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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 528 511
Rank change year-on-year -3 -17  
Permanent jobs citing NHS 339 475 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 1.11% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 284 397 406
Median salary £44,000 £40,457 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +5.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £61,575 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.66%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32788 42843 41687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.04% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26420 34220 32936
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,530
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NHS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 310 £44,000 +8.03% 87
London -11 99 £43,250 +0.58% 25
Yorkshire +45 38 £44,031 +6.09% 14
West Yorkshire +34 37 £44,031 +4.83% 9
Leeds +43 32 £44,031 +35.48% 7
North West -4 29 £35,000 - 8
West Midlands +31 28 £45,000 +24.93% 6
South East +19 28 £32,000 -20.00% 14
East of England +12 25 £44,750 +4.37% 6
North East +23 23 £45,000 +24.93% 3
South West +29 21 £34,000 -24.44% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +29 19 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Tyne and Wear +23 19 £45,000 -6.25% 3
Birmingham +35 18 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Manchester -19 16 £45,000 +26.76% 1
City of London +51 15 £42,000 -30.00% 12
Hertfordshire -2 14 £37,844 +0.91% 3
Oxfordshire +9 10 £32,000 -41.81%
Watford +1 10 £22,102 -9.78%
Surrey +38 9 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Devon - 9 £33,838 - 1
Exeter - 9 £33,838 - 1
Liverpool +11 8 £30,000 +17.64% 2
Bristol 0 8 £82,434 +59.70% 3
Merseyside -1 8 £30,000 -1.63% 2
East Midlands -10 8 £37,500 +4.11% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Hampshire +28 6 £34,500 -10.96% 1
Cambridge +8 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Leicestershire - 6 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 247 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (26.75%) Microsoft
3 155 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 152 (20.43%) SQL
5 141 (18.95%) SQL Server
6 126 (16.94%) MS Excel
7 121 (16.26%) Degree
8 119 (15.99%) Management Information System
9 109 (14.65%) ITIL
10 108 (14.52%) Project Management
11 99 (13.31%) MS Office
12 98 (13.17%) Finance
13 87 (11.69%) C#
14 86 (11.56%) .NET
15 85 (11.42%) Windows
16 84 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
17 80 (10.75%) Service Management
18 78 (10.48%) JavaScript
19 71 (9.54%) T-SQL
20 67 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
21 63 (8.47%) Business Analysis
21 63 (8.47%) HTML
21 63 (8.47%) Active Directory
22 61 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
23 60 (8.06%) ASP.NET
23 60 (8.06%) Analytics
24 59 (7.93%) Java
24 59 (7.93%) TOGAF
25 58 (7.80%) TDD
26 57 (7.66%) CSS

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 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.15%) CMS
3 13 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.08%) nginx
5 8 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (0.81%) ColdFusion
6 6 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.67%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.54%) IIS
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.40%) WordPress
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.27%) Moodle
10 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (16.94%) MS Excel
2 99 (13.31%) MS Office
3 67 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.61%) MS Project
4 12 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.81%) SystmOne
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.40%) Lorenzo
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.40%) Primavera
5 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.57%) SaaS
2 24 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.34%) Office 365
5 9 (1.21%) IaaS
5 9 (1.21%) PaaS
6 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.91%) Firewall
2 38 (5.11%) WAN
3 32 (4.30%) Internet
4 30 (4.03%) DNS
4 30 (4.03%) VLAN
5 28 (3.76%) DHCP
6 27 (3.63%) Network Security
7 26 (3.49%) SAN
8 24 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 22 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (2.96%) WLAN
10 16 (2.15%) LAN
11 15 (2.02%) VoIP
12 14 (1.88%) VPN
13 11 (1.48%) NAS
14 8 (1.08%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.94%) iSCSI
16 5 (0.67%) Skype
17 4 (0.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.57%) Electronic Patient Records
5 32 (4.30%) Power BI
6 25 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (3.09%) QlikView
8 19 (2.55%) MySQL
8 19 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (2.28%) Big Data
11 16 (2.15%) Relational Database
12 15 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.21%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.21%) PowerPivot
16 8 (1.08%) MongoDB
17 7 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 29 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.15%) Subversion
3 15 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.08%) Gradle
4 8 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.08%) Maven
4 8 (1.08%) Mockito
4 8 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.94%) JIRA
5 7 (0.94%) Moq
6 4 (0.54%) JSUnit
7 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.40%) Gatling
7 3 (0.40%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.40%) JMeter
7 3 (0.40%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.40%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 98 (13.17%) Finance
2 31 (4.17%) Marketing
3 29 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 27 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.42%) Retail
6 12 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.48%) Local Government
8 10 (1.34%) Billing
9 9 (1.21%) Legal
10 8 (1.08%) Publishing
11 7 (0.94%) Automotive
12 5 (0.67%) Banking
12 5 (0.67%) Electronics
13 4 (0.54%) Advertising
14 3 (0.40%) Games
14 3 (0.40%) Law
15 2 (0.27%) Back Office
15 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 186 (25.00%) Developer
2 102 (13.71%) Analyst
3 76 (10.22%) Project Manager
4 52 (6.99%) Implementation Manager
5 51 (6.85%) Consultant
6 50 (6.72%) Architect
7 49 (6.59%) Implementation Project Manager
7 49 (6.59%) Project Implementation Manager
8 42 (5.65%) .NET Developer
9 41 (5.51%) Software Project Manager
10 40 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
11 39 (5.24%) SQL Developer
12 37 (4.97%) Software Implementation Manager
13 36 (4.84%) C# Developer
14 32 (4.30%) IT Manager
14 32 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (4.17%) Senior Developer
16 30 (4.03%) Software Developer
17 27 (3.63%) Business Analyst
18 25 (3.36%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (11.56%) .NET
2 63 (8.47%) HTML
3 60 (8.06%) ASP.NET
4 57 (7.66%) CSS
5 54 (7.26%) XML
6 45 (6.05%) AngularJS
7 44 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (5.24%) jQuery
9 31 (4.17%) Web Services
10 25 (3.36%) HTML5
10 25 (3.36%) WCF
11 23 (3.09%) .NET Framework
12 18 (2.42%) REST
13 17 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 15 (2.02%) Razor View Engine
15 14 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (1.88%) SignalR
15 14 (1.88%) WF
16 12 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 12 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 119 (15.99%) Management Information System
2 47 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 35 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (4.30%) Driving Licence
6 31 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.90%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.75%) BYOD
10 10 (1.34%) User Experience
11 9 (1.21%) PMI
12 8 (1.08%) Social Media
13 7 (0.94%) BBC
13 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.94%) PKI
14 6 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.81%) PACS
15 5 (0.67%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.67%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (11.42%) Windows
2 39 (5.24%) Linux
3 36 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.75%) Unix
5 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.21%) Android
7 8 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.81%) OpenVMS
8 6 (0.81%) Solaris
9 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 109 (14.65%) ITIL
4 108 (14.52%) Project Management
5 84 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 80 (10.75%) Service Management
7 63 (8.47%) Business Analysis
8 60 (8.06%) Analytics
9 59 (7.93%) TOGAF
10 58 (7.80%) TDD
11 53 (7.12%) Data Protection
11 53 (7.12%) MVC
12 49 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 49 (6.59%) Logistics
13 47 (6.32%) ITSM
13 47 (6.32%) Programme Management
14 46 (6.18%) Workflow
15 43 (5.78%) Informatics
15 43 (5.78%) Scrum
16 40 (5.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 152 (20.43%) SQL
2 87 (11.69%) C#
3 78 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 71 (9.54%) T-SQL
5 59 (7.93%) Java
6 47 (6.32%) PHP
7 22 (2.96%) Scala
8 20 (2.69%) Clojure
9 18 (2.42%) C
10 13 (1.75%) VBA
11 12 (1.61%) C++
12 10 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (1.08%) Groovy
15 6 (0.81%) VBScript
16 5 (0.67%) Python
16 5 (0.67%) VB
17 4 (0.54%) Delphi
18 3 (0.40%) Ruby
19 2 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 121 (16.26%) Degree
2 50 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 28 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.42%) ISEB
6 16 (2.15%) CISSP
7 11 (1.48%) CISA
7 11 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.21%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.08%) CCNA
10 8 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.94%) APMP
11 7 (0.94%) CISM
11 7 (0.94%) CLAS
11 7 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.81%) PhD
12 6 (0.81%) PMP
13 4 (0.54%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.78%) QA
2 29 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 25 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 16 (2.15%) ISO 9000
5 16 (2.15%) SLA
6 12 (1.61%) HL7
7 8 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (1.08%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.94%) PMO
9 6 (0.81%) COBIT
10 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.54%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.27%) BS7799
12 2 (0.27%) GDPR
12 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.27%) RMADS
13 1 (0.13%) BS25999
13 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 63 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.61%) Docker
4 8 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.67%) XenServer
6 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (2.02%) SCCM
2 12 (1.61%) AirWatch
3 6 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 4 (0.54%) Puppet
5 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.27%) Ansible
6 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.27%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.13%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) Graphite
7 1 (0.13%) WSUS
7 1 (0.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 199 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.17%) Oracle
3 29 (3.90%) VMware
4 15 (2.02%) Cisco
5 13 (1.75%) Tableau
6 12 (1.61%) Citrix
6 12 (1.61%) SAP
7 8 (1.08%) NetApp
8 6 (0.81%) Cognos
8 6 (0.81%) RedGate
8 6 (0.81%) Remedy
9 5 (0.67%) Adobe
9 5 (0.67%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.54%) Aruba
10 4 (0.54%) Blue Coat
10 4 (0.54%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.54%) Infoblox
10 4 (0.54%) Intel
10 4 (0.54%) Juniper
10 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
Leatherhead, Surrey
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £57,769 - £70,149 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds or London
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,383 - £41,373 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
NHS Digital
Salary: £56,665 - £69,168 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds or London
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,383 - £41,373 (plus London Weighting if London based)
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Servelec Group Plc
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds or London
NHS Digital
Salary: £31,383 - £41,373 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £41,693-£49,699 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £46,625 - £57,640 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sirona Care & Health C.I.C.
Salary: circa £40-50k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £21909.00 - £28462.00 per annum + NHS Pension and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
CCA Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sirona Care & Health C.I.C.
Salary: Band 19 £23,188 rising to £28,308
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
IQ Public Sector
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton
360 Resourcing
Salary: £19,845 per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
NHS Improvement
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31383.00 - £41373.00 per annum + NHS Pension and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle
Guru Careers
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
East & North Hertfordshire Nhs Trust
Salary: From £31,383 to £41,373 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Across Health Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago