Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 534 612
Rank change year-on-year -34 +78 -79
Permanent jobs citing NHS 460 711 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 1.28% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 373 538 507
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,471
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £25,800 £28,925 £26,900
90th Percentile £71,250 £82,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,471
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%

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 43,903 55,738 63,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.80% 39.84% 38.74%
Number of salaries quoted 33,882 42,644 50,103
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 16 February 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 16 February 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
North of England +39 125 £45,000 +15.38% 55
London -45 123 £51,000 -3.69% 49
South East +64 85 £42,404 -4.71% 31
Yorkshire +34 58 £47,713 +19.28% 19
North West +29 58 £40,671 +6.66% 32
Midlands -41 53 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South West +45 46 £50,000 +37.35% 21
East Midlands +21 36 £35,000 -22.22% 19
East of England +52 26 £36,500 -27.00% 17
West Midlands -37 18 £55,000 +10.00% 18
North East +8 9 £45,000 +5.88% 4
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 123 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.09%) Microsoft
3 91 (19.78%) SQL Server
4 80 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 73 (15.87%) Windows
6 68 (14.78%) C#
6 68 (14.78%) Public Sector
7 67 (14.57%) SQL
8 65 (14.13%) Retail
9 56 (12.17%) .NET
10 51 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (10.87%) Degree
12 45 (9.78%) Active Directory
13 42 (9.13%) ITIL
14 41 (8.91%) Management Information System
14 41 (8.91%) Software Engineering
15 39 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (8.26%) MVC
16 38 (8.26%) VMware
16 38 (8.26%) ASP.NET
17 37 (8.04%) Java
17 37 (8.04%) Informatics
18 36 (7.83%) CSS
18 36 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
19 35 (7.61%) Azure
20 34 (7.39%) HTML
20 34 (7.39%) Project Management
20 34 (7.39%) Finance
21 32 (6.96%) Windows Server

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 20 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.09%) CMS
4 3 (0.65%) Confluence
4 3 (0.65%) Drupal
5 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.43%) WordPress
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) JBoss
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.87%) InVision
5 4 (0.87%) Sketch
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.43%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.61%) Azure
2 27 (5.87%) Office 365
3 20 (4.35%) SaaS
4 17 (3.70%) AWS
5 9 (1.96%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.74%) GitHub
7 5 (1.09%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.65%) GCP
10 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.22%) Datadog
11 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Heroku
11 1 (0.22%) PaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.13%) DNS
2 15 (3.26%) Firewall
3 13 (2.83%) DHCP
4 11 (2.39%) SAN
5 10 (2.17%) VPN
6 9 (1.96%) LAN
7 8 (1.74%) VoIP
8 7 (1.52%) Internet
8 7 (1.52%) Wireless
9 6 (1.30%) BGP
9 6 (1.30%) Network Security
9 6 (1.30%) OSPF
9 6 (1.30%) VPLS
9 6 (1.30%) VRRP
9 6 (1.30%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.09%) DSL
10 5 (1.09%) NAS
11 4 (0.87%) VLAN
12 3 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.13%) Electronic Patient Records
4 16 (3.48%) QlikView
5 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (2.83%) Big Data
6 13 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.83%) SSDT
7 12 (2.61%) MySQL
7 12 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.96%) Power BI
10 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.65%) Redis
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.48%) JIRA
4 8 (1.74%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.74%) JUnit
4 8 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.52%) Postman
5 7 (1.52%) Selenium
6 5 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.09%) Gatling
6 5 (1.09%) JMeter
6 5 (1.09%) Protractor
6 5 (1.09%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.09%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.87%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.87%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (14.78%) Public Sector
2 65 (14.13%) Retail
3 34 (7.39%) Finance
4 21 (4.57%) Local Government
5 16 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.96%) Law
8 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.74%) Marketing
9 6 (1.30%) Police
10 5 (1.09%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.09%) Legal
11 4 (0.87%) Electronics
12 3 (0.65%) Banking
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
13 2 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.43%) Social Housing
14 1 (0.22%) Games
14 1 (0.22%) Military
14 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (21.30%) Developer
2 62 (13.48%) Analyst
3 30 (6.52%) Senior Developer
4 23 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 21 (4.57%) Development Manager
6 20 (4.35%) Architect
7 19 (4.13%) Software Manager
8 18 (3.91%) IT Manager
8 18 (3.91%) Junior
8 18 (3.91%) Software Development Manager
9 14 (3.04%) .NET Developer
10 13 (2.83%) Administrator
10 13 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (2.83%) IT Engineer
10 13 (2.83%) Lead Developer
11 12 (2.61%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.61%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.39%) Field Engineer
12 11 (2.39%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.17%) .NET
2 38 (8.26%) ASP.NET
3 36 (7.83%) CSS
4 34 (7.39%) HTML
5 26 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 20 (4.35%) Web Services
8 17 (3.70%) .NET Core
9 15 (3.26%) REST
10 13 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (2.83%) jQuery
10 13 (2.83%) Spring
11 11 (2.39%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (2.39%) React
12 9 (1.96%) Node.js
13 8 (1.74%) HTML5
14 7 (1.52%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.52%) RESTful
14 7 (1.52%) SOAP
14 7 (1.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.91%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.91%) User Experience
5 17 (3.70%) BBC
6 14 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.83%) LIMS
8 12 (2.61%) Life Science
9 7 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.52%) e-Health
10 6 (1.30%) AS400
10 6 (1.30%) iSeries
10 6 (1.30%) PACS
11 5 (1.09%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.65%) Blog
13 3 (0.65%) CCTV
13 3 (0.65%) CMDB
13 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.87%) Windows
2 32 (6.96%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.74%) Linux
4 20 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 18 (3.91%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.17%) Android
8 9 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.09%) Unix
10 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) VMS
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (9.13%) ITIL
4 41 (8.91%) Software Engineering
5 38 (8.26%) MVC
5 38 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (8.04%) Informatics
7 34 (7.39%) Project Management
8 31 (6.74%) DevOps
9 30 (6.52%) Analytics
10 29 (6.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 28 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 28 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (5.65%) Service Delivery
13 25 (5.43%) Scrum
14 22 (4.78%) Coaching
15 19 (4.13%) PRINCE2
15 19 (4.13%) Service Management
15 19 (4.13%) Waterfall
16 18 (3.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 68 (14.78%) C#
3 67 (14.57%) SQL
4 37 (8.04%) Java
5 24 (5.22%) Python
6 18 (3.91%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.04%) C
7 14 (3.04%) C++
8 12 (2.61%) PHP
9 9 (1.96%) Apple Swift
9 9 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.52%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.30%) Ruby
12 5 (1.09%) Groovy
13 4 (0.87%) R
14 3 (0.65%) ES6
14 3 (0.65%) Java 8
15 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (10.87%) Degree
2 12 (2.61%) DBS Check
3 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.30%) JNCIE
4 6 (1.30%) JNCIP
4 6 (1.30%) JNCIS
5 5 (1.09%) MCSE
6 4 (0.87%) CCNP
6 4 (0.87%) OCA
6 4 (0.87%) OCP
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.65%) HNC
7 3 (0.65%) HND
7 3 (0.65%) ISEB
7 3 (0.65%) MCP
7 3 (0.65%) MCSA
7 3 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.43%) SLA
2 18 (3.91%) HL7
3 14 (3.04%) PMO
4 12 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.61%) QA
5 9 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.74%) COBIT
7 5 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.22%) GDPR
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.22%) NCSC
10 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 45 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.74%) Docker
5 6 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.65%) XenApp
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.43%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (2.17%) Ansible
2 8 (1.74%) SCCM
3 7 (1.52%) Puppet
4 6 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.87%) FTK
7 3 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.65%) Terraform
8 2 (0.43%) Grafana
8 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.22%) Consul
9 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.22%) Graphite
9 1 (0.22%) Linux-HA
9 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) Opsview
9 1 (0.22%) Packer
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 97 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.26%) VMware
3 24 (5.22%) Cisco
4 13 (2.83%) Oracle
5 9 (1.96%) Apple
5 9 (1.96%) Citrix
5 9 (1.96%) Tableau
6 8 (1.74%) HP
6 8 (1.74%) IBM
6 8 (1.74%) Juniper
6 8 (1.74%) SonicWALL
7 5 (1.09%) Cognos
8 4 (0.87%) Cellebrite
8 4 (0.87%) Nuix
8 4 (0.87%) SAP
8 4 (0.87%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.65%) Cerner
9 3 (0.65%) Google
10 2 (0.43%) EMC
10 2 (0.43%) Sophos