Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 445 591 516
Rank change year-on-year +146 -75 +93
Permanent jobs citing NHS 321 457 736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.02% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 388 412 640
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,457 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.99% +1.02% +1.19%
10th Percentile £33,750 £25,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,625 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +1.19%

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 22,738 44,761 55,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.68% 38.78% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17,968 35,020 43,103
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +169 105 £57,500 +7.48% 40
South East +151 80 £60,000 +39.09% 22
North of England +55 77 £50,000 +14.29% 38
North West +49 38 £50,000 +25.00% 28
Yorkshire +33 30 £60,000 +41.18% 8
East of England +92 20 £60,000 +118.18% 16
South West +43 19 £50,000 - 16
Midlands +41 11 £48,500 -0.51% 15
North East +16 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +44 6 £36,537 -33.57% 6
East Midlands +24 5 £52,500 +50.00% 9
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 76 (23.68%) Java
2 71 (22.12%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.87%) SQL
4 62 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (16.82%) Azure
6 51 (15.89%) MySQL
7 48 (14.95%) Microservices
8 46 (14.33%) Python
8 46 (14.33%) Spring
9 45 (14.02%) AWS
9 45 (14.02%) DevOps
10 44 (13.71%) C#
11 43 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (13.08%) .NET
13 40 (12.46%) Project Management
13 40 (12.46%) Public Sector
14 38 (11.84%) SQL Server
15 37 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (11.21%) Web Services
17 35 (10.90%) Windows
17 35 (10.90%) Linux
17 35 (10.90%) Multithreading
18 34 (10.59%) Degree
18 34 (10.59%) Greenfield Project
19 31 (9.66%) HTML
20 30 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (9.03%) Analytics
22 28 (8.72%) User Experience
23 27 (8.41%) Microsoft
23 27 (8.41%) MVC

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 17 (5.30%) CMS
1 17 (5.30%) IIS
2 16 (4.98%) Umbraco
3 15 (4.67%) WordPress
4 14 (4.36%) EPiServer
4 14 (4.36%) Kentico
4 14 (4.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (2.18%) NServiceBus
5 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.87%) Apache
6 6 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.25%) Confluence
8 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) SAS
10 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 10 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) Stata
7 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.31%) Sketch
7 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) nopCommerce
2 3 (0.93%) HealthRoster
3 2 (0.62%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.82%) Azure
2 45 (14.02%) AWS
3 21 (6.54%) Power Platform
3 21 (6.54%) SaaS
4 10 (3.12%) Serverless
5 9 (2.80%) Office 365
6 7 (2.18%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.18%) Logic Apps
7 6 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.87%) GCP
8 4 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.62%) Amazon SageMaker
10 2 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.62%) Asana
10 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.62%) GitHub
10 2 (0.62%) IaaS
10 2 (0.62%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.80%) Firewall
2 7 (2.18%) LAN
2 7 (2.18%) WAN
3 5 (1.56%) DNS
3 5 (1.56%) Wireless
4 4 (1.25%) VPN
5 3 (0.93%) Network Security
5 3 (0.93%) WLAN
6 2 (0.62%) DHCP
6 2 (0.62%) Internet
6 2 (0.62%) Intranet
6 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.31%) BGP
7 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.31%) Skype
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.89%) MySQL
2 38 (11.84%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (6.54%) Power BI
3 21 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.18%) Tableau
10 6 (1.87%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (1.56%) Big Data
11 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.25%) QlikView
12 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (8.10%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.67%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.12%) JIRA
4 8 (2.49%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.25%) Maven
6 3 (0.93%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.93%) GitLab
6 3 (0.93%) jMock
6 3 (0.93%) JUnit
6 3 (0.93%) Mockito
6 3 (0.93%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.62%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.62%) Pivotal Tracker
7 2 (0.62%) Selenium
7 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.31%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.31%) Hudson
8 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (12.46%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.23%) Finance
3 16 (4.98%) Marketing
4 11 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.80%) Retail
6 8 (2.49%) Electronics
6 8 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.18%) Local Government
8 3 (0.93%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Back Office
9 2 (0.62%) Games
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 114 (35.51%) Developer
2 46 (14.33%) Java Developer
3 30 (9.35%) Senior Developer
4 23 (7.17%) Analyst
5 18 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
5 18 (5.61%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.98%) Consultant
6 16 (4.98%) Python Engineer
7 14 (4.36%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 14 (4.36%) Umbraco Developer
8 12 (3.74%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (3.43%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.12%) Data Engineer
11 9 (2.80%) Applications Developer
11 9 (2.80%) Data Manager
12 8 (2.49%) Architect
12 8 (2.49%) React Developer
12 8 (2.49%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.18%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.33%) Spring
2 42 (13.08%) .NET
3 36 (11.21%) Web Services
4 31 (9.66%) HTML
5 26 (8.10%) CSS
6 23 (7.17%) .NET Framework
7 17 (5.30%) React
7 17 (5.30%) Sass
8 16 (4.98%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (4.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (4.36%) Entity Framework
10 14 (4.36%) JSON
11 13 (4.05%) .NET Core
11 13 (4.05%) XML
12 12 (3.74%) REST
12 12 (3.74%) SOAP
13 9 (2.80%) RESTful
14 7 (2.18%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.59%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.72%) User Experience
4 18 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.43%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.56%) Life Science
8 5 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.25%) LIMS
9 4 (1.25%) PMI
10 3 (0.93%) Biotechnology
10 3 (0.93%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.93%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (0.93%) PKI
10 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.90%) Linux
1 35 (10.90%) Windows
2 19 (5.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.56%) Android
3 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.56%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.25%) VMS
4 4 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Unix
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (14.95%) Microservices
3 45 (14.02%) DevOps
4 43 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (12.46%) Project Management
6 37 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (10.90%) Multithreading
8 29 (9.03%) Analytics
9 27 (8.41%) MVC
10 26 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 25 (7.79%) Machine Learning
12 24 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
13 23 (7.17%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.54%) TDD
15 20 (6.23%) Data Analysis
15 20 (6.23%) Scrum
16 19 (5.92%) Decision-Making
17 18 (5.61%) ETL
17 18 (5.61%) Front End Development
17 18 (5.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.68%) Java
2 71 (22.12%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.87%) SQL
4 46 (14.33%) Python
5 44 (13.71%) C#
6 15 (4.67%) TypeScript
7 13 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.43%) R
9 7 (2.18%) Scala
10 6 (1.87%) Kotlin
10 6 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.56%) PHP
11 5 (1.56%) VBA
12 4 (1.25%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.25%) Groovy
12 4 (1.25%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.62%) Go
14 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (10.59%) Degree
2 21 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.67%) DBS Check
4 14 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.56%) CISSP
7 5 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.62%) CCNA
9 2 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.62%) CISA
9 2 (0.62%) IIBA
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) ISACA
10 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.92%) QA
2 14 (4.36%) WAI
3 11 (3.43%) GDPR
4 9 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.87%) HL7
5 6 (1.87%) PMO
6 5 (1.56%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.25%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.62%) DICOM
8 2 (0.62%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (7.17%) Docker
2 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.49%) Terraform
3 4 (1.25%) Ansible
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.62%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.31%) Kibana
6 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.36%) Sitecore
3 8 (2.49%) Google
3 8 (2.49%) SAP
4 7 (2.18%) Cisco
5 6 (1.87%) IBM
5 6 (1.87%) Oracle
6 5 (1.56%) VMware
7 4 (1.25%) Infoflex
8 3 (0.93%) BeyondTrust
9 2 (0.62%) RedDot
9 2 (0.62%) Splunk
9 2 (0.62%) Talend
9 2 (0.62%) Veeam
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
10 1 (0.31%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.31%) Rollbar
10 1 (0.31%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds