Period
to 11 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 3,555 4,642 5,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.69% 5.22% 5.49%
As % of the General category 13.94% 14.27% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,535 3,445 4,279
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,950 £71,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - -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 25,507 32,538 38,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.65% 36.57% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18,624 24,323 29,404
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,507 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 11 December 2019.

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 December 2019. 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 -1 987 £50,000 - 174
North of England -17 733 £44,000 +3.53% 267
Midlands -14 684 £45,000 -5.26% 200
North West +3 506 £45,000 +5.88% 153
East of England -10 461 £50,000 - 113
South West +12 441 £47,500 +5.56% 81
West Midlands -15 346 £45,000 -5.26% 117
East Midlands -5 333 £47,250 -0.53% 83
Yorkshire -40 214 £40,000 - 94
Scotland +46 169 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Northern Ireland +18 40 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Wales +8 40 £35,000 - 26
North East -4 16 £39,000 +4.00% 20
Channel Islands - 5 - -
South Coast - 2 £67,500 -
Retail
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,239 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (20.93%) SQL
3 741 (20.84%) Finance
4 680 (19.13%) Microsoft
5 604 (16.99%) JavaScript
6 563 (15.84%) Azure
7 554 (15.58%) C#
8 539 (15.16%) E-Commerce
9 497 (13.98%) Degree
10 487 (13.70%) SQL Server
11 484 (13.61%) .NET
12 471 (13.25%) Windows
13 433 (12.18%) Scrum
14 427 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
15 417 (11.73%) AWS
16 397 (11.17%) Java
17 391 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
18 382 (10.75%) HTML
19 378 (10.63%) Project Management
20 374 (10.52%) DevOps
21 346 (9.73%) CSS
22 324 (9.11%) Linux
23 316 (8.89%) ITIL
24 307 (8.64%) MVC
25 306 (8.61%) Git (software)
26 294 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
27 288 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
28 281 (7.90%) Computer Science
29 276 (7.76%) Python
30 272 (7.65%) Software Engineering

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 86 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.28%) Confluence
3 66 (1.86%) CMS
4 56 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 47 (1.32%) Apache
6 39 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.07%) IIS
7 38 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 34 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 32 (0.90%) WordPress
10 28 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
11 24 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 22 (0.62%) JBoss
13 21 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.59%) SAS
14 17 (0.48%) CICS
14 17 (0.48%) Skype for Business
15 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 13 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 133 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.23%) Sketch
9 7 (0.20%) InDesign
10 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.084%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.084%) SPSS
14 2 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.056%) InVision
14 2 (0.056%) Revit
15 1 (0.028%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 63 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (1.15%) Magento
3 36 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 30 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
5 29 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
6 27 (0.76%) SAP ERP
7 21 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 16 (0.45%) SAP MM
9 15 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
10 12 (0.34%) SAP EHS
10 12 (0.34%) SAP Retail
11 11 (0.31%) SAP CO
11 11 (0.31%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
13 8 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
14 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
15 6 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 563 (15.84%) Azure
2 417 (11.73%) AWS
3 175 (4.92%) SaaS
4 161 (4.53%) Office 365
5 159 (4.47%) GCP
6 127 (3.57%) Power Platform
7 41 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (0.96%) IaaS
8 34 (0.96%) PaaS
9 33 (0.93%) GitHub
10 28 (0.79%) Serverless
11 25 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 24 (0.68%) OpenShift
13 22 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (0.56%) Google Analytics
15 19 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 18 (0.51%) DigitalOcean
17 17 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
18 15 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 211 (5.94%) Firewall
2 126 (3.54%) WAN
3 116 (3.26%) DNS
4 114 (3.21%) LAN
5 78 (2.19%) DHCP
6 67 (1.88%) Wireless
7 62 (1.74%) TCP/IP
7 62 (1.74%) VPN
8 55 (1.55%) Internet
9 40 (1.13%) SAN
10 39 (1.10%) Network Security
11 30 (0.84%) VoIP
12 29 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 28 (0.79%) Extranet
13 28 (0.79%) MPLS
14 27 (0.76%) HTTP
15 22 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (0.48%) WLAN
17 14 (0.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 190 (5.34%) MySQL
3 148 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 127 (3.57%) Power BI
6 122 (3.43%) MongoDB
7 115 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 106 (2.98%) NoSQL
9 89 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 69 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 67 (1.88%) Big Data
12 63 (1.77%) Redis
13 52 (1.46%) Hadoop
14 51 (1.43%) Data Lake
15 50 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 45 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
19 31 (0.87%) DB2
19 31 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 306 (8.61%) Git (software)
2 229 (6.44%) JIRA
3 189 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 138 (3.88%) Selenium
5 92 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 79 (2.22%) Maven
7 69 (1.94%) Cucumber
8 52 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.07%) Eclipse
9 38 (1.07%) webpack
10 37 (1.04%) Ant
11 36 (1.01%) JUnit
12 35 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (0.93%) Gradle
14 31 (0.87%) TeamCity
15 30 (0.84%) GitLab
16 29 (0.82%) gulp
17 27 (0.76%) Subversion
18 25 (0.70%) Babel
18 25 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 741 (20.84%) Finance
2 226 (6.36%) Marketing
3 205 (5.77%) Banking
4 176 (4.95%) Manufacturing
5 144 (4.05%) Public Sector
6 126 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 114 (3.21%) Automotive
8 85 (2.39%) Legal
9 78 (2.19%) Local Government
10 68 (1.91%) Games
11 33 (0.93%) Back Office
12 30 (0.84%) Electronics
13 26 (0.73%) Law
14 21 (0.59%) Billing
15 19 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.51%) Advertising
17 16 (0.45%) German Language
18 14 (0.39%) Housing Association
19 13 (0.37%) Retail Finance
20 11 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 916 (25.77%) Developer
2 553 (15.56%) Analyst
3 263 (7.40%) Architect
4 198 (5.57%) Senior Developer
5 158 (4.44%) Consultant
6 157 (4.42%) .NET Developer
7 153 (4.30%) Software Developer
8 147 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 139 (3.91%) Project Manager
10 136 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
11 128 (3.60%) C# Developer
12 126 (3.54%) Software Engineer
13 96 (2.70%) Junior
14 95 (2.67%) IT Manager
14 95 (2.67%) Support Analyst
15 94 (2.64%) Java Developer
16 89 (2.50%) PHP Developer
17 76 (2.14%) IT Support
18 64 (1.80%) DevOps Engineer
19 62 (1.74%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (13.61%) .NET
2 382 (10.75%) HTML
3 346 (9.73%) CSS
4 231 (6.50%) AngularJS
5 227 (6.39%) ASP.NET
6 225 (6.33%) React
7 179 (5.04%) Web Services
8 166 (4.67%) Spring
9 160 (4.50%) HTML5
10 158 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 138 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 132 (3.71%) jQuery
12 132 (3.71%) Node.js
13 103 (2.90%) XML
14 101 (2.84%) .NET Core
15 100 (2.81%) .NET Framework
16 99 (2.78%) REST
17 79 (2.22%) CSS3
17 79 (2.22%) RESTful
17 79 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 427 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (5.68%) User Experience
3 150 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 141 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 135 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
6 126 (3.54%) Data Centre
7 113 (3.18%) Management Information System
8 92 (2.59%) EPoS
9 81 (2.28%) NHS
10 76 (2.14%) FMCG
11 66 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 60 (1.69%) Driving Licence
13 39 (1.10%) Public Cloud
14 36 (1.01%) Blog
15 31 (0.87%) CMDB
16 29 (0.82%) Algorithms
16 29 (0.82%) Mainframe
16 29 (0.82%) PKI
17 27 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 471 (13.25%) Windows
2 324 (9.11%) Linux
3 161 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 106 (2.98%) Unix
5 105 (2.95%) Android
6 89 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 81 (2.28%) Windows 7
8 69 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 61 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.82%) AIX
13 27 (0.76%) CentOS
14 24 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.42%) MVS
18 13 (0.37%) Debian
19 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
20 4 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,239 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (15.16%) E-Commerce
3 433 (12.18%) Scrum
4 391 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
5 378 (10.63%) Project Management
6 374 (10.52%) DevOps
7 316 (8.89%) ITIL
8 307 (8.64%) MVC
9 294 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
10 288 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 281 (7.90%) Computer Science
12 272 (7.65%) Software Engineering
13 258 (7.26%) Analytics
14 223 (6.27%) Test Automation
15 215 (6.05%) TDD
16 208 (5.85%) ERP
16 208 (5.85%) Mentoring
17 196 (5.51%) Project Delivery
17 196 (5.51%) Web Development
18 178 (5.01%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 744 (20.93%) SQL
2 604 (16.99%) JavaScript
3 554 (15.58%) C#
4 397 (11.17%) Java
5 276 (7.76%) Python
6 184 (5.18%) PHP
7 137 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 121 (3.40%) C++
9 98 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 83 (2.33%) C
11 69 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 53 (1.49%) Java 8
13 50 (1.41%) ES6
14 48 (1.35%) Ruby
15 45 (1.27%) R
16 40 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 38 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 37 (1.04%) VB
19 35 (0.98%) VBA
20 32 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 497 (13.98%) Degree
2 122 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (3.15%) CISSP
4 87 (2.45%) CISM
5 60 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 49 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (1.01%) DBS Check
9 35 (0.98%) CCNA
10 34 (0.96%) CCNP
11 31 (0.87%) Master's Degree
12 29 (0.82%) ISEB
13 28 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
15 22 (0.62%) SC Cleared
16 21 (0.59%) MCSA
16 21 (0.59%) MCSE
17 19 (0.53%) DV Cleared
18 16 (0.45%) GIAC
18 16 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.98%) QA
2 127 (3.57%) GDPR
3 111 (3.12%) SLA
4 92 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 78 (2.19%) PCI DSS
6 58 (1.63%) Data Quality
7 41 (1.15%) PMO
8 39 (1.10%) NIST
9 26 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.51%) COBIT
11 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.17%) ISO 20022
13 6 (0.17%) PSD2
13 6 (0.17%) SEPA
14 4 (0.11%) COSO
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.084%) PA-DSS
16 2 (0.056%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 227 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 221 (6.22%) Docker
3 140 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
6 25 (0.70%) XenApp
7 22 (0.62%) vSphere
8 16 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 9 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.14%) NFS
14 5 (0.14%) Samba
14 5 (0.14%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.14%) Varnish
15 3 (0.084%) LXC
15 3 (0.084%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 94 (2.64%) Ansible
1 94 (2.64%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.05%) SCCM
3 67 (1.88%) Puppet
4 57 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (1.55%) Mesos
6 51 (1.43%) Marathon
7 50 (1.41%) Terraform
8 43 (1.21%) WSUS
9 36 (1.01%) SCOM
10 26 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
11 24 (0.68%) Nagios
12 17 (0.48%) Grafana
13 15 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (0.37%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.34%) Nessus
15 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 12 (0.34%) yum
16 11 (0.31%) Kibana
16 11 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 680 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 203 (5.71%) SAP
3 181 (5.09%) Oracle
4 178 (5.01%) Google
5 176 (4.95%) VMware
6 132 (3.71%) Cisco
7 77 (2.17%) IBM
8 76 (2.14%) Tableau
9 75 (2.11%) Citrix
10 72 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 58 (1.63%) ServiceNow
12 52 (1.46%) hybris
13 48 (1.35%) Adobe
14 46 (1.29%) Splunk
15 43 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 40 (1.13%) HP
17 38 (1.07%) Dell
18 32 (0.90%) Teradata
19 30 (0.84%) Apple
20 28 (0.79%) EMC