Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 507 587
Rank change year-on-year +107 +80 -75
Permanent jobs citing NHS 847 300 642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.92% 1.23% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 573 270 546
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,116
25th Percentile £41,250 £33,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.72% -4.44% +4.30%
75th Percentile £73,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £68,841
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £44,606 £40,671
% change year-on-year +17.70% +9.68% -4.30%

NHS 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 44,225 24,477 50,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 35.47% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26,825 19,485 38,769
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
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% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NHS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 6 months to 29 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
England +110 773 £57,585 +29.40% 257
UK excluding London +63 459 £52,500 +17.70% 184
London +78 320 £65,000 +52.94% 79
North of England +34 184 £57,585 +21.87% 53
Work from Home -143 154 £60,000 - 49
Yorkshire +36 146 £63,750 +27.50% 27
South East -31 105 £57,500 +33.72% 28
Midlands -55 56 £44,250 +26.43% 60
South West -47 54 £42,500 -10.53% 14
North West -57 35 £44,250 +8.80% 23
East Midlands -28 32 £41,250 +28.91% 22
East of England -31 30 £42,750 -10.75% 19
West Midlands -58 23 £45,000 +20.00% 37
Wales -12 16 £42,875 +22.50% 4
Scotland -59 13 £52,500 +40.74% 4
North East -23 3 £47,500 -7.09% 3
Northern Ireland -39 1 £28,500 -52.50% 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing NHS 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 NHS.

1 256 (30.22%) Public Sector
2 252 (29.75%) AWS
3 229 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (25.03%) JavaScript
5 205 (24.20%) Java
6 170 (20.07%) Biometrics
6 170 (20.07%) Re-Platforming
7 151 (17.83%) Social Skills
8 150 (17.71%) Python
9 148 (17.47%) Web Services
10 142 (16.77%) React
11 133 (15.70%) DevOps
11 133 (15.70%) SQL
12 113 (13.34%) Azure
13 103 (12.16%) Docker
14 101 (11.92%) Git (software)
15 100 (11.81%) Microservices
15 100 (11.81%) Scrum
16 99 (11.69%) HTML
17 93 (10.98%) RESTful
18 88 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (10.27%) TDD
19 87 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
20 85 (10.04%) AngularJS
20 85 (10.04%) Kubernetes
21 83 (9.80%) Front End Development
21 83 (9.80%) Degree
21 83 (9.80%) Linux
22 80 (9.45%) CSS
22 80 (9.45%) Test Automation

NHS
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 33 (3.90%) Apache
2 27 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
3 20 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.06%) Confluence
8 8 (0.94%) CMS
9 7 (0.83%) IIS
9 7 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.59%) JCAPS
11 5 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.47%) Drupal
12 4 (0.47%) WordPress
13 3 (0.35%) Appian
13 3 (0.35%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.24%) Ethereum
15 1 (0.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 21 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.71%) Sketch
6 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.47%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.24%) Figma
10 1 (0.12%) InVision
10 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) HealthRoster
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 252 (29.75%) AWS
2 113 (13.34%) Azure
3 74 (8.74%) Serverless
4 58 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
5 43 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (4.60%) PaaS
7 37 (4.37%) Amazon EKS
8 35 (4.13%) SaaS
9 31 (3.66%) Power Platform
10 28 (3.31%) GCP
11 26 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (2.83%) Yarn
13 23 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (2.60%) GitHub
15 21 (2.48%) Amazon S3
16 18 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (1.77%) AWS CodePipeline
18 13 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
19 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 9 (1.06%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.36%) HTTP
2 10 (1.18%) Intranet
3 8 (0.94%) Internet
4 7 (0.83%) VoIP
5 6 (0.71%) Asterisk PBX
5 6 (0.71%) Firewall
6 5 (0.59%) BGP
6 5 (0.59%) SMTP
6 5 (0.59%) SSL
7 4 (0.47%) Network Security
7 4 (0.47%) VPN
8 3 (0.35%) FTP
8 3 (0.35%) LAN
8 3 (0.35%) SAN
8 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.35%) WAN
8 3 (0.35%) Wireless
8 3 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.35%) WLAN
8 3 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (7.32%) MySQL
3 50 (5.90%) SQL Server
4 44 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 28 (3.31%) Power BI
7 25 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 21 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (1.77%) Big Data
11 15 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.53%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.53%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.42%) Tableau
14 10 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
15 8 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 101 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.31%) JIRA
4 42 (4.96%) Maven
5 41 (4.84%) GitLab
6 36 (4.25%) JUnit
7 35 (4.13%) DbUnit
7 35 (4.13%) jMock
7 35 (4.13%) Mockito
7 35 (4.13%) SonarQube
8 20 (2.36%) Selenium
9 17 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.77%) Eclipse
10 15 (1.77%) gulp
10 15 (1.77%) IntelliJ
11 12 (1.42%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.30%) Bazaar
13 10 (1.18%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.18%) JMeter
14 8 (0.94%) Postman
General
1 256 (30.22%) Public Sector
2 151 (17.83%) Social Skills
3 68 (8.03%) Retail
4 51 (6.02%) Finance
5 40 (4.72%) Marketing
6 32 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 26 (3.07%) Fire and Rescue
9 23 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 22 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
11 18 (2.13%) Local Government
12 17 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (1.89%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (1.42%) Electronics
15 12 (1.42%) Legal
16 6 (0.71%) Back Office
16 6 (0.71%) Banking
16 6 (0.71%) Games
16 6 (0.71%) Police
Job Titles
1 284 (33.53%) Developer
2 75 (8.85%) Senior Developer
3 74 (8.74%) Java Developer
4 56 (6.61%) Software Developer
5 53 (6.26%) Architect
6 47 (5.55%) Analyst
7 45 (5.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 38 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.01%) Software Engineer
10 31 (3.66%) Consultant
11 29 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (3.07%) Access Developer
12 26 (3.07%) IAM Developer
12 26 (3.07%) Identity Management Developer
12 26 (3.07%) Junior
13 24 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
14 21 (2.48%) .NET Developer
14 21 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (2.36%) Python Developer
16 18 (2.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (17.47%) Web Services
2 142 (16.77%) React
3 99 (11.69%) HTML
4 93 (10.98%) RESTful
5 85 (10.04%) AngularJS
6 80 (9.45%) CSS
7 76 (8.97%) Node.js
8 66 (7.79%) .NET
9 57 (6.73%) Spring
10 52 (6.14%) SOAP
11 51 (6.02%) REST
12 49 (5.79%) Vue.js
13 43 (5.08%) HTML5
14 39 (4.60%) XML
15 35 (4.13%) ActiveMQ
15 35 (4.13%) PowerMock
16 31 (3.66%) jQuery
17 30 (3.54%) OAuth
17 30 (3.54%) OpenID
18 28 (3.31%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 51 (6.02%) User Experience
3 32 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.06%) LIMS
7 8 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (0.83%) Life Science
8 7 (0.83%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (0.59%) Robotics
11 4 (0.47%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (0.47%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 83 (9.80%) Linux
2 66 (7.79%) Windows
3 24 (2.83%) Android
3 24 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.48%) Ubuntu
5 17 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.77%) Unix
7 13 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (27.04%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (20.07%) Biometrics
2 170 (20.07%) Re-Platforming
3 133 (15.70%) DevOps
4 100 (11.81%) Microservices
4 100 (11.81%) Scrum
5 88 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (10.27%) TDD
7 83 (9.80%) Front End Development
8 80 (9.45%) Test Automation
9 79 (9.33%) Software Engineering
10 74 (8.74%) Analytics
11 72 (8.50%) Project Management
12 67 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 66 (7.79%) BDD
14 58 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (6.73%) Artificial Intelligence
16 56 (6.61%) Machine Learning
17 55 (6.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 212 (25.03%) JavaScript
2 205 (24.20%) Java
3 150 (17.71%) Python
4 133 (15.70%) SQL
5 74 (8.74%) TypeScript
6 59 (6.97%) C#
7 35 (4.13%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 31 (3.66%) PHP
10 29 (3.42%) T-SQL
11 22 (2.60%) Ruby
12 16 (1.89%) C
13 15 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 14 (1.65%) R
15 12 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.06%) Scala
17 8 (0.94%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.94%) ES6
17 8 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (9.80%) Degree
2 44 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.71%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.71%) PhD
7 5 (0.59%) CCAB
7 5 (0.59%) CCNA
7 5 (0.59%) CCNP
7 5 (0.59%) CIPFA
7 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.35%) CCIE
8 3 (0.35%) CISMP
8 3 (0.35%) MBA
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 32 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (3.66%) QA
4 24 (2.83%) Accessibility
5 21 (2.48%) GDPR
6 15 (1.77%) HL7
7 8 (0.94%) ISO 13485
7 8 (0.94%) SLA
8 7 (0.83%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.47%) WAI
9 4 (0.47%) WCAG
10 3 (0.35%) COBIT
10 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.35%) PMO
10 3 (0.35%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.24%) DICOM
System Software
1 103 (12.16%) Docker
2 43 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.19%) NDS
3 27 (3.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 10 (1.18%) Postfix
4 10 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.47%) XenApp
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 85 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 38 (4.49%) Terraform
3 27 (3.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 5 (0.59%) Ansible
5 4 (0.47%) Puppet
5 4 (0.47%) SCCM
6 3 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.24%) Icinga
7 2 (0.24%) Istio
7 2 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Kibana
8 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.02%) Oracle
3 29 (3.42%) ForgeRock
4 27 (3.19%) NetIQ
5 24 (2.83%) Google
6 20 (2.36%) VMware
7 16 (1.89%) Cisco
8 13 (1.53%) Splunk
9 11 (1.30%) BT
9 11 (1.30%) Cadence
9 11 (1.30%) SolarWinds
10 9 (1.06%) Adobe
10 9 (1.06%) Databricks
10 9 (1.06%) SAP
11 6 (0.71%) Apple
11 6 (0.71%) InterSystems
11 6 (0.71%) Remedy
12 5 (0.59%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.59%) Citrix
12 5 (0.59%) IBM