Period
to 17 October 2019

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

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 590 491 576
Rank change year-on-year -99 +85 -14
Permanent jobs citing NHS 571 954 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.47% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 490 685 526
UK median annual salary £41,750 £43,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% -2.27% -9.28%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,000 £28,784
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £76,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 53,334 65,064 70,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.56% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,210 49,828 52,487
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NHS.

Salary trend for NHS in the UK

NHS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NHS over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 15 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 17 October 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
England -77 545 £42,372 -1.55% 192
UK excluding London -22 395 £40,000 - 168
London -81 170 £52,500 - 39
North of England +44 162 £37,500 +2.06% 50
Midlands +30 104 £42,500 +0.59% 24
Yorkshire +1 79 £35,000 -12.50% 16
North West +63 70 £40,000 +23.08% 29
East Midlands +44 69 £35,000 -11.95% 9
South East -33 63 £37,267 -23.18% 41
West Midlands +12 35 £54,000 +20.71% 14
East of England -15 30 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Scotland +18 19 £32,500 -9.10% 2
South West -22 15 £53,000 +48.50% 17
North East +7 13 £34,500 +18.97% 5
Northern Ireland -8 3 £92,500 +302.17% 10

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 159 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (21.37%) Microsoft
3 112 (19.61%) SQL Server
4 102 (17.86%) Retail
5 100 (17.51%) SQL
6 92 (16.11%) C#
6 92 (16.11%) Windows
7 84 (14.71%) JavaScript
8 73 (12.78%) Public Sector
9 72 (12.61%) .NET
10 66 (11.56%) Degree
11 64 (11.21%) Azure
12 60 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (10.51%) Finance
12 60 (10.51%) Project Management
13 57 (9.98%) MVC
14 55 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (9.11%) Active Directory
17 51 (8.93%) Windows Server
18 50 (8.76%) ASP.NET
19 49 (8.58%) ITIL
19 49 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
20 47 (8.23%) Software Engineering
21 46 (8.06%) Java
22 45 (7.88%) Project Delivery
23 41 (7.18%) AWS
23 41 (7.18%) VMware
23 41 (7.18%) Local Government
24 40 (7.01%) jQuery

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 36 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.40%) CMS
2 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.05%) Confluence
4 5 (0.88%) Apache
4 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.53%) iPlanet
6 3 (0.53%) JBoss
6 3 (0.53%) SAS
6 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.35%) WordPress
8 1 (0.18%) Appian
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.80%) SPSS
4 6 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.35%) Stata
6 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.18%) Marvel
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Lorenzo
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.35%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (11.21%) Azure
2 41 (7.18%) AWS
3 33 (5.78%) Office 365
4 19 (3.33%) SaaS
5 14 (2.45%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.28%) GitHub
7 11 (1.93%) PaaS
8 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.05%) NuGet
10 5 (0.88%) IaaS
11 4 (0.70%) GCP
12 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon Alexa
14 1 (0.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.18%) Firebase
14 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.73%) DNS
2 25 (4.38%) Firewall
3 23 (4.03%) DHCP
4 20 (3.50%) WAN
5 19 (3.33%) LAN
6 12 (2.10%) Internet
6 12 (2.10%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.93%) SAN
7 11 (1.93%) VoIP
8 10 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (1.75%) WLAN
9 8 (1.40%) HTTP
9 8 (1.40%) NAS
9 8 (1.40%) VPN
9 8 (1.40%) Wireless
10 7 (1.23%) FTP
11 6 (1.05%) Network Security
12 5 (0.88%) Intranet
13 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.55%) Electronic Patient Records
3 26 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (4.38%) MySQL
5 24 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.45%) Power BI
7 11 (1.93%) Big Data
7 11 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.40%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.88%) Firebird
12 5 (0.88%) InterBase
12 5 (0.88%) QlikView
12 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.10%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.75%) JIRA
4 6 (1.05%) Hudson
5 5 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.88%) JUnit
5 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.88%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.70%) Grunt
7 3 (0.53%) Ant
7 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.53%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) Spock
8 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.35%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.35%) Maven
8 2 (0.35%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (17.86%) Retail
2 73 (12.78%) Public Sector
3 60 (10.51%) Finance
4 41 (7.18%) Local Government
5 32 (5.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (3.68%) Marketing
7 13 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.40%) Law
9 7 (1.23%) Banking
10 6 (1.05%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (0.88%) Military
11 5 (0.88%) Publishing
11 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.70%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 135 (23.64%) Developer
2 65 (11.38%) Analyst
3 36 (6.30%) Software Developer
4 34 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 28 (4.90%) .NET Developer
6 25 (4.38%) C# Developer
6 25 (4.38%) IT Engineer
7 24 (4.20%) Architect
8 23 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (3.85%) Applications Support
9 22 (3.85%) IT Manager
10 20 (3.50%) Consultant
10 20 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (3.33%) Software Engineer
12 18 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (3.15%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.98%) Applications Support Analyst
13 17 (2.98%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.61%) .NET
2 50 (8.76%) ASP.NET
3 40 (7.01%) jQuery
4 38 (6.65%) HTML
5 33 (5.78%) CSS
6 31 (5.43%) AngularJS
6 31 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (3.85%) React
9 17 (2.98%) Entity Framework
10 15 (2.63%) Web Services
11 14 (2.45%) WPF
12 12 (2.10%) HTML5
12 12 (2.10%) Universal Windows Platform
13 11 (1.93%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.75%) .NET Core
14 10 (1.75%) RESTful
15 9 (1.58%) CSS3
15 9 (1.58%) Node.js
16 8 (1.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.85%) User Experience
4 18 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.80%) PACS
7 11 (1.93%) LIMS
8 10 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.58%) AS400
9 9 (1.58%) iSeries
10 7 (1.23%) CCTV
11 6 (1.05%) e-Health
11 6 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.05%) Life Science
12 5 (0.88%) CMDB
12 5 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.88%) PMI
13 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.11%) Windows
2 51 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 37 (6.48%) Linux
4 25 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.98%) Android
7 14 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.28%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.10%) Unix
10 9 (1.58%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.23%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.70%) AIX
13 4 (0.70%) Solaris
14 1 (0.18%) HPUX
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (10.51%) Project Management
3 57 (9.98%) MVC
4 55 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (8.58%) ITIL
7 47 (8.23%) Software Engineering
8 45 (7.88%) Project Delivery
9 39 (6.83%) Change Management
10 37 (6.48%) Mentoring
10 37 (6.48%) Scrum
11 34 (5.95%) Decision-Making
12 32 (5.60%) Analytics
13 30 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (5.08%) DevOps
14 29 (5.08%) Web Development
15 27 (4.73%) Informatics
15 27 (4.73%) OO
16 26 (4.55%) Coaching
16 26 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (17.51%) SQL
2 92 (16.11%) C#
3 84 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 46 (8.06%) Java
5 27 (4.73%) T-SQL
6 26 (4.55%) Python
7 18 (3.15%) PHP
8 12 (2.10%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.93%) C++
10 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.40%) C
11 6 (1.05%) Groovy
11 6 (1.05%) Scala
12 5 (0.88%) Go
12 5 (0.88%) Ruby
13 4 (0.70%) R
13 4 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.70%) VBA
14 3 (0.53%) Perl
14 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (11.56%) Degree
2 31 (5.43%) DBS Check
3 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.63%) MCSE
5 10 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.40%) PMP
8 7 (1.23%) CCNP
8 7 (1.23%) CISSP
8 7 (1.23%) HND
8 7 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.23%) Postgraduate
9 6 (1.05%) CISMP
9 6 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.70%) CCNA
11 4 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.55%) PMO
2 22 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 18 (3.15%) QA
4 17 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (2.63%) SLA
6 13 (2.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.10%) HL7
8 10 (1.75%) GDPR
9 8 (1.40%) COBIT
10 7 (1.23%) DICOM
11 6 (1.05%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.35%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 52 (9.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.03%) Docker
5 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.53%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.53%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (2.45%) Ansible
1 14 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.28%) SCCM
3 12 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.10%) Puppet
4 5 (0.88%) Consul
4 5 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (0.88%) Grafana
4 5 (0.88%) Graphite
4 5 (0.88%) Nagios
4 5 (0.88%) Opsview
4 5 (0.88%) Packer
4 5 (0.88%) Salt
4 5 (0.88%) Terraform
4 5 (0.88%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.70%) FTK
5 4 (0.70%) Nessus
5 4 (0.70%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 122 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.18%) VMware
3 22 (3.85%) Cisco
4 20 (3.50%) Oracle
5 17 (2.98%) Tableau
6 13 (2.28%) Apple
7 12 (2.10%) HP
8 11 (1.93%) IBM
9 10 (1.75%) Citrix
10 9 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.23%) Cognos
11 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.05%) Google
12 6 (1.05%) SAP
12 6 (1.05%) SonicWALL
13 5 (0.88%) Cerner
13 5 (0.88%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.70%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.70%) Nuix
14 4 (0.70%) Red Hat