Period
to 11 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 557 803 769
Rank change year-on-year +246 -34 -25
Permanent jobs citing EPoS 309 188 361
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 0.43% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56 164 304
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,188 £29,000 £28,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £37,500 £40,750
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.98% +8.67%
75th Percentile £55,875 £50,313 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.38% -7.50% +6.67%

EPoS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,717 43,836 58,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.50% 38.59% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23,312 34,125 44,860
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing EPoS.

Salary trend for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing EPoS over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 6 months to 11 April 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
UK excluding London +195 224 £47,500 +28.38% 25
Scotland +134 161 - - 8
England +65 97 £45,000 +20.00% 26
London +114 34 £45,000 -18.18% 9
North of England +45 22 £35,000 +7.69% 7
South East +53 18 £50,000 +33.33% 3
North West +43 17 £41,250 +26.92% 3
Midlands +29 13 £38,750 +29.17% 5
West Midlands +43 10 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Work from Home -134 10 £82,500 +65.00% 5
East of England +53 8 £37,500 -
East Midlands +5 3 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North East - 3 £24,500 - 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £40,000 -27.27% 3
South West -22 2 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing EPoS 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 with a requirement for EPoS.

1 243 (78.64%) Marketing
2 238 (77.02%) Mobile App
3 145 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (43.69%) C#
5 129 (41.75%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (29.45%) SDLC
7 90 (29.13%) SQL Server
8 81 (26.21%) TDD
9 80 (25.89%) Git (software)
10 79 (25.57%) DevOps
11 78 (25.24%) BDD
11 78 (25.24%) Microsoft
12 75 (24.27%) SQL
13 73 (23.62%) Docker
14 69 (22.33%) Test Automation
15 67 (21.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 62 (20.06%) Microservices
17 61 (19.74%) Selenium
18 58 (18.77%) Team Foundation Server
19 57 (18.45%) RabbitMQ
20 56 (18.12%) Software Testing
21 52 (16.83%) QA
21 52 (16.83%) Azure
22 51 (16.50%) Kubernetes
23 50 (16.18%) Management Information System
24 49 (15.86%) Regression Testing
24 49 (15.86%) ISEB
24 49 (15.86%) MSTest
24 49 (15.86%) ISTQB
24 49 (15.86%) NUnit

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 37 (11.97%) ColdFusion
2 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.65%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.83%) Azure
2 32 (10.36%) SaaS
3 14 (4.53%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (1.94%) Power Platform
5 3 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.97%) Google Sheets
6 2 (0.65%) AWS
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.03%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (2.91%) DNS
3 8 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.27%) WAN
5 3 (0.97%) Firewall
5 3 (0.97%) RFID
5 3 (0.97%) VPN
6 2 (0.65%) ADSL
6 2 (0.65%) DHCP
6 2 (0.65%) NFC
6 2 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.65%) VoIP
6 2 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.32%) Broadband
7 1 (0.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.32%) LAN
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.92%) MySQL
3 25 (8.09%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.47%) Redis
5 6 (1.94%) Big Data
6 4 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.29%) Power BI
7 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.32%) OLAP
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (25.89%) Git (software)
2 61 (19.74%) Selenium
3 58 (18.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (15.86%) MSTest
4 49 (15.86%) NUnit
5 41 (13.27%) SpecFlow
6 20 (6.47%) Postman
6 20 (6.47%) WebDriver
7 18 (5.83%) JIRA
8 12 (3.88%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.32%) GCC
10 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 243 (78.64%) Marketing
2 29 (9.39%) Retail
3 19 (6.15%) Finance
4 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.65%) Games
5 2 (0.65%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 90 (29.13%) Development Engineer
1 90 (29.13%) Software Development Engineer
1 90 (29.13%) Software Engineer
2 51 (16.50%) Developer
3 48 (15.53%) Software Test Engineer
3 48 (15.53%) Test Engineer
4 44 (14.24%) Test Development Engineer
5 42 (13.59%) Senior Development Engineer
5 42 (13.59%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 42 (13.59%) Senior Software Engineer
6 30 (9.71%) Field Engineer
6 30 (9.71%) Field Service Engineer
7 27 (8.74%) Analyst
8 21 (6.80%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 21 (6.80%) Senior Test Engineer
9 20 (6.47%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.83%) iOS Developer
11 14 (4.53%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 14 (4.53%) Delivery Manager
11 14 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.45%) RabbitMQ
2 24 (7.77%) .NET
3 21 (6.80%) RESTful
4 20 (6.47%) Memcached
4 20 (6.47%) Swagger
5 18 (5.83%) Core Data
6 17 (5.50%) HTML
7 14 (4.53%) CSS
8 12 (3.88%) .NET Core
8 12 (3.88%) Jest
8 12 (3.88%) Redux
8 12 (3.88%) Sass
9 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.29%) Django
9 4 (1.29%) Flask
9 4 (1.29%) HTML5
10 2 (0.65%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.32%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 238 (77.02%) Mobile App
2 50 (16.18%) Management Information System
3 47 (15.21%) User Experience
4 45 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (9.71%) Driving Licence
6 25 (8.09%) Data Centre
7 24 (7.77%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.59%) Chip and PIN
8 8 (2.59%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.29%) FMCG
10 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.65%) CCTV
11 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
11 2 (0.65%) PKI
12 1 (0.32%) iPad
12 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.32%) mPOS
12 1 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.92%) Windows
2 25 (8.09%) Linux
3 21 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.65%) Android
6 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (41.75%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (29.45%) SDLC
4 81 (26.21%) TDD
5 79 (25.57%) DevOps
6 78 (25.24%) BDD
7 69 (22.33%) Test Automation
8 67 (21.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 62 (20.06%) Microservices
10 56 (18.12%) Software Testing
11 49 (15.86%) Regression Testing
12 44 (14.24%) SDET
13 41 (13.27%) Load Testing
14 40 (12.94%) OO
15 38 (12.30%) Mentoring
16 37 (11.97%) API Development
16 37 (11.97%) Decision-Making
17 32 (10.36%) Analytics
18 27 (8.74%) Product Management
18 27 (8.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (43.69%) C#
2 75 (24.27%) SQL
3 38 (12.30%) PHP
4 36 (11.65%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.47%) PowerShell
6 18 (5.83%) Apple Swift
6 18 (5.83%) Objective-C
7 13 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.59%) Python
10 6 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.32%) C
12 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (15.86%) ISEB
1 49 (15.86%) ISTQB
1 49 (15.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.59%) MCITP
3 8 (2.59%) MCSA
4 2 (0.65%) Degree
4 2 (0.65%) MCP
4 2 (0.65%) MCSE
4 2 (0.65%) OCP
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.32%) CCNA
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.32%) MCDST
5 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.83%) QA
2 13 (4.21%) SLA
3 8 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 73 (23.62%) Docker
2 12 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (16.50%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.44%) ZABBIX
3 10 (3.24%) Graylog
4 9 (2.91%) SCCM
5 6 (1.94%) SCOM
5 6 (1.94%) WMI
6 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 78 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.15%) Apple
3 7 (2.27%) VMware
4 3 (0.97%) Citrix
4 3 (0.97%) Google
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle
5 2 (0.65%) SAP
5 2 (0.65%) SOTI
6 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.32%) BT
6 1 (0.32%) Dell
6 1 (0.32%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (0.32%) Facebook
6 1 (0.32%) HP
6 1 (0.32%) Meraki
6 1 (0.32%) Motorola
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.32%) WatchGuard