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

Public Sector
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 105 120
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 3,013 4,459 4,956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 3.01% 2.80%
As % of the General category 6.45% 7.46% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,607 3,724 3,566
Median annual salary £53,024 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.05% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,280 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 46,740 59,812 76,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.08% 40.35% 43.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35,454 45,322 59,769
Median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 April 2020.

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 3 April 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 -21 2,686 £54,486 +4.78% 522
UK excluding London -25 1,904 £47,500 - 440
London -3 947 £57,500 -4.17% 133
North of England +9 472 £47,500 +2.05% 123
South East -28 401 £57,500 +15.00% 89
South West -23 369 £45,000 -13.46% 65
Midlands -5 365 £49,260 +9.47% 65
Work from Home +5 306 £60,000 +6.19% 28
West Midlands -17 250 £55,000 +22.22% 40
North West -4 243 £47,500 +5.56% 49
Yorkshire +28 160 £45,000 -2.79% 41
Scotland +4 148 £45,000 -0.55% 34
East Midlands +34 107 £41,500 +7.79% 25
East of England -39 90 £50,000 +13.64% 46
North East -2 69 £45,000 -7.24% 33
Wales -38 36 £41,000 +2.50% 16
Northern Ireland -9 27 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 1,001 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (22.67%) Microsoft
3 650 (21.57%) Finance
4 619 (20.54%) Azure
5 464 (15.40%) SQL
6 457 (15.17%) AWS
7 445 (14.77%) Security Cleared
8 432 (14.34%) Java
9 426 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
10 415 (13.77%) Marketing
11 410 (13.61%) Windows
12 402 (13.34%) Telecoms
13 382 (12.68%) Programme Management
14 374 (12.41%) SAP
15 370 (12.28%) JavaScript
16 354 (11.75%) Linux
17 353 (11.72%) Manufacturing
18 348 (11.55%) DevOps
19 346 (11.48%) Project Management
20 343 (11.38%) ITIL
21 328 (10.89%) Mentoring
22 327 (10.85%) Degree
23 317 (10.52%) Test Automation
24 316 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
25 313 (10.39%) SC Cleared
26 312 (10.36%) Digital Marketing
27 308 (10.22%) C#
28 302 (10.02%) Electronics
29 290 (9.62%) Software Engineering
30 285 (9.46%) Active Directory

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
1 141 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.69%) Confluence
3 67 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 63 (2.09%) IIS
5 52 (1.73%) Apache
6 45 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 39 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.19%) Skype for Business
9 33 (1.10%) CMS
10 32 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.93%) WordPress
12 23 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.50%) Drupal
15 14 (0.46%) JBoss
16 11 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.33%) Mule
17 10 (0.33%) Mule ESB
18 9 (0.30%) WebLogic
19 8 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 142 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.100%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.100%) Sketch
8 2 (0.066%) Figma
8 2 (0.066%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.066%) SPSS
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.033%) InVision
Business Applications
1 46 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 20 (0.66%) SAP CO
4 20 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.46%) SAP PS
6 9 (0.30%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.17%) Magento
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.13%) Relativity
10 4 (0.13%) Ringtail
10 4 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.100%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 619 (20.54%) Azure
2 457 (15.17%) AWS
3 261 (8.66%) Office 365
4 123 (4.08%) SaaS
5 98 (3.25%) GCP
6 76 (2.52%) Power Platform
7 73 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 68 (2.26%) IaaS
9 58 (1.92%) PaaS
10 50 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (1.19%) Amazon S3
12 34 (1.13%) GitHub
12 34 (1.13%) Serverless
13 20 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.66%) OneDrive
14 19 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.60%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
17 15 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 181 (6.01%) Firewall
2 115 (3.82%) Internet
3 78 (2.59%) WAN
4 77 (2.56%) LAN
5 69 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 57 (1.89%) DNS
7 46 (1.53%) SAN
8 45 (1.49%) VPN
9 44 (1.46%) DHCP
10 35 (1.16%) Wireless
11 33 (1.10%) NetScaler
12 30 (1.00%) Unified Communications
13 28 (0.93%) VoIP
14 26 (0.86%) Skype
15 24 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.76%) Network Security
17 22 (0.73%) HTTP
17 22 (0.73%) VSAN
18 18 (0.60%) ATM
18 18 (0.60%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 191 (6.34%) NoSQL
3 152 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
4 114 (3.78%) MySQL
5 102 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 85 (2.82%) Big Data
7 70 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 69 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (1.99%) Power BI
9 60 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 41 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 31 (1.03%) Redis
12 28 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
13 22 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (0.70%) Neo4j
14 21 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.60%) Apache Hive
15 18 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
15 18 (0.60%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 190 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 139 (4.61%) JIRA
3 122 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 59 (1.96%) Selenium
5 49 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 47 (1.56%) SoapUI
7 39 (1.29%) JUnit
8 37 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 29 (0.96%) Maven
11 27 (0.90%) Vagrant
12 25 (0.83%) SpecFlow
13 23 (0.76%) Subversion
14 18 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (0.56%) Protractor
15 17 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (0.56%) webpack
16 16 (0.53%) Postman
17 13 (0.43%) Jasmine
17 13 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 650 (21.57%) Finance
2 415 (13.77%) Marketing
3 402 (13.34%) Telecoms
4 353 (11.72%) Manufacturing
5 302 (10.02%) Electronics
6 224 (7.43%) Local Government
7 212 (7.04%) Retail
8 99 (3.29%) Banking
9 77 (2.56%) Legal
10 47 (1.56%) Police
11 23 (0.76%) Billing
12 21 (0.70%) Automotive
13 20 (0.66%) Games
14 19 (0.63%) Law
15 14 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.40%) Back Office
17 11 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
18 8 (0.27%) Military
19 7 (0.23%) Advertising
20 5 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 510 (16.93%) Developer
2 300 (9.96%) Consultant
3 238 (7.90%) Architect
4 222 (7.37%) Analyst
5 152 (5.04%) Java Developer
6 138 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 133 (4.41%) Software Engineer
8 118 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 114 (3.78%) IT Manager
10 109 (3.62%) .NET Developer
11 100 (3.32%) Senior Manager
12 86 (2.85%) C# Developer
13 84 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 81 (2.69%) Software Developer
15 76 (2.52%) Java Engineer
16 74 (2.46%) Delivery Manager
17 72 (2.39%) Support Engineer
18 71 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
18 71 (2.36%) Junior
19 70 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (7.97%) .NET
2 183 (6.07%) Web Services
3 174 (5.77%) HTML
4 162 (5.38%) Node.js
5 161 (5.34%) CSS
6 146 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 130 (4.31%) Spring
8 129 (4.28%) RESTful
9 126 (4.18%) ASP.NET
10 89 (2.95%) REST
10 89 (2.95%) SOAP
11 84 (2.79%) React
12 75 (2.49%) .NET Core
13 72 (2.39%) Spring Boot
14 62 (2.06%) HTML5
14 62 (2.06%) XML
15 55 (1.83%) JSON
16 53 (1.76%) jQuery
17 43 (1.43%) Hibernate
18 31 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 181 (6.01%) Data Centre
2 155 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 129 (4.28%) User Experience
5 94 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 92 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 86 (2.85%) NHS
8 85 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
9 48 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 42 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 34 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.03%) Blog
14 28 (0.93%) Mobile App
15 24 (0.80%) PKI
16 23 (0.76%) CCTV
16 23 (0.76%) Cloud Native
16 23 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.66%) Smart Meter
18 19 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 410 (13.61%) Windows
2 354 (11.75%) Linux
3 144 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 142 (4.71%) Unix
5 137 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 79 (2.62%) Mac OS X
7 66 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 41 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.16%) CentOS
14 31 (1.03%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
16 24 (0.80%) Android
17 22 (0.73%) Solaris
17 22 (0.73%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 8 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,001 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
3 382 (12.68%) Programme Management
4 348 (11.55%) DevOps
5 346 (11.48%) Project Management
6 343 (11.38%) ITIL
7 328 (10.89%) Mentoring
8 317 (10.52%) Test Automation
9 316 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
10 312 (10.36%) Digital Marketing
11 290 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 270 (8.96%) Scrum
13 243 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
14 232 (7.70%) TDD
15 229 (7.60%) Analytics
16 225 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 222 (7.37%) Coaching
18 216 (7.17%) Open Source
19 211 (7.00%) Service Delivery
20 204 (6.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 464 (15.40%) SQL
2 432 (14.34%) Java
3 370 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 308 (10.22%) C#
5 225 (7.47%) Python
6 113 (3.75%) C
7 92 (3.05%) C++
8 88 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 65 (2.16%) Java 8
10 47 (1.56%) Scala
11 46 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 46 (1.53%) Ruby
12 39 (1.29%) PHP
13 36 (1.19%) Go
14 33 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 32 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 31 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.93%) Perl
18 20 (0.66%) R
19 19 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 445 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 327 (10.85%) Degree
3 313 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 136 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 112 (3.72%) CISSP
6 99 (3.29%) DV Cleared
7 90 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (2.62%) CISM
9 61 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 60 (1.99%) CCNP
11 59 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 56 (1.86%) MCSE
13 45 (1.49%) CCNA
14 40 (1.33%) MCSA
15 39 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
16 35 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 32 (1.06%) ISTQB
18 31 (1.03%) IISP
19 29 (0.96%) AWS Certification
20 28 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.17%) QA
2 140 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (2.49%) SLA
4 54 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 46 (1.53%) GDPR
6 45 (1.49%) PMO
7 32 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 30 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 24 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 21 (0.70%) NCSC
11 20 (0.66%) NIST
12 14 (0.46%) Data Quality
13 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.43%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.33%) RMADS
15 6 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.20%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.17%) WCAG
17 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 285 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 234 (7.77%) Docker
3 126 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.36%) XenApp
6 33 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 29 (0.96%) vSphere
8 28 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.73%) VMware NSX
10 21 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.40%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.37%) HDFS
14 6 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.17%) Postfix
15 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.13%) RACF
17 3 (0.100%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 199 (6.60%) Kubernetes
2 150 (4.98%) SCCM
3 89 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 76 (2.52%) Terraform
5 60 (1.99%) Ansible
6 48 (1.59%) Puppet
7 45 (1.49%) SCOM
8 43 (1.43%) HP ALM
9 38 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
10 29 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (0.80%) WSUS
12 22 (0.73%) vRealize
13 21 (0.70%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.40%) QRadar
16 9 (0.30%) HP Fortify
16 9 (0.30%) WebInspect
17 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 7 (0.23%) SCOrch
19 6 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 683 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 374 (12.41%) SAP
3 221 (7.33%) VMware
4 200 (6.64%) Oracle
5 187 (6.21%) Cisco
6 100 (3.32%) Citrix
7 93 (3.09%) Capita
8 91 (3.02%) HP
9 81 (2.69%) Google
10 62 (2.06%) IBM
11 60 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 50 (1.66%) EMC
13 46 (1.53%) Remedy
14 44 (1.46%) Cloudera
15 41 (1.36%) CA
16 36 (1.19%) Talend
17 34 (1.13%) Delphix
18 33 (1.10%) Tableau
19 32 (1.06%) Apple
20 29 (0.96%) Juniper