The number of civil servants by grade is published by the Department on the Gov.UK website in the Biannual Civilian Personnel Report (BCPR) (Table 2), a link to this is below:
The table below gives the numbers of civil servants at each grade in the ministry of Defence as at 1 April 2018:
Civilian personnel by grade equivalence1
(Full Time Equivalent)
Senior Civil Service & Equivalent2
Band B1 & Equivalent
Band B2 & Equivalent
Band C1 & Equivalent
Band C2 & Equivalent
Band D & Equivalent
Band E1 & Equivalent
Band E2 & Equivalent
Skill Zone 4
Skill Zone 3
Skill Zone 2
Skill Zone 1
DE&S Trading Entity
Trading Fund & Executive Agencies Total 4
Locally engaged civilians 4
1. Grade equivalence is shown in terms of the broader banding structure and is based on paid grade.
2. Includes personnel outside the Senior Civil Service but of equivalent grade, primarily Senior Medical Specialists.
3. 'Other' represents core civilian personnel for whom no grade information is available.
4. Data by grade are not available for Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Trading Funds, Executive Agency and Locally engaged civilians.