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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Public Sector
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 88 90
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2 -17
Permanent jobs citing Public Sector 4,089 1,412 305
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.13% 3.76% 3.41%
As % of the General category 7.87% 7.23% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,841 1,189 265
10th Percentile £34,459 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +3.15%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £78,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 51,974 19,522 4,159
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 65.15% 51.92% 46.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26,483 14,083 3,418
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,757 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +3.19% -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%

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 4 July 2022.

Public Sector salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Public Sector job roles required the following 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 2,008 (49.11%) Agile
2 1,442 (35.27%) Finance
3 1,187 (29.03%) Azure
4 1,120 (27.39%) Social Skills
5 1,033 (25.26%) Security Cleared
6 967 (23.65%) Problem-Solving
7 951 (23.26%) AWS
8 945 (23.11%) DevOps
9 818 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 727 (17.78%) Python
11 689 (16.85%) Microsoft
12 685 (16.75%) Project Management
13 666 (16.29%) Scrum
14 664 (16.24%) JavaScript
15 644 (15.75%) SC Cleared
16 642 (15.70%) Java
17 641 (15.68%) Degree
18 599 (14.65%) Kubernetes
19 582 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
20 563 (13.77%) Programme Management
21 561 (13.72%) Manufacturing
22 553 (13.52%) C#
23 551 (13.48%) .NET
24 506 (12.37%) Docker
25 505 (12.35%) CI/CD
26 499 (12.20%) React
27 498 (12.18%) Marketing
28 497 (12.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
29 477 (11.67%) Computer Science
30 476 (11.64%) Telecoms

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 88 (2.15%) IIS
2 77 (1.88%) Confluence
3 73 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 65 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.47%) Apache
6 33 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 29 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.68%) Ethereum
9 26 (0.64%) CMS
10 24 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.32%) Luigi
12 12 (0.29%) Drupal
12 12 (0.29%) Tornado
13 9 (0.22%) GeoServer
13 9 (0.22%) JBoss
13 9 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.22%) WordPress
14 7 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 170 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.52%) Sketch
4 39 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 33 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 30 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
8 26 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (0.54%) Zeplin
10 12 (0.29%) Adobe XD
11 11 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.24%) InVision
13 7 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.17%) UXPin
14 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.098%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.073%) Maya
17 2 (0.049%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.049%) Blender
17 2 (0.049%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 20 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.12%) Academy Housing
2 5 (0.12%) FastStats
2 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.098%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.073%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.073%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.049%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.024%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.024%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.024%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,187 (29.03%) Azure
2 951 (23.26%) AWS
3 420 (10.27%) GCP
4 221 (5.40%) Azure DevOps
5 192 (4.70%) SaaS
6 175 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
7 173 (4.23%) GitHub
8 163 (3.99%) PaaS
9 126 (3.08%) Power Platform
10 125 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 125 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
10 125 (3.06%) Serverless
11 83 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
11 83 (2.03%) Amazon ECS
11 83 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
11 83 (2.03%) IaaS
12 79 (1.93%) Amazon S3
12 79 (1.93%) Figma
12 79 (1.93%) Google Workspace
13 72 (1.76%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 125 (3.06%) Firewall
2 89 (2.18%) Internet
3 80 (1.96%) VPN
4 78 (1.91%) DNS
5 64 (1.57%) WAN
5 64 (1.57%) Wireless
6 61 (1.49%) LAN
7 53 (1.30%) DHCP
8 51 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
9 36 (0.88%) TCP/IP
10 32 (0.78%) Network Security
11 28 (0.68%) VLAN
12 26 (0.64%) SAN
13 24 (0.59%) HTTP
14 23 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (0.56%) DMZ
14 23 (0.56%) WLAN
15 17 (0.42%) BGP
15 17 (0.42%) OSPF
16 16 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 127 (3.11%) Big Data
3 121 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 116 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 102 (2.49%) Power BI
6 99 (2.42%) MySQL
7 89 (2.18%) NoSQL
8 76 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 67 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 62 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 59 (1.44%) Data Lake
12 53 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
12 53 (1.30%) Tableau
13 46 (1.12%) Redis
14 40 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
14 40 (0.98%) Hadoop
15 33 (0.81%) DynamoDB
16 28 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
17 27 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 427 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 293 (7.17%) Jenkins
3 211 (5.16%) JIRA
4 192 (4.70%) Selenium
5 81 (1.98%) GitLab
6 65 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 62 (1.52%) Cucumber
7 62 (1.52%) Cypress.io
8 59 (1.44%) JUnit
8 59 (1.44%) Protractor
9 54 (1.32%) REST Assured
10 49 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (1.08%) webpack
12 42 (1.03%) Maven
13 40 (0.98%) TestNG
14 39 (0.95%) Bitbucket
14 39 (0.95%) JMeter
14 39 (0.95%) WebDriver
15 37 (0.90%) Gatling
16 33 (0.81%) Mocha
General
1 1,442 (35.27%) Finance
2 1,120 (27.39%) Social Skills
3 561 (13.72%) Manufacturing
4 498 (12.18%) Marketing
5 497 (12.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 476 (11.64%) Telecoms
7 453 (11.08%) Electronics
8 400 (9.78%) Local Government
9 364 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
10 244 (5.97%) Retail
11 198 (4.84%) Legal
12 172 (4.21%) Organisational Skills
13 142 (3.47%) Influencing Skills
14 130 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
15 80 (1.96%) Law
16 69 (1.69%) Esports
17 66 (1.61%) Back Office
18 63 (1.54%) Publishing
19 57 (1.39%) Banking
20 56 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 594 (14.53%) Developer
2 420 (10.27%) Software Engineer
3 384 (9.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 364 (8.90%) Analyst
5 319 (7.80%) Architect
6 282 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 195 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
8 176 (4.30%) Consultant
9 166 (4.06%) .NET Developer
10 155 (3.79%) Senior Developer
11 148 (3.62%) Business Analyst
12 135 (3.30%) Tester
13 125 (3.06%) Designer
14 119 (2.91%) Software Developer
15 99 (2.42%) Java Developer
16 98 (2.40%) Senior DevOps
17 93 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
18 88 (2.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 72 (1.76%) Software Tester
20 71 (1.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (13.48%) .NET
2 499 (12.20%) React
3 398 (9.73%) HTML
4 337 (8.24%) AngularJS
5 335 (8.19%) CSS
6 223 (5.45%) Node.js
7 202 (4.94%) HTML5
8 175 (4.28%) REST
9 149 (3.64%) Spring
10 148 (3.62%) .NET Core
11 132 (3.23%) Web Services
12 125 (3.06%) ASP.NET
13 112 (2.74%) CSS3
14 111 (2.71%) RESTful
15 110 (2.69%) XML
16 108 (2.64%) jQuery
17 106 (2.59%) .NET Framework
18 104 (2.54%) Redux
19 103 (2.52%) Ajax
20 97 (2.37%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 358 (8.76%) User Experience
2 295 (7.21%) Blockchain
3 286 (6.99%) Cloud Native
4 252 (6.16%) Public Cloud
5 243 (5.94%) Cyberattack
5 243 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
6 207 (5.06%) Cyber Defence
7 164 (4.01%) IoT
7 164 (4.01%) Management Information System
8 155 (3.79%) Cardano
9 141 (3.45%) iPhone
10 132 (3.23%) NHS
11 125 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
12 117 (2.86%) Cybercrime
13 114 (2.79%) Algorithms
14 113 (2.76%) Data Centre
15 102 (2.49%) Virtual Team
16 84 (2.05%) Blog
17 75 (1.83%) Driving Licence
18 70 (1.71%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 445 (10.88%) Linux
2 268 (6.55%) Windows
3 120 (2.93%) Unix
4 67 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 52 (1.27%) Android
6 44 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.66%) CentOS
8 26 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 24 (0.59%) Solaris
10 18 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 17 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
16 3 (0.073%) AIX
17 2 (0.049%) Debian
17 2 (0.049%) Robot Operating System
17 2 (0.049%) SUSE
17 2 (0.049%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,008 (49.11%) Agile
2 967 (23.65%) Problem-Solving
3 945 (23.11%) DevOps
4 818 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 685 (16.75%) Project Management
6 666 (16.29%) Scrum
7 582 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
8 563 (13.77%) Programme Management
9 505 (12.35%) CI/CD
10 477 (11.67%) Computer Science
11 450 (11.01%) Mentoring
12 447 (10.93%) Digital Marketing
13 443 (10.83%) Test Automation
14 429 (10.49%) Microservices
15 419 (10.25%) Cybersecurity
16 387 (9.46%) Coaching
17 358 (8.76%) TDD
18 331 (8.09%) Infrastructure as Code
19 323 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 308 (7.53%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 727 (17.78%) Python
2 664 (16.24%) JavaScript
3 642 (15.70%) Java
4 553 (13.52%) C#
5 436 (10.66%) SQL
6 228 (5.58%) TypeScript
7 174 (4.26%) Ruby
8 133 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 120 (2.93%) Bash
10 109 (2.67%) ES6
11 103 (2.52%) C
12 100 (2.45%) PHP
13 89 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 83 (2.03%) C++
15 76 (1.86%) Scala
16 57 (1.39%) Groovy
16 57 (1.39%) R
17 39 (0.95%) Rust
18 38 (0.93%) Haskell
19 36 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,033 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 644 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 641 (15.68%) Degree
4 180 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 152 (3.72%) DBS Check
6 92 (2.25%) AWS Certification
7 86 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 80 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 54 (1.32%) PhD
11 52 (1.27%) ISTQB
12 51 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 48 (1.17%) DV Cleared
14 46 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 36 (0.88%) ISEB
16 35 (0.86%) PMI Certification
17 34 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
18 32 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 24 (0.59%) CCNP
19 24 (0.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (6.29%) QA
2 156 (3.82%) Accessibility
3 118 (2.89%) GRC
4 82 (2.01%) GDPR
5 65 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 40 (0.98%) SLA
8 39 (0.95%) PMO
9 37 (0.90%) NCSC
10 35 (0.86%) WCAG
11 25 (0.61%) NIST
12 23 (0.56%) PCI DSS
13 18 (0.44%) ECSS
14 15 (0.37%) WAI
15 11 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
17 7 (0.17%) COBIT
18 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 4 (0.098%) P3O
System Software
1 506 (12.37%) Docker
2 130 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 109 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 23 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (0.54%) Firmware
9 14 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.34%) vSphere
10 12 (0.29%) LXC
11 9 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.15%) XenApp
13 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.073%) Openswan
15 3 (0.073%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 599 (14.65%) Kubernetes
2 405 (9.90%) Ansible
3 379 (9.27%) Terraform
4 125 (3.06%) Puppet
5 98 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.81%) Prometheus
6 33 (0.81%) SCCM
7 30 (0.73%) Packer
8 21 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.49%) Salt
10 16 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 15 (0.37%) yum
12 14 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
12 14 (0.34%) Kibana
13 13 (0.32%) logstash
13 13 (0.32%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.29%) Grafana
14 12 (0.29%) Sysdig
14 12 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 689 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 458 (11.20%) SAP
3 212 (5.18%) NEC
4 194 (4.74%) Oracle
5 187 (4.57%) Northgate
6 175 (4.28%) Google
7 116 (2.84%) VMware
8 78 (1.91%) Cisco
9 72 (1.76%) Mercator
10 45 (1.10%) Civica
11 44 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (1.03%) Red Hat
12 42 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 40 (0.98%) Adobe
14 39 (0.95%) SaltStack
15 38 (0.93%) Atlassian
16 37 (0.90%) Databricks
17 34 (0.83%) Dynatrace
18 30 (0.73%) HP
19 26 (0.64%) Splunk