Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 508 538
Rank change year-on-year -48 +30 +100
Permanent jobs citing NHS 792 978 1084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 1.26% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 528 834 700
UK median annual salary £44,471 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,775 £64,000 £64,524
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £36,018
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.16% -13.21%

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 77560 77850 90566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 40.93% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58510 63988 72559
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,880
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 15 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 22 November 2017. 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 -57 759 £44,471 -6.38% 105
UK excluding London -41 537 £40,000 -9.09% 68
North of England -4 250 £37,500 -1.32% 24
London -48 175 £60,000 +19.74% 37
Yorkshire +64 147 £42,500 +39.53% 13
South East +29 110 £37,500 -28.57% 21
North West -49 98 £36,000 -18.18% 9
Midlands -47 78 £40,000 -21.57% 6
West Midlands -58 72 £42,500 -17.07% 4
South West -38 48 £43,500 -8.42% 11
East of England -17 42 £50,000 +16.28% 5
Scotland -4 9 £52,500 -
East Midlands +25 6 £24,500 -34.67% 2
North East -7 5 £40,000 +30.02% 2
Wales -11 4 £43,500 +70.59% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for NHS.

1 195 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (22.47%) SQL
3 152 (19.19%) Microsoft
4 138 (17.42%) SQL Server
5 133 (16.79%) SAP
5 133 (16.79%) Customer Requirements
6 128 (16.16%) Degree
7 113 (14.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 108 (13.64%) C#
9 98 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 97 (12.25%) Finance
11 96 (12.12%) Management Information System
12 91 (11.49%) ITIL
13 89 (11.24%) .NET
14 87 (10.98%) Migration
15 81 (10.23%) JavaScript
16 79 (9.97%) PRINCE2
16 79 (9.97%) Windows
17 75 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
18 74 (9.34%) ABAP
19 73 (9.22%) Project Management
19 73 (9.22%) Data Migration
20 71 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (8.96%) Marketing
21 66 (8.33%) Business Analysis
22 62 (7.83%) Linux
23 60 (7.58%) HTML
23 60 (7.58%) Java
24 56 (7.07%) Oracle
25 55 (6.94%) Information Security

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 22 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.15%) SAS
3 14 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
4 13 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.14%) CMS
7 8 (1.01%) IIS
8 7 (0.88%) Apache
8 7 (0.88%) Jetty
8 7 (0.88%) nginx
9 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.38%) JBoss
10 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.25%) Drupal
11 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.25%) Moodle
11 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 113 (14.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (3.54%) SAP CO
2 28 (3.54%) SAP FI
2 28 (3.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 23 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (2.78%) SAP EWM
5 13 (1.64%) SAP WM
6 7 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.88%) SystmOne
7 6 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.38%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.25%) Magento
9 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
3 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.76%) Office 365
4 6 (0.76%) SaaS
5 3 (0.38%) npm
6 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (0.25%) Mavenlink
6 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.15%) Firewall
1 17 (2.15%) SMS
2 15 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.77%) SAN
4 13 (1.64%) DNS
5 9 (1.14%) LAN
6 8 (1.01%) DHCP
6 8 (1.01%) Internet
6 8 (1.01%) WAN
7 7 (0.88%) VoIP
8 5 (0.63%) SSL
8 5 (0.63%) Wireless
9 4 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.38%) Skype
10 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.25%) DMVPN
11 2 (0.25%) MPLS
11 2 (0.25%) NX-OS
11 2 (0.25%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (5.81%) MySQL
5 36 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
7 23 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.78%) QlikView
9 20 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.40%) DTS
11 17 (2.15%) Relational Database
12 16 (2.02%) Power BI
13 15 (1.89%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.77%) Big Data
15 13 (1.64%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.64%) NoSQL
16 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (1.39%) PowerPivot
18 8 (1.01%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 40 (5.05%) Git (software)
1 40 (5.05%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.42%) eCATT
2 35 (4.42%) LSMW
3 23 (2.90%) Maven
4 21 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.64%) JIRA
6 8 (1.01%) JSUnit
6 8 (1.01%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.76%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.63%) Subversion
10 4 (0.51%) Gradle
10 4 (0.51%) Mockito
11 3 (0.38%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.25%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 97 (12.25%) Finance
2 71 (8.96%) Marketing
3 50 (6.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 33 (4.17%) Retail
5 28 (3.54%) General Ledger
6 24 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.90%) Banking
8 22 (2.78%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.27%) Billing
10 15 (1.89%) Local Government
11 12 (1.52%) Electronics
11 12 (1.52%) Games
12 9 (1.14%) Law
12 9 (1.14%) Legal
13 7 (0.88%) Automotive
13 7 (0.88%) Back Office
14 3 (0.38%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 185 (23.36%) Developer
2 162 (20.45%) Consultant
3 77 (9.72%) Analyst
4 71 (8.96%) SAP Consultant
5 53 (6.69%) Senior Developer
6 40 (5.05%) Project Manager
7 38 (4.80%) C# Developer
8 36 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 35 (4.42%) Java Developer
10 26 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
11 24 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (2.90%) ABAP Consultant
12 23 (2.90%) Architect
13 22 (2.78%) SAP EWM Consultant
13 22 (2.78%) SQL Developer
14 21 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (2.65%) Programmer
14 21 (2.65%) Senior C# Developer
15 19 (2.40%) Data Manager
16 18 (2.27%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (11.24%) .NET
2 60 (7.58%) HTML
3 53 (6.69%) CSS
4 41 (5.18%) AngularJS
5 35 (4.42%) EDI
5 35 (4.42%) IDoc
6 34 (4.29%) SOAP
7 30 (3.79%) Web Services
8 27 (3.41%) Spring
9 26 (3.28%) XML
10 25 (3.16%) jQuery
11 24 (3.03%) ASP.NET
12 23 (2.90%) SAP XI
13 21 (2.65%) SAP CO-PA
14 20 (2.53%) Spring Boot
15 19 (2.40%) HTML5
16 18 (2.27%) REST
17 16 (2.02%) .NET Framework
18 15 (1.89%) Java SE
18 15 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 75 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.78%) User Experience
6 14 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.39%) Social Media
9 10 (1.26%) Life Science
9 10 (1.26%) LIMS
10 8 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.88%) HoloLens
11 7 (0.88%) HTC Vive
11 7 (0.88%) Oculus Rift
11 7 (0.88%) PKI
12 6 (0.76%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.76%) FMCG
12 6 (0.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 79 (9.97%) Windows
2 62 (7.83%) Linux
3 12 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.88%) Unix
5 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.76%) Android
6 6 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.38%) CentOS
8 3 (0.38%) HPUX
8 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.79%) Customer Requirements
3 98 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 91 (11.49%) ITIL
5 87 (10.98%) Migration
6 79 (9.97%) PRINCE2
7 73 (9.22%) Data Migration
7 73 (9.22%) Project Management
8 71 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 55 (6.94%) Information Security
11 52 (6.57%) Service Management
12 49 (6.19%) Logistics
13 48 (6.06%) SDLC
14 47 (5.93%) Analytics
15 45 (5.68%) Risk Management
16 42 (5.30%) Service Delivery
16 42 (5.30%) Software Engineering
17 41 (5.18%) CRM
18 38 (4.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 178 (22.47%) SQL
2 108 (13.64%) C#
3 81 (10.23%) JavaScript
4 74 (9.34%) ABAP
5 60 (7.58%) Java
6 37 (4.67%) Python
7 33 (4.17%) Ruby
7 33 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 32 (4.04%) PHP
9 16 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 13 (1.64%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.01%) C
12 8 (1.01%) Perl
12 8 (1.01%) SAPscript
12 8 (1.01%) VBA
13 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.63%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 128 (16.16%) Degree
2 35 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.64%) APMP
4 10 (1.26%) CISM
4 10 (1.26%) CISSP
4 10 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.01%) CREST Certified
6 7 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (0.88%) DBS Check
6 7 (0.88%) PhD
7 6 (0.76%) CCNA
7 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.63%) CCNP
9 4 (0.51%) CISA
9 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.51%) MBA
9 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 25 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 22 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.27%) QA
5 16 (2.02%) SLA
6 10 (1.26%) ISO 9001
7 9 (1.14%) ISO 14001
8 7 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.63%) GDPR
10 5 (0.63%) HL7
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.25%) PMO
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.13%) FISMA
12 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (4.67%) Docker
2 26 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.76%) KVM
5 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.76%) HAProxy
2 5 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (0.63%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.38%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.13%) Grafana
5 1 (0.13%) Graphite
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 152 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 133 (16.79%) SAP
3 56 (7.07%) Oracle
4 31 (3.91%) SEEBURGER
5 29 (3.66%) VMware
6 20 (2.53%) Cisco
7 12 (1.52%) CA
7 12 (1.52%) Tableau
8 11 (1.39%) Cerner
9 10 (1.26%) HP
10 9 (1.14%) Google
11 7 (0.88%) EMC
12 6 (0.76%) Juniper
12 6 (0.76%) NetApp
12 6 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.63%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.51%) Cognos
14 4 (0.51%) RedGate
14 4 (0.51%) Sage