Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 49 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Retail 4,626 5,578 5,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.22% 5.51% 5.33%
As % of the General category 15.41% 15.21% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,420 4,293 4,399
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 30,016 36,671 38,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.84% 36.22% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,426 28,057 30,193
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK excluding London

Retail
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
South East +2 1,232 £50,000 +11.11% 202
North of England -6 1,037 £42,500 -3.16% 299
Midlands +5 1,017 £47,500 +11.76% 189
East of England +11 812 £50,000 - 102
North West -13 571 £42,500 -5.56% 178
West Midlands -4 534 £47,500 +18.75% 98
East Midlands +9 480 £47,500 +5.56% 91
Yorkshire -7 428 £40,000 -5.88% 107
South West -1 389 £45,000 - 99
Scotland -34 123 £45,000 -14.29% 37
North East -10 38 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Wales -50 37 £35,000 +2.94% 17
Northern Ireland +9 23 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 1,450 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,183 (25.57%) Finance
3 904 (19.54%) SQL
4 818 (17.68%) Microsoft
5 696 (15.05%) E-Commerce
6 655 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
7 654 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
8 641 (13.86%) JavaScript
9 568 (12.28%) Degree
10 538 (11.63%) SQL Server
11 535 (11.57%) HTML
12 533 (11.52%) CSS
13 529 (11.44%) C#
14 526 (11.37%) Java
14 526 (11.37%) .NET
15 515 (11.13%) Project Management
16 503 (10.87%) Analytics
17 457 (9.88%) Scrum
18 422 (9.12%) Windows
19 419 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 411 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
21 402 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
22 369 (7.98%) Linux
23 365 (7.89%) Marketing
24 362 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
25 334 (7.22%) Telecoms
26 323 (6.98%) MVC
27 319 (6.90%) TDD
28 318 (6.87%) ITIL
29 312 (6.74%) Python

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 116 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 112 (2.42%) SAS
3 91 (1.97%) Apache
4 77 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 75 (1.62%) CMS
6 70 (1.51%) IIS
7 61 (1.32%) SharePoint
8 55 (1.19%) Confluence
9 42 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 35 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 34 (0.73%) JBoss
12 33 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (0.48%) Skype for Business
14 19 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (0.41%) WordPress
15 17 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (0.37%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 166 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.56%) SPSS
6 22 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 22 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.37%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.28%) InVision
10 11 (0.24%) InDesign
11 6 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 65 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 52 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 39 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 30 (0.65%) Magento
5 27 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 23 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
6 23 (0.50%) SAP CRM
7 18 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 18 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
8 15 (0.32%) SAP APO
8 15 (0.32%) SAP CO
8 15 (0.32%) SAP FI
8 15 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
11 12 (0.26%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.26%) SAP SCM
12 11 (0.24%) SAP Business One
13 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
14 9 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 411 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 362 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (3.31%) SaaS
4 132 (2.85%) Office 365
5 101 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 50 (1.08%) GitHub
7 48 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
8 47 (1.02%) IaaS
9 41 (0.89%) PaaS
10 35 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (0.71%) Google Analytics
12 30 (0.65%) G Suite
13 26 (0.56%) Slack
14 22 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.37%) Serverless
16 14 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.28%) AdWords
17 13 (0.28%) npm
18 12 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 286 (6.18%) Firewall
2 155 (3.35%) Internet
2 155 (3.35%) WAN
3 154 (3.33%) LAN
4 149 (3.22%) TCP/IP
5 105 (2.27%) DNS
6 94 (2.03%) Wireshark
7 85 (1.84%) Network Security
8 78 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
9 76 (1.64%) DHCP
10 74 (1.60%) VoIP
11 73 (1.58%) SAN
12 69 (1.49%) Ethernet
12 69 (1.49%) Wireless
13 67 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 65 (1.41%) OSPF
15 48 (1.04%) VPN
16 39 (0.84%) BGP
17 38 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 259 (5.60%) MySQL
3 239 (5.17%) Big Data
4 179 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
5 163 (3.52%) Power BI
6 144 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 143 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 139 (3.00%) Hadoop
9 134 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 134 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 111 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 77 (1.66%) Apache Hive
12 76 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 69 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 67 (1.45%) SAP HANA
15 45 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 41 (0.89%) Text Mining
18 40 (0.86%) Redis
19 38 (0.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 272 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 175 (3.78%) JIRA
3 131 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 131 (2.83%) Selenium
4 87 (1.88%) Maven
5 76 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (1.58%) Cucumber
7 72 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 53 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 49 (1.06%) JUnit
10 47 (1.02%) Gradle
11 43 (0.93%) JMeter
11 43 (0.93%) SoapUI
12 38 (0.82%) webpack
13 37 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (0.80%) PHPUnit
14 31 (0.67%) gulp
15 30 (0.65%) Grunt
16 24 (0.52%) Subversion
17 23 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 1,183 (25.57%) Finance
2 365 (7.89%) Marketing
3 334 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 271 (5.86%) Manufacturing
5 177 (3.83%) Banking
6 109 (2.36%) Automotive
7 97 (2.10%) Advertising
8 84 (1.82%) Electronics
9 71 (1.53%) Back Office
10 66 (1.43%) Legal
10 66 (1.43%) Publishing
11 53 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 37 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 36 (0.78%) Billing
14 35 (0.76%) Games
15 27 (0.58%) Local Government
16 24 (0.52%) Law
17 23 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.22%) French Language
19 9 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,075 (23.24%) Developer
2 860 (18.59%) Analyst
3 297 (6.42%) Architect
4 245 (5.30%) Senior Developer
5 240 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 233 (5.04%) Business Analyst
7 227 (4.91%) .NET Developer
8 214 (4.63%) Consultant
9 169 (3.65%) Java Developer
10 167 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 153 (3.31%) Software Developer
12 151 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
13 138 (2.98%) IT Manager
14 132 (2.85%) Junior
15 120 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
16 109 (2.36%) PHP Developer
17 102 (2.20%) Software Engineer
18 93 (2.01%) C# .NET Developer
19 89 (1.92%) Web Developer
20 87 (1.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (11.57%) HTML
2 533 (11.52%) CSS
3 526 (11.37%) .NET
4 272 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 258 (5.58%) ASP.NET
6 256 (5.53%) Web Services
7 237 (5.12%) jQuery
8 210 (4.54%) HTML5
9 182 (3.93%) Spring
10 160 (3.46%) RESTful
11 159 (3.44%) REST
12 149 (3.22%) React
13 144 (3.11%) XML
14 134 (2.90%) .NET Framework
15 133 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 133 (2.88%) CSS3
16 132 (2.85%) Node.js
17 129 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 115 (2.49%) Kafka
19 113 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 654 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
3 227 (4.91%) User Experience
4 174 (3.76%) EPoS
5 150 (3.24%) Data Centre
6 146 (3.16%) FMCG
7 142 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
8 124 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 105 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 101 (2.18%) NHS
11 92 (1.99%) Fintech
12 81 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 66 (1.43%) Algorithms
14 62 (1.34%) Driving Licence
15 56 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
16 54 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
17 53 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 48 (1.04%) Public Cloud
19 41 (0.89%) Social Network
20 39 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 422 (9.12%) Windows
2 369 (7.98%) Linux
3 168 (3.63%) Unix
4 162 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 86 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (1.64%) Android
7 66 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 66 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 36 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 26 (0.56%) AIX
12 19 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.28%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 10 (0.22%) CentOS
16 8 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.15%) Debian
18 6 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,450 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (15.05%) E-Commerce
3 655 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
4 515 (11.13%) Project Management
5 503 (10.87%) Analytics
6 457 (9.88%) Scrum
7 419 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 402 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 323 (6.98%) MVC
10 319 (6.90%) TDD
11 318 (6.87%) ITIL
12 296 (6.40%) DevOps
13 290 (6.27%) Software Engineering
14 286 (6.18%) SDLC
15 279 (6.03%) Test Automation
16 278 (6.01%) Mentoring
17 274 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
18 263 (5.69%) Decision-Making
19 241 (5.21%) ERP
20 237 (5.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 904 (19.54%) SQL
2 641 (13.86%) JavaScript
3 529 (11.44%) C#
4 526 (11.37%) Java
5 312 (6.74%) Python
6 276 (5.97%) PHP
7 191 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 107 (2.31%) C
9 104 (2.25%) Java 8
10 100 (2.16%) R
11 85 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 82 (1.77%) Ruby
13 68 (1.47%) Scala
14 60 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 50 (1.08%) ES6
16 43 (0.93%) PL/SQL
17 41 (0.89%) TypeScript
18 36 (0.78%) VB.NET
18 36 (0.78%) VBA
19 35 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 568 (12.28%) Degree
2 225 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
3 161 (3.48%) CISSP
4 145 (3.13%) CCNA
5 118 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 107 (2.31%) ISEB
7 106 (2.29%) CCNP
8 91 (1.97%) SSCP
9 86 (1.86%) MCSE
10 68 (1.47%) Security Cleared
10 68 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 65 (1.41%) CSSLP
12 64 (1.38%) SANS
13 62 (1.34%) ISTQB
14 54 (1.17%) CEH
15 52 (1.12%) CISM
16 50 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 45 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 45 (0.97%) GIAC
18 44 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (4.60%) QA
2 171 (3.70%) SLA
3 132 (2.85%) GDPR
4 80 (1.73%) PMO
5 71 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 22 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.43%) COBIT
10 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.11%) PSD2
14 4 (0.086%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.043%) ISO 20022
15 2 (0.043%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.022%) Actionable Recommendations
16 1 (0.022%) GPG13
16 1 (0.022%) P3O
16 1 (0.022%) SEPA
System Software
1 205 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 134 (2.90%) Docker
3 97 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.50%) vSphere
6 18 (0.39%) Firmware
7 16 (0.35%) XenApp
8 14 (0.30%) HDFS
8 14 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.13%) XenServer
14 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.086%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.065%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.065%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 86 (1.86%) Puppet
2 69 (1.49%) SCCM
3 66 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 56 (1.21%) Ansible
5 52 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (1.10%) Stealthwatch
7 48 (1.04%) RSA Security Analytics
8 46 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
9 43 (0.93%) Terraform
10 19 (0.41%) Cacti
10 19 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
13 16 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.30%) Marathon
15 13 (0.28%) Oozie
15 13 (0.28%) SCOM
15 13 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.26%) AirWatch
17 11 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 818 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 310 (6.70%) SAP
3 253 (5.47%) Cisco
4 240 (5.19%) Oracle
5 230 (4.97%) VMware
6 160 (3.46%) Google
7 157 (3.39%) Tableau
8 120 (2.59%) Symantec
9 107 (2.31%) CheckPoint
10 73 (1.58%) IBM
11 71 (1.53%) Splunk
12 68 (1.47%) HP
13 60 (1.30%) Adobe
14 56 (1.21%) SolarWinds
15 51 (1.10%) Red Hat
16 47 (1.02%) Avaya
16 47 (1.02%) Citrix
17 38 (0.82%) Riverbed
18 37 (0.80%) Sitecore
19 36 (0.78%) Nortel