Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 564 525 603
Rank change year-on-year -39 +78 +55
Permanent jobs citing NHS 653 952 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 1.39% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 521 701 555
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.41% +4.76%
10th Percentile £27,477 £26,250 £28,818
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 57,281 68,245 70,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.23% 39.20% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 42,970 52,238 54,701
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,250
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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 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 -42 628 £42,500 - 198
UK excluding London -51 440 £40,000 -5.88% 164
London +21 201 £50,000 -6.62% 36
North of England +22 163 £40,000 - 65
South East -11 108 £54,000 +20.00% 44
Midlands +24 104 £41,000 +10.81% 31
Yorkshire +24 98 £40,000 -11.11% 25
East Midlands +16 59 £40,000 +8.84% 16
North West +20 49 £40,000 +8.87% 32
West Midlands +37 45 £43,250 -19.65% 15
East of England -17 31 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West -60 20 £37,500 +24.66% 12
North East +4 16 £35,000 +20.69% 8
Scotland +2 12 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Wales +9 2 - -
Northern Ireland -19 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 211 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (19.91%) Microsoft
3 129 (19.75%) SQL Server
4 123 (18.84%) SQL
5 119 (18.22%) Degree
6 91 (13.94%) Retail
7 89 (13.63%) JavaScript
8 79 (12.10%) C#
9 78 (11.94%) Project Management
10 75 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
11 74 (11.33%) Scrum
12 73 (11.18%) Windows
12 73 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 71 (10.87%) ITIL
14 66 (10.11%) .NET
14 66 (10.11%) Finance
15 64 (9.80%) DevOps
16 63 (9.65%) Service Delivery
17 60 (9.19%) Linux
17 60 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
17 60 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
18 59 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
19 57 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
20 52 (7.96%) Management Information System
20 52 (7.96%) MVC
21 47 (7.20%) SDLC
22 46 (7.04%) Java
23 45 (6.89%) Python
23 45 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
24 44 (6.74%) Mentoring

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 24 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.37%) CMS
3 8 (1.23%) Joomla!
4 6 (0.92%) Apache
5 5 (0.77%) Confluence
6 4 (0.61%) IIS
6 4 (0.61%) JBoss
6 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.61%) WordPress
7 3 (0.46%) Appian
7 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.46%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.46%) SAS
7 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.31%) Drupal
8 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.60%) SPSS
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.46%) Stata
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Marvel
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Lorenzo
2 7 (1.07%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.75%) SaaS
4 26 (3.98%) Office 365
5 17 (2.60%) Power Platform
6 14 (2.14%) Azure Stack
6 14 (2.14%) PaaS
7 12 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.23%) IaaS
8 8 (1.23%) NuGet
9 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.31%) GitHub
11 2 (0.31%) Heroku
11 2 (0.31%) Serverless
12 1 (0.15%) Firebase
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.21%) Firewall
2 21 (3.22%) WAN
3 19 (2.91%) DNS
4 15 (2.30%) LAN
4 15 (2.30%) Wireless
5 13 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.99%) VoIP
5 13 (1.99%) VPN
6 12 (1.84%) DHCP
7 11 (1.68%) Network Security
8 7 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.92%) Broadband
9 6 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.92%) FTP
9 6 (0.92%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.77%) Internet
10 5 (0.77%) SAN
10 5 (0.77%) Skype
10 5 (0.77%) WLAN
11 4 (0.61%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.75%) MySQL
4 30 (4.59%) Electronic Patient Records
5 29 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.91%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.60%) Power BI
9 16 (2.45%) Big Data
9 16 (2.45%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.45%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (1.07%) OLAP
15 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.30%) JIRA
4 13 (1.99%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.38%) Travis CI
6 8 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.23%) Hudson
7 6 (0.92%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.92%) webpack
8 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.61%) JUnit
9 4 (0.61%) Subversion
10 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.46%) Selenium
10 3 (0.46%) Spock
11 2 (0.31%) Babel
11 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.31%) GitLab
11 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (13.94%) Retail
2 66 (10.11%) Finance
3 42 (6.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (2.60%) Marketing
5 15 (2.30%) Local Government
6 12 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.23%) Back Office
8 7 (1.07%) Legal
9 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.92%) Military
10 5 (0.77%) Banking
10 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.61%) Electronics
11 4 (0.61%) Publishing
12 3 (0.46%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 142 (21.75%) Developer
2 99 (15.16%) Analyst
3 38 (5.82%) Architect
4 36 (5.51%) Software Developer
5 34 (5.21%) Applications Support
6 32 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 30 (4.59%) Support Analyst
8 28 (4.29%) .NET Developer
9 26 (3.98%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.98%) Consultant
9 26 (3.98%) IT Engineer
10 23 (3.52%) Applications Support Analyst
10 23 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 22 (3.37%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.06%) Software Engineer
13 19 (2.91%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.91%) IT Manager
14 18 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (2.76%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.76%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.11%) .NET
2 38 (5.82%) CSS
3 37 (5.67%) ASP.NET
4 30 (4.59%) AngularJS
4 30 (4.59%) HTML
5 28 (4.29%) jQuery
6 23 (3.52%) RESTful
7 22 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (3.37%) React
8 20 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (2.91%) Entity Framework
9 19 (2.91%) Web Services
10 16 (2.45%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.14%) Node.js
11 14 (2.14%) WPF
12 10 (1.53%) HTML5
12 10 (1.53%) Laravel
12 10 (1.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (1.53%) Universal Windows Platform
13 8 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 36 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (4.29%) User Experience
5 22 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.22%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.84%) PACS
9 11 (1.68%) Learning Management System
10 10 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.53%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.38%) LIMS
11 9 (1.38%) PKI
11 9 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
12 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.07%) CMDB
13 7 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.92%) PMI
15 5 (0.77%) CCTV
16 4 (0.61%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.18%) Windows
2 60 (9.19%) Linux
3 40 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.52%) Android
4 23 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.84%) Unix
8 9 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.23%) Debian
9 8 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.92%) Solaris
10 6 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.61%) AIX
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.31%) HPUX
12 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (11.94%) Project Management
3 75 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 74 (11.33%) Scrum
5 71 (10.87%) ITIL
6 64 (9.80%) DevOps
7 63 (9.65%) Service Delivery
8 59 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
9 52 (7.96%) MVC
10 47 (7.20%) SDLC
11 45 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (6.74%) Mentoring
13 43 (6.58%) PRINCE2
14 42 (6.43%) Decision-Making
15 40 (6.13%) Change Management
16 38 (5.82%) Software Engineering
17 36 (5.51%) Service Management
18 35 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (5.36%) Time Management
19 33 (5.05%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.84%) SQL
2 89 (13.63%) JavaScript
3 79 (12.10%) C#
4 46 (7.04%) Java
5 45 (6.89%) Python
6 19 (2.91%) PHP
6 19 (2.91%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.60%) Ruby
8 16 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.23%) Scala
12 7 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.07%) Go
12 7 (1.07%) R
12 7 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.92%) C
13 6 (0.92%) C++
13 6 (0.92%) Groovy
14 5 (0.77%) ES6
Qualifications
1 119 (18.22%) Degree
2 24 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.37%) DBS Check
4 18 (2.76%) CISSP
4 18 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.84%) CISM
6 10 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.53%) MCSE
7 9 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.38%) CREST Certified
7 9 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.07%) CCNP
9 7 (1.07%) HND
9 7 (1.07%) PMP
9 7 (1.07%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.98%) PMO
2 24 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.60%) QA
4 16 (2.45%) Data Quality
5 15 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (1.99%) GDPR
6 13 (1.99%) HL7
6 13 (1.99%) SLA
7 10 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (1.23%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.92%) DICOM
10 6 (0.92%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.31%) NCSC
12 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.15%) NIST
13 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.05%) Docker
3 21 (3.22%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.61%) PowerHA
5 4 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (3.52%) Ansible
1 23 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.30%) Puppet
3 13 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.84%) Nagios
5 10 (1.53%) SCCM
6 7 (1.07%) Grafana
6 7 (1.07%) Terraform
7 6 (0.92%) Consul
7 6 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.92%) Graphite
7 6 (0.92%) Opsview
7 6 (0.92%) Packer
7 6 (0.92%) Salt
7 6 (0.92%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.77%) Nessus
8 5 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) SCOM
9 3 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 130 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.83%) VMware
3 23 (3.52%) Tableau
4 19 (2.91%) HP
5 18 (2.76%) Cisco
6 16 (2.45%) Oracle
7 11 (1.68%) SAP
8 10 (1.53%) Apple
8 10 (1.53%) Google
9 9 (1.38%) Juniper
10 8 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.23%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.07%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.92%) Blue Coat
12 6 (0.92%) Cognos
12 6 (0.92%) MEDITECH
12 6 (0.92%) Riverbed
13 5 (0.77%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.77%) Cloudera