Period
to

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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 267 383 583
Rank change year-on-year +116 +200 +7
Permanent jobs citing NHS 2,341 686 381
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 0.76% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.22% 2.00% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 914 486 300
10th Percentile £28,791 £32,500 £27,988
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,000 £32,427
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,045 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.01% +22.22% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £70,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,333 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.94% +16.67% +5.88%

NHS is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,611 34,247 34,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.29% 38.19% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 32,447 23,263 27,269
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +5.56%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +61 1,681 £50,000 -13.04% 229
UK excluding London +166 1,569 £48,333 -7.94% 184
Work from Home +77 827 £50,173 -7.23% 88
London -39 564 £57,500 -4.17% 55
North of England +106 545 £52,500 -8.83% 61
Scotland +140 411 £40,000 +8.68% 6
North West +135 336 £52,500 +5.00% 23
South East +44 281 £45,250 -24.58% 37
Yorkshire +10 194 £50,173 -22.81% 35
Midlands +46 155 £42,500 -22.73% 35
West Midlands +43 110 £39,000 -24.64% 16
South West +9 87 £46,223 +2.72% 20
East of England -53 49 £53,000 +16.48% 19
East Midlands -10 45 £50,173 -8.78% 19
Wales -11 42 £46,588 -3.94% 2
North East -9 14 £53,750 +34.38% 3

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 719 (30.71%) Data Entry
2 559 (23.88%) Agile
3 503 (21.49%) Problem-Solving
4 433 (18.50%) Coaching
5 427 (18.24%) Organisational Skills
6 407 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
7 400 (17.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 383 (16.36%) Social Skills
9 377 (16.10%) GDPR
10 376 (16.06%) People Management
11 322 (13.75%) Microsoft
12 314 (13.41%) JavaScript
13 308 (13.16%) AWS
14 282 (12.05%) React
15 278 (11.88%) Public Sector
16 263 (11.23%) SQL
17 257 (10.98%) Software Engineering
18 245 (10.47%) Full Stack Development
19 243 (10.38%) Git (software)
20 242 (10.34%) Degree
21 219 (9.35%) Finance
22 210 (8.97%) Project Management
23 207 (8.84%) Analytics
24 180 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
25 174 (7.43%) Python
26 171 (7.30%) Azure
27 170 (7.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
28 169 (7.22%) Mentoring
29 164 (7.01%) User Experience
30 161 (6.88%) DBS Check

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 46 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (1.45%) Confluence
4 21 (0.90%) Jupyter
5 16 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.60%) WordPress
7 8 (0.34%) IIS
8 7 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.30%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.17%) CMS
10 3 (0.13%) Apache
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.043%) Appian
11 1 (0.043%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.043%) nginx
11 1 (0.043%) OnBase
11 1 (0.043%) SAS
11 1 (0.043%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.043%) Totara
11 1 (0.043%) Umbraco
Applications
1 91 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.28%) Sketch
4 26 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.30%) Maple
10 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.17%) InDesign
13 2 (0.085%) InVision
14 1 (0.043%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 37 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.13%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.085%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.043%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 308 (13.16%) AWS
2 171 (7.30%) Azure
3 142 (6.07%) SaaS
4 121 (5.17%) GitHub
5 103 (4.40%) Microsoft 365
6 88 (3.76%) Power Platform
7 79 (3.37%) GitHub Actions
8 73 (3.12%) GCP
9 71 (3.03%) Figma
9 71 (3.03%) Serverless
10 70 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 54 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
13 35 (1.50%) IaaS
14 32 (1.37%) Miro
15 24 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
16 23 (0.98%) Firebase
17 22 (0.94%) PaaS
18 21 (0.90%) Route 53
19 20 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.55%) Firewall
2 80 (3.42%) Internet
3 64 (2.73%) VoIP
4 52 (2.22%) WAN
5 37 (1.58%) LAN
6 26 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
6 26 (1.11%) SAN
7 25 (1.07%) DNS
8 24 (1.03%) Wireless
9 23 (0.98%) DHCP
10 19 (0.81%) Network Security
10 19 (0.81%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.56%) Intranet
11 13 (0.56%) PABX
11 13 (0.56%) RS-232
12 12 (0.51%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.51%) VPN
13 10 (0.43%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.43%) MQTT
14 6 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
2 125 (5.34%) MySQL
3 87 (3.72%) Power BI
4 79 (3.37%) SQL Server
5 61 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (2.14%) Tableau
7 45 (1.92%) Big Data
8 40 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
9 37 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 36 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.37%) MongoDB
13 30 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 22 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (0.77%) OLAP
16 16 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.68%) QlikView
17 12 (0.51%) Sisense
18 11 (0.47%) Looker
19 10 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 243 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 123 (5.25%) JIRA
3 71 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.41%) SonarQube
5 30 (1.28%) Cypress.io
5 30 (1.28%) GitLab
6 23 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 19 (0.81%) Storybook
8 16 (0.68%) Selenium
9 15 (0.64%) Mocha
10 13 (0.56%) CircleCI
10 13 (0.56%) webpack
11 12 (0.51%) git-flow
12 11 (0.47%) Maven
13 8 (0.34%) gulp
13 8 (0.34%) NUnit
14 7 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.30%) ReSharper
14 7 (0.30%) StyleCop
14 7 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 427 (18.24%) Organisational Skills
2 383 (16.36%) Social Skills
3 278 (11.88%) Public Sector
4 219 (9.35%) Finance
5 170 (7.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 141 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
7 135 (5.77%) Local Government
8 103 (4.40%) Marketing
9 90 (3.84%) Fire and Rescue
10 77 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 58 (2.48%) Legal
12 57 (2.43%) Retail
13 45 (1.92%) Games
14 44 (1.88%) Telecoms
15 37 (1.58%) Law
16 36 (1.54%) Back Office
17 33 (1.41%) Police
18 28 (1.20%) Publishing
19 20 (0.85%) Tech for Good
20 19 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 468 (19.99%) Administrator
2 462 (19.74%) Data Administrator
3 352 (15.04%) Data Entry Administrator
4 351 (14.99%) Team Leader
5 341 (14.57%) Developer
6 177 (7.56%) Analyst
7 136 (5.81%) Software Engineer
8 117 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 102 (4.36%) Designer
10 78 (3.33%) Senior Developer
11 58 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
12 54 (2.31%) Software Developer
13 53 (2.26%) Senior Software Engineer
14 52 (2.22%) Junior
15 46 (1.96%) Architect
15 46 (1.96%) Support Analyst
16 45 (1.92%) Senior Manager
17 38 (1.62%) Senior Project Manager
18 37 (1.58%) Mobile Developer
19 36 (1.54%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (12.05%) React
2 159 (6.79%) HTML
3 157 (6.71%) CSS
3 157 (6.71%) Node.js
4 122 (5.21%) .NET
5 87 (3.72%) JSON
6 74 (3.16%) Jest
7 72 (3.08%) Vue.js
8 69 (2.95%) React Native
9 64 (2.73%) jQuery
10 58 (2.48%) REST
11 55 (2.35%) GraphQL
12 46 (1.96%) AngularJS
13 43 (1.84%) Web Services
14 38 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
15 35 (1.50%) .NET Core
15 35 (1.50%) CSS3
15 35 (1.50%) Lambda Expressions
15 35 (1.50%) OAuth
15 35 (1.50%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 407 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
2 164 (7.01%) User Experience
3 128 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 91 (3.89%) Virtual Team
5 53 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 35 (1.50%) IoT
7 34 (1.45%) Graphic Design
8 27 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.03%) Augmented Reality
9 24 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 23 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
11 20 (0.85%) Tandem
12 18 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (0.77%) Life Science
13 17 (0.73%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.73%) LIMS
13 17 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.60%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 140 (5.98%) Windows
2 96 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 83 (3.55%) Android
4 80 (3.42%) Linux
5 55 (2.35%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 21 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.26%) CentOS
12 5 (0.21%) Unix
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (30.71%) Data Entry
2 559 (23.88%) Agile
3 503 (21.49%) Problem-Solving
4 433 (18.50%) Coaching
5 400 (17.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 376 (16.06%) People Management
7 257 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 245 (10.47%) Full Stack Development
9 210 (8.97%) Project Management
10 207 (8.84%) Analytics
11 180 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 169 (7.22%) Mentoring
13 152 (6.49%) User Research
14 145 (6.19%) DevOps
15 142 (6.07%) ITIL
16 134 (5.72%) CI/CD
17 133 (5.68%) Computer Science
18 126 (5.38%) Decision-Making
19 118 (5.04%) Service Design
20 117 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 314 (13.41%) JavaScript
2 263 (11.23%) SQL
3 174 (7.43%) Python
4 142 (6.07%) TypeScript
5 137 (5.85%) C#
6 136 (5.81%) Java
7 113 (4.83%) C
8 90 (3.84%) PHP
9 70 (2.99%) Ruby
10 56 (2.39%) ES6
11 45 (1.92%) Go
12 43 (1.84%) C++
13 38 (1.62%) Kotlin
14 35 (1.50%) Apple Swift
14 35 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 32 (1.37%) Objective-C
16 22 (0.94%) R
17 16 (0.68%) Rust
18 13 (0.56%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 242 (10.34%) Degree
2 161 (6.88%) DBS Check
3 153 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 81 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.11%) Master's Degree
7 26 (1.11%) MCSE
8 22 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (0.81%) HND
12 18 (0.77%) CCNA
13 14 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.56%) HNC
14 13 (0.56%) MCP
15 12 (0.51%) MCSA
15 12 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.38%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (16.10%) GDPR
2 125 (5.34%) Accessibility
3 85 (3.63%) HL7
4 73 (3.12%) QA
5 59 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 46 (1.96%) Data Quality
7 33 (1.41%) WCAG
8 26 (1.11%) PMO
9 25 (1.07%) IEC 62304
9 25 (1.07%) ISO 13485
10 23 (0.98%) SLA
11 17 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
12 15 (0.64%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.26%) SNOMED CT
15 4 (0.17%) DICOM
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.085%) COBIT
16 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (5.51%) Docker
2 87 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 12 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.21%) Postfix
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.13%) Firmware
12 2 (0.085%) NFS
12 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.085%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.043%) iptables
13 1 (0.043%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.043%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 100 (4.27%) Kubernetes
2 54 (2.31%) Terraform
3 34 (1.45%) SCCM
4 21 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (0.68%) Ansible
6 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.34%) VxRail
10 7 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (0.30%) Puppet
11 4 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.085%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.085%) Kibana
14 1 (0.043%) Grafana
14 1 (0.043%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.043%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 322 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 115 (4.91%) Apple
3 93 (3.97%) NEC
4 74 (3.16%) Google
5 63 (2.69%) VMware
6 46 (1.96%) Cisco
7 33 (1.41%) Northgate
8 25 (1.07%) Sophos
9 24 (1.03%) Citrix
10 23 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 21 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (0.90%) Siemens
12 20 (0.85%) Adobe
13 19 (0.81%) Civica
14 17 (0.73%) Virgin Media
15 13 (0.56%) Oracle
16 11 (0.47%) Veeam
16 11 (0.47%) Xamarin
17 10 (0.43%) Autodesk
17 10 (0.43%) Facebook