Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

National Health Service (NHS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 532 518
Rank change year-on-year -20 -14 +116
Permanent jobs citing NHS 802 925 1126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.18% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 514 780 684
UK median annual salary £44,000 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.28% +21.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,818 £26,725 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -15.66%

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 75301 78287 91139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 40.97% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 56522 64209 72964
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -18 767 £43,750 -9.82% 49
UK excluding London -13 528 £40,000 -11.11% 30
North of England +27 247 £38,000 +1.33% 8
London -16 180 £55,250 +5.74% 19
Yorkshire +82 149 £43,250 +31.06% 2
North West -41 96 £36,000 -18.18% 5
South East +33 90 £35,000 -33.33% 8
Midlands -18 83 £40,000 -21.57% 5
West Midlands -34 73 £40,000 -21.95%
South West -37 49 £40,000 -21.57% 5
East of England -9 48 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East Midlands +29 10 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Scotland 0 10 £53,750 - 1
Wales +4 5 £29,500 +14.56%
North East +2 4 £40,000 +30.02% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 195 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (22.19%) SQL
3 153 (19.08%) SQL Server
4 148 (18.45%) Customer Requirements
5 146 (18.20%) SAP
6 134 (16.71%) Microsoft
7 126 (15.71%) SAP S/4HANA
8 125 (15.59%) Degree
9 115 (14.34%) C#
10 111 (13.84%) Management Information System
11 104 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 102 (12.72%) .NET
13 96 (11.97%) ITIL
14 95 (11.85%) Migration
15 92 (11.47%) Finance
15 92 (11.47%) Windows
16 91 (11.35%) JavaScript
17 83 (10.35%) ABAP
18 78 (9.73%) Data Migration
19 76 (9.48%) PRINCE2
20 72 (8.98%) Marketing
21 70 (8.73%) Project Management
22 69 (8.60%) Pharmaceutical
23 66 (8.23%) HTML
24 65 (8.10%) Java
25 64 (7.98%) Linux
26 60 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
26 60 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
27 59 (7.36%) CSS
28 55 (6.86%) Service Management

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 24 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.24%) SAS
3 17 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.00%) CMS
8 7 (0.87%) Apache
8 7 (0.87%) IIS
8 7 (0.87%) Jetty
9 5 (0.62%) nginx
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.25%) Drupal
12 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.25%) JBoss
12 2 (0.25%) Moodle
12 2 (0.25%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.25%) WordPress
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 126 (15.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (3.99%) SAP CO
2 32 (3.99%) SAP FI
2 32 (3.99%) SAP FI/CO
3 25 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (2.74%) SAP EWM
5 13 (1.62%) SAP WM
6 7 (0.87%) Cerner Millennium
6 7 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.87%) SystmOne
7 5 (0.62%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.37%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.25%) Magento
10 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.87%) Office 365
4 5 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
4 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.37%) SaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Mavenlink
7 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) npm
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.99%) Firewall
2 18 (2.24%) DNS
3 15 (1.87%) SMS
4 14 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.62%) SAN
6 10 (1.25%) LAN
7 8 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.00%) Internet
8 7 (0.87%) DHCP
8 7 (0.87%) VoIP
8 7 (0.87%) WAN
9 6 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.62%) SSL
10 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.50%) Wireless
12 3 (0.37%) Intranet
12 3 (0.37%) Skype
12 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.25%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (0.25%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (5.24%) MySQL
5 35 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (3.12%) Electronic Patient Records
6 25 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (2.87%) QlikView
8 22 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.49%) DTS
10 17 (2.12%) MongoDB
10 17 (2.12%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.37%) Power BI
14 10 (1.25%) Big Data
14 10 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.25%) SAP HANA
14 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.24%) Visual Studio
3 37 (4.61%) eCATT
3 37 (4.61%) LSMW
4 24 (2.99%) Maven
5 20 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (2.12%) JIRA
7 14 (1.75%) JSUnit
8 8 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.75%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.62%) Subversion
12 4 (0.50%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.50%) Gradle
12 4 (0.50%) Mockito
13 3 (0.37%) Grunt
14 2 (0.25%) gulp
14 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 92 (11.47%) Finance
2 72 (8.98%) Marketing
3 69 (8.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 32 (3.99%) General Ledger
4 32 (3.99%) Retail
5 26 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.62%) Banking
7 18 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.12%) Billing
9 13 (1.62%) Electronics
9 13 (1.62%) Games
9 13 (1.62%) Local Government
10 8 (1.00%) Automotive
11 6 (0.75%) Back Office
12 4 (0.50%) Legal
13 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Front Office
15 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 194 (24.19%) Developer
2 162 (20.20%) Consultant
3 87 (10.85%) Analyst
4 80 (9.98%) SAP Consultant
5 59 (7.36%) Senior Developer
6 46 (5.74%) C# Developer
7 41 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 37 (4.61%) Java Developer
9 34 (4.24%) .NET Developer
10 29 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (3.37%) ABAP Consultant
12 25 (3.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 25 (3.12%) Senior C# Developer
13 23 (2.87%) Information Analyst
13 23 (2.87%) Programmer
13 23 (2.87%) Technical Consultant
14 22 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 22 (2.74%) SAP EWM Consultant
14 22 (2.74%) SQL Developer
15 21 (2.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.72%) .NET
2 66 (8.23%) HTML
3 59 (7.36%) CSS
4 52 (6.48%) AngularJS
5 38 (4.74%) EDI
5 38 (4.74%) SOAP
6 37 (4.61%) IDoc
7 32 (3.99%) ASP.NET
8 30 (3.74%) XML
9 29 (3.62%) Web Services
10 26 (3.24%) Spring
11 25 (3.12%) HTML5
11 25 (3.12%) SAP XI
12 23 (2.87%) SAP CO-PA
13 21 (2.62%) Spring Boot
14 19 (2.37%) jQuery
14 19 (2.37%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (2.24%) REST
16 16 (2.00%) Java SE
16 16 (2.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (13.84%) Management Information System
2 60 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.12%) Social Media
6 16 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.75%) User Experience
8 12 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (1.50%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.50%) HoloLens
9 10 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.25%) Life Science
9 10 (1.25%) LIMS
10 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.00%) HTC Vive
10 8 (1.00%) Oculus Rift
11 7 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.87%) PKI
12 6 (0.75%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.47%) Windows
2 64 (7.98%) Linux
3 17 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.87%) Android
6 7 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.87%) Unix
7 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) HPUX
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (18.45%) Customer Requirements
3 104 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 96 (11.97%) ITIL
5 95 (11.85%) Migration
6 78 (9.73%) Data Migration
7 76 (9.48%) PRINCE2
8 70 (8.73%) Project Management
9 60 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (6.86%) Service Management
11 54 (6.73%) Information Security
12 52 (6.48%) Logistics
13 51 (6.36%) Business Analysis
13 51 (6.36%) Risk Management
14 45 (5.61%) Service Delivery
15 44 (5.49%) CRM
16 43 (5.36%) Mentoring
17 41 (5.11%) SDLC
17 41 (5.11%) Workflow
18 38 (4.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 178 (22.19%) SQL
2 115 (14.34%) C#
3 91 (11.35%) JavaScript
4 83 (10.35%) ABAP
5 65 (8.10%) Java
6 36 (4.49%) Python
7 32 (3.99%) PHP
8 29 (3.62%) T-SQL
9 26 (3.24%) Ruby
10 23 (2.87%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.62%) C
11 13 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.37%) VBA
13 10 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.25%) SAPscript
14 8 (1.00%) Perl
14 8 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.87%) Scala
16 6 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 125 (15.59%) Degree
2 31 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.12%) CISM
3 17 (2.12%) CISSP
4 10 (1.25%) APMP
4 10 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.87%) CCNA
7 7 (0.87%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.75%) CASP
8 6 (0.75%) CCNP
8 6 (0.75%) CEH
8 6 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.75%) Security+ Certification
8 6 (0.75%) SSCP
9 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 18 (2.24%) SLA
5 17 (2.12%) QA
6 11 (1.37%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.87%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.75%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.62%) HL7
10 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.37%) GDPR
11 3 (0.37%) PMO
12 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.12%) FISMA
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (4.11%) Docker
2 32 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.75%) KVM
5 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.37%) vSphere
7 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.75%) HAProxy
1 6 (0.75%) Nessus
2 5 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.37%) Grafana
3 3 (0.37%) Graphite
3 3 (0.37%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.12%) Linux-HA
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) SCCM
5 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (18.20%) SAP
2 134 (16.71%) Microsoft
3 49 (6.11%) Oracle
4 35 (4.36%) SEEBURGER
5 28 (3.49%) VMware
6 25 (3.12%) Cisco
7 12 (1.50%) Cerner
8 10 (1.25%) CA
8 10 (1.25%) Google
8 10 (1.25%) HP
8 10 (1.25%) Splunk
9 9 (1.12%) Tableau
10 7 (0.87%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.87%) McAfee
10 7 (0.87%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.75%) EMC
11 6 (0.75%) Juniper
11 6 (0.75%) NetApp
11 6 (0.75%) Qualys
11 6 (0.75%) Sophos