Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 610 515 532
Rank change year-on-year -95 +17 +44
Permanent jobs citing NHS 677 898 1,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 520 774 816
UK median annual salary £44,471 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +12.50% -7.33%
10th Percentile £27,197 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,325 £64,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £36,536
% change year-on-year -8.89% +23.17% -8.66%

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 72,656 70,988 89,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 40.65% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 57,054 58,029 71,630
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -96 655 £44,000 -2.22% 237
UK excluding London -71 483 £41,000 -8.89% 181
London -23 167 £60,000 +26.32% 70
North of England -52 154 £37,500 -14.77% 62
South East +63 144 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Midlands -43 90 £37,000 -28.50% 30
North West -57 75 £36,742 -16.50% 21
Yorkshire +18 73 £44,471 +46.01% 33
East of England -26 51 £42,500 -5.56% 15
West Midlands -62 47 £37,500 -27.63% 13
East Midlands +45 43 £36,500 -16.57% 17
South West -53 40 £42,500 -17.07% 13
North East -47 6 £36,500 -18.89% 8
Wales -16 5 £29,000 +11.54% 6
Scotland - 2 £51,250 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 180 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (21.42%) SQL
3 138 (20.38%) Microsoft
4 121 (17.87%) SQL Server
5 102 (15.07%) Degree
6 100 (14.77%) Finance
7 93 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
8 83 (12.26%) JavaScript
9 81 (11.96%) ITIL
9 81 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
10 80 (11.82%) Management Information System
11 79 (11.67%) C#
12 78 (11.52%) .NET
13 77 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
14 71 (10.49%) Project Management
15 69 (10.19%) Windows
16 68 (10.04%) Business Analysis
17 65 (9.60%) Marketing
18 64 (9.45%) Retail
19 63 (9.31%) HTML
20 62 (9.16%) PRINCE2
21 59 (8.71%) Information Security
22 52 (7.68%) CSS
23 49 (7.24%) Oracle
24 48 (7.09%) Java
25 46 (6.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 45 (6.65%) Active Directory
27 44 (6.50%) Service Management
28 43 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
28 43 (6.35%) User Experience

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 17 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.92%) CMS
4 12 (1.77%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.18%) IIS
6 6 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.59%) JBoss
7 4 (0.59%) nginx
7 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.59%) WordPress
8 3 (0.44%) Apache
8 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) Drupal
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.30%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) Jetty
10 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (2.51%) SAP EWM
1 17 (2.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (1.92%) SAP WM
3 12 (1.77%) Cerner Millennium
4 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.30%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.81%) SaaS
3 15 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.22%) Office 365
4 12 (1.77%) Azure Machine Learning
4 12 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.62%) npm
6 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.73%) Firewall
2 21 (3.10%) SAN
3 19 (2.81%) DNS
4 18 (2.66%) Wireless
5 15 (2.22%) DHCP
5 15 (2.22%) SSL
6 13 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.77%) SMS
7 12 (1.77%) VPN
8 10 (1.48%) IPsec
9 9 (1.33%) WAN
10 7 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.74%) Internet
11 5 (0.74%) LAN
11 5 (0.74%) VoIP
11 5 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.44%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.44%) Wireless Security
13 2 (0.30%) NAS
13 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 77 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (5.61%) MySQL
3 38 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (4.28%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.25%) Power BI
7 19 (2.81%) Big Data
8 16 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.36%) PowerPivot
8 16 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.07%) Electronic Patient Records
9 14 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.48%) SSDT
12 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 30 (4.43%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.81%) JIRA
4 17 (2.51%) eCATT
4 17 (2.51%) LSMW
5 13 (1.92%) Vagrant
6 12 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.77%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.59%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.44%) Selenium
9 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.30%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.30%) TestRail
9 2 (0.30%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.15%) NUnit
10 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 100 (14.77%) Finance
2 65 (9.60%) Marketing
3 64 (9.45%) Retail
4 36 (5.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (3.40%) Banking
6 19 (2.81%) Legal
7 17 (2.51%) Law
8 15 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.62%) Automotive
10 11 (1.62%) Back Office
11 8 (1.18%) Games
11 8 (1.18%) Local Government
12 6 (0.89%) Advertising
13 5 (0.74%) Electronics
13 5 (0.74%) Military
14 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.30%) Czech Language
16 1 (0.15%) Billing
16 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 147 (21.71%) Developer
2 90 (13.29%) Consultant
3 67 (9.90%) Analyst
4 40 (5.91%) Project Manager
5 37 (5.47%) Software Developer
6 32 (4.73%) IT Engineer
7 28 (4.14%) Architect
8 26 (3.84%) .NET Developer
8 26 (3.84%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.55%) C# Developer
10 20 (2.95%) Senior Developer
11 19 (2.81%) Product Manager
12 18 (2.66%) IT Manager
12 18 (2.66%) Security Consultant
12 18 (2.66%) SQL Developer
12 18 (2.66%) Web Developer
13 17 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Lead
13 17 (2.51%) SAP Consultant
13 17 (2.51%) Systems Manager
13 17 (2.51%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.52%) .NET
2 63 (9.31%) HTML
3 52 (7.68%) CSS
4 32 (4.73%) jQuery
5 26 (3.84%) Web Services
6 25 (3.69%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.55%) EDI
8 20 (2.95%) REST
9 18 (2.66%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.66%) HTML5
10 17 (2.51%) IDoc
10 17 (2.51%) WCF
10 17 (2.51%) WPF
11 16 (2.36%) XML
12 15 (2.22%) React
12 15 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (1.92%) Node.js
13 13 (1.92%) Spring
14 12 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (1.77%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (11.82%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.35%) User Experience
4 24 (3.55%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.07%) LIMS
8 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.77%) Photography
9 11 (1.62%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.48%) Social Media
11 9 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.18%) Life Science
12 8 (1.18%) PKI
12 8 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.03%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (0.74%) BBC
15 5 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.19%) Windows
2 39 (5.76%) Linux
3 36 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.77%) Android
5 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.74%) Unix
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.59%) CentOS
10 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.44%) HPUX
11 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (11.96%) ITIL
4 71 (10.49%) Project Management
5 68 (10.04%) Business Analysis
6 62 (9.16%) PRINCE2
7 59 (8.71%) Information Security
8 46 (6.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 44 (6.50%) Service Management
10 42 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (6.20%) Customer Requirements
11 41 (6.06%) Analytics
12 39 (5.76%) SDLC
13 36 (5.32%) Migration
13 36 (5.32%) TOGAF
13 36 (5.32%) Web Development
14 34 (5.02%) Enterprise Architecture
15 33 (4.87%) Software Engineering
16 32 (4.73%) ERP
16 32 (4.73%) UML
Programming Languages
1 145 (21.42%) SQL
2 83 (12.26%) JavaScript
3 79 (11.67%) C#
4 48 (7.09%) Java
5 38 (5.61%) T-SQL
6 27 (3.99%) PHP
7 23 (3.40%) Ruby
8 20 (2.95%) Python
9 17 (2.51%) ABAP
10 11 (1.62%) Go
11 10 (1.48%) ES6
11 10 (1.48%) PHP 7
11 10 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.18%) C++
13 7 (1.03%) R
14 6 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.89%) VBA
15 5 (0.74%) C
16 4 (0.59%) Elixir
16 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (15.07%) Degree
2 36 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.95%) CISM
4 20 (2.95%) CISSP
5 18 (2.66%) MCSE
6 17 (2.51%) MCSA
7 16 (2.36%) APMP
8 12 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.62%) CREST Certified
9 11 (1.62%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (1.33%) CCNA
11 9 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (1.33%) CISA
12 6 (0.89%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.74%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.74%) PhD
13 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.87%) PMO
3 27 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 22 (3.25%) GDPR
5 20 (2.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (2.36%) Data Quality
6 16 (2.36%) QA
6 16 (2.36%) SLA
7 12 (1.77%) ISO 9001
8 10 (1.48%) ISO 14001
9 8 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (1.03%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.74%) HL7
12 3 (0.44%) COBIT
12 3 (0.44%) GPG13
12 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
14 1 (0.15%) FISMA
14 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 45 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.10%) Docker
4 17 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.18%) XenApp
6 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.15%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 138 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.24%) Oracle
3 38 (5.61%) VMware
4 29 (4.28%) Cisco
5 27 (3.99%) SAP
6 17 (2.51%) HP
7 13 (1.92%) Cerner
7 13 (1.92%) Tableau
8 11 (1.62%) Zend
9 10 (1.48%) CA
10 9 (1.33%) Citrix
10 9 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.03%) Dell
12 6 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.89%) SonicWALL
13 5 (0.74%) Cognos
13 5 (0.74%) Xerox
14 4 (0.59%) Apple
14 4 (0.59%) SolarWinds
15 3 (0.44%) Aruba