Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 447 448 579
Rank change year-on-year +1 +131 -91
Permanent jobs citing NHS 718 234 545
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.49% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 499 219 474
10th Percentile £32,999 £33,700 £22,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,293 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £42,372
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +29.80% -4.75%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +30.95% -2.42%

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 44,838 15,718 45,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.96% 35.71% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27,220 13,098 34,784
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -17 332 £65,000 +18.18% 70
North of England -53 143 £55,000 +12.91% 67
South East -126 91 £52,500 -12.50% 43
Yorkshire -29 89 £62,500 +28.31% 35
North West -79 48 £45,000 -18.18% 28
South West -45 47 £42,500 -19.05% 24
Midlands -87 47 £42,500 +1.93% 54
East of England -88 40 £55,000 +4.76% 12
East Midlands -61 26 £36,500 -18.44% 17
West Midlands -98 21 £42,500 +11.37% 37
North East -29 6 £42,500 +5.59% 4
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 230 (32.03%) AWS
2 192 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (23.96%) JavaScript
4 158 (22.01%) Social Skills
5 157 (21.87%) Public Sector
6 145 (20.19%) Python
7 139 (19.36%) Java
8 137 (19.08%) React
9 119 (16.57%) SQL
10 110 (15.32%) Software Engineering
10 110 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
11 108 (15.04%) DevOps
12 103 (14.35%) TypeScript
13 96 (13.37%) Web Services
14 93 (12.95%) TDD
15 92 (12.81%) Git (software)
15 92 (12.81%) Azure
16 90 (12.53%) Microservices
17 83 (11.56%) HTML
18 81 (11.28%) Docker
19 80 (11.14%) Scrum
20 78 (10.86%) Retail
21 77 (10.72%) Linux
21 77 (10.72%) Test Automation
21 77 (10.72%) Node.js
22 72 (10.03%) Kubernetes
22 72 (10.03%) CSS
23 70 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
24 69 (9.61%) Artificial Intelligence
24 69 (9.61%) Degree

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 26 (3.62%) Apache
2 14 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.95%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.11%) CMS
7 7 (0.97%) ColdFusion
7 7 (0.97%) Confluence
8 6 (0.84%) Ethereum
8 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.70%) JCAPS
10 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.42%) IIS
11 3 (0.42%) nginx
12 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.28%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) Sketch
6 1 (0.14%) Figma
6 1 (0.14%) InVision
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 230 (32.03%) AWS
2 92 (12.81%) Azure
3 52 (7.24%) Serverless
4 40 (5.57%) GCP
4 40 (5.57%) Power Platform
5 37 (5.15%) GitHub
6 30 (4.18%) SaaS
7 25 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
10 14 (1.95%) AWS CodePipeline
10 14 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
13 10 (1.39%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (1.25%) PaaS
15 7 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.81%) WPA
2 11 (1.53%) Firewall
3 10 (1.39%) HTTP
4 8 (1.11%) Internet
5 7 (0.97%) WAN
6 6 (0.84%) Intranet
6 6 (0.84%) VoIP
7 5 (0.70%) SMTP
7 5 (0.70%) SSL
8 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
9 3 (0.42%) PABX
9 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.42%) RS-232
9 3 (0.42%) SAN
10 2 (0.28%) BGP
10 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.28%) OSPF
10 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
2 56 (7.80%) MySQL
3 52 (7.24%) Relational Database
4 48 (6.69%) NoSQL
5 39 (5.43%) SQL Server
6 38 (5.29%) Power BI
7 26 (3.62%) Big Data
8 25 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (2.23%) Redis
13 14 (1.95%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.67%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.53%) Tableau
16 10 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
18 6 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
18 6 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 92 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.60%) JIRA
3 32 (4.46%) GitLab
4 30 (4.18%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.79%) Maven
6 16 (2.23%) Selenium
7 15 (2.09%) JUnit
8 14 (1.95%) DbUnit
8 14 (1.95%) jMock
8 14 (1.95%) Mockito
8 14 (1.95%) SonarQube
9 13 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.53%) gulp
11 9 (1.25%) Bazaar
11 9 (1.25%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.97%) Cypress.io
12 7 (0.97%) Mocha
12 7 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (0.84%) Hudson
13 6 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 158 (22.01%) Social Skills
2 157 (21.87%) Public Sector
3 78 (10.86%) Retail
4 51 (7.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 43 (5.99%) Finance
6 36 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.32%) Organisational Skills
8 22 (3.06%) Local Government
9 19 (2.65%) Marketing
10 15 (2.09%) Fire and Rescue
11 14 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
13 11 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 8 (1.11%) Legal
14 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.97%) Social Housing
16 6 (0.84%) Police
17 5 (0.70%) Games
17 5 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 198 (27.58%) Developer
2 59 (8.22%) Software Engineer
3 47 (6.55%) Analyst
4 40 (5.57%) Architect
5 34 (4.74%) Java Developer
6 29 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (3.90%) Senior Developer
7 28 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 27 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 24 (3.34%) Data Engineer
10 22 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.06%) Test Engineer
11 20 (2.79%) Python Developer
11 20 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
12 19 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
13 18 (2.51%) Project Manager
14 17 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (2.37%) Junior
15 16 (2.23%) AWS Engineer
16 15 (2.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (19.08%) React
2 96 (13.37%) Web Services
3 83 (11.56%) HTML
4 77 (10.72%) Node.js
5 72 (10.03%) CSS
6 67 (9.33%) RESTful
7 63 (8.77%) Vue.js
8 62 (8.64%) AngularJS
9 48 (6.69%) HTML5
10 37 (5.15%) Spring
11 36 (5.01%) React Native
11 36 (5.01%) REST
12 34 (4.74%) .NET
13 26 (3.62%) jQuery
13 26 (3.62%) Laravel
14 24 (3.34%) XML
15 22 (3.06%) GraphQL
16 21 (2.92%) SOAP
17 19 (2.65%) JSON
18 18 (2.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.66%) Management Information System
2 50 (6.96%) User Experience
3 23 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 18 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.23%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.95%) Life Science
9 13 (1.81%) Social Media
10 12 (1.67%) BBC
11 10 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
13 7 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
13 7 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.84%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.70%) Clustering
15 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.70%) Pharmacovigilance
15 5 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.72%) Linux
2 39 (5.43%) Windows
3 28 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.62%) Android
5 16 (2.23%) Unix
6 13 (1.81%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.84%) CentOS
10 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.56%) Debian
11 4 (0.56%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
2 110 (15.32%) Software Engineering
3 108 (15.04%) DevOps
4 93 (12.95%) TDD
5 90 (12.53%) Microservices
6 80 (11.14%) Scrum
7 77 (10.72%) Test Automation
8 70 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (9.61%) Artificial Intelligence
10 68 (9.47%) Project Management
11 62 (8.64%) Full Stack Development
11 62 (8.64%) Machine Learning
12 60 (8.36%) Biometrics
12 60 (8.36%) Re-Platforming
13 58 (8.08%) Front End Development
14 56 (7.80%) Analytics
15 54 (7.52%) Mentoring
16 52 (7.24%) Open Source
17 48 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 172 (23.96%) JavaScript
2 145 (20.19%) Python
3 139 (19.36%) Java
4 119 (16.57%) SQL
5 103 (14.35%) TypeScript
6 47 (6.55%) PHP
7 39 (5.43%) Ruby
8 31 (4.32%) C#
9 27 (3.76%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.62%) C
11 20 (2.79%) Go
11 20 (2.79%) Kotlin
12 18 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.95%) ES6
14 14 (1.95%) Rust
15 13 (1.81%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.67%) Scala
17 11 (1.53%) Apple Swift
18 10 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (9.61%) Degree
2 32 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.97%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.70%) CCAB
8 5 (0.70%) CIPFA
8 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.56%) CBAP
9 4 (0.56%) CISSP
9 4 (0.56%) MCP
9 4 (0.56%) MCSA
9 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.42%) HNC
10 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (4.04%) Data Quality
3 25 (3.48%) QA
4 24 (3.34%) GDPR
5 18 (2.51%) HL7
6 15 (2.09%) Accessibility
7 7 (0.97%) IEC 62304
7 7 (0.97%) ISO 13485
7 7 (0.97%) PMO
7 7 (0.97%) SLA
8 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.56%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.56%) NCSC
9 3 (0.42%) COBIT
9 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.28%) DICOM
10 2 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 81 (11.28%) Docker
2 22 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.67%) NDS
4 12 (1.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 9 (1.25%) Postfix
6 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.56%) vSphere
7 4 (0.56%) XenApp
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.28%) iptables
9 2 (0.28%) KVM
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 72 (10.03%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.74%) Terraform
3 14 (1.95%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 13 (1.81%) Ansible
5 5 (0.70%) Puppet
6 4 (0.56%) logstash
7 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.28%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.28%) Proxmox
8 2 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.14%) Istio
9 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.18%) Google
3 27 (3.76%) Oracle
4 23 (3.20%) Apple
4 23 (3.20%) VMware
5 19 (2.65%) New Relic
6 15 (2.09%) ForgeRock
7 14 (1.95%) NetIQ
8 11 (1.53%) BT
9 9 (1.25%) Cadence
9 9 (1.25%) Cisco
9 9 (1.25%) Databricks
10 8 (1.11%) Twitter
11 6 (0.84%) InterSystems
12 5 (0.70%) Citrix
12 5 (0.70%) Remedy
13 4 (0.56%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.42%) CyberArk
14 3 (0.42%) Pega
14 3 (0.42%) SAP