Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 564 699
Rank change year-on-year +85 +135 -137
Permanent jobs citing NHS 974 846 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.48% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.08% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 722 571 537
UK median annual salary £42,750 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.84% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,533 £26,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +75 933 £42,750 -2.84% 194
UK excluding London +41 628 £42,500 +6.25% 146
London +101 318 £55,000 +4.76% 62
North of England -39 158 £40,000 -2.44% 44
South East +60 135 £47,500 +23.38% 32
East of England +106 130 £42,500 -5.56% 18
Midlands +23 100 £38,500 -5.81% 29
Yorkshire -17 94 £40,000 -5.88% 21
South West +35 81 £35,345 -3.80% 9
East Midlands +55 62 £37,000 -27.80% 12
North West -23 41 £35,871 +2.49% 17
West Midlands -15 33 £45,000 +12.50% 16
North East -8 23 £29,000 -35.56% 6
Scotland +1 19 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £23,000 - 9
Wales +4 2 £43,140 +46.24% 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 220 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 214 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (20.53%) SQL
4 158 (16.22%) Windows
5 156 (16.02%) Retail
6 142 (14.58%) SQL Server
7 138 (14.17%) Finance
8 131 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
9 125 (12.83%) Project Management
10 122 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 121 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
11 121 (12.42%) Degree
12 112 (11.50%) ITIL
12 112 (11.50%) JavaScript
13 110 (11.29%) C#
14 105 (10.78%) .NET
15 104 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
16 97 (9.96%) Analytics
17 96 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (9.55%) VMware
19 91 (9.34%) Java
20 84 (8.62%) Firewall
21 83 (8.52%) Cisco
22 76 (7.80%) HTML
22 76 (7.80%) PMO
23 75 (7.70%) Python
24 74 (7.60%) Active Directory
25 73 (7.49%) Management Information System
26 71 (7.29%) CSS
26 71 (7.29%) Amazon AWS

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 48 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.85%) IIS
3 16 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.54%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.13%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.62%) SAS
9 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.51%) CMS
9 5 (0.51%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.31%) Drupal
11 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.31%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.21%) Apache
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.62%) SPSS
6 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.72%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.21%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 122 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (4.52%) Office 365
4 39 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (3.59%) SaaS
6 22 (2.26%) PaaS
7 14 (1.44%) IaaS
8 13 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.92%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.92%) Heroku
10 6 (0.62%) Firebase
11 5 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.31%) Datadog
12 3 (0.31%) GitHub
12 3 (0.31%) Google Play
12 3 (0.31%) iTunes
13 2 (0.21%) G Suite
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 84 (8.62%) Firewall
2 63 (6.47%) LAN
3 55 (5.65%) WAN
4 41 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 31 (3.18%) Network Security
6 30 (3.08%) MPLS
6 30 (3.08%) VPN
7 28 (2.87%) OSPF
8 25 (2.57%) DHCP
8 25 (2.57%) DNS
9 18 (1.85%) VoIP
10 17 (1.75%) Internet
11 14 (1.44%) SAN
12 12 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (1.23%) Wireless
13 11 (1.13%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.03%) WLAN
15 9 (0.92%) Skype
15 9 (0.92%) SSL
16 7 (0.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 121 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (4.11%) Electronic Patient Records
6 38 (3.90%) NoSQL
7 35 (3.59%) Big Data
8 31 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.75%) MySQL
12 15 (1.54%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.54%) Power BI
13 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.13%) QlikView
15 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.82%) Redis
17 7 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (4.93%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 29 (2.98%) JIRA
4 26 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (2.46%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.13%) Travis CI
7 10 (1.03%) NUnit
7 10 (1.03%) Selenium
7 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.62%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.62%) git-flow
10 6 (0.62%) gulp
10 6 (0.62%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.62%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.62%) Xcode
11 5 (0.51%) webpack
11 5 (0.51%) Yeoman
General
1 156 (16.02%) Retail
2 138 (14.17%) Finance
3 35 (3.59%) Marketing
4 23 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (1.64%) Legal
6 15 (1.54%) Games
7 13 (1.33%) Automotive
7 13 (1.33%) Local Government
8 11 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.92%) Back Office
9 9 (0.92%) Law
10 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.62%) Georgian Language
12 5 (0.51%) Advertising
12 5 (0.51%) Publishing
13 4 (0.41%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 222 (22.79%) Developer
2 120 (12.32%) Analyst
3 48 (4.93%) Architect
4 46 (4.72%) Software Developer
5 45 (4.62%) .NET Developer
6 42 (4.31%) Consultant
7 41 (4.21%) Network Engineer
7 41 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 40 (4.11%) C# Developer
8 40 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 38 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (3.70%) SQL Developer
11 32 (3.29%) Support Engineer
12 30 (3.08%) Account Manager
13 28 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 28 (2.87%) Technical Manager
14 27 (2.77%) Java Developer
15 26 (2.67%) Applications Support
15 26 (2.67%) IT Support
16 25 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (10.78%) .NET
2 76 (7.80%) HTML
3 71 (7.29%) CSS
4 55 (5.65%) Web Services
5 42 (4.31%) AngularJS
6 41 (4.21%) ASP.NET
7 36 (3.70%) jQuery
7 36 (3.70%) XML
8 28 (2.87%) RESTful
9 24 (2.46%) EDI
10 22 (2.26%) REST
10 22 (2.26%) SOAP
11 21 (2.16%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.75%) Node.js
13 16 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (1.54%) .NET Core
14 15 (1.54%) React
15 14 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.44%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 62 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (6.26%) Data Centre
5 58 (5.95%) User Experience
6 34 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 21 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.05%) Driving Licence
9 20 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.44%) LIMS
12 12 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.23%) PACS
13 9 (0.92%) BBC
14 8 (0.82%) Cyberattack
14 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.72%) EMC VNX
16 6 (0.62%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 158 (16.22%) Windows
2 70 (7.19%) Windows Server
3 40 (4.11%) Linux
4 32 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.57%) Android
7 19 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.33%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.31%) Debian
13 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.21%) Unix
15 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
3 125 (12.83%) Project Management
4 112 (11.50%) ITIL
5 97 (9.96%) Analytics
6 96 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (6.57%) PRINCE2
8 54 (5.54%) MVC
9 53 (5.44%) Information Security
10 50 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 49 (5.03%) Change Management
12 48 (4.93%) CRM
13 45 (4.62%) Data Management
14 44 (4.52%) Software Engineering
15 43 (4.41%) Coaching
16 42 (4.31%) Data Science
17 40 (4.11%) Service Management
18 37 (3.80%) Mentoring
19 36 (3.70%) Machine Learning
19 36 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (20.53%) SQL
2 112 (11.50%) JavaScript
3 110 (11.29%) C#
4 91 (9.34%) Java
5 75 (7.70%) Python
6 39 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 31 (3.18%) Ruby
8 25 (2.57%) C++
9 20 (2.05%) R
10 17 (1.75%) PHP
11 16 (1.64%) C
12 13 (1.33%) Scala
13 12 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.13%) Perl
14 11 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
15 8 (0.82%) VBA
16 6 (0.62%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.62%) Java 8
16 6 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 121 (12.42%) Degree
2 60 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (5.03%) CCNP
5 43 (4.41%) CCNA
6 42 (4.31%) MCSE
7 28 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 22 (2.26%) PhD
9 20 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (2.05%) MCSA
9 20 (2.05%) Security Cleared
10 14 (1.44%) CISSP
11 13 (1.33%) SC Cleared
12 12 (1.23%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.03%) ISEB
14 9 (0.92%) JNCIP
15 8 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.82%) MCITP
16 7 (0.72%) CCIE
16 7 (0.72%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.80%) PMO
2 35 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 34 (3.49%) SLA
4 31 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (2.57%) QA
6 23 (2.36%) GDPR
7 19 (1.95%) COBIT
8 12 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (1.03%) HL7
10 7 (0.72%) GPG13
10 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.51%) COSO
11 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) DICOM
12 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 74 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 67 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.16%) Docker
5 17 (1.75%) XenApp
6 13 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.82%) XenServer
9 7 (0.72%) vSphere
10 5 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.10%) HDFS
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 13 (1.33%) SCCM
3 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.72%) EnCase
4 7 (0.72%) Kibana
4 7 (0.72%) Nessus
4 7 (0.72%) NetApp OnCommand
5 6 (0.62%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.51%) Puppet
6 5 (0.51%) SCOM
6 5 (0.51%) SCSM
6 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 5 (0.51%) WSUS
7 4 (0.41%) Ansible
8 3 (0.31%) FTK
8 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.31%) Nagios
8 3 (0.31%) Packer
8 3 (0.31%) Terraform
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 220 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.55%) VMware
3 83 (8.52%) Cisco
4 42 (4.31%) HP
5 37 (3.80%) CheckPoint
6 34 (3.49%) Citrix
7 27 (2.77%) Extreme Networks
8 23 (2.36%) Apple
8 23 (2.36%) Oracle
9 19 (1.95%) Google
10 17 (1.75%) Tableau
11 14 (1.44%) Juniper
11 14 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.23%) NetApp
13 11 (1.13%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.03%) Cellebrite
14 10 (1.03%) Fortinet
14 10 (1.03%) Nuix
15 9 (0.92%) F5
15 9 (0.92%) Sophos