Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 109 126
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17 -16
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 1,890 4,425 4,871
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 3.02% 2.75%
As % of the General category 6.01% 7.55% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,670 3,883 3,430
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 31,448 58,634 76,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.72% 40.00% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 24,032 44,187 58,916
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,971 £29,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £46,192 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.54% +2.65% +5.88%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -31 1,695 £50,000 -3.85% 269
UK excluding London -37 1,128 £47,500 - 205
London -8 645 £56,514 -5.81% 93
North of England -2 277 £47,500 - 53
Work from Home -13 245 £55,000 - 37
Midlands -1 244 £47,500 - 44
South East -35 236 £57,500 +15.00% 30
South West -44 218 £45,000 -10.00% 31
West Midlands -10 169 £50,000 +5.26% 38
North West +9 159 £47,500 +3.55% 20
Yorkshire +17 89 £44,625 -6.05% 28
East Midlands +45 72 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Scotland -7 71 £45,000 +0.41% 26
East of England -24 45 £57,500 +27.78% 13
North East -8 29 £47,500 -4.64% 5
Wales -24 27 £50,000 +20.85% 7
Northern Ireland -8 13 £26,250 -47.50% 2

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 574 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (22.28%) Microsoft
3 368 (19.47%) Finance
4 343 (18.15%) Azure
5 307 (16.24%) Security Cleared
6 251 (13.28%) AWS
7 249 (13.17%) Java
8 245 (12.96%) SQL
9 244 (12.91%) Windows
10 241 (12.75%) ITIL
11 236 (12.49%) SAP
12 231 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
13 224 (11.85%) Telecoms
14 218 (11.53%) Programme Management
15 215 (11.38%) Project Management
16 210 (11.11%) SC Cleared
17 208 (11.01%) Marketing
18 204 (10.79%) JavaScript
19 202 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
20 199 (10.53%) Manufacturing
21 198 (10.48%) DevOps
22 188 (9.95%) C#
23 184 (9.74%) Office 365
24 180 (9.52%) Local Government
25 178 (9.42%) Degree
25 178 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
26 170 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
27 167 (8.84%) Electronics
28 166 (8.78%) Linux
29 160 (8.47%) 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 71 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.96%) Confluence
2 37 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 36 (1.90%) CMS
4 30 (1.59%) Apache
5 29 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (1.53%) IIS
6 26 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 18 (0.95%) WordPress
8 13 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.58%) Drupal
10 8 (0.42%) SAS
11 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.37%) nginx
12 5 (0.26%) Mule
12 5 (0.26%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (0.26%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.21%) Moodle
Applications
1 95 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) InVision
9 1 (0.053%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 45 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (1.27%) SAP CO
3 24 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 24 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (0.85%) SAP PS
5 13 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
6 11 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 10 (0.53%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.53%) SAP PSCD
8 8 (0.42%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.26%) Relativity
9 5 (0.26%) Ringtail
10 4 (0.21%) Magento
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 343 (18.15%) Azure
2 251 (13.28%) AWS
3 184 (9.74%) Office 365
4 71 (3.76%) SaaS
5 65 (3.44%) Power Platform
6 54 (2.86%) GCP
6 54 (2.86%) IaaS
7 48 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 46 (2.43%) GitHub
9 39 (2.06%) PaaS
10 30 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (1.16%) Serverless
13 18 (0.95%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.90%) PowerApps
15 15 (0.79%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
18 10 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.19%) Firewall
2 84 (4.44%) Internet
3 67 (3.54%) LAN
4 55 (2.91%) WAN
5 36 (1.90%) VoIP
6 35 (1.85%) Unified Communications
7 29 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 23 (1.22%) DNS
8 23 (1.22%) Wireless
9 21 (1.11%) DHCP
9 21 (1.11%) Skype
9 21 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.01%) SAN
11 17 (0.90%) VPN
12 16 (0.85%) Network Security
12 16 (0.85%) QSIG
13 14 (0.74%) HTTP
13 14 (0.74%) WebEx
14 12 (0.63%) Wireshark
15 11 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 99 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
3 95 (5.03%) SQL Server
4 72 (3.81%) MySQL
5 62 (3.28%) Big Data
6 49 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 48 (2.54%) Power BI
8 42 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.85%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.22%) Redis
12 21 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
14 12 (0.63%) MariaDB
15 11 (0.58%) Amazon Athena
15 11 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
16 10 (0.53%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 132 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 92 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 63 (3.33%) JIRA
4 34 (1.80%) Selenium
5 28 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (1.32%) JUnit
7 24 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 22 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.16%) Maven
9 21 (1.11%) SoapUI
9 21 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.01%) GitLab
10 19 (1.01%) Visual Studio
11 17 (0.90%) SpecFlow
12 15 (0.79%) webpack
13 14 (0.74%) Protractor
14 11 (0.58%) JMeter
14 11 (0.58%) NUnit
15 10 (0.53%) gulp
15 10 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 368 (19.47%) Finance
2 224 (11.85%) Telecoms
3 208 (11.01%) Marketing
4 199 (10.53%) Manufacturing
5 180 (9.52%) Local Government
6 167 (8.84%) Electronics
7 124 (6.56%) Retail
8 50 (2.65%) Banking
9 37 (1.96%) Police
10 20 (1.06%) Legal
11 19 (1.01%) Billing
12 17 (0.90%) Law
13 16 (0.85%) Games
14 14 (0.74%) Automotive
15 13 (0.69%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
17 6 (0.32%) Advertising
17 6 (0.32%) Back Office
17 6 (0.32%) Publishing
18 5 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 335 (17.72%) Developer
2 182 (9.63%) Consultant
3 150 (7.94%) Architect
4 132 (6.98%) Analyst
5 90 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 85 (4.50%) IT Manager
6 85 (4.50%) Senior Developer
7 81 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 67 (3.54%) Senior Manager
9 65 (3.44%) Software Engineer
10 56 (2.96%) Software Developer
11 53 (2.80%) .NET Developer
12 51 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 49 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
14 45 (2.38%) C# Developer
15 44 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 44 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
16 38 (2.01%) Java Engineer
17 37 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
18 35 (1.85%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (7.72%) .NET
2 123 (6.51%) HTML
3 108 (5.71%) CSS
4 101 (5.34%) Node.js
5 89 (4.71%) Web Services
6 86 (4.55%) RESTful
7 85 (4.50%) Spring
8 75 (3.97%) ASP.NET
9 73 (3.86%) AngularJS
10 62 (3.28%) React
11 54 (2.86%) .NET Core
12 53 (2.80%) Spring Boot
13 43 (2.28%) HTML5
13 43 (2.28%) SOAP
14 41 (2.17%) REST
15 30 (1.59%) jQuery
16 28 (1.48%) XML
17 23 (1.22%) JSON
17 23 (1.22%) Vue.js
18 22 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.97%) Management Information System
2 94 (4.97%) User Experience
3 82 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 66 (3.49%) NHS
5 47 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 37 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 33 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (1.53%) Cloud Native
9 29 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 17 (0.90%) Blog
12 16 (0.85%) CCTV
13 14 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.63%) Media Streaming
15 11 (0.58%) Internet of Things
15 11 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (12.91%) Windows
2 166 (8.78%) Linux
3 85 (4.50%) Windows 10
4 75 (3.97%) Windows Server
5 69 (3.65%) Unix
6 36 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 30 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (1.48%) CentOS
8 28 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 24 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 20 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
13 18 (0.95%) Android
14 17 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.26%) Solaris
18 3 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (30.37%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (12.75%) ITIL
3 231 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
4 218 (11.53%) Programme Management
5 215 (11.38%) Project Management
6 202 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
7 198 (10.48%) DevOps
8 178 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
9 170 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
10 160 (8.47%) Mentoring
11 159 (8.41%) Software Engineering
12 144 (7.62%) Service Delivery
13 143 (7.57%) Test Automation
14 138 (7.30%) Scrum
15 136 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 131 (6.93%) Analytics
17 123 (6.51%) PRINCE2
18 118 (6.24%) Microservices
18 118 (6.24%) TDD
19 108 (5.71%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 249 (13.17%) Java
2 245 (12.96%) SQL
3 204 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 188 (9.95%) C#
5 147 (7.78%) Python
6 68 (3.60%) C
7 57 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 48 (2.54%) C++
9 45 (2.38%) Java 8
10 40 (2.12%) Ruby
11 32 (1.69%) Go
11 32 (1.69%) PHP
12 23 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.22%) Scala
13 22 (1.16%) TypeScript
14 15 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.63%) VBA
16 10 (0.53%) ABAP
16 10 (0.53%) Groovy
17 9 (0.48%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 307 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 210 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 178 (9.42%) Degree
4 76 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 50 (2.65%) CISSP
7 49 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (2.06%) CCNP
9 34 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.64%) CISM
11 25 (1.32%) CCNA
12 23 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
12 23 (1.22%) SANS
13 22 (1.16%) AWS Certification
13 22 (1.16%) MCSE
14 21 (1.11%) MCSA
15 17 (0.90%) APMP
15 17 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (0.79%) ISEB
16 15 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.50%) QA
2 61 (3.23%) SLA
3 54 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.64%) PMO
5 24 (1.27%) GDPR
6 23 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (0.63%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.53%) NIST
9 7 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
9 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.32%) NCSC
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.16%) WCAG
12 2 (0.11%) P3O
12 2 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 159 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 114 (6.03%) Docker
3 81 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.90%) XenApp
6 16 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.74%) vSphere
8 13 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.69%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.21%) Postfix
12 3 (0.16%) Firmware
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.11%) HDFS
13 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 2 (0.11%) Samba
13 2 (0.11%) Squid
14 1 (0.053%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 95 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 79 (4.18%) SCCM
3 69 (3.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 64 (3.39%) Terraform
5 35 (1.85%) Ansible
6 30 (1.59%) Puppet
7 20 (1.06%) Grafana
8 18 (0.95%) Graphite
8 18 (0.95%) QRadar
9 17 (0.90%) SCOM
10 16 (0.85%) Prometheus
11 15 (0.79%) HP ALM
12 14 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (0.69%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.63%) vRealize
15 11 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
16 10 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
16 10 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.48%) Packer
18 8 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 421 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 236 (12.49%) SAP
3 139 (7.35%) Cisco
4 133 (7.04%) VMware
5 111 (5.87%) Oracle
6 85 (4.50%) Capita
7 54 (2.86%) Citrix
8 48 (2.54%) IBM
9 42 (2.22%) Google
10 36 (1.90%) HP
11 28 (1.48%) Palo Alto
12 25 (1.32%) Juniper
13 24 (1.27%) Remedy
13 24 (1.27%) Tableau
14 23 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.22%) Talend
15 20 (1.06%) Cloudera
15 20 (1.06%) CyberArk
16 19 (1.01%) CheckPoint
17 18 (0.95%) LogRhythm