Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 482 604 512
Rank change year-on-year +122 -92 +51
Permanent jobs citing NHS 951 750 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.02% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 694 517 844
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% -6.82% +22.16%

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 66,677 73,313 72,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 41.14% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51,181 55,490 59,628
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.63%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +118 897 £45,000 +1.19% 235
UK excluding London +45 541 £42,500 +3.66% 171
London +218 370 £57,188 -4.69% 74
North of England -34 148 £38,132 +1.68% 63
Midlands +69 129 £45,000 +12.50% 27
South East +39 124 £48,514 +16.90% 40
West Midlands +45 77 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Yorkshire -7 74 £40,000 -9.09% 24
North West -11 69 £38,132 +6.29% 32
East of England +53 67 £45,000 +2.27% 12
East Midlands +62 51 £42,500 -8.11% 12
South West +17 46 £36,047 -17.13% 19
Wales +16 14 £23,500 -20.34% 6
Scotland +2 13 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North East +5 5 £29,000 -27.50% 7
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 295 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (21.14%) SQL
3 185 (19.45%) Microsoft
4 162 (17.03%) Degree
5 145 (15.25%) Finance
6 133 (13.99%) SQL Server
7 129 (13.56%) JavaScript
8 128 (13.46%) Windows
9 125 (13.14%) Java
10 121 (12.72%) Project Management
11 118 (12.41%) Management Information System
11 118 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 111 (11.67%) .NET
13 106 (11.15%) Retail
14 103 (10.83%) Analytics
15 99 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
16 95 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
18 86 (9.04%) ITIL
19 84 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
20 82 (8.62%) C#
21 80 (8.41%) Scrum
22 79 (8.31%) Software Engineering
23 77 (8.10%) Firewall
24 76 (7.99%) DevOps
24 76 (7.99%) SDLC
25 74 (7.78%) Mentoring
26 73 (7.68%) Web Services
27 69 (7.26%) Python
27 69 (7.26%) Active Directory

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 39 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.52%) IIS
3 14 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.05%) Confluence
6 10 (1.05%) MQSeries
7 9 (0.95%) Drupal
8 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.74%) CMS
10 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.53%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.42%) CICS
12 2 (0.21%) DNN
12 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 118 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.84%) Office 365
5 21 (2.21%) SaaS
6 15 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.47%) IaaS
8 11 (1.16%) PaaS
9 9 (0.95%) Slack
10 8 (0.84%) GitHub
11 6 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.63%) Trello
12 5 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.42%) Heroku
13 4 (0.42%) npm
14 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.10%) Firewall
2 57 (5.99%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.10%) LAN
3 39 (4.10%) VPN
3 39 (4.10%) WAN
4 38 (4.00%) DNS
5 31 (3.26%) DHCP
6 29 (3.05%) VoIP
7 27 (2.84%) Network Security
8 19 (2.00%) Internet
9 13 (1.37%) SAN
10 12 (1.26%) HTTP
11 11 (1.16%) SSL
12 10 (1.05%) Intranet
13 9 (0.95%) BGP
13 9 (0.95%) MPLS
13 9 (0.95%) VLAN
14 8 (0.84%) OSPF
14 8 (0.84%) Wireless
15 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.73%) MySQL
8 24 (2.52%) Electronic Patient Records
9 22 (2.31%) Power BI
10 20 (2.10%) Big Data
11 18 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.47%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.16%) Redis
14 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.95%) DB2
15 9 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.95%) QlikView
16 8 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 59 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 41 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.00%) JIRA
4 26 (2.73%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.89%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.37%) Jasmine
6 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.26%) Selenium
8 11 (1.16%) gulp
9 10 (1.05%) Protractor
9 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (1.05%) Travis CI
9 10 (1.05%) webpack
10 9 (0.95%) Mockito
11 8 (0.84%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.74%) Bower
12 7 (0.74%) Maven
12 7 (0.74%) Yeoman
13 6 (0.63%) JMeter
13 6 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 145 (15.25%) Finance
2 106 (11.15%) Retail
3 47 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 33 (3.47%) Marketing
5 24 (2.52%) Legal
6 20 (2.10%) Local Government
7 18 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.47%) Law
9 10 (1.05%) Electronics
9 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.95%) Back Office
11 7 (0.74%) Games
12 6 (0.63%) Georgian Language
13 3 (0.32%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Welsh Language
15 1 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 221 (23.24%) Developer
2 128 (13.46%) Analyst
3 68 (7.15%) Architect
4 46 (4.84%) Consultant
5 42 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
6 36 (3.79%) Project Manager
7 35 (3.68%) .NET Developer
7 35 (3.68%) Software Developer
7 35 (3.68%) SQL Developer
8 34 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
9 33 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.26%) Support Engineer
11 29 (3.05%) IT Support
12 25 (2.63%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.52%) Lead Developer
14 23 (2.42%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.31%) Java Developer
16 21 (2.21%) Agile Delivery Manager
17 20 (2.10%) IT Manager
18 19 (2.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (11.67%) .NET
2 73 (7.68%) Web Services
3 63 (6.62%) CSS
4 62 (6.52%) AngularJS
5 58 (6.10%) HTML
6 40 (4.21%) Node.js
7 37 (3.89%) ASP.NET
8 35 (3.68%) RESTful
9 33 (3.47%) React
10 31 (3.26%) HTML5
11 28 (2.94%) jQuery
12 27 (2.84%) XML
13 26 (2.73%) Spring
14 21 (2.21%) REST
15 19 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (1.68%) CSS3
17 15 (1.58%) .NET Framework
18 14 (1.47%) .NET Core
18 14 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
19 13 (1.37%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 118 (12.41%) Management Information System
2 84 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 36 (3.79%) Driving Licence
6 25 (2.63%) User Experience
7 23 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.16%) PMI
11 10 (1.05%) LIMS
11 10 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.95%) PKI
12 9 (0.95%) Replication
12 9 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.74%) Internet of Things
13 7 (0.74%) Life Science
14 6 (0.63%) BBC
14 6 (0.63%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.46%) Windows
2 64 (6.73%) Windows Server
3 49 (5.15%) Linux
4 23 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.05%) Android
8 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.63%) Kali Linux
10 6 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.42%) AIX
11 4 (0.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Unix
13 2 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (12.72%) Project Management
3 103 (10.83%) Analytics
4 99 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
5 95 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
6 86 (9.04%) ITIL
7 80 (8.41%) Scrum
8 79 (8.31%) Software Engineering
9 76 (7.99%) DevOps
9 76 (7.99%) SDLC
10 74 (7.78%) Mentoring
11 68 (7.15%) Coaching
11 68 (7.15%) Risk Management
12 63 (6.62%) IT Strategy
13 61 (6.41%) Information Security
13 61 (6.41%) PRINCE2
14 58 (6.10%) Data Management
15 53 (5.57%) TDD
16 52 (5.47%) Change Management
16 52 (5.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 201 (21.14%) SQL
2 129 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 125 (13.14%) Java
4 82 (8.62%) C#
5 69 (7.26%) Python
6 38 (4.00%) Ruby
7 37 (3.89%) T-SQL
8 31 (3.26%) PHP
9 22 (2.31%) Scala
10 21 (2.21%) Go
11 16 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.58%) C++
13 13 (1.37%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.05%) C
14 10 (1.05%) Java 8
14 10 (1.05%) R
14 10 (1.05%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.95%) ES6
16 8 (0.84%) VBA
17 6 (0.63%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 162 (17.03%) Degree
2 34 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.84%) CCNP
5 21 (2.21%) DBS Check
6 19 (2.00%) CISSP
7 17 (1.79%) CCNA
7 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.58%) MCSA
9 14 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.47%) MCSE
10 13 (1.37%) ISEB
11 12 (1.26%) CREST Certified
11 12 (1.26%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.16%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.05%) CCIE
13 10 (1.05%) CISM
13 10 (1.05%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.95%) PhD
15 7 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (4.94%) PMO
3 37 (3.89%) GDPR
4 32 (3.36%) QA
5 21 (2.21%) SLA
6 17 (1.79%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.58%) COBIT
8 13 (1.37%) HL7
8 13 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.95%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.84%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.53%) COSO
13 3 (0.32%) DICOM
14 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.21%) RMADS
14 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 69 (7.26%) Active Directory
1 69 (7.26%) Docker
2 27 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.63%) XenApp
6 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.42%) vSphere
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) Ceph
10 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 36 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.10%) Ansible
3 17 (1.79%) Puppet
4 14 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.16%) Nessus
6 10 (1.05%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 9 (0.95%) Terraform
8 8 (0.84%) Grafana
9 6 (0.63%) Consul
9 6 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.63%) EnCase
9 6 (0.63%) Graphite
9 6 (0.63%) Nagios
9 6 (0.63%) Opsview
9 6 (0.63%) Packer
9 6 (0.63%) Salt
9 6 (0.63%) SCCM
9 6 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.53%) SCOM
10 5 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 185 (19.45%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.73%) Cisco
2 45 (4.73%) VMware
3 31 (3.26%) Oracle
4 26 (2.73%) Tableau
5 19 (2.00%) Citrix
6 17 (1.79%) Google
7 12 (1.26%) Juniper
8 10 (1.05%) Blue Prism
8 10 (1.05%) HP
8 10 (1.05%) UiPath
9 9 (0.95%) Apple
9 9 (0.95%) Cellebrite
9 9 (0.95%) Nuix
10 8 (0.84%) SAP
10 8 (0.84%) SolarWinds
11 7 (0.74%) F5
12 6 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.53%) Sophos