Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 6,466 8,519 9,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.86% 5.34% 5.55%
As % of the General category 12.26% 12.69% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,747 6,401 7,748
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%

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 52,727 67,109 80,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 42.07% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39,944 51,389 59,644
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -5 6,061 £55,000 +4.76% 1,207
UK excluding London -8 3,545 £47,500 +5.56% 898
London -1 2,717 £62,500 +4.17% 376
South East +1 988 £50,000 - 171
North of England -12 733 £44,000 +3.53% 266
Midlands -13 681 £45,000 -5.26% 200
North West 0 505 £45,000 +5.88% 152
East of England -6 462 £50,000 - 113
South West +9 435 £47,500 +5.56% 81
West Midlands -18 345 £45,000 -5.26% 117
East Midlands -6 331 £47,500 - 83
Yorkshire -36 214 £40,000 - 94
Scotland +44 168 £45,000 - 36
Wales +7 40 £35,000 - 26
Northern Ireland +19 38 £52,500 +16.67% 5
North East -5 17 £39,000 +4.00% 20
Channel Islands - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 2,329 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,423 (22.01%) E-Commerce
3 1,377 (21.30%) Finance
4 1,168 (18.06%) SQL
5 1,111 (17.18%) JavaScript
6 961 (14.86%) Microsoft
7 932 (14.41%) Azure
8 885 (13.69%) Java
9 834 (12.90%) C#
10 829 (12.82%) AWS
11 778 (12.03%) .NET
12 776 (12.00%) Scrum
13 755 (11.68%) Degree
14 710 (10.98%) SQL Server
15 684 (10.58%) HTML
16 670 (10.36%) DevOps
17 650 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
18 648 (10.02%) CSS
19 645 (9.98%) Project Management
20 639 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
21 630 (9.74%) Windows
22 629 (9.73%) Software Engineering
23 612 (9.46%) Python
24 592 (9.16%) TDD
24 592 (9.16%) Analytics
25 570 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 519 (8.03%) Marketing
27 500 (7.73%) Microservices
28 474 (7.33%) Git (software)
29 465 (7.19%) Docker

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
1 136 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 130 (2.01%) CMS
3 123 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 122 (1.89%) Confluence
5 68 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 67 (1.04%) Apache
7 66 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 51 (0.79%) IIS
8 51 (0.79%) WordPress
9 44 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 44 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 42 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 41 (0.63%) SAS
12 39 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 30 (0.46%) JBoss
13 30 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 29 (0.45%) nginx
15 28 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
16 27 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
17 24 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 193 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 192 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 71 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 31 (0.48%) Sketch
9 22 (0.34%) InVision
10 15 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.19%) Zeplin
13 10 (0.15%) InDesign
13 10 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.15%) SPSS
14 9 (0.14%) Chatbot
15 7 (0.11%) Adobe XD
16 6 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.077%) Marvel
18 4 (0.062%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 126 (1.95%) Magento
2 105 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 80 (1.24%) SAP Hybris
4 53 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
5 50 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
6 47 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 39 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 36 (0.56%) NetSuite
8 36 (0.56%) Shopify
9 32 (0.49%) SAP ERP
10 29 (0.45%) SAP CO
10 29 (0.45%) SAP FI
10 29 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
11 22 (0.34%) SAP Retail
12 19 (0.29%) SAP MM
13 16 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
14 14 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
15 13 (0.20%) SAP EHS
16 11 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 932 (14.41%) Azure
2 829 (12.82%) AWS
3 300 (4.64%) SaaS
4 264 (4.08%) GCP
5 257 (3.97%) Office 365
6 167 (2.58%) Power Platform
7 101 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
8 86 (1.33%) Serverless
9 85 (1.31%) PaaS
10 66 (1.02%) IaaS
11 63 (0.97%) GitHub
12 61 (0.94%) Google Analytics
13 49 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 44 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 40 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
16 35 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 35 (0.54%) OpenShift
17 34 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 28 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
19 24 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 274 (4.24%) Firewall
2 198 (3.06%) WAN
3 187 (2.89%) LAN
4 147 (2.27%) DNS
5 114 (1.76%) DHCP
6 105 (1.62%) Internet
7 95 (1.47%) VPN
8 94 (1.45%) Wireless
9 82 (1.27%) TCP/IP
10 72 (1.11%) Network Security
11 53 (0.82%) MPLS
11 53 (0.82%) SAN
12 49 (0.76%) VoIP
13 46 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (0.65%) HTTP
16 39 (0.60%) Unified Communications
17 26 (0.40%) Extranet
18 24 (0.37%) SSL
19 23 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 265 (4.10%) MySQL
3 224 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 210 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 209 (3.23%) Big Data
6 204 (3.15%) NoSQL
7 189 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 176 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 167 (2.58%) Power BI
10 159 (2.46%) Relational Database
11 146 (2.26%) Hadoop
12 138 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
13 106 (1.64%) Redis
14 84 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 78 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
16 71 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
17 68 (1.05%) Data Lake
18 49 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 47 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
20 43 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 474 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 334 (5.17%) JIRA
3 314 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 208 (3.22%) Selenium
5 132 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 106 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 103 (1.59%) Maven
8 92 (1.42%) webpack
9 87 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 79 (1.22%) JUnit
11 58 (0.90%) Gradle
12 56 (0.87%) TeamCity
13 48 (0.74%) Babel
14 47 (0.73%) NUnit
14 47 (0.73%) WebDriver
15 45 (0.70%) gulp
15 45 (0.70%) SpecFlow
16 44 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
17 41 (0.63%) GitLab
17 41 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 1,377 (21.30%) Finance
2 519 (8.03%) Marketing
3 435 (6.73%) Banking
4 315 (4.87%) Manufacturing
5 277 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 249 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 160 (2.47%) Automotive
8 122 (1.89%) Games
9 107 (1.65%) Legal
10 99 (1.53%) Local Government
11 64 (0.99%) Back Office
12 63 (0.97%) Law
13 59 (0.91%) Advertising
14 46 (0.71%) Electronics
15 39 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.46%) Publishing
16 30 (0.46%) Retail Finance
17 28 (0.43%) Billing
18 21 (0.32%) Police
19 17 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,669 (25.81%) Developer
2 931 (14.40%) Analyst
3 523 (8.09%) Architect
4 389 (6.02%) Senior Developer
5 312 (4.83%) Consultant
6 309 (4.78%) Java Developer
7 308 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 306 (4.73%) Business Analyst
9 268 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
10 239 (3.70%) .NET Developer
11 221 (3.42%) Software Developer
12 206 (3.19%) Software Engineer
13 182 (2.81%) C# Developer
14 161 (2.49%) IT Manager
15 156 (2.41%) Junior
16 145 (2.24%) E-Commerce Developer
17 141 (2.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 141 (2.18%) Support Analyst
18 134 (2.07%) Senior Manager
19 128 (1.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 778 (12.03%) .NET
2 684 (10.58%) HTML
3 648 (10.02%) CSS
4 451 (6.97%) React
5 414 (6.40%) AngularJS
6 364 (5.63%) Node.js
7 335 (5.18%) ASP.NET
8 327 (5.06%) Web Services
9 311 (4.81%) Spring
10 276 (4.27%) HTML5
11 240 (3.71%) REST
12 239 (3.70%) jQuery
13 225 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 210 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 204 (3.15%) RESTful
16 182 (2.81%) XML
17 178 (2.75%) Spring Boot
18 163 (2.52%) CSS3
19 146 (2.26%) Redux
20 144 (2.23%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 639 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 380 (5.88%) User Experience
3 262 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 258 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 225 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 176 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 164 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 136 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 125 (1.93%) FMCG
10 124 (1.92%) iPad
11 122 (1.89%) EPoS
12 116 (1.79%) Algorithms
13 92 (1.42%) Blog
14 83 (1.28%) NHS
15 82 (1.27%) Social Media
16 73 (1.13%) Public Cloud
17 65 (1.01%) Driving Licence
18 38 (0.59%) Virtual Team
19 35 (0.54%) CMDB
19 35 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 630 (9.74%) Windows
2 450 (6.96%) Linux
3 218 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 201 (3.11%) Android
5 158 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 138 (2.13%) Unix
7 114 (1.76%) Windows 10
8 100 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 72 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.45%) AIX
13 28 (0.43%) CentOS
14 24 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.26%) MVS
17 13 (0.20%) Debian
18 11 (0.17%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,329 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,423 (22.01%) E-Commerce
3 776 (12.00%) Scrum
4 670 (10.36%) DevOps
5 650 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
6 645 (9.98%) Project Management
7 629 (9.73%) Software Engineering
8 592 (9.16%) Analytics
8 592 (9.16%) TDD
9 570 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 500 (7.73%) Microservices
11 455 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
12 432 (6.68%) MVC
13 431 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 410 (6.34%) ITIL
15 394 (6.09%) Computer Science
16 382 (5.91%) Test Automation
17 380 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
18 358 (5.54%) Project Delivery
19 351 (5.43%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,168 (18.06%) SQL
2 1,111 (17.18%) JavaScript
3 885 (13.69%) Java
4 834 (12.90%) C#
5 612 (9.46%) Python
6 279 (4.31%) PHP
7 188 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 154 (2.38%) C++
9 144 (2.23%) Java 8
10 140 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 137 (2.12%) C
12 127 (1.96%) Scala
13 123 (1.90%) ES6
14 109 (1.69%) R
15 100 (1.55%) TypeScript
16 84 (1.30%) Bash Shell
17 78 (1.21%) Ruby
18 77 (1.19%) Kotlin
19 62 (0.96%) Go
20 46 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 755 (11.68%) Degree
2 175 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 137 (2.12%) CISSP
4 134 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (1.61%) CISM
6 85 (1.31%) Security Cleared
7 83 (1.28%) CCNP
8 72 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 48 (0.74%) CCNA
10 48 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 40 (0.62%) PhD
12 39 (0.60%) DBS Check
13 36 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (0.54%) MCSE
14 35 (0.54%) SC Cleared
15 33 (0.51%) DV Cleared
16 32 (0.49%) MCSA
17 31 (0.48%) ISEB
17 31 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (5.09%) QA
2 163 (2.52%) SLA
3 157 (2.43%) GDPR
4 123 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 122 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 82 (1.27%) Data Quality
7 60 (0.93%) PMO
8 46 (0.71%) NIST
9 34 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (0.51%) COBIT
11 9 (0.14%) SEPA
12 8 (0.12%) ISO 20022
12 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.11%) Basel II
13 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.093%) PSD2
15 4 (0.062%) Basel III
15 4 (0.062%) COSO
15 4 (0.062%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.046%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 465 (7.19%) Docker
2 314 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 179 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.80%) vSphere
6 40 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 31 (0.48%) XenApp
9 23 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 21 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 16 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 9 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.077%) HDFS
16 5 (0.077%) NFS
16 5 (0.077%) Samba
16 5 (0.077%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 243 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 174 (2.69%) Ansible
3 166 (2.57%) Terraform
4 115 (1.78%) SCCM
5 87 (1.35%) Puppet
6 75 (1.16%) Mesos
7 71 (1.10%) Marathon
7 71 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (0.77%) WSUS
9 38 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
10 36 (0.56%) SCOM
11 26 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
12 25 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (0.39%) Nagios
13 24 (0.37%) Kibana
14 21 (0.32%) HAProxy
15 20 (0.31%) Grafana
16 19 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
17 15 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 961 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 407 (6.29%) SAP
3 339 (5.24%) Google
4 304 (4.70%) Oracle
5 238 (3.68%) VMware
6 208 (3.22%) Cisco
7 202 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
8 157 (2.43%) Adobe
9 132 (2.04%) hybris
10 127 (1.96%) Tableau
11 113 (1.75%) IBM
12 106 (1.64%) Citrix
13 69 (1.07%) Dell
14 67 (1.04%) ServiceNow
15 60 (0.93%) Demandware
16 59 (0.91%) HP
16 59 (0.91%) Splunk
17 56 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 49 (0.76%) Meraki
19 48 (0.74%) Apple