Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 110 116
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,763 1,407 4,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.01% 2.94% 2.95%
As % of the General category 5.13% 5.76% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,553 1,140 3,305
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,293 £39,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £78,825 £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 73,288 24,432 76,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.59% 50.98% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 44,931 19,690 58,163
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -21 2,933 £55,000 +10.00% 725
UK excluding London -8 2,202 £47,500 - 609
London -17 1,065 £67,500 +12.50% 256
Work from Home -17 906 £60,000 +20.00% 128
North of England +25 541 £45,000 - 151
South West -10 394 £48,500 +2.11% 82
South East -79 370 £50,000 - 80
Midlands -30 360 £50,000 +5.26% 106
Scotland +43 321 £42,137 -11.29% 112
West Midlands -32 264 £53,438 +8.79% 78
Yorkshire +40 255 £43,750 -2.78% 61
North West -7 232 £47,500 -5.00% 72
East Midlands -16 93 £40,000 -3.20% 27
Northern Ireland +18 88 £37,500 -33.33% 7
East of England -68 74 £45,000 -30.77% 43
Wales -14 62 £39,750 -11.67% 30
North East -6 58 £45,000 +20.00% 18

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,572 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,065 (28.30%) Finance
3 998 (26.52%) Social Skills
4 901 (23.94%) Security Cleared
5 820 (21.79%) Azure
6 752 (19.98%) Scrum
7 726 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
8 721 (19.16%) SC Cleared
9 707 (18.79%) AWS
10 679 (18.04%) Java
11 656 (17.43%) Microsoft
12 630 (16.74%) Marketing
13 605 (16.08%) DevOps
14 603 (16.02%) Manufacturing
15 595 (15.81%) Telecoms
16 590 (15.68%) SAP
17 588 (15.63%) Programme Management
18 582 (15.47%) SQL
19 544 (14.46%) Digital Marketing
20 543 (14.43%) Electronics
21 519 (13.79%) Python
22 472 (12.54%) C#
23 454 (12.06%) .NET
24 451 (11.99%) TDD
25 433 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
26 428 (11.37%) AngularJS
27 422 (11.21%) Coaching
27 422 (11.21%) Project Management
28 413 (10.98%) Node.js
29 410 (10.90%) Mentoring

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
1 117 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 68 (1.81%) Confluence
3 48 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 32 (0.85%) CMS
5 29 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (0.66%) Apache
7 23 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (0.58%) Apache Spark
9 19 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.50%) IIS
10 18 (0.48%) nginx
10 18 (0.48%) SAS
11 16 (0.43%) JBoss
11 16 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.21%) WordPress
15 7 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 108 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.32%) Sketch
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.29%) InVision
8 6 (0.16%) Figma
9 3 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.080%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.027%) InDesign
10 1 (0.027%) Marvel
10 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.027%) Windchill
10 1 (0.027%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 49 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 32 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.13%) Avolution ABACUS
8 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.13%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.13%) RESILIA
8 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 820 (21.79%) Azure
2 707 (18.79%) AWS
3 243 (6.46%) Microsoft 365
4 220 (5.85%) SaaS
5 209 (5.55%) GCP
6 181 (4.81%) Serverless
7 146 (3.88%) Power Platform
8 113 (3.00%) PaaS
9 95 (2.52%) IaaS
10 68 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
11 59 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
12 54 (1.44%) Amazon S3
13 53 (1.41%) GitHub
14 52 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
14 52 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
15 48 (1.28%) PowerApps
16 47 (1.25%) Power Automate
17 43 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
17 43 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 40 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (5.26%) Firewall
2 87 (2.31%) LAN
3 81 (2.15%) WAN
4 75 (1.99%) DNS
5 72 (1.91%) VPN
6 66 (1.75%) DHCP
7 57 (1.51%) Wireless
8 56 (1.49%) Network Security
9 44 (1.17%) HTTP
10 37 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (0.96%) Internet
12 35 (0.93%) TCP/IP
13 26 (0.69%) Unified Communications
14 18 (0.48%) VoIP
15 16 (0.43%) MPLS
15 16 (0.43%) SAN
16 15 (0.40%) BGP
16 15 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (0.40%) OSPF
16 15 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (8.40%) MongoDB
2 217 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 137 (3.64%) MySQL
4 128 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (2.82%) Power BI
6 103 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 91 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 84 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (2.10%) Big Data
10 51 (1.36%) Metadata
11 47 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 45 (1.20%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.09%) Oracle Database
14 33 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 28 (0.74%) Hadoop
16 25 (0.66%) Redis
17 23 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 18 (0.48%) Data Lake
18 18 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 218 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 157 (4.17%) JIRA
3 135 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.86%) Selenium
5 69 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 59 (1.57%) GitLab
7 58 (1.54%) JUnit
8 53 (1.41%) Maven
9 45 (1.20%) Visual Studio
10 37 (0.98%) JMeter
11 33 (0.88%) Cypress.io
12 25 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (0.50%) WebDriver
14 18 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
14 18 (0.48%) Serenity BDD
15 17 (0.45%) Mercurial
15 17 (0.45%) Postman
16 16 (0.43%) git-flow
16 16 (0.43%) IntelliJ
16 16 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 1,065 (28.30%) Finance
2 998 (26.52%) Social Skills
3 630 (16.74%) Marketing
4 603 (16.02%) Manufacturing
5 595 (15.81%) Telecoms
6 543 (14.43%) Electronics
7 292 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
8 189 (5.02%) Retail
9 152 (4.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 130 (3.45%) Legal
11 114 (3.03%) Local Government
11 114 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
12 95 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
13 85 (2.26%) Banking
14 83 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
15 82 (2.18%) Law
16 50 (1.33%) Automotive
17 45 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (1.14%) Games
19 27 (0.72%) Police
Job Titles
1 706 (18.76%) Developer
2 383 (10.18%) Architect
3 306 (8.13%) Analyst
4 264 (7.02%) Consultant
5 217 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 209 (5.55%) Software Developer
7 203 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 178 (4.73%) Project Manager
9 138 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
10 133 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 122 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 122 (3.24%) Senior Software Developer
12 120 (3.19%) Java Developer
13 105 (2.79%) IT Manager
14 78 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
14 78 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 69 (1.83%) Technical Architect
16 67 (1.78%) AWS Architect
17 66 (1.75%) Cloud Architect
17 66 (1.75%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (12.06%) .NET
2 428 (11.37%) AngularJS
3 413 (10.98%) Node.js
4 374 (9.94%) Spring
5 264 (7.02%) React
6 248 (6.59%) Hibernate
7 224 (5.95%) HTML
8 213 (5.66%) Web Services
9 208 (5.53%) CSS
10 123 (3.27%) REST
11 109 (2.90%) RESTful
12 100 (2.66%) XML
13 95 (2.52%) .NET Core
14 85 (2.26%) Spring Boot
15 69 (1.83%) JSON
16 61 (1.62%) SOAP
17 57 (1.51%) jQuery
17 57 (1.51%) Kafka
18 53 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
19 51 (1.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 222 (5.90%) User Experience
2 166 (4.41%) NHS
3 155 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 152 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 101 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 90 (2.39%) Cloud Native
7 85 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 73 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 64 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
10 63 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
11 62 (1.65%) Algorithms
11 62 (1.65%) Blog
12 61 (1.62%) Mobile App
13 55 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
14 42 (1.12%) Life Science
14 42 (1.12%) Social Media
15 40 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (1.01%) Driving Licence
17 32 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 30 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 308 (8.18%) Windows
2 258 (6.86%) Linux
3 137 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 74 (1.97%) Unix
5 52 (1.38%) Windows 10
5 52 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 49 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
8 28 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.69%) Android
10 21 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.45%) CentOS
13 13 (0.35%) VMS
14 9 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.13%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.13%) Solaris
16 4 (0.11%) watchOS
16 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,572 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (19.98%) Scrum
3 726 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
4 605 (16.08%) DevOps
5 588 (15.63%) Programme Management
6 544 (14.46%) Digital Marketing
7 451 (11.99%) TDD
8 433 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
9 422 (11.21%) Coaching
9 422 (11.21%) Project Management
10 410 (10.90%) Mentoring
11 408 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 396 (10.52%) Software Engineering
13 340 (9.04%) BDD
14 302 (8.03%) Change Control
15 300 (7.97%) Microservices
16 295 (7.84%) ITIL
17 293 (7.79%) Project Delivery
18 281 (7.47%) Presales
19 275 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 679 (18.04%) Java
2 582 (15.47%) SQL
3 519 (13.79%) Python
4 472 (12.54%) C#
5 408 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 162 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 105 (2.79%) Ruby
8 102 (2.71%) Bash Shell
9 85 (2.26%) C
10 82 (2.18%) TypeScript
11 70 (1.86%) Go
12 63 (1.67%) Scala
13 60 (1.59%) PHP
14 56 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 52 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 44 (1.17%) ES6
17 41 (1.09%) R
18 32 (0.85%) C++
19 19 (0.50%) MATLAB
19 19 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 901 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 721 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 331 (8.80%) Degree
4 88 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 65 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 54 (1.44%) AWS Certification
8 49 (1.30%) Master's Degree
9 44 (1.17%) CISSP
10 33 (0.88%) CCNA
10 33 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 30 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (0.77%) CCNP
13 26 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 24 (0.64%) CISM
15 23 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
16 22 (0.58%) PhD
17 20 (0.53%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.35%) QA
2 121 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (2.90%) Accessibility
4 81 (2.15%) SLA
5 67 (1.78%) GDPR
6 57 (1.51%) Data Quality
7 56 (1.49%) PMO
8 45 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 45 (1.20%) NIST
9 29 (0.77%) GRC
10 27 (0.72%) NCSC
11 22 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 20 (0.53%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.37%) COBIT
14 12 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.21%) GAAP
15 8 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.21%) WCAG
16 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 319 (8.48%) Docker
2 279 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 92 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.88%) vSphere
6 24 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.48%) XenApp
7 18 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.40%) Postfix
9 14 (0.37%) HDFS
10 12 (0.32%) NDS
10 12 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 9 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.13%) Snort
14 5 (0.13%) Squid
14 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.080%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 357 (9.49%) Kubernetes
2 199 (5.29%) Terraform
3 164 (4.36%) Ansible
4 67 (1.78%) Puppet
5 42 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 39 (1.04%) SCCM
7 36 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 21 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.40%) Packer
11 12 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 12 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.29%) Nexpose
13 10 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 10 (0.27%) Grafana
14 9 (0.24%) Kibana
15 8 (0.21%) Nagios
15 8 (0.21%) Nessus
16 6 (0.16%) Consul
16 6 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 656 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 590 (15.68%) SAP
3 311 (8.26%) Oracle
4 171 (4.54%) Cisco
5 152 (4.04%) VMware
6 119 (3.16%) Google
7 80 (2.13%) Mercator
8 64 (1.70%) ServiceNow
9 55 (1.46%) Palo Alto
10 46 (1.22%) Citrix
11 38 (1.01%) CheckPoint
12 37 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (0.96%) HP
14 26 (0.69%) ForgeRock
14 26 (0.69%) Informatica
14 26 (0.69%) Red Hat
15 25 (0.66%) Adobe
15 25 (0.66%) IBM
16 24 (0.64%) Remedy
17 22 (0.58%) F5