Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 51 73 65
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Retail 9,325 3,767 3,920
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.67% 4.06% 4.28%
As % of the General category 8.77% 7.41% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4,112 2,424 2,913
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £94,225 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

Retail is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 106,277 50,819 50,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.64% 54.81% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 51,282 35,615 38,868
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Retail.

Salary trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the UK over the 6 months to 26 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 +19 7,991 £57,500 - 989
London +8 4,586 £67,500 - 366
Work from Home +19 4,397 £57,500 +9.52% 348
UK excluding London +25 3,603 £50,000 +5.26% 663
North of England +24 1,206 £49,500 -1.00% 221
South East +39 858 £51,000 +2.00% 141
North West +4 650 £50,000 - 108
Midlands -5 569 £50,000 +11.11% 133
Yorkshire +51 497 £45,000 - 93
West Midlands +10 352 £52,200 +16.00% 68
South West +49 342 £41,000 -8.89% 74
East of England -15 271 £47,500 -13.64% 54
East Midlands -10 215 £50,000 +11.11% 64
Wales +20 184 £55,000 +32.53% 14
Scotland -2 176 £55,000 - 26
North East +22 59 £36,000 -15.29% 20
Channel Islands +3 10 £84,000 +68.00%
Northern Ireland -19 8 £37,000 -12.94% 5

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, IT jobs citing Retail 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 Retail.

1 4,007 (42.97%) Agile
2 2,852 (30.58%) Social Skills
3 2,547 (27.31%) Finance
4 1,889 (20.26%) AWS
5 1,845 (19.79%) E-Commerce
6 1,786 (19.15%) JavaScript
7 1,666 (17.87%) SQL
8 1,614 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
9 1,526 (16.36%) Python
10 1,462 (15.68%) Software Engineering
11 1,442 (15.46%) DevOps
12 1,411 (15.13%) CI/CD
13 1,387 (14.87%) Java
14 1,386 (14.86%) React
14 1,386 (14.86%) Analytics
15 1,369 (14.68%) Azure
16 1,353 (14.51%) Docker
17 1,296 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
18 1,268 (13.60%) Kubernetes
19 1,245 (13.35%) Scrum
20 1,237 (13.27%) Marketing
21 1,190 (12.76%) Mentoring
22 1,088 (11.67%) User Experience
23 1,067 (11.44%) Microsoft
24 1,052 (11.28%) Test Automation
25 1,047 (11.23%) Banking
26 1,044 (11.20%) Degree
27 968 (10.38%) Microservices
28 920 (9.87%) Node.js
29 904 (9.69%) Git (software)

Retail
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
1 236 (2.53%) Confluence
2 209 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 171 (1.83%) CMS
4 152 (1.63%) SAS
5 151 (1.62%) Apache Spark
6 116 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 97 (1.04%) Apache
8 87 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
9 59 (0.63%) Headless CMS
10 46 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 36 (0.39%) IBM Domino
12 32 (0.34%) IIS
13 29 (0.31%) Jupyter
13 29 (0.31%) WordPress
14 26 (0.28%) Apache Solr
15 25 (0.27%) MS Exchange
16 23 (0.25%) nginx
17 19 (0.20%) Apache Pulsar
18 17 (0.18%) WebLogic
19 15 (0.16%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 379 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 239 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 164 (1.76%) Sketch
4 112 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 81 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.72%) InVision
7 58 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
8 44 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 40 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 34 (0.36%) Photoshop
11 32 (0.34%) Adobe XD
12 26 (0.28%) SPSS
13 19 (0.20%) Marvel
14 18 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
15 12 (0.13%) Zeplin
16 10 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
16 10 (0.11%) Stata
17 8 (0.086%) Campfire
17 8 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
18 7 (0.075%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 95 (1.02%) Magento
2 66 (0.71%) Shopify
3 48 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 42 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 41 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
6 33 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 33 (0.35%) SAP Retail
7 31 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 30 (0.32%) NetSuite
9 21 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 21 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
10 20 (0.21%) SAP FI
11 18 (0.19%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
12 15 (0.16%) SAP APO
13 14 (0.15%) SAP MDG
14 12 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
15 11 (0.12%) SAP CO
15 11 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
16 10 (0.11%) SAP BPC
17 9 (0.097%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 1,889 (20.26%) AWS
2 1,369 (14.68%) Azure
3 788 (8.45%) GCP
4 631 (6.77%) SaaS
5 396 (4.25%) Power Platform
6 372 (3.99%) Serverless
7 359 (3.85%) GitHub
8 263 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
9 243 (2.61%) Figma
10 224 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
11 193 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
12 172 (1.84%) dbt
13 169 (1.81%) Google Analytics
14 165 (1.77%) Snowflake
15 158 (1.69%) Slack
16 155 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
17 154 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
18 149 (1.60%) Amazon S3
19 143 (1.53%) PaaS
20 117 (1.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 159 (1.71%) Internet
2 156 (1.67%) Firewall
3 134 (1.44%) HTTP
4 126 (1.35%) DNS
5 93 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 82 (0.88%) Network Security
7 79 (0.85%) WAN
8 76 (0.82%) Skype
9 74 (0.79%) VPN
10 62 (0.66%) DHCP
11 56 (0.60%) Wireless
12 54 (0.58%) LAN
13 50 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (0.50%) SSH
15 45 (0.48%) Broadband
16 36 (0.39%) FTP
17 34 (0.36%) SD-WAN
18 31 (0.33%) VoIP
19 29 (0.31%) 5G
20 27 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
2 532 (5.71%) MySQL
3 505 (5.42%) Big Data
4 485 (5.20%) SQL Server
5 454 (4.87%) NoSQL
6 414 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 363 (3.89%) Power BI
8 339 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
9 321 (3.44%) MongoDB
10 283 (3.03%) Redis
11 235 (2.52%) Tableau
12 228 (2.45%) BigQuery
13 182 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
14 172 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 159 (1.71%) Data Lake
16 126 (1.35%) Amazon Aurora
17 119 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 106 (1.14%) Looker
19 99 (1.06%) Hadoop
20 94 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 904 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 681 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 573 (6.14%) JIRA
4 335 (3.59%) GitLab
5 270 (2.90%) Cypress.io
6 211 (2.26%) Selenium
7 170 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 150 (1.61%) CircleCI
9 127 (1.36%) Maven
10 125 (1.34%) Cucumber
11 124 (1.33%) webpack
12 113 (1.21%) Postman
13 84 (0.90%) Visual Studio
14 82 (0.88%) JMeter
15 80 (0.86%) JUnit
16 68 (0.73%) Apache Ivy
16 68 (0.73%) Protractor
17 62 (0.66%) TeamCity
18 59 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 47 (0.50%) Gradle
General
1 2,852 (30.58%) Social Skills
2 2,547 (27.31%) Finance
3 1,296 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1,237 (13.27%) Marketing
5 1,047 (11.23%) Banking
6 592 (6.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 464 (4.98%) Games
8 434 (4.65%) Public Sector
9 429 (4.60%) Legal
10 386 (4.14%) Organisational Skills
11 344 (3.69%) Presentation Skills
12 307 (3.29%) Manufacturing
13 304 (3.26%) Influencing Skills
14 256 (2.75%) Automotive
15 253 (2.71%) Law
16 191 (2.05%) Telecoms
17 144 (1.54%) Publishing
18 140 (1.50%) Advertising
19 123 (1.32%) Local Government
20 100 (1.07%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,561 (16.74%) Developer
2 1,156 (12.40%) Analyst
3 757 (8.12%) Software Engineer
4 512 (5.49%) Architect
5 447 (4.79%) Senior Developer
6 408 (4.38%) Business Analyst
7 394 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 359 (3.85%) Consultant
9 296 (3.17%) Product Manager
9 296 (3.17%) Senior Manager
10 285 (3.06%) Designer
11 279 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 279 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
12 247 (2.65%) .NET Developer
13 239 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
14 225 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
15 204 (2.19%) Software Developer
16 201 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
17 190 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 185 (1.98%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,386 (14.86%) React
2 920 (9.87%) Node.js
3 799 (8.57%) CSS
4 783 (8.40%) HTML
5 724 (7.76%) .NET
6 565 (6.06%) REST
7 458 (4.91%) Spring
8 457 (4.90%) RESTful
9 389 (4.17%) Kafka
10 388 (4.16%) Spring Boot
11 374 (4.01%) Web Services
12 335 (3.59%) AngularJS
13 332 (3.56%) GraphQL
14 259 (2.78%) HTML5
15 258 (2.77%) Redux
16 229 (2.46%) Jest
17 222 (2.38%) Vue.js
18 213 (2.28%) .NET Core
19 206 (2.21%) ASP.NET
20 201 (2.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1,088 (11.67%) User Experience
2 473 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 383 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 303 (3.25%) Cloud Native
5 301 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 271 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 268 (2.87%) FMCG
8 259 (2.78%) Algorithms
9 179 (1.92%) IoT
10 165 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 163 (1.75%) Blog
12 129 (1.38%) Public Cloud
13 105 (1.13%) Sports Betting
14 103 (1.10%) EPoS
15 98 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 87 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 83 (0.89%) Social Media
18 80 (0.86%) Data Centre
19 76 (0.82%) Driving Licence
20 74 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 551 (5.91%) Linux
2 504 (5.40%) Windows
3 381 (4.09%) Android
4 278 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 130 (1.39%) Unix
6 83 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 78 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 64 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 40 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
12 23 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
15 16 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.16%) VMS
17 13 (0.14%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.12%) AIX
18 11 (0.12%) zOS
19 6 (0.064%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,007 (42.97%) Agile
2 1,845 (19.79%) E-Commerce
3 1,614 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
4 1,462 (15.68%) Software Engineering
5 1,442 (15.46%) DevOps
6 1,411 (15.13%) CI/CD
7 1,386 (14.86%) Analytics
8 1,245 (13.35%) Scrum
9 1,190 (12.76%) Mentoring
10 1,052 (11.28%) Test Automation
11 968 (10.38%) Microservices
12 871 (9.34%) Project Management
13 846 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 810 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
15 765 (8.20%) Full Stack Development
16 754 (8.09%) Coaching
17 735 (7.88%) Data Science
18 614 (6.58%) TDD
19 590 (6.33%) Logistics
20 564 (6.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,786 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 1,666 (17.87%) SQL
3 1,526 (16.36%) Python
4 1,387 (14.87%) Java
5 776 (8.32%) TypeScript
6 743 (7.97%) C#
7 370 (3.97%) PHP
8 320 (3.43%) Kotlin
9 318 (3.41%) Bash
10 311 (3.34%) Go
11 299 (3.21%) Ruby
12 260 (2.79%) PowerShell
13 214 (2.29%) R
14 187 (2.01%) C
15 172 (1.84%) C++
16 156 (1.67%) Groovy
17 147 (1.58%) Scala
18 146 (1.57%) T-SQL
19 144 (1.54%) ES6
20 93 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,044 (11.20%) Degree
2 180 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 173 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 96 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 89 (0.95%) CISSP
6 89 (0.95%) DBS Check
6 89 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 84 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 80 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 67 (0.72%) ISEB
10 55 (0.59%) PhD
10 55 (0.59%) PMP
11 47 (0.50%) CISM
12 41 (0.44%) CISA
13 37 (0.40%) AWS Certification
13 37 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 34 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
15 33 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 747 (8.01%) QA
2 131 (1.40%) GRC
3 129 (1.38%) GDPR
4 123 (1.32%) SLA
5 114 (1.22%) PMO
6 112 (1.20%) Accessibility
7 91 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 67 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 43 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 42 (0.45%) NIST
11 27 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 27 (0.29%) WCAG
12 23 (0.25%) COBIT
13 13 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.13%) PSD2
15 9 (0.097%) ISO 20022
15 9 (0.097%) SEPA
16 8 (0.086%) IFRS
16 8 (0.086%) IFRS 9
17 7 (0.075%) GMP
System Software
1 1,353 (14.51%) Docker
2 249 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 88 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.25%) vSphere
6 17 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.18%) Xen
7 16 (0.17%) KVM
8 14 (0.15%) Firmware
9 13 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.097%) Snort
12 7 (0.075%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.064%) XenApp
14 5 (0.054%) GPFS
14 5 (0.054%) NFS
14 5 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.054%) Postfix
14 5 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,268 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 655 (7.02%) Terraform
3 430 (4.61%) Ansible
4 212 (2.27%) Puppet
5 194 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 150 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
7 106 (1.14%) Grafana
8 92 (0.99%) Prometheus
9 48 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 47 (0.50%) SCCM
11 41 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
12 35 (0.38%) Istio
13 28 (0.30%) Kibana
14 25 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 24 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
16 21 (0.23%) Nagios
17 17 (0.18%) vCenter Server
18 16 (0.17%) SCOM
19 15 (0.16%) Argo
20 11 (0.12%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,067 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 681 (7.30%) Google
3 384 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 301 (3.23%) SAP
5 276 (2.96%) Oracle
6 190 (2.04%) Adobe
7 129 (1.38%) IBM
8 118 (1.27%) VMware
9 92 (0.99%) Facebook
10 91 (0.98%) Databricks
11 87 (0.93%) Apple
12 84 (0.90%) Cisco
13 76 (0.82%) hybris
14 75 (0.80%) Splunk
15 71 (0.76%) ServiceNow
16 67 (0.72%) Spotify
17 63 (0.68%) WorldPay
18 58 (0.62%) New Relic
19 57 (0.61%) Atlassian
20 54 (0.58%) Optimizely