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

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 556 539
Rank change year-on-year +77 -17 -13
Permanent jobs citing NHS 910 771 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 1.04% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 665 488 757
England median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.14% -10.20% +28.95%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,818 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,625 £64,400
UK median annual salary £43,041 £44,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -2.18% -9.28% +21.25%

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 68,043 73,970 76,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.31% 44.89% 42.65%
Number of salaries quoted 53,003 55,939 63,328
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 October 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 October 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 +186 363 £53,547 -3.95% 82
North of England -53 141 £36,742 -3.31% 50
South East +46 132 £48,514 +38.61% 40
Midlands +58 123 £42,500 +6.25% 34
East of England +74 95 £42,500 -15.00% 13
Yorkshire -46 73 £40,000 -7.51% 19
East Midlands +45 59 £42,500 -15.00% 19
West Midlands +28 59 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West -40 55 £32,500 -9.72% 29
South West -5 48 £35,691 -14.51% 20
North East -7 13 £29,000 -27.50% 2
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 214 (23.52%) Microsoft
2 210 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (22.09%) SQL
4 149 (16.37%) Finance
5 144 (15.82%) SQL Server
6 143 (15.71%) Degree
7 132 (14.51%) Retail
8 130 (14.29%) Windows
9 129 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 125 (13.74%) Project Management
11 118 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
12 115 (12.64%) .NET
13 110 (12.09%) C#
14 105 (11.54%) JavaScript
15 104 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
16 103 (11.32%) ITIL
17 94 (10.33%) Analytics
18 93 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
19 88 (9.67%) Management Information System
19 88 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
20 84 (9.23%) Java
21 72 (7.91%) Firewall
22 71 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
23 66 (7.25%) Web Services
24 64 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
25 63 (6.92%) CSS
26 62 (6.81%) PRINCE2
26 62 (6.81%) Active Directory
26 62 (6.81%) Windows Server
27 61 (6.70%) 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 54 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.86%) IIS
3 13 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.43%) Umbraco
4 10 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.10%) MQSeries
4 10 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.77%) Drupal
6 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.44%) CICS
7 4 (0.44%) Confluence
8 3 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) DNN
10 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
Applications
1 71 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.22%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 129 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
3 37 (4.07%) Office 365
4 29 (3.19%) SaaS
5 22 (2.42%) PaaS
6 15 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.54%) IaaS
8 9 (0.99%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.77%) GitHub
9 7 (0.77%) Slack
10 6 (0.66%) Heroku
11 5 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.44%) Trello
13 3 (0.33%) Firebase
14 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 72 (7.91%) Firewall
2 52 (5.71%) LAN
3 51 (5.60%) TCP/IP
4 47 (5.16%) WAN
5 36 (3.96%) Network Security
6 34 (3.74%) VPN
7 30 (3.30%) DNS
8 29 (3.19%) VoIP
9 26 (2.86%) DHCP
10 18 (1.98%) MPLS
11 17 (1.87%) Internet
11 17 (1.87%) OSPF
12 16 (1.76%) SAN
13 11 (1.21%) HTTP
14 10 (1.10%) SSL
15 9 (0.99%) VLAN
15 9 (0.99%) Wireless
15 9 (0.99%) WLAN
16 7 (0.77%) BGP
16 7 (0.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 104 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 36 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (3.74%) Electronic Patient Records
8 31 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.75%) Big Data
10 22 (2.42%) Power BI
11 19 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.76%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.43%) MySQL
14 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.99%) DB2
16 9 (0.99%) QlikView
17 8 (0.88%) Data Mining
18 7 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.77%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 46 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 44 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 41 (4.51%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.52%) JIRA
5 17 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.65%) Selenium
7 13 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.21%) NUnit
8 11 (1.21%) Travis CI
9 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.99%) Bower
10 9 (0.99%) gulp
10 9 (0.99%) Jasmine
10 9 (0.99%) webpack
10 9 (0.99%) Yeoman
11 7 (0.77%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.66%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.55%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.55%) Protractor
14 4 (0.44%) ChangeMan
General
1 149 (16.37%) Finance
2 132 (14.51%) Retail
3 31 (3.41%) Marketing
4 24 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (2.42%) Legal
6 17 (1.87%) Local Government
7 16 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.21%) Law
9 8 (0.88%) Back Office
9 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Games
11 6 (0.66%) Advertising
11 6 (0.66%) Georgian Language
12 4 (0.44%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 211 (23.19%) Developer
2 121 (13.30%) Analyst
3 50 (5.49%) Architect
4 46 (5.05%) .NET Developer
4 46 (5.05%) Consultant
5 41 (4.51%) Project Manager
5 41 (4.51%) Software Developer
6 38 (4.18%) Senior Developer
6 38 (4.18%) SQL Developer
7 36 (3.96%) C# Developer
8 33 (3.63%) IT Support
9 32 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 28 (3.08%) Applications Support
10 28 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (2.86%) Network Engineer
12 24 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 23 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (2.31%) IT Manager
14 21 (2.31%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (12.64%) .NET
2 66 (7.25%) Web Services
3 63 (6.92%) CSS
4 61 (6.70%) HTML
5 46 (5.05%) AngularJS
6 44 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 34 (3.74%) RESTful
8 33 (3.63%) jQuery
9 30 (3.30%) XML
10 26 (2.86%) Node.js
11 24 (2.64%) React
12 22 (2.42%) HTML5
13 21 (2.31%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.98%) REST
15 15 (1.65%) SOAP
16 14 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (1.43%) .NET Core
17 13 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
17 13 (1.43%) Sass
17 13 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (9.67%) Management Information System
3 51 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 44 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.09%) User Experience
10 16 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.54%) LIMS
12 13 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.21%) PMI
14 10 (1.10%) BBC
14 10 (1.10%) Replication
15 8 (0.88%) PACS
15 8 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.77%) Internet of Things
17 6 (0.66%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 130 (14.29%) Windows
2 62 (6.81%) Windows Server
3 40 (4.40%) Linux
4 32 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.54%) Android
7 12 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.44%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.33%) Solaris
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.22%) AIX
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.22%) Unix
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (13.74%) Project Management
3 118 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (11.32%) ITIL
5 94 (10.33%) Analytics
6 88 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (6.81%) PRINCE2
8 59 (6.48%) Change Management
9 57 (6.26%) TDD
10 55 (6.04%) Coaching
11 54 (5.93%) SDLC
12 52 (5.71%) Data Management
13 51 (5.60%) Information Security
13 51 (5.60%) IT Strategy
14 50 (5.49%) MVC
15 47 (5.16%) Mentoring
16 46 (5.05%) Software Engineering
17 45 (4.95%) DevOps
17 45 (4.95%) Risk Management
17 45 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 201 (22.09%) SQL
2 110 (12.09%) C#
3 105 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 84 (9.23%) Java
5 54 (5.93%) Python
6 42 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 34 (3.74%) Ruby
8 20 (2.20%) C++
9 18 (1.98%) PHP
10 17 (1.87%) Scala
11 15 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.32%) C
12 12 (1.32%) R
13 11 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.66%) Go
14 6 (0.66%) Haskell
14 6 (0.66%) VBA
15 5 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.55%) F#
15 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (15.71%) Degree
2 42 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (3.96%) CCNP
4 35 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (3.41%) MCSE
6 27 (2.97%) CCNA
7 24 (2.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 21 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.87%) MCSA
10 16 (1.76%) ISEB
10 16 (1.76%) Security Cleared
11 15 (1.65%) CISSP
12 14 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 13 (1.43%) PhD
14 11 (1.21%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.10%) CCIE
16 9 (0.99%) JNCIP
16 9 (0.99%) SC Cleared
17 8 (0.88%) JNCIE
18 6 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.48%) PMO
2 37 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.63%) QA
4 31 (3.41%) GDPR
5 29 (3.19%) SLA
6 24 (2.64%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.87%) COBIT
8 15 (1.65%) HL7
9 9 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.55%) COSO
11 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.33%) DICOM
13 2 (0.22%) GPG13
13 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.18%) Docker
3 35 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.10%) XenApp
5 10 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.88%) vSphere
7 7 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.55%) XenServer
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.11%) Ceph
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (1.43%) Backup Exec
1 13 (1.43%) Puppet
2 12 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.10%) SCCM
3 10 (1.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 9 (0.99%) Nessus
5 7 (0.77%) EnCase
6 6 (0.66%) Ansible
6 6 (0.66%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.66%) NetApp OnCommand
7 5 (0.55%) SCOM
7 5 (0.55%) SCSM
7 5 (0.55%) WSUS
8 4 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.44%) Graphite
8 4 (0.44%) Nagios
8 4 (0.44%) Opsview
8 4 (0.44%) Salt
8 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 214 (23.52%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.70%) VMware
3 55 (6.04%) Cisco
4 25 (2.75%) Oracle
5 23 (2.53%) Tableau
6 22 (2.42%) Citrix
7 20 (2.20%) Google
8 18 (1.98%) CheckPoint
8 18 (1.98%) HP
9 14 (1.54%) Juniper
10 12 (1.32%) Apple
11 10 (1.10%) Blue Prism
11 10 (1.10%) Cellebrite
11 10 (1.10%) Extreme Networks
11 10 (1.10%) F5
11 10 (1.10%) NetApp
11 10 (1.10%) Nuix
11 10 (1.10%) UiPath
12 9 (0.99%) Fortinet
12 9 (0.99%) Sophos