Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 561 592 569
Rank change year-on-year +31 -23 +51
Permanent jobs citing NHS 358 626 818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 296 533 674
Median annual salary £46,050 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% +3.45% +1.16%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,600 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -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 34,855 56,269 66,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.86% 39.16% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 26,880 41,960 51,590
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +30 334 £47,500 +6.74% 63
UK excluding London +47 234 £47,500 +18.75% 53
London +75 113 £48,750 -3.47% 14
North of England +91 81 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South East +51 57 £58,000 +10.48% 10
Yorkshire +76 41 £47,713 +19.28% 1
South West +109 37 £47,713 +7.29% 8
North West +81 34 £40,386 +6.28% 10
Work from Home +19 31 £56,645 +25.88% 6
East of England +81 28 £46,500 +3.33% 9
Midlands 0 17 £35,000 -17.65% 11
East Midlands +22 13 £35,000 -8.21% 7
Scotland +64 11 £44,606 +27.45% 2
North East +12 6 £48,750 +30.00% 1
West Midlands +27 4 £55,000 +18.92% 4
Wales 0 3 £35,000 -2.78% 2

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 91 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.55%) Public Sector
3 61 (17.04%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 54 (15.08%) Windows
6 51 (14.25%) Degree
7 47 (13.13%) CSS
7 47 (13.13%) SQL
8 44 (12.29%) Management Information System
9 41 (11.45%) HTML
9 41 (11.45%) Local Government
10 40 (11.17%) Java
11 38 (10.61%) Python
11 38 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (10.34%) C#
12 37 (10.34%) Active Directory
13 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
13 34 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (9.22%) Project Management
14 33 (9.22%) Azure
15 32 (8.94%) .NET
15 32 (8.94%) Office 365
16 31 (8.66%) AWS
16 31 (8.66%) Software Engineering
17 30 (8.38%) DevOps
18 27 (7.54%) Finance
18 27 (7.54%) ITIL
19 25 (6.98%) Linux
20 24 (6.70%) Service Delivery
20 24 (6.70%) Informatics

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 (2.79%) Confluence
2 8 (2.23%) WordPress
3 6 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.40%) Moodle
5 4 (1.12%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) Appian
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.28%) IIS
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 18 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.23%) MadCap Flare
4 6 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.12%) InVision
5 4 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.12%) Sketch
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) Lorenzo
2 2 (0.56%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.28%) HealthRoster
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.22%) Azure
2 32 (8.94%) Office 365
3 31 (8.66%) AWS
4 7 (1.96%) BrowserStack
4 7 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.12%) SaaS
7 3 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.84%) npm
7 3 (0.84%) Serverless
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.56%) GCP
8 2 (0.56%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.28%) Datadog
9 1 (0.28%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.31%) Firewall
2 10 (2.79%) VPN
3 6 (1.68%) DNS
4 5 (1.40%) DHCP
4 5 (1.40%) SAN
4 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.12%) DSL
5 4 (1.12%) LAN
5 4 (1.12%) VoIP
5 4 (1.12%) WAN
5 4 (1.12%) Wireless
6 3 (0.84%) Broadband
6 3 (0.84%) Internet
6 3 (0.84%) Network Security
6 3 (0.84%) Skype
6 3 (0.84%) VLAN
7 2 (0.56%) 3G
7 2 (0.56%) 4G
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.03%) Electronic Patient Records
3 17 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.63%) MySQL
6 9 (2.51%) QlikView
7 8 (2.23%) Big Data
8 7 (1.96%) Power BI
9 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.40%) SSDT
11 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.56%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 17 (4.75%) Git (software)
1 17 (4.75%) JIRA
2 15 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.35%) Selenium
4 9 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.96%) Gatling
5 7 (1.96%) JMeter
5 7 (1.96%) JUnit
5 7 (1.96%) Postman
5 7 (1.96%) Protractor
5 7 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 7 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.68%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.40%) Robot Framework
8 4 (1.12%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (19.55%) Public Sector
2 41 (11.45%) Local Government
3 27 (7.54%) Finance
4 23 (6.42%) Retail
5 17 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.35%) Legal
6 12 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (3.07%) Marketing
8 6 (1.68%) Games
9 5 (1.40%) Police
10 4 (1.12%) Law
10 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.84%) Advertising
11 3 (0.84%) Electronics
11 3 (0.84%) Military
11 3 (0.84%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (23.18%) Developer
2 48 (13.41%) Analyst
3 31 (8.66%) Senior Developer
4 18 (5.03%) Project Manager
5 13 (3.63%) IT Manager
6 12 (3.35%) Architect
6 12 (3.35%) Java Developer
7 11 (3.07%) Development Manager
7 11 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (3.07%) Support Engineer
8 10 (2.79%) .NET Developer
8 10 (2.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (2.79%) Lead Developer
8 10 (2.79%) Software Developer
8 10 (2.79%) Support Analyst
9 9 (2.51%) Designer
9 9 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (2.51%) Junior
10 8 (2.23%) Associate Director
10 8 (2.23%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.13%) CSS
2 41 (11.45%) HTML
3 32 (8.94%) .NET
4 23 (6.42%) Web Services
5 19 (5.31%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.75%) AngularJS
7 13 (3.63%) .NET Core
7 13 (3.63%) Spring
8 11 (3.07%) Node.js
8 11 (3.07%) React
9 10 (2.79%) REST
9 10 (2.79%) WinForms
10 9 (2.51%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.23%) Django
11 8 (2.23%) HTML5
12 7 (1.96%) J2EE
13 6 (1.68%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.68%) jQuery
13 6 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.29%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.19%) User Experience
4 11 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.51%) BBC
5 9 (2.51%) LIMS
6 8 (2.23%) Blog
6 8 (2.23%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.40%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.12%) Life Science
8 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.12%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.84%) Social Media
9 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.08%) Windows
2 25 (6.98%) Linux
3 24 (6.70%) Apple iOS
3 24 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.79%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.12%) Android
5 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.84%) CentOS
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Unix
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (9.22%) Project Management
5 31 (8.66%) Software Engineering
6 30 (8.38%) DevOps
7 27 (7.54%) ITIL
8 24 (6.70%) Informatics
8 24 (6.70%) Service Delivery
9 23 (6.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 22 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (6.15%) PRINCE2
11 21 (5.87%) Test Automation
12 18 (5.03%) Computer Science
12 18 (5.03%) OO
13 17 (4.75%) BDD
13 17 (4.75%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (4.47%) IT Strategy
15 15 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.64%) JavaScript
2 47 (13.13%) SQL
3 40 (11.17%) Java
4 38 (10.61%) Python
5 37 (10.34%) C#
6 20 (5.59%) PHP
7 12 (3.35%) C
8 9 (2.51%) ES6
8 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.68%) Apple Swift
9 6 (1.68%) Ruby
10 5 (1.40%) C++
10 5 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.12%) Groovy
11 4 (1.12%) Java 8
11 4 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.84%) Scala
12 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (14.25%) Degree
2 12 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.79%) DBS Check
3 10 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.96%) CCNP
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.12%) CISM
8 4 (1.12%) CISSP
8 4 (1.12%) ISEB
9 3 (0.84%) HND
9 3 (0.84%) IIBA
9 3 (0.84%) MCSA
10 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CEH
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.47%) HL7
1 16 (4.47%) SLA
2 10 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.79%) PMO
3 7 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.96%) QA
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.84%) GDPR
5 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.56%) NCSC
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 37 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.03%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.47%) Docker
4 11 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.84%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) NDS
7 1 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (4.47%) SCCM
2 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.51%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.68%) Terraform
5 5 (1.40%) Ansible
6 3 (0.84%) Grafana
6 3 (0.84%) Puppet
7 2 (0.56%) Consul
7 2 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.56%) Graphite
7 2 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.56%) Opsview
7 2 (0.56%) Packer
7 2 (0.56%) Salt
7 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.28%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.31%) VMware
3 10 (2.79%) Cisco
4 8 (2.23%) HP
5 7 (1.96%) Tableau
6 6 (1.68%) Citrix
6 6 (1.68%) Google
7 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.84%) Juniper
8 3 (0.84%) SAP
9 2 (0.56%) Aruba
9 2 (0.56%) BT
9 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.56%) Mellanox
9 2 (0.56%) Sophos
9 2 (0.56%) Twitter
9 2 (0.56%) Workday
9 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com