Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 558 608 620
Rank change year-on-year +50 +12 -53
Permanent jobs citing NHS 810 664 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.92% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 620 524 665
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,182 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% +2.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,250 £26,983
90th Percentile £71,250 £59,625 £63,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.16%

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 74,861 72,037 87,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 42.62% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 58,261 58,024 71,209
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +7.69%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +60 785 £42,500 -1.73% 238
UK excluding London +118 585 £42,500 +6.25% 161
London -13 206 £55,000 +25.00% 84
North of England -15 145 £44,471 +8.47% 50
South East +50 132 £45,000 +21.62% 23
Midlands +44 107 £35,000 -22.22% 31
East of England +54 106 £42,500 -5.56% 32
Yorkshire +34 84 £45,000 +9.76% 35
East Midlands +59 79 £36,500 -27.00% 13
South West +18 78 £35,691 +4.97% 18
North West -33 36 £41,500 +18.57% 10
West Midlands -13 26 £35,000 -21.72% 18
North East -33 25 £36,500 -18.89% 5
Scotland -31 10 £60,000 -11.11% 3
Wales +5 4 £29,000 -1.69%
Northern Ireland - 3 £23,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 202 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (20.37%) SQL
3 153 (18.89%) Retail
4 147 (18.15%) Microsoft
5 128 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
6 124 (15.31%) SQL Server
7 122 (15.06%) Windows
8 111 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
9 106 (13.09%) ITIL
10 103 (12.72%) Finance
11 99 (12.22%) JavaScript
12 97 (11.98%) Degree
13 90 (11.11%) Java
13 90 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 89 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (10.86%) Project Management
16 86 (10.62%) VMware
17 82 (10.12%) C#
18 77 (9.51%) HTML
18 77 (9.51%) PMO
19 74 (9.14%) Cisco
20 73 (9.01%) Active Directory
21 72 (8.89%) Firewall
22 71 (8.77%) .NET
23 69 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (7.90%) Self-Motivation
25 63 (7.78%) CSS
26 62 (7.65%) Management Information System
26 62 (7.65%) Analytics
26 62 (7.65%) User Experience

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 20 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.48%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.36%) CMS
5 10 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.11%) IIS
7 8 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.74%) SAS
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.49%) Drupal
10 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.49%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.49%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.49%) WordPress
11 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.25%) Apache
12 2 (0.25%) nginx
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.11%) SPSS
6 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 8 (0.99%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (3.21%) Office 365
4 23 (2.84%) SaaS
5 9 (1.11%) npm
6 6 (0.74%) Firebase
6 6 (0.74%) Heroku
6 6 (0.74%) IaaS
6 6 (0.74%) PaaS
7 4 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.37%) Datadog
8 3 (0.37%) G Suite
8 3 (0.37%) Google Play
8 3 (0.37%) iTunes
9 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.89%) Firewall
2 40 (4.94%) WAN
3 37 (4.57%) LAN
4 27 (3.33%) DHCP
4 27 (3.33%) MPLS
4 27 (3.33%) OSPF
5 26 (3.21%) DNS
6 25 (3.09%) Wireless
7 21 (2.59%) SAN
8 19 (2.35%) VPN
9 18 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (1.73%) IPsec
10 14 (1.73%) SSL
10 14 (1.73%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.36%) Network Security
12 10 (1.23%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.11%) Internet
14 6 (0.74%) VoIP
15 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.49%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 111 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (4.94%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (3.58%) MySQL
7 27 (3.33%) Big Data
8 23 (2.84%) Electronic Patient Records
9 14 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.73%) Power BI
9 14 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.60%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.99%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.86%) Redis
15 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.74%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 41 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 37 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (3.58%) JIRA
4 12 (1.48%) SpecFlow
5 11 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.99%) Selenium
8 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.86%) Travis CI
8 7 (0.86%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.74%) Android Studio
9 6 (0.74%) git-flow
9 6 (0.74%) NUnit
9 6 (0.74%) Xcode
10 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.49%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.49%) Maven
11 4 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
General
1 153 (18.89%) Retail
2 103 (12.72%) Finance
3 56 (6.91%) Marketing
4 23 (2.84%) Automotive
5 21 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.85%) Banking
8 13 (1.60%) Legal
9 10 (1.23%) Games
10 9 (1.11%) Law
10 9 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.99%) Advertising
12 7 (0.86%) Back Office
13 5 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.62%) Electronics
13 5 (0.62%) Military
14 4 (0.49%) Local Government
15 3 (0.37%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 173 (21.36%) Developer
2 79 (9.75%) Analyst
3 53 (6.54%) Consultant
4 43 (5.31%) Software Developer
5 37 (4.57%) Network Engineer
5 37 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 35 (4.32%) IT Engineer
7 32 (3.95%) C# Developer
8 29 (3.58%) Architect
9 28 (3.46%) Account Manager
10 26 (3.21%) Product Manager
11 25 (3.09%) IT Manager
11 25 (3.09%) Technical Manager
12 23 (2.84%) .NET Developer
12 23 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 23 (2.84%) Business Analyst
12 23 (2.84%) Security Consultant
13 22 (2.72%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.47%) Mobile Developer
14 20 (2.47%) Technical Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.51%) HTML
2 71 (8.77%) .NET
3 63 (7.78%) CSS
4 42 (5.19%) Web Services
5 33 (4.07%) jQuery
6 31 (3.83%) XML
7 28 (3.46%) ASP.NET
8 27 (3.33%) REST
9 24 (2.96%) EDI
10 20 (2.47%) AngularJS
10 20 (2.47%) SOAP
11 19 (2.35%) WCF
12 17 (2.10%) HTML5
12 17 (2.10%) Natural Language Processing
12 17 (2.10%) RESTful
13 16 (1.98%) .NET Framework
13 16 (1.98%) Entity Framework
14 15 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (1.73%) JSON
16 13 (1.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.90%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 62 (7.65%) User Experience
4 54 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.73%) LIMS
9 12 (1.48%) Photography
10 11 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.23%) PACS
12 8 (0.99%) Replication
13 7 (0.86%) Social Media
14 6 (0.74%) CCTV
14 6 (0.74%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.74%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.62%) PKI
15 5 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 122 (15.06%) Windows
2 57 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 29 (3.58%) Linux
4 26 (3.21%) Android
4 26 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.10%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.73%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.36%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.25%) CentOS
15 2 (0.25%) Debian
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (13.09%) ITIL
4 89 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (10.86%) Project Management
6 62 (7.65%) Analytics
7 59 (7.28%) PRINCE2
8 48 (5.93%) Information Security
9 44 (5.43%) Software Engineering
10 43 (5.31%) Information Management
11 41 (5.06%) CRM
12 40 (4.94%) Service Management
13 39 (4.81%) Business Analysis
13 39 (4.81%) Service Delivery
14 36 (4.44%) Scrum
14 36 (4.44%) TDD
14 36 (4.44%) Waterfall
15 34 (4.20%) Performance Monitoring
15 34 (4.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 34 (4.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (20.37%) SQL
2 99 (12.22%) JavaScript
3 90 (11.11%) Java
4 82 (10.12%) C#
5 57 (7.04%) Python
6 35 (4.32%) T-SQL
7 31 (3.83%) C++
8 22 (2.72%) R
9 20 (2.47%) Ruby
10 17 (2.10%) PHP
11 12 (1.48%) C
12 10 (1.23%) Perl
13 8 (0.99%) Go
13 8 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.86%) ES6
14 7 (0.86%) PHP 7
14 7 (0.86%) Scala
14 7 (0.86%) VBA
15 6 (0.74%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 97 (11.98%) Degree
2 58 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (5.19%) MCSE
5 41 (5.06%) CCNA
6 35 (4.32%) Security Cleared
7 33 (4.07%) CCNP
8 30 (3.70%) MCSA
9 23 (2.84%) CISSP
10 20 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (2.35%) CISM
12 18 (2.22%) DBS Check
13 17 (2.10%) PhD
14 16 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.36%) ISEB
15 11 (1.36%) MCITP
16 10 (1.23%) CISA
16 10 (1.23%) SC Cleared
17 9 (1.11%) APMP
18 8 (0.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.51%) PMO
2 37 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.46%) SLA
4 27 (3.33%) Data Quality
5 24 (2.96%) GDPR
6 23 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (2.84%) QA
7 16 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (1.23%) HL7
9 9 (1.11%) GPG13
10 8 (0.99%) COBIT
11 5 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
15 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 73 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.31%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.35%) XenApp
5 18 (2.22%) Docker
6 8 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 7 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.86%) XenServer
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.99%) SCCM
3 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 7 (0.86%) Kibana
4 5 (0.62%) Puppet
5 4 (0.49%) NetApp OnCommand
6 3 (0.37%) Ansible
6 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.37%) Nagios
6 3 (0.37%) Packer
6 3 (0.37%) Terraform
6 3 (0.37%) WSUS
7 1 (0.12%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 147 (18.15%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.62%) VMware
3 74 (9.14%) Cisco
4 53 (6.54%) HP
5 32 (3.95%) CheckPoint
5 32 (3.95%) Oracle
6 27 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
7 26 (3.21%) Citrix
8 22 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (2.22%) Apple
10 15 (1.85%) Tableau
11 10 (1.23%) Dell
12 9 (1.11%) NetApp
12 9 (1.11%) SAP
13 8 (0.99%) Cerner
13 8 (0.99%) Google
13 8 (0.99%) Ivanti
14 7 (0.86%) Alteryx
14 7 (0.86%) CA
14 7 (0.86%) Zend