Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 579 554
Rank change year-on-year +92 -25 -23
Permanent jobs citing NHS 958 802 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.03% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 692 514 783
UK median annual salary £43,041 £44,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.18% -9.28% +21.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,818 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £64,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% -12.57% +30.71%

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 72,669 77,822 80,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.10% 44.61% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,275 58,503 66,072
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,475 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 16 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 22 October 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 +90 910 £43,750 -0.57% 238
UK excluding London +43 569 £42,500 +6.25% 173
London +188 363 £53,547 -3.95% 83
North of England -72 142 £36,742 -3.31% 47
South East +45 132 £48,514 +38.61% 36
Midlands +60 123 £42,500 +6.25% 40
East of England +68 96 £42,500 -15.00% 13
Yorkshire -44 74 £40,000 -7.51% 18
East Midlands +40 59 £42,500 -15.00% 19
West Midlands +14 59 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North West -30 54 £32,500 -9.72% 27
South West -5 46 £35,691 -10.77% 20
Scotland +9 18 £35,755 -33.48% 7
North East -2 14 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Wales -1 11 £22,500 -23.73% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £23,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 222 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 206 (21.50%) SQL
4 151 (15.76%) Finance
5 149 (15.55%) Degree
6 146 (15.24%) SQL Server
7 141 (14.72%) Retail
8 137 (14.30%) Windows
9 129 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 125 (13.05%) Project Management
11 122 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
12 116 (12.11%) .NET
13 111 (11.59%) C#
14 108 (11.27%) JavaScript
14 108 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
15 106 (11.06%) ITIL
16 98 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
17 95 (9.92%) Analytics
18 91 (9.50%) Management Information System
19 89 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
20 83 (8.66%) Java
21 78 (8.14%) Firewall
22 72 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
23 69 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
24 66 (6.89%) Web Services
25 65 (6.78%) Windows Server
26 64 (6.68%) VMware
27 63 (6.58%) CSS
27 63 (6.58%) PRINCE2
27 63 (6.58%) Active Directory

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 55 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.71%) IIS
3 14 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.36%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.04%) MQSeries
5 10 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.73%) Drupal
7 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.42%) CICS
8 4 (0.42%) Confluence
9 3 (0.31%) CMS
10 2 (0.21%) Apache
10 2 (0.21%) DNN
11 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
Applications
1 72 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.21%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 129 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (3.86%) Office 365
5 30 (3.13%) SaaS
6 22 (2.30%) PaaS
7 15 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.46%) IaaS
9 9 (0.94%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.73%) GitHub
10 7 (0.73%) Slack
11 6 (0.63%) Heroku
12 5 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.42%) Trello
14 3 (0.31%) Firebase
15 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.14%) Firewall
2 57 (5.95%) LAN
3 52 (5.43%) TCP/IP
3 52 (5.43%) WAN
4 36 (3.76%) Network Security
5 34 (3.55%) VPN
6 31 (3.24%) DNS
7 29 (3.03%) VoIP
8 27 (2.82%) DHCP
9 23 (2.40%) MPLS
10 21 (2.19%) OSPF
11 18 (1.88%) Internet
12 16 (1.67%) SAN
13 11 (1.15%) HTTP
14 10 (1.04%) SSL
14 10 (1.04%) WLAN
15 9 (0.94%) VLAN
15 9 (0.94%) Wireless
16 7 (0.73%) BGP
16 7 (0.73%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 108 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 37 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (3.55%) Electronic Patient Records
8 31 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.71%) Big Data
10 23 (2.40%) Power BI
11 19 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.67%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.36%) MySQL
14 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.94%) DB2
16 9 (0.94%) QlikView
17 8 (0.84%) Data Mining
18 7 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (4.70%) Jenkins
1 45 (4.70%) Visual Studio
2 41 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.44%) JIRA
4 18 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.46%) Selenium
6 13 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.15%) NUnit
7 11 (1.15%) Travis CI
8 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.94%) Bower
9 9 (0.94%) gulp
9 9 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 9 (0.94%) webpack
9 9 (0.94%) Yeoman
10 7 (0.73%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.52%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.52%) Protractor
13 4 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 151 (15.76%) Finance
2 141 (14.72%) Retail
3 31 (3.24%) Marketing
4 24 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (2.30%) Legal
6 17 (1.77%) Local Government
7 16 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.15%) Law
9 8 (0.84%) Back Office
9 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.73%) Advertising
10 7 (0.73%) Games
11 6 (0.63%) Electronics
11 6 (0.63%) Georgian Language
12 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) German Language
13 1 (0.10%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 217 (22.65%) Developer
2 124 (12.94%) Analyst
3 56 (5.85%) Architect
4 48 (5.01%) Consultant
5 47 (4.91%) Software Developer
6 46 (4.80%) .NET Developer
7 44 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 39 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 37 (3.86%) C# Developer
9 37 (3.86%) SQL Developer
10 35 (3.65%) IT Support
11 33 (3.44%) Support Engineer
12 30 (3.13%) Network Engineer
13 28 (2.92%) Applications Support
13 28 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.51%) Java Developer
15 23 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
16 22 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 21 (2.19%) IT Manager
17 21 (2.19%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (12.11%) .NET
2 66 (6.89%) Web Services
3 63 (6.58%) CSS
4 62 (6.47%) HTML
5 46 (4.80%) AngularJS
6 44 (4.59%) ASP.NET
7 35 (3.65%) RESTful
8 34 (3.55%) jQuery
9 31 (3.24%) XML
10 27 (2.82%) Node.js
11 25 (2.61%) React
12 22 (2.30%) .NET Framework
12 22 (2.30%) HTML5
13 18 (1.88%) REST
14 17 (1.77%) SOAP
15 14 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (1.36%) .NET Core
16 13 (1.36%) Ruby on Rails
16 13 (1.36%) Sass
16 13 (1.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 55 (5.74%) Data Centre
4 44 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (3.44%) Driving Licence
6 32 (3.34%) User Experience
7 28 (2.92%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.98%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (1.46%) LIMS
13 13 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.15%) PMI
15 10 (1.04%) BBC
15 10 (1.04%) PACS
15 10 (1.04%) Replication
16 8 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.73%) Internet of Things
18 6 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 137 (14.30%) Windows
2 65 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 40 (4.18%) Linux
4 32 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.57%) Android
7 12 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) AIX
12 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.21%) Unix
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (13.05%) Project Management
3 122 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
4 106 (11.06%) ITIL
5 95 (9.92%) Analytics
6 89 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (6.58%) PRINCE2
8 61 (6.37%) Change Management
9 58 (6.05%) Coaching
9 58 (6.05%) TDD
10 56 (5.85%) IT Strategy
11 54 (5.64%) SDLC
12 52 (5.43%) Data Management
12 52 (5.43%) Information Security
13 51 (5.32%) MVC
14 50 (5.22%) Software Engineering
15 47 (4.91%) Risk Management
16 46 (4.80%) Mentoring
17 45 (4.70%) Scrum
18 44 (4.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 206 (21.50%) SQL
2 111 (11.59%) C#
3 108 (11.27%) JavaScript
4 83 (8.66%) Java
5 54 (5.64%) Python
6 42 (4.38%) T-SQL
7 33 (3.44%) Ruby
8 21 (2.19%) C++
9 18 (1.88%) PHP
10 17 (1.77%) Scala
11 15 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.46%) R
13 11 (1.15%) C
13 11 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.63%) Haskell
14 6 (0.63%) VBA
15 5 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.52%) F#
15 5 (0.52%) Go
15 5 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (15.55%) Degree
2 47 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (4.18%) CCNP
4 36 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (3.34%) CCNA
5 32 (3.34%) MCSE
6 25 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 21 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.77%) MCSA
9 16 (1.67%) ISEB
9 16 (1.67%) Security Cleared
10 15 (1.57%) CISSP
11 14 (1.46%) DBS Check
11 14 (1.46%) PhD
12 11 (1.15%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.04%) CCIE
14 9 (0.94%) JNCIP
14 9 (0.94%) SC Cleared
15 8 (0.84%) JNCIE
16 7 (0.73%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.47%) PMO
2 38 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.44%) QA
4 32 (3.34%) GDPR
5 29 (3.03%) SLA
6 25 (2.61%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.77%) COBIT
8 15 (1.57%) HL7
9 9 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.73%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.52%) COSO
12 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.31%) DICOM
13 3 (0.31%) GPG13
14 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.97%) Docker
3 36 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.04%) XenApp
5 10 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.84%) vSphere
7 7 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.52%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.10%) Ceph
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (1.36%) Backup Exec
2 12 (1.25%) Puppet
3 11 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.04%) SCCM
4 10 (1.04%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 9 (0.94%) Nessus
6 7 (0.73%) EnCase
6 7 (0.73%) NetApp OnCommand
7 6 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.52%) Ansible
8 5 (0.52%) SCOM
8 5 (0.52%) SCSM
8 5 (0.52%) WSUS
9 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.31%) Graphite
9 3 (0.31%) Nagios
9 3 (0.31%) Opsview
9 3 (0.31%) Salt
9 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 218 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.68%) VMware
3 59 (6.16%) Cisco
4 25 (2.61%) Oracle
5 23 (2.40%) Citrix
5 23 (2.40%) Tableau
6 22 (2.30%) CheckPoint
6 22 (2.30%) HP
7 20 (2.09%) Google
8 14 (1.46%) Extreme Networks
8 14 (1.46%) Juniper
9 12 (1.25%) Apple
10 11 (1.15%) NetApp
11 10 (1.04%) Blue Prism
11 10 (1.04%) Cellebrite
11 10 (1.04%) F5
11 10 (1.04%) Nuix
11 10 (1.04%) UiPath
12 9 (0.94%) Fortinet
12 9 (0.94%) Sophos