Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 592 523
Rank change year-on-year +140 -69 +99
Permanent jobs citing NHS 360 487 817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.39% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 1.01% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 428 439 692
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £33,750 £25,500 £27,025
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £44,735 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.95% +11.84% -4.76%

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 24,808 48,114 60,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.54% 38.52% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,260 37,405 46,331
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

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 January 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 25 January 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 +139 318 £55,000 +21.11% 167
UK excluding London +100 218 £55,000 +22.95% 127
Work from Home +17 121 £60,000 +34.51% 33
London +187 104 £59,578 +11.36% 46
South East +154 78 £60,000 +39.09% 24
North of England +56 77 £50,000 +11.11% 42
North West +66 38 £50,000 +17.65% 30
Yorkshire +21 30 £60,000 +41.18% 10
East of England +89 20 £60,000 +118.18% 18
South West +42 19 £50,000 - 17
Midlands +28 11 £48,500 +2.11% 17
Scotland +15 11 £32,875 -6.07% 3
North East +17 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +54 6 £36,537 -33.57% 7
East Midlands +19 5 £52,500 +50.00% 10
Wales - 2 £55,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 76 (21.11%) Java
2 74 (20.56%) SQL
3 71 (19.72%) JavaScript
3 71 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (18.06%) Azure
5 51 (14.17%) AWS
6 50 (13.89%) MySQL
6 50 (13.89%) Python
7 49 (13.61%) DevOps
8 48 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (13.06%) Microservices
10 46 (12.78%) C#
10 46 (12.78%) Windows
10 46 (12.78%) Project Management
11 45 (12.50%) Spring
12 44 (12.22%) .NET
13 43 (11.94%) SQL Server
14 41 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (11.39%) Public Sector
15 40 (11.11%) Linux
15 40 (11.11%) Degree
16 39 (10.83%) Web Services
17 35 (9.72%) DBS Check
17 35 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
18 34 (9.44%) Multithreading
19 33 (9.17%) Microsoft
20 31 (8.61%) HTML
20 31 (8.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
21 30 (8.33%) Analytics

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 17 (4.72%) CMS
1 17 (4.72%) IIS
2 16 (4.44%) Umbraco
3 15 (4.17%) WordPress
4 14 (3.89%) EPiServer
4 14 (3.89%) Kentico
4 14 (3.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.94%) Confluence
6 7 (1.94%) NServiceBus
6 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.67%) Apache
7 6 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.39%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 16 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) Stata
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Sketch
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.89%) nopCommerce
2 3 (0.83%) HealthRoster
3 2 (0.56%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 65 (18.06%) Azure
2 51 (14.17%) AWS
3 26 (7.22%) Power Platform
3 26 (7.22%) SaaS
4 10 (2.78%) Office 365
4 10 (2.78%) Serverless
5 7 (1.94%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.94%) GCP
5 7 (1.94%) Logic Apps
6 6 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon Cognito
8 3 (0.83%) GitHub
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.56%) Asana
9 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.56%) IaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.61%) LAN
1 13 (3.61%) WAN
2 11 (3.06%) Firewall
3 9 (2.50%) WLAN
4 6 (1.67%) Wireless
5 5 (1.39%) DNS
5 5 (1.39%) VPN
6 4 (1.11%) DHCP
6 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.83%) Internet
7 3 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.56%) 3G
8 2 (0.56%) 4G
8 2 (0.56%) 5G
8 2 (0.56%) Intranet
8 2 (0.56%) LTE
8 2 (0.56%) Network Security
9 1 (0.28%) NAS
9 1 (0.28%) Skype
9 1 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.89%) MySQL
2 43 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 26 (7.22%) Power BI
4 24 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.83%) Relational Database
6 18 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.06%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.50%) Electronic Patient Records
9 9 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.22%) OLAP
10 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.94%) Tableau
12 5 (1.39%) Big Data
12 5 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 14 (3.89%) JIRA
4 9 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.11%) Maven
6 3 (0.83%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.83%) GitLab
6 3 (0.83%) jMock
6 3 (0.83%) JUnit
6 3 (0.83%) Mockito
6 3 (0.83%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.56%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.56%) Pivotal Tracker
7 2 (0.56%) Selenium
7 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.28%) Hudson
8 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (11.39%) Public Sector
2 22 (6.11%) Finance
3 19 (5.28%) Marketing
4 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.50%) Retail
6 8 (2.22%) Electronics
6 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.94%) Local Government
8 3 (0.83%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Police
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (33.61%) Developer
2 45 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 31 (8.61%) Senior Developer
4 28 (7.78%) Analyst
5 23 (6.39%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 16 (4.44%) Consultant
7 16 (4.44%) Python Engineer
8 14 (3.89%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 14 (3.89%) Umbraco Developer
9 12 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 12 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 11 (3.06%) Lead Developer
10 11 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (2.78%) Data Engineer
11 10 (2.78%) Senior Manager
12 9 (2.50%) Applications Developer
12 9 (2.50%) Data Manager
12 9 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
12 9 (2.50%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.50%) Spring
2 44 (12.22%) .NET
3 39 (10.83%) Web Services
4 31 (8.61%) HTML
5 26 (7.22%) CSS
6 23 (6.39%) .NET Framework
7 17 (4.72%) JSON
7 17 (4.72%) React
7 17 (4.72%) Sass
8 16 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 16 (4.44%) REST
9 15 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (4.17%) SOAP
9 15 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (3.89%) Entity Framework
11 13 (3.61%) .NET Core
11 13 (3.61%) XML
12 9 (2.50%) Middleware
12 9 (2.50%) RESTful
12 9 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (8.06%) User Experience
4 19 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.06%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.67%) Social Media
8 6 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.39%) Life Science
9 5 (1.39%) LIMS
10 4 (1.11%) PACS
10 4 (1.11%) PMI
11 3 (0.83%) Biotechnology
11 3 (0.83%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.83%) PKI
11 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.78%) Windows
2 40 (11.11%) Linux
3 19 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.94%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.67%) Android
8 4 (1.11%) VMS
9 2 (0.56%) Unix
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (13.61%) DevOps
3 48 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (13.06%) Microservices
5 46 (12.78%) Project Management
6 41 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (9.44%) Multithreading
8 31 (8.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 30 (8.33%) Analytics
10 28 (7.78%) Software Engineering
11 26 (7.22%) Machine Learning
11 26 (7.22%) MVC
12 25 (6.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 25 (6.94%) Data Analysis
13 24 (6.67%) Computer Science
13 24 (6.67%) Scrum
14 23 (6.39%) Decision-Making
14 23 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (6.11%) ETL
15 22 (6.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.11%) Java
2 74 (20.56%) SQL
3 71 (19.72%) JavaScript
4 50 (13.89%) Python
5 46 (12.78%) C#
6 17 (4.72%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.33%) R
9 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.94%) Kotlin
10 7 (1.94%) PHP
10 7 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.94%) Scala
11 5 (1.39%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.39%) VBA
12 4 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.11%) C
12 4 (1.11%) Groovy
12 4 (1.11%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (11.11%) Degree
2 35 (9.72%) DBS Check
3 21 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.39%) CISSP
7 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.11%) ISEB
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.83%) PMP
10 2 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.56%) CISA
10 2 (0.56%) IIBA
10 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.11%) QA
2 14 (3.89%) WAI
3 11 (3.06%) GDPR
3 11 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.50%) HL7
5 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.94%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.67%) PMO
6 6 (1.67%) SLA
7 4 (1.11%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.56%) DICOM
8 2 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 25 (6.94%) Docker
2 14 (3.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.22%) Terraform
3 5 (1.39%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.56%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.89%) Sitecore
3 9 (2.50%) Google
3 9 (2.50%) IBM
4 8 (2.22%) Cisco
4 8 (2.22%) SAP
5 6 (1.67%) Oracle
6 5 (1.39%) VMware
7 4 (1.11%) Infoflex
8 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.83%) BeyondTrust
9 2 (0.56%) RedDot
9 2 (0.56%) Splunk
9 2 (0.56%) Talend
9 2 (0.56%) Veeam
9 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix
10 1 (0.28%) CommVault
10 1 (0.28%) TOWER Software