Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 106 46
Rank change year-on-year +60 -60 -3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 6,502 1,335 6,820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.00% 3.02% 5.29%
As % of the General category 10.35% 5.85% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,053 1,006 5,004
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,563
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,063 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +1.85% +8.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,400
% change year-on-year - +3.00% +6.80%

Retail is in the General 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62,796 22,839 71,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 57.97% 51.67% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 39,474 18,415 55,346
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.49% +3.92%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in England

Retail
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Retail in England.

Salary trend for Retail in England

Retail
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Retail in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Retail in England

Retail
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the England region over the 6 months to 28 September 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 +44 2,733 £67,500 - 402
North of England +53 1,131 £47,500 +5.56% 315
South East +86 919 £47,500 -13.64% 132
Midlands +51 816 £50,000 - 169
North West +42 724 £47,500 -5.00% 187
South West +30 488 £50,000 +17.65% 100
West Midlands +59 451 £50,000 +5.26% 93
East Midlands +32 359 £50,000 - 75
Yorkshire +52 349 £47,500 +18.75% 109
East of England +70 321 £52,500 +13.51% 77
North East +15 58 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Retail.

1 2,184 (33.59%) Social Skills
2 1,769 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,412 (21.72%) Finance
4 1,270 (19.53%) E-Commerce
5 1,094 (16.83%) Facilities Management
6 1,003 (15.43%) Microsoft
7 979 (15.06%) AWS
8 961 (14.78%) JavaScript
9 931 (14.32%) Service Delivery
10 809 (12.44%) SQL
11 797 (12.26%) Azure
12 791 (12.17%) Line Management
13 780 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
14 775 (11.92%) Marketing
15 744 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
16 655 (10.07%) Software Engineering
17 638 (9.81%) Java
18 637 (9.80%) Analytics
19 623 (9.58%) DevOps
20 613 (9.43%) Python
21 596 (9.17%) React
22 563 (8.66%) Microservices
23 548 (8.43%) Information Security
24 533 (8.20%) HTML
25 532 (8.18%) Management Information System
26 529 (8.14%) Docker
27 513 (7.89%) Degree
28 512 (7.87%) Scrum
29 498 (7.66%) Kubernetes
30 485 (7.46%) C#

Retail
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
1 179 (2.75%) CMS
2 123 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 123 (1.89%) Confluence
3 98 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 90 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (0.66%) SAS
6 33 (0.51%) Apache
7 31 (0.48%) Jupyter
8 29 (0.45%) IIS
9 28 (0.43%) WordPress
10 21 (0.32%) IBM Domino
11 20 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 18 (0.28%) nginx
13 17 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
13 17 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
14 15 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.22%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.12%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.11%) CICS
18 6 (0.092%) MQSeries
Applications
1 416 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 384 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
3 222 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 47 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 29 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 27 (0.42%) InDesign
9 14 (0.22%) Sketch
10 12 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.17%) Chatbot
12 10 (0.15%) InVision
13 9 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.11%) Figma
15 6 (0.092%) Revit
16 4 (0.062%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.046%) SPSS
18 2 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 96 (1.48%) Shopify
2 85 (1.31%) Magento
3 67 (1.03%) Maximo
4 54 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
5 51 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
6 38 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
7 35 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 31 (0.48%) NetSuite
9 22 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.31%) SAP Retail
10 20 (0.31%) SAP SD
11 18 (0.28%) MetaTrader
11 18 (0.28%) SAP HR
12 12 (0.18%) SAP Business One
13 11 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
13 11 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.15%) SAP MM
15 9 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
16 8 (0.12%) SAP CAR
16 8 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 979 (15.06%) AWS
2 797 (12.26%) Azure
3 457 (7.03%) GCP
4 309 (4.75%) Serverless
5 264 (4.06%) Power Platform
6 224 (3.45%) SaaS
7 206 (3.17%) Microsoft 365
8 111 (1.71%) GitHub
9 102 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
10 79 (1.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 75 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 69 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
13 64 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
14 63 (0.97%) Azure Functions
15 62 (0.95%) Google Analytics
16 61 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
17 58 (0.89%) Amazon S3
18 56 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
18 56 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
19 48 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 94 (1.45%) Firewall
2 82 (1.26%) Internet
3 75 (1.15%) DNS
4 60 (0.92%) 5G
5 54 (0.83%) Network Security
6 52 (0.80%) HTTP
7 45 (0.69%) Broadband
8 43 (0.66%) Intranet
8 43 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 39 (0.60%) DHCP
10 38 (0.58%) Skype
11 37 (0.57%) SMS
11 37 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (0.54%) LAN
13 33 (0.51%) Wireless
14 32 (0.49%) WAN
15 27 (0.42%) VPN
16 24 (0.37%) IPv6
17 19 (0.29%) SSH
18 16 (0.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 279 (4.29%) MySQL
3 271 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 242 (3.72%) Power BI
5 229 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 216 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 185 (2.85%) Big Data
8 172 (2.65%) Tableau
9 155 (2.38%) MongoDB
10 149 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 100 (1.54%) Redis
12 99 (1.52%) BigQuery
13 91 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 91 (1.40%) Hadoop
14 70 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 68 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 66 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 60 (0.92%) Looker
18 55 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
19 45 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 426 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 325 (5.00%) JIRA
3 323 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 118 (1.81%) Selenium
5 92 (1.41%) GitLab
6 69 (1.06%) webpack
7 61 (0.94%) Postman
8 50 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 49 (0.75%) Maven
10 46 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 45 (0.69%) Gradle
12 41 (0.63%) CircleCI
12 41 (0.63%) Cypress.io
13 40 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 36 (0.55%) SonarQube
15 33 (0.51%) JMeter
16 32 (0.49%) Mocha
16 32 (0.49%) Visual Studio
17 30 (0.46%) PHPUnit
18 25 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 2,184 (33.59%) Social Skills
2 1,412 (21.72%) Finance
3 775 (11.92%) Marketing
4 744 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
5 394 (6.06%) Banking
6 308 (4.74%) Organisational Skills
7 244 (3.75%) Manufacturing
8 186 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
9 158 (2.43%) Automotive
10 157 (2.41%) Legal
10 157 (2.41%) Telecoms
11 150 (2.31%) Public Sector
12 145 (2.23%) Advertising
13 131 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
14 122 (1.88%) Games
15 107 (1.65%) Law
16 92 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 87 (1.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 87 (1.34%) Retail Finance
18 65 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 989 (15.21%) Developer
2 512 (7.87%) Analyst
3 415 (6.38%) Architect
4 381 (5.86%) Consultant
5 329 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 281 (4.32%) Project Manager
7 224 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 198 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
9 167 (2.57%) Business Analyst
10 144 (2.21%) IT Manager
11 132 (2.03%) Java Engineer
12 127 (1.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 120 (1.85%) Senior Software Engineer
14 103 (1.58%) Senior Manager
15 102 (1.57%) PHP Developer
16 101 (1.55%) .NET Developer
17 99 (1.52%) DevOps Engineer
18 90 (1.38%) Data Engineer
19 86 (1.32%) Technical Leader
20 84 (1.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 596 (9.17%) React
2 533 (8.20%) HTML
3 482 (7.41%) CSS
4 444 (6.83%) .NET
5 439 (6.75%) Node.js
6 307 (4.72%) REST
7 246 (3.78%) GraphQL
8 235 (3.61%) Web Services
9 233 (3.58%) AngularJS
10 204 (3.14%) RESTful
11 181 (2.78%) Kafka
12 164 (2.52%) HTML5
13 152 (2.34%) Spring
14 136 (2.09%) .NET Core
15 135 (2.08%) ASP.NET
16 128 (1.97%) Redux
17 115 (1.77%) .NET Framework
18 99 (1.52%) jQuery
19 94 (1.45%) JSON
20 86 (1.32%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 532 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 435 (6.69%) User Experience
3 424 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
4 291 (4.48%) Driving Licence
5 271 (4.17%) EPoS
6 186 (2.86%) FMCG
7 185 (2.85%) Algorithms
8 178 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 156 (2.40%) Social Media
10 149 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
11 135 (2.08%) Virtual Team
12 108 (1.66%) Data Centre
13 93 (1.43%) Robotics
14 81 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 80 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
16 74 (1.14%) NHS
17 69 (1.06%) CCTV
18 59 (0.91%) iPad
19 55 (0.85%) Blog
20 53 (0.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 363 (5.58%) Windows
2 274 (4.21%) Linux
3 116 (1.78%) Android
4 110 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 90 (1.38%) Windows 10
6 86 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.91%) Unix
8 34 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 30 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
12 16 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.20%) VMS
14 13 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.17%) CentOS
17 9 (0.14%) AIX
18 8 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,769 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,270 (19.53%) E-Commerce
3 1,094 (16.83%) Facilities Management
4 931 (14.32%) Service Delivery
5 791 (12.17%) Line Management
6 780 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
7 655 (10.07%) Software Engineering
8 637 (9.80%) Analytics
9 623 (9.58%) DevOps
10 563 (8.66%) Microservices
11 548 (8.43%) Information Security
12 512 (7.87%) Scrum
13 465 (7.15%) Mentoring
14 448 (6.89%) Project Management
15 447 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
16 438 (6.74%) Test Automation
17 374 (5.75%) Coaching
18 365 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 353 (5.43%) Full Stack Development
20 349 (5.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 961 (14.78%) JavaScript
2 809 (12.44%) SQL
3 638 (9.81%) Java
4 613 (9.43%) Python
5 485 (7.46%) C#
6 376 (5.78%) TypeScript
7 298 (4.58%) PHP
8 156 (2.40%) C
9 122 (1.88%) Ruby
10 117 (1.80%) Go
11 114 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 100 (1.54%) Scala
13 91 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 84 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 83 (1.28%) Kotlin
16 66 (1.02%) R
17 60 (0.92%) C++
18 59 (0.91%) PHP 7
19 55 (0.85%) Java 8
20 51 (0.78%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 513 (7.89%) Degree
2 105 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 92 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 66 (1.02%) HNC
4 66 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 52 (0.80%) AWS Certification
6 39 (0.60%) PhD
7 34 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 30 (0.46%) DBS Check
9 27 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (0.38%) CISSP
11 24 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (0.32%) CIPD
13 21 (0.32%) CISM
14 19 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 19 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 18 (0.28%) CCNP
16 17 (0.26%) ISEB
16 17 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 386 (5.94%) SLA
2 318 (4.89%) QA
3 127 (1.95%) GDPR
4 92 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 87 (1.34%) Accessibility
6 82 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 57 (0.88%) PMO
8 44 (0.68%) COSHH
9 31 (0.48%) NEBOSH
10 27 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 15 (0.23%) GRC
12 12 (0.18%) NIST
13 10 (0.15%) WCAG
14 9 (0.14%) GMP
15 8 (0.12%) COBIT
16 6 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
16 6 (0.092%) GAAP
17 5 (0.077%) ISO 9001
18 4 (0.062%) Basel III
18 4 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 529 (8.14%) Docker
2 172 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 62 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.31%) vSphere
6 15 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.14%) Postfix
8 7 (0.11%) Ceph
9 6 (0.092%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.077%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.077%) XenApp
11 3 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.031%) StorNext
12 2 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.031%) Xsan
13 1 (0.015%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 498 (7.66%) Kubernetes
2 247 (3.80%) Terraform
3 173 (2.66%) Ansible
4 83 (1.28%) Puppet
5 74 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
7 44 (0.68%) SCCM
8 34 (0.52%) Grafana
9 28 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 19 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.20%) SCOM
12 9 (0.14%) Istio
13 8 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.12%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
14 7 (0.11%) Packer
15 6 (0.092%) Kibana
16 5 (0.077%) logstash
16 5 (0.077%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,003 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 435 (6.69%) Google
3 251 (3.86%) SAP
4 207 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
5 178 (2.74%) Oracle
6 93 (1.43%) VMware
7 91 (1.40%) Adobe
8 90 (1.38%) Cisco
9 81 (1.25%) Apple
10 50 (0.77%) Facebook
11 41 (0.63%) Cognizant
12 40 (0.62%) IBM
12 40 (0.62%) WorldPay
13 32 (0.49%) Elastic Path
14 31 (0.48%) HP
14 31 (0.48%) ServiceNow
15 29 (0.45%) Meraki
16 28 (0.43%) CA
16 28 (0.43%) Dell
16 28 (0.43%) New Relic