Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 42 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 13582 10904 13171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.69% 5.51% 6.06%
As % of the General category 18.00% 12.73% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7024 8660 9363
UK median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +4.95% +1.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 75468 85655 96784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.71% 43.25% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 56096 70067 76523
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +2.35% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 +18 13170 £52,500 -4.55% 707
London +19 8514 £62,500 +4.17% 333
UK excluding London -4 4879 £45,000 -5.26% 400
North of England +5 1359 £45,000 +5.88% 149
South East +5 1070 £47,500 -5.00% 78
Midlands -9 1066 £40,000 -11.11% 64
North West +4 882 £42,500 - 91
East of England -7 699 £50,000 -4.76% 37
West Midlands -11 675 £40,000 -5.88% 29
Yorkshire -10 446 £45,000 +5.88% 47
South West 0 424 £45,000 -18.18% 43
East Midlands -7 388 £47,500 +5.56% 35
Scotland -19 254 £48,500 +7.78% 24
Wales +21 38 £47,500 +31.03% 5
North East +25 31 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Northern Ireland -15 25 £50,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 7299 (53.74%) Finance
2 5751 (42.34%) Banking
3 4978 (36.65%) Retail Banking
4 4681 (34.46%) Asset Management
5 4677 (34.44%) Investment Banking
6 4611 (33.95%) Wealth Management
7 4601 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2927 (21.55%) Java
9 2865 (21.09%) Analytical Skills
10 2316 (17.05%) E-Commerce
11 2235 (16.46%) SQL
12 2206 (16.24%) Project Management
13 2033 (14.97%) SDLC
14 1746 (12.86%) Degree
15 1688 (12.43%) Scrum
16 1660 (12.22%) Microsoft
17 1636 (12.05%) Oracle
18 1599 (11.77%) JavaScript
19 1403 (10.33%) SQL Server
20 1329 (9.79%) .NET
21 1292 (9.51%) Analytics
22 1282 (9.44%) Business Analysis
23 1261 (9.28%) C#
24 1252 (9.22%) HTML
25 1117 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
26 1114 (8.20%) CSS
27 1092 (8.04%) Linux
27 1092 (8.04%) Marketing
28 1088 (8.01%) QA
29 1053 (7.75%) Business Intelligence

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
1 459 (3.38%) Tomcat
2 362 (2.67%) Apache
3 303 (2.23%) CMS
4 268 (1.97%) JBoss
5 247 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 243 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 236 (1.74%) SAS
8 183 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 175 (1.29%) SharePoint
10 152 (1.12%) Confluence
11 139 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 127 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
13 116 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 91 (0.67%) Mule
15 90 (0.66%) IIS
16 85 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 81 (0.60%) Drupal
18 72 (0.53%) Apache Solr
18 72 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
19 64 (0.47%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 546 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 362 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 230 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 124 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 45 (0.33%) SPSS
7 41 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 39 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 39 (0.29%) InVision
9 30 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 27 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.10%) InDesign
12 8 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.052%) Campfire
14 6 (0.044%) PaintShop Pro
15 5 (0.037%) AutoCAD
15 5 (0.037%) Autodesk Smoke
15 5 (0.037%) Revit
15 5 (0.037%) SPSS Modeler
16 4 (0.029%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 175 (1.29%) SAP Retail
2 153 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 152 (1.12%) Magento
4 133 (0.98%) Oracle Retail
5 113 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
6 110 (0.81%) SAP SD
7 98 (0.72%) SAP MM
8 95 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
9 81 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
10 76 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
11 62 (0.46%) Actimize
12 58 (0.43%) SAP POS DM
13 55 (0.40%) SAP CAR
14 49 (0.36%) SAP WM
15 48 (0.35%) SAP SCM
16 44 (0.32%) ION MarketView
17 42 (0.31%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
18 41 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
19 31 (0.23%) SAP CRM
20 27 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 597 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 458 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 257 (1.89%) GitHub
4 235 (1.73%) SaaS
5 198 (1.46%) Office 365
6 149 (1.10%) IaaS
7 100 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
8 98 (0.72%) Google Analytics
8 98 (0.72%) PaaS
9 92 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 53 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (0.25%) Slack
13 32 (0.24%) G Suite
14 30 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 29 (0.21%) Google Play
16 24 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
17 22 (0.16%) AdWords
18 14 (0.10%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 226 (1.66%) Firewall
2 187 (1.38%) Skype
3 156 (1.15%) Internet
4 148 (1.09%) LAN
4 148 (1.09%) WAN
5 128 (0.94%) DNS
6 116 (0.85%) HTTP
7 109 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 87 (0.64%) VPN
9 69 (0.51%) Network Security
10 66 (0.49%) SSL
10 66 (0.49%) VoIP
11 61 (0.45%) DHCP
12 60 (0.44%) Intranet
13 53 (0.39%) VLAN
14 50 (0.37%) SAN
14 50 (0.37%) Wireless
15 47 (0.35%) MPLS
16 44 (0.32%) LDAP
17 40 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1403 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 600 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 554 (4.08%) Big Data
4 506 (3.73%) MySQL
5 442 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 435 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 435 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 332 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 285 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 279 (2.05%) Hadoop
10 240 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 238 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 236 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 222 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
14 204 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 161 (1.19%) Power BI
16 151 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
17 130 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
18 120 (0.88%) Neo4j
19 118 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 808 (5.95%) JIRA
2 634 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 391 (2.88%) TeamCity
4 378 (2.78%) Maven
5 356 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 322 (2.37%) JUnit
7 273 (2.01%) Subversion
8 269 (1.98%) Selenium
9 167 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 159 (1.17%) Cucumber
11 125 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 122 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 98 (0.72%) NUnit
14 97 (0.71%) Mockito
15 82 (0.60%) gulp
16 78 (0.57%) Gradle
16 78 (0.57%) jMock
17 76 (0.56%) WebDriver
18 74 (0.54%) EasyMock
18 74 (0.54%) Jasmine
General
1 7299 (53.74%) Finance
2 5751 (42.34%) Banking
3 4978 (36.65%) Retail Banking
4 4677 (34.44%) Investment Banking
5 1092 (8.04%) Marketing
6 994 (7.32%) Front Office
7 585 (4.31%) Manufacturing
7 585 (4.31%) Telecoms
8 448 (3.30%) Legal
9 263 (1.94%) Back Office
10 261 (1.92%) Games
11 230 (1.69%) Publishing
12 223 (1.64%) Financial Institution
13 221 (1.63%) Electronics
14 217 (1.60%) Automotive
15 172 (1.27%) Advertising
16 108 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
17 103 (0.76%) German Language
18 68 (0.50%) Law
19 67 (0.49%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3139 (23.11%) Developer
2 2522 (18.57%) Analyst
3 1501 (11.05%) Business Analyst
4 1006 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 984 (7.24%) Architect
6 871 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 709 (5.22%) Consultant
8 688 (5.07%) Senior Developer
9 485 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 445 (3.28%) .NET Developer
11 407 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 389 (2.86%) IT Manager
12 389 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
13 323 (2.38%) IT Analyst
13 323 (2.38%) Support Analyst
14 287 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
15 284 (2.09%) C# Developer
16 277 (2.04%) Technical Leader
17 267 (1.97%) Senior Business Analyst
18 264 (1.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1329 (9.79%) .NET
2 1252 (9.22%) HTML
3 1114 (8.20%) CSS
4 724 (5.33%) AngularJS
5 698 (5.14%) Web Services
6 597 (4.40%) HTML5
7 590 (4.34%) Spring
8 586 (4.31%) XML
9 549 (4.04%) REST
10 492 (3.62%) ASP.NET
11 424 (3.12%) jQuery
12 366 (2.69%) RESTful
13 339 (2.50%) SOAP
14 331 (2.44%) JSON
15 322 (2.37%) Node.js
16 321 (2.36%) Hibernate
17 315 (2.32%) J2EE
18 291 (2.14%) CSS3
19 286 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
20 285 (2.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2865 (21.09%) Analytical Skills
2 964 (7.10%) User Experience
3 931 (6.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 877 (6.46%) Derivative
5 711 (5.23%) Computer Science
6 663 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 560 (4.12%) Equities
8 520 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
9 492 (3.62%) Fixed Income
10 368 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
11 303 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
12 301 (2.22%) Reference Data
13 299 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 290 (2.14%) FMCG
15 263 (1.94%) Credit Risk
16 250 (1.84%) Data Structures
17 249 (1.83%) EPoS
18 232 (1.71%) Algorithms
19 201 (1.48%) Data Centre
20 194 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1092 (8.04%) Linux
2 988 (7.27%) Windows
3 941 (6.93%) Unix
4 373 (2.75%) Android
5 308 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 257 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 164 (1.21%) Mac OS X
8 130 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 120 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (0.77%) Solaris
11 84 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 75 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 23 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.088%) AIX
18 11 (0.081%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.074%) CentOS
19 10 (0.074%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4681 (34.46%) Asset Management
2 4611 (33.95%) Wealth Management
3 4601 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2316 (17.05%) E-Commerce
5 2206 (16.24%) Project Management
6 2033 (14.97%) SDLC
7 1688 (12.43%) Scrum
8 1292 (9.51%) Analytics
9 1282 (9.44%) Business Analysis
10 1117 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 1053 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
12 1049 (7.72%) TDD
13 950 (6.99%) OO
14 937 (6.90%) Test Automation
15 914 (6.73%) BDD
16 895 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
17 889 (6.55%) Software Engineering
18 815 (6.00%) MVC
19 803 (5.91%) ITIL
20 724 (5.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2927 (21.55%) Java
2 2235 (16.46%) SQL
3 1599 (11.77%) JavaScript
4 1261 (9.28%) C#
5 770 (5.67%) Python
6 467 (3.44%) PHP
7 403 (2.97%) R
8 326 (2.40%) C++
9 320 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 310 (2.28%) PL/SQL
11 301 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 277 (2.04%) Perl
13 252 (1.86%) C
14 165 (1.21%) Ruby
15 152 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 150 (1.10%) Scala
17 135 (0.99%) Bash Shell
18 124 (0.91%) VB.NET
19 103 (0.76%) VB
20 101 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1746 (12.86%) Degree
2 403 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 202 (1.49%) ISEB
4 175 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 160 (1.18%) CISSP
6 145 (1.07%) Master's Degree
7 125 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
8 117 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 116 (0.85%) MCSE
10 111 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 99 (0.73%) CISM
12 87 (0.64%) CCA
13 85 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
14 82 (0.60%) PMP
15 75 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
16 74 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 65 (0.48%) CISA
17 65 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
18 47 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 42 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1088 (8.01%) QA
2 257 (1.89%) PMO
3 155 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 153 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 150 (1.10%) SLA
6 91 (0.67%) Basel III
7 87 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 66 (0.49%) MiFID
9 62 (0.46%) GDPR
10 45 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 42 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
12 34 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 31 (0.23%) ISO 20022
14 29 (0.21%) EMIR
15 26 (0.19%) COBIT
16 18 (0.13%) BS25999
17 14 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
18 11 (0.081%) IFRS
19 10 (0.074%) GCP
20 8 (0.059%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 388 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 184 (1.35%) Docker
3 140 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.67%) XenApp
5 87 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 71 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 37 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 32 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (0.18%) HDFS
11 23 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (0.16%) vSphere
13 19 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.13%) Postfix
15 16 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.066%) Shibboleth
17 7 (0.052%) Xen
18 6 (0.044%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 155 (1.14%) Puppet
2 136 (1.00%) SCCM
3 104 (0.77%) AirWatch
4 95 (0.70%) Ansible
5 93 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 48 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 46 (0.34%) Terraform
9 30 (0.22%) PowerBroker
10 25 (0.18%) Kibana
11 23 (0.17%) WSUS
12 21 (0.15%) Salt
13 20 (0.15%) logstash
14 14 (0.10%) Capistrano
15 13 (0.096%) Mesos
15 13 (0.096%) Tivoli
16 12 (0.088%) FortiGate
17 11 (0.081%) Oozie
17 11 (0.081%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 10 (0.074%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1660 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 1636 (12.05%) Oracle
3 856 (6.30%) SAP
4 348 (2.56%) Murex
5 345 (2.54%) Tableau
6 324 (2.39%) VMware
7 270 (1.99%) Google
8 214 (1.58%) Sybase
9 211 (1.55%) Apple
10 206 (1.52%) hybris
11 179 (1.32%) Cognizant
12 171 (1.26%) Citrix
13 165 (1.21%) IBM
14 160 (1.18%) ION Trading
15 148 (1.09%) Cisco
16 128 (0.94%) TIBCO
17 117 (0.86%) Red Hat
18 115 (0.85%) ServiceNow
19 112 (0.82%) Adobe
20 96 (0.71%) Informatica