Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 46 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 8,694 9,817 11,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.41% 5.48% 5.94%
As % of the General category 13.41% 12.45% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,644 7,713 9,018
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £30,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +2.22%

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 64,835 78,862 81,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.32% 44.04% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 50,025 57,540 66,065
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.93% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail.

Salary trend for Retail in the UK

Retail
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Retail over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 16 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 18 November 2018. 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 +2 8,167 £52,000 +4.00% 1,558
UK excluding London +5 4,816 £45,000 - 1,025
London 0 3,469 £60,000 - 586
South East +7 1,244 £50,000 +11.11% 198
North of England -3 1,169 £42,500 - 342
Midlands +2 1,016 £47,500 +18.75% 227
East of England +13 824 £50,000 - 93
North West -11 615 £42,500 -3.41% 215
West Midlands -6 530 £47,500 +18.75% 118
Yorkshire +7 514 £40,000 -10.11% 108
East Midlands +8 485 £47,000 +4.44% 109
South West +8 421 £45,000 - 112
Scotland -23 118 £45,000 -14.29% 30
North East -15 40 £37,500 +1.35% 19
Wales -43 38 £35,000 +2.94% 21
Northern Ireland +10 25 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 2,824 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2,615 (30.08%) Finance
3 1,669 (19.20%) SQL
4 1,627 (18.71%) E-Commerce
5 1,408 (16.20%) Microsoft
6 1,234 (14.19%) JavaScript
7 1,107 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
8 1,061 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 1,035 (11.90%) Java
10 1,004 (11.55%) C#
11 986 (11.34%) Degree
12 979 (11.26%) .NET
13 977 (11.24%) HTML
14 923 (10.62%) Project Management
15 913 (10.50%) CSS
16 898 (10.33%) Analytics
17 884 (10.17%) SQL Server
18 876 (10.08%) Scrum
19 857 (9.86%) Marketing
20 822 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 802 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
22 777 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
23 718 (8.26%) TDD
24 701 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
25 679 (7.81%) Windows
26 639 (7.35%) Python
27 638 (7.34%) DevOps
28 599 (6.89%) Linux
29 588 (6.76%) Software Engineering
30 570 (6.56%) QA

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
1 202 (2.32%) Apache Spark
2 156 (1.79%) CMS
3 143 (1.64%) Apache
4 135 (1.55%) SAS
5 128 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 114 (1.31%) MS Exchange
7 98 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 94 (1.08%) Confluence
9 92 (1.06%) IIS
10 85 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 71 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 52 (0.60%) JBoss
13 44 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 43 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 43 (0.49%) WordPress
15 41 (0.47%) Skype for Business
16 39 (0.45%) nginx
17 34 (0.39%) Drupal
17 34 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
18 23 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 317 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 301 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 142 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 60 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
7 50 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (0.52%) SPSS
9 39 (0.45%) InVision
10 31 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 26 (0.30%) Chatbot
12 20 (0.23%) InDesign
13 12 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 11 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.081%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.058%) UXPin
17 3 (0.035%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.035%) Flinto
18 2 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 145 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 111 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 105 (1.21%) Magento
4 82 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 74 (0.85%) NetSuite
6 44 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
7 39 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
8 37 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
9 27 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
9 27 (0.31%) SAP Retail
10 25 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 24 (0.28%) SAP CO
11 24 (0.28%) SAP FI
11 24 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
12 23 (0.26%) SAP CRM
13 22 (0.25%) SAP Business One
14 21 (0.24%) SAP APO
14 21 (0.24%) SAP SCM
15 18 (0.21%) Shopify
16 14 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 822 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 777 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 297 (3.42%) SaaS
4 275 (3.16%) Office 365
5 216 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 108 (1.24%) PaaS
7 87 (1.00%) Serverless
8 85 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 85 (0.98%) GitHub
9 83 (0.95%) IaaS
10 77 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 70 (0.81%) Google Analytics
12 60 (0.69%) G Suite
13 56 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 48 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 40 (0.46%) Slack
17 36 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 28 (0.32%) npm
19 26 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 361 (4.15%) Firewall
2 241 (2.77%) LAN
3 239 (2.75%) WAN
4 202 (2.32%) Internet
5 180 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 169 (1.94%) Wireless
7 137 (1.58%) Network Security
8 134 (1.54%) DNS
9 107 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
10 105 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
10 105 (1.21%) VoIP
11 98 (1.13%) DHCP
12 97 (1.12%) Wireshark
13 96 (1.10%) SAN
14 91 (1.05%) OSPF
15 77 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 75 (0.86%) BGP
17 73 (0.84%) Ethernet
18 64 (0.74%) VPN
19 60 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 884 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 415 (4.77%) Big Data
3 396 (4.55%) MySQL
4 355 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 319 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 263 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 261 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 249 (2.86%) Power BI
9 241 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 228 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 201 (2.31%) MongoDB
12 159 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
13 135 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 96 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 92 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 90 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
17 87 (1.00%) Data Mining
18 82 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 78 (0.90%) Data Lake
19 78 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 497 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 346 (3.98%) JIRA
3 266 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 259 (2.98%) Selenium
5 130 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 128 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 116 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 113 (1.30%) Visual Studio
9 109 (1.25%) Maven
10 93 (1.07%) JUnit
11 85 (0.98%) JMeter
12 74 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 73 (0.84%) SoapUI
14 69 (0.79%) gulp
14 69 (0.79%) NUnit
15 64 (0.74%) WebDriver
16 60 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
16 60 (0.69%) SpecFlow
17 59 (0.68%) Gradle
17 59 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 2,615 (30.08%) Finance
2 857 (9.86%) Marketing
3 530 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 521 (5.99%) Banking
5 485 (5.58%) Manufacturing
6 242 (2.78%) Advertising
7 152 (1.75%) Publishing
8 147 (1.69%) Automotive
8 147 (1.69%) Electronics
9 145 (1.67%) Back Office
10 139 (1.60%) Legal
11 127 (1.46%) Games
12 93 (1.07%) Retail Banking
13 89 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 73 (0.84%) Law
15 65 (0.75%) Retail Finance
16 63 (0.72%) Billing
17 53 (0.61%) Investment Banking
18 48 (0.55%) Local Government
19 45 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,962 (22.57%) Developer
2 1,417 (16.30%) Analyst
3 568 (6.53%) Architect
4 504 (5.80%) Consultant
5 449 (5.16%) Senior Developer
6 441 (5.07%) Business Analyst
7 437 (5.03%) Project Manager
8 434 (4.99%) .NET Developer
9 319 (3.67%) Java Developer
10 280 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
11 260 (2.99%) C# Developer
12 231 (2.66%) IT Manager
13 228 (2.62%) Software Developer
14 226 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
15 202 (2.32%) Junior
16 197 (2.27%) Software Engineer
17 187 (2.15%) PHP Developer
18 172 (1.98%) C# .NET Developer
19 165 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
20 163 (1.87%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 979 (11.26%) .NET
2 977 (11.24%) HTML
3 913 (10.50%) CSS
4 570 (6.56%) AngularJS
5 484 (5.57%) Web Services
6 443 (5.10%) ASP.NET
7 383 (4.41%) HTML5
8 365 (4.20%) jQuery
9 363 (4.18%) React
9 363 (4.18%) RESTful
10 358 (4.12%) REST
11 320 (3.68%) Spring
12 295 (3.39%) XML
13 289 (3.32%) Node.js
14 273 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 257 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 243 (2.80%) CSS3
17 213 (2.45%) .NET Framework
18 195 (2.24%) JSON
19 180 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,061 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 493 (5.67%) User Experience
3 440 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
4 288 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 272 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 265 (3.05%) FMCG
7 257 (2.96%) Fintech
8 236 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 236 (2.71%) EPoS
9 229 (2.63%) Management Information System
10 226 (2.60%) Mobile App
11 182 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
12 133 (1.53%) Algorithms
13 117 (1.35%) NHS
14 84 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 77 (0.89%) Social Media
16 76 (0.87%) Blog
16 76 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 64 (0.74%) Public Cloud
17 64 (0.74%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 679 (7.81%) Windows
2 599 (6.89%) Linux
3 256 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 228 (2.62%) Unix
5 156 (1.79%) Android
6 139 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 113 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 106 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 103 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 101 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 54 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 20 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.21%) AIX
16 16 (0.18%) CentOS
17 13 (0.15%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,824 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,627 (18.71%) E-Commerce
3 1,107 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
4 923 (10.62%) Project Management
5 898 (10.33%) Analytics
6 876 (10.08%) Scrum
7 802 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 718 (8.26%) TDD
9 701 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
10 638 (7.34%) DevOps
11 588 (6.76%) Software Engineering
12 569 (6.54%) ITIL
13 561 (6.45%) Test Automation
14 558 (6.42%) MVC
15 529 (6.08%) Microservices
16 479 (5.51%) SDLC
17 474 (5.45%) Mentoring
18 466 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
19 444 (5.11%) ERP
20 443 (5.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,669 (19.20%) SQL
2 1,234 (14.19%) JavaScript
3 1,035 (11.90%) Java
4 1,004 (11.55%) C#
5 639 (7.35%) Python
6 454 (5.22%) PHP
7 287 (3.30%) T-SQL
8 187 (2.15%) Java 8
9 177 (2.04%) C
10 165 (1.90%) R
11 157 (1.81%) Scala
12 152 (1.75%) Ruby
13 134 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 116 (1.33%) Go
15 106 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 100 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 87 (1.00%) C++
17 87 (1.00%) ES6
18 86 (0.99%) Shell Script
19 79 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 986 (11.34%) Degree
2 296 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
3 209 (2.40%) CISSP
4 185 (2.13%) CCNA
5 159 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 137 (1.58%) CCNP
7 130 (1.50%) ISEB
8 115 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 104 (1.20%) Security Cleared
10 96 (1.10%) MCSE
11 88 (1.01%) SSCP
12 80 (0.92%) CISM
13 75 (0.86%) SANS
14 71 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 70 (0.81%) CSSLP
15 70 (0.81%) ISTQB
16 68 (0.78%) SC Cleared
17 65 (0.75%) CEH
17 65 (0.75%) PMI Certification
18 61 (0.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (6.56%) QA
2 253 (2.91%) SLA
3 186 (2.14%) GDPR
4 137 (1.58%) PMO
5 134 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 107 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 64 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.63%) COBIT
9 22 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 17 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 15 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.10%) IFRS
14 8 (0.092%) PSD2
15 7 (0.081%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.081%) PMBOK
15 7 (0.081%) SEPA
16 6 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 6 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 376 (4.32%) Docker
2 342 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 189 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.47%) vSphere
6 29 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (0.32%) HDFS
8 25 (0.29%) XenApp
9 23 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (0.22%) Firmware
11 17 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 15 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.13%) ProxySG
16 11 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.092%) iptables
Systems Management
1 221 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 153 (1.76%) Puppet
3 139 (1.60%) Terraform
4 129 (1.48%) Ansible
5 111 (1.28%) SCCM
6 105 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 49 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
8 47 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
9 46 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
10 45 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 40 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
12 37 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
13 26 (0.30%) SCOM
14 24 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
15 23 (0.26%) Grafana
15 23 (0.26%) Nessus
16 21 (0.24%) Cacti
16 21 (0.24%) Oozie
16 21 (0.24%) ZABBIX
17 20 (0.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,408 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 535 (6.15%) SAP
3 504 (5.80%) Oracle
4 415 (4.77%) Google
5 395 (4.54%) Cisco
6 357 (4.11%) VMware
7 228 (2.62%) Tableau
8 159 (1.83%) CheckPoint
9 143 (1.64%) Adobe
10 142 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
11 138 (1.59%) IBM
12 121 (1.39%) HP
13 112 (1.29%) Symantec
14 106 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 101 (1.16%) SolarWinds
15 101 (1.16%) Splunk
16 86 (0.99%) F5
17 85 (0.98%) Citrix
18 83 (0.95%) hybris
19 80 (0.92%) Dell