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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 471 429 567
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +138
Permanent jobs citing NHS 507 663 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.39% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 386 431 274
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,463
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.90% -6.25%

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
42537 47814 43368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.45% 39.82% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 33559 37750 35151
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -52 489 £37,500 -6.25% 272
Yorkshire +27 95 £37,500 +2.73% 46
North West +23 94 £32,500 -7.14% 32
London -36 92 £45,000 -11.76% 63
South East -65 85 £35,661 -4.90% 47
West Yorkshire +33 82 £43,000 +17.80% 19
Leeds +26 77 £37,500 -5.66% 14
Manchester +26 47 £35,000 +7.69% 13
West Midlands -13 37 £33,000 -26.66% 24
Hampshire +5 29 £38,500 +18.46% 10
East of England +28 24 £36,000 -15.29% 9
City of London +14 24 £40,000 -27.27% 19
South West -13 22 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Cumbria - 22 £24,690 - 1
Surrey -15 21 £30,750 -38.50% 5
Merseyside +29 16 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Bolton +25 15 £27,500 -14.72%
Liverpool +23 14 £37,750 -24.50%
Devon +4 13 £41,151 - 3
Southampton -10 12 £43,000 +32.30%
Herefordshire - 12 £30,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 11 £35,661 -10.84% 2
East Midlands -38 11 £43,000 +132.43% 22
Salford +12 10 £35,000 +40.00%
Warwickshire -3 10 £30,252 -13.56%
Leominster - 10 £27,500 -
Berkshire -1 9 £49,750 +28.38% 3
Milton Keynes -11 9 £35,661 -37.98% 1
Coventry - 9 £35,000 -
Exeter +4 8 £41,151 - 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 267 (27.02%) Microsoft
2 247 (25.00%) SQL
3 241 (24.39%) Project Management
4 233 (23.58%) SQL Server
5 222 (22.47%) MS Excel
6 182 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 147 (14.88%) Finance
9 144 (14.57%) C#
10 141 (14.27%) Management Information System
11 134 (13.56%) .NET
12 127 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
13 119 (12.04%) Degree
14 118 (11.94%) Windows
15 109 (11.03%) HTML
16 107 (10.83%) ITIL
17 103 (10.43%) Retail
18 99 (10.02%) JavaScript
19 90 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
20 88 (8.91%) CSS
21 80 (8.10%) Pharmaceutical
22 78 (7.89%) Change Management
23 74 (7.49%) Informatics
24 71 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
25 67 (6.78%) jQuery
26 66 (6.68%) Service Delivery
27 65 (6.58%) MS Office
28 64 (6.48%) Analytics
29 63 (6.38%) MVC
30 62 (6.28%) HTML5

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 19 (1.92%) CMS
4 17 (1.72%) IIS
5 13 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.11%) Apache
7 10 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.01%) Lync
8 9 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.61%) SAS
10 6 (0.61%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.51%) Node.js
11 5 (0.51%) Moodle
12 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 222 (22.47%) MS Excel
2 65 (6.58%) MS Office
3 47 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (3.85%) MS Project
5 25 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.91%) SPSS
6 9 (0.91%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.30%) Stata
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.20%) Odoo
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.21%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.51%) Office 365
4 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Yammer
5 2 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.10%) SaaS
6 1 (0.10%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.54%) LAN
2 33 (3.34%) WAN
3 23 (2.33%) Internet
4 20 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.92%) VoIP
5 19 (1.92%) Firewall
6 18 (1.82%) DHCP
6 18 (1.82%) DNS
7 13 (1.32%) SAN
7 13 (1.32%) Intranet
8 8 (0.81%) VPN
9 7 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.71%) Wireless
9 7 (0.71%) OSPF
10 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.51%) RIP
11 5 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.40%) HTTP
12 4 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 35 (3.54%) Big Data
8 33 (3.34%) QlikView
9 31 (3.14%) MS Access
10 29 (2.94%) MySQL
11 26 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 26 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.81%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.71%) NoSQL
18 6 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (3.14%) ReSharper
2 31 (3.14%) Moq
2 31 (3.14%) SoapUI
3 28 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.42%) Xcode
5 9 (0.91%) Subversion
5 9 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.81%) JIRA
7 7 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (0.51%) Selenium
9 5 (0.51%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.40%) Grunt
10 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.40%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.40%) Ant
10 4 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 147 (14.88%) Finance
2 103 (10.43%) Retail
3 80 (8.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 48 (4.86%) Marketing
5 25 (2.53%) Military
6 22 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.02%) Local Government
8 17 (1.72%) Law
9 14 (1.42%) Back Office
10 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 12 (1.21%) Games
12 11 (1.11%) Electronics
13 10 (1.01%) Publishing
14 8 (0.81%) Legal
15 7 (0.71%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.51%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.40%) Billing
17 4 (0.40%) Automotive
17 4 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 212 (21.46%) Developer
2 176 (17.81%) Analyst
3 95 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 69 (6.98%) Consultant
5 37 (3.74%) Architect
6 36 (3.64%) Programme Manager
7 33 (3.34%) Business Analyst
8 30 (3.04%) Junior
9 27 (2.73%) Support Analyst
10 26 (2.63%) Web Developer
10 26 (2.63%) Business Manager
11 25 (2.53%) Senior Developer
12 24 (2.43%) C# Developer
12 24 (2.43%) Information Analyst
12 24 (2.43%) Implementation Consultant
13 23 (2.33%) Software Developer
14 22 (2.23%) Development Manager
14 22 (2.23%) Applications Support
14 22 (2.23%) SQL Developer
14 22 (2.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (13.56%) .NET
2 109 (11.03%) HTML
3 88 (8.91%) CSS
4 67 (6.78%) jQuery
5 62 (6.28%) HTML5
6 58 (5.87%) ASP.NET
7 54 (5.47%) XML
8 43 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 42 (4.25%) Web Services
10 40 (4.05%) WPF
11 39 (3.95%) CSS3
12 26 (2.63%) REST
12 26 (2.63%) Ajax
13 25 (2.53%) WCF
14 24 (2.43%) WinForms
15 19 (1.92%) Sass
16 17 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (1.62%) RESTful
18 15 (1.52%) AngularJS
19 14 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 141 (14.27%) Management Information System
2 74 (7.49%) Informatics
3 71 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.47%) e-Health
5 34 (3.44%) Health Informatics
6 31 (3.14%) Private Cloud
7 30 (3.04%) Statistics
8 25 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.02%) User Experience
10 18 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (1.72%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.62%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.42%) E-Learning
14 13 (1.32%) PACS
14 13 (1.32%) Digital Media
15 12 (1.21%) Social Media
15 12 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (1.11%) Replication
17 10 (1.01%) DTV
17 10 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.94%) Windows
2 40 (4.05%) Apple iOS
3 30 (3.04%) Linux
4 22 (2.23%) Android
5 15 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 15 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.21%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.61%) UNIX
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.40%) CentOS
12 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (24.39%) Project Management
2 182 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 127 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (10.83%) ITIL
6 90 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (7.89%) Change Management
8 66 (6.68%) Service Delivery
9 64 (6.48%) Analytics
10 63 (6.38%) MVC
11 58 (5.87%) CRM
12 56 (5.67%) Line Management
13 48 (4.86%) Migration
14 44 (4.45%) Risk Management
14 44 (4.45%) Data Management
15 43 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 43 (4.35%) Mentoring
16 42 (4.25%) ETL
17 40 (4.05%) Programme Management
17 40 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 247 (25.00%) SQL
2 144 (14.57%) C#
3 99 (10.02%) JavaScript
4 49 (4.96%) T-SQL
5 43 (4.35%) Java
6 36 (3.64%) PHP
7 29 (2.94%) C
8 19 (1.92%) VB
9 17 (1.72%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.62%) Objective-C
11 15 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.01%) C++
12 10 (1.01%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.91%) Python
14 7 (0.71%) Ruby
15 5 (0.51%) VBA
16 4 (0.40%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.30%) R
17 3 (0.30%) VBScript
18 2 (0.20%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (12.04%) Degree
2 29 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.11%) ISEB
7 10 (1.01%) CCNA
8 9 (0.91%) MCP
8 9 (0.91%) HND
8 9 (0.91%) PMP
8 9 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.71%) CISSP
9 7 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.61%) CCNP
11 5 (0.51%) MCSE
11 5 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.40%) APMP
12 4 (0.40%) CISM
12 4 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.66%) QA
2 32 (3.24%) HL7
3 27 (2.73%) SLA
4 23 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.81%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.61%) SNOMED CT
8 4 (0.40%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.20%) DICOM
10 2 (0.20%) BS25999
11 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.10%) BS7799
System Software
1 45 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 24 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.51%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.30%) Novell eDirectory
7 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (1.52%) SCCM
2 7 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.71%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.61%) ZENworks
4 5 (0.51%) SCDPM
4 5 (0.51%) ARCserve
5 3 (0.30%) SCOM
5 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.30%) Puppet
5 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.30%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.10%) OpenView
7 1 (0.10%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 267 (27.02%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.95%) Oracle
3 33 (3.34%) Apple
4 29 (2.94%) VMware
5 25 (2.53%) Cisco
6 14 (1.42%) Citrix
7 13 (1.32%) SAP
8 11 (1.11%) HP
8 11 (1.11%) Juniper
9 9 (0.91%) Business Objects
9 9 (0.91%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.91%) Tableau
10 8 (0.81%) Symantec
11 7 (0.71%) EMC
11 7 (0.71%) Aruba
12 6 (0.61%) Veeam
12 6 (0.61%) Mitel
12 6 (0.61%) Novell
13 5 (0.51%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.51%) IBM
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