Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 370 557 591
Rank change year-on-year +187 +34 -26
Permanent jobs citing NHS 618 353 599
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 1.15% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 429 277 494
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £33,250 £35,677
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £45,100 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +27.49% +0.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £71,250 £57,596 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,000 £74,625
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +5.88%

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 29,267 30,612 46,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.46% 34.81% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20,100 24,265 36,011
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +6.80%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 +150 227 £60,000 +37.14% 73
North of England +61 165 £57,585 +24.51% 49
Yorkshire +45 119 £65,000 +30.00% 30
South East +75 97 £58,750 +25.00% 40
South West -12 52 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North West +16 37 £50,000 +22.94% 19
Midlands +11 34 £55,000 +71.88% 33
East of England +27 24 £45,500 +0.89% 26
East Midlands +7 21 £55,000 +89.66% 14
West Midlands 0 12 £51,750 +11.89% 19
North East +1 9 £40,000 -15.79%
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 200 (32.36%) Public Sector
2 169 (27.35%) AWS
3 168 (27.18%) Java
4 158 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (23.79%) Biometrics
5 147 (23.79%) Re-Platforming
6 140 (22.65%) JavaScript
7 117 (18.93%) Web Services
8 115 (18.61%) Social Skills
9 109 (17.64%) SQL
10 107 (17.31%) DevOps
11 95 (15.37%) Python
12 88 (14.24%) Azure
13 79 (12.78%) Docker
14 76 (12.30%) Scrum
15 75 (12.14%) .NET
15 75 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (11.49%) Degree
17 69 (11.17%) Microservices
18 68 (11.00%) Git (software)
18 68 (11.00%) HTML
19 67 (10.84%) C#
20 66 (10.68%) Mentoring
21 64 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
22 63 (10.19%) SQL Server
22 63 (10.19%) TDD
23 62 (10.03%) Spring
24 61 (9.87%) Project Management
25 57 (9.22%) Windows
26 56 (9.06%) Kubernetes

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 27 (4.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 21 (3.40%) Apache
3 20 (3.24%) IIS
3 20 (3.24%) Umbraco
4 17 (2.75%) CMS
4 17 (2.75%) WordPress
5 15 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.27%) EPiServer
6 14 (2.27%) Kentico
6 14 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (1.62%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.13%) Confluence
8 7 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.81%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.65%) Drupal
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.32%) Appian
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.65%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.65%) Sketch
8 1 (0.16%) Figma
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.27%) nopCommerce
2 4 (0.65%) HealthRoster
3 2 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 169 (27.35%) AWS
2 88 (14.24%) Azure
3 55 (8.90%) Serverless
4 48 (7.77%) AWS Lambda
5 41 (6.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 37 (5.99%) PaaS
7 35 (5.66%) Amazon EKS
7 35 (5.66%) SaaS
8 23 (3.72%) Power Platform
9 19 (3.07%) Amazon S3
10 14 (2.27%) Yarn
11 12 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.94%) GitHub
12 11 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.78%) GCP
13 9 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.13%) Amazon SageMaker
15 6 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
16 5 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.81%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.94%) HTTP
2 8 (1.29%) LAN
2 8 (1.29%) WAN
3 7 (1.13%) VPN
4 6 (0.97%) Intranet
4 6 (0.97%) Network Security
4 6 (0.97%) Wireless
4 6 (0.97%) WLAN
5 5 (0.81%) Firewall
6 4 (0.65%) BGP
6 4 (0.65%) Internet
7 3 (0.49%) VoIP
7 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.49%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.32%) Skype
8 2 (0.32%) SSH
8 2 (0.32%) SSL
9 1 (0.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.93%) MySQL
3 45 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (3.72%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.56%) Power BI
7 22 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.46%) Tableau
13 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2019
14 6 (0.97%) Big Data
14 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.81%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 68 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 37 (5.99%) JIRA
4 36 (5.83%) GitLab
5 29 (4.69%) Maven
6 27 (4.37%) DbUnit
6 27 (4.37%) jMock
6 27 (4.37%) JUnit
6 27 (4.37%) Mockito
6 27 (4.37%) SonarQube
7 19 (3.07%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.94%) Selenium
8 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.46%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.46%) IntelliJ
11 8 (1.29%) JMeter
12 7 (1.13%) Bazaar
12 7 (1.13%) gulp
13 6 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 200 (32.36%) Public Sector
2 115 (18.61%) Social Skills
3 43 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.31%) Finance
5 36 (5.83%) Marketing
6 19 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (2.59%) Retail
8 14 (2.27%) Electronics
9 13 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.94%) Fire and Rescue
10 12 (1.94%) Local Government
11 11 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.97%) Games
13 6 (0.97%) Legal
14 5 (0.81%) Advertising
14 5 (0.81%) Law
15 2 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (35.76%) Developer
2 68 (11.00%) Java Developer
3 67 (10.84%) Senior Developer
4 48 (7.77%) Software Developer
5 39 (6.31%) Analyst
6 36 (5.83%) Architect
7 32 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
8 27 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
9 26 (4.21%) Access Developer
9 26 (4.21%) IAM Developer
9 26 (4.21%) Identity Management Developer
10 25 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.05%) Software Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.24%) Consultant
11 20 (3.24%) Junior
12 18 (2.91%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.91%) Senior Full Stack Developer
13 17 (2.75%) IT Manager
14 16 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (18.93%) Web Services
2 75 (12.14%) .NET
3 68 (11.00%) HTML
4 62 (10.03%) Spring
5 55 (8.90%) React
6 54 (8.74%) CSS
6 54 (8.74%) RESTful
7 46 (7.44%) SOAP
8 41 (6.63%) AngularJS
9 40 (6.47%) XML
10 34 (5.50%) REST
11 29 (4.69%) Node.js
11 29 (4.69%) OAuth
11 29 (4.69%) OpenID
12 28 (4.53%) ActiveMQ
12 28 (4.53%) LDAP
13 27 (4.37%) PowerMock
13 27 (4.37%) SailPoint
13 27 (4.37%) SAML
14 23 (3.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.12%) User Experience
2 31 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.97%) Graphic Design
10 5 (0.81%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.65%) LIMS
11 4 (0.65%) PMI
11 4 (0.65%) Robotics
11 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.49%) Life Science
12 3 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.22%) Windows
2 53 (8.58%) Linux
3 22 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.91%) Ubuntu
5 12 (1.94%) Android
6 11 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.62%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.81%) Unix
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (23.79%) Biometrics
2 147 (23.79%) Re-Platforming
3 107 (17.31%) DevOps
4 76 (12.30%) Scrum
5 75 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
6 69 (11.17%) Microservices
7 66 (10.68%) Mentoring
8 64 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (10.19%) TDD
10 61 (9.87%) Project Management
11 55 (8.90%) Front End Development
12 53 (8.58%) Analytics
13 52 (8.41%) Test Automation
14 48 (7.77%) BDD
15 46 (7.44%) Software Engineering
16 45 (7.28%) Workflow
17 43 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (6.63%) Computer Science
18 41 (6.63%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 168 (27.18%) Java
2 140 (22.65%) JavaScript
3 109 (17.64%) SQL
4 95 (15.37%) Python
5 67 (10.84%) C#
6 31 (5.02%) TypeScript
7 30 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.94%) PHP
10 12 (1.94%) Ruby
11 8 (1.29%) Groovy
11 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.13%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.13%) R
12 7 (1.13%) Scala
13 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.97%) VBA
14 5 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (11.49%) Degree
2 35 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (5.18%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.43%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.81%) PhD
7 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.65%) CCIE
8 4 (0.65%) CCNA
8 4 (0.65%) CCNP
8 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.49%) CISMP
9 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.32%) MBA
10 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.83%) Data Quality
2 33 (5.34%) QA
3 21 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.91%) WAI
5 10 (1.62%) GDPR
6 9 (1.46%) HL7
7 5 (0.81%) SLA
8 4 (0.65%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.65%) WCAG
9 3 (0.49%) COBIT
9 3 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.49%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.49%) PMO
9 3 (0.49%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 79 (12.78%) Docker
2 40 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.37%) NDS
3 27 (4.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 5 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.49%) Postfix
6 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (9.06%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 25 (4.05%) Terraform
4 4 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.65%) SCCM
5 2 (0.32%) Ansible
5 2 (0.32%) Icinga
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
6 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.16%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (7.93%) Oracle
2 47 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.53%) ForgeRock
4 27 (4.37%) NetIQ
5 17 (2.75%) Cisco
6 14 (2.27%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.10%) Splunk
8 11 (1.78%) Google
8 11 (1.78%) SAP
9 9 (1.46%) Adobe
10 8 (1.29%) IBM
10 8 (1.29%) VMware
11 7 (1.13%) Cadence
12 5 (0.81%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.65%) Ruckus Wireless
14 3 (0.49%) Citrix
14 3 (0.49%) EMC
14 3 (0.49%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.49%) Xamarin
15 2 (0.32%) Cerner