The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 76 88 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Permanent jobs citing NHS 26 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.40% 0.99% 2.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 2.92% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 22
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,611 £52,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,164 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-7.32% +2.77%
NHS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
419 342 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 38.62% 33.79% 35.34%
Number of salaries quoted 346 275 315
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NHS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

NHS
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NHS across the Kent region.

NHS Salary Trend in Kent

NHS
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NHS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

NHS Salary Histogram in Kent

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NHS.

1 7 (24.14%) HP
1 7 (24.14%) Informatics
1 7 (24.14%) Health Informatics
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) DHCP
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (13.79%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
4 4 (13.79%) Local Government
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) CCDA
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) MS Office
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
5 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) VoIP
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) LAN
1 5 (17.24%) DHCP
1 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
1 5 (17.24%) DNS
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
1 5 (17.24%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (13.79%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.34%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) QlikView
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (13.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Junior
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
1 5 (17.24%) Customer Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Customer Support Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Junior Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Customer Support Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Customer Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Services Director
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Report Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) NHS Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Informatics
1 7 (24.14%) Health Informatics
2 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Coaching
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCDA
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) CCSA
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) XenServer
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds