Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 683 548
Rank change year-on-year +141 -135 +32
Permanent jobs citing NHS 840 661 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.80% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 575 538 690
UK median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,533 £26,675 £23,314
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -15.66%

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 75212 82134 89411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.81% 41.66% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 57354 67191 71239
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 August 2017.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 15 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 20 August 2017. 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 +134 797 £44,000 -2.22% 98
UK excluding London +105 512 £40,000 +6.67% 68
North of England +78 243 £41,000 +22.39% 28
London +69 224 £52,500 -3.77% 26
Yorkshire +111 146 £42,500 +24.09% 12
Midlands +32 84 £40,875 +2.19% 9
North West -2 83 £35,000 -1.41% 13
West Midlands +61 77 £40,000 -15.79% 7
South East +40 75 £38,500 -26.67% 22
South West +20 51 £36,742 +14.82% 6
East of England -2 46 £45,000 +32.35% 3
North East +19 16 £45,000 +46.28% 3
Scotland +16 8 £60,000 +42.86%
East Midlands -3 7 £51,250 +42.29% 2
Wales +17 6 £29,500 +0.85%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 217 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (25.71%) SQL
3 163 (19.40%) SQL Server
4 139 (16.55%) Microsoft
5 132 (15.71%) SAP
6 130 (15.48%) Degree
7 129 (15.36%) Finance
8 126 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
9 111 (13.21%) C#
9 111 (13.21%) Windows
10 109 (12.98%) SAP S/4HANA
11 108 (12.86%) .NET
12 106 (12.62%) Management Information System
13 99 (11.79%) ITIL
14 96 (11.43%) PRINCE2
15 93 (11.07%) JavaScript
16 86 (10.24%) Project Management
17 85 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
18 84 (10.00%) Java
19 73 (8.69%) Migration
20 72 (8.57%) Marketing
21 69 (8.21%) AngularJS
21 69 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
22 66 (7.86%) ABAP
22 66 (7.86%) Linux
23 64 (7.62%) HTML
24 63 (7.50%) CSS
25 60 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
25 60 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 59 (7.02%) Git (software)

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 26 (3.10%) SAS
2 17 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.67%) nginx
4 13 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.19%) IIS
6 10 (1.19%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.83%) Apache
7 7 (0.83%) CMS
8 6 (0.71%) Jetty
9 5 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.24%) Moodle
11 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.12%) Drupal
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 109 (12.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (3.81%) SAP CO
2 32 (3.81%) SAP FI
2 32 (3.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 20 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.60%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.60%) SAP EWM
4 5 (0.60%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.60%) SystmOne
5 4 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.36%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.36%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clinical
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.12%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.83%) Office 365
4 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.24%) Mavenlink
5 2 (0.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.40%) Firewall
2 21 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.26%) WAN
4 18 (2.14%) DNS
4 18 (2.14%) VoIP
5 17 (2.02%) SAN
6 16 (1.90%) Internet
6 16 (1.90%) LAN
7 11 (1.31%) VPN
8 10 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.19%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.19%) VLAN
9 9 (1.07%) DHCP
9 9 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.07%) Wireless
10 6 (0.71%) HTTP
10 6 (0.71%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.71%) NAS
11 5 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (5.60%) MySQL
4 38 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (3.93%) Electronic Patient Records
6 32 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.86%) QlikView
9 22 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.14%) DTS
11 18 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.90%) NoSQL
13 11 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.19%) Riak
14 10 (1.19%) SAP HANA
15 9 (1.07%) Big Data
15 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.81%) Maven
4 22 (2.62%) JSUnit
5 21 (2.50%) JIRA
6 20 (2.38%) eCATT
6 20 (2.38%) LSMW
7 16 (1.90%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.79%) Subversion
9 13 (1.55%) Gradle
9 13 (1.55%) Mockito
10 11 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.71%) CruiseControl
14 5 (0.60%) Gatling
14 5 (0.60%) JMeter
14 5 (0.60%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 129 (15.36%) Finance
2 72 (8.57%) Marketing
3 57 (6.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 35 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 35 (4.17%) Retail
5 32 (3.81%) General Ledger
6 19 (2.26%) Billing
7 18 (2.14%) Banking
8 16 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.67%) Local Government
10 13 (1.55%) Electronics
11 6 (0.71%) Games
12 5 (0.60%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) Front Office
14 2 (0.24%) Legal
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 210 (25.00%) Developer
2 140 (16.67%) Consultant
3 126 (15.00%) Analyst
4 63 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
5 55 (6.55%) Java Developer
6 54 (6.43%) Project Manager
7 51 (6.07%) .NET Developer
7 51 (6.07%) C# Developer
8 49 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 37 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 37 (4.40%) SQL Developer
10 36 (4.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 32 (3.81%) Information Analyst
12 30 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (3.33%) IT Manager
14 27 (3.21%) ABAP Consultant
14 27 (3.21%) Business Analyst
15 26 (3.10%) HTML Developer
16 23 (2.74%) HTML CSS Developer
17 22 (2.62%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (12.86%) .NET
2 69 (8.21%) AngularJS
3 64 (7.62%) HTML
4 63 (7.50%) CSS
5 48 (5.71%) XML
6 42 (5.00%) SOAP
7 38 (4.52%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.93%) HTML5
9 32 (3.81%) Spring
10 31 (3.69%) Web Services
11 25 (2.98%) SAP XI
12 24 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (2.74%) SAP CO-PA
14 21 (2.50%) EDI
14 21 (2.50%) jQuery
14 21 (2.50%) REST
15 20 (2.38%) IDoc
16 19 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (2.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.62%) Management Information System
2 60 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 24 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.86%) Social Media
7 19 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.95%) HoloLens
11 7 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.83%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.71%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.71%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.71%) FMCG
12 6 (0.71%) IPTV
12 6 (0.71%) Life Science
12 6 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.21%) Windows
2 66 (7.86%) Linux
3 34 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.43%) Android
4 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.48%) Unix
8 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
3 99 (11.79%) ITIL
4 96 (11.43%) PRINCE2
5 86 (10.24%) Project Management
6 85 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 73 (8.69%) Migration
8 69 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (6.90%) Data Migration
10 52 (6.19%) Service Management
11 51 (6.07%) Analytics
12 50 (5.95%) Risk Management
13 49 (5.83%) Business Analysis
14 48 (5.71%) TDD
15 47 (5.60%) Information Security
16 46 (5.48%) Line Management
17 45 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (5.36%) Informatics
17 45 (5.36%) Logistics
17 45 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 216 (25.71%) SQL
2 111 (13.21%) C#
3 93 (11.07%) JavaScript
4 84 (10.00%) Java
5 66 (7.86%) ABAP
6 38 (4.52%) T-SQL
7 37 (4.40%) PHP
8 36 (4.29%) Python
9 24 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 22 (2.62%) Ruby
11 20 (2.38%) C
12 19 (2.26%) Scala
13 17 (2.02%) VBA
14 15 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.55%) Groovy
16 12 (1.43%) Clojure
16 12 (1.43%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.19%) SAPscript
18 8 (0.95%) C++
18 8 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 130 (15.48%) Degree
2 23 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.50%) ISEB
4 19 (2.26%) CISM
4 19 (2.26%) CISSP
5 18 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.43%) DBS Check
9 11 (1.31%) CCNA
9 11 (1.31%) SSCP
10 10 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.95%) CASP
12 8 (0.95%) CEH
12 8 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.95%) Security+ Certification
13 7 (0.83%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 28 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.62%) SLA
4 19 (2.26%) QA
5 14 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (1.43%) HL7
6 12 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.19%) ISO 9000
8 8 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.83%) PMO
10 4 (0.48%) BS7799
10 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.24%) COBIT
11 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 41 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.40%) Docker
3 20 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.71%) KVM
6 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (0.95%) Nessus
2 6 (0.71%) HAProxy
2 6 (0.71%) Puppet
3 5 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.36%) Ansible
4 3 (0.36%) Grafana
4 3 (0.36%) Graphite
4 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.24%) MobiControl
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.12%) Linux-HA
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 132 (15.71%) SAP
3 50 (5.95%) Oracle
4 35 (4.17%) SEEBURGER
5 31 (3.69%) Cisco
6 26 (3.10%) VMware
7 21 (2.50%) Tableau
8 13 (1.55%) Splunk
9 12 (1.43%) Alteryx
10 11 (1.31%) Google
11 10 (1.19%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.07%) Cerner
12 9 (1.07%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.07%) HP
12 9 (1.07%) McAfee
13 8 (0.95%) LogRhythm
13 8 (0.95%) Qualys
13 8 (0.95%) Sophos
14 7 (0.83%) CA
14 7 (0.83%) Juniper