Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 588 513 617
Rank change year-on-year -75 +104 -90
Permanent jobs citing NHS 492 821 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.37% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 399 601 514
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,471
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £25,651 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £72,481
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -7.78%

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 48,413 60,032 67,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.56% 38.82%
Number of salaries quoted 37,164 45,553 52,197
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,280 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -85 461 £45,414 +0.92% 187
UK excluding London -29 353 £45,000 +12.50% 141
London -48 130 £52,500 -1.95% 53
North of England +20 117 £45,000 +18.01% 47
South East +17 76 £42,404 -5.77% 36
Midlands -27 61 £47,500 +5.56% 18
North West +32 58 £45,000 +18.01% 25
Yorkshire +18 50 £47,713 +19.28% 14
South West +33 46 £50,000 +37.35% 14
East Midlands +13 42 £35,000 -17.65% 5
East of England +47 28 £33,500 -27.17% 19
Scotland +43 25 £37,500 -16.67%
West Midlands -37 20 £55,000 +10.00% 13
North East +23 9 £45,000 -1.10% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £92,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 135 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 92 (18.70%) SQL Server
4 86 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 78 (15.85%) Windows
6 74 (15.04%) Retail
7 73 (14.84%) SQL
8 71 (14.43%) C#
9 62 (12.60%) Public Sector
10 58 (11.79%) .NET
11 57 (11.59%) Degree
12 51 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
13 47 (9.55%) Software Engineering
14 46 (9.35%) Active Directory
15 45 (9.15%) ITIL
16 44 (8.94%) Java
17 43 (8.74%) MVC
18 42 (8.54%) VMware
19 41 (8.33%) ASP.NET
19 41 (8.33%) Azure
19 41 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (7.93%) HTML
20 39 (7.93%) Project Management
21 38 (7.72%) CSS
21 38 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
21 38 (7.72%) Finance
22 37 (7.52%) Management Information System
22 37 (7.52%) Informatics
23 36 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
24 33 (6.71%) Windows Server

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 21 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.22%) CMS
4 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.61%) Apache
5 3 (0.61%) Drupal
6 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.41%) Confluence
6 2 (0.41%) WordPress
7 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.81%) InVision
4 4 (0.81%) Sketch
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.61%) SPSS
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.42%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.33%) Azure
2 25 (5.08%) Office 365
3 20 (4.07%) AWS
3 20 (4.07%) SaaS
4 12 (2.44%) GitHub
5 9 (1.83%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.81%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.41%) GCP
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Datadog
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.88%) DNS
2 20 (4.07%) Firewall
3 18 (3.66%) DHCP
4 12 (2.44%) LAN
5 11 (2.24%) SAN
6 9 (1.83%) VoIP
7 8 (1.63%) Internet
7 8 (1.63%) Network Security
7 8 (1.63%) VPN
7 8 (1.63%) Wireless
8 6 (1.22%) BGP
8 6 (1.22%) OSPF
8 6 (1.22%) VPLS
8 6 (1.22%) VRRP
8 6 (1.22%) WAN
8 6 (1.22%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.02%) DSL
9 5 (1.02%) Intranet
9 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.46%) Electronic Patient Records
4 14 (2.85%) MySQL
4 14 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (2.64%) SSDT
6 12 (2.44%) Big Data
6 12 (2.44%) QlikView
7 11 (2.24%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.83%) Power BI
10 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.61%) Redis
14 2 (0.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 31 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.05%) JIRA
4 10 (2.03%) JUnit
5 8 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.42%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.22%) Postman
7 6 (1.22%) Selenium
8 5 (1.02%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.02%) Maven
8 5 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.81%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.81%) Gatling
9 4 (0.81%) JMeter
9 4 (0.81%) Protractor
9 4 (0.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.81%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (15.04%) Retail
2 62 (12.60%) Public Sector
3 38 (7.72%) Finance
4 18 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.25%) Local Government
6 15 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.44%) Marketing
8 11 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.03%) Law
10 6 (1.22%) Police
11 5 (1.02%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.81%) Electronics
12 4 (0.81%) Legal
13 3 (0.61%) Banking
14 2 (0.41%) Back Office
14 2 (0.41%) Fire and Rescue
14 2 (0.41%) Social Housing
15 1 (0.20%) Advertising
15 1 (0.20%) Military
15 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (23.37%) Developer
2 59 (11.99%) Analyst
3 30 (6.10%) Project Manager
4 23 (4.67%) Architect
4 23 (4.67%) IT Manager
4 23 (4.67%) Senior Developer
5 21 (4.27%) Development Manager
6 20 (4.07%) Software Developer
7 19 (3.86%) Software Manager
8 18 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 18 (3.66%) Software Development Manager
9 17 (3.46%) .NET Developer
9 17 (3.46%) Junior
10 15 (3.05%) IT Engineer
11 13 (2.64%) Administrator
11 13 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.44%) Consultant
12 12 (2.44%) Web Developer
13 11 (2.24%) Field Engineer
13 11 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.79%) .NET
2 41 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 39 (7.93%) HTML
4 38 (7.72%) CSS
5 31 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (4.47%) AngularJS
7 20 (4.07%) Web Services
8 16 (3.25%) jQuery
8 16 (3.25%) REST
9 15 (3.05%) .NET Core
9 15 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (3.05%) Spring
10 10 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (2.03%) HTML5
10 10 (2.03%) React
11 9 (1.83%) CSS3
11 9 (1.83%) Node.js
12 8 (1.63%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.63%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.49%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.46%) BBC
5 16 (3.25%) User Experience
6 15 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.64%) LIMS
8 11 (2.24%) Life Science
9 9 (1.83%) AS400
9 9 (1.83%) iSeries
10 8 (1.63%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.42%) e-Health
11 7 (1.42%) PACS
12 5 (1.02%) Semantic Web
13 4 (0.81%) CCTV
13 4 (0.81%) CMDB
13 4 (0.81%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.81%) Social Media
14 3 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.61%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.85%) Windows
2 33 (6.71%) Windows Server
3 32 (6.50%) Linux
4 18 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 18 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.24%) Android
8 9 (1.83%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.42%) Unix
10 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.41%) AIX
12 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) CentOS
13 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (9.55%) Software Engineering
4 45 (9.15%) ITIL
5 43 (8.74%) MVC
6 39 (7.93%) Project Management
7 37 (7.52%) Informatics
8 36 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (6.10%) Analytics
9 30 (6.10%) DevOps
10 29 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (5.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 27 (5.49%) Mentoring
12 27 (5.49%) Scrum
12 27 (5.49%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.88%) Computer Science
14 23 (4.67%) Coaching
14 23 (4.67%) PRINCE2
15 22 (4.47%) Web Development
16 21 (4.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.48%) JavaScript
2 73 (14.84%) SQL
3 71 (14.43%) C#
4 44 (8.94%) Java
5 24 (4.88%) Python
6 18 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 17 (3.46%) C++
8 15 (3.05%) PHP
9 12 (2.44%) C
10 11 (2.24%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.03%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.63%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.42%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.22%) Groovy
15 5 (1.02%) Java 8
15 5 (1.02%) Ruby
16 4 (0.81%) R
17 3 (0.61%) Scala
17 3 (0.61%) VBA
18 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (11.59%) Degree
2 15 (3.05%) DBS Check
3 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.24%) HND
4 11 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.63%) MCSE
7 7 (1.42%) Postgraduate
8 6 (1.22%) CCNP
8 6 (1.22%) JNCIE
8 6 (1.22%) JNCIP
8 6 (1.22%) JNCIS
8 6 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.02%) CCNA
9 5 (1.02%) MCSA
9 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.02%) PMP
10 4 (0.81%) OCA
10 4 (0.81%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.67%) SLA
2 18 (3.66%) HL7
2 18 (3.66%) PMO
3 14 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.85%) QA
4 10 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.63%) COBIT
6 6 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.81%) GDPR
7 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.20%) DICOM
9 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) NIST
9 1 (0.20%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 46 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.24%) Docker
5 6 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.61%) XenApp
7 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.20%) Postfix
8 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (2.03%) Ansible
2 7 (1.42%) SCCM
3 6 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.22%) Puppet
4 5 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.81%) FTK
6 3 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.41%) Terraform
8 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.20%) Grafana
8 1 (0.20%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 96 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.54%) VMware
3 28 (5.69%) Cisco
4 17 (3.46%) Oracle
5 11 (2.24%) IBM
6 10 (2.03%) Apple
6 10 (2.03%) Tableau
7 9 (1.83%) Citrix
7 9 (1.83%) HP
8 8 (1.63%) Juniper
8 8 (1.63%) SonicWALL
9 6 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.02%) Cognos
11 4 (0.81%) Cellebrite
11 4 (0.81%) Nuix
11 4 (0.81%) SAP
11 4 (0.81%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.61%) Cerner
12 3 (0.61%) EMC
12 3 (0.61%) Google