Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 563 540 573
Rank change year-on-year -23 +33 +29
Permanent jobs citing NHS 417 670 755
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 1.22% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 345 625 646
Median annual salary £45,000 £46,192 £44,471
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.58% +3.87% +1.07%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £27,197
90th Percentile £69,803 £85,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,192 £44,686
% change year-on-year -2.58% +3.37% +1.56%

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 41,477 54,782 64,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.85% 39.61% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 31,992 41,628 50,559
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,539
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -1 119 £43,625 -27.29% 25
North of England +39 109 £45,000 +12.50% 39
South East +40 79 £42,500 -15.00% 23
North West +24 54 £40,671 +6.66% 13
South West +67 52 £50,000 +37.35% 9
Yorkshire +33 48 £47,713 +19.28% 13
East of England +59 32 £43,750 -12.50% 14
Midlands -54 23 £43,750 -10.26% 24
East Midlands -3 17 £29,000 -35.56% 7
North East +1 7 £47,500 +18.75% 13
West Midlands -35 7 £52,500 -10.26% 17
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 97 (23.26%) Microsoft
1 97 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (17.99%) Public Sector
3 68 (16.31%) Windows
4 63 (15.11%) JavaScript
4 63 (15.11%) SQL Server
5 55 (13.19%) SQL
5 55 (13.19%) Degree
6 53 (12.71%) C#
7 51 (12.23%) Management Information System
8 47 (11.27%) .NET
9 46 (11.03%) Active Directory
10 43 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (10.07%) CSS
11 42 (10.07%) ITIL
12 40 (9.59%) Local Government
13 36 (8.63%) Retail
13 36 (8.63%) Project Management
14 35 (8.39%) HTML
15 34 (8.15%) DevOps
15 34 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (7.91%) Windows Server
16 33 (7.91%) Java
16 33 (7.91%) Azure
17 32 (7.67%) Software Engineering
17 32 (7.67%) ASP.NET
17 32 (7.67%) Office 365
18 31 (7.43%) Python
18 31 (7.43%) Data Warehouse

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 8 (1.92%) Confluence
2 7 (1.68%) WordPress
3 5 (1.20%) Moodle
3 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.96%) CMS
5 3 (0.72%) Drupal
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Appian
7 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 20 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.92%) MadCap Flare
4 6 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.96%) InVision
5 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.96%) Sketch
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.48%) Lorenzo
2 2 (0.48%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.91%) Azure
2 32 (7.67%) Office 365
3 30 (7.19%) AWS
4 13 (3.12%) SaaS
5 8 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 7 (1.68%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) GCP
9 3 (0.72%) GitHub
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (0.48%) IaaS
10 2 (0.48%) PaaS
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.24%) Heroku
11 1 (0.24%) Route 53
11 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.56%) Firewall
2 14 (3.36%) DNS
3 11 (2.64%) VPN
4 9 (2.16%) VoIP
4 9 (2.16%) Wireless
5 8 (1.92%) DHCP
5 8 (1.92%) LAN
5 8 (1.92%) SAN
6 6 (1.44%) BGP
6 6 (1.44%) OSPF
6 6 (1.44%) VPLS
6 6 (1.44%) VRRP
6 6 (1.44%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.20%) DSL
7 5 (1.20%) Network Security
7 5 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.96%) WAN
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 15 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.36%) QlikView
5 14 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (3.12%) SSDT
7 12 (2.88%) Big Data
8 8 (1.92%) MySQL
8 8 (1.92%) Power BI
9 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.72%) Redis
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (5.28%) JIRA
2 20 (4.80%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.12%) Selenium
4 9 (2.16%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.92%) Postman
6 7 (1.68%) Gatling
6 7 (1.68%) JMeter
6 7 (1.68%) JUnit
6 7 (1.68%) Protractor
6 7 (1.68%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.68%) SpecFlow
6 7 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.44%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.96%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.96%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (17.99%) Public Sector
2 40 (9.59%) Local Government
3 36 (8.63%) Retail
4 27 (6.47%) Finance
5 18 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.88%) Legal
8 8 (1.92%) Marketing
8 8 (1.92%) Police
9 4 (0.96%) Law
10 3 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
10 3 (0.72%) Military
10 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.48%) Games
11 2 (0.48%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (17.51%) Developer
2 67 (16.07%) Analyst
3 32 (7.67%) Senior Developer
4 21 (5.04%) Development Manager
5 18 (4.32%) Junior
5 18 (4.32%) Software Development Manager
5 18 (4.32%) Software Manager
6 16 (3.84%) Project Manager
7 15 (3.60%) IT Manager
8 14 (3.36%) Administrator
9 13 (3.12%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.12%) Architect
9 13 (3.12%) Lead Developer
9 13 (3.12%) Support Engineer
10 11 (2.64%) Programme Manager
10 11 (2.64%) Service Analyst
11 10 (2.40%) Database Analyst
11 10 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (2.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.27%) .NET
2 42 (10.07%) CSS
3 35 (8.39%) HTML
4 32 (7.67%) ASP.NET
5 21 (5.04%) Web Services
6 20 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (4.08%) .NET Core
8 16 (3.84%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (2.88%) REST
10 11 (2.64%) Spring
11 8 (1.92%) WinForms
12 7 (1.68%) HTML5
12 7 (1.68%) Node.js
12 7 (1.68%) React
12 7 (1.68%) Symfony
13 6 (1.44%) Django
13 6 (1.44%) J2EE
13 6 (1.44%) SOAP
14 5 (1.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.23%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.04%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.32%) BBC
5 15 (3.60%) User Experience
6 10 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.92%) Blog
7 8 (1.92%) Life Science
7 8 (1.92%) LIMS
8 5 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.20%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.20%) Semantic Web
9 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.72%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.31%) Windows
2 33 (7.91%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.19%) Apple iOS
3 30 (7.19%) Linux
4 15 (3.60%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.20%) Android
9 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.72%) CentOS
10 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.48%) Unix
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
2 43 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (10.07%) ITIL
4 36 (8.63%) Project Management
5 34 (8.15%) DevOps
6 32 (7.67%) Software Engineering
7 28 (6.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 28 (6.71%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.47%) Informatics
9 25 (6.00%) MVC
9 25 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (5.76%) PRINCE2
11 22 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (5.28%) Scrum
11 22 (5.28%) Test Automation
12 21 (5.04%) Computer Science
13 20 (4.80%) Incident Management
13 20 (4.80%) Mentoring
14 16 (3.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.11%) JavaScript
2 55 (13.19%) SQL
3 53 (12.71%) C#
4 33 (7.91%) Java
5 31 (7.43%) Python
6 14 (3.36%) PHP
7 12 (2.88%) C
8 10 (2.40%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.16%) Apple Swift
9 9 (2.16%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.16%) ES6
10 8 (1.92%) Ruby
10 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.68%) C++
11 7 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.20%) Groovy
12 5 (1.20%) R
13 3 (0.72%) Java 8
14 2 (0.48%) Go
14 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (13.19%) Degree
2 12 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.16%) DBS Check
5 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.92%) CCNP
6 8 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.44%) JNCIE
7 6 (1.44%) JNCIP
7 6 (1.44%) JNCIS
8 4 (0.96%) CCNA
8 4 (0.96%) CISM
8 4 (0.96%) CISSP
8 4 (0.96%) ISEB
8 4 (0.96%) MCSA
8 4 (0.96%) MCSE
9 3 (0.72%) HNC
9 3 (0.72%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.76%) SLA
2 15 (3.60%) PMO
3 14 (3.36%) HL7
4 12 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.40%) QA
6 8 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.68%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.96%) GDPR
9 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.48%) NCSC
9 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 46 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.76%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.16%) Docker
5 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (4.08%) SCCM
2 11 (2.64%) Ansible
2 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.92%) Puppet
4 6 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.20%) Terraform
6 3 (0.72%) Grafana
6 3 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.48%) Consul
7 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.48%) Graphite
7 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.48%) Nagios
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Opsview
7 2 (0.48%) Packer
7 2 (0.48%) Salt
7 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.24%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 97 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.19%) VMware
3 20 (4.80%) Cisco
4 9 (2.16%) HP
4 9 (2.16%) Tableau
5 8 (1.92%) Juniper
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle
6 6 (1.44%) SonicWALL
7 5 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.20%) Cognos
8 4 (0.96%) Apple
8 4 (0.96%) Citrix
9 2 (0.48%) Aruba
9 2 (0.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.48%) Google
9 2 (0.48%) Mellanox
9 2 (0.48%) Sophos
9 2 (0.48%) Workday
9 2 (0.48%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.24%) Automation Anywhere