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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 448 443 566
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +123
Permanent jobs citing NHS 522 556 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.32% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 424 374 258
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,125 £26,377 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%

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
39478 41969 39340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 39.73% 38.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31471 32600 32070
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
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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 0 506 £40,000 +7.21% 302
London +39 110 £44,500 -9.18% 97
Yorkshire -7 94 £43,000 +17.80% 39
South East -52 91 £43,000 +32.30% 43
North West -8 78 £32,500 - 52
West Yorkshire -18 75 £43,000 +17.80% 24
Leeds -7 69 £43,000 +17.80% 20
Manchester -2 36 £32,500 - 17
City of London -1 31 £37,500 -23.46% 17
West Midlands -12 29 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Surrey -4 28 £42,250 +40.83% 5
South West -21 27 £35,000 -7.82% 16
Hampshire -28 22 £43,000 +32.30% 11
Cumbria - 21 £24,690 -
South Yorkshire -4 18 £30,000 -14.28% 4
East of England -7 16 £45,000 +7.14% 14
Southampton -24 15 £43,000 +32.30% 8
East Midlands +8 14 £43,000 +22.85% 20
Devon +13 13 - - 3
Sheffield -2 13 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Kent -3 13 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Herefordshire - 12 £30,000 - 1
Liverpool +25 11 - - 5
Merseyside +23 11 - - 9
Salford - 11 £32,500 -
Bristol +1 10 £35,000 -52.54%
Leominster - 10 £27,500 -
Berkshire +5 9 £46,803 +44.00% 2
Exeter +16 8 - - 2
Bolton +5 8 £30,000 -6.97% 3

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 283 (29.42%) Microsoft
2 252 (26.20%) Project Management
3 237 (24.64%) SQL
4 230 (23.91%) MS Excel
5 228 (23.70%) SQL Server
6 191 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (17.05%) PRINCE2
8 150 (15.59%) Finance
9 135 (14.03%) Management Information System
10 131 (13.62%) .NET
11 129 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
12 128 (13.31%) Degree
13 127 (13.20%) C#
14 118 (12.27%) Windows
15 100 (10.40%) ITIL
16 95 (9.88%) JavaScript
17 94 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 90 (9.36%) Retail
18 90 (9.36%) e-Health
19 89 (9.25%) Change Management
20 85 (8.84%) HTML
21 79 (8.21%) MS Office
21 79 (8.21%) Informatics
22 75 (7.80%) CSS
23 69 (7.17%) Analytics
24 66 (6.86%) HTML5
24 66 (6.86%) Service Delivery
25 63 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
26 62 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
27 61 (6.34%) jQuery

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 60 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.56%) IIS
4 14 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.04%) CMS
7 10 (1.04%) Apache
7 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.94%) Lync
8 9 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.83%) SAS
9 8 (0.83%) JBoss
10 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.62%) ColdFusion
10 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 230 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 79 (8.21%) MS Office
3 54 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (4.68%) MS Project
5 19 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (1.25%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.52%) SPSS
9 3 (0.31%) Stata
10 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.62%) Agresso
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.35%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.21%) Yammer
5 1 (0.10%) GitHub
5 1 (0.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.22%) LAN
2 30 (3.12%) WAN
3 23 (2.39%) Internet
4 18 (1.87%) Firewall
5 14 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.46%) DNS
5 14 (1.46%) DHCP
5 14 (1.46%) VoIP
6 12 (1.25%) SAN
7 11 (1.14%) Intranet
8 7 (0.73%) Wireless
9 6 (0.62%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.62%) LDAP
10 5 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.52%) VPN
11 4 (0.42%) SNMP
12 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.31%) OSPF
12 3 (0.31%) H.323
12 3 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (23.70%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (3.74%) QlikView
6 36 (3.74%) Big Data
7 28 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (2.70%) MS Access
9 21 (2.18%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (1.87%) MySQL
11 17 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.94%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.83%) DTS
16 8 (0.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 63 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.33%) ReSharper
4 31 (3.22%) Moq
4 31 (3.22%) SoapUI
5 10 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (0.83%) Subversion
6 8 (0.83%) Xcode
6 8 (0.83%) JIRA
7 6 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 5 (0.52%) Selenium
9 4 (0.42%) Maven
9 4 (0.42%) Ant
9 4 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.31%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 150 (15.59%) Finance
2 90 (9.36%) Retail
3 60 (6.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 50 (5.20%) Marketing
5 32 (3.33%) Local Government
6 24 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.98%) Military
8 18 (1.87%) Legal
9 15 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.46%) Publishing
10 14 (1.46%) Electronics
11 11 (1.14%) Back Office
11 11 (1.14%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.83%) Law
13 6 (0.62%) Games
13 6 (0.62%) French Language
13 6 (0.62%) German Language
13 6 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.52%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 184 (19.13%) Developer
2 154 (16.01%) Analyst
3 103 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 77 (8.00%) Consultant
5 39 (4.05%) Business Analyst
6 38 (3.95%) Programme Manager
7 33 (3.43%) Software Developer
8 32 (3.33%) Business Manager
9 31 (3.22%) Architect
10 28 (2.91%) Junior
11 24 (2.49%) Web Developer
12 23 (2.39%) Information Analyst
13 22 (2.29%) .NET Developer
14 21 (2.18%) Product Specialist
14 21 (2.18%) Development Manager
14 21 (2.18%) Support Analyst
14 21 (2.18%) Implementation Consultant
15 20 (2.08%) IT Support
16 19 (1.98%) Senior Developer
16 19 (1.98%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.62%) .NET
2 85 (8.84%) HTML
3 75 (7.80%) CSS
4 66 (6.86%) HTML5
5 61 (6.34%) jQuery
6 58 (6.03%) ASP.NET
7 52 (5.41%) Web Services
7 52 (5.41%) XML
8 45 (4.68%) CSS3
9 44 (4.57%) .NET Framework
10 37 (3.85%) WPF
11 36 (3.74%) WinForms
12 29 (3.01%) WCF
13 27 (2.81%) Ajax
14 24 (2.49%) REST
15 21 (2.18%) RESTful
16 16 (1.66%) AngularJS
16 16 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 14 (1.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 135 (14.03%) Management Information System
2 90 (9.36%) e-Health
3 79 (8.21%) Informatics
4 62 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.33%) Health Informatics
6 20 (2.08%) Social Media
7 19 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.87%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.46%) Statistics
9 14 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.35%) DTV
10 13 (1.35%) PACS
11 12 (1.25%) User Experience
12 11 (1.14%) E-Learning
13 10 (1.04%) Replication
13 10 (1.04%) LIMS
13 10 (1.04%) Open Source
13 10 (1.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 118 (12.27%) Windows
2 32 (3.33%) Linux
2 32 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 21 (2.18%) Android
4 11 (1.14%) Ubuntu
5 10 (1.04%) Windows XP
5 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.52%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.42%) UNIX
8 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.31%) CentOS
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (26.20%) Project Management
2 191 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (17.05%) PRINCE2
4 129 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
5 100 (10.40%) ITIL
6 94 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (9.25%) Change Management
8 69 (7.17%) Analytics
9 66 (6.86%) Service Delivery
10 58 (6.03%) CRM
11 57 (5.93%) Line Management
12 53 (5.51%) Risk Management
13 51 (5.30%) MVC
14 48 (4.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 45 (4.68%) Programme Management
16 41 (4.26%) Migration
17 39 (4.05%) ETL
18 38 (3.95%) Scrum
18 38 (3.95%) Business Analysis
18 38 (3.95%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (24.64%) SQL
2 127 (13.20%) C#
3 95 (9.88%) JavaScript
4 56 (5.82%) Java
5 53 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.01%) C
7 24 (2.49%) VB.NET
8 22 (2.29%) PHP
9 19 (1.98%) VB
10 15 (1.56%) C++
11 14 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.14%) Objective-C
13 9 (0.94%) Python
14 6 (0.62%) Ruby
15 5 (0.52%) VBScript
16 3 (0.31%) R
17 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
18 1 (0.10%) Golang
Qualifications
1 128 (13.31%) Degree
2 28 (2.91%) VCP4
3 27 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (1.77%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.46%) PMP
7 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.83%) ISEB
9 8 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.83%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.62%) MBA
10 6 (0.62%) HND
10 6 (0.62%) CCNP
11 5 (0.52%) CCNA
11 5 (0.52%) CISSP
12 4 (0.42%) MCP
12 4 (0.42%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.03%) QA
2 32 (3.33%) HL7
3 22 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.66%) SLA
5 15 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.31%) DICOM
8 1 (0.10%) BS7799
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (4.37%) Hyper-V
2 37 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.42%) Novell eDirectory
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (0.94%) SCCM
2 8 (0.83%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.62%) ZENworks
3 6 (0.62%) ARCserve
3 6 (0.62%) SCDPM
4 5 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.42%) BMC Marimba
6 3 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.31%) Puppet
7 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.10%) OpenView
8 1 (0.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 283 (29.42%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.20%) Oracle
3 30 (3.12%) VMware
4 28 (2.91%) Apple
5 23 (2.39%) Cisco
6 19 (1.98%) SAP
7 17 (1.77%) Citrix
8 15 (1.56%) Tableau
9 11 (1.14%) Business Objects
10 9 (0.94%) Symantec
10 9 (0.94%) HP
11 8 (0.83%) Juniper
12 7 (0.73%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.62%) EMC
13 6 (0.62%) IBM
13 6 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.62%) Novell
13 6 (0.62%) Veeam
13 6 (0.62%) Twitter
14 5 (0.52%) SolarWinds
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