Period
to 5 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 562 458 588
Rank change year-on-year -104 +130 -82
Permanent jobs citing NHS 521 971 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.64% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.61% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 465 725 499
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,471
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £23,550 £27,100 £28,818
90th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -

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 48,810 60,286 67,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.09% 39.81% 40.05%
Number of salaries quoted 37,530 46,630 50,722
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £54,486 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.00% -

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 5 December 2019.

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 December 2019. 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
North of England +34 158 £40,000 +7.41% 60
London -117 139 £52,500 -8.20% 67
Midlands -22 84 £45,000 - 19
North West +41 77 £42,553 +15.82% 29
Yorkshire +28 70 £38,750 -3.13% 24
South East -15 70 £37,407 -22.90% 33
East Midlands +22 57 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East of England +25 34 £37,750 -16.11% 21
South West -4 33 £50,000 +40.09% 22
West Midlands -43 28 £54,000 +8.00% 10
North East +29 11 £37,000 +27.59% 7
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 129 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.46%) Microsoft
3 110 (21.11%) SQL Server
4 94 (18.04%) C#
5 93 (17.85%) JavaScript
6 88 (16.89%) Retail
7 87 (16.70%) Windows
8 78 (14.97%) SQL
9 75 (14.40%) .NET
10 65 (12.48%) Public Sector
11 61 (11.71%) MVC
12 57 (10.94%) ASP.NET
12 57 (10.94%) Active Directory
13 56 (10.75%) Degree
14 53 (10.17%) Azure
14 53 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (9.02%) Windows Server
17 46 (8.83%) ITIL
17 46 (8.83%) Finance
18 44 (8.45%) VMware
19 43 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 42 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
20 42 (8.06%) Software Engineering
21 39 (7.49%) Project Management
22 38 (7.29%) Java
23 36 (6.91%) HTML
23 36 (6.91%) Linux
24 34 (6.53%) 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 30 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.73%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.54%) CMS
4 6 (1.15%) Confluence
5 4 (0.77%) Apache
5 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.58%) WordPress
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.38%) Drupal
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.38%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.38%) JBoss
7 2 (0.38%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.92%) SPSS
4 6 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.19%) Marvel
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Lorenzo
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.17%) Azure
2 31 (5.95%) AWS
3 29 (5.57%) Office 365
4 21 (4.03%) SaaS
5 12 (2.30%) GitHub
6 10 (1.92%) PaaS
7 8 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.96%) IaaS
10 4 (0.77%) GCP
11 3 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) Heroku
12 2 (0.38%) NuGet
12 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon Alexa
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.57%) DNS
2 22 (4.22%) DHCP
3 21 (4.03%) Firewall
4 19 (3.65%) LAN
5 16 (3.07%) VoIP
6 15 (2.88%) WAN
7 12 (2.30%) Internet
8 10 (1.92%) Wireless
9 9 (1.73%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.73%) WLAN
10 8 (1.54%) HTTP
10 8 (1.54%) Network Security
10 8 (1.54%) SAN
10 8 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.34%) Intranet
11 7 (1.34%) VPN
12 6 (1.15%) BGP
12 6 (1.15%) FTP
12 6 (1.15%) OSPF
12 6 (1.15%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.41%) Electronic Patient Records
4 22 (4.22%) MySQL
5 18 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.11%) Big Data
8 10 (1.92%) QlikView
8 10 (1.92%) SSDT
9 8 (1.54%) Power BI
10 7 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (0.77%) RavenDB
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.84%) JIRA
3 14 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.15%) JUnit
6 5 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.77%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.77%) Grunt
8 3 (0.58%) Ant
8 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.58%) GitLab
8 3 (0.58%) Hudson
8 3 (0.58%) Selenium
8 3 (0.58%) Spock
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.38%) Maven
9 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (16.89%) Retail
2 65 (12.48%) Public Sector
3 46 (8.83%) Finance
4 26 (4.99%) Local Government
5 20 (3.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (3.26%) Marketing
7 13 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.34%) Law
9 6 (1.15%) Electronics
9 6 (1.15%) Police
10 5 (0.96%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.58%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 2 (0.38%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (20.73%) Developer
2 66 (12.67%) Analyst
3 25 (4.80%) IT Manager
3 25 (4.80%) Project Manager
4 24 (4.61%) .NET Developer
4 24 (4.61%) IT Engineer
5 20 (3.84%) Architect
6 19 (3.65%) Software Developer
7 18 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 18 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 17 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (3.26%) Development Manager
9 15 (2.88%) Junior
9 15 (2.88%) Network Engineer
9 15 (2.88%) Software Manager
10 14 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (2.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (2.69%) Consultant
10 14 (2.69%) Programme Manager
10 14 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.40%) .NET
2 57 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 43 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (6.91%) HTML
5 33 (6.33%) CSS
5 33 (6.33%) jQuery
6 25 (4.80%) AngularJS
7 18 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (3.26%) React
9 16 (3.07%) Entity Framework
10 15 (2.88%) .NET Core
11 14 (2.69%) Web Services
12 11 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (2.11%) HTML5
12 11 (2.11%) REST
13 9 (1.73%) CSS3
13 9 (1.73%) WPF
14 8 (1.54%) Spring
14 8 (1.54%) Universal Windows Platform
15 7 (1.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.45%) User Experience
5 16 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.88%) PACS
7 13 (2.50%) BBC
8 10 (1.92%) LIMS
8 10 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.73%) AS400
9 9 (1.73%) iSeries
10 8 (1.54%) CCTV
10 8 (1.54%) Life Science
11 6 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.15%) e-Health
12 5 (0.96%) CMDB
12 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.70%) Windows
2 47 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 36 (6.91%) Linux
4 24 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.07%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.88%) Windows 10
8 14 (2.69%) Android
9 9 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.54%) Unix
11 7 (1.34%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.15%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.58%) AIX
14 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (11.71%) MVC
3 48 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (8.83%) ITIL
5 43 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (8.06%) Software Engineering
7 39 (7.49%) Project Management
8 34 (6.53%) DevOps
9 33 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (6.33%) Web Development
10 32 (6.14%) Informatics
11 31 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 30 (5.76%) Scrum
13 29 (5.57%) Project Delivery
14 27 (5.18%) Service Management
15 26 (4.99%) Analytics
15 26 (4.99%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.80%) Change Management
17 23 (4.41%) Coaching
17 23 (4.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (18.04%) C#
2 93 (17.85%) JavaScript
3 78 (14.97%) SQL
4 38 (7.29%) Java
5 23 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 22 (4.22%) Python
7 16 (3.07%) PHP
8 13 (2.50%) C++
9 10 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.73%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.54%) C
12 6 (1.15%) Groovy
12 6 (1.15%) Ruby
13 4 (0.77%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.58%) Go
14 3 (0.58%) R
14 3 (0.58%) Scala
14 3 (0.58%) VBA
15 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (10.75%) Degree
2 24 (4.61%) DBS Check
3 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.73%) MCSE
4 9 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.15%) JNCIE
6 6 (1.15%) JNCIP
6 6 (1.15%) JNCIS
7 5 (0.96%) CCNA
7 5 (0.96%) CCNP
7 5 (0.96%) CISSP
7 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.77%) OCA
8 4 (0.77%) OCP
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.41%) SLA
2 17 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.26%) PMO
3 15 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.88%) QA
4 13 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (2.11%) HL7
6 8 (1.54%) COBIT
6 8 (1.54%) GDPR
7 6 (1.15%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.96%) DICOM
9 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.38%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.38%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 57 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.26%) Docker
5 6 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.77%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.58%) XenApp
8 2 (0.38%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.45%) Ansible
2 15 (2.88%) Puppet
3 10 (1.92%) SCCM
4 9 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.77%) FTK
6 4 (0.77%) Terraform
7 3 (0.58%) Consul
7 3 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.58%) Grafana
7 3 (0.58%) Graphite
7 3 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.58%) Nagios
7 3 (0.58%) Opsview
7 3 (0.58%) Packer
7 3 (0.58%) Salt
7 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 117 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.45%) VMware
3 23 (4.41%) Cisco
4 19 (3.65%) Oracle
5 15 (2.88%) Apple
6 12 (2.30%) HP
7 11 (2.11%) IBM
8 10 (1.92%) Tableau
9 9 (1.73%) Citrix
10 8 (1.54%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.34%) SonicWALL
12 6 (1.15%) Cognos
12 6 (1.15%) Juniper
12 6 (1.15%) SAP
13 5 (0.96%) Cerner
13 5 (0.96%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.77%) Cellebrite
14 4 (0.77%) Nuix
15 3 (0.58%) Dell
15 3 (0.58%) EMC