Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 108 108
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -11
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,402 4,197 4,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 3.02% 2.95%
As % of the General category 7.28% 7.62% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,326 3,775 3,587
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,250 £30,100 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +5.56%

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 19,261 55,114 71,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.67% 39.62% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15,069 41,268 54,950
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +3.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 1,276 £50,000 -4.76% 353
UK excluding London -13 895 £47,500 -3.06% 299
London +20 413 £57,500 -7.48% 104
South East +16 221 £50,000 -6.98% 64
Work from Home -20 217 £50,000 -9.09% 48
North of England -11 205 £45,500 -4.21% 62
South West -20 197 £47,500 -5.00% 40
Midlands +3 170 £48,500 +2.11% 61
West Midlands +2 134 £49,118 -1.76% 50
North West -7 115 £48,001 -4.00% 26
Yorkshire +2 60 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Scotland +2 41 £47,500 +8.88% 40
East of England +29 37 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East Midlands +28 34 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North East -3 30 £44,250 -11.50% 22
Wales +20 27 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Northern Ireland -9 5 £56,250 +55.17% 6

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 446 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (25.82%) Finance
3 296 (21.11%) SAP
4 291 (20.76%) Microsoft
4 291 (20.76%) DevOps
5 284 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
6 282 (20.11%) Security Cleared
7 276 (19.69%) Telecoms
8 270 (19.26%) Marketing
9 262 (18.69%) Programme Management
10 251 (17.90%) Manufacturing
11 248 (17.69%) Azure
12 242 (17.26%) Digital Marketing
12 242 (17.26%) Electronics
13 239 (17.05%) SQL
14 227 (16.19%) AWS
15 217 (15.48%) Java
16 215 (15.34%) SC Cleared
17 196 (13.98%) Python
18 188 (13.41%) JavaScript
19 156 (11.13%) ITIL
20 155 (11.06%) Linux
21 146 (10.41%) .NET
22 145 (10.34%) Git (software)
23 144 (10.27%) Windows
24 139 (9.91%) Office 365
25 137 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
26 136 (9.70%) Terraform
27 133 (9.49%) Degree
28 132 (9.42%) Scrum

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 66 (4.71%) Apache
2 62 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (3.85%) Apache Spark
4 41 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.07%) MS Exchange
6 27 (1.93%) CMS
7 23 (1.64%) Confluence
8 12 (0.86%) WordPress
9 11 (0.78%) nginx
10 9 (0.64%) IIS
11 8 (0.57%) Drupal
12 7 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.36%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.29%) Jadu
14 4 (0.29%) JBoss
15 3 (0.21%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.21%) WinCC
Applications
1 61 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) Figma
5 5 (0.36%) InVision
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.36%) Sketch
6 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (1.28%) SAP PSCD
3 14 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 12 (0.86%) SAP CO
4 12 (0.86%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (0.78%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.57%) SAP PS
7 5 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.29%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.14%) Relativity
10 2 (0.14%) Ringtail
10 2 (0.14%) SAP MII
10 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.071%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 248 (17.69%) Azure
2 227 (16.19%) AWS
3 139 (9.91%) Office 365
4 114 (8.13%) GitHub
5 79 (5.63%) GCP
6 70 (4.99%) SaaS
7 49 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (3.50%) Power Platform
8 47 (3.35%) Stackdriver
9 38 (2.71%) PaaS
10 34 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (2.43%) IaaS
11 26 (1.85%) Serverless
12 15 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.71%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.78%) Firewall
2 58 (4.14%) Internet
3 55 (3.92%) LAN
4 41 (2.92%) WAN
5 26 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (1.64%) VoIP
7 16 (1.14%) QSIG
7 16 (1.14%) Unified Communications
7 16 (1.14%) VPN
8 14 (1.00%) DHCP
8 14 (1.00%) DNS
8 14 (1.00%) Network Security
9 13 (0.93%) Wireless
10 12 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.86%) WebEx
11 11 (0.78%) H.323
11 11 (0.78%) ISDN
11 11 (0.78%) MGCP
11 11 (0.78%) SCCP
12 10 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
2 85 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 64 (4.56%) Big Data
4 61 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 46 (3.28%) MySQL
6 39 (2.78%) Power BI
7 32 (2.28%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.86%) Redis
11 10 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.57%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
15 6 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 145 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 101 (7.20%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.64%) Gradle
4 44 (3.14%) JIRA
5 42 (3.00%) GitLab
6 40 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (2.00%) Maven
8 23 (1.64%) JUnit
9 19 (1.36%) Selenium
10 18 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.86%) Mockito
11 12 (0.86%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.78%) NUnit
12 11 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.57%) DbUnit
14 8 (0.57%) jMock
14 8 (0.57%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.57%) Subversion
14 8 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 362 (25.82%) Finance
2 276 (19.69%) Telecoms
3 270 (19.26%) Marketing
4 251 (17.90%) Manufacturing
5 242 (17.26%) Electronics
6 96 (6.85%) Local Government
7 37 (2.64%) Retail
8 31 (2.21%) Banking
9 17 (1.21%) Police
10 15 (1.07%) Legal
11 10 (0.71%) Law
12 7 (0.50%) Games
13 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.43%) Automotive
13 6 (0.43%) Billing
13 6 (0.43%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
14 5 (0.36%) Social Housing
15 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 361 (25.75%) Developer
2 114 (8.13%) Architect
3 106 (7.56%) Consultant
4 95 (6.78%) Senior Developer
5 91 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 85 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 81 (5.78%) Analyst
8 50 (3.57%) IT Manager
9 47 (3.35%) .NET Developer
9 47 (3.35%) Platform Engineer
10 43 (3.07%) Software Developer
11 38 (2.71%) Digital Developer
12 37 (2.64%) Software Engineer
13 36 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (2.50%) C# Developer
14 35 (2.50%) Project Manager
15 33 (2.35%) Digital Transformation
16 31 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
17 30 (2.14%) Security Engineer
18 29 (2.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (10.41%) .NET
2 127 (9.06%) HTML
3 117 (8.35%) CSS
4 116 (8.27%) Spring
5 69 (4.92%) RESTful
6 68 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 62 (4.42%) Node.js
8 57 (4.07%) ASP.NET
9 56 (3.99%) Spring Boot
10 55 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
10 55 (3.92%) React
10 55 (3.92%) Web Services
11 49 (3.50%) Spring Integration
12 43 (3.07%) .NET Core
12 43 (3.07%) Elastic Stack
13 38 (2.71%) HTML5
13 38 (2.71%) REST
14 36 (2.57%) jQuery
15 30 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.78%) User Experience
3 44 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 24 (1.71%) Blog
7 24 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (1.71%) NHS
8 23 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.36%) Cloud Native
11 18 (1.28%) Internet of Things
12 17 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.78%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.78%) Media Streaming
14 10 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
15 8 (0.57%) Wiki
16 7 (0.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 155 (11.06%) Linux
2 144 (10.27%) Windows
3 61 (4.35%) CentOS
4 58 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 47 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (2.85%) Windows 10
7 28 (2.00%) Unix
8 21 (1.50%) Android
9 17 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 17 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.43%) Debian
14 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (20.76%) DevOps
3 284 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
4 262 (18.69%) Programme Management
5 242 (17.26%) Digital Marketing
6 156 (11.13%) ITIL
7 137 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
8 132 (9.42%) Scrum
9 120 (8.56%) Microservices
10 114 (8.13%) Software Engineering
11 113 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
12 108 (7.70%) Cybersecurity
12 108 (7.70%) Project Management
13 107 (7.63%) Service Management
14 96 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 93 (6.63%) Service Delivery
16 91 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 88 (6.28%) Migration
18 82 (5.85%) Open Source
19 81 (5.78%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 239 (17.05%) SQL
2 217 (15.48%) Java
3 196 (13.98%) Python
4 188 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 123 (8.77%) C#
6 52 (3.71%) Ruby
7 48 (3.42%) Go
8 40 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.50%) PHP
10 32 (2.28%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.28%) Scala
11 29 (2.07%) C++
12 28 (2.00%) Java 8
13 27 (1.93%) C
14 26 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.71%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.00%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.86%) ABAP
18 6 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 282 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 215 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 133 (9.49%) Degree
4 50 (3.57%) AWS Certification
5 40 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (2.57%) DV Cleared
7 32 (2.28%) SANS
8 29 (2.07%) CISSP
9 26 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.57%) CISM
11 21 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.21%) CCNP
12 17 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (0.93%) DBS Check
15 12 (0.86%) MCSA
15 12 (0.86%) MCSE
16 10 (0.71%) CCNA
17 9 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.14%) QA
2 43 (3.07%) SLA
3 37 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.85%) PMO
5 15 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.93%) GDPR
7 10 (0.71%) NCSC
8 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.36%) SEPA
11 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.21%) COBIT
12 3 (0.21%) NIST
12 3 (0.21%) RMADS
12 3 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 84 (5.99%) Docker
3 51 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.93%) vSphere
6 10 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.64%) XenApp
7 9 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.57%) Postfix
8 8 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.57%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) NFS
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.14%) Samba
11 2 (0.14%) Squid
11 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 136 (9.70%) Terraform
2 104 (7.42%) Kubernetes
3 91 (6.49%) Grafana
4 63 (4.49%) Puppet
5 41 (2.92%) Prometheus
6 39 (2.78%) Graphite
6 39 (2.78%) SCCM
7 37 (2.64%) Ansible
8 28 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (1.85%) QRadar
10 12 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (0.78%) SCOM
12 8 (0.57%) Packer
12 8 (0.57%) vRealize
13 7 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.43%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.36%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.29%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 296 (21.11%) SAP
2 291 (20.76%) Microsoft
3 99 (7.06%) Cisco
4 86 (6.13%) VMware
5 77 (5.49%) Splunk
6 72 (5.14%) Google
7 65 (4.64%) Oracle
8 52 (3.71%) ServiceNow
9 41 (2.92%) IBM
10 40 (2.85%) Citrix
11 33 (2.35%) Palo Alto
12 32 (2.28%) CyberArk
13 29 (2.07%) Thycotic
14 28 (2.00%) Capita
14 28 (2.00%) NetWitness
15 27 (1.93%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.85%) ArcSight
16 26 (1.85%) BeyondTrust
16 26 (1.85%) Bomgar
16 26 (1.85%) LogRhythm