Period
to 5 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 486 570 488
Rank change year-on-year +84 -82 +98
Permanent jobs citing NHS 271 601 961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 1.16% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 303 541 776
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,471 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% +4.64% -1.29%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,477 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,486 £43,000
% change year-on-year +6.78% +3.45% -1.15%

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24,042 51,887 62,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.51% 39.26% 39.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18,748 39,169 48,334
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NHS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in England

NHS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NHS in England.

Salary trend for NHS in England

NHS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for NHS in England

NHS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the England region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +108 79 £44,500 -12.75% 15
North of England +84 69 £47,500 +18.75% 26
South East +123 45 £60,000 +11.11% 19
North West +109 40 £40,671 +1.68% 16
East of England +102 27 £49,450 -1.10% 9
Midlands +44 27 £35,000 -17.65% 14
Yorkshire +54 25 £49,355 +23.39% 8
South West +111 17 £47,713 +6.60% 2
East Midlands +20 14 £35,000 -12.50% 5
West Midlands +67 13 £36,064 -19.86% 9
North East +14 4 £51,125 +46.07% 2
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 61 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 52 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.19%) Public Sector
3 48 (17.71%) Windows
4 42 (15.50%) Local Government
5 41 (15.13%) JavaScript
6 38 (14.02%) Java
7 36 (13.28%) Active Directory
8 35 (12.92%) Azure
9 33 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (11.81%) Degree
11 31 (11.44%) Office 365
11 31 (11.44%) SQL
11 31 (11.44%) Linux
12 30 (11.07%) MySQL
12 30 (11.07%) Project Management
12 30 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (10.70%) Python
13 29 (10.70%) AWS
14 28 (10.33%) C#
14 28 (10.33%) CSS
15 27 (9.96%) Finance
16 26 (9.59%) Software Engineering
16 26 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (8.86%) ITIL
17 24 (8.86%) .NET
18 23 (8.49%) HTML
18 23 (8.49%) Management Information System
18 23 (8.49%) Windows Server
19 22 (8.12%) DevOps

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.95%) Confluence
2 7 (2.58%) NServiceBus
3 6 (2.21%) IIS
3 6 (2.21%) Moodle
4 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.85%) WordPress
5 2 (0.74%) CMS
5 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Appian
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Totara
Applications
1 13 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.58%) MadCap Flare
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.74%) Lorenzo
2 2 (0.74%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.37%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.92%) Azure
2 31 (11.44%) Office 365
3 29 (10.70%) AWS
4 12 (4.43%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.21%) Logic Apps
6 4 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.11%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.11%) Serverless
8 2 (0.74%) IaaS
8 2 (0.74%) PaaS
8 2 (0.74%) SaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.37%) GCP
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) Trello
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.90%) Firewall
2 11 (4.06%) DNS
3 7 (2.58%) WAN
4 6 (2.21%) VoIP
5 5 (1.85%) LAN
5 5 (1.85%) Wireless
6 4 (1.48%) Internet
6 4 (1.48%) Skype
6 4 (1.48%) VPN
7 3 (1.11%) Broadband
7 3 (1.11%) DHCP
7 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.74%) 2G
8 2 (0.74%) 3G
8 2 (0.74%) 4G
8 2 (0.74%) LTE
8 2 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.74%) SAN
8 2 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.07%) MySQL
2 15 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (4.43%) Power BI
3 12 (4.43%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.32%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.95%) QlikView
7 7 (2.58%) Electronic Patient Records
8 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.48%) Big Data
9 4 (1.48%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.37%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (4.43%) JIRA
2 8 (2.95%) Selenium
3 6 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.85%) Robot Framework
5 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.11%) Gatling
5 3 (1.11%) JMeter
5 3 (1.11%) Postman
5 3 (1.11%) Protractor
5 3 (1.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.11%) Subversion
5 3 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.74%) Hudson
6 2 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 52 (19.19%) Public Sector
2 42 (15.50%) Local Government
3 27 (9.96%) Finance
4 13 (4.80%) Retail
4 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.43%) Marketing
6 9 (3.32%) Legal
7 5 (1.85%) Games
8 4 (1.48%) Electronics
8 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.48%) Police
9 3 (1.11%) Advertising
9 3 (1.11%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (25.09%) Developer
2 25 (9.23%) Analyst
3 15 (5.54%) Senior Developer
4 14 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (3.69%) Consultant
5 10 (3.69%) Java Developer
5 10 (3.69%) Software Developer
5 10 (3.69%) Support Engineer
6 9 (3.32%) Project Manager
6 9 (3.32%) Python Developer
7 8 (2.95%) Architect
7 8 (2.95%) IT Manager
7 8 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (2.95%) Service Analyst
7 8 (2.95%) Support Consultant
8 7 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (2.58%) Tester
9 6 (2.21%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.33%) CSS
2 24 (8.86%) .NET
3 23 (8.49%) HTML
4 17 (6.27%) Web Services
5 15 (5.54%) .NET Core
6 12 (4.43%) Spring
7 11 (4.06%) React
8 9 (3.32%) AngularJS
8 9 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 9 (3.32%) Django
9 8 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.95%) jQuery
9 8 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.58%) HTML5
11 6 (2.21%) Node.js
12 5 (1.85%) CSS3
12 5 (1.85%) JSON
12 5 (1.85%) Symfony
13 4 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.49%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.75%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.95%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.95%) User Experience
6 7 (2.58%) Blog
6 7 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.85%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.85%) LIMS
7 5 (1.85%) PKI
8 3 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.11%) BBC
8 3 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.11%) W3C
9 2 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.74%) Social Media
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.71%) Windows
2 31 (11.44%) Linux
3 23 (8.49%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.64%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.06%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.58%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.85%) VMS
8 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.11%) Android
9 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) Debian
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Unix
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (11.07%) Project Management
4 26 (9.59%) Software Engineering
5 24 (8.86%) ITIL
6 22 (8.12%) DevOps
6 22 (8.12%) Project Delivery
7 19 (7.01%) OO
8 18 (6.64%) Multithreading
9 17 (6.27%) TDD
10 16 (5.90%) Artificial Intelligence
10 16 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (5.90%) Machine Learning
10 16 (5.90%) Service Delivery
10 16 (5.90%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.54%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (5.17%) Computer Science
12 14 (5.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.13%) JavaScript
2 38 (14.02%) Java
3 31 (11.44%) SQL
4 29 (10.70%) Python
5 28 (10.33%) C#
6 21 (7.75%) PHP
7 8 (2.95%) ES6
8 7 (2.58%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.48%) Ruby
9 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.48%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.11%) Go
11 2 (0.74%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) Elixir
12 1 (0.37%) R
12 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (11.81%) Degree
2 14 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.58%) CCNA
6 7 (2.58%) CCNP
7 6 (2.21%) CISSP
8 5 (1.85%) CISM
8 5 (1.85%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.85%) MCSE
9 4 (1.48%) MCSA
10 3 (1.11%) CISA
10 3 (1.11%) MCP
11 2 (0.74%) CEH
11 2 (0.74%) CNE
11 2 (0.74%) Novell Certification
11 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.69%) SLA
2 9 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.95%) GDPR
4 5 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.48%) HL7
6 3 (1.11%) PMO
6 3 (1.11%) QA
7 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.74%) NCSC
7 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 36 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.64%) Hyper-V
3 14 (5.17%) Docker
4 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.37%) NDS
7 1 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (5.90%) SCCM
3 9 (3.32%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.21%) Terraform
5 3 (1.11%) Grafana
5 3 (1.11%) Packer
5 3 (1.11%) Puppet
5 3 (1.11%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.74%) Ansible
6 2 (0.74%) Consul
6 2 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.74%) Graphite
6 2 (0.74%) Nagios
6 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.74%) Opsview
6 2 (0.74%) Salt
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.80%) VMware
3 11 (4.06%) Oracle
4 6 (2.21%) Cisco
4 6 (2.21%) Tableau
5 5 (1.85%) BeyondTrust
6 4 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.48%) SAP
7 3 (1.11%) BT
7 3 (1.11%) Citrix
7 3 (1.11%) Google
7 3 (1.11%) HP
7 3 (1.11%) Mitel
8 2 (0.74%) Aruba
8 2 (0.74%) Mellanox
8 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.74%) Workday
9 1 (0.37%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.37%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.37%) ForgeRock