Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 54 41
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 0
Permanent jobs citing Retail 5,129 5,137 6,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.55% 5.30% 5.47%
As % of the General category 15.91% 14.63% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,960 4,039 4,618
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,935 £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 32,228 35,115 40,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.86% 36.22% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24,562 26,871 31,510
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.00% 0.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +14 1,335 £50,000 +6.38% 176
North of England +4 1,277 £41,500 -2.35% 270
Midlands +3 1,070 £45,000 +12.50% 232
East of England +16 881 £47,500 -5.00% 103
North West -9 682 £42,500 - 166
West Midlands -2 571 £45,000 +12.50% 128
Yorkshire +28 540 £42,500 -5.56% 90
East Midlands +8 502 £42,500 -5.56% 103
South West +6 426 £45,000 - 91
Scotland -20 121 £42,500 - 31
North East +3 55 £30,500 -14.69% 14
Wales -39 34 £35,000 -17.65% 20
Northern Ireland +17 24 £45,000 - 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,513 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,371 (26.73%) Finance
3 1,041 (20.30%) SQL
4 961 (18.74%) Microsoft
5 795 (15.50%) JavaScript
6 724 (14.12%) E-Commerce
7 689 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
8 677 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
9 660 (12.87%) C#
10 650 (12.67%) .NET
11 645 (12.58%) HTML
12 622 (12.13%) CSS
13 605 (11.80%) Java
14 586 (11.43%) SQL Server
15 537 (10.47%) Degree
16 517 (10.08%) Project Management
17 495 (9.65%) Scrum
18 490 (9.55%) Windows
19 455 (8.87%) Analytics
20 436 (8.50%) MVC
21 433 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
22 430 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
23 418 (8.15%) ITIL
24 407 (7.94%) Marketing
25 403 (7.86%) Linux
26 402 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
27 393 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
28 380 (7.41%) TDD
29 372 (7.25%) SAP
30 348 (6.78%) Manufacturing

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
1 111 (2.16%) Apache Spark
2 93 (1.81%) Apache
3 92 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 91 (1.77%) IIS
5 85 (1.66%) CMS
6 79 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 77 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 76 (1.48%) SAS
9 57 (1.11%) Confluence
10 43 (0.84%) JBoss
11 37 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 34 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.62%) Skype for Business
14 30 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.58%) WordPress
15 20 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.35%) Drupal
17 17 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 222 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
2 170 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 82 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 30 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 28 (0.55%) Chatbot
7 26 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 25 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
9 22 (0.43%) SPSS
10 18 (0.35%) InDesign
11 16 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.21%) InVision
12 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.12%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.039%) Pixate
15 2 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
15 2 (0.039%) UXPin
16 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 81 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
2 76 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 53 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.66%) NetSuite
5 31 (0.60%) Magento
6 28 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
7 24 (0.47%) SAP APO
8 22 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
9 21 (0.41%) SAP CO
9 21 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
10 19 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
11 18 (0.35%) SAP SCM
12 17 (0.33%) SAP CRM
13 16 (0.31%) SAP Business One
14 15 (0.29%) SAP QM
15 13 (0.25%) SAP EWM
16 12 (0.23%) SAP ERP
17 11 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
17 11 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 433 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 430 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 168 (3.28%) SaaS
4 155 (3.02%) Office 365
5 113 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 61 (1.19%) IaaS
9 46 (0.90%) Google Analytics
10 45 (0.88%) PaaS
11 39 (0.76%) GitHub
12 29 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 27 (0.53%) Slack
15 23 (0.45%) G Suite
16 20 (0.39%) Serverless
17 17 (0.33%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.25%) AdWords
18 13 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
19 12 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 319 (6.22%) Firewall
2 202 (3.94%) LAN
3 197 (3.84%) WAN
4 151 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 136 (2.65%) Internet
6 120 (2.34%) DNS
7 109 (2.13%) Wireless
8 92 (1.79%) Network Security
9 90 (1.75%) SAN
10 88 (1.72%) Wireshark
11 84 (1.64%) DHCP
12 73 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
13 69 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 69 (1.35%) VoIP
14 65 (1.27%) VPN
15 62 (1.21%) Ethernet
16 61 (1.19%) OSPF
17 59 (1.15%) MPLS
18 57 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.54%) MySQL
3 190 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 187 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 186 (3.63%) Big Data
6 175 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 147 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 143 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (2.63%) MongoDB
10 133 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 124 (2.42%) Power BI
12 78 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 71 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (1.31%) RDBMS
15 60 (1.17%) Apache Hive
16 56 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
17 54 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 48 (0.94%) SAP HANA
19 45 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 38 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 342 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 197 (3.84%) JIRA
3 148 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 126 (2.46%) Selenium
5 77 (1.50%) Maven
6 75 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 70 (1.36%) Cucumber
8 67 (1.31%) Visual Studio
9 57 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 54 (1.05%) JUnit
11 50 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 49 (0.96%) PHPUnit
13 43 (0.84%) Gradle
14 39 (0.76%) Grunt
15 37 (0.72%) gulp
16 36 (0.70%) SoapUI
17 35 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 31 (0.60%) JMeter
19 28 (0.55%) Bitbucket
19 28 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,371 (26.73%) Finance
2 407 (7.94%) Marketing
3 348 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 270 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 170 (3.31%) Banking
6 123 (2.40%) Advertising
7 108 (2.11%) Publishing
8 102 (1.99%) Automotive
9 96 (1.87%) Back Office
10 82 (1.60%) Electronics
11 77 (1.50%) Retail Banking
12 61 (1.19%) Legal
13 51 (0.99%) Games
14 43 (0.84%) Billing
15 35 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.58%) Local Government
17 26 (0.51%) Law
18 22 (0.43%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.23%) Financial Institution
20 11 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,270 (24.76%) Developer
2 899 (17.53%) Analyst
3 315 (6.14%) Architect
4 294 (5.73%) .NET Developer
5 270 (5.26%) Consultant
5 270 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 264 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 244 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 214 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 213 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 194 (3.78%) Java Developer
11 154 (3.00%) IT Manager
12 148 (2.89%) PHP Developer
13 143 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
14 141 (2.75%) Junior
15 128 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
16 116 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
17 113 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
18 104 (2.03%) Web Developer
19 99 (1.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (12.67%) .NET
2 645 (12.58%) HTML
3 622 (12.13%) CSS
4 318 (6.20%) ASP.NET
5 313 (6.10%) AngularJS
6 308 (6.01%) jQuery
7 279 (5.44%) Web Services
8 217 (4.23%) HTML5
9 210 (4.09%) RESTful
10 184 (3.59%) Spring
11 180 (3.51%) REST
12 176 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 172 (3.35%) .NET Framework
14 171 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 169 (3.29%) XML
16 159 (3.10%) React
17 143 (2.79%) CSS3
18 132 (2.57%) Node.js
19 127 (2.48%) JSON
20 125 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 677 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 315 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
3 219 (4.27%) User Experience
4 203 (3.96%) EPoS
5 191 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 184 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
7 174 (3.39%) Computer Science
8 159 (3.10%) Management Information System
9 144 (2.81%) FMCG
10 131 (2.55%) NHS
11 119 (2.32%) Mobile App
12 93 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 92 (1.79%) Fintech
14 89 (1.74%) Driving Licence
15 55 (1.07%) Algorithms
16 53 (1.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 51 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
17 51 (0.99%) Social Media
18 43 (0.84%) Public Cloud
19 41 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 490 (9.55%) Windows
2 403 (7.86%) Linux
3 203 (3.96%) Unix
4 179 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 93 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (1.62%) Android
7 76 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 55 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 37 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 33 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.29%) CentOS
16 13 (0.25%) AIX
17 12 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.21%) Kali Linux
19 9 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,513 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (14.12%) E-Commerce
3 689 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
4 517 (10.08%) Project Management
5 495 (9.65%) Scrum
6 455 (8.87%) Analytics
7 436 (8.50%) MVC
8 418 (8.15%) ITIL
9 402 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 393 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 380 (7.41%) TDD
12 318 (6.20%) Test Automation
13 308 (6.01%) DevOps
14 301 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 294 (5.73%) Mentoring
16 286 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
17 277 (5.40%) SDLC
18 274 (5.34%) ERP
19 273 (5.32%) Software Engineering
20 251 (4.89%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,041 (20.30%) SQL
2 795 (15.50%) JavaScript
3 660 (12.87%) C#
4 605 (11.80%) Java
5 342 (6.67%) PHP
6 334 (6.51%) Python
7 212 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 122 (2.38%) Java 8
9 108 (2.11%) Ruby
10 90 (1.75%) C
11 83 (1.62%) R
12 81 (1.58%) Scala
13 66 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 66 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 61 (1.19%) VB.NET
15 59 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 51 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 50 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 43 (0.84%) ES6
19 42 (0.82%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 537 (10.47%) Degree
2 234 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
3 167 (3.26%) CISSP
4 154 (3.00%) CCNA
5 137 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 126 (2.46%) CCNP
7 102 (1.99%) SSCP
8 94 (1.83%) MCSE
9 82 (1.60%) ISEB
10 75 (1.46%) CSSLP
10 75 (1.46%) SANS
11 74 (1.44%) Security Cleared
12 62 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 59 (1.15%) CISM
13 59 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 58 (1.13%) GIAC
15 50 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 50 (0.97%) RHCE
16 49 (0.96%) ISSAP
17 48 (0.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.29%) SLA
2 214 (4.17%) QA
3 113 (2.20%) GDPR
4 100 (1.95%) PMO
5 71 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.58%) COBIT
9 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.097%) PSD2
15 4 (0.078%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.039%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.039%) WCAG
17 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
17 1 (0.019%) ISO 8583
17 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 239 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 143 (2.79%) Docker
3 126 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.62%) vSphere
6 29 (0.57%) HDFS
7 21 (0.41%) XenApp
8 18 (0.35%) Firmware
9 17 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.097%) XenServer
16 4 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.078%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.058%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 120 (2.34%) Puppet
2 81 (1.58%) SCCM
3 72 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 62 (1.21%) Ansible
6 46 (0.90%) RSA Security Analytics
7 42 (0.82%) Terraform
8 31 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
9 30 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
10 26 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
11 20 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.33%) Cacti
13 16 (0.31%) Oozie
14 15 (0.29%) Marathon
15 14 (0.27%) AirWatch
16 13 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (0.23%) WSUS
18 11 (0.21%) Data Guard
18 11 (0.21%) Nagios
18 11 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 961 (18.74%) Microsoft
2 372 (7.25%) SAP
3 319 (6.22%) Cisco
4 291 (5.67%) Oracle
5 270 (5.26%) VMware
6 231 (4.50%) Google
7 114 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 111 (2.16%) Tableau
9 102 (1.99%) Symantec
10 88 (1.72%) HP
11 81 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 66 (1.29%) Adobe
12 66 (1.29%) Splunk
13 58 (1.13%) IBM
14 51 (0.99%) SolarWinds
15 47 (0.92%) Citrix
15 47 (0.92%) Twitter
16 46 (0.90%) Avaya
16 46 (0.90%) Sage
17 39 (0.76%) Juniper