Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 83 49
Rank change year-on-year +36 -34 -10
Permanent jobs citing Retail 3,075 1,372 4,289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.23% 3.53% 5.14%
As % of the General category 9.98% 7.27% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,533 972 3,036
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.22% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,853 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,375 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%

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 30,822 18,861 43,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.40% 48.57% 52.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,765 14,430 32,244
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,290 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +21 837 £49,975 +11.06% 290
South East +39 693 £47,500 -5.00% 153
Midlands +39 653 £50,000 +11.11% 181
North West +35 541 £50,000 - 160
South West +20 374 £47,500 +11.76% 83
West Midlands +40 345 £49,500 +10.00% 114
East Midlands +18 306 £50,000 +11.11% 66
Yorkshire +2 256 £45,000 +12.50% 106
East of England +4 228 £51,250 +7.89% 75
Scotland +48 206 £54,250 +41.17% 31
Wales +11 75 £40,000 -3.61% 18
North East +8 40 £38,750 -8.82% 24
Northern Ireland -7 34 £45,000 -2.17% 10
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1,027 (33.40%) Social Skills
2 697 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
3 651 (21.17%) Facilities Management
4 610 (19.84%) Microsoft
5 550 (17.89%) E-Commerce
6 524 (17.04%) Finance
7 511 (16.62%) Line Management
8 501 (16.29%) Service Delivery
9 423 (13.76%) JavaScript
10 377 (12.26%) Azure
11 367 (11.93%) SQL
12 360 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
13 356 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
13 356 (11.58%) Information Security
14 355 (11.54%) DNA
15 319 (10.37%) HTML
16 313 (10.18%) Marketing
17 293 (9.53%) Management Information System
18 289 (9.40%) AWS
19 281 (9.14%) CSS
19 281 (9.14%) Driving Licence
20 267 (8.68%) .NET
21 252 (8.20%) Project Management
21 252 (8.20%) DevOps
22 250 (8.13%) Windows
23 233 (7.58%) Mentoring
24 231 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
25 230 (7.48%) Degree
26 220 (7.15%) C#
27 219 (7.12%) Analytics

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 74 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.92%) CMS
3 38 (1.24%) Confluence
4 36 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.01%) WordPress
6 30 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 16 (0.52%) Apache
8 12 (0.39%) IIS
8 12 (0.39%) nginx
9 11 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.33%) SAS
11 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.16%) CICS
11 5 (0.16%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.098%) Gunicorn
13 2 (0.065%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.065%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.065%) Drupal
13 2 (0.065%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 231 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 206 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.20%) InDesign
9 6 (0.20%) MadCap Flare
10 4 (0.13%) Sketch
11 3 (0.098%) Revit
12 2 (0.065%) InVision
12 2 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.033%) SPSS
13 1 (0.033%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 34 (1.11%) Magento
3 31 (1.01%) Maximo
4 26 (0.85%) Shopify
5 20 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.55%) Sentinel
8 15 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
9 13 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (0.39%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.39%) SAP HR
10 12 (0.39%) SAP SD
11 11 (0.36%) SAP CO
11 11 (0.36%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
12 10 (0.33%) SAP EHS
13 9 (0.29%) SAP Retail
14 6 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
14 6 (0.20%) SAP CAR
15 4 (0.13%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 377 (12.26%) Azure
2 289 (9.40%) AWS
3 157 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
4 154 (5.01%) Power Platform
5 120 (3.90%) GCP
6 110 (3.58%) SaaS
7 61 (1.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 59 (1.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 51 (1.66%) Serverless
10 48 (1.56%) GitHub
11 41 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
12 40 (1.30%) PaaS
13 38 (1.24%) Google Analytics
14 24 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 24 (0.78%) Power Automate
15 23 (0.75%) PowerApps
16 21 (0.68%) IaaS
17 19 (0.62%) Azure Sentinel
17 19 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.62%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.82%) Firewall
2 47 (1.53%) Internet
3 43 (1.40%) Intranet
3 43 (1.40%) Wireless
4 38 (1.24%) 5G
4 38 (1.24%) Broadband
4 38 (1.24%) LAN
5 33 (1.07%) WAN
6 32 (1.04%) DNS
7 28 (0.91%) Network Security
8 26 (0.85%) TCP/IP
9 22 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (0.62%) DHCP
11 17 (0.55%) WLAN
12 14 (0.46%) VoIP
13 12 (0.39%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.29%) VPN
15 7 (0.23%) BGP
15 7 (0.23%) SAN
15 7 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 152 (4.94%) MySQL
3 126 (4.10%) Power BI
4 76 (2.47%) Big Data
5 65 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (1.76%) Tableau
7 53 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 44 (1.43%) NoSQL
9 37 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 27 (0.88%) Data Lake
12 27 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (0.75%) Redis
14 22 (0.72%) BigQuery
14 22 (0.72%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.55%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 195 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 140 (4.55%) JIRA
3 67 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 30 (0.98%) GitLab
5 25 (0.81%) PHPUnit
6 23 (0.75%) webpack
7 22 (0.72%) Selenium
8 17 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.49%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.46%) Subversion
11 10 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.33%) JMeter
12 9 (0.29%) gulp
13 8 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.23%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.23%) JUnit
14 7 (0.23%) Postman
15 6 (0.20%) Mockito
15 6 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,027 (33.40%) Social Skills
2 524 (17.04%) Finance
3 360 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
4 313 (10.18%) Marketing
5 149 (4.85%) Organisational Skills
6 143 (4.65%) Banking
7 125 (4.07%) Manufacturing
8 79 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 69 (2.24%) Legal
10 68 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
11 61 (1.98%) Law
12 52 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 48 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
14 45 (1.46%) Public Sector
15 42 (1.37%) Advertising
16 36 (1.17%) Automotive
17 35 (1.14%) Games
18 30 (0.98%) Electronics
19 26 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 25 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 540 (17.56%) Developer
2 260 (8.46%) Analyst
3 162 (5.27%) Architect
4 151 (4.91%) Project Manager
5 111 (3.61%) PHP Developer
6 109 (3.54%) Consultant
7 95 (3.09%) Senior Developer
8 74 (2.41%) Web Developer
9 70 (2.28%) Business Analyst
9 70 (2.28%) Software Developer
10 67 (2.18%) IT Manager
11 59 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
12 56 (1.82%) Salesforce Architect
13 55 (1.79%) Software Engineer
14 52 (1.69%) .NET Developer
14 52 (1.69%) Development Manager
15 48 (1.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 46 (1.50%) Administrator
17 45 (1.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 44 (1.43%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (10.37%) HTML
2 281 (9.14%) CSS
3 267 (8.68%) .NET
4 147 (4.78%) React
5 95 (3.09%) ASP.NET
5 95 (3.09%) Node.js
6 90 (2.93%) HTML5
7 89 (2.89%) REST
8 86 (2.80%) AngularJS
8 86 (2.80%) jQuery
9 83 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 76 (2.47%) .NET Core
10 76 (2.47%) RESTful
11 74 (2.41%) Web Services
12 73 (2.37%) JSON
13 64 (2.08%) LAMP
14 63 (2.05%) Laravel
15 61 (1.98%) Sass
16 54 (1.76%) Vue.js
17 46 (1.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 293 (9.53%) Management Information System
2 281 (9.14%) Driving Licence
3 174 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 137 (4.46%) User Experience
5 97 (3.15%) Social Media
6 91 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 69 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (2.08%) FMCG
8 64 (2.08%) Robotics
9 63 (2.05%) Data Centre
10 52 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 49 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
12 43 (1.40%) EPoS
13 42 (1.37%) CCTV
14 39 (1.27%) iPad
15 38 (1.24%) NHS
15 38 (1.24%) PDA
15 38 (1.24%) Smart City
16 28 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 27 (0.88%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 250 (8.13%) Windows
2 177 (5.76%) Linux
3 69 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 60 (1.95%) Android
5 57 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 39 (1.27%) Unix
8 29 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 25 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.26%) AIX
14 8 (0.26%) HPUX
14 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.16%) Debian
17 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (21.17%) Facilities Management
3 550 (17.89%) E-Commerce
4 511 (16.62%) Line Management
5 501 (16.29%) Service Delivery
6 356 (11.58%) Information Security
6 356 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 355 (11.54%) DNA
8 252 (8.20%) DevOps
8 252 (8.20%) Project Management
9 233 (7.58%) Mentoring
10 219 (7.12%) Analytics
11 195 (6.34%) Software Engineering
12 193 (6.28%) Scrum
13 187 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 183 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
15 182 (5.92%) Coaching
16 168 (5.46%) Web Development
17 167 (5.43%) Preventative Maintenance
18 161 (5.24%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 423 (13.76%) JavaScript
2 367 (11.93%) SQL
3 220 (7.15%) C#
4 212 (6.89%) PHP
5 168 (5.46%) Java
6 162 (5.27%) Python
7 101 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 95 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 87 (2.83%) C
10 63 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 43 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 38 (1.24%) PHP 7
13 27 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 22 (0.72%) Ruby
15 21 (0.68%) Scala
16 16 (0.52%) VBA
17 15 (0.49%) Apple Swift
18 14 (0.46%) Java 8
19 13 (0.42%) C++
19 13 (0.42%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 230 (7.48%) Degree
2 75 (2.44%) HNC
3 64 (2.08%) DBS Check
4 40 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (0.55%) AWS Certification
7 16 (0.52%) CISSP
7 16 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.46%) PMP
9 13 (0.42%) CIPD
10 12 (0.39%) CCNA
10 12 (0.39%) CISM
11 11 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.36%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.33%) CCNP
12 10 (0.33%) NVQ Level 3
13 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.26%) CRISC
14 8 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (6.89%) SLA
2 90 (2.93%) QA
3 55 (1.79%) COSHH
4 51 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (1.56%) GDPR
6 40 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 32 (1.04%) Accessibility
7 32 (1.04%) PMO
8 28 (0.91%) PCI DSS
9 25 (0.81%) NEBOSH
10 13 (0.42%) NIST
11 12 (0.39%) GRC
12 10 (0.33%) GxP
13 9 (0.29%) GMP
14 8 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.20%) COBIT
16 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 3 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
18 2 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 2 (0.065%) PMBOK
System Software
1 107 (3.48%) Docker
2 104 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.23%) vSphere
7 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.16%) RACF
9 4 (0.13%) XenApp
10 2 (0.065%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.033%) Firmware
11 1 (0.033%) HDFS
11 1 (0.033%) Postfix
11 1 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.033%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (3.12%) Kubernetes
2 52 (1.69%) Terraform
3 42 (1.37%) Ansible
3 42 (1.37%) SCCM
4 20 (0.65%) Grafana
5 19 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 18 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
7 17 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.20%) Istio
10 6 (0.20%) SCOM
10 6 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.16%) zSecure
12 4 (0.13%) Nessus
12 4 (0.13%) PowerCLI
12 4 (0.13%) Puppet
12 4 (0.13%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 610 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 185 (6.02%) Google
3 129 (4.20%) SAP
4 103 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 76 (2.47%) Oracle
6 60 (1.95%) Cisco
7 49 (1.59%) Apple
7 49 (1.59%) VMware
8 38 (1.24%) Facebook
9 37 (1.20%) Adobe
10 32 (1.04%) Citrix
11 29 (0.94%) ServiceNow
12 28 (0.91%) Zend
13 23 (0.75%) Databricks
14 21 (0.68%) HP
15 18 (0.59%) Remedy
16 17 (0.55%) Palo Alto
17 16 (0.52%) CA
17 16 (0.52%) Dell
18 15 (0.49%) Siemens