Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 95 100 120
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20 -18
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 4,345 2,117 3,384
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 3.27% 2.71%
As % of the General category 5.59% 6.38% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,555 1,804 2,665
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,865
25th Percentile £40,625 £40,484 £38,973
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,422 £71,250 £69,803
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -

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 77,724 33,177 68,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.60% 51.28% 54.97%
Number of salaries quoted 47,159 26,080 52,883
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.18% +1.85% +2.86%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 3,280 £54,000 +2.86% 1,012
UK excluding London +6 2,567 £47,500 -5.00% 746
London -29 1,100 £65,000 -3.70% 358
Work from Home +4 1,065 £55,000 +4.76% 215
North of England +40 823 £47,000 +1.62% 197
North West +53 446 £53,350 +6.70% 104
Midlands -13 377 £53,500 +12.63% 131
Scotland +62 361 £44,000 -17.76% 67
South West -22 355 £45,000 -10.00% 119
South East -79 326 £52,500 - 125
Yorkshire +27 290 £40,000 -20.00% 73
West Midlands -15 270 £55,875 +11.75% 104
East of England +2 221 £49,000 -27.41% 73
East Midlands -3 102 £39,500 -7.06% 27
North East -12 89 £46,000 +8.24% 20
Northern Ireland +22 76 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Wales -12 70 £40,950 -3.65% 31

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,826 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,320 (30.38%) Social Skills
3 1,115 (25.66%) Finance
4 1,040 (23.94%) Security Cleared
5 994 (22.88%) Azure
6 810 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 808 (18.60%) DevOps
8 800 (18.41%) AWS
9 674 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
9 674 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
10 672 (15.47%) SC Cleared
11 639 (14.71%) Scrum
12 622 (14.32%) Java
13 618 (14.22%) SQL
14 561 (12.91%) Manufacturing
15 553 (12.73%) Marketing
16 547 (12.59%) Telecoms
17 517 (11.90%) Programme Management
18 507 (11.67%) Software Engineering
19 500 (11.51%) JavaScript
19 500 (11.51%) Docker
20 498 (11.46%) SAP
21 495 (11.39%) C#
22 482 (11.09%) Electronics
23 474 (10.91%) Python
24 468 (10.77%) Project Management
25 467 (10.75%) Digital Marketing
26 465 (10.70%) Degree
27 464 (10.68%) Kubernetes
28 450 (10.36%) .NET

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
1 146 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.30%) Confluence
3 60 (1.38%) CMS
4 57 (1.31%) SAS
5 52 (1.20%) IIS
6 36 (0.83%) Ethereum
7 35 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.62%) JBoss
9 26 (0.60%) Apache
9 26 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 23 (0.53%) nginx
11 16 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
14 10 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.23%) WordPress
15 9 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 261 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 107 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.69%) Sketch
7 24 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.32%) InVision
9 9 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
9 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.21%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.18%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.16%) InDesign
11 7 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.023%) Blender
13 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.12%) Avolution ABACUS
6 5 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 4 (0.092%) FastStats
7 4 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.092%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.069%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.069%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.069%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.069%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 994 (22.88%) Azure
2 800 (18.41%) AWS
3 308 (7.09%) Microsoft 365
4 213 (4.90%) GCP
5 208 (4.79%) SaaS
6 200 (4.60%) Power Platform
7 155 (3.57%) PaaS
8 137 (3.15%) Serverless
9 115 (2.65%) IaaS
10 73 (1.68%) GitHub
11 51 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 50 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
12 50 (1.15%) OpenShift
13 47 (1.08%) Power Automate
14 46 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
15 45 (1.04%) Apigee
16 43 (0.99%) PowerApps
17 39 (0.90%) Google Workspace
18 33 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
19 32 (0.74%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 283 (6.51%) Firewall
2 111 (2.55%) Wireless
3 74 (1.70%) VPN
4 69 (1.59%) DNS
5 65 (1.50%) VoIP
6 64 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
7 62 (1.43%) DHCP
8 60 (1.38%) LAN
9 58 (1.33%) WAN
10 51 (1.17%) Network Security
11 43 (0.99%) TCP/IP
12 33 (0.76%) HTTP
13 29 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (0.62%) WLAN
15 26 (0.60%) Internet
16 25 (0.58%) ATM
17 23 (0.53%) VLAN
18 21 (0.48%) SSL
19 15 (0.35%) WPA
20 14 (0.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 165 (3.80%) MySQL
3 154 (3.54%) Power BI
4 141 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 141 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
5 130 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 125 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 97 (2.23%) Big Data
8 94 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 91 (2.09%) Blockchain
10 56 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 43 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 38 (0.87%) Data Lake
13 38 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 36 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
15 35 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
16 33 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
17 32 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
18 31 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 311 (7.16%) Git (software)
2 169 (3.89%) JIRA
3 164 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 88 (2.03%) Visual Studio
5 87 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 81 (1.86%) Selenium
7 67 (1.54%) Maven
8 55 (1.27%) GitLab
9 49 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 46 (1.06%) Subversion
11 42 (0.97%) JUnit
12 40 (0.92%) Cypress.io
13 29 (0.67%) SonarQube
14 26 (0.60%) Storybook
14 26 (0.60%) WebDriver
15 25 (0.58%) JMeter
15 25 (0.58%) Mercurial
16 20 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
17 19 (0.44%) Bitbucket
17 19 (0.44%) TestNG
General
1 1,320 (30.38%) Social Skills
2 1,115 (25.66%) Finance
3 561 (12.91%) Manufacturing
4 553 (12.73%) Marketing
5 547 (12.59%) Telecoms
6 482 (11.09%) Electronics
7 425 (9.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 374 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
9 203 (4.67%) Local Government
10 195 (4.49%) Retail
11 144 (3.31%) Law
12 128 (2.95%) Influencing Skills
13 117 (2.69%) Presentation Skills
14 114 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
15 92 (2.12%) Banking
16 76 (1.75%) Legal
17 52 (1.20%) Games
18 51 (1.17%) Social Housing
19 43 (0.99%) Automotive
19 43 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 743 (17.10%) Developer
2 457 (10.52%) Analyst
3 338 (7.78%) Architect
4 273 (6.28%) Consultant
5 263 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 230 (5.29%) Software Engineer
7 186 (4.28%) Project Manager
8 181 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 164 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
10 160 (3.68%) Business Analyst
11 159 (3.66%) Senior Developer
12 130 (2.99%) .NET Developer
13 127 (2.92%) Java Developer
14 97 (2.23%) Data Engineer
15 93 (2.14%) Designer
16 83 (1.91%) Senior Software Developer
17 79 (1.82%) IT Manager
18 76 (1.75%) Full Stack Developer
19 71 (1.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 67 (1.54%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (10.36%) .NET
2 317 (7.30%) HTML
3 309 (7.11%) Node.js
4 292 (6.72%) React
5 269 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 256 (5.89%) CSS
7 247 (5.68%) Spring
8 129 (2.97%) XML
9 124 (2.85%) .NET Core
10 118 (2.72%) Spring Boot
11 114 (2.62%) jQuery
12 109 (2.51%) REST
13 108 (2.49%) HTML5
13 108 (2.49%) Web Services
14 104 (2.39%) RESTful
15 101 (2.32%) .NET Framework
16 91 (2.09%) Kafka
17 81 (1.86%) Hibernate
18 78 (1.80%) JSON
19 77 (1.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.51%) User Experience
2 222 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
3 191 (4.40%) NHS
4 153 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 125 (2.88%) Algorithms
6 105 (2.42%) Data Centre
7 102 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 97 (2.23%) Cyberattack
9 94 (2.16%) Legacy Code
10 92 (2.12%) Cloud Native
11 86 (1.98%) Cardano
12 80 (1.84%) Client/Server
13 79 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
14 72 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (1.47%) Virtual Team
16 63 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
16 63 (1.45%) Life Science
16 63 (1.45%) Mobile App
17 62 (1.43%) Data Structures
18 56 (1.29%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 393 (9.04%) Linux
2 382 (8.79%) Windows
3 161 (3.71%) Unix
4 134 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 66 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 45 (1.04%) Android
7 35 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 31 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
10 29 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.51%) CentOS
12 15 (0.35%) VMS
13 14 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.16%) Solaris
17 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.069%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,826 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 808 (18.60%) DevOps
3 674 (15.51%) Business Intelligence
3 674 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
4 639 (14.71%) Scrum
5 517 (11.90%) Programme Management
6 507 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 468 (10.77%) Project Management
8 467 (10.75%) Digital Marketing
9 439 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 428 (9.85%) Mentoring
11 403 (9.28%) ITIL
12 398 (9.16%) Service Design
13 380 (8.75%) Analytics
14 366 (8.42%) TDD
15 364 (8.38%) Coaching
16 353 (8.12%) Microservices
17 322 (7.41%) Project Delivery
18 321 (7.39%) Presales
19 289 (6.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 622 (14.32%) Java
2 618 (14.22%) SQL
3 500 (11.51%) JavaScript
4 495 (11.39%) C#
5 474 (10.91%) Python
6 192 (4.42%) Bash
7 169 (3.89%) C
8 160 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 133 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 94 (2.16%) Ruby
10 94 (2.16%) Scala
11 78 (1.80%) C++
12 73 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 60 (1.38%) PHP
14 51 (1.17%) Go
15 49 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 40 (0.92%) ES6
17 39 (0.90%) Haskell
17 39 (0.90%) Rust
18 33 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 1,040 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 672 (15.47%) SC Cleared
3 465 (10.70%) Degree
4 272 (6.26%) DBS Check
5 122 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 104 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 93 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 65 (1.50%) AWS Certification
9 54 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 52 (1.20%) Master's Degree
11 49 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (1.08%) ISEB
13 43 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (0.87%) DV Cleared
15 37 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 34 (0.78%) CISSP
17 30 (0.69%) CCNA
17 30 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (0.69%) PhD
18 29 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (5.02%) QA
2 164 (3.77%) SLA
3 114 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 94 (2.16%) Accessibility
5 70 (1.61%) PMO
6 56 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 56 (1.29%) GDPR
7 38 (0.87%) NIST
8 36 (0.83%) NCSC
9 34 (0.78%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.46%) PCI DSS
11 19 (0.44%) COBIT
12 17 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 16 (0.37%) GRC
14 13 (0.30%) WCAG
15 11 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.18%) P3O
17 7 (0.16%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 500 (11.51%) Docker
2 282 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 95 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.53%) HDFS
7 20 (0.46%) Firmware
7 20 (0.46%) vSphere
8 15 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.23%) XenApp
10 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.16%) Postfix
12 6 (0.14%) iptables
12 6 (0.14%) LXC
12 6 (0.14%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.12%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.046%) Snort
15 2 (0.046%) Squid
Systems Management
1 464 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 300 (6.90%) Ansible
3 214 (4.93%) Terraform
4 74 (1.70%) SCCM
5 67 (1.54%) Puppet
6 65 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 46 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (0.62%) Packer
9 23 (0.53%) Prometheus
10 19 (0.44%) Grafana
10 19 (0.44%) Kibana
11 18 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.32%) Nagios
12 14 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 12 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.16%) Fluentd
14 7 (0.16%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.14%) Sysdig
15 6 (0.14%) WSUS
16 5 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 810 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 498 (11.46%) SAP
3 339 (7.80%) Oracle
4 265 (6.10%) NEC
5 262 (6.03%) Northgate
6 148 (3.41%) VMware
7 131 (3.01%) Google
8 93 (2.14%) Cisco
9 72 (1.66%) ServiceNow
10 68 (1.57%) Mercator
11 52 (1.20%) Citrix
12 46 (1.06%) Civica
13 45 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.97%) Atlassian
14 42 (0.97%) Informatica
15 41 (0.94%) Adobe
16 36 (0.83%) HP
17 34 (0.78%) IBM
18 31 (0.71%) Red Hat
19 29 (0.67%) Talend