Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 710 770
Rank change year-on-year +50 +60 -17
Permanent jobs citing EPoS 346 107 359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 100 92 294
10th Percentile £24,200 £19,600 £22,575
25th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +7.38%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 44,015 25,080 51,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 35.47% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26,653 19,960 39,103
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £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 26 July 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 26 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
UK excluding London +36 254 £45,000 +20.00% 50
England -86 191 £45,000 +9.09% 56
Scotland +44 119 £62,500 +38.89%
South East -55 55 £55,000 +22.22% 12
London -99 49 £45,000 -7.69% 8
Work from Home -230 36 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Midlands -57 29 £52,500 +144.19% 10
West Midlands -43 27 £52,500 +90.91% 4
North of England -49 27 £35,000 -6.67% 14
South West -50 19 £35,000 +55.56% 11
North West -37 12 £49,250 +31.33% 10
Yorkshire -41 10 £23,500 -57.27% 4
East of England -33 5 £41,500 +10.67% 1
North East - 5 £24,500 -
East Midlands -51 2 £37,500 +78.57% 6

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 209 (60.40%) Marketing
2 200 (57.80%) Mobile App
3 166 (47.98%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (38.73%) Organisational Skills
5 119 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (26.59%) C#
7 88 (25.43%) Microsoft
8 86 (24.86%) SQL Server
9 76 (21.97%) Social Skills
10 72 (20.81%) Retail
11 71 (20.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 68 (19.65%) Decision-Making
12 68 (19.65%) TDD
13 67 (19.36%) SDLC
14 63 (18.21%) BDD
15 62 (17.92%) SQL
16 59 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
17 56 (16.18%) Windows
17 56 (16.18%) Software Testing
18 55 (15.90%) Test Automation
18 55 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (15.61%) Management Information System
20 53 (15.32%) QA
21 52 (15.03%) Influencing Skills
22 50 (14.45%) Regression Testing
22 50 (14.45%) DevOps
23 49 (14.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 49 (14.16%) Microservices
23 49 (14.16%) ISEB
23 49 (14.16%) ISTQB

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 21 (6.07%) ColdFusion
2 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) CMS
3 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.29%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 59 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.72%) SaaS
2 35 (10.12%) Azure
3 28 (8.09%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (3.18%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.16%) AWS
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.58%) Google Sheets
6 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.29%) Datadog
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Snowflake
7 1 (0.29%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.58%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (4.91%) Structured Cabling
3 10 (2.89%) VoIP
4 8 (2.31%) Firewall
5 7 (2.02%) DNS
5 7 (2.02%) Internet
6 6 (1.73%) Network Security
6 6 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.73%) Wireless
7 4 (1.16%) LAN
8 3 (0.87%) RFID
8 3 (0.87%) WAN
9 2 (0.58%) ADSL
9 2 (0.58%) MPLS
9 2 (0.58%) NFC
9 2 (0.58%) SAN
9 2 (0.58%) Skype
9 2 (0.58%) VPN
10 1 (0.29%) Broadband
10 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.96%) MySQL
3 17 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.47%) Redis
5 9 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.60%) Power BI
6 6 (1.73%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.58%) Metadata
8 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) MS Access
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (13.87%) Git (software)
2 47 (13.58%) MSTest
2 47 (13.58%) NUnit
2 47 (13.58%) Selenium
3 42 (12.14%) SpecFlow
4 23 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.89%) JIRA
6 6 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.45%) Postman
7 5 (1.45%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.87%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 209 (60.40%) Marketing
2 134 (38.73%) Organisational Skills
3 76 (21.97%) Social Skills
4 72 (20.81%) Retail
5 55 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (15.03%) Influencing Skills
7 39 (11.27%) Finance
8 17 (4.91%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.89%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.45%) Advertising
10 5 (1.45%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.16%) Legal
12 3 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.87%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (15.90%) Developer
2 46 (13.29%) Analyst
3 44 (12.72%) Software Test Engineer
3 44 (12.72%) Test Engineer
4 39 (11.27%) Field Engineer
5 38 (10.98%) Development Engineer
5 38 (10.98%) Software Development Engineer
5 38 (10.98%) Software Engineer
6 37 (10.69%) Field Service Engineer
7 22 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.36%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 22 (6.36%) Senior Test Engineer
8 21 (6.07%) Test Development Engineer
9 19 (5.49%) Senior Development Engineer
9 19 (5.49%) Senior Software Development Engineer
9 19 (5.49%) Senior Software Engineer
10 15 (4.34%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.05%) IT Support
12 13 (3.76%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.54%) RabbitMQ
2 19 (5.49%) React
3 16 (4.62%) .NET
3 16 (4.62%) HTML
4 12 (3.47%) Core Data
5 11 (3.18%) Memcached
5 11 (3.18%) RESTful
6 8 (2.31%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.31%) CSS
6 8 (2.31%) JSON
6 8 (2.31%) Vue.js
6 8 (2.31%) WPF
7 7 (2.02%) Laravel
8 6 (1.73%) Django
8 6 (1.73%) Flask
9 5 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.45%) Swagger
10 4 (1.16%) HTML5
10 4 (1.16%) LINQ
10 4 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 200 (57.80%) Mobile App
2 54 (15.61%) Management Information System
3 37 (10.69%) Driving Licence
4 23 (6.65%) Data Centre
5 22 (6.36%) Public Cloud
6 21 (6.07%) User Experience
7 9 (2.60%) mPOS
8 8 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.31%) FMCG
9 6 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.45%) Chip and PIN
10 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.45%) Social Media
11 4 (1.16%) CCTV
11 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.87%) iPhone
13 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.58%) Digital Signage
13 2 (0.58%) iPad
13 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.18%) Windows
2 23 (6.65%) Linux
3 18 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.18%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.87%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (47.98%) Problem-Solving
2 119 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (20.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 68 (19.65%) Decision-Making
4 68 (19.65%) TDD
5 67 (19.36%) SDLC
6 63 (18.21%) BDD
7 56 (16.18%) Software Testing
8 55 (15.90%) Test Automation
9 50 (14.45%) DevOps
9 50 (14.45%) Regression Testing
10 49 (14.16%) Microservices
11 42 (12.14%) Load Testing
12 38 (10.98%) Project Management
13 37 (10.69%) E-Commerce
14 34 (9.83%) Mentoring
15 30 (8.67%) ERP
15 30 (8.67%) Product Management
16 29 (8.38%) Analytics
17 25 (7.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 92 (26.59%) C#
2 62 (17.92%) SQL
3 28 (8.09%) PHP
4 27 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.47%) Apple Swift
6 12 (3.47%) Objective-C
7 11 (3.18%) Python
8 8 (2.31%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.16%) C
10 4 (1.16%) XAML
11 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (14.16%) ISEB
1 49 (14.16%) ISTQB
1 49 (14.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (5.49%) Degree
3 6 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.16%) MCSA
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.87%) MCITP
5 3 (0.87%) MCP
5 3 (0.87%) MCSE
6 2 (0.58%) CCNA
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.58%) MCDST
7 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.29%) HND
7 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (15.32%) QA
2 26 (7.51%) SLA
3 13 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.45%) PMO
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (12.72%) Docker
2 10 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.62%) ZABBIX
3 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.73%) Graylog
5 5 (1.45%) SCCM
6 3 (0.87%) Terraform
7 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.29%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 88 (25.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.47%) Apple
3 8 (2.31%) VMware
4 3 (0.87%) Citrix
5 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.58%) Cisco
5 2 (0.58%) Google
5 2 (0.58%) Meraki
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle
5 2 (0.58%) SAP
5 2 (0.58%) SOTI
6 1 (0.29%) Aruba
6 1 (0.29%) ConnectWise
6 1 (0.29%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (0.29%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.29%) hybris
6 1 (0.29%) Mitel
6 1 (0.29%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (0.29%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.29%) Xamarin