Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 592 651
Rank change year-on-year +99 +59 -109
Permanent jobs citing NHS 924 730 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 1.00% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 690 515 607
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,818 £26,649
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.76% +11.82%

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 70,651 73,349 83,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.67% 43.90% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 54,932 57,172 68,920
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,835 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.33% -0.33% +5.26%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in England

NHS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for NHS in England

NHS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 2018. 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 +73 297 £55,000 +6.80% 76
North of England -38 156 £40,000 -5.88% 54
South East +65 147 £45,000 +24.14% 37
East of England +101 128 £42,500 -5.56% 21
Midlands +42 101 £37,000 -7.50% 32
South West +40 85 £30,083 -14.05% 10
Yorkshire -15 85 £42,500 -3.48% 28
East Midlands +56 63 £36,750 -11.98% 15
North West -11 47 £36,742 +4.98% 23
West Midlands -3 34 £53,827 +34.57% 17
North East -17 24 £29,000 -35.56% 3
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 211 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 172 (18.61%) SQL
4 146 (15.80%) Retail
5 144 (15.58%) Windows
6 136 (14.72%) SQL Server
7 127 (13.74%) ITIL
8 124 (13.42%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (12.88%) Project Management
10 118 (12.77%) Finance
11 116 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
12 105 (11.36%) Degree
13 102 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
14 98 (10.61%) VMware
14 98 (10.61%) Java
15 97 (10.50%) C#
16 96 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 89 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
18 88 (9.52%) Analytics
19 85 (9.20%) JavaScript
20 83 (8.98%) .NET
21 78 (8.44%) Active Directory
22 75 (8.12%) Cisco
22 75 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
23 74 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
24 73 (7.90%) PMO
25 72 (7.79%) Management Information System
26 71 (7.68%) Firewall
27 70 (7.58%) PRINCE2
28 68 (7.36%) HTML

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 37 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.41%) Umbraco
5 11 (1.19%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.97%) IIS
6 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.65%) SAS
8 5 (0.54%) CMS
9 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.32%) Drupal
10 3 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 66 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.65%) SPSS
7 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) SystmOne
2 4 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 96 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (4.98%) Office 365
4 26 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (2.81%) SaaS
5 20 (2.16%) PaaS
6 12 (1.30%) IaaS
7 8 (0.87%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.87%) Heroku
8 6 (0.65%) Firebase
9 4 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.32%) Datadog
10 3 (0.32%) G Suite
10 3 (0.32%) Google Play
10 3 (0.32%) iTunes
11 2 (0.22%) GitHub
11 2 (0.22%) npm
12 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.68%) Firewall
2 51 (5.52%) LAN
3 43 (4.65%) WAN
4 32 (3.46%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.92%) Network Security
6 25 (2.71%) VPN
7 24 (2.60%) Wireless
8 23 (2.49%) DHCP
8 23 (2.49%) DNS
9 19 (2.06%) MPLS
10 18 (1.95%) OSPF
11 17 (1.84%) VoIP
12 15 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (1.62%) SAN
13 11 (1.19%) NetScaler
14 9 (0.97%) Internet
14 9 (0.97%) Skype
14 9 (0.97%) SSL
15 8 (0.87%) WLAN
16 7 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 116 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.11%) Big Data
6 37 (4.00%) Electronic Patient Records
7 36 (3.90%) NoSQL
8 25 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.73%) MySQL
9 16 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.52%) Power BI
10 14 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.08%) QlikView
13 9 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.87%) Redis
15 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.60%) JIRA
4 23 (2.49%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.84%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.19%) Selenium
7 10 (1.08%) NUnit
7 10 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.97%) Travis CI
9 8 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.65%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.65%) git-flow
10 6 (0.65%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.65%) Xcode
11 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.43%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.43%) gulp
12 4 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 146 (15.80%) Retail
2 118 (12.77%) Finance
3 40 (4.33%) Marketing
4 27 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (2.27%) Automotive
6 15 (1.62%) Games
7 12 (1.30%) Legal
8 10 (1.08%) Local Government
8 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.87%) Law
11 7 (0.76%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
13 5 (0.54%) Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
16 1 (0.11%) Georgian Language
Job Titles
1 196 (21.21%) Developer
2 104 (11.26%) Analyst
3 45 (4.87%) Architect
4 43 (4.65%) Software Developer
5 42 (4.55%) Consultant
5 42 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 40 (4.33%) Senior Developer
7 34 (3.68%) C# Developer
8 32 (3.46%) SQL Developer
9 31 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (3.25%) Account Manager
11 29 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 29 (3.14%) IT Manager
11 29 (3.14%) Java Developer
11 29 (3.14%) Network Engineer
11 29 (3.14%) Technical Manager
12 28 (3.03%) .NET Developer
13 24 (2.60%) IT Engineer
14 23 (2.49%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.98%) .NET
2 68 (7.36%) HTML
3 53 (5.74%) CSS
4 45 (4.87%) Web Services
5 37 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 29 (3.14%) XML
7 27 (2.92%) jQuery
8 25 (2.71%) ASP.NET
8 25 (2.71%) RESTful
9 24 (2.60%) EDI
10 23 (2.49%) REST
11 21 (2.27%) SOAP
12 17 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (1.84%) Natural Language Processing
13 15 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
14 14 (1.52%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.52%) JSON
15 13 (1.41%) Entity Framework
15 13 (1.41%) XSD
16 12 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (7.79%) Management Information System
4 56 (6.06%) User Experience
5 44 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.68%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.84%) LIMS
10 16 (1.73%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.62%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.19%) PACS
15 8 (0.87%) BBC
15 8 (0.87%) Replication
16 7 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 6 (0.65%) EMC VNX
18 5 (0.54%) iPad
19 4 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.58%) Windows
2 64 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 32 (3.46%) Linux
3 32 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (2.81%) Android
6 21 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.19%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.32%) Debian
15 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.22%) Unix
16 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (13.74%) ITIL
3 124 (13.42%) Business Intelligence
4 119 (12.88%) Project Management
5 102 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
6 88 (9.52%) Analytics
7 70 (7.58%) PRINCE2
8 53 (5.74%) Information Security
8 53 (5.74%) Service Delivery
9 50 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 47 (5.09%) MVC
11 44 (4.76%) CRM
12 41 (4.44%) Information Management
12 41 (4.44%) Service Management
13 37 (4.00%) Change Management
14 36 (3.90%) Data Science
14 36 (3.90%) Scrum
15 35 (3.79%) Business Analysis
15 35 (3.79%) Workflow
16 34 (3.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (18.61%) SQL
2 98 (10.61%) Java
3 97 (10.50%) C#
4 85 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 67 (7.25%) Python
6 34 (3.68%) T-SQL
7 30 (3.25%) C++
8 21 (2.27%) Ruby
9 19 (2.06%) R
10 16 (1.73%) C
11 13 (1.41%) Scala
12 11 (1.19%) Perl
12 11 (1.19%) PHP
13 10 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.97%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.87%) CoffeeScript
16 6 (0.65%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.43%) VBA
18 3 (0.32%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 105 (11.36%) Degree
2 64 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (5.41%) MCSE
4 47 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (3.79%) CCNA
6 32 (3.46%) CCNP
7 31 (3.35%) Security Cleared
8 28 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 28 (3.03%) MCSA
9 25 (2.71%) PhD
10 19 (2.06%) CISSP
10 19 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.30%) DBS Check
12 11 (1.19%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.08%) CISM
13 10 (1.08%) MCITP
14 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.87%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.90%) PMO
2 34 (3.68%) SLA
3 33 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 27 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.92%) QA
5 14 (1.52%) COBIT
5 14 (1.52%) GDPR
6 13 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.08%) HL7
9 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.43%) COSO
10 4 (0.43%) GPG13
10 4 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 78 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 74 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.16%) XenApp
5 14 (1.52%) Docker
6 12 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.87%) XenServer
9 7 (0.76%) vSphere
10 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.11%) HDFS
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.52%) SCCM
2 13 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 7 (0.76%) Kibana
3 7 (0.76%) NetApp OnCommand
4 6 (0.65%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.54%) EnCase
5 5 (0.54%) Puppet
5 5 (0.54%) WSUS
6 4 (0.43%) Ansible
7 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.32%) Nagios
7 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.32%) Packer
7 3 (0.32%) Terraform
7 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.22%) FTK
9 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 98 (10.61%) VMware
3 75 (8.12%) Cisco
4 43 (4.65%) HP
5 30 (3.25%) Citrix
6 28 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 27 (2.92%) Apple
8 21 (2.27%) Oracle
9 18 (1.95%) Extreme Networks
10 17 (1.84%) Tableau
11 15 (1.62%) Google
12 14 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.30%) NetApp
14 11 (1.19%) Palo Alto
15 9 (0.97%) F5
15 9 (0.97%) Fortinet
15 9 (0.97%) Juniper
15 9 (0.97%) Sophos
16 8 (0.87%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.87%) Ivanti