Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 623 642 794
Rank change year-on-year +19 +152 -45
Permanent jobs citing EPoS 454 51 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.30% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 126 48 263
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,875 £23,000
25th Percentile £24,750 £30,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £56,125 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +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 50,713 16,949 48,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.48% 35.37% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 30,489 13,992 37,057
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,163
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.16% +3.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Top 15 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 18 October 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
England +21 406 £37,500 - 54
UK excluding London +58 374 £35,000 -6.67% 48
North of England -43 95 £25,250 -51.90% 24
South East -81 90 £38,750 +19.23% 8
Midlands -44 74 £24,500 -21.60% 11
London -215 61 £46,000 +31.43% 7
West Midlands -64 55 £57,500 +109.09% 8
South West - 51 £45,000 - 3
Work from Home -247 48 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire - 44 £25,000 - 8
North West -65 40 £46,000 -12.38% 14
Scotland - 39 £62,500 -
East of England - 29 £41,500 - 1
East Midlands -60 19 £20,000 -42.86% 3
North East - 11 £25,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 285 (62.78%) Retail
2 265 (58.37%) Social Skills
3 194 (42.73%) Strategic Management
4 147 (32.38%) Problem-Solving
5 118 (25.99%) Microsoft
6 94 (20.70%) Microsoft Office
7 88 (19.38%) Marketing
7 88 (19.38%) Organisational Skills
8 79 (17.40%) Mobile App
9 62 (13.66%) Self-Motivation
10 60 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (12.56%) Service Delivery
12 54 (11.89%) Google
12 54 (11.89%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 53 (11.67%) Windows
14 49 (10.79%) Decision-Making
15 48 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
16 47 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (9.69%) Microsoft 365
18 39 (8.59%) SQL Server
19 36 (7.93%) Finance
20 32 (7.05%) E-Commerce
21 29 (6.39%) C#
21 29 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
22 28 (6.17%) ERP
22 28 (6.17%) Project Management
23 26 (5.73%) Advertising
23 26 (5.73%) Management Information System
24 24 (5.29%) SaaS
25 22 (4.85%) Degree

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 9 (1.98%) CMS
2 8 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.66%) Headless CMS
4 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 94 (20.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.69%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (5.29%) SaaS
3 13 (2.86%) Azure
4 5 (1.10%) AWS
4 5 (1.10%) Power Platform
5 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.44%) Datadog
6 2 (0.44%) GitHub
6 2 (0.44%) IaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Serverless
6 2 (0.44%) Snowflake
6 2 (0.44%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (3.30%) Structured Cabling
3 12 (2.64%) Network Security
4 11 (2.42%) Firewall
5 10 (2.20%) DNS
5 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.20%) VoIP
6 9 (1.98%) LAN
7 5 (1.10%) VPN
8 4 (0.88%) Internet
8 4 (0.88%) VLAN
8 4 (0.88%) Wireless
9 3 (0.66%) DHCP
9 3 (0.66%) SNMP
9 3 (0.66%) WAN
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.44%) HTTP
10 2 (0.44%) MPLS
10 2 (0.44%) PBX
10 2 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.64%) MySQL
3 8 (1.76%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.10%) Power BI
5 4 (0.88%) Redis
6 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.44%) MS Access
7 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.30%) MSTest
1 15 (3.30%) NUnit
1 15 (3.30%) Selenium
1 15 (3.30%) SpecFlow
2 14 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.86%) JIRA
4 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.22%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.22%) Postman
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 285 (62.78%) Retail
2 265 (58.37%) Social Skills
3 88 (19.38%) Marketing
3 88 (19.38%) Organisational Skills
4 47 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (7.93%) Finance
6 26 (5.73%) Advertising
7 20 (4.41%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.64%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.88%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 197 (43.39%) Consultant
2 42 (9.25%) Analyst
3 31 (6.83%) IT Engineer
3 31 (6.83%) Support Engineer
4 30 (6.61%) Developer
4 30 (6.61%) IT Support
5 26 (5.73%) Field Engineer
5 26 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
6 22 (4.85%) Field Service Engineer
7 16 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (3.52%) Test Engineer
8 15 (3.30%) Business Analyst
8 15 (3.30%) Software Test Engineer
9 14 (3.08%) Business IT Analyst
9 14 (3.08%) IT Analyst
9 14 (3.08%) IT Manager
10 13 (2.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (2.86%) Project Manager
11 12 (2.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.08%) .NET
1 14 (3.08%) HTML
2 10 (2.20%) React
3 9 (1.98%) CSS
4 8 (1.76%) JSON
4 8 (1.76%) Laravel
4 8 (1.76%) WPF
5 7 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.54%) Vue.js
6 5 (1.10%) Core Data
7 4 (0.88%) LINQ
7 4 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.88%) Web Services
7 4 (0.88%) XML
8 3 (0.66%) REST
8 3 (0.66%) RESTful
9 2 (0.44%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.44%) HTML5
9 2 (0.44%) Memcached
9 2 (0.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.40%) Mobile App
2 62 (13.66%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.63%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.98%) mPOS
8 5 (1.10%) Social Media
9 4 (0.88%) FMCG
9 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.66%) Digital Signage
10 3 (0.66%) User Experience
11 2 (0.44%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.44%) iPad
11 2 (0.44%) iPhone
12 1 (0.22%) Analogue Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) CCTV
12 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.67%) Windows
2 18 (3.96%) Windows 10
3 14 (3.08%) Linux
4 12 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.66%) CentOS
9 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (42.73%) Strategic Management
2 147 (32.38%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (12.56%) Service Delivery
5 54 (11.89%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 49 (10.79%) Decision-Making
7 32 (7.05%) E-Commerce
8 29 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (6.17%) ERP
9 28 (6.17%) Project Management
10 21 (4.63%) Waterfall
11 20 (4.41%) Regression Testing
11 20 (4.41%) Software Testing
11 20 (4.41%) TDD
12 19 (4.19%) SDLC
12 19 (4.19%) Test Automation
13 18 (3.96%) Microservices
14 15 (3.30%) BDD
14 15 (3.30%) DevOps
14 15 (3.30%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.39%) C#
2 20 (4.41%) SQL
3 18 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.76%) PHP
5 8 (1.76%) TypeScript
6 5 (1.10%) Apple Swift
6 5 (1.10%) Objective-C
6 5 (1.10%) Python
7 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.88%) XAML
8 3 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.22%) Delphi
9 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (4.85%) Degree
2 17 (3.74%) ISEB
2 17 (3.74%) ISTQB
2 17 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 4 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (0.88%) MCSA
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.44%) CCNA
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (0.44%) JNCIA
5 2 (0.44%) MCDST
5 2 (0.44%) MCITP
5 2 (0.44%) MCP
5 2 (0.44%) MCSE
5 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.41%) SLA
2 18 (3.96%) QA
3 7 (1.54%) GDPR
4 5 (1.10%) PMO
5 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.08%) Docker
3 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.32%) ZABBIX
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.66%) Graylog
4 3 (0.66%) Terraform
5 2 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.44%) SCCM
5 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 118 (25.99%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.89%) Google
3 9 (1.98%) VMware
4 6 (1.32%) Cisco
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle
6 3 (0.66%) Apple
6 3 (0.66%) Aruba
6 3 (0.66%) ATG
6 3 (0.66%) hybris
6 3 (0.66%) Meraki
7 2 (0.44%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.44%) Intel
7 2 (0.44%) Juniper
7 2 (0.44%) Mitel
7 2 (0.44%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (0.44%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.44%) Xero
8 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.22%) ConnectWise
8 1 (0.22%) SAP