Period
to 25 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Sector in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Public Sector over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 84 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 -37 +15
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 937 231 428
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.35% 3.60% 5.60%
As % of the General category 6.22% 8.49% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 681 214 383
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,067 2,722 3,902
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 53.93% 42.39% 51.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,703 2,419 3,301
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%

Public Sector
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Public Sector as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Public Sector trend for jobs with a WFH option

Public Sector
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Public Sector.

Public Sector salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Public Sector
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Public Sector over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Public Sector salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, Public Sector job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Public Sector.

1 405 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (34.58%) Finance
3 293 (31.27%) Social Skills
4 242 (25.83%) Azure
5 222 (23.69%) AWS
6 197 (21.02%) Scrum
7 195 (20.81%) Marketing
8 194 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
9 193 (20.60%) Microsoft
10 184 (19.64%) DevOps
11 159 (16.97%) Security Cleared
12 150 (16.01%) Programme Management
13 149 (15.90%) Telecoms
14 148 (15.80%) SAP
15 140 (14.94%) Manufacturing
16 137 (14.62%) Electronics
16 137 (14.62%) Digital Marketing
17 133 (14.19%) Presales
18 132 (14.09%) Mentoring
19 129 (13.77%) Coaching
20 125 (13.34%) Project Management
21 120 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
22 116 (12.38%) SC Cleared
23 115 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
24 108 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
25 100 (10.67%) SQL
25 100 (10.67%) Retail
26 98 (10.46%) Java
27 97 (10.35%) User Stories
28 96 (10.25%) Windows

Public Sector
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 34 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.99%) Confluence
3 12 (1.28%) IIS
4 8 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.75%) nginx
6 6 (0.64%) Apache
7 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.32%) Drupal
9 3 (0.32%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.21%) Mule
10 2 (0.21%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.21%) SAS
10 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.53%) Figma
6 4 (0.43%) InVision
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.43%) Sketch
6 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) Marvel
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.53%) RESILIA
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 242 (25.83%) Azure
2 222 (23.69%) AWS
3 77 (8.22%) GCP
4 75 (8.00%) Serverless
5 66 (7.04%) SaaS
6 61 (6.51%) Microsoft 365
7 57 (6.08%) Power Platform
8 26 (2.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 20 (2.13%) GitHub
10 19 (2.03%) PaaS
11 16 (1.71%) Power Automate
11 16 (1.71%) Slack
12 15 (1.60%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.49%) IaaS
14 10 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.07%) Azure Logic Apps
14 10 (1.07%) GitHub Actions
15 9 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.84%) Firewall
2 34 (3.63%) LAN
3 33 (3.52%) WAN
4 14 (1.49%) HTTP
4 14 (1.49%) Wireless
5 11 (1.17%) VPN
6 10 (1.07%) Unified Communications
7 9 (0.96%) SSH
8 8 (0.85%) SCCP
9 6 (0.64%) DHCP
9 6 (0.64%) DNS
9 6 (0.64%) Internet
9 6 (0.64%) SMS
10 5 (0.53%) MPLS
11 4 (0.43%) Network Security
11 4 (0.43%) OSPF
11 4 (0.43%) VSAN
12 3 (0.32%) HSRP
12 3 (0.32%) VRRP
12 3 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 37 (3.95%) Power BI
4 24 (2.56%) MySQL
5 19 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.96%) Big Data
9 8 (0.85%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.53%) DataStage
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.53%) Tableau
12 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (9.07%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.83%) JIRA
3 34 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.67%) JUnit
5 23 (2.45%) GitLab
6 22 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.13%) Maven
8 14 (1.49%) git-flow
9 11 (1.17%) Cypress.io
9 11 (1.17%) IntelliJ
10 10 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.96%) Selenium
11 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.85%) webpack
13 7 (0.75%) gulp
13 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.64%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.64%) Babel
15 5 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 324 (34.58%) Finance
2 293 (31.27%) Social Skills
3 195 (20.81%) Marketing
4 149 (15.90%) Telecoms
5 140 (14.94%) Manufacturing
6 137 (14.62%) Electronics
7 108 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
8 100 (10.67%) Retail
9 57 (6.08%) Banking
10 50 (5.34%) Local Government
11 38 (4.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 37 (3.95%) Automotive
13 18 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
14 17 (1.81%) Games
15 16 (1.71%) Legal
15 16 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
16 12 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
17 11 (1.17%) Police
17 11 (1.17%) Public Speaking
18 7 (0.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 136 (14.51%) Developer
2 120 (12.81%) Architect
3 103 (10.99%) Consultant
4 96 (10.25%) Analyst
5 62 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (5.23%) Business Analyst
7 47 (5.02%) AWS Architect
8 40 (4.27%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 39 (4.16%) Delivery Manager
10 38 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (3.52%) Technical Architect
12 30 (3.20%) Project Manager
13 27 (2.88%) Senior Manager
14 26 (2.77%) Cloud Consultant
14 26 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (2.67%) Oracle Consultant
16 24 (2.56%) IT Manager
16 24 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
17 23 (2.45%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.64%) Web Services
2 75 (8.00%) React
3 68 (7.26%) HTML
4 64 (6.83%) .NET
5 48 (5.12%) Node.js
6 45 (4.80%) CSS
7 44 (4.70%) REST
7 44 (4.70%) RESTful
8 40 (4.27%) AngularJS
9 28 (2.99%) JSON
10 27 (2.88%) Jest
11 25 (2.67%) Play Framework
12 23 (2.45%) jQuery
13 22 (2.35%) .NET Core
13 22 (2.35%) XML
14 20 (2.13%) Express
15 19 (2.03%) PyTorch
15 19 (2.03%) scikit-learn
15 19 (2.03%) TensorFlow
16 17 (1.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.61%) User Experience
2 72 (7.68%) Public Cloud
3 40 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (3.74%) Algorithms
5 29 (3.09%) Cloud Native
6 27 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
7 26 (2.77%) Blog
8 24 (2.56%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.35%) NHS
10 20 (2.13%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
13 11 (1.17%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.85%) SCADA
16 6 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.25%) Windows
2 75 (8.00%) Linux
3 29 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.77%) Unix
5 5 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.43%) VMS
6 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.21%) Android
7 2 (0.21%) CentOS
7 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.21%) Solaris
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (21.02%) Scrum
3 194 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
4 184 (19.64%) DevOps
5 150 (16.01%) Programme Management
6 137 (14.62%) Digital Marketing
7 133 (14.19%) Presales
8 132 (14.09%) Mentoring
9 129 (13.77%) Coaching
10 125 (13.34%) Project Management
11 120 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 115 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (10.35%) User Stories
14 89 (9.50%) Test Automation
15 87 (9.28%) TDD
16 83 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
17 82 (8.75%) Microservices
18 80 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
19 79 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (8.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 100 (10.67%) SQL
2 98 (10.46%) Java
3 93 (9.93%) Python
4 88 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.12%) C#
6 46 (4.91%) Scala
7 39 (4.16%) PowerShell
8 32 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.03%) Go
11 18 (1.92%) R
11 18 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.81%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.81%) Ruby
13 14 (1.49%) C
13 14 (1.49%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.39%) C++
15 11 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.96%) Perl
16 9 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 159 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 116 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 77 (8.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 67 (7.15%) Degree
5 37 (3.95%) AWS Certification
6 17 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.39%) CISSP
8 11 (1.17%) CCNP
9 9 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.85%) CISM
10 8 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.85%) PhD
11 7 (0.75%) APMP
11 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.53%) CCNA
13 5 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.83%) Accessibility
2 38 (4.06%) QA
3 35 (3.74%) GDPR
4 23 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (2.45%) NIST
5 20 (2.13%) GRC
6 15 (1.60%) SLA
7 13 (1.39%) PMO
8 7 (0.75%) WCAG
9 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.64%) NCSC
10 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.32%) P3O
10 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.21%) IFRS
11 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
System Software
1 89 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 79 (8.43%) Docker
3 17 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.43%) vSphere
7 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) Postfix
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (8.32%) Kubernetes
2 60 (6.40%) Ansible
3 59 (6.30%) Terraform
4 30 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.09%) Puppet
6 21 (2.24%) FortiGate
7 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.96%) Packer
10 6 (0.64%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.53%) SCCM
12 4 (0.43%) Grafana
12 4 (0.43%) vRealize
13 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 2 (0.21%) Kibana
14 2 (0.21%) logstash
14 2 (0.21%) Nessus
14 2 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 2 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (20.60%) Microsoft
2 148 (15.80%) SAP
3 84 (8.96%) Mercator
4 75 (8.00%) Oracle
5 41 (4.38%) Google
6 37 (3.95%) Cisco
7 31 (3.31%) VMware
8 24 (2.56%) Palo Alto
9 18 (1.92%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.28%) CyberArk
11 12 (1.28%) ForgeRock
11 12 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.96%) Sparx
13 7 (0.75%) Alteryx
13 7 (0.75%) Citrix
14 5 (0.53%) Ab Initio
14 5 (0.53%) Remedy
15 4 (0.43%) Adobe
15 4 (0.43%) Splunk