Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 515 572
Rank change year-on-year +119 +57 -58
Permanent jobs citing NHS 775 284 625
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 1.21% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 524 252 530
10th Percentile £32,996 £28,000 £27,477
25th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £44,803 £44,553
Median % change year-on-year +28.34% +0.56% +3.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £57,446
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £69,519
UK median annual salary £57,500 £44,500 £44,471
% change year-on-year +29.21% +0.07% +3.07%

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 39,503 23,529 47,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.43% 35.77% 35.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24,316 18,875 36,508
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,750 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,430 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.48% +4.42% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,313
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +83 319 £64,500 +48.28% 75
North of England +29 184 £57,585 +22.52% 57
Yorkshire +54 147 £65,000 +30.00% 25
South East -20 106 £57,500 +30.68% 24
South West -27 57 £42,500 -10.53% 16
Midlands -30 56 £42,375 +21.07% 53
North West -38 34 £45,000 +10.64% 30
East Midlands -29 33 £41,250 +28.91% 17
East of England -31 30 £42,750 -13.55% 16
West Midlands -57 22 £45,000 +13.64% 36
North East -26 3 £47,500 -7.09% 2
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 247 (31.87%) Public Sector
2 236 (30.45%) AWS
3 215 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (25.68%) Java
5 189 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 170 (21.94%) Biometrics
6 170 (21.94%) Re-Platforming
7 140 (18.06%) Python
7 140 (18.06%) Social Skills
8 138 (17.81%) Web Services
9 125 (16.13%) SQL
10 123 (15.87%) DevOps
10 123 (15.87%) React
11 103 (13.29%) Docker
12 102 (13.16%) Azure
13 98 (12.65%) Microservices
14 94 (12.13%) HTML
14 94 (12.13%) Scrum
15 90 (11.61%) RESTful
15 90 (11.61%) Git (software)
16 85 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (10.58%) Kubernetes
17 82 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
18 81 (10.45%) TDD
19 80 (10.32%) Test Automation
20 77 (9.94%) Software Engineering
21 76 (9.81%) CSS
21 76 (9.81%) Linux
22 75 (9.68%) Degree
22 75 (9.68%) AngularJS

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 35 (4.52%) Apache
2 27 (3.48%) Oracle Workflow
3 21 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.03%) CMS
7 8 (1.03%) Confluence
8 7 (0.90%) IIS
8 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.65%) JCAPS
10 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.52%) Drupal
11 4 (0.52%) WordPress
12 3 (0.39%) Appian
12 3 (0.39%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.26%) Ethereum
14 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.77%) Sketch
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.52%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.26%) Figma
9 1 (0.13%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) HealthRoster
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 236 (30.45%) AWS
2 102 (13.16%) Azure
3 69 (8.90%) Serverless
4 53 (6.84%) AWS Lambda
5 43 (5.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (5.03%) PaaS
7 37 (4.77%) Amazon EKS
8 31 (4.00%) SaaS
9 27 (3.48%) Power Platform
10 26 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (3.35%) GCP
11 22 (2.84%) Amazon S3
12 20 (2.58%) GitHub
13 18 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (2.06%) Yarn
16 15 (1.94%) AWS CodePipeline
17 12 (1.55%) Microsoft 365
18 10 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 9 (1.16%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.45%) HTTP
2 10 (1.29%) Intranet
3 8 (1.03%) Internet
4 6 (0.77%) BGP
5 5 (0.65%) Firewall
5 5 (0.65%) Network Security
5 5 (0.65%) SMTP
5 5 (0.65%) SSL
5 5 (0.65%) VPN
6 4 (0.52%) LAN
6 4 (0.52%) VoIP
6 4 (0.52%) WAN
6 4 (0.52%) Wireless
6 4 (0.52%) WLAN
7 3 (0.39%) FTP
7 3 (0.39%) SAN
7 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.39%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.26%) SSH
8 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (7.61%) MySQL
3 46 (5.94%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 40 (5.16%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.10%) Power BI
7 22 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
8 18 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.81%) Tableau
11 13 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.42%) Big Data
14 10 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.16%) MongoDB
16 8 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
16 8 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (11.61%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.81%) JIRA
4 41 (5.29%) GitLab
5 40 (5.16%) Maven
6 34 (4.39%) DbUnit
6 34 (4.39%) jMock
6 34 (4.39%) JUnit
6 34 (4.39%) Mockito
6 34 (4.39%) SonarQube
7 19 (2.45%) Selenium
8 17 (2.19%) Cucumber
9 15 (1.94%) gulp
10 12 (1.55%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.42%) Bazaar
12 10 (1.29%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.29%) JMeter
13 9 (1.16%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.16%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 247 (31.87%) Public Sector
2 140 (18.06%) Social Skills
3 62 (8.00%) Retail
4 49 (6.32%) Finance
5 38 (4.90%) Marketing
6 30 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (2.84%) Telecoms
9 21 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
10 19 (2.45%) Fire and Rescue
11 17 (2.19%) Local Government
12 16 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
13 15 (1.94%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (1.55%) Electronics
16 11 (1.42%) Legal
17 7 (0.90%) Games
18 6 (0.77%) Police
18 6 (0.77%) Social Housing
19 5 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 264 (34.06%) Developer
2 70 (9.03%) Java Developer
3 65 (8.39%) Senior Developer
4 50 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 46 (5.94%) Architect
6 43 (5.55%) Analyst
7 35 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (4.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 33 (4.26%) Software Engineer
10 29 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (3.35%) Access Developer
11 26 (3.35%) IAM Developer
11 26 (3.35%) Identity Management Developer
12 25 (3.23%) Junior
13 24 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
14 21 (2.71%) Consultant
14 21 (2.71%) Python Developer
15 20 (2.58%) .NET Developer
15 20 (2.58%) AWS Engineer
16 17 (2.19%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (17.81%) Web Services
2 123 (15.87%) React
3 94 (12.13%) HTML
4 90 (11.61%) RESTful
5 76 (9.81%) CSS
6 75 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 64 (8.26%) Node.js
8 59 (7.61%) Spring
9 58 (7.48%) .NET
10 49 (6.32%) SOAP
11 47 (6.06%) REST
12 44 (5.68%) HTML5
13 43 (5.55%) Vue.js
14 39 (5.03%) XML
15 34 (4.39%) ActiveMQ
15 34 (4.39%) PowerMock
16 30 (3.87%) OAuth
16 30 (3.87%) OpenID
17 28 (3.61%) SailPoint
18 27 (3.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 43 (5.55%) User Experience
3 25 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.32%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.65%) LIMS
10 5 (0.65%) Robotics
11 4 (0.52%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.52%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (0.52%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.52%) Life Science
11 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.81%) Linux
2 47 (6.06%) Windows
3 21 (2.71%) Android
3 21 (2.71%) Apple iOS
4 19 (2.45%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.81%) Unix
6 12 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (21.94%) Biometrics
2 170 (21.94%) Re-Platforming
3 123 (15.87%) DevOps
4 98 (12.65%) Microservices
5 94 (12.13%) Scrum
6 85 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
7 82 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (10.45%) TDD
9 80 (10.32%) Test Automation
10 77 (9.94%) Software Engineering
11 72 (9.29%) Front End Development
12 67 (8.65%) Analytics
13 62 (8.00%) BDD
13 62 (8.00%) Mentoring
14 57 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (6.97%) Project Management
16 53 (6.84%) Open Source
17 52 (6.71%) Infrastructure as Code
17 52 (6.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 199 (25.68%) Java
2 189 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 140 (18.06%) Python
4 125 (16.13%) SQL
5 68 (8.77%) TypeScript
6 50 (6.45%) C#
7 32 (4.13%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 27 (3.48%) PHP
10 26 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.97%) Ruby
12 15 (1.94%) Kotlin
13 14 (1.81%) C
14 12 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.29%) R
16 9 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.16%) Scala
17 8 (1.03%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.03%) ES6
18 7 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (9.68%) Degree
2 40 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.77%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.77%) CCNA
6 6 (0.77%) CCNP
6 6 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.77%) PhD
7 5 (0.65%) CCAB
7 5 (0.65%) CIPFA
7 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.52%) CCIE
9 3 (0.39%) CISMP
9 3 (0.39%) MBA
9 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CISSP
10 2 (0.26%) MCP
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.16%) Data Quality
2 33 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.74%) QA
4 24 (3.10%) Accessibility
5 21 (2.71%) GDPR
6 14 (1.81%) HL7
7 8 (1.03%) ISO 13485
8 7 (0.90%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.90%) SLA
9 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.52%) WAI
9 4 (0.52%) WCAG
10 3 (0.39%) COBIT
10 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.39%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (13.29%) Docker
2 43 (5.55%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.48%) NDS
3 27 (3.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 9 (1.16%) Postfix
4 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.52%) XenApp
6 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 82 (10.58%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.39%) Terraform
3 27 (3.48%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (0.52%) Ansible
4 4 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.52%) SCCM
5 3 (0.39%) Puppet
6 2 (0.26%) Icinga
6 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.13%) Istio
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.45%) Oracle
3 29 (3.74%) ForgeRock
4 27 (3.48%) NetIQ
5 19 (2.45%) Google
6 17 (2.19%) Cisco
7 14 (1.81%) VMware
8 13 (1.68%) Splunk
9 11 (1.42%) BT
9 11 (1.42%) Cadence
10 9 (1.16%) Adobe
10 9 (1.16%) Databricks
10 9 (1.16%) SAP
11 6 (0.77%) Apple
11 6 (0.77%) Remedy
11 6 (0.77%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.65%) Citrix
12 5 (0.65%) InterSystems
12 5 (0.65%) New Relic
13 4 (0.52%) Ruckus Wireless