Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 377 577 550
Rank change year-on-year +200 -27 +43
Permanent jobs citing NHS 619 443 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.88% 1.01% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 448 352 591
10th Percentile £32,275 £27,538 £30,199
25th Percentile £40,844 £32,000 £35,677
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £46,055
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -2.29% +4.67%
75th Percentile £71,250 £56,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £69,803 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%

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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +189 559 £55,000 +22.22% 213
UK excluding London +131 358 £52,500 +16.67% 163
London +185 203 £60,000 +37.93% 67
Work from Home -19 138 £60,000 +15.52% 51
North of England +69 134 £55,000 +22.22% 53
South East +108 104 £60,000 +44.45% 30
Yorkshire +48 92 £60,000 +22.81% 34
South West +13 41 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Midlands +54 34 £44,875 +19.67% 31
North West +20 34 £50,000 +22.94% 17
East of England +54 26 £60,000 +41.18% 16
East Midlands +24 20 £41,250 +42.24% 11
West Midlands +34 13 £42,518 -20.15% 20
Scotland +4 11 £32,875 -12.33% 7
Wales +37 8 £55,000 +57.14% 8
North East +16 8 £40,000 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 160 (25.85%) Public Sector
2 155 (25.04%) Java
3 152 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (21.16%) AWS
5 123 (19.87%) JavaScript
6 112 (18.09%) Biometrics
6 112 (18.09%) Re-Platforming
7 107 (17.29%) SQL
8 106 (17.12%) DevOps
9 97 (15.67%) Web Services
10 94 (15.19%) Python
11 92 (14.86%) Azure
12 79 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (12.28%) Project Management
14 75 (12.12%) .NET
15 74 (11.95%) Degree
16 70 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
17 69 (11.15%) Microservices
18 68 (10.99%) Docker
18 68 (10.99%) C#
19 67 (10.82%) Windows
20 66 (10.66%) Spring
21 65 (10.50%) Scrum
22 64 (10.34%) HTML
22 64 (10.34%) SQL Server
22 64 (10.34%) Git (software)
23 56 (9.05%) Analytics
24 55 (8.89%) CSS
24 55 (8.89%) Linux
25 53 (8.56%) Microsoft

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 19 (3.07%) Umbraco
2 18 (2.91%) IIS
3 17 (2.75%) WordPress
4 15 (2.42%) CMS
5 14 (2.26%) EPiServer
5 14 (2.26%) Kentico
5 14 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (2.10%) Apache
7 12 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.78%) Confluence
9 9 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.81%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.65%) Drupal
14 2 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.32%) Appian
14 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.65%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.65%) Sketch
7 1 (0.16%) Figma
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.26%) nopCommerce
2 4 (0.65%) HealthRoster
3 2 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 131 (21.16%) AWS
2 92 (14.86%) Azure
3 48 (7.75%) Serverless
4 39 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
5 35 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (5.17%) SaaS
7 31 (5.01%) PaaS
8 30 (4.85%) Power Platform
9 29 (4.68%) Amazon EKS
10 15 (2.42%) Amazon S3
11 12 (1.94%) GitHub
12 11 (1.78%) GCP
13 10 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.45%) Microsoft 365
14 9 (1.45%) Yarn
15 7 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.81%) AWS CodePipeline
16 5 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.42%) LAN
1 15 (2.42%) WAN
2 13 (2.10%) WLAN
3 10 (1.62%) HTTP
4 9 (1.45%) VPN
5 6 (0.97%) Firewall
5 6 (0.97%) Intranet
5 6 (0.97%) Network Security
5 6 (0.97%) Wireless
6 5 (0.81%) Internet
7 4 (0.65%) BGP
8 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.48%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.32%) DHCP
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 2 (0.32%) NAS
9 2 (0.32%) SAN
9 2 (0.32%) Skype
9 2 (0.32%) SSH
9 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.92%) MySQL
3 46 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (4.68%) Power BI
5 29 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.91%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.78%) Electronic Patient Records
11 10 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.62%) Tableau
12 9 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.29%) OLAP
13 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2019
15 6 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.82%) JIRA
4 29 (4.68%) Maven
5 28 (4.52%) DbUnit
5 28 (4.52%) jMock
5 28 (4.52%) JUnit
5 28 (4.52%) Mockito
5 28 (4.52%) SonarQube
6 20 (3.23%) GitLab
7 16 (2.58%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.62%) Selenium
9 9 (1.45%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.13%) gulp
11 7 (1.13%) JMeter
12 6 (0.97%) Grunt
13 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.81%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 160 (25.85%) Public Sector
2 38 (6.14%) Finance
3 37 (5.98%) Marketing
4 18 (2.91%) Retail
5 15 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.10%) Electronics
8 12 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.78%) Local Government
10 8 (1.29%) Fire and Rescue
11 6 (0.97%) Legal
12 5 (0.81%) Advertising
12 5 (0.81%) Games
12 5 (0.81%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 205 (33.12%) Developer
2 74 (11.95%) Java Developer
3 67 (10.82%) Senior Developer
4 41 (6.62%) Analyst
5 32 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 30 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 28 (4.52%) Architect
8 27 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 24 (3.88%) Software Engineer
11 22 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.07%) Consultant
13 18 (2.91%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 17 (2.75%) Junior
14 17 (2.75%) React Developer
15 16 (2.58%) .NET Developer
16 15 (2.42%) Senior Manager
17 14 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
17 14 (2.26%) IT Manager
17 14 (2.26%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (15.67%) Web Services
2 75 (12.12%) .NET
3 66 (10.66%) Spring
4 64 (10.34%) HTML
5 55 (8.89%) CSS
6 48 (7.75%) RESTful
6 48 (7.75%) SOAP
7 41 (6.62%) React
8 36 (5.82%) REST
9 35 (5.65%) AngularJS
10 29 (4.68%) ActiveMQ
11 28 (4.52%) PowerMock
12 27 (4.36%) XML
13 22 (3.55%) JSON
14 21 (3.39%) .NET Framework
14 21 (3.39%) ASP.NET
15 20 (3.23%) Node.js
16 18 (2.91%) Sass
17 17 (2.75%) Vue.js
18 16 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.95%) User Experience
3 32 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.78%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.45%) Life Science
10 9 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.13%) Graphic Design
11 7 (1.13%) LIMS
12 6 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) Social Media
13 5 (0.81%) PMI
14 4 (0.65%) PACS
14 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.82%) Windows
2 55 (8.89%) Linux
3 28 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.75%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.29%) Android
8 6 (0.97%) Unix
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (18.09%) Biometrics
2 112 (18.09%) Re-Platforming
3 106 (17.12%) DevOps
4 79 (12.76%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (12.28%) Project Management
6 70 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (11.15%) Microservices
8 65 (10.50%) Scrum
9 56 (9.05%) Analytics
10 50 (8.08%) Mentoring
11 47 (7.59%) Software Engineering
11 47 (7.59%) TDD
12 46 (7.43%) Computer Science
12 46 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (7.27%) Front End Development
14 43 (6.95%) Decision-Making
15 41 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (5.82%) Open Source
16 36 (5.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 155 (25.04%) Java
2 123 (19.87%) JavaScript
3 107 (17.29%) SQL
4 94 (15.19%) Python
5 68 (10.99%) C#
6 34 (5.49%) T-SQL
7 25 (4.04%) TypeScript
8 18 (2.91%) PHP
8 18 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.42%) R
10 12 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.45%) Scala
12 8 (1.29%) Groovy
12 8 (1.29%) Perl
13 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.97%) C
14 6 (0.97%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.81%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (11.95%) Degree
2 36 (5.82%) DBS Check
3 34 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 32 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (4.36%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.81%) PhD
8 4 (0.65%) CCIE
8 4 (0.65%) CCNA
8 4 (0.65%) CCNP
8 4 (0.65%) ISEB
8 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.48%) CISSP
9 3 (0.48%) PMP
9 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.32%) IIBA
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.14%) QA
2 18 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.91%) WAI
3 17 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.10%) GDPR
5 10 (1.62%) HL7
6 9 (1.45%) SLA
7 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.97%) PMO
9 5 (0.81%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.65%) WCAG
11 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.32%) GRC
11 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.32%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.16%) DICOM
12 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (10.99%) Docker
2 32 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.94%) NDS
3 12 (1.94%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 5 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.48%) Postfix
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (7.43%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.75%) Terraform
3 12 (1.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 4 (0.65%) Ansible
4 4 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.65%) SCCM
5 3 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.32%) Icinga
6 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.16%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.01%) Oracle
3 17 (2.75%) Google
4 15 (2.42%) Cisco
5 14 (2.26%) Sitecore
6 13 (2.10%) ForgeRock
6 13 (2.10%) VMware
7 12 (1.94%) NetIQ
8 11 (1.78%) IBM
9 10 (1.62%) SAP
9 10 (1.62%) Splunk
10 9 (1.45%) Adobe
10 9 (1.45%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.65%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (0.48%) EMC
13 2 (0.32%) Cadence
13 2 (0.32%) Cerner
13 2 (0.32%) RedDot
13 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com