Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 58 50
Rank change year-on-year -25 -8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Retail 2,627 4,779 7,051
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.57% 4.56% 5.11%
As % of the General category 9.00% 11.26% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 3,590 4,963
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,060 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +7.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £74,813 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%

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 29,180 42,427 56,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.68% 40.52% 40.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21,748 32,834 43,282
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £58,500 £57,105 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.83% +10.00%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -21 1,226 £65,000 - 265
North of England -14 409 £50,000 +13.64% 214
Midlands -10 332 £45,000 -4.26% 135
South East -43 325 £52,500 +5.00% 90
North West +6 275 £50,500 +6.32% 118
West Midlands -2 185 £45,000 - 68
South West -65 151 £42,500 - 70
East Midlands -8 147 £47,500 +0.53% 66
East of England -18 135 £47,500 -13.64% 42
Yorkshire -33 118 £45,000 +12.50% 57
North East -5 16 £40,000 - 39
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 953 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (30.19%) E-Commerce
3 602 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 543 (20.67%) Finance
5 445 (16.94%) AWS
6 395 (15.04%) SQL
7 386 (14.69%) Azure
8 361 (13.74%) HTML
9 350 (13.32%) DevOps
10 341 (12.98%) CSS
11 329 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
12 312 (11.88%) Microsoft
13 305 (11.61%) Python
14 303 (11.53%) Marketing
15 302 (11.50%) Analytics
16 295 (11.23%) React
17 292 (11.12%) Java
18 275 (10.47%) Software Engineering
19 268 (10.20%) Scrum
20 265 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
21 264 (10.05%) C#
22 246 (9.36%) Degree
23 227 (8.64%) Google
24 212 (8.07%) Linux
25 207 (7.88%) GCP
26 206 (7.84%) .NET
27 203 (7.73%) Microservices
28 195 (7.42%) Project Management
29 193 (7.35%) PHP
30 192 (7.31%) Git (software)

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 73 (2.78%) CMS
2 61 (2.32%) Confluence
3 56 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 41 (1.56%) Apache
5 40 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 33 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.26%) WordPress
7 21 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.34%) Apache Synapse
12 8 (0.30%) Jupyter
13 7 (0.27%) Tornado
14 5 (0.19%) IIS
14 5 (0.19%) SAS
14 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.15%) Moodle
15 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 87 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.46%) Sketch
6 8 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.30%) Figma
7 7 (0.27%) InVision
8 5 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.15%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.15%) Blender
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
9 4 (0.15%) Maya
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.076%) UXPin
12 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 62 (2.36%) Shopify
2 55 (2.09%) Magento
3 28 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
4 25 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
5 20 (0.76%) NetSuite
6 19 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (0.53%) SAP CO
7 14 (0.53%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.53%) SAP SD
7 14 (0.53%) Sentinel
8 12 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.34%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.27%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (0.15%) SAP R/3
14 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 445 (16.94%) AWS
2 386 (14.69%) Azure
3 207 (7.88%) GCP
4 126 (4.80%) SaaS
5 86 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
6 71 (2.70%) Power Platform
7 68 (2.59%) Serverless
8 61 (2.32%) Google Analytics
9 47 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 37 (1.41%) Firebase
12 34 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 34 (1.29%) PaaS
13 30 (1.14%) GitHub
14 29 (1.10%) Azure Functions
15 28 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
16 27 (1.03%) IaaS
17 24 (0.91%) Cloud Functions
18 21 (0.80%) Amazon S3
19 20 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.17%) Firewall
2 43 (1.64%) Network Security
3 33 (1.26%) WAN
4 29 (1.10%) LAN
5 24 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (0.76%) Internet
6 20 (0.76%) Intranet
6 20 (0.76%) Wireless
7 18 (0.69%) HTTP
7 18 (0.69%) WLAN
8 17 (0.65%) Broadband
9 15 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.53%) DNS
11 10 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.34%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.23%) EIGRP
13 6 (0.23%) OSPF
13 6 (0.23%) SMS
14 5 (0.19%) SAN
15 4 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 168 (6.40%) MySQL
3 100 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
4 87 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 68 (2.59%) Big Data
8 55 (2.09%) Power BI
9 52 (1.98%) Tableau
10 45 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 43 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 41 (1.56%) Data Lake
12 41 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (1.52%) BigQuery
13 40 (1.52%) Redis
14 39 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 36 (1.37%) Hadoop
16 35 (1.33%) Amazon Athena
17 31 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
18 30 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 192 (7.31%) Git (software)
2 121 (4.61%) JIRA
3 92 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.18%) Maven
5 28 (1.07%) Cypress.io
5 28 (1.07%) Selenium
6 26 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 25 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.88%) webpack
9 22 (0.84%) Mocha
9 22 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (0.80%) GitLab
11 18 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 18 (0.69%) IntelliJ
11 18 (0.69%) Protractor
12 17 (0.65%) Jasmine
13 15 (0.57%) JUnit
14 14 (0.53%) gulp
15 12 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 543 (20.67%) Finance
2 303 (11.53%) Marketing
3 166 (6.32%) Banking
4 145 (5.52%) Manufacturing
5 105 (4.00%) Public Sector
6 71 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 63 (2.40%) Legal
8 61 (2.32%) Automotive
8 61 (2.32%) Front Office
9 56 (2.13%) Games
10 55 (2.09%) Electronics
11 41 (1.56%) Advertising
12 33 (1.26%) Law
13 31 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.84%) Publishing
15 21 (0.80%) Back Office
16 11 (0.42%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.30%) Retail Finance
19 7 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 677 (25.77%) Developer
2 246 (9.36%) Analyst
3 197 (7.50%) Architect
4 147 (5.60%) Software Engineer
5 129 (4.91%) Senior Developer
6 121 (4.61%) Project Manager
7 120 (4.57%) PHP Developer
8 107 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 102 (3.88%) React Developer
10 101 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
11 91 (3.46%) Business Analyst
11 91 (3.46%) Consultant
12 85 (3.24%) Java Developer
13 84 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
14 71 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 69 (2.63%) Data Engineer
16 61 (2.32%) JavaScript Engineer
17 58 (2.21%) Senior Software Engineer
18 54 (2.06%) UI Engineer
18 54 (2.06%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (13.74%) HTML
2 341 (12.98%) CSS
3 295 (11.23%) React
4 206 (7.84%) .NET
5 181 (6.89%) Node.js
6 151 (5.75%) AngularJS
7 148 (5.63%) HTML5
8 117 (4.45%) Web Services
9 113 (4.30%) REST
10 109 (4.15%) CSS3
11 106 (4.04%) Spring
12 95 (3.62%) RESTful
13 90 (3.43%) Vue.js
14 77 (2.93%) Spring Boot
15 74 (2.82%) React Native
16 65 (2.47%) LAMP
17 64 (2.44%) .NET Framework
17 64 (2.44%) jQuery
18 62 (2.36%) ASP.NET
19 60 (2.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 265 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (7.16%) User Experience
3 125 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 103 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (3.46%) Social Media
6 89 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 83 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
8 73 (2.78%) FMCG
9 61 (2.32%) iPad
10 54 (2.06%) Cloud Native
11 51 (1.94%) Driving Licence
12 42 (1.60%) Public Cloud
13 41 (1.56%) Algorithms
13 41 (1.56%) Blog
13 41 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 28 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.07%) Derivative
14 28 (1.07%) EPoS
15 25 (0.95%) Data Centre
16 19 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 212 (8.07%) Linux
2 161 (6.13%) Windows
3 74 (2.82%) Android
4 59 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 51 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 45 (1.71%) Unix
7 23 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.23%) Debian
15 6 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.11%) MVS
18 2 (0.076%) Solaris
18 2 (0.076%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 953 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (30.19%) E-Commerce
3 350 (13.32%) DevOps
4 329 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
5 302 (11.50%) Analytics
6 275 (10.47%) Software Engineering
7 268 (10.20%) Scrum
8 203 (7.73%) Microservices
9 195 (7.42%) Project Management
10 171 (6.51%) MVC
10 171 (6.51%) Web Development
11 164 (6.24%) Mentoring
11 164 (6.24%) TDD
12 163 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
13 146 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 142 (5.41%) Test Automation
15 139 (5.29%) Machine Learning
16 132 (5.02%) BDD
17 130 (4.95%) ERP
18 122 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 602 (22.92%) JavaScript
2 395 (15.04%) SQL
3 305 (11.61%) Python
4 292 (11.12%) Java
5 264 (10.05%) C#
6 193 (7.35%) PHP
7 99 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 46 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 46 (1.75%) Ruby
9 41 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 36 (1.37%) Go
11 31 (1.18%) C
12 30 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.10%) Java 8
14 27 (1.03%) Kotlin
15 26 (0.99%) C++
16 24 (0.91%) Apple Swift
16 24 (0.91%) PHP 7
17 23 (0.88%) Scala
18 21 (0.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 246 (9.36%) Degree
2 54 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.02%) DBS Check
4 42 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 24 (0.91%) CISSP
7 22 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.69%) PhD
9 17 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.61%) CCNP
11 14 (0.53%) CCNA
11 14 (0.53%) PMP
12 13 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.46%) ISEB
13 12 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (0.38%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.34%) CISM
15 9 (0.34%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.30%) MBA
16 8 (0.30%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.30%) QA
2 65 (2.47%) GDPR
3 61 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.67%) SLA
5 43 (1.64%) NIST
6 36 (1.37%) PMO
7 33 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 27 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.57%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.30%) COBIT
11 5 (0.19%) COSHH
12 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.11%) GRC
13 3 (0.11%) GxP
14 2 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.076%) Basel III
14 2 (0.076%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.076%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 182 (6.93%) Docker
2 67 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.19%) Firmware
5 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.15%) XenApp
7 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.11%) Postfix
7 3 (0.11%) vSphere
8 2 (0.076%) HDFS
8 2 (0.076%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.038%) Ceph
9 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 172 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 136 (5.18%) Terraform
3 61 (2.32%) Ansible
4 30 (1.14%) SCCM
5 24 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (0.53%) Puppet
7 13 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (0.30%) Kibana
9 7 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.23%) Grafana
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.19%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.19%) Nessus
11 5 (0.19%) OpenVAS
12 4 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 312 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 227 (8.64%) Google
3 126 (4.80%) SAP
4 67 (2.55%) Oracle
5 61 (2.32%) Adobe
6 52 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (1.64%) Cisco
8 38 (1.45%) hybris
9 34 (1.29%) Databricks
10 32 (1.22%) Apple
10 32 (1.22%) IBM
11 28 (1.07%) VMware
12 24 (0.91%) Zend
13 22 (0.84%) Sitecore
14 21 (0.80%) Citrix
15 17 (0.65%) JD Edwards
16 16 (0.61%) Blue Prism
17 15 (0.57%) Elastic Path
17 15 (0.57%) MuleSoft
17 15 (0.57%) Xamarin