Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 468 587
Rank change year-on-year +7 +119 -87
Permanent jobs citing NHS 814 249 561
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.44% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 568 234 485
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,100 £55,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.82% +30.95% -3.45%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,438 £56,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -5.88%

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 50,981 17,279 47,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 35.35% 35.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30,600 14,284 36,821
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,476
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.55% +3.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -2 725 £57,500 +4.55% 260
UK excluding London -41 411 £50,000 -9.09% 202
London -27 334 £65,000 +18.18% 64
Work from Home -206 150 £57,500 -4.17% 51
North of England -52 144 £55,000 +12.91% 74
South East -130 91 £52,500 -12.50% 38
Yorkshire -36 90 £63,750 +30.88% 41
Midlands -95 51 £42,500 +1.93% 49
North West -88 48 £45,000 -18.18% 28
South West -51 47 £42,500 -19.05% 20
East of England -78 40 £55,000 +2.33% 12
East Midlands -55 26 £36,500 -18.44% 15
West Midlands -93 25 £42,500 +11.37% 34
Scotland -67 22 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Wales - 15 £38,350 - 3
North East -28 6 £42,500 +5.59% 5
Northern Ireland -45 1 £28,500 -52.50% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 245 (30.10%) AWS
2 210 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (23.71%) JavaScript
4 179 (21.99%) Social Skills
5 167 (20.52%) Public Sector
6 159 (19.53%) React
7 151 (18.55%) Python
8 147 (18.06%) Java
9 126 (15.48%) SQL
10 118 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
11 116 (14.25%) Software Engineering
12 113 (13.88%) DevOps
13 112 (13.76%) TypeScript
14 107 (13.14%) Git (software)
15 105 (12.90%) Web Services
16 102 (12.53%) Azure
17 99 (12.16%) TDD
18 93 (11.43%) Node.js
19 90 (11.06%) Project Management
20 87 (10.69%) Microservices
21 85 (10.44%) HTML
21 85 (10.44%) Retail
22 84 (10.32%) Linux
22 84 (10.32%) Docker
23 83 (10.20%) Scrum
24 80 (9.83%) Degree
25 77 (9.46%) Test Automation
26 74 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
27 73 (8.97%) CSS
28 72 (8.85%) PostgreSQL

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 26 (3.19%) Apache
2 19 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.98%) CMS
7 8 (0.98%) ColdFusion
8 7 (0.86%) Confluence
9 6 (0.74%) Ethereum
9 6 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.61%) JCAPS
11 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.37%) IIS
12 3 (0.37%) nginx
13 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.25%) WordPress
14 1 (0.12%) FileNet
14 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 35 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) Figma
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Sketch
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 245 (30.10%) AWS
2 102 (12.53%) Azure
3 54 (6.63%) Serverless
4 47 (5.77%) GCP
5 41 (5.04%) Power Platform
6 40 (4.91%) GitHub
6 40 (4.91%) SaaS
7 29 (3.56%) Microsoft 365
8 26 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (1.72%) AWS CodePipeline
12 14 (1.72%) Yarn
13 12 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (1.47%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.23%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (1.23%) PaaS
15 9 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.98%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.21%) Firewall
2 13 (1.60%) WPA
3 10 (1.23%) HTTP
4 9 (1.11%) Internet
4 9 (1.11%) VoIP
5 8 (0.98%) WAN
6 6 (0.74%) Asterisk PBX
6 6 (0.74%) Intranet
6 6 (0.74%) SMTP
7 5 (0.61%) SSL
7 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.49%) PABX
8 4 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.49%) RS-232
8 4 (0.49%) SAN
8 4 (0.49%) VPN
9 3 (0.37%) Network Security
9 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.25%) LAN
10 2 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
2 70 (8.60%) MySQL
3 52 (6.39%) Relational Database
4 49 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 47 (5.77%) SQL Server
6 39 (4.79%) Power BI
7 24 (2.95%) Big Data
7 24 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (1.97%) Redis
12 15 (1.84%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.60%) Electronic Patient Records
14 12 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.35%) Tableau
16 10 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (0.86%) QlikView
18 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.05%) JIRA
3 32 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.81%) GitLab
5 22 (2.70%) Maven
6 17 (2.09%) JUnit
6 17 (2.09%) Selenium
7 14 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 14 (1.72%) DbUnit
7 14 (1.72%) jMock
7 14 (1.72%) Mockito
7 14 (1.72%) SonarQube
8 11 (1.35%) gulp
9 9 (1.11%) Bazaar
9 9 (1.11%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.11%) IntelliJ
9 9 (1.11%) Subversion
10 8 (0.98%) Mocha
11 7 (0.86%) Cypress.io
General
1 179 (21.99%) Social Skills
2 167 (20.52%) Public Sector
3 85 (10.44%) Retail
4 54 (6.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 50 (6.14%) Finance
6 42 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (4.55%) Organisational Skills
8 27 (3.32%) Local Government
9 25 (3.07%) Marketing
10 22 (2.70%) Fire and Rescue
11 19 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
12 15 (1.84%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
13 13 (1.60%) Legal
14 10 (1.23%) Law
15 9 (1.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.86%) Banking
16 7 (0.86%) Social Housing
17 6 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 223 (27.40%) Developer
2 62 (7.62%) Software Engineer
3 52 (6.39%) Analyst
4 44 (5.41%) Architect
5 40 (4.91%) Java Developer
6 38 (4.67%) Senior Developer
6 38 (4.67%) Software Developer
7 37 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 31 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (2.95%) Data Engineer
10 23 (2.83%) Consultant
10 23 (2.83%) Project Manager
11 22 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
11 22 (2.70%) Test Engineer
12 20 (2.46%) Python Developer
13 19 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (2.33%) IT Manager
13 19 (2.33%) Junior
14 16 (1.97%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (19.53%) React
2 105 (12.90%) Web Services
3 93 (11.43%) Node.js
4 85 (10.44%) HTML
5 73 (8.97%) CSS
6 71 (8.72%) RESTful
7 70 (8.60%) AngularJS
8 69 (8.48%) Vue.js
9 48 (5.90%) HTML5
10 47 (5.77%) REST
11 41 (5.04%) .NET
12 38 (4.67%) React Native
13 36 (4.42%) Spring
14 30 (3.69%) jQuery
14 30 (3.69%) Laravel
15 29 (3.56%) GraphQL
16 26 (3.19%) SOAP
17 25 (3.07%) XML
18 20 (2.46%) JSON
19 19 (2.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.23%) Management Information System
2 62 (7.62%) User Experience
3 31 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 18 (2.21%) Life Science
5 18 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (1.60%) Social Media
9 12 (1.47%) BBC
10 10 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
10 10 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.11%) LIMS
12 8 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (0.74%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.74%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.61%) Clustering
14 5 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.32%) Linux
2 59 (7.25%) Windows
3 32 (3.93%) Apple iOS
4 29 (3.56%) Android
5 16 (1.97%) Unix
6 14 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.11%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.74%) CentOS
10 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.49%) Debian
11 4 (0.49%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
3 116 (14.25%) Software Engineering
4 113 (13.88%) DevOps
5 99 (12.16%) TDD
6 90 (11.06%) Project Management
7 87 (10.69%) Microservices
8 83 (10.20%) Scrum
9 77 (9.46%) Test Automation
10 74 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (8.85%) Artificial Intelligence
12 71 (8.72%) Front End Development
13 67 (8.23%) Full Stack Development
14 66 (8.11%) Machine Learning
15 62 (7.62%) Analytics
16 60 (7.37%) Biometrics
16 60 (7.37%) Re-Platforming
17 57 (7.00%) Mentoring
18 52 (6.39%) Open Source
19 51 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 193 (23.71%) JavaScript
2 151 (18.55%) Python
3 147 (18.06%) Java
4 126 (15.48%) SQL
5 112 (13.76%) TypeScript
6 52 (6.39%) PHP
7 43 (5.28%) C#
8 41 (5.04%) Ruby
9 31 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.32%) C
11 23 (2.83%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.58%) Kotlin
13 20 (2.46%) Go
14 18 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.72%) ES6
15 14 (1.72%) Rust
16 13 (1.60%) Scala
16 13 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.35%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (9.83%) Degree
2 35 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.86%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.74%) MCSA
9 6 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.61%) CCAB
10 5 (0.61%) CIPFA
10 5 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.49%) CBAP
11 4 (0.49%) CISMP
11 4 (0.49%) CISSP
11 4 (0.49%) HNC
11 4 (0.49%) MCP
11 4 (0.49%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.56%) Data Quality
3 28 (3.44%) GDPR
3 28 (3.44%) HL7
4 25 (3.07%) QA
5 19 (2.33%) Accessibility
6 11 (1.35%) PMO
7 8 (0.98%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.86%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.86%) ISO 13485
8 7 (0.86%) SLA
9 5 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.49%) NCSC
11 3 (0.37%) COBIT
11 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.37%) SEPA
12 2 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 84 (10.32%) Docker
2 25 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.47%) NDS
5 12 (1.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 9 (1.11%) Postfix
7 7 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
8 4 (0.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.25%) iptables
9 2 (0.25%) KVM
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 72 (8.85%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.91%) Terraform
3 14 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 13 (1.60%) Ansible
5 5 (0.61%) Puppet
6 4 (0.49%) logstash
7 3 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.25%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.25%) Istio
8 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) Proxmox
8 2 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.42%) Google
3 29 (3.56%) VMware
4 28 (3.44%) Oracle
5 23 (2.83%) Apple
6 19 (2.33%) New Relic
7 15 (1.84%) Cisco
7 15 (1.84%) ForgeRock
8 14 (1.72%) NetIQ
9 11 (1.35%) BT
10 9 (1.11%) Cadence
10 9 (1.11%) Databricks
11 8 (0.98%) Twitter
12 6 (0.74%) InterSystems
13 5 (0.61%) Citrix
13 5 (0.61%) HP
13 5 (0.61%) Remedy
13 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.49%) IBM
14 4 (0.49%) Sun