Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 5,682 7,262 9,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.63% 4.87% 5.57%
As % of the General category 11.59% 11.91% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4,241 5,206 7,561
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 49,020 60,977 76,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 40.88% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37,248 46,449 59,189
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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 0 5,374 £55,000 +4.76% 1,254
UK excluding London +1 2,990 £47,500 +5.56% 892
London -1 2,538 £65,000 +8.33% 418
South East +14 833 £50,000 -4.76% 152
North of England +4 657 £44,000 +3.53% 305
Midlands -14 550 £47,500 - 185
North West +8 411 £44,500 +3.49% 178
East of England -7 384 £55,000 +4.76% 90
South West +42 379 £45,000 -10.00% 103
West Midlands -16 280 £46,250 -0.54% 93
East Midlands -9 267 £47,500 - 92
Yorkshire -7 218 £39,000 -2.50% 95
Scotland +33 117 £45,000 +5.88% 37
Northern Ireland +42 38 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Wales -14 37 £42,178 +5.45% 17
North East +9 28 £40,000 - 32

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 2,015 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,373 (24.16%) E-Commerce
3 1,210 (21.30%) Finance
4 1,062 (18.69%) JavaScript
5 1,009 (17.76%) SQL
6 874 (15.38%) Azure
7 828 (14.57%) Microsoft
8 740 (13.02%) AWS
9 732 (12.88%) Java
10 713 (12.55%) C#
11 683 (12.02%) HTML
11 683 (12.02%) .NET
12 656 (11.55%) Scrum
13 651 (11.46%) Project Management
13 651 (11.46%) Degree
14 632 (11.12%) SQL Server
15 630 (11.09%) CSS
16 588 (10.35%) Windows
17 587 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
18 584 (10.28%) DevOps
19 578 (10.17%) Software Engineering
20 564 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
21 527 (9.27%) Python
22 524 (9.22%) TDD
23 496 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
24 464 (8.17%) Analytics
25 452 (7.95%) Marketing
26 433 (7.62%) Linux
27 394 (6.93%) Docker
28 392 (6.90%) MVC

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
1 142 (2.50%) CMS
2 127 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 105 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 77 (1.36%) Confluence
5 66 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 62 (1.09%) Apache
7 50 (0.88%) IIS
8 42 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 41 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 41 (0.72%) WordPress
10 35 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 30 (0.53%) JBoss
13 28 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 27 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 26 (0.46%) Apache Solr
15 26 (0.46%) SAS
16 22 (0.39%) nginx
17 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 163 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 157 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 68 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.58%) Sketch
8 22 (0.39%) InVision
9 20 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 16 (0.28%) InDesign
12 14 (0.25%) Adobe XD
13 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (0.16%) Chatbot
14 9 (0.16%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.053%) SPSS
18 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 136 (2.39%) Magento
2 92 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 50 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
5 45 (0.79%) Shopify
6 42 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
7 35 (0.62%) NetSuite
8 26 (0.46%) SAP Retail
9 20 (0.35%) SAP EHS
9 20 (0.35%) SAP MM
10 19 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
11 17 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
12 16 (0.28%) SAP CO
12 16 (0.28%) SAP FI
12 16 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
13 14 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 10 (0.18%) SAP ERP
15 8 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 874 (15.38%) Azure
2 740 (13.02%) AWS
3 285 (5.02%) SaaS
4 248 (4.36%) Office 365
5 235 (4.14%) GCP
6 117 (2.06%) Power Platform
7 96 (1.69%) Serverless
8 91 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
9 83 (1.46%) IaaS
9 83 (1.46%) PaaS
10 59 (1.04%) Google Analytics
11 56 (0.99%) OpenShift
12 54 (0.95%) Amazon S3
13 48 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 44 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
14 44 (0.77%) GitHub
15 34 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
17 30 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
18 27 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 232 (4.08%) Firewall
2 157 (2.76%) LAN
2 157 (2.76%) WAN
3 113 (1.99%) DNS
4 103 (1.81%) Internet
5 92 (1.62%) VPN
6 90 (1.58%) Wireless
7 80 (1.41%) DHCP
8 67 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 61 (1.07%) Network Security
10 56 (0.99%) SAN
11 47 (0.83%) VoIP
12 39 (0.69%) MPLS
13 38 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (0.51%) SSL
16 28 (0.49%) Unified Communications
17 26 (0.46%) HTTP
18 23 (0.40%) DMZ
19 22 (0.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 246 (4.33%) MySQL
3 155 (2.73%) Big Data
4 152 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 145 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 140 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 121 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 119 (2.09%) MongoDB
9 118 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 115 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 112 (1.97%) Power BI
12 92 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 63 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 61 (1.07%) Redis
15 60 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
16 58 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 50 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
18 41 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
19 39 (0.69%) Neo4j
20 38 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 350 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 241 (4.24%) JIRA
3 221 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 107 (1.88%) Selenium
5 97 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 96 (1.69%) Maven
7 85 (1.50%) Visual Studio
8 68 (1.20%) webpack
9 67 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (1.11%) Gradle
10 63 (1.11%) JUnit
11 45 (0.79%) TeamCity
12 43 (0.76%) gulp
12 43 (0.76%) NUnit
13 42 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 41 (0.72%) Vagrant
15 39 (0.69%) Ant
16 38 (0.67%) Eclipse
17 36 (0.63%) Grunt
17 36 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 1,210 (21.30%) Finance
2 452 (7.95%) Marketing
3 337 (5.93%) Banking
4 275 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 231 (4.07%) Public Sector
6 223 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 161 (2.83%) Automotive
8 143 (2.52%) Games
9 79 (1.39%) Local Government
10 70 (1.23%) Legal
11 66 (1.16%) Law
12 62 (1.09%) Advertising
13 46 (0.81%) Back Office
14 34 (0.60%) Police
15 33 (0.58%) Retail Finance
16 29 (0.51%) Publishing
17 26 (0.46%) Electronics
18 21 (0.37%) Billing
19 18 (0.32%) Retail Banking
20 15 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,534 (27.00%) Developer
2 825 (14.52%) Analyst
3 439 (7.73%) Architect
4 356 (6.27%) Senior Developer
5 323 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 311 (5.47%) Project Manager
7 246 (4.33%) Java Developer
8 239 (4.21%) Consultant
9 220 (3.87%) Software Developer
10 200 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 193 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
12 166 (2.92%) Software Engineer
13 159 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 156 (2.75%) C# Developer
14 156 (2.75%) Junior
15 144 (2.53%) PHP Developer
16 134 (2.36%) IT Manager
16 134 (2.36%) Support Analyst
17 122 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
18 120 (2.11%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 683 (12.02%) .NET
1 683 (12.02%) HTML
2 630 (11.09%) CSS
3 391 (6.88%) AngularJS
4 370 (6.51%) React
5 328 (5.77%) Node.js
6 277 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 274 (4.82%) HTML5
8 270 (4.75%) Web Services
9 264 (4.65%) jQuery
10 192 (3.38%) REST
11 190 (3.34%) Spring
12 188 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 168 (2.96%) CSS3
14 166 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 158 (2.78%) RESTful
16 153 (2.69%) XML
17 146 (2.57%) .NET Core
18 145 (2.55%) .NET Framework
19 136 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 564 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (6.44%) User Experience
3 289 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
4 266 (4.68%) Mobile App
5 219 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 158 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 140 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 139 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 137 (2.41%) iPad
10 127 (2.24%) EPoS
11 121 (2.13%) Blog
12 98 (1.72%) Public Cloud
13 89 (1.57%) FMCG
14 79 (1.39%) Algorithms
15 70 (1.23%) Social Media
16 62 (1.09%) NHS
17 50 (0.88%) Driving Licence
18 42 (0.74%) Virtual Team
19 37 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
20 34 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 588 (10.35%) Windows
2 433 (7.62%) Linux
3 236 (4.15%) Android
4 197 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 195 (3.43%) Windows Server
6 118 (2.08%) Unix
7 104 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 78 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 62 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 33 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.40%) CentOS
15 15 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.23%) Debian
17 10 (0.18%) AIX
18 8 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,015 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,373 (24.16%) E-Commerce
3 656 (11.55%) Scrum
4 651 (11.46%) Project Management
5 587 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
6 584 (10.28%) DevOps
7 578 (10.17%) Software Engineering
8 524 (9.22%) TDD
9 496 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 464 (8.17%) Analytics
11 392 (6.90%) MVC
12 382 (6.72%) Microservices
13 380 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
14 372 (6.55%) Mentoring
15 365 (6.42%) Project Delivery
16 360 (6.34%) Web Development
17 342 (6.02%) ITIL
18 329 (5.79%) ERP
19 325 (5.72%) Computer Science
20 322 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (18.69%) JavaScript
2 1,009 (17.76%) SQL
3 732 (12.88%) Java
4 713 (12.55%) C#
5 527 (9.27%) Python
6 303 (5.33%) PHP
7 144 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 142 (2.50%) C
9 130 (2.29%) C++
10 124 (2.18%) T-SQL
11 111 (1.95%) TypeScript
12 99 (1.74%) Scala
13 86 (1.51%) Bash Shell
14 80 (1.41%) Kotlin
15 77 (1.36%) Ruby
16 76 (1.34%) Apple Swift
17 75 (1.32%) ES6
18 67 (1.18%) R
19 66 (1.16%) Java 8
20 54 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 651 (11.46%) Degree
2 168 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 91 (1.60%) CISSP
4 89 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (1.06%) CCNP
6 60 (1.06%) CISM
6 60 (1.06%) Security Cleared
7 53 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 42 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 39 (0.69%) MCSE
10 38 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.63%) MCSA
11 36 (0.63%) SC Cleared
12 33 (0.58%) CCNA
12 33 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 32 (0.56%) PhD
14 28 (0.49%) PMP
15 27 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
16 24 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (5.00%) QA
2 136 (2.39%) SLA
3 121 (2.13%) GDPR
4 115 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 78 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 58 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 50 (0.88%) PMO
8 48 (0.84%) NIST
9 25 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.28%) COBIT
11 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.16%) SEPA
13 8 (0.14%) ISO 20022
13 8 (0.14%) NCSC
14 7 (0.12%) PSD2
15 4 (0.070%) NIST 800
16 3 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
16 3 (0.053%) Basel III
16 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.053%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 394 (6.93%) Docker
2 283 (4.98%) Active Directory
3 169 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 50 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.77%) vSphere
7 34 (0.60%) VirtualBox
8 32 (0.56%) XenApp
9 22 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.19%) HDFS
13 10 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.12%) Varnish
16 5 (0.088%) NFS
16 5 (0.088%) Samba
17 4 (0.070%) KVM
18 3 (0.053%) Apache Flume
18 3 (0.053%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 256 (4.51%) Kubernetes
2 178 (3.13%) Ansible
3 168 (2.96%) Terraform
4 141 (2.48%) SCCM
5 71 (1.25%) Puppet
6 63 (1.11%) SCOM
7 62 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
9 52 (0.92%) WSUS
10 34 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 30 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
12 22 (0.39%) Grafana
13 21 (0.37%) Nagios
14 20 (0.35%) Mesos
15 18 (0.32%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
17 15 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
18 14 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
18 14 (0.25%) Packer
19 13 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 828 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 322 (5.67%) SAP
3 289 (5.09%) Google
4 282 (4.96%) Oracle
5 230 (4.05%) VMware
6 186 (3.27%) Cisco
7 173 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 146 (2.57%) Adobe
9 107 (1.88%) hybris
10 97 (1.71%) Tableau
11 86 (1.51%) IBM
12 80 (1.41%) Citrix
13 74 (1.30%) HP
14 71 (1.25%) Capita
15 64 (1.13%) Apple
16 63 (1.11%) Red Hat
17 61 (1.07%) Dell
18 57 (1.00%) Demandware
19 54 (0.95%) Xamarin
20 53 (0.93%) ServiceNow