Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -48 +2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,217 2,920 3,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.87% 4.31% 4.43%
As % of the General category 8.72% 12.84% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,070 2,276 2,907
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 13,949 22,745 29,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 32.90% 33.54% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,933 16,850 21,998
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Retail in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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
North of England -14 375 £47,500 +7.95% 187
Midlands -27 269 £45,000 -5.26% 142
South East -60 262 £50,000 - 97
North West -1 256 £50,000 +11.11% 122
West Midlands -19 150 £47,500 +5.56% 69
East Midlands -22 119 £42,500 -10.53% 73
South West -79 114 £42,500 -5.56% 47
Yorkshire -26 107 £45,000 +9.76% 45
East of England -29 107 £47,500 -13.64% 57
Scotland -37 42 £56,000 +24.44% 19
Wales +34 37 £42,500 +0.76% 18
North East -4 12 £43,750 - 20
Northern Ireland -14 10 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Retail.

1 338 (27.77%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (26.13%) E-Commerce
3 276 (22.68%) JavaScript
4 220 (18.08%) SQL
5 214 (17.58%) HTML
6 209 (17.17%) Microsoft
7 192 (15.78%) CSS
8 188 (15.45%) Finance
9 168 (13.80%) Azure
10 155 (12.74%) AWS
11 143 (11.75%) PHP
11 143 (11.75%) DevOps
12 139 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
13 134 (11.01%) Marketing
14 133 (10.93%) C#
15 131 (10.76%) Analytics
16 124 (10.19%) MVC
17 121 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
18 119 (9.78%) Linux
18 119 (9.78%) Git (software)
19 116 (9.53%) Degree
20 115 (9.45%) MySQL
21 111 (9.12%) .NET
22 109 (8.96%) Python
22 109 (8.96%) Web Development
23 104 (8.55%) SQL Server
24 103 (8.46%) Java
24 103 (8.46%) Google
25 102 (8.38%) Windows
26 90 (7.40%) Scrum

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 30 (2.47%) Apache
2 22 (1.81%) Confluence
3 20 (1.64%) WordPress
4 19 (1.56%) CMS
5 16 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.82%) Apache Synapse
10 9 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.58%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.49%) Drupal
13 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.33%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.33%) IIS
15 3 (0.25%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.25%) SAS
16 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.16%) CICS
16 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 41 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.07%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.33%) Figma
5 4 (0.33%) Sketch
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.16%) InVision
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) UXPin
8 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.082%) InDesign
8 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (3.12%) Magento
2 36 (2.96%) Shopify
3 21 (1.73%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.99%) SAP CO
4 12 (0.99%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (0.90%) SAP SD
6 9 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.58%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.41%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.33%) Social Studio
11 3 (0.25%) SAP CAR
11 3 (0.25%) SAP R/3
11 3 (0.25%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 168 (13.80%) Azure
2 155 (12.74%) AWS
3 51 (4.19%) Google Analytics
4 48 (3.94%) GCP
5 37 (3.04%) Microsoft 365
6 33 (2.71%) Power Platform
6 33 (2.71%) SaaS
7 29 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 19 (1.56%) Google Tag Manager
9 16 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
10 15 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.99%) AdWords
11 12 (0.99%) Serverless
12 9 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (0.74%) GitHub
13 8 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.66%) Boomi
14 7 (0.58%) IaaS
14 7 (0.58%) PaaS
14 7 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.55%) Network Security
2 27 (2.22%) Firewall
2 27 (2.22%) WAN
3 20 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (1.31%) Broadband
4 16 (1.31%) LAN
5 15 (1.23%) Wireless
6 13 (1.07%) Intranet
7 11 (0.90%) DNS
8 10 (0.82%) Internet
9 9 (0.74%) WLAN
10 8 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.58%) DHCP
11 7 (0.58%) SMS
12 6 (0.49%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.33%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (0.33%) EIGRP
13 4 (0.33%) OSPF
13 4 (0.33%) SSH
14 3 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.45%) MySQL
2 104 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 67 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.88%) Data Lake
8 35 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (2.71%) Amazon Redshift
10 31 (2.55%) Amazon Athena
10 31 (2.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 29 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
12 27 (2.22%) Power BI
13 24 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.23%) Big Data
15 15 (1.23%) Tableau
16 13 (1.07%) Hadoop
17 11 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 119 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.27%) JIRA
3 18 (1.48%) Selenium
4 17 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.07%) SoapUI
7 12 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.82%) JUnit
9 9 (0.74%) GitLab
9 9 (0.74%) PHPUnit
10 8 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.58%) eggPlant
11 7 (0.58%) webpack
12 6 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.49%) WinAutomation
13 5 (0.41%) gulp
13 5 (0.41%) Maven
13 5 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 188 (15.45%) Finance
2 134 (11.01%) Marketing
3 42 (3.45%) Public Sector
4 41 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 38 (3.12%) Legal
6 31 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.05%) Banking
8 22 (1.81%) Automotive
9 20 (1.64%) Advertising
10 19 (1.56%) Games
11 14 (1.15%) Back Office
12 13 (1.07%) Electronics
13 10 (0.82%) Law
14 6 (0.49%) Korean Language
14 6 (0.49%) Local Government
15 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.33%) Billing
16 4 (0.33%) Czech Language
16 4 (0.33%) Publishing
17 3 (0.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 339 (27.86%) Developer
2 140 (11.50%) Analyst
3 101 (8.30%) PHP Developer
4 71 (5.83%) Architect
5 52 (4.27%) Project Manager
5 52 (4.27%) Senior Developer
5 52 (4.27%) Web Developer
6 47 (3.86%) Software Developer
7 45 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 38 (3.12%) Software Engineer
9 34 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 32 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (2.55%) Consultant
13 29 (2.38%) Data Engineer
14 28 (2.30%) IT Manager
15 25 (2.05%) C# Developer
16 24 (1.97%) Java Developer
16 24 (1.97%) PHP Laravel Developer
17 22 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (17.58%) HTML
2 192 (15.78%) CSS
3 111 (9.12%) .NET
4 78 (6.41%) React
5 61 (5.01%) HTML5
6 53 (4.35%) LAMP
7 52 (4.27%) jQuery
8 51 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 51 (4.19%) Laravel
9 46 (3.78%) Vue.js
10 43 (3.53%) Node.js
11 41 (3.37%) CSS3
11 41 (3.37%) JSON
12 39 (3.20%) ASP.NET
13 34 (2.79%) RESTful
14 32 (2.63%) Spring
15 27 (2.22%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.22%) REST
15 27 (2.22%) Sass
16 24 (1.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.08%) User Experience
3 61 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.14%) Social Media
9 21 (1.73%) FMCG
10 18 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.07%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.07%) EPoS
14 11 (0.90%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.82%) NHS
16 8 (0.66%) Blog
16 8 (0.66%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.78%) Linux
2 102 (8.38%) Windows
3 39 (3.20%) Unix
4 28 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.05%) Android
6 19 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.41%) Debian
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.082%) MVS
15 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (27.77%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (26.13%) E-Commerce
3 143 (11.75%) DevOps
4 139 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
5 131 (10.76%) Analytics
6 124 (10.19%) MVC
7 109 (8.96%) Web Development
8 90 (7.40%) Scrum
9 78 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
10 77 (6.33%) Service Delivery
11 75 (6.16%) Project Management
12 70 (5.75%) ERP
12 70 (5.75%) Software Engineering
13 66 (5.42%) Mentoring
14 65 (5.34%) OOP
14 65 (5.34%) Test Automation
15 61 (5.01%) ITIL
15 61 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 60 (4.93%) Information Security
16 60 (4.93%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 276 (22.68%) JavaScript
2 220 (18.08%) SQL
3 143 (11.75%) PHP
4 133 (10.93%) C#
5 109 (8.96%) Python
6 103 (8.46%) Java
7 38 (3.12%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.30%) Go
11 25 (2.05%) PowerShell
12 22 (1.81%) C++
13 18 (1.48%) Perl
14 17 (1.40%) Ruby
15 13 (1.07%) PHP 7
15 13 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.90%) C
17 10 (0.82%) VBA
18 7 (0.58%) ES6
18 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (9.53%) Degree
2 53 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 23 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.23%) ISEB
7 11 (0.90%) CCNA
7 11 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.74%) CCNP
9 8 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.58%) PCI QSA
10 7 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.49%) PMP
12 5 (0.41%) CISSP
12 5 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.52%) QA
2 43 (3.53%) GDPR
3 34 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (2.47%) PMO
5 25 (2.05%) SLA
6 24 (1.97%) PCI DSS
7 22 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (1.56%) NIST
9 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.49%) COBIT
11 4 (0.33%) COSHH
12 3 (0.25%) GxP
13 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.082%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (3.94%) Docker
2 20 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.41%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.16%) Btrfs
7 2 (0.16%) Ceph
7 2 (0.16%) DRBD
7 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
7 2 (0.16%) RACF
7 2 (0.16%) Xen
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.082%) Postfix
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (3.70%) Terraform
2 43 (3.53%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.64%) Ansible
4 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.25%) Kibana
5 3 (0.25%) SCCM
6 2 (0.16%) Nessus
6 2 (0.16%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.16%) zSecure
7 1 (0.082%) Grafana
7 1 (0.082%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.082%) Packer
7 1 (0.082%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.082%) Puppet
7 1 (0.082%) Rancher
7 1 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 209 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 103 (8.46%) Google
3 78 (6.41%) SAP
4 39 (3.20%) Adobe
5 32 (2.63%) Oracle
6 30 (2.47%) Databricks
7 25 (2.05%) VMware
8 23 (1.89%) Cisco
9 22 (1.81%) Zend
10 19 (1.56%) Apple
10 19 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.23%) IBM
12 14 (1.15%) Blue Prism
12 14 (1.15%) hybris
12 14 (1.15%) OneTrust
13 12 (0.99%) Kenshoo
13 12 (0.99%) Marin
13 12 (0.99%) YouTube
14 10 (0.82%) Citrix
14 10 (0.82%) UiPath