Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 113 51
Rank change year-on-year +70 -62 -6
Permanent jobs citing Retail 8,101 1,593 6,608
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.28% 2.86% 4.92%
As % of the General category 10.57% 5.66% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,740 1,252 4,851
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,742
Median % change year-on-year - +6.99% +7.48%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 76,617 28,168 73,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.39% 50.59% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 47,562 22,901 56,933
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,012 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 17 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 2 December 2021. 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 +65 7,144 £57,500 - 1,301
UK excluding London +94 4,722 £50,000 +11.11% 926
London +38 2,805 £67,500 +3.85% 440
Work from Home +60 1,575 £60,000 +14.29% 252
North of England +72 1,383 £45,000 -5.26% 308
South East +101 1,040 £50,000 -4.76% 170
North West +45 796 £45,000 -10.00% 162
Midlands +52 789 £50,000 +11.11% 171
East of England +75 540 £50,000 +42.86% 100
South West +74 513 £50,000 +14.29% 96
Yorkshire +89 502 £47,000 +4.44% 103
West Midlands +48 447 £50,000 +11.11% 108
East Midlands +35 333 £52,500 +5.00% 63
Scotland +67 275 £52,500 +12.90% 55
Wales +46 164 £42,500 +17.24% 20
North East +41 85 £50,250 +14.86% 43
Northern Ireland +8 69 £45,000 -2.17% 6

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 2,746 (33.90%) Social Skills
2 2,085 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,722 (21.26%) Finance
4 1,337 (16.50%) Service Delivery
5 1,333 (16.45%) E-Commerce
6 1,296 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 1,259 (15.54%) Facilities Management
8 1,138 (14.05%) AWS
9 1,120 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
10 1,070 (13.21%) SQL
11 1,035 (12.78%) JavaScript
12 995 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
13 921 (11.37%) Azure
14 908 (11.21%) Marketing
15 898 (11.09%) Analytics
16 865 (10.68%) Line Management
17 763 (9.42%) DevOps
18 723 (8.92%) Python
19 695 (8.58%) Degree
20 681 (8.41%) React
21 673 (8.31%) Software Engineering
22 668 (8.25%) Java
23 653 (8.06%) Docker
24 639 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
25 616 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
26 610 (7.53%) Scrum
27 600 (7.41%) Project Management
28 588 (7.26%) Microservices
29 585 (7.22%) Information Security
30 575 (7.10%) HTML

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
1 181 (2.23%) CMS
2 142 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 134 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 126 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 114 (1.41%) Confluence
6 40 (0.49%) SAS
7 38 (0.47%) Apache
8 37 (0.46%) WordPress
9 33 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 31 (0.38%) IBM Domino
11 28 (0.35%) IIS
12 27 (0.33%) Jupyter
13 17 (0.21%) nginx
13 17 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
15 13 (0.16%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.14%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.11%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.086%) CICS
19 6 (0.074%) Drupal
Applications
1 639 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 522 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
3 353 (4.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 53 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.40%) Figma
8 31 (0.38%) InDesign
9 27 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 24 (0.30%) Sketch
11 18 (0.22%) InVision
12 15 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 15 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 14 (0.17%) Revit
14 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
15 11 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 7 (0.086%) Adobe XD
17 5 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
18 4 (0.049%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 94 (1.16%) Magento
2 93 (1.15%) Shopify
3 82 (1.01%) Maximo
4 59 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
5 47 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
6 39 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 37 (0.46%) NetSuite
8 33 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
9 26 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.25%) SAP Retail
11 17 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.20%) SAP SD
13 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.17%) SAP HR
14 12 (0.15%) SAP EHS
14 12 (0.15%) SAP MM
15 11 (0.14%) MetaTrader
15 11 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
16 9 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 9 (0.11%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 1,138 (14.05%) AWS
2 921 (11.37%) Azure
3 503 (6.21%) GCP
4 333 (4.11%) Serverless
5 298 (3.68%) SaaS
6 285 (3.52%) Power Platform
7 257 (3.17%) Microsoft 365
8 152 (1.88%) GitHub
9 102 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
10 89 (1.10%) Google Analytics
11 85 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
12 81 (1.00%) Amazon S3
13 79 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 78 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 77 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
16 75 (0.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 74 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
17 74 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
17 74 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
18 63 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (1.57%) DNS
2 122 (1.51%) Firewall
3 81 (1.00%) Internet
4 70 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 69 (0.85%) HTTP
6 65 (0.80%) DHCP
7 63 (0.78%) 5G
8 55 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 52 (0.64%) WAN
10 51 (0.63%) Intranet
11 50 (0.62%) Broadband
12 48 (0.59%) VPN
13 44 (0.54%) LAN
14 39 (0.48%) IPv6
15 37 (0.46%) Skype
15 37 (0.46%) SMS
15 37 (0.46%) SSH
16 35 (0.43%) Network Security
17 34 (0.42%) AMQP
18 32 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 332 (4.10%) MySQL
3 276 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 266 (3.28%) Power BI
5 233 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 215 (2.65%) Tableau
7 195 (2.41%) Big Data
8 193 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 151 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
10 141 (1.74%) MongoDB
11 130 (1.60%) Redis
12 117 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 107 (1.32%) BigQuery
14 103 (1.27%) Hadoop
15 80 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 77 (0.95%) Looker
17 71 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 68 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
19 58 (0.72%) Data Lake
20 51 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 508 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 420 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 347 (4.28%) JIRA
4 168 (2.07%) Selenium
5 130 (1.60%) GitLab
6 78 (0.96%) webpack
7 73 (0.90%) Maven
8 68 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 62 (0.77%) CircleCI
9 62 (0.77%) Postman
10 60 (0.74%) Cypress.io
11 54 (0.67%) Gradle
12 45 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 42 (0.52%) JUnit
13 42 (0.52%) Visual Studio
14 38 (0.47%) Bitbucket
15 37 (0.46%) JMeter
16 36 (0.44%) PHPUnit
17 32 (0.40%) SonarQube
18 29 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 2,746 (33.90%) Social Skills
2 1,722 (21.26%) Finance
3 1,120 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
4 908 (11.21%) Marketing
5 453 (5.59%) Organisational Skills
6 407 (5.02%) Banking
7 314 (3.88%) Manufacturing
8 237 (2.93%) Automotive
9 235 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
10 218 (2.69%) Legal
11 205 (2.53%) Telecoms
12 187 (2.31%) Public Sector
13 180 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 172 (2.12%) Influencing Skills
15 165 (2.04%) Advertising
16 131 (1.62%) Games
17 128 (1.58%) Law
18 103 (1.27%) Retail Finance
19 78 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
20 66 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,109 (13.69%) Developer
2 753 (9.30%) Analyst
3 458 (5.65%) Architect
4 436 (5.38%) Consultant
5 356 (4.39%) Project Manager
6 275 (3.39%) Software Engineer
7 269 (3.32%) Senior Developer
8 264 (3.26%) Business Analyst
9 240 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
10 197 (2.43%) IT Manager
11 160 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 148 (1.83%) .NET Developer
13 132 (1.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 129 (1.59%) PHP Developer
15 122 (1.51%) Analytics Manager
16 116 (1.43%) Data Engineer
17 114 (1.41%) Software Developer
18 110 (1.36%) Java Engineer
19 108 (1.33%) Senior Manager
20 103 (1.27%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 681 (8.41%) React
2 575 (7.10%) HTML
3 526 (6.49%) CSS
4 477 (5.89%) .NET
5 475 (5.86%) Node.js
6 288 (3.56%) REST
7 281 (3.47%) Web Services
8 264 (3.26%) GraphQL
9 214 (2.64%) RESTful
10 206 (2.54%) AngularJS
11 181 (2.23%) Kafka
12 179 (2.21%) Spring
13 163 (2.01%) ASP.NET
14 160 (1.98%) HTML5
15 154 (1.90%) .NET Core
16 133 (1.64%) Redux
17 114 (1.41%) .NET Framework
18 108 (1.33%) Spring Boot
19 102 (1.26%) SOAP
20 97 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 551 (6.80%) Management Information System
2 462 (5.70%) User Experience
3 445 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
4 298 (3.68%) Driving Licence
5 288 (3.56%) EPoS
6 250 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 250 (3.09%) FMCG
7 239 (2.95%) Mobile App
8 166 (2.05%) Social Media
9 155 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 122 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 112 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 107 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 89 (1.10%) iPad
13 89 (1.10%) NHS
14 79 (0.98%) Robotics
15 74 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 65 (0.80%) Legacy Code
17 62 (0.77%) CCTV
17 62 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 427 (5.27%) Windows
2 308 (3.80%) Linux
3 159 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 147 (1.81%) Android
5 115 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 109 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 60 (0.74%) Unix
8 33 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 31 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.21%) VMS
14 14 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
15 12 (0.15%) CentOS
15 12 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,085 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,337 (16.50%) Service Delivery
3 1,333 (16.45%) E-Commerce
4 1,259 (15.54%) Facilities Management
5 995 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
6 898 (11.09%) Analytics
7 865 (10.68%) Line Management
8 763 (9.42%) DevOps
9 673 (8.31%) Software Engineering
10 616 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
11 610 (7.53%) Scrum
12 600 (7.41%) Project Management
13 588 (7.26%) Microservices
14 585 (7.22%) Information Security
15 507 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 485 (5.99%) Mentoring
17 469 (5.79%) Coaching
18 437 (5.39%) Test Automation
19 433 (5.35%) Logistics
20 373 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,070 (13.21%) SQL
2 1,035 (12.78%) JavaScript
3 723 (8.92%) Python
4 668 (8.25%) Java
5 547 (6.75%) C#
6 454 (5.60%) TypeScript
7 336 (4.15%) PHP
8 197 (2.43%) C
9 155 (1.91%) VBA
10 137 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 129 (1.59%) Go
12 116 (1.43%) Ruby
13 115 (1.42%) Kotlin
14 103 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 99 (1.22%) R
16 97 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 92 (1.14%) Scala
18 68 (0.84%) C++
19 66 (0.81%) PHP 7
20 62 (0.77%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 695 (8.58%) Degree
2 130 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 95 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 94 (1.16%) HNC
5 79 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 60 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 53 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 50 (0.62%) Master's Degree
9 49 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (0.59%) NVQ Level 3
11 39 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (0.43%) ISEB
13 34 (0.42%) PhD
14 33 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 31 (0.38%) CISSP
16 29 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 26 (0.32%) PMI Certification
19 25 (0.31%) CCNA
20 23 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (5.44%) SLA
2 353 (4.36%) QA
3 162 (2.00%) GDPR
4 100 (1.23%) Accessibility
5 98 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 84 (1.04%) PMO
7 69 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 49 (0.60%) COSHH
9 37 (0.46%) NEBOSH
10 29 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 28 (0.35%) GRC
12 17 (0.21%) WCAG
13 15 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
14 12 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
15 10 (0.12%) NIST
16 9 (0.11%) COBIT
17 8 (0.099%) GMP
18 6 (0.074%) COSO
18 6 (0.074%) GxP
19 4 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 653 (8.06%) Docker
2 242 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 95 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.51%) vSphere
5 25 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.15%) Postfix
8 11 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.074%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.062%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.049%) Firmware
13 4 (0.049%) NFS
14 3 (0.037%) HDFS
14 3 (0.037%) Varnish
15 2 (0.025%) Ceph
15 2 (0.025%) iptables
15 2 (0.025%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 575 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 356 (4.39%) Terraform
3 207 (2.56%) Ansible
4 97 (1.20%) Puppet
5 90 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.62%) SCCM
7 40 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 34 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 31 (0.38%) Grafana
11 12 (0.15%) Istio
11 12 (0.15%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.14%) Packer
13 10 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
14 9 (0.11%) Kibana
14 9 (0.11%) SCOM
15 7 (0.086%) logstash
15 7 (0.086%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.074%) Automic
16 6 (0.074%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,296 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 519 (6.41%) Google
3 309 (3.81%) SAP
4 261 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
5 238 (2.94%) Oracle
6 132 (1.63%) Adobe
6 132 (1.63%) VMware
7 101 (1.25%) Cisco
8 89 (1.10%) Apple
9 65 (0.80%) Facebook
10 63 (0.78%) Cognizant
11 58 (0.72%) ServiceNow
12 52 (0.64%) IBM
13 50 (0.62%) Splunk
14 41 (0.51%) Databricks
15 40 (0.49%) Siemens
16 37 (0.46%) Citrix
17 36 (0.44%) HP
18 34 (0.42%) Elastic Path
18 34 (0.42%) WorldPay