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

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 130 105
Rank change year-on-year +37 -25 +15
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 2,499 3,151 4,676
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 2.60% 3.11%
As % of the General category 8.59% 6.51% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,560 2,761 3,972
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,133
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.98% +3.45% +8.94%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,521 £48,756
% change year-on-year +3.05% -0.48% +8.35%

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 29,078 48,393 61,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 39.91% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 37,104 47,362
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Public Sector in the UK

Public Sector
Top 18 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 2 March 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 +43 2,233 £55,000 - 630
UK excluding London +21 1,555 £50,000 +3.05% 515
London +59 731 £70,000 +21.00% 205
Work from Home -42 437 £55,000 -8.33% 121
South West +19 410 £50,000 +11.11% 79
North of England -4 337 £47,500 - 143
South East +28 299 £55,000 -8.33% 80
Midlands +9 280 £51,350 +0.69% 81
West Midlands +13 224 £55,000 -12.00% 72
Yorkshire +14 129 £50,000 +17.65% 59
North West -25 118 £50,000 +5.26% 62
East of England +62 97 £72,500 +52.63% 37
Scotland -13 96 £52,500 +16.67% 74
North East +23 90 £42,500 -5.56% 22
East Midlands -6 58 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Wales +38 40 £42,000 +12.00% 9
Northern Ireland +2 15 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Channel Islands +2 1 £120,000 +118.18%

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 971 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (31.97%) Finance
3 704 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
4 645 (25.81%) Marketing
5 640 (25.61%) Manufacturing
6 635 (25.41%) Azure
7 621 (24.85%) Telecoms
8 613 (24.53%) Programme Management
9 612 (24.49%) SAP
10 585 (23.41%) Electronics
10 585 (23.41%) Digital Marketing
11 551 (22.05%) DevOps
12 511 (20.45%) Security Cleared
13 476 (19.05%) AWS
14 442 (17.69%) JavaScript
15 424 (16.97%) Microsoft
16 423 (16.93%) Java
17 404 (16.17%) SC Cleared
18 391 (15.65%) Scrum
19 374 (14.97%) Python
20 368 (14.73%) SQL
21 307 (12.28%) Degree
22 289 (11.56%) HTML
23 271 (10.84%) CSS
24 270 (10.80%) Linux
25 258 (10.32%) .NET
26 257 (10.28%) Software Engineering
27 251 (10.04%) Kubernetes
28 247 (9.88%) Docker
29 245 (9.80%) Git (software)

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 87 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (1.76%) Apache
4 41 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 39 (1.56%) Confluence
6 28 (1.12%) Red Hat Fuse
7 21 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 18 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.68%) CMS
10 16 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.60%) Mule
12 14 (0.56%) JBoss
12 14 (0.56%) Mule ESB
13 13 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.52%) WordPress
14 11 (0.44%) Apache Synapse
15 9 (0.36%) Jadu
16 7 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.28%) Drupal
17 6 (0.24%) Joomla!
Applications
1 56 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.00%) Sketch
4 20 (0.80%) Figma
4 20 (0.80%) InVision
5 19 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.64%) Zeplin
7 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.040%) InDesign
11 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
3 13 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 13 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
5 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.16%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.080%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.080%) Magento
6 2 (0.080%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.040%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.040%) Shopify
7 1 (0.040%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.040%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 635 (25.41%) Azure
2 476 (19.05%) AWS
3 192 (7.68%) GCP
4 159 (6.36%) Microsoft 365
5 137 (5.48%) SaaS
6 101 (4.04%) Serverless
7 90 (3.60%) Power Platform
8 80 (3.20%) PaaS
9 73 (2.92%) GitHub
10 54 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
11 49 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (1.76%) Amazon EKS
13 43 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 43 (1.72%) IaaS
14 39 (1.56%) Firebase
15 38 (1.52%) Azure Functions
15 38 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
16 34 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
17 31 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
18 29 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.32%) Firewall
2 55 (2.20%) WAN
3 52 (2.08%) LAN
4 35 (1.40%) HTTP
5 27 (1.08%) Internet
6 26 (1.04%) Unified Communications
7 25 (1.00%) VoIP
7 25 (1.00%) VPN
8 24 (0.96%) DNS
9 23 (0.92%) Network Security
10 21 (0.84%) Wireless
11 20 (0.80%) SAN
12 19 (0.76%) MPLS
12 19 (0.76%) TCP/IP
13 17 (0.68%) Skype
14 15 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.56%) DHCP
16 12 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.12%) MySQL
3 98 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
4 97 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 87 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 73 (2.92%) Power BI
6 73 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 66 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 62 (2.48%) Big Data
10 59 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 42 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 37 (1.48%) Data Lake
12 37 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.24%) Tableau
16 28 (1.12%) Amazon Athena
17 25 (1.00%) Hadoop
18 20 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 245 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 149 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 124 (4.96%) JIRA
4 70 (2.80%) Maven
5 49 (1.96%) JUnit
6 46 (1.84%) GitLab
7 44 (1.76%) Selenium
8 38 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 32 (1.28%) Gradle
10 28 (1.12%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.04%) Mockito
12 21 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (0.84%) SonarQube
13 18 (0.72%) JMeter
13 18 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.68%) IntelliJ
14 17 (0.68%) Postman
15 16 (0.64%) Grunt
15 16 (0.64%) gulp
15 16 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 799 (31.97%) Finance
2 645 (25.81%) Marketing
3 640 (25.61%) Manufacturing
4 621 (24.85%) Telecoms
5 585 (23.41%) Electronics
6 116 (4.64%) Retail
7 60 (2.40%) Local Government
8 58 (2.32%) Banking
9 56 (2.24%) Games
10 38 (1.52%) Automotive
11 33 (1.32%) Legal
12 32 (1.28%) Law
13 16 (0.64%) Billing
14 14 (0.56%) Police
15 7 (0.28%) Advertising
16 5 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.16%) Military
17 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.16%) Publishing
17 4 (0.16%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 662 (26.49%) Developer
2 255 (10.20%) Architect
3 208 (8.32%) Consultant
4 180 (7.20%) Java Developer
5 171 (6.84%) Senior Developer
6 164 (6.56%) Analyst
7 106 (4.24%) Software Engineer
8 105 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 89 (3.56%) Software Developer
10 79 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
11 78 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
12 77 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 69 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
14 64 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 58 (2.32%) JavaScript Developer
16 56 (2.24%) Designer
17 55 (2.20%) Lead Developer
18 52 (2.08%) Data Engineer
19 49 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
20 48 (1.92%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (11.56%) HTML
2 271 (10.84%) CSS
3 258 (10.32%) .NET
4 208 (8.32%) AngularJS
5 175 (7.00%) Spring
6 149 (5.96%) Node.js
6 149 (5.96%) React
7 138 (5.52%) REST
8 129 (5.16%) Web Services
9 106 (4.24%) HTML5
10 97 (3.88%) RESTful
11 84 (3.36%) Spring Boot
12 76 (3.04%) .NET Core
13 70 (2.80%) SOAP
14 68 (2.72%) CSS3
15 66 (2.64%) JSON
16 60 (2.40%) ASP.NET
17 49 (1.96%) XML
18 48 (1.92%) .NET Framework
19 46 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 175 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (6.52%) User Experience
3 68 (2.72%) Cloud Native
4 64 (2.56%) NHS
5 61 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 53 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 51 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
8 47 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 45 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 44 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.44%) Blog
12 29 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (0.88%) Driving Licence
14 20 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
16 18 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.68%) Social Media
18 16 (0.64%) Private Cloud
19 15 (0.60%) Clustering
19 15 (0.60%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 270 (10.80%) Linux
2 171 (6.84%) Windows
3 53 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.08%) CentOS
5 46 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (1.72%) Unix
7 38 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 20 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.56%) Android
10 13 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.12%) Solaris
17 2 (0.080%) Debian
17 2 (0.080%) VMS
17 2 (0.080%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.080%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
3 613 (24.53%) Programme Management
4 585 (23.41%) Digital Marketing
5 551 (22.05%) DevOps
6 391 (15.65%) Scrum
7 257 (10.28%) Software Engineering
8 227 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
9 180 (7.20%) ITIL
10 179 (7.16%) Mentoring
11 178 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 178 (7.12%) Microservices
12 169 (6.76%) Presales
13 166 (6.64%) Project Management
14 164 (6.56%) TDD
15 163 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
16 157 (6.28%) Kanban
17 155 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 149 (5.96%) Analytics
18 149 (5.96%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 442 (17.69%) JavaScript
2 423 (16.93%) Java
3 374 (14.97%) Python
4 368 (14.73%) SQL
5 237 (9.48%) C#
6 106 (4.24%) TypeScript
7 96 (3.84%) C++
8 81 (3.24%) C
9 76 (3.04%) PowerShell
10 65 (2.60%) Go
11 57 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 56 (2.24%) Ruby
13 55 (2.20%) Java 8
14 44 (1.76%) T-SQL
15 40 (1.60%) PHP
16 27 (1.08%) Scala
17 24 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.88%) ES6
19 20 (0.80%) Rust
20 17 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 511 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 404 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 307 (12.28%) Degree
4 59 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (1.68%) Master's Degree
7 39 (1.56%) CISSP
8 33 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.28%) CISM
9 32 (1.28%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.12%) CCNP
11 26 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (0.92%) MCSE
13 21 (0.84%) HND
14 20 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
15 18 (0.72%) CCNA
16 15 (0.60%) AWS Certification
16 15 (0.60%) DBS Check
16 15 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.84%) QA
2 75 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (2.08%) GDPR
4 26 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 25 (1.00%) NCSC
6 22 (0.88%) PMO
7 21 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.80%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.72%) NIST
10 16 (0.64%) SLA
11 13 (0.52%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.32%) COBIT
12 8 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.28%) WCAG
14 5 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 247 (9.88%) Docker
2 126 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 93 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.04%) XenApp
6 22 (0.88%) vSphere
7 21 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.28%) KVM
11 5 (0.20%) Firmware
12 4 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.16%) Postfix
13 3 (0.12%) NDS
13 3 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.080%) Snort
14 2 (0.080%) Squid
14 2 (0.080%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 251 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 191 (7.64%) Terraform
3 98 (3.92%) Ansible
4 57 (2.28%) Puppet
5 45 (1.80%) Grafana
6 31 (1.24%) SCCM
7 26 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.96%) Prometheus
8 24 (0.96%) ZABBIX
9 23 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.52%) Packer
11 11 (0.44%) Graphite
11 11 (0.44%) Istio
12 8 (0.32%) Argo
12 8 (0.32%) Kibana
12 8 (0.32%) linkerd
12 8 (0.32%) Nessus
13 7 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.28%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.28%) Knative
Vendors
1 612 (24.49%) SAP
2 424 (16.97%) Microsoft
3 154 (6.16%) Google
4 136 (5.44%) VMware
5 123 (4.92%) Oracle
6 105 (4.20%) Cisco
7 75 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 57 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.96%) Citrix
10 44 (1.76%) Databricks
10 44 (1.76%) Dell
11 39 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 39 (1.56%) Splunk
12 25 (1.00%) Avaya
12 25 (1.00%) Juniper
13 24 (0.96%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.92%) IBM
15 19 (0.76%) Dynatrace
16 18 (0.72%) Adobe
17 16 (0.64%) MuleSoft