Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 46 38
Rank change year-on-year -39 -8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,213 4,270 5,659
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.42% 5.20% 5.83%
As % of the General category 10.56% 15.22% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 925 3,180 4,565
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,225 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,025 £71,250
UK median annual salary £56,245 £53,700 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +7.40% -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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 11,492 28,047 36,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 32.44% 34.14% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,494 20,275 28,149
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 -19 353 £45,000 - 94
South East -41 302 £50,000 - 50
North West -17 221 £50,000 +11.11% 68
Midlands -40 195 £45,000 - 67
South West -3 171 £46,250 -7.50% 29
East of England -29 123 £50,000 -4.76% 32
Yorkshire +6 121 £37,500 -11.76% 22
East Midlands -13 98 £45,000 - 35
West Midlands -50 97 £47,500 +11.76% 32
Scotland -48 37 £38,428 -14.91% 12
Wales +22 29 £40,000 -1.23% 3
North East +24 11 £48,000 +10.98% 4
Northern Ireland +6 7 £46,000 +53.33% 2
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 398 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (24.15%) JavaScript
3 252 (20.77%) E-Commerce
4 246 (20.28%) SQL
5 235 (19.37%) C#
6 216 (17.81%) Azure
7 208 (17.15%) HTML
8 200 (16.49%) Microsoft
9 196 (16.16%) .NET
10 191 (15.75%) CSS
11 186 (15.33%) Finance
12 178 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
13 172 (14.18%) DevOps
14 161 (13.27%) Linux
15 157 (12.94%) Windows
15 157 (12.94%) PHP
16 154 (12.70%) SQL Server
17 141 (11.62%) MVC
18 137 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
19 136 (11.21%) Java
20 130 (10.72%) AWS
21 124 (10.22%) Web Development
22 123 (10.14%) Scrum
23 119 (9.81%) MySQL
24 114 (9.40%) Software Engineering
25 104 (8.57%) Mentoring
26 102 (8.41%) Degree
27 100 (8.24%) Git (software)
28 90 (7.42%) ASP.NET
29 89 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management

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 41 (3.38%) Apache
2 23 (1.90%) Confluence
3 19 (1.57%) CMS
4 17 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.07%) nginx
7 12 (0.99%) IIS
8 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.58%) WordPress
9 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
9 6 (0.49%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.49%) SAS
9 6 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.41%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 44 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.82%) Sketch
5 6 (0.49%) InVision
5 6 (0.49%) S-PLUS
6 5 (0.41%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.25%) Revit
7 3 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.25%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Figma
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.082%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 40 (3.30%) Magento
2 9 (0.74%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.58%) SAP Retail
4 6 (0.49%) Shopify
5 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.33%) assyst
6 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.33%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.082%) SAP EHS
8 1 (0.082%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 216 (17.81%) Azure
2 130 (10.72%) AWS
3 62 (5.11%) SaaS
4 53 (4.37%) Office 365
5 48 (3.96%) GCP
6 34 (2.80%) Serverless
7 31 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 28 (2.31%) PaaS
9 19 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.57%) GitHub
10 17 (1.40%) IaaS
11 16 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.24%) OpenShift
13 14 (1.15%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.91%) Sauce Labs
15 10 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.74%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.58%) Akamai
17 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.04%) Firewall
2 37 (3.05%) WAN
3 31 (2.56%) LAN
4 29 (2.39%) Network Security
4 29 (2.39%) VPN
5 25 (2.06%) Internet
6 24 (1.98%) DNS
7 17 (1.40%) DHCP
8 15 (1.24%) Wireless
9 14 (1.15%) Skype
10 11 (0.91%) SAN
11 10 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.66%) SSL
12 8 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.58%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.58%) VoIP
14 6 (0.49%) Broadband
15 5 (0.41%) IP Telephony
15 5 (0.41%) MPLS
16 4 (0.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 119 (9.81%) MySQL
3 39 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 28 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 28 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.23%) Power BI
5 27 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (1.73%) Big Data
7 20 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.40%) Redis
8 17 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.99%) DB2
10 10 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.74%) Blockchain
11 9 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (0.74%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 100 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 75 (6.18%) JIRA
3 33 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (2.64%) Selenium
5 27 (2.23%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.65%) SoapUI
6 20 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.15%) PHPUnit
9 13 (1.07%) Grunt
10 12 (0.99%) webpack
11 11 (0.91%) Android Studio
11 11 (0.91%) eggPlant
11 11 (0.91%) gulp
11 11 (0.91%) Subversion
12 10 (0.82%) Ranorex
13 9 (0.74%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.66%) JMeter
15 6 (0.49%) Xcode
General
1 186 (15.33%) Finance
2 70 (5.77%) Marketing
3 58 (4.78%) Manufacturing
4 52 (4.29%) Banking
5 40 (3.30%) Local Government
6 35 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.80%) Games
8 29 (2.39%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.32%) Back Office
10 12 (0.99%) Automotive
11 10 (0.82%) Electronics
12 9 (0.74%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.66%) Law
13 8 (0.66%) Retail Finance
14 7 (0.58%) Legal
15 6 (0.49%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.41%) Advertising
17 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.33%) Police
17 4 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 407 (33.55%) Developer
2 127 (10.47%) Analyst
3 98 (8.08%) Architect
4 86 (7.09%) PHP Developer
5 65 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 60 (4.95%) Senior Developer
7 57 (4.70%) .NET Developer
8 51 (4.20%) Web Developer
9 47 (3.87%) Software Engineer
10 46 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 41 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 40 (3.30%) Junior
13 37 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
13 37 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (2.72%) C# Developer
14 33 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 31 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 29 (2.39%) Consultant
17 27 (2.23%) Java Developer
18 26 (2.14%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (17.15%) HTML
2 196 (16.16%) .NET
3 191 (15.75%) CSS
4 90 (7.42%) ASP.NET
5 85 (7.01%) jQuery
6 72 (5.94%) AngularJS
7 71 (5.85%) React
8 60 (4.95%) Node.js
9 56 (4.62%) REST
10 48 (3.96%) Web Services
11 47 (3.87%) HTML5
11 47 (3.87%) XML
12 46 (3.79%) LAMP
12 46 (3.79%) Laravel
13 43 (3.54%) Vue.js
14 42 (3.46%) JSON
15 39 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (3.05%) SOAP
17 35 (2.89%) .NET Core
18 32 (2.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.85%) User Experience
3 62 (5.11%) Mobile App
4 51 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (3.79%) Management Information System
7 39 (3.22%) EPoS
8 28 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.73%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.65%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.65%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.07%) Blog
15 13 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.99%) Clustering
16 12 (0.99%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 161 (13.27%) Linux
2 157 (12.94%) Windows
3 46 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 31 (2.56%) Android
5 28 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 27 (2.23%) Unix
7 22 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.82%) CentOS
12 7 (0.58%) AIX
12 7 (0.58%) Solaris
12 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.49%) HPUX
13 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.41%) Debian
14 5 (0.41%) SUSE
14 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (20.77%) E-Commerce
3 178 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
4 172 (14.18%) DevOps
5 141 (11.62%) MVC
6 124 (10.22%) Web Development
7 123 (10.14%) Scrum
8 114 (9.40%) Software Engineering
9 104 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 89 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 84 (6.92%) OOP
12 78 (6.43%) Analytics
12 78 (6.43%) ITIL
13 77 (6.35%) Project Delivery
14 75 (6.18%) TDD
15 72 (5.94%) Test Automation
16 69 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
17 66 (5.44%) Project Management
18 65 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 65 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 293 (24.15%) JavaScript
2 246 (20.28%) SQL
3 235 (19.37%) C#
4 157 (12.94%) PHP
5 136 (11.21%) Java
6 87 (7.17%) Python
7 54 (4.45%) C
8 43 (3.54%) PowerShell
9 36 (2.97%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.31%) C++
10 28 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.81%) Go
12 20 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.32%) Ruby
13 16 (1.32%) VB
14 15 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.91%) Kotlin
15 11 (0.91%) Perl
16 10 (0.82%) Java 8
16 10 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (8.41%) Degree
2 34 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.90%) ISEB
4 22 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.24%) MCSE
8 13 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.07%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.91%) CCNA
9 11 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.82%) MCSA
11 9 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.58%) CISSP
13 6 (0.49%) CISM
13 6 (0.49%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.49%) PhD
14 5 (0.41%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.87%) QA
2 35 (2.89%) SLA
3 29 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.98%) GDPR
5 23 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.91%) PMO
8 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) NIST
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.082%) PSD2
System Software
1 75 (6.18%) Docker
2 58 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.49%) vSphere
7 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.25%) NDS
8 3 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.082%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.082%) HDFS
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.14%) Ansible
3 24 (1.98%) Terraform
4 21 (1.73%) SCCM
5 18 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.07%) SCOM
8 12 (0.99%) WSUS
9 11 (0.91%) Puppet
10 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.25%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.25%) Packer
12 3 (0.25%) QRadar
13 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.16%) SCSM
Vendors
1 200 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.52%) Oracle
3 61 (5.03%) Capita
4 60 (4.95%) Google
5 54 (4.45%) SAP
6 53 (4.37%) Cisco
7 46 (3.79%) VMware
8 23 (1.90%) HP
8 23 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (1.73%) Zend
10 19 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.32%) Meraki
12 15 (1.24%) Adobe
12 15 (1.24%) hybris
12 15 (1.24%) IBM
12 15 (1.24%) Tableau
13 13 (1.07%) Sage
14 12 (0.99%) Xamarin
15 11 (0.91%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.91%) Splunk