Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 473 571 510
Rank change year-on-year +98 -61 +53
Permanent jobs citing NHS 903 728 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 1.05% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 669 499 809
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £64,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 62,118 69,406 69,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.02% 41.35% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 48,029 52,907 57,073
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +219 370 £57,188 -4.69% 69
North of England -38 148 £38,132 +1.68% 65
Midlands +71 132 £45,000 +12.50% 28
South East +31 126 £48,514 +16.90% 37
West Midlands +33 78 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Yorkshire -17 74 £40,000 -9.09% 26
North West -7 69 £38,132 +6.29% 31
East of England +60 68 £45,000 +4.05% 12
East Midlands +73 53 £42,500 -8.11% 12
South West +15 46 £36,047 -17.13% 18
North East +3 5 £29,000 -27.50% 8
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 280 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (21.93%) SQL
3 181 (20.04%) Microsoft
4 143 (15.84%) Degree
5 142 (15.73%) Finance
6 132 (14.62%) SQL Server
7 130 (14.40%) JavaScript
8 127 (14.06%) Java
9 121 (13.40%) Windows
10 117 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 112 (12.40%) Project Management
12 111 (12.29%) .NET
13 105 (11.63%) Retail
14 103 (11.41%) Analytics
15 102 (11.30%) Management Information System
16 96 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
17 94 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
18 87 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
19 82 (9.08%) C#
20 80 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
21 79 (8.75%) SDLC
22 76 (8.42%) DevOps
23 75 (8.31%) Mentoring
23 75 (8.31%) Software Engineering
24 74 (8.19%) Web Services
24 74 (8.19%) Scrum
25 70 (7.75%) ITIL
26 69 (7.64%) Python
26 69 (7.64%) Docker
27 68 (7.53%) Coaching

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 38 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.55%) IIS
3 14 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.11%) Confluence
6 10 (1.11%) MQSeries
7 9 (1.00%) Drupal
8 8 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.78%) CMS
10 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.55%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.44%) CICS
12 2 (0.22%) DNN
12 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 117 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.99%) Office 365
5 20 (2.21%) SaaS
6 15 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (1.66%) IaaS
7 11 (1.22%) PaaS
8 9 (1.00%) Slack
9 8 (0.89%) GitHub
10 6 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.66%) Trello
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%) Heroku
12 4 (0.44%) npm
13 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.53%) Firewall
2 57 (6.31%) TCP/IP
3 38 (4.21%) LAN
3 38 (4.21%) VPN
3 38 (4.21%) WAN
4 37 (4.10%) DNS
5 30 (3.32%) DHCP
6 29 (3.21%) VoIP
7 27 (2.99%) Network Security
8 18 (1.99%) Internet
9 13 (1.44%) SAN
10 12 (1.33%) HTTP
11 11 (1.22%) SSL
12 9 (1.00%) BGP
12 9 (1.00%) Intranet
12 9 (1.00%) VLAN
13 8 (0.89%) MPLS
13 8 (0.89%) OSPF
13 8 (0.89%) Wireless
14 7 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 37 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (3.10%) MySQL
8 24 (2.66%) Electronic Patient Records
9 22 (2.44%) Power BI
10 20 (2.21%) Big Data
11 18 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.22%) Redis
14 10 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.00%) DB2
15 9 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.00%) QlikView
16 8 (0.89%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 59 (6.53%) Jenkins
2 41 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.10%) JIRA
4 26 (2.88%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.44%) Jasmine
7 12 (1.33%) Selenium
7 12 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.22%) gulp
8 11 (1.22%) Travis CI
8 11 (1.22%) webpack
9 10 (1.11%) Protractor
9 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.00%) Mockito
11 8 (0.89%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.78%) Bower
12 7 (0.78%) Maven
12 7 (0.78%) Yeoman
13 6 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 142 (15.73%) Finance
2 105 (11.63%) Retail
3 47 (5.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 33 (3.65%) Marketing
5 24 (2.66%) Legal
6 20 (2.21%) Local Government
7 18 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.55%) Law
9 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.00%) Back Office
11 8 (0.89%) Electronics
12 7 (0.78%) Games
13 6 (0.66%) Georgian Language
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
15 2 (0.22%) Publishing
16 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 219 (24.25%) Developer
2 124 (13.73%) Analyst
3 57 (6.31%) Architect
4 41 (4.54%) Delivery Manager
5 39 (4.32%) Consultant
6 35 (3.88%) .NET Developer
6 35 (3.88%) SQL Developer
7 34 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 33 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (3.54%) Project Manager
10 30 (3.32%) Software Developer
10 30 (3.32%) Support Engineer
11 26 (2.88%) IT Support
12 24 (2.66%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.66%) C# Developer
12 24 (2.66%) Java Developer
12 24 (2.66%) Lead Developer
13 21 (2.33%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 20 (2.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 20 (2.21%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.29%) .NET
2 74 (8.19%) Web Services
3 63 (6.98%) AngularJS
3 63 (6.98%) CSS
4 59 (6.53%) HTML
5 39 (4.32%) Node.js
6 36 (3.99%) ASP.NET
7 35 (3.88%) RESTful
8 34 (3.77%) React
9 32 (3.54%) HTML5
10 27 (2.99%) jQuery
11 26 (2.88%) Spring
12 25 (2.77%) XML
13 21 (2.33%) REST
14 18 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (1.88%) CSS3
16 15 (1.66%) .NET Framework
17 14 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
18 13 (1.44%) .NET Core
18 13 (1.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 102 (11.30%) Management Information System
2 80 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 36 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 23 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.44%) User Experience
8 15 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.22%) PMI
11 10 (1.11%) LIMS
11 10 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.00%) Replication
12 9 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.78%) Internet of Things
13 7 (0.78%) Life Science
14 6 (0.66%) BBC
15 5 (0.55%) DataPower
15 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.40%) Windows
2 62 (6.87%) Windows Server
3 48 (5.32%) Linux
4 23 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.00%) Android
7 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.66%) Kali Linux
9 6 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.44%) AIX
10 4 (0.44%) Solaris
11 3 (0.33%) Unix
12 2 (0.22%) CentOS
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (12.40%) Project Management
3 103 (11.41%) Analytics
4 96 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
5 94 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (8.75%) SDLC
7 76 (8.42%) DevOps
8 75 (8.31%) Mentoring
8 75 (8.31%) Software Engineering
9 74 (8.19%) Scrum
10 70 (7.75%) ITIL
11 68 (7.53%) Coaching
12 63 (6.98%) IT Strategy
13 60 (6.64%) Risk Management
14 58 (6.42%) Data Management
15 54 (5.98%) TDD
16 53 (5.87%) Information Security
16 53 (5.87%) PRINCE2
17 51 (5.65%) Microservices
18 49 (5.43%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 198 (21.93%) SQL
2 130 (14.40%) JavaScript
3 127 (14.06%) Java
4 82 (9.08%) C#
5 69 (7.64%) Python
6 38 (4.21%) Ruby
7 37 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 30 (3.32%) PHP
9 22 (2.44%) Scala
10 21 (2.33%) Go
11 16 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.66%) C++
13 13 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.11%) C
14 10 (1.11%) ES6
14 10 (1.11%) Java 8
14 10 (1.11%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.00%) R
16 8 (0.89%) VBA
17 6 (0.66%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 143 (15.84%) Degree
2 33 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (2.99%) CCNP
4 21 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 19 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.77%) CCNA
6 16 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.66%) MCSA
8 14 (1.55%) ISEB
8 14 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.44%) CISSP
9 13 (1.44%) MCSE
10 12 (1.33%) PMI Certification
11 11 (1.22%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.11%) CCIE
13 9 (1.00%) PhD
14 6 (0.66%) APMP
14 6 (0.66%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.87%) PMO
2 41 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (4.10%) GDPR
4 32 (3.54%) QA
5 21 (2.33%) SLA
6 17 (1.88%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.66%) COBIT
8 13 (1.44%) HL7
9 8 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.89%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.89%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.55%) COSO
12 3 (0.33%) DICOM
13 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.22%) RMADS
13 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 69 (7.64%) Docker
2 67 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.66%) XenApp
7 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.44%) vSphere
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.11%) Ceph
11 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 36 (3.99%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.21%) Ansible
3 17 (1.88%) Puppet
4 14 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.22%) Nessus
6 10 (1.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 9 (1.00%) Terraform
8 8 (0.89%) Grafana
9 6 (0.66%) Consul
9 6 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.66%) EnCase
9 6 (0.66%) Graphite
9 6 (0.66%) Nagios
9 6 (0.66%) Opsview
9 6 (0.66%) Packer
9 6 (0.66%) Salt
9 6 (0.66%) SCCM
9 6 (0.66%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.55%) SCOM
10 5 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 181 (20.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.98%) Cisco
3 42 (4.65%) VMware
4 30 (3.32%) Oracle
5 26 (2.88%) Tableau
6 18 (1.99%) Citrix
7 17 (1.88%) Google
8 12 (1.33%) Juniper
9 10 (1.11%) Blue Prism
9 10 (1.11%) HP
9 10 (1.11%) UiPath
10 9 (1.00%) Apple
10 9 (1.00%) Cellebrite
10 9 (1.00%) Nuix
11 8 (0.89%) SAP
11 8 (0.89%) SolarWinds
12 7 (0.78%) F5
13 6 (0.66%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.55%) Fortinet