The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 440 540 481
Rank change year-on-year
+100 -59
Permanent jobs citing NHS 578 432 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 0.93% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 324 351 385
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £43,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +11.68%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44231 46344 43835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.29% 39.37% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35117 36549 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NHS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NHS within the UK.

NHS Salary Trend in the UK

NHS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NHS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

NHS Salary Histogram in the UK

NHS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +95 546 £38,500 -14.44% 267
Yorkshire +95 160 £31,000 -4.61% 25
West Yorkshire +94 148 £35,000 -1.85% 6
Leeds +88 147 £31,000 -20.67% 3
London +33 146 £48,000 -8.57% 87
South East +24 101 £40,000 -10.61% 24
North West +8 54 £32,500 -26.13% 31
Manchester +16 40 £32,500 -18.75% 12
East of England +22 29 £41,500 +10.66% 16
City of London +18 27 £48,000 -21.56% 22
Kent +16 26 £60,000 +103.38%
Surrey +7 19 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Hertfordshire +16 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -19 16 £43,082 -14.26% 28
West Midlands -20 16 £44,000 +1.93% 21
Hampshire +10 14 £38,500 -14.44%
Berkshire -1 14 £35,750 -20.55% 3
Oxfordshire +16 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands 0 12 £32,500 -7.14% 21
Bolton +17 11 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Derby +4 10 £35,000 - 1
Derbyshire 0 10 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £51,250 +2.50% 3
South Yorkshire +1 9 £27,500 -5.17% 10
Hillingdon - 9 - - 1
Salford - 9 £35,000 -
Sheffield 0 8 £27,500 -5.17% 5
Dorset +10 7 £43,164 -26.53% 2
Reading -1 7 £24,936 -37.26% 2
Cambridgeshire - 7 £50,000 - 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 330 (30.28%) SQL
2 253 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 240 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
4 237 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 213 (19.54%) .NET
6 211 (19.36%) C#
7 204 (18.72%) Project Management
8 195 (17.89%) Retail
9 191 (17.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 186 (17.06%) MS Excel
10 186 (17.06%) Finance
11 185 (16.97%) HTML
12 159 (14.59%) Degree
13 137 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
14 120 (11.01%) JavaScript
15 119 (10.92%) CSS
16 116 (10.64%) Windows
17 110 (10.09%) PRINCE2
17 110 (10.09%) ITIL
18 106 (9.72%) ASP.NET
19 103 (9.45%) Software Engineering
20 101 (9.27%) HTML5
21 97 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
22 93 (8.53%) Informatics
23 90 (8.26%) Management Information System
24 89 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 87 (7.98%) Mentoring
26 85 (7.80%) T-SQL
27 81 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 80 (7.34%) WPF

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 38 (3.49%) IIS
2 35 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.02%) CMS
4 15 (1.38%) SAS
4 15 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.46%) Moodle
7 5 (0.46%) Apache
8 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.37%) Lync
9 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.18%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) Node.js
10 2 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.18%) Liferay
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.092%) WordPress
Applications
1 186 (17.06%) MS Excel
2 70 (6.42%) MS Office
3 35 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.56%) MS Project
6 10 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.55%) SPSS
9 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.28%) Stata
11 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.18%) Odoo
5 2 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.092%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.092%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.64%) Office 365
3 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.18%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.092%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.29%) Firewall
2 22 (2.02%) WAN
3 21 (1.93%) LAN
4 17 (1.56%) VoIP
4 17 (1.56%) DHCP
4 17 (1.56%) DNS
4 17 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.38%) Intranet
6 14 (1.28%) Internet
7 12 (1.10%) VPN
8 9 (0.83%) HTTP
9 8 (0.73%) OSPF
9 8 (0.73%) Wireless
9 8 (0.73%) Network Security
10 6 (0.55%) SAN
11 5 (0.46%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.46%) RIP
12 4 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 47 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (3.76%) QlikView
8 26 (2.39%) MS Access
9 25 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (2.02%) MySQL
12 20 (1.83%) Big Data
13 16 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (1.01%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.55%) OLAP
16 6 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.28%) Xcode
2 14 (1.28%) SoapUI
2 14 (1.28%) ReSharper
2 14 (1.28%) Moq
3 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.92%) Selenium
3 10 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.64%) JIRA
4 7 (0.64%) Subversion
5 5 (0.46%) PHPUnit
5 5 (0.46%) Grunt
5 5 (0.46%) Jasmine
5 5 (0.46%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.46%) NUnit
6 4 (0.37%) Maven
6 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.37%) Ant
7 2 (0.18%) JUnit
General
1 195 (17.89%) Retail
2 191 (17.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 186 (17.06%) Finance
4 47 (4.31%) Marketing
5 24 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.20%) Local Government
6 21 (1.93%) Law
7 20 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.47%) Games
9 15 (1.38%) Automotive
10 13 (1.19%) Legal
10 13 (1.19%) Military
11 8 (0.73%) Electronics
12 6 (0.55%) Back Office
13 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.46%) Advertising
13 5 (0.46%) Publishing
13 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.28%) Interactive Media
14 3 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (21.19%) Developer
2 194 (17.80%) Analyst
3 72 (6.61%) Project Manager
4 70 (6.42%) Consultant
5 57 (5.23%) Junior
6 52 (4.77%) Software Engineer
7 44 (4.04%) Senior Developer
8 40 (3.67%) Architect
9 39 (3.58%) Information Analyst
10 33 (3.03%) Programmer
11 32 (2.94%) Programme Manager
12 29 (2.66%) Business Analyst
13 28 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.48%) IT Support
14 27 (2.48%) Support Analyst
15 24 (2.20%) Web Developer
16 23 (2.11%) Front-End Developer
16 23 (2.11%) NHS Information Analyst
16 23 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
17 22 (2.02%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (19.54%) .NET
2 185 (16.97%) HTML
3 119 (10.92%) CSS
4 106 (9.72%) ASP.NET
5 101 (9.27%) HTML5
6 80 (7.34%) WPF
7 72 (6.61%) jQuery
8 65 (5.96%) Apache Flex
9 57 (5.23%) .NET Framework
10 52 (4.77%) XML
11 38 (3.49%) WinForms
12 35 (3.21%) Web Services
13 32 (2.94%) REST
14 31 (2.84%) WCF
15 28 (2.57%) CSS3
16 21 (1.93%) Sass
17 18 (1.65%) AngularJS
18 17 (1.56%) LAMP
18 17 (1.56%) Ajax
19 16 (1.47%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (8.53%) Informatics
3 90 (8.26%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.85%) Health Informatics
5 40 (3.67%) Statistics
6 28 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.29%) Visualisation
8 23 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.02%) User Experience
10 18 (1.65%) iPhone
10 18 (1.65%) Mathematics
11 17 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.47%) E-Learning
13 15 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.38%) e-Health
14 14 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
14 14 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.28%) FMCG
15 13 (1.19%) Digital Media
16 12 (1.10%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 116 (10.64%) Windows
2 38 (3.49%) Apple iOS
3 34 (3.12%) Android
4 27 (2.48%) Linux
5 19 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.92%) UNIX
10 10 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.73%) CentOS
12 6 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.092%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.092%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.092%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (18.72%) Project Management
3 137 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
4 110 (10.09%) PRINCE2
4 110 (10.09%) ITIL
5 103 (9.45%) Software Engineering
6 87 (7.98%) Mentoring
7 71 (6.51%) Analytics
8 69 (6.33%) Line Management
9 66 (6.06%) MVC
10 65 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 63 (5.78%) Data Management
11 63 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 61 (5.60%) Service Delivery
13 57 (5.23%) Data Analysis
14 54 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (4.86%) Scrum
15 53 (4.86%) Service Management
16 51 (4.68%) Change Management
17 49 (4.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 330 (30.28%) SQL
2 211 (19.36%) C#
3 120 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 85 (7.80%) T-SQL
5 45 (4.13%) Java
6 38 (3.49%) PHP
7 29 (2.66%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.11%) Objective-C
9 22 (2.02%) C
10 19 (1.74%) VBA
11 16 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.47%) C++
12 13 (1.19%) Python
13 9 (0.83%) VB
14 5 (0.46%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.37%) Ruby
16 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.092%) Erlang
17 1 (0.092%) Go
17 1 (0.092%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 159 (14.59%) Degree
2 17 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (1.28%) CCNA
5 14 (1.28%) MCP
6 13 (1.19%) MBA
7 12 (1.10%) ISEB
7 12 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (1.01%) MCSE
9 10 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.73%) Security Cleared
11 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.55%) HND
12 5 (0.46%) APMP
12 5 (0.46%) CISM
12 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.46%) MCSA
12 5 (0.46%) CISSP
13 4 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.22%) SLA
2 43 (3.94%) HL7
3 30 (2.75%) QA
4 22 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.38%) SNOMED CT
6 12 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.83%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.46%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.37%) BS25999
9 4 (0.37%) DICOM
10 2 (0.18%) WCAG
11 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 33 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.39%) Hyper-V
3 19 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.92%) VMware Server
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.37%) XenApp
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.18%) XenServer
6 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.092%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.19%) SCCM
2 5 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.28%) SCOM
4 3 (0.28%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.18%) SCSM
6 1 (0.092%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.092%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.092%) WMI
Vendors
1 253 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.49%) Oracle
3 31 (2.84%) VMware
4 30 (2.75%) Cisco
5 29 (2.66%) Tableau
6 26 (2.39%) Apple
7 25 (2.29%) HP
8 23 (2.11%) Citrix
9 14 (1.28%) SAP
10 9 (0.83%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.83%) Juniper
11 8 (0.73%) Splunk
12 7 (0.64%) BT
12 7 (0.64%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.64%) Cognos
12 7 (0.64%) EMC
13 6 (0.55%) Google
13 6 (0.55%) NetApp
14 5 (0.46%) Aruba
14 5 (0.46%) Veeam
Stafford, Staffordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Annual bonus, Pension, Healthcare +
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Pharma Division
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Shares + 15K OTE + Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £26,041 to £34,876 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + NHS Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
England
Experis IT
Salary: car allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Venturi
Salary: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Morgan Law
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Pharma Division
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance + 10k OTE + Shares
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
Pharma Division
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Shares + 15K OTE + Car
Posted: 23 hours ago
Midlands
Experis IT
Salary: Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + pension, life, medical, flex bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Celgene
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The Health and Social Care Information Centre
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The Health and Social Care Information Centre
Posted: Yesterday
Dorchester, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £39000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Experis IT
Salary: Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
KPMG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago