9.78%) Software Engineering
26 294 (9.72%) Linux
27 286 (9.45%) Mentoring
28 280 (9.25%) C#

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
1 107 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.65%) Confluence
3 27 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 26 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
5 25 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 22 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 19 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (0.59%) JBoss
10 16 (0.53%) Apache
11 15 (0.50%) CMS
12 14 (0.46%) Mule
13 13 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.43%) Mule ESB
13 13 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.40%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.23%) Drupal
16 7 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.32%) Sketch
4 31 (1.02%) InVision
5 24 (0.79%) Figma
6 20 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.30%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.26%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.20%) Adobe XD
13 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
16 1 (0.033%) InDesign
16 1 (0.033%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 27 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.23%) SAP FI
2 7 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
2 7 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.13%) Social Studio
6 3 (0.099%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.099%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.099%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.066%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.066%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.066%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.066%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.033%) Magento
8 1 (0.033%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 750 (24.79%) Azure
2 612 (20.22%) AWS
3 197 (6.51%) GCP
4 194 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
5 157 (5.19%) Serverless
6 149 (4.92%) SaaS
7 120 (3.97%) PaaS
8 105 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
9 92 (3.04%) Power Platform
10 80 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 75 (2.48%) GitHub
12 68 (2.25%) IaaS
13 62 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
14 57 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
15 53 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
16 50 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
17 49 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
18 38 (1.26%) Azure Functions
19 35 (1.16%) Amazon ECS
20 34 (1.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.93%) Firewall
2 64 (2.12%) LAN
3 58 (1.92%) WAN
4 49 (1.62%) Internet
5 41 (1.35%) VPN
6 38 (1.26%) HTTP
6 38 (1.26%) Wireless
7 36 (1.19%) Network Security
8 35 (1.16%) DNS
9 26 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 24 (0.79%) DHCP
10 24 (0.79%) SAN
10 24 (0.79%) VoIP
11 23 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (0.66%) BGP
12 20 (0.66%) TCP/IP
13 18 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (0.59%) OSPF
14 17 (0.56%) Skype
15 14 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
3 100 (3.30%) MySQL
4 92 (3.04%) NoSQL
5 85 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 73 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 66 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (2.12%) Power BI
9 59 (1.95%) Big Data
10 58 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 46 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 32 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
13 30 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
15 25 (0.83%) Data Lake
16 23 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 22 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 258 (8.53%) Git (software)
2 199 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 165 (5.45%) JIRA
4 90 (2.97%) Maven
5 86 (2.84%) GitLab
6 75 (2.48%) JUnit
7 60 (1.98%) Selenium
8 58 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 53 (1.75%) Visual Studio
10 44 (1.45%) SonarQube
11 42 (1.39%) Mockito
12 32 (1.06%) JMeter
13 29 (0.96%) DbUnit
13 29 (0.96%) jMock
14 23 (0.76%) IntelliJ
14 23 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (0.66%) WebDriver
17 19 (0.63%) gulp
17 19 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 962 (31.79%) Finance
2 748 (24.72%) Marketing
3 727 (24.03%) Manufacturing
4 716 (23.66%) Telecoms
5 682 (22.54%) Electronics
5 682 (22.54%) Social Skills
6 219 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
7 118 (3.90%) Retail
8 106 (3.50%) Presentation Skills
9 97 (3.21%) Local Government
10 78 (2.58%) Influencing Skills
11 75 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
12 69 (2.28%) Legal
13 60 (1.98%) Games
14 56 (1.85%) Law
15 43 (1.42%) Banking
16 24 (0.79%) Automotive
17 15 (0.50%) Public Speaking
18 14 (0.46%) Publishing
19 13 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 679 (22.44%) Developer
2 319 (10.54%) Architect
3 235 (7.77%) Consultant
4 203 (6.71%) Analyst
5 173 (5.72%) Senior Developer
6 160 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 139 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 139 (4.59%) Software Developer
8 123 (4.06%) Software Engineer
9 103 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
10 90 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
11 89 (2.94%) Project Manager
12 75 (2.48%) Designer
13 69 (2.28%) .NET Developer
13 69 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
14 67 (2.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 63 (2.08%) Business Analyst
16 59 (1.95%) Support Engineer
17 58 (1.92%) IT Manager
18 57 (1.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (9.15%) .NET
2 263 (8.69%) HTML
3 255 (8.43%) CSS
4 214 (7.07%) AngularJS
5 206 (6.81%) Web Services
6 167 (5.52%) React
7 148 (4.89%) REST
7 148 (4.89%) Spring
8 140 (4.63%) Node.js
9 117 (3.87%) RESTful
10 96 (3.17%) .NET Core
11 85 (2.81%) SOAP
12 78 (2.58%) HTML5
13 71 (2.35%) JSON
14 70 (2.31%) XML
15 62 (2.05%) ASP.NET
16 59 (1.95%) CSS3
17 56 (1.85%) .NET Framework
18 55 (1.82%) Vue.js
19 47 (1.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 213 (7.04%) User Experience
2 205 (6.77%) NHS
3 78 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 71 (2.35%) Cloud Native
6 66 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 65 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
8 62 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 56 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 53 (1.75%) Blog
11 34 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
11 34 (1.12%) Social Media
12 29 (0.96%) Driving Licence
12 29 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
14 22 (0.73%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.63%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.56%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 294 (9.72%) Linux
2 215 (7.11%) Windows
3 73 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 57 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (1.85%) Unix
6 49 (1.62%) CentOS
7 39 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 33 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.59%) Android
12 12 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.20%) Alpine Linux
14 6 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.17%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.17%) Solaris
16 4 (0.13%) Debian
17 2 (0.066%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (26.40%) Business Intelligence
3 711 (23.50%) Programme Management
4 683 (22.57%) Digital Marketing
5 634 (20.95%) DevOps
6 468 (15.47%) Scrum
7 339 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
8 296 (9.78%) Software Engineering
9 286 (9.45%) Mentoring
10 248 (8.20%) Project Management
11 237 (7.83%) Microservices
12 235 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 221 (7.30%) ITIL
14 216 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
15 208 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
16 198 (6.54%) TDD
17 197 (6.51%) Presales
18 190 (6.28%) Project Delivery
19 181 (5.98%) Open Source
20 179 (5.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 494 (16.33%) Java
2 474 (15.66%) Python
3 415 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 360 (11.90%) SQL
5 280 (9.25%) C#
6 136 (4.49%) PowerShell
7 114 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 110 (3.64%) Go
9 109 (3.60%) C
10 103 (3.40%) C++
11 95 (3.14%) Ruby
12 77 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 45 (1.49%) PHP
14 43 (1.42%) Java 8
14 43 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 36 (1.19%) ES6
16 26 (0.86%) Scala
17 24 (0.79%) Rust
18 20 (0.66%) Perl
18 20 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 595 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 453 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 384 (12.69%) Degree
4 90 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 81 (2.68%) Master's Degree
6 59 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 59 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 38 (1.26%) CCNP
10 32 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.89%) ISTQB
12 26 (0.86%) AWS Certification
13 24 (0.79%) CCNA
13 24 (0.79%) DBS Check
14 21 (0.69%) CISSP
14 21 (0.69%) HND
15 18 (0.59%) MCSE
15 18 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.50%) QA
2 86 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (2.28%) GDPR
4 42 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.26%) PMO
6 34 (1.12%) SLA
7 32 (1.06%) GRC
8 25 (0.83%) NIST
9 23 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.46%) WCAG
12 12 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.26%) NCSC
15 7 (0.23%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.20%) COBIT
17 5 (0.17%) BS7666
17 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 311 (10.28%) Docker
2 192 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 94 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.16%) vSphere
6 30 (0.99%) XenApp
7 29 (0.96%) NDS
7 29 (0.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 25 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.23%) KVM
12 5 (0.17%) Postfix
12 5 (0.17%) Snort
12 5 (0.17%) Squid
12 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.17%) Xen
13 4 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 331 (10.94%) Kubernetes
2 212 (7.01%) Terraform
3 140 (4.63%) Ansible
4 69 (2.28%) Puppet
5 35 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (1.09%) Prometheus
7 32 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (1.06%) SCCM
8 29 (0.96%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 26 (0.86%) Grafana
10 24 (0.79%) Packer
11 21 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (0.66%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.56%) Consul
13 17 (0.56%) Graphite
14 13 (0.43%) Istio
15 12 (0.40%) Argo
16 11 (0.36%) Kibana
16 11 (0.36%) Nessus
17 10 (0.33%) Knative
Vendors
1 711 (23.50%) SAP
2 524 (17.32%) Microsoft
3 183 (6.05%) Oracle
4 145 (4.79%) VMware
5 144 (4.76%) Google
6 133 (4.40%) Cisco
7 76 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 54 (1.78%) Citrix
9 53 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (1.62%) Mercator
11 41 (1.35%) Adobe
12 40 (1.32%) ForgeRock
13 37 (1.22%) Splunk
14 31 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 31 (1.02%) NetIQ
15 30 (0.99%) Palo Alto
16 28 (0.93%) Databricks
16 28 (0.93%) Dell
17 27 (0.89%) Juniper
18 24 (0.79%) IBM