Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 106 51
Rank change year-on-year +60 -55 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 6,679 1,739 5,641
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.99% 3.04% 4.84%
As % of the General category 10.15% 5.91% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,333 1,390 4,244
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 65,774 29,429 64,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 59.01% 51.46% 55.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41,080 23,571 50,021
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% +1.85% +2.86%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +33 2,732 £67,500 +3.85% 409
North of England +61 1,280 £45,750 -3.68% 285
South East +106 903 £52,500 -2.33% 144
North West +29 677 £45,000 -10.00% 151
Midlands +47 663 £50,000 +11.11% 217
East of England +72 580 £47,500 +2.70% 103
Yorkshire +92 507 £47,500 +5.56% 86
South West +80 393 £50,000 +11.11% 83
West Midlands +34 369 £50,000 +11.11% 132
East Midlands +28 285 £55,000 +29.41% 85
North East +42 96 £50,500 +12.22% 48
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 2,191 (32.80%) Social Skills
2 1,962 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1,382 (20.69%) Finance
4 1,225 (18.34%) E-Commerce
5 1,039 (15.56%) SQL
6 994 (14.88%) AWS
7 980 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
8 976 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
9 948 (14.19%) Microsoft
10 896 (13.42%) Service Delivery
11 846 (12.67%) JavaScript
12 798 (11.95%) Azure
13 788 (11.80%) Analytics
14 725 (10.85%) DevOps
15 718 (10.75%) Python
16 685 (10.26%) Marketing
17 639 (9.57%) CI/CD
18 629 (9.42%) Software Engineering
19 614 (9.19%) React
20 606 (9.07%) Scrum
21 600 (8.98%) Docker
22 596 (8.92%) Java
23 578 (8.65%) Degree
24 564 (8.44%) Facilities Management
25 528 (7.91%) Project Management
26 523 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
27 521 (7.80%) Kubernetes
28 518 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
29 511 (7.65%) Microservices
30 507 (7.59%) Logistics

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
1 127 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
2 116 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 106 (1.59%) CMS
4 98 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 88 (1.32%) Confluence
6 75 (1.12%) SAS
7 42 (0.63%) Apache
8 27 (0.40%) IBM Domino
9 24 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 22 (0.33%) Jupyter
11 20 (0.30%) IIS
12 15 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.18%) nginx
13 12 (0.18%) WordPress
14 11 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.13%) JBoss
16 8 (0.12%) CICS
16 8 (0.12%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.10%) Luigi
18 6 (0.090%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 476 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 407 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 211 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 30 (0.45%) InDesign
7 30 (0.45%) Sketch
8 25 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.34%) SPSS
10 21 (0.31%) InVision
11 13 (0.19%) Chatbot
12 11 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
13 10 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.10%) Adobe XD
15 5 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.060%) AutoCAD
17 3 (0.045%) Revit
18 1 (0.015%) Blender
Business Applications
1 97 (1.45%) Magento
2 66 (0.99%) Shopify
3 48 (0.72%) Maximo
4 46 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 30 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 22 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 16 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.21%) SAP SD
11 13 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 12 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
13 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.16%) SAP Retail
14 10 (0.15%) SAP MM
15 6 (0.090%) Infor M3
15 6 (0.090%) Oracle BRM
15 6 (0.090%) SAP EHS
15 6 (0.090%) SAP HR
16 5 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 994 (14.88%) AWS
2 798 (11.95%) Azure
3 469 (7.02%) GCP
4 294 (4.40%) Serverless
5 240 (3.59%) SaaS
6 220 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
7 205 (3.07%) Power Platform
8 131 (1.96%) GitHub
9 89 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
10 87 (1.30%) Google Analytics
11 86 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 85 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
13 81 (1.21%) Amazon S3
14 77 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
14 77 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
15 72 (1.08%) PaaS
16 70 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
17 61 (0.91%) Azure Functions
17 61 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
18 52 (0.78%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 111 (1.66%) DNS
2 107 (1.60%) Firewall
3 80 (1.20%) HTTP
4 64 (0.96%) Internet
4 64 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
5 60 (0.90%) WAN
6 58 (0.87%) DHCP
7 52 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 51 (0.76%) LAN
9 49 (0.73%) VPN
10 39 (0.58%) Broadband
10 39 (0.58%) IPv6
11 38 (0.57%) AMQP
12 37 (0.55%) 5G
13 34 (0.51%) SMS
14 31 (0.46%) Wireless
15 30 (0.45%) SSH
16 28 (0.42%) Network Security
17 27 (0.40%) Profibus
18 26 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 294 (4.40%) MySQL
3 269 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
4 236 (3.53%) NoSQL
5 203 (3.04%) Big Data
6 193 (2.89%) Power BI
6 193 (2.89%) Relational Database
7 170 (2.55%) Tableau
8 128 (1.92%) BigQuery
9 124 (1.86%) MongoDB
9 124 (1.86%) Redis
10 119 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 117 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 69 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 69 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (0.96%) Looker
14 52 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 45 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
16 42 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 40 (0.60%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 470 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 404 (6.05%) Jenkins
3 255 (3.82%) JIRA
4 147 (2.20%) Selenium
5 141 (2.11%) GitLab
6 79 (1.18%) Cypress.io
7 73 (1.09%) CircleCI
7 73 (1.09%) Maven
8 61 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 56 (0.84%) Postman
10 52 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 51 (0.76%) webpack
12 46 (0.69%) Gradle
13 45 (0.67%) Subversion
14 39 (0.58%) TeamCity
15 38 (0.57%) JUnit
16 37 (0.55%) JMeter
16 37 (0.55%) Visual Studio
17 34 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 30 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,191 (32.80%) Social Skills
2 1,382 (20.69%) Finance
3 980 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
4 685 (10.26%) Marketing
5 415 (6.21%) Organisational Skills
6 368 (5.51%) Banking
7 256 (3.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 253 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
9 248 (3.71%) Manufacturing
10 245 (3.67%) Automotive
11 183 (2.74%) Telecoms
12 174 (2.61%) Advertising
13 173 (2.59%) Legal
14 171 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
15 168 (2.52%) Public Sector
16 142 (2.13%) Games
17 115 (1.72%) Law
18 104 (1.56%) Publishing
19 73 (1.09%) Retail Finance
20 62 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 917 (13.73%) Developer
2 786 (11.77%) Analyst
3 359 (5.38%) Consultant
4 348 (5.21%) Architect
5 343 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 327 (4.90%) Business Analyst
7 279 (4.18%) Software Engineer
8 249 (3.73%) Senior Developer
9 197 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
10 162 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 161 (2.41%) IT Manager
12 153 (2.29%) .NET Developer
13 143 (2.14%) Senior Manager
14 142 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
15 140 (2.10%) Analytics Manager
16 120 (1.80%) Senior Software Engineer
17 115 (1.72%) Data Analyst
18 114 (1.71%) Software Developer
19 102 (1.53%) Junior
20 101 (1.51%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (9.19%) React
2 442 (6.62%) Node.js
3 413 (6.18%) HTML
4 386 (5.78%) .NET
5 380 (5.69%) CSS
6 297 (4.45%) REST
7 228 (3.41%) Kafka
8 215 (3.22%) GraphQL
9 200 (2.99%) RESTful
10 199 (2.98%) Web Services
11 167 (2.50%) AngularJS
12 166 (2.49%) Spring
13 140 (2.10%) ASP.NET
14 136 (2.04%) .NET Core
15 131 (1.96%) Spring Boot
16 113 (1.69%) HTML5
17 99 (1.48%) .NET Framework
18 97 (1.45%) Django
19 82 (1.23%) Redux
19 82 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 379 (5.67%) User Experience
2 353 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 291 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
4 287 (4.30%) EPoS
5 239 (3.58%) FMCG
6 215 (3.22%) Mobile App
7 212 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 123 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 102 (1.53%) Social Media
10 94 (1.41%) Cloud Native
11 90 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 81 (1.21%) Driving Licence
13 76 (1.14%) iPad
14 67 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 66 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 60 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
17 58 (0.87%) Legacy Code
18 54 (0.81%) Smart Meter
19 50 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
20 49 (0.73%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 368 (5.51%) Windows
2 301 (4.51%) Linux
3 134 (2.01%) Apple iOS
4 132 (1.98%) Android
5 102 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 100 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 49 (0.73%) Unix
8 27 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 23 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.25%) VMS
12 17 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
14 11 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.15%) CentOS
16 6 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,962 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1,225 (18.34%) E-Commerce
3 976 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
4 896 (13.42%) Service Delivery
5 788 (11.80%) Analytics
6 725 (10.85%) DevOps
7 639 (9.57%) CI/CD
8 629 (9.42%) Software Engineering
9 606 (9.07%) Scrum
10 564 (8.44%) Facilities Management
11 528 (7.91%) Project Management
12 523 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
13 518 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 511 (7.65%) Microservices
15 507 (7.59%) Logistics
16 431 (6.45%) Line Management
17 424 (6.35%) Mentoring
18 368 (5.51%) Data Science
19 367 (5.49%) Test Automation
20 366 (5.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,039 (15.56%) SQL
2 846 (12.67%) JavaScript
3 718 (10.75%) Python
4 596 (8.92%) Java
5 478 (7.16%) C#
6 377 (5.64%) TypeScript
7 253 (3.79%) PHP
8 211 (3.16%) VBA
9 136 (2.04%) Bash
10 133 (1.99%) C
11 129 (1.93%) Go
12 122 (1.83%) PowerShell
13 113 (1.69%) Ruby
14 99 (1.48%) R
15 98 (1.47%) Kotlin
16 83 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 80 (1.20%) C++
18 76 (1.14%) Scala
19 51 (0.76%) PHP 7
20 47 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 578 (8.65%) Degree
2 110 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 76 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 65 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 52 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 45 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 39 (0.58%) ISEB
10 37 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 35 (0.52%) NVQ Level 3
11 35 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 34 (0.51%) PhD
13 33 (0.49%) HNC
14 30 (0.45%) CISSP
15 28 (0.42%) CCNA
15 28 (0.42%) ISTQB
16 26 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
17 24 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (5.48%) QA
2 259 (3.88%) SLA
3 105 (1.57%) GDPR
4 75 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 72 (1.08%) Accessibility
6 71 (1.06%) PMO
7 48 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 20 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (0.22%) GRC
10 15 (0.22%) NEBOSH
10 15 (0.22%) WCAG
11 12 (0.18%) NIST
12 10 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
13 9 (0.13%) COBIT
14 7 (0.10%) COSO
15 4 (0.060%) COSHH
15 4 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.045%) NCSC
16 3 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 600 (8.98%) Docker
2 215 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 94 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.57%) vSphere
5 29 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.12%) Postfix
10 7 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.090%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.075%) HDFS
12 5 (0.075%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.060%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.060%) NFS
13 4 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.045%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 521 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 339 (5.08%) Terraform
3 216 (3.23%) Ansible
4 77 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (1.09%) Puppet
6 43 (0.64%) SCCM
7 34 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
8 27 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.33%) Grafana
11 14 (0.21%) Kibana
12 11 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.15%) Istio
13 10 (0.15%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.13%) MIIS
14 9 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.12%) logstash
16 7 (0.10%) SCOM
17 6 (0.090%) Automic
17 6 (0.090%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 948 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 489 (7.32%) Google
3 260 (3.89%) SAP
4 227 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
5 192 (2.87%) Oracle
6 121 (1.81%) VMware
7 115 (1.72%) Adobe
8 100 (1.50%) Cisco
9 66 (0.99%) Apple
10 54 (0.81%) IBM
11 52 (0.78%) Facebook
12 45 (0.67%) Cognizant
13 38 (0.57%) Databricks
14 37 (0.55%) Splunk
15 33 (0.49%) Xamarin
16 32 (0.48%) Citrix
16 32 (0.48%) Meraki
16 32 (0.48%) Siemens
17 30 (0.45%) MuleSoft
18 29 (0.43%) New Relic