National Health Service (NHS)
UK

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 cited NHS over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 394 402 297
Rank change year-on-year +8 -105 +119
Permanent jobs citing NHS 669 723 2,393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.78% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 1.81% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 518 548 930
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,438 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,375 £50,173
Median % change year-on-year -2.68% +2.40% -8.78%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,141 £80,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,050 £49,377
% change year-on-year -2.28% -6.74% -4.12%

All Generic Skills
UK

NHS falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 36,881 39,847 84,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 43.09% 48.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23,494 22,189 34,558
10th Percentile £28,250 £35,750 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,530 £46,500 £45,229
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 June 2024.

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 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +39 607 £47,500 -6.86% 1,172
UK excluding London -22 490 £45,000 -2.28% 947
Work from Home -57 276 £53,500 +3.78% 225
North of England +42 186 £41,066 -8.74% 254
South East -4 126 £50,000 -2.96% 193
London +51 120 £57,500 -5.06% 283
Yorkshire +91 81 £43,742 -1.70% 112
Midlands +6 79 £53,500 +14.38% 190
North West +4 76 £40,000 -11.11% 107
West Midlands +31 67 £53,500 +2.81% 109
South West -100 41 £39,500 -21.00% 156
East of England -18 38 £30,000 +20.00% 115
North East -34 29 £41,000 -11.52% 38
Wales -14 16 £53,500 +19.78% 40
East Midlands -30 9 £45,000 +15.38% 81
Scotland -71 4 £38,470 -35.88% 5

NHS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.20%) CMS
2 5 (0.75%) Confluence
3 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) Drupal
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.15%) Jetty
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.05%) InVision
4 7 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.05%) Sketch
5 6 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.30%) Primavera
3 1 (0.15%) Raiser’s Edge
Cloud Services
1 119 (17.79%) Azure
2 60 (8.97%) Power Platform
3 58 (8.67%) AWS
4 45 (6.73%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (3.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 20 (2.99%) SaaS
7 19 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (2.24%) Azure DevOps
9 11 (1.64%) GCP
10 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.49%) Google Analytics
10 10 (1.49%) Google Tag Manager
11 8 (1.20%) dbt
11 8 (1.20%) Snowflake
12 5 (0.75%) Azure Sentinel
12 5 (0.75%) BigCommerce
13 4 (0.60%) npm
13 4 (0.60%) Storyblok
14 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.45%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.29%) Internet
2 20 (2.99%) LAN
2 20 (2.99%) WAN
3 17 (2.54%) Broadband
3 17 (2.54%) Firewall
3 17 (2.54%) WPA
4 13 (1.94%) DNS
5 10 (1.49%) Intranet
6 9 (1.35%) DHCP
6 9 (1.35%) SAN
6 9 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.20%) Network Security
8 6 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.60%) VPN
9 4 (0.60%) Wireless
10 1 (0.15%) BGP
10 1 (0.15%) DECT
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
10 1 (0.15%) OSPF
10 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.52%) Power BI
2 54 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 46 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (4.78%) Tableau
5 19 (2.84%) Electronic Patient Records
6 17 (2.54%) Data Lake
6 17 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.64%) Big Data
9 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.20%) Metadata
10 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (1.20%) SQLite
11 7 (1.05%) BigQuery
11 7 (1.05%) Looker
12 6 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.90%) Power Query
13 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.49%) JIRA
2 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.60%) Git
3 4 (0.60%) gulp
3 4 (0.60%) Katalon Studio
3 4 (0.60%) Postman
4 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.30%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.30%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.30%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.15%) Moq
6 1 (0.15%) NUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Sourcetree
6 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 231 (34.53%) Social Skills
2 142 (21.23%) Finance
3 106 (15.84%) Public Sector
4 71 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (10.16%) Marketing
6 66 (9.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 55 (8.22%) Presentation Skills
8 54 (8.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 51 (7.62%) Local Government
10 46 (6.88%) Health Technology
11 39 (5.83%) Retail
12 36 (5.38%) Organisational Skills
13 31 (4.63%) Billing
14 18 (2.69%) Digital Health
14 18 (2.69%) Telecoms
15 14 (2.09%) Digital Healthcare
15 14 (2.09%) Electronics
15 14 (2.09%) Environmental Health
15 14 (2.09%) Manufacturing
16 10 (1.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 90 (13.45%) Senior
2 87 (13.00%) Developer
3 61 (9.12%) Project Manager
4 59 (8.82%) Lead
5 53 (7.92%) Analyst
6 32 (4.78%) Audit Manager
7 30 (4.48%) Architect
8 26 (3.89%) Product Manager
9 25 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 20 (2.99%) Business Manager
11 18 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
12 17 (2.54%) Data Engineer
12 17 (2.54%) Senior Manager
12 17 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (2.24%) Support Technician
14 14 (2.09%) Business Analyst
14 14 (2.09%) Software Developer
15 13 (1.94%) IT Manager
15 13 (1.94%) Technical Architect
16 12 (1.79%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.77%) .NET
2 34 (5.08%) HTML
3 33 (4.93%) CSS
4 27 (4.04%) React
5 14 (2.09%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.94%) FHIR
6 13 (1.94%) Node.js
6 13 (1.94%) XML
7 12 (1.79%) .NET Core
7 12 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.79%) Lightning Web Components
8 9 (1.35%) Vue
9 8 (1.20%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.20%) Django
9 8 (1.20%) htmx
9 8 (1.20%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (1.05%) HTML5
10 7 (1.05%) jQuery
10 7 (1.05%) RESTful
11 5 (0.75%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.52%) Management Information System
2 31 (4.63%) Housing Association
3 26 (3.89%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 13 (1.94%) Product Ownership
7 13 (1.94%) Social Media
8 10 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.35%) Blog
9 9 (1.35%) LIMS
9 9 (1.35%) PKI
10 8 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.05%) Renewable Energy
12 6 (0.90%) CCTV
12 6 (0.90%) Life Science
12 6 (0.90%) PMI
13 5 (0.75%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.60%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.52%) Windows
2 27 (4.04%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.54%) Windows 10
4 15 (2.24%) Linux
5 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.60%) Android
7 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Unix
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (17.19%) Project Management
2 114 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (14.05%) Agile
4 71 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (8.97%) Business Development
6 59 (8.82%) Analytics
7 53 (7.92%) Customer Service
8 52 (7.77%) Roadmaps
9 51 (7.62%) Decision-Making
10 50 (7.47%) Coaching
11 45 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (6.28%) Change Management
12 42 (6.28%) DevOps
13 41 (6.13%) PRINCE2
13 41 (6.13%) Project Delivery
14 40 (5.98%) Information Governance
14 40 (5.98%) Service Management
15 38 (5.68%) Mentoring
15 38 (5.68%) User Stories
16 36 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.99%) SQL
2 57 (8.52%) C#
3 44 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 40 (5.98%) Python
5 24 (3.59%) Java
6 20 (2.99%) TypeScript
7 18 (2.69%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.24%) R
9 8 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions
10 5 (0.75%) Kotlin
10 5 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.60%) Groovy
11 4 (0.60%) Kusto Query Language
11 4 (0.60%) PHP
11 4 (0.60%) Ruby
12 3 (0.45%) Bash
12 3 (0.45%) JSX
13 2 (0.30%) Bicep
13 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.15%) Swift
Qualifications
1 104 (15.55%) Degree
2 66 (9.87%) DBS Check
3 32 (4.78%) ACCA
4 24 (3.59%) CIPD
5 20 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.64%) Postgraduate
8 10 (1.49%) Security Cleared
9 7 (1.05%) CISSP
9 7 (1.05%) MCSE
9 7 (1.05%) NVQ Level 3
9 7 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.75%) Azure Certification
11 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.75%) CISM
11 5 (0.75%) PMP
12 4 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.60%) MCITP
13 3 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.07%) GDPR
2 31 (4.63%) GAAP
2 31 (4.63%) IFRS
3 24 (3.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (3.44%) QA
5 22 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (3.14%) Accessibility
7 14 (2.09%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.35%) HL7
8 9 (1.35%) PMO
9 8 (1.20%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
10 6 (0.90%) GMP
10 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 6 (0.90%) NCSC
11 5 (0.75%) SLA
12 4 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.45%) WCAG
14 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 27 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.84%) Docker
3 15 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (4.63%) Terraform
2 14 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 133 (19.88%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.78%) CA
3 18 (2.69%) Northgate
4 17 (2.54%) Google
4 17 (2.54%) VMware
5 14 (2.09%) Salesforce
6 12 (1.79%) Adobe
7 11 (1.64%) Databricks
8 10 (1.49%) Cisco
8 10 (1.49%) Facebook
8 10 (1.49%) SAP
9 6 (0.90%) Hotjar
10 5 (0.75%) RedGate
11 4 (0.60%) Commvault
11 4 (0.60%) Datix
11 4 (0.60%) ESRI
11 4 (0.60%) HP
11 4 (0.60%) IBM
11 4 (0.60%) Veeam
11 4 (0.60%) YouTube