Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 518 611 524
Rank change year-on-year +93 -87 -2
Permanent jobs citing NHS 779 686 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.97% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 575 533 785
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,350 £27,012 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -11.11% +24.94%

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 63,367 70,924 69,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.89% 40.22% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 48,434 55,571 56,561
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +74 716 £45,000 +2.27% 265
UK excluding London +46 473 £41,500 +3.75% 201
London +106 258 £52,953 -11.75% 84
North of England +45 142 £40,000 +6.67% 70
Midlands +74 135 £45,000 +23.29% 31
South East -13 98 £45,000 - 46
West Midlands +84 91 £50,000 +33.33% 21
North West +19 75 £38,132 +3.78% 32
Yorkshire +23 60 £40,000 -10.05% 33
East of England +44 44 £50,000 +17.65% 11
East Midlands +33 44 £45,000 +23.29% 10
South West +1 31 £36,404 -11.75% 24
Wales +21 15 £23,500 -18.97% 1
Scotland +19 11 £45,000 -12.20% 4
North East +23 7 £42,500 +16.44% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 15

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 286 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (18.36%) Degree
3 139 (17.84%) SQL
4 126 (16.17%) Microsoft
5 122 (15.66%) Java
6 109 (13.99%) JavaScript
7 107 (13.74%) SQL Server
8 104 (13.35%) Windows
9 101 (12.97%) Scrum
10 95 (12.20%) Management Information System
11 91 (11.68%) Software Engineering
12 88 (11.30%) Project Management
13 86 (11.04%) SDLC
14 85 (10.91%) Finance
15 84 (10.78%) Retail
16 83 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
17 82 (10.53%) DevOps
18 81 (10.40%) Docker
19 80 (10.27%) ITIL
20 76 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
21 75 (9.63%) .NET
22 66 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
22 66 (8.47%) Jenkins
22 66 (8.47%) Mentoring
23 63 (8.09%) IT Strategy
24 62 (7.96%) Analytics
24 62 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
25 61 (7.83%) C#
26 59 (7.57%) Linux
26 59 (7.57%) Firewall

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 23 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.05%) IIS
3 12 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.16%) Confluence
6 9 (1.16%) Drupal
7 6 (0.77%) CMS
7 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.77%) Joomla!
8 5 (0.64%) Apache
8 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.39%) CICS
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.26%) DNN
10 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.39%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 83 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.28%) Office 365
5 9 (1.16%) IaaS
5 9 (1.16%) Slack
6 8 (1.03%) SaaS
7 6 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.77%) Trello
8 5 (0.64%) GitHub
9 4 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.51%) npm
10 2 (0.26%) Heroku
11 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) PaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 59 (7.57%) Firewall
2 28 (3.59%) DNS
3 23 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.82%) WAN
5 21 (2.70%) DHCP
6 19 (2.44%) VPN
7 17 (2.18%) LAN
8 16 (2.05%) VoIP
9 10 (1.28%) Internet
9 10 (1.28%) MPLS
9 10 (1.28%) Network Security
9 10 (1.28%) Wireless
10 9 (1.16%) BGP
10 9 (1.16%) Intranet
11 8 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.03%) OSPF
12 7 (0.90%) VLAN
13 6 (0.77%) SAN
13 6 (0.77%) SSL
13 6 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.98%) MySQL
4 26 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.57%) Power BI
7 18 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.05%) Electronic Patient Records
9 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.41%) Redis
12 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.16%) Big Data
14 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 7
15 7 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.72%) JIRA
3 23 (2.95%) Travis CI
4 17 (2.18%) Cucumber
5 16 (2.05%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.93%) Selenium
7 11 (1.41%) Jasmine
7 11 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.41%) webpack
8 10 (1.28%) Protractor
9 9 (1.16%) gulp
9 9 (1.16%) Mockito
10 7 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.90%) Hudson
10 7 (0.90%) JMeter
10 7 (0.90%) Maven
10 7 (0.90%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.77%) Grunt
11 6 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 85 (10.91%) Finance
2 84 (10.78%) Retail
3 37 (4.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 32 (4.11%) Marketing
5 23 (2.95%) Local Government
6 15 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.41%) Legal
8 9 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.03%) Electronics
10 7 (0.90%) Law
11 6 (0.77%) Back Office
11 6 (0.77%) Games
12 4 (0.51%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 167 (21.44%) Developer
2 91 (11.68%) Analyst
3 56 (7.19%) Architect
4 46 (5.91%) Consultant
5 39 (5.01%) Delivery Manager
6 28 (3.59%) Project Manager
7 25 (3.21%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 25 (3.21%) Software Developer
8 22 (2.82%) Business Analyst
8 22 (2.82%) Senior Developer
9 21 (2.70%) Administrator
10 20 (2.57%) DBA
10 20 (2.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 20 (2.57%) IT Support
11 19 (2.44%) IT Engineer
12 18 (2.31%) .NET Developer
12 18 (2.31%) Trainer
13 17 (2.18%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.18%) Security Consultant
14 16 (2.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.63%) .NET
2 56 (7.19%) Web Services
3 54 (6.93%) AngularJS
4 47 (6.03%) CSS
5 44 (5.65%) HTML
6 35 (4.49%) Node.js
7 33 (4.24%) React
8 32 (4.11%) HTML5
9 27 (3.47%) RESTful
10 24 (3.08%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.82%) Spring
12 21 (2.70%) CSS3
13 19 (2.44%) REST
13 19 (2.44%) XML
14 18 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (1.93%) Entity Framework
15 15 (1.93%) Kafka
16 14 (1.80%) Dropwizard
16 14 (1.80%) jQuery
17 13 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 54 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.95%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.05%) PKI
6 16 (2.05%) User Experience
7 13 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.67%) Replication
8 6 (0.77%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (0.77%) PMI
9 5 (0.64%) DataPower
9 5 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.64%) LIMS
9 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.51%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (13.35%) Windows
2 59 (7.57%) Linux
3 43 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (1.93%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.54%) Debian
7 12 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.90%) Android
11 5 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.51%) AIX
12 4 (0.51%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.51%) Solaris
12 4 (0.51%) Unix
13 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (12.97%) Scrum
3 91 (11.68%) Software Engineering
4 88 (11.30%) Project Management
5 86 (11.04%) SDLC
6 82 (10.53%) DevOps
7 80 (10.27%) ITIL
8 76 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (8.47%) Mentoring
10 63 (8.09%) IT Strategy
11 62 (7.96%) Analytics
11 62 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (6.80%) Decision-Making
12 53 (6.80%) Service Delivery
13 52 (6.68%) Microservices
14 50 (6.42%) Business Analysis
14 50 (6.42%) TDD
15 48 (6.16%) PRINCE2
15 48 (6.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (17.84%) SQL
2 122 (15.66%) Java
3 109 (13.99%) JavaScript
4 61 (7.83%) C#
5 53 (6.80%) Python
6 25 (3.21%) PHP
7 24 (3.08%) Ruby
8 21 (2.70%) Go
8 21 (2.70%) Scala
9 19 (2.44%) C++
10 14 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.54%) ES6
13 8 (1.03%) C
13 8 (1.03%) R
14 6 (0.77%) VB
14 6 (0.77%) VBA
15 5 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 143 (18.36%) Degree
2 43 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.82%) CISSP
4 17 (2.18%) CISM
5 16 (2.05%) DBS Check
6 14 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.80%) CREST Certified
6 14 (1.80%) Master's Degree
6 14 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (1.67%) ISEB
7 13 (1.67%) MCSE
7 13 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.54%) CCNP
8 12 (1.54%) MCSA
9 10 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.16%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.03%) CCNA
11 8 (1.03%) MCDBA
11 8 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.01%) GDPR
2 37 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (4.24%) QA
4 30 (3.85%) PMO
5 22 (2.82%) HL7
6 20 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 20 (2.57%) SLA
7 14 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (1.54%) ISO 22301
8 12 (1.54%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.90%) COBIT
10 6 (0.77%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.26%) DICOM
13 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.26%) RMADS
13 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (10.40%) Docker
2 54 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) Ceph
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 35 (4.49%) Ansible
3 20 (2.57%) Puppet
4 19 (2.44%) Nagios
5 10 (1.28%) Grafana
5 10 (1.28%) Terraform
6 9 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.90%) Consul
7 7 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.90%) Graphite
7 7 (0.90%) Opsview
7 7 (0.90%) Packer
7 7 (0.90%) Salt
7 7 (0.90%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.77%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.51%) Nessus
11 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 126 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.75%) VMware
3 30 (3.85%) Cisco
4 24 (3.08%) Oracle
5 22 (2.82%) HP
6 21 (2.70%) Tableau
7 12 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.41%) Google
9 9 (1.16%) SAP
10 8 (1.03%) IBM
11 7 (0.90%) Juniper
11 7 (0.90%) SonicWALL
12 6 (0.77%) Apple
12 6 (0.77%) Blue Prism
12 6 (0.77%) Citrix
12 6 (0.77%) F5
12 6 (0.77%) MEDITECH
12 6 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.77%) UiPath
13 5 (0.64%) CheckPoint