Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 581 496
Rank change year-on-year +74 -85 +66
Permanent jobs citing NHS 278 623 999
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 1.12% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 316 554 795
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,879 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.84% +4.37% -2.27%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,477 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,125 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,671 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.79% -4.30% +6.25%

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 24,800 55,426 66,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.22% 38.93% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19,221 41,518 50,951
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for NHS in the UK

NHS
Top 17 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 12 August 2020. 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 +76 260 £47,606 +5.79% 93
UK excluding London +68 183 £47,500 +16.79% 81
London +101 77 £47,500 -9.52% 15
Work from Home +82 67 £60,000 +36.36% 20
North of England +55 65 £47,000 +17.50% 31
South East +149 44 £60,000 +11.11% 18
North West +104 39 £40,671 +1.68% 16
Midlands +40 26 £35,000 -17.65% 15
East of England +104 24 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire +67 22 £50,000 +25.00% 10
South West +114 16 £47,713 +6.31% 5
West Midlands +69 13 £36,064 -19.86% 9
East Midlands +34 13 £35,000 -10.41% 5
North East +12 4 £51,125 +46.07% 5
Scotland +90 3 £44,606 +27.45%
Northern Ireland +28 3 £60,000 -
Wales +36 2 £35,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 63 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (16.91%) Windows
3 47 (16.91%) Public Sector
4 44 (15.83%) JavaScript
5 43 (15.47%) Azure
6 38 (13.67%) Active Directory
7 37 (13.31%) Java
8 36 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (12.95%) Local Government
9 35 (12.59%) SQL
10 33 (11.87%) Office 365
11 32 (11.51%) Degree
12 31 (11.15%) Linux
12 31 (11.15%) CSS
13 30 (10.79%) AWS
14 29 (10.43%) MySQL
14 29 (10.43%) Python
14 29 (10.43%) Finance
14 29 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (10.07%) DevOps
15 28 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (10.07%) Project Management
16 27 (9.71%) C#
17 26 (9.35%) HTML
18 25 (8.99%) Software Engineering
19 24 (8.63%) .NET
19 24 (8.63%) ITIL
20 23 (8.27%) PHP
20 23 (8.27%) Project Delivery

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 9 (3.24%) Confluence
2 7 (2.52%) IIS
2 7 (2.52%) NServiceBus
2 7 (2.52%) WordPress
3 6 (2.16%) Moodle
3 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.44%) CMS
4 4 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Appian
6 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Totara
Applications
1 14 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.16%) MadCap Flare
4 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.72%) Lorenzo
2 2 (0.72%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.36%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.47%) Azure
2 33 (11.87%) Office 365
3 30 (10.79%) AWS
4 13 (4.68%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.16%) Logic Apps
6 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.08%) SaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Serverless
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.72%) IaaS
8 2 (0.72%) npm
8 2 (0.72%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) GCP
9 1 (0.36%) Trello
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.12%) Firewall
2 12 (4.32%) DNS
3 7 (2.52%) VoIP
3 7 (2.52%) WAN
4 5 (1.80%) LAN
4 5 (1.80%) Wireless
5 4 (1.44%) Internet
5 4 (1.44%) Skype
5 4 (1.44%) VPN
5 4 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.08%) Broadband
6 3 (1.08%) DHCP
6 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.72%) 2G
7 2 (0.72%) 3G
7 2 (0.72%) 4G
7 2 (0.72%) LTE
7 2 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.72%) SAN
7 2 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.43%) MySQL
2 16 (5.76%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.68%) Power BI
4 11 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.60%) QlikView
6 9 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.52%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.44%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.36%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (5.04%) JIRA
2 10 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.52%) Selenium
4 5 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.80%) Robot Framework
4 5 (1.80%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.08%) Subversion
6 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.72%) Gatling
7 2 (0.72%) gulp
7 2 (0.72%) Hudson
7 2 (0.72%) JMeter
7 2 (0.72%) Postman
7 2 (0.72%) Protractor
7 2 (0.72%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 47 (16.91%) Public Sector
2 36 (12.95%) Local Government
3 29 (10.43%) Finance
4 14 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.68%) Retail
6 12 (4.32%) Marketing
7 11 (3.96%) Legal
8 8 (2.88%) Games
9 4 (1.44%) Electronics
9 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.44%) Police
10 3 (1.08%) Advertising
10 3 (1.08%) Military
10 3 (1.08%) Publishing
11 2 (0.72%) Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (26.62%) Developer
2 28 (10.07%) Analyst
3 19 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (6.12%) Senior Developer
5 11 (3.96%) Consultant
5 11 (3.96%) Java Developer
5 11 (3.96%) Software Developer
6 10 (3.60%) Project Manager
6 10 (3.60%) Python Developer
6 10 (3.60%) Support Engineer
7 9 (3.24%) IT Manager
7 9 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (2.88%) .NET Developer
8 8 (2.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (2.88%) Architect
8 8 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (2.88%) PHP Developer
8 8 (2.88%) Service Analyst
8 8 (2.88%) Support Consultant
9 7 (2.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.15%) CSS
2 26 (9.35%) HTML
3 24 (8.63%) .NET
4 15 (5.40%) Web Services
5 14 (5.04%) .NET Core
6 12 (4.32%) React
6 12 (4.32%) Spring
7 10 (3.60%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.60%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (3.24%) Django
9 8 (2.88%) jQuery
9 8 (2.88%) Node.js
9 8 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.52%) JSON
10 7 (2.52%) Vue.js
11 6 (2.16%) HTML5
12 5 (1.80%) CSS3
12 5 (1.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.88%) User Experience
6 7 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.16%) Blog
7 6 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.16%) PKI
8 5 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.80%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.80%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.80%) LIMS
9 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.08%) BBC
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.91%) Windows
2 31 (11.15%) Linux
3 20 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.40%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.52%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.16%) VMS
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.08%) Android
9 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) Debian
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.36%) Unix
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (10.07%) DevOps
3 28 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (10.07%) Project Management
4 25 (8.99%) Software Engineering
5 24 (8.63%) ITIL
6 23 (8.27%) Project Delivery
7 21 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (6.83%) OO
8 19 (6.83%) TDD
9 18 (6.47%) Multithreading
10 16 (5.76%) Machine Learning
10 16 (5.76%) Microservices
11 15 (5.40%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (5.40%) Test Automation
12 14 (5.04%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (5.04%) Computer Science
12 14 (5.04%) Data Protection
12 14 (5.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.83%) JavaScript
2 37 (13.31%) Java
3 35 (12.59%) SQL
4 29 (10.43%) Python
5 27 (9.71%) C#
6 23 (8.27%) PHP
7 9 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.52%) ES6
9 6 (2.16%) Go
10 4 (1.44%) Ruby
10 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) Elixir
12 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.36%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.36%) R
12 1 (0.36%) Scala
12 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (11.51%) Degree
2 15 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.52%) CCNA
7 7 (2.52%) CCNP
8 6 (2.16%) CISSP
8 6 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.80%) CISM
9 5 (1.80%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.80%) MCSE
10 4 (1.44%) MCSA
11 3 (1.08%) CISA
11 3 (1.08%) MCP
12 2 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.72%) CEH
12 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.60%) GDPR
2 10 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.60%) SLA
3 5 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.80%) HL7
4 4 (1.44%) PMO
5 3 (1.08%) QA
6 2 (0.72%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.72%) NCSC
6 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.36%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.36%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 38 (13.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.47%) Docker
3 15 (5.40%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) NDS
7 1 (0.36%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (5.04%) SCCM
3 10 (3.60%) Terraform
4 9 (3.24%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.44%) Puppet
6 3 (1.08%) Grafana
6 3 (1.08%) Packer
6 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.72%) Ansible
7 2 (0.72%) Consul
7 2 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.72%) Graphite
7 2 (0.72%) Nagios
7 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.72%) Opsview
7 2 (0.72%) Salt
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.12%) VMware
3 11 (3.96%) Oracle
4 7 (2.52%) Citrix
4 7 (2.52%) Google
4 7 (2.52%) HP
4 7 (2.52%) Tableau
5 6 (2.16%) BeyondTrust
5 6 (2.16%) Cisco
6 5 (1.80%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.44%) SAP
8 3 (1.08%) BT
8 3 (1.08%) Mitel
9 2 (0.72%) Aruba
9 2 (0.72%) Mellanox
9 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.72%) Workday
9 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.36%) Splunk
10 1 (0.36%) Twitter