Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 452 593 500
Rank change year-on-year +141 -93 +77
Permanent jobs citing NHS 251 567 958
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.41% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.06% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 321 519 751
Median annual salary £60,000 £41,500 £43,041
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.58% -3.58% -3.17%
10th Percentile £33,750 £22,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,500 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -

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 18,924 53,302 64,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.16% 38.92% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15,235 40,335 49,465
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 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 +137 239 £60,000 +41.60% 113
UK excluding London +112 165 £60,000 +50.00% 99
Work from Home +89 104 £60,000 +60.00% 34
London +193 67 £52,500 - 17
South East +212 59 £60,000 +60.40% 27
North of England +66 53 £55,000 +46.67% 30
North West +74 31 £55,000 +37.50% 14
East of England +125 20 £45,100 +12.75% 13
Yorkshire +67 18 £53,148 +51.85% 16
Midlands +43 18 £41,697 -3.59% 18
West Midlands +77 12 £38,162 -26.26% 7
South West +114 10 £57,500 +8.49% 8
East Midlands +33 6 £60,000 +71.43% 11
North East +10 4 £40,250 +16.67%
Northern Ireland +15 3 £60,000 -35.14% 1
Scotland +82 2 £50,000 +53.85% 1

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 55 (21.91%) SQL
2 53 (21.12%) Java
2 53 (21.12%) JavaScript
3 47 (18.73%) MySQL
4 44 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (17.13%) Microsoft
6 40 (15.94%) Linux
7 38 (15.14%) Azure
8 36 (14.34%) Multithreading
9 34 (13.55%) Python
10 32 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (12.75%) Microservices
11 31 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (11.95%) DevOps
13 29 (11.55%) Spring
14 28 (11.16%) Finance
15 27 (10.76%) C#
16 26 (10.36%) Project Delivery
17 25 (9.96%) Public Sector
17 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (9.56%) .NET
19 22 (8.76%) Windows
19 22 (8.76%) Software Engineering
20 21 (8.37%) Active Directory
20 21 (8.37%) Docker
20 21 (8.37%) Analytics
20 21 (8.37%) Machine Learning
20 21 (8.37%) Degree
21 19 (7.57%) AWS
21 19 (7.57%) Project Management

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 10 (3.98%) NServiceBus
2 7 (2.79%) IIS
2 7 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.79%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.99%) Confluence
5 4 (1.59%) CMS
5 4 (1.59%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Moodle
7 1 (0.40%) Totara
Applications
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.80%) Stata
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) Sketch
4 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.80%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.40%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.14%) Azure
2 19 (7.57%) AWS
3 18 (7.17%) Power Platform
4 14 (5.58%) Office 365
5 9 (3.59%) Logic Apps
6 6 (2.39%) GCP
7 4 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.59%) SaaS
7 4 (1.59%) Serverless
8 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.80%) IaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.58%) DNS
2 13 (5.18%) Firewall
3 7 (2.79%) Wireless
4 6 (2.39%) LAN
4 6 (2.39%) WAN
5 5 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.59%) DHCP
6 4 (1.59%) VoIP
7 3 (1.20%) Skype
8 2 (0.80%) 3G
8 2 (0.80%) 4G
8 2 (0.80%) 5G
8 2 (0.80%) LTE
8 2 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.80%) SAN
8 2 (0.80%) WLAN
9 1 (0.40%) BGP
9 1 (0.40%) Internet
9 1 (0.40%) NAS
9 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.73%) MySQL
2 18 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (7.17%) Power BI
3 17 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (5.18%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.59%) Tableau
7 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.79%) QlikView
9 6 (2.39%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.59%) Big Data
11 4 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.98%) JIRA
2 8 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.20%) Subversion
5 2 (0.80%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.80%) GitLab
6 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (11.16%) Finance
2 25 (9.96%) Public Sector
3 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.18%) Retail
5 12 (4.78%) Marketing
6 9 (3.59%) Electronics
6 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.39%) Games
8 6 (2.39%) Local Government
9 4 (1.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.80%) Billing
10 2 (0.80%) Police
11 1 (0.40%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Military
11 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (33.86%) Developer
2 27 (10.76%) Java Developer
3 22 (8.76%) Analyst
4 21 (8.37%) Consultant
5 19 (7.57%) Senior Developer
6 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (4.78%) Python Engineer
6 12 (4.78%) Support Consultant
7 11 (4.38%) Python Developer
8 10 (3.98%) Data Manager
8 10 (3.98%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.19%) Applications Consultant
9 8 (3.19%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.19%) Applications Support Consultant
9 8 (3.19%) IT Manager
9 8 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (2.79%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.79%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (2.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.55%) Spring
2 24 (9.56%) .NET
3 18 (7.17%) React
4 17 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (5.98%) .NET Core
6 11 (4.38%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.38%) CSS
6 11 (4.38%) HTML
6 11 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (3.98%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.98%) jQuery
8 8 (3.19%) Node.js
9 7 (2.79%) JSON
10 5 (1.99%) REST
11 4 (1.59%) Ajax
11 4 (1.59%) Django
11 4 (1.59%) Vue.js
11 4 (1.59%) XML
12 3 (1.20%) Sass
12 3 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.79%) PKI
6 6 (2.39%) User Experience
7 5 (1.99%) LIMS
8 4 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.20%) Biotechnology
9 3 (1.20%) W3C
10 2 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.80%) NPfIT
10 2 (0.80%) PACS
10 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) Replication
10 2 (0.80%) Social Media
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.94%) Linux
2 22 (8.76%) Windows
3 13 (5.18%) Ubuntu
4 7 (2.79%) VMS
5 5 (1.99%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Unix
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (14.34%) Multithreading
3 32 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (12.75%) Microservices
4 31 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (11.95%) DevOps
6 26 (10.36%) Project Delivery
7 22 (8.76%) Software Engineering
8 21 (8.37%) Analytics
8 21 (8.37%) Machine Learning
9 19 (7.57%) Project Management
9 19 (7.57%) TDD
10 18 (7.17%) OO
11 17 (6.77%) Artificial Intelligence
12 15 (5.98%) Architectural Design
12 15 (5.98%) Information Governance
12 15 (5.98%) Logistics
13 14 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (5.18%) B2B
14 13 (5.18%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.91%) SQL
2 53 (21.12%) Java
2 53 (21.12%) JavaScript
3 34 (13.55%) Python
4 27 (10.76%) C#
5 10 (3.98%) PHP
6 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.19%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.39%) Go
8 6 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.99%) R
10 3 (1.20%) C
10 3 (1.20%) C++
10 3 (1.20%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.80%) Scala
11 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Degree
2 18 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.39%) CCNA
7 4 (1.59%) CISSP
7 4 (1.59%) MCP
7 4 (1.59%) MCSE
8 3 (1.20%) ISEB
8 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.80%) CCNP
9 2 (0.80%) CISA
9 2 (0.80%) CISM
9 2 (0.80%) CNE
9 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.80%) IIBA
9 2 (0.80%) MCSA
9 2 (0.80%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.38%) Data Quality
1 11 (4.38%) GDPR
2 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.59%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.80%) DICOM
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.40%) HL7
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 21 (8.37%) Active Directory
1 21 (8.37%) Docker
2 9 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Firmware
4 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) NDS
5 1 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.59%) Terraform
3 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.20%) Ansible
4 3 (1.20%) Puppet
5 2 (0.80%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.40%) Grafana
6 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Packer
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.38%) Oracle
3 9 (3.59%) Google
3 9 (3.59%) SAP
4 8 (3.19%) VMware
5 7 (2.79%) BeyondTrust
6 6 (2.39%) Cisco
7 3 (1.20%) Citrix
7 3 (1.20%) Infoflex
8 2 (0.80%) BT
8 2 (0.80%) Mitel
8 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.80%) Veeam
9 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.40%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.40%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.40%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.40%) Twitter
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin