There's a large disconnect between civil service and private sector.
Progression in the civil service for the few seems to involve doing something perceived as clever but totally useless at Oxbridge. In on the civil service high flyer stream, where they move from one fuck up to another, never actually doing much or taking any accountability.
The private sector is more brutal -hiring and firing on supply and demand.
The problem comes when you might need to interchange 20-30 years down the line esp. with anything connected to computers/software.
Civil service regard software as computers which is admin/secretarial. to them. And offer 20k. Max.
I think the civil service might be so far apart from the private sector and being able to do anythingcomplex that it might be best to sack everyone and recruit from scratch.