Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 107 47
Rank change year-on-year +59 -60 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 7,077 1,495 7,434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.85% 3.04% 5.26%
As % of the General category 10.05% 5.86% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,267 1,106 5,391
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,625 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,400
Median % change year-on-year - +3.00% +6.80%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,375
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 70,425 25,525 78,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.17% 51.96% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 43,250 20,271 59,913
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +62 6,335 £55,000 - 1,132
UK excluding London +74 3,936 £50,000 +11.11% 831
London +41 2,681 £68,000 +0.74% 351
Work from Home +45 1,314 £60,000 - 200
North of England +56 1,080 £47,500 +5.56% 283
South East +88 880 £47,500 -9.52% 137
Midlands +52 806 £50,000 - 162
North West +47 691 £47,500 -5.00% 177
South West +32 481 £50,000 +17.65% 101
West Midlands +64 443 £50,000 +2.56% 91
East Midlands +27 358 £51,000 +2.00% 71
Yorkshire +39 335 £47,250 +18.13% 86
East of England +59 310 £52,500 +17.98% 93
Scotland +53 258 £55,000 +52.78% 36
Wales +35 114 £40,000 - 15
North East +14 54 £37,500 -11.76% 20
Northern Ireland -3 48 £45,000 -2.17% 4

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2,341 (33.08%) Social Skills
2 1,913 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1,581 (22.34%) Finance
4 1,341 (18.95%) E-Commerce
5 1,170 (16.53%) Facilities Management
6 1,140 (16.11%) Microsoft
7 1,085 (15.33%) JavaScript
8 1,055 (14.91%) AWS
9 968 (13.68%) Service Delivery
10 882 (12.46%) Azure
11 859 (12.14%) SQL
12 853 (12.05%) Marketing
13 841 (11.88%) Line Management
14 836 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
15 828 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
16 721 (10.19%) Software Engineering
17 704 (9.95%) Analytics
18 687 (9.71%) Python
19 684 (9.67%) Java
20 678 (9.58%) DevOps
21 671 (9.48%) React
22 655 (9.26%) DNA
23 619 (8.75%) HTML
24 597 (8.44%) Microservices
25 583 (8.24%) Degree
26 578 (8.17%) Docker
27 577 (8.15%) Information Security
28 571 (8.07%) CSS
29 553 (7.81%) Management Information System
30 549 (7.76%) Scrum

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
1 196 (2.77%) CMS
2 131 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 131 (1.85%) Confluence
3 124 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 105 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (0.59%) WordPress
6 39 (0.55%) Apache
6 39 (0.55%) SAS
7 32 (0.45%) Jupyter
8 30 (0.42%) IIS
9 22 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 21 (0.30%) nginx
11 19 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
12 18 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.24%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.11%) CICS
17 7 (0.099%) OpenStack
Applications
1 479 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 400 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
3 259 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 50 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 28 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.30%) InDesign
8 21 (0.30%) Sketch
9 13 (0.18%) Figma
10 12 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.16%) Revit
12 10 (0.14%) InVision
13 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.099%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.099%) MadCap Flare
15 5 (0.071%) EngageOne
16 4 (0.057%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.057%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 100 (1.41%) Shopify
2 92 (1.30%) Magento
3 76 (1.07%) Maximo
4 55 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
5 54 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
6 42 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 36 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
8 32 (0.45%) NetSuite
9 25 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
10 23 (0.32%) SAP Retail
11 19 (0.27%) SAP SD
12 18 (0.25%) MetaTrader
12 18 (0.25%) SAP HR
12 18 (0.25%) Sentinel
13 15 (0.21%) SAP Business One
14 12 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 12 (0.17%) SAP MM
15 10 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
15 10 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
15 10 (0.14%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1,055 (14.91%) AWS
2 882 (12.46%) Azure
3 499 (7.05%) GCP
4 327 (4.62%) Serverless
5 280 (3.96%) Power Platform
6 268 (3.79%) SaaS
7 220 (3.11%) Microsoft 365
8 134 (1.89%) GitHub
9 104 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
10 81 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 79 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 76 (1.07%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 68 (0.96%) Amazon S3
13 68 (0.96%) Google Analytics
14 67 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
15 65 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 64 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
17 60 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
18 59 (0.83%) Azure Functions
19 56 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (1.37%) Firewall
2 88 (1.24%) Internet
3 83 (1.17%) DNS
4 60 (0.85%) Intranet
5 56 (0.79%) HTTP
6 55 (0.78%) Network Security
7 52 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 51 (0.72%) 5G
9 49 (0.69%) Broadband
10 43 (0.61%) Skype
11 41 (0.58%) DHCP
12 39 (0.55%) Wireless
13 37 (0.52%) SMS
13 37 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (0.49%) WAN
15 34 (0.48%) LAN
16 30 (0.42%) VPN
17 20 (0.28%) SSH
18 18 (0.25%) AMQP
18 18 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 306 (4.32%) MySQL
3 284 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
4 246 (3.48%) Power BI
5 238 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 236 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 213 (3.01%) Big Data
8 178 (2.52%) Tableau
9 162 (2.29%) MongoDB
10 148 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 127 (1.79%) Redis
12 107 (1.51%) BigQuery
13 102 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 98 (1.38%) Hadoop
15 74 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 73 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 69 (0.97%) Data Lake
18 64 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
19 60 (0.85%) Looker
20 51 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 474 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 340 (4.80%) JIRA
3 334 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 125 (1.77%) Selenium
5 95 (1.34%) GitLab
6 77 (1.09%) webpack
7 56 (0.79%) Postman
8 52 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 52 (0.73%) Cypress.io
9 49 (0.69%) Maven
10 47 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 46 (0.65%) CircleCI
12 44 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 44 (0.62%) Gradle
13 40 (0.57%) Mocha
14 36 (0.51%) Visual Studio
15 34 (0.48%) JMeter
15 34 (0.48%) SonarQube
16 30 (0.42%) NUnit
16 30 (0.42%) PHPUnit
General
1 2,341 (33.08%) Social Skills
2 1,581 (22.34%) Finance
3 853 (12.05%) Marketing
4 828 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
5 445 (6.29%) Banking
6 313 (4.42%) Organisational Skills
7 265 (3.74%) Manufacturing
8 193 (2.73%) Automotive
9 189 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
10 170 (2.40%) Legal
11 155 (2.19%) Public Sector
11 155 (2.19%) Telecoms
12 140 (1.98%) Advertising
12 140 (1.98%) Influencing Skills
13 134 (1.89%) Games
14 116 (1.64%) Law
15 104 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 101 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 84 (1.19%) Retail Finance
18 66 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,107 (15.64%) Developer
2 568 (8.03%) Analyst
3 431 (6.09%) Architect
4 430 (6.08%) Consultant
5 361 (5.10%) Software Engineer
6 299 (4.22%) Project Manager
7 251 (3.55%) Senior Developer
8 214 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
9 174 (2.46%) Business Analyst
10 152 (2.15%) IT Manager
11 144 (2.03%) Java Engineer
12 143 (2.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 128 (1.81%) .NET Developer
13 128 (1.81%) Senior Software Engineer
14 122 (1.72%) DevOps Engineer
15 115 (1.62%) PHP Developer
16 109 (1.54%) Senior Manager
17 103 (1.46%) Data Engineer
17 103 (1.46%) Software Developer
18 92 (1.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 671 (9.48%) React
2 619 (8.75%) HTML
3 571 (8.07%) CSS
4 501 (7.08%) .NET
5 465 (6.57%) Node.js
6 342 (4.83%) REST
7 263 (3.72%) AngularJS
8 251 (3.55%) Web Services
9 241 (3.41%) GraphQL
10 231 (3.26%) RESTful
11 187 (2.64%) Kafka
12 186 (2.63%) HTML5
13 179 (2.53%) Spring
14 163 (2.30%) ASP.NET
15 152 (2.15%) Redux
16 147 (2.08%) .NET Core
17 123 (1.74%) .NET Framework
18 111 (1.57%) jQuery
19 101 (1.43%) Jest
20 100 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 553 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 489 (6.91%) User Experience
3 428 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
4 349 (4.93%) Driving Licence
5 267 (3.77%) EPoS
6 205 (2.90%) FMCG
7 204 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 190 (2.68%) Algorithms
9 163 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 163 (2.30%) Social Media
10 150 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 114 (1.61%) Data Centre
12 97 (1.37%) Robotics
13 95 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 89 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
15 76 (1.07%) NHS
16 75 (1.06%) CCTV
17 65 (0.92%) Cloud Native
18 64 (0.90%) Blog
19 62 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 393 (5.55%) Windows
2 301 (4.25%) Linux
3 124 (1.75%) Android
4 123 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 97 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 94 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 67 (0.95%) Unix
8 36 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 36 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 21 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.17%) VMS
16 11 (0.16%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.13%) AIX
18 8 (0.11%) CentOS
18 8 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,913 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,341 (18.95%) E-Commerce
3 1,170 (16.53%) Facilities Management
4 968 (13.68%) Service Delivery
5 841 (11.88%) Line Management
6 836 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
7 721 (10.19%) Software Engineering
8 704 (9.95%) Analytics
9 678 (9.58%) DevOps
10 655 (9.26%) DNA
11 597 (8.44%) Microservices
12 577 (8.15%) Information Security
13 549 (7.76%) Scrum
14 539 (7.62%) Mentoring
15 483 (6.82%) Project Management
16 465 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
17 461 (6.51%) Test Automation
18 441 (6.23%) Coaching
19 382 (5.40%) Full Stack Development
19 382 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,085 (15.33%) JavaScript
2 859 (12.14%) SQL
3 687 (9.71%) Python
4 684 (9.67%) Java
5 534 (7.55%) C#
6 424 (5.99%) TypeScript
7 331 (4.68%) PHP
8 161 (2.27%) C
9 131 (1.85%) PowerShell
10 129 (1.82%) Ruby
11 117 (1.65%) Go
12 111 (1.57%) Scala
13 102 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 82 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 81 (1.14%) Kotlin
16 74 (1.05%) R
17 62 (0.88%) C++
18 59 (0.83%) Java 8
19 58 (0.82%) PHP 7
20 53 (0.75%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 583 (8.24%) Degree
2 98 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 97 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 85 (1.20%) HNC
5 62 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 58 (0.82%) AWS Certification
7 41 (0.58%) PhD
8 32 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 28 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (0.38%) CISSP
12 24 (0.34%) CISM
13 23 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
14 22 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.30%) ISEB
15 21 (0.30%) PMP
16 20 (0.28%) CIPD
16 20 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (5.58%) SLA
2 337 (4.76%) QA
3 140 (1.98%) GDPR
4 96 (1.36%) Accessibility
5 89 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 83 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 63 (0.89%) COSHH
8 57 (0.81%) PMO
9 36 (0.51%) NEBOSH
10 30 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 21 (0.30%) GRC
12 13 (0.18%) WCAG
13 12 (0.17%) NIST
14 9 (0.13%) GMP
14 9 (0.13%) GxP
15 8 (0.11%) COBIT
16 7 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.085%) GAAP
18 5 (0.071%) ISO 9001
19 4 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 578 (8.17%) Docker
2 193 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 59 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.35%) vSphere
5 23 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.11%) Postfix
8 7 (0.099%) Ceph
9 5 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.071%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.071%) XenApp
10 4 (0.057%) KVM
10 4 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.028%) RACF
11 2 (0.028%) StorNext
11 2 (0.028%) Varnish
11 2 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.028%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 536 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 273 (3.86%) Terraform
3 183 (2.59%) Ansible
4 91 (1.29%) Puppet
5 85 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
7 45 (0.64%) SCCM
8 33 (0.47%) Grafana
9 28 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 19 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (0.16%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.16%) SCOM
13 10 (0.14%) Istio
14 8 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (0.11%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.099%) Galera Cluster
15 7 (0.099%) Packer
16 5 (0.071%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.071%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,140 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 485 (6.85%) Google
3 273 (3.86%) SAP
4 222 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
5 210 (2.97%) Oracle
6 99 (1.40%) VMware
7 97 (1.37%) Adobe
8 89 (1.26%) Apple
9 88 (1.24%) Cisco
10 57 (0.81%) Facebook
11 52 (0.73%) ServiceNow
12 47 (0.66%) IBM
13 45 (0.64%) Splunk
14 40 (0.57%) WorldPay
15 39 (0.55%) Cognizant
16 37 (0.52%) HP
17 33 (0.47%) Dell
18 31 (0.44%) Citrix
18 31 (0.44%) Elastic Path
19 29 (0.41%) New Relic