Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 46 44
Rank change year-on-year -68 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,376 7,033 9,039
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 5.14% 5.48%
As % of the General category 7.47% 13.04% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,193 5,410 7,252
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,400 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% -1.96%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,000 £85,125 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +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 18,414 53,916 70,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.60% 39.41% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14,658 40,565 54,175
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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 -62 1,314 £55,000 +2.42% 529
UK excluding London -81 704 £45,000 -5.26% 394
London -51 628 £65,000 +4.00% 155
North of England -35 234 £45,000 - 130
North West -17 171 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Work from Home -75 158 £53,750 -10.42% 76
South East -81 151 £50,000 - 76
Midlands -50 132 £47,500 - 94
South West -26 121 £42,500 -15.00% 40
West Midlands -45 71 £47,500 +1.06% 55
East Midlands -26 61 £47,500 - 39
Yorkshire -27 56 £43,000 +7.50% 39
East of England -63 30 £47,500 - 32
Scotland -45 19 £41,250 -8.54% 13
Wales +12 10 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North East +17 7 £38,750 -29.55% 10
Northern Ireland -8 7 £46,000 +15.00% 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 448 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (24.85%) E-Commerce
3 316 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 301 (21.88%) Finance
5 255 (18.53%) SQL
6 182 (13.23%) Azure
7 178 (12.94%) DevOps
8 176 (12.79%) AWS
9 174 (12.65%) Java
10 171 (12.43%) HTML
11 163 (11.85%) Microsoft
12 156 (11.34%) Python
13 149 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
14 148 (10.76%) CSS
15 144 (10.47%) C#
16 142 (10.32%) React
17 133 (9.67%) Analytics
18 131 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
19 130 (9.45%) Scrum
20 128 (9.30%) .NET
21 124 (9.01%) Linux
22 123 (8.94%) Degree
23 119 (8.65%) Marketing
24 118 (8.58%) Node.js
25 115 (8.36%) SQL Server
26 112 (8.14%) PHP
27 110 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
28 109 (7.92%) Software Engineering
28 109 (7.92%) Git (software)
29 104 (7.56%) Banking

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 30 (2.18%) Apache
2 26 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.53%) Confluence
4 20 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.38%) CMS
6 15 (1.09%) nginx
6 15 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.65%) WordPress
9 7 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.44%) SAS
10 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.36%) Tornado
12 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.29%) Luigi
12 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 44 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.44%) Sketch
7 4 (0.29%) InVision
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.073%) Figma
10 1 (0.073%) InDesign
10 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (3.71%) Magento
2 28 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.24%) Shopify
4 13 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
4 13 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.87%) SAP Retail
6 11 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.73%) R3 Corda
7 10 (0.73%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.44%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.36%) Social Studio
11 4 (0.29%) Endur
11 4 (0.29%) Findur
11 4 (0.29%) SAP CAR
11 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 182 (13.23%) Azure
2 176 (12.79%) AWS
3 76 (5.52%) GCP
4 73 (5.31%) SaaS
5 47 (3.42%) Office 365
6 42 (3.05%) Serverless
7 41 (2.98%) Power Platform
8 34 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
8 34 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (2.47%) GitHub
9 26 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
10 18 (1.31%) Google Analytics
11 17 (1.24%) Firebase
11 17 (1.24%) IaaS
12 16 (1.16%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.02%) iPaaS
14 13 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.87%) Azure Functions
16 11 (0.80%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 11 (0.80%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.83%) Firewall
2 21 (1.53%) Internet
3 18 (1.31%) Network Security
4 11 (0.80%) Skype
4 11 (0.80%) Wireless
5 10 (0.73%) DNS
6 9 (0.65%) LAN
7 7 (0.51%) 5G
7 7 (0.51%) VPN
7 7 (0.51%) WAN
7 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.44%) Broadband
8 6 (0.44%) DHCP
9 5 (0.36%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.36%) SMS
9 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.36%) WLAN
10 4 (0.29%) HTTP
10 4 (0.29%) MPLS
10 4 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.90%) MySQL
3 44 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 43 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (2.91%) Power BI
6 39 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 38 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.33%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.25%) Big Data
11 29 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (1.67%) Tableau
13 19 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 18 (1.31%) Redis
15 17 (1.24%) Looker
16 16 (1.16%) BigQuery
17 15 (1.09%) Data Lake
17 15 (1.09%) SAP HANA
18 14 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 109 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 82 (5.96%) JIRA
3 37 (2.69%) Selenium
4 33 (2.40%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 28 (2.03%) Mocha
6 28 (2.03%) webpack
7 27 (1.96%) Jasmine
8 25 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 20 (1.45%) eggPlant
10 19 (1.38%) Android Studio
10 19 (1.38%) Maven
11 16 (1.16%) PHPUnit
12 15 (1.09%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.09%) Xcode
13 12 (0.87%) Gradle
14 11 (0.80%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.73%) Appium
16 9 (0.65%) Calabash
General
1 301 (21.88%) Finance
2 119 (8.65%) Marketing
3 104 (7.56%) Banking
4 82 (5.96%) Manufacturing
5 49 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.98%) Public Sector
7 34 (2.47%) Automotive
8 23 (1.67%) Advertising
9 20 (1.45%) Legal
10 19 (1.38%) Law
11 17 (1.24%) Games
12 16 (1.16%) Publishing
13 15 (1.09%) Back Office
14 12 (0.87%) Digital Economy
14 12 (0.87%) Police
14 12 (0.87%) Private Banking
14 12 (0.87%) Wholesale Banking
15 11 (0.80%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (28.63%) Developer
2 140 (10.17%) Analyst
3 90 (6.54%) Architect
4 65 (4.72%) Senior Developer
5 62 (4.51%) PHP Developer
6 54 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 54 (3.92%) Consultant
6 54 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 49 (3.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 45 (3.27%) Java Developer
9 43 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 42 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
10 42 (3.05%) Software Engineer
11 41 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (2.83%) Project Manager
13 37 (2.69%) E-Commerce Developer
14 33 (2.40%) Web Developer
15 31 (2.25%) Security Engineer
15 31 (2.25%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (12.43%) HTML
2 148 (10.76%) CSS
3 142 (10.32%) React
4 128 (9.30%) .NET
5 118 (8.58%) Node.js
6 67 (4.87%) AngularJS
7 54 (3.92%) Web Services
8 53 (3.85%) REST
9 52 (3.78%) ASP.NET
10 51 (3.71%) HTML5
11 50 (3.63%) Spring
12 45 (3.27%) RESTful
13 42 (3.05%) Laravel
14 40 (2.91%) Vue.js
15 39 (2.83%) CSS3
15 39 (2.83%) Redux
16 38 (2.76%) JSON
16 38 (2.76%) SOAP
17 34 (2.47%) jQuery
18 31 (2.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (7.27%) User Experience
3 95 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 57 (4.14%) FMCG
5 50 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 31 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.82%) EPoS
11 21 (1.53%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.45%) Mainframe
13 17 (1.24%) Social Media
14 15 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.02%) Driving Licence
16 13 (0.94%) NHS
16 13 (0.94%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (9.01%) Linux
2 99 (7.19%) Windows
3 42 (3.05%) Android
4 40 (2.91%) Unix
5 37 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.51%) AIX
11 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.51%) Solaris
12 5 (0.36%) CentOS
13 4 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.15%) Debian
15 2 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (24.85%) E-Commerce
3 178 (12.94%) DevOps
4 149 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
5 133 (9.67%) Analytics
6 130 (9.45%) Scrum
7 110 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
8 109 (7.92%) Software Engineering
9 96 (6.98%) Test Automation
10 92 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 91 (6.61%) Microservices
12 88 (6.40%) TDD
13 86 (6.25%) Web Development
14 84 (6.10%) Mentoring
14 84 (6.10%) MVC
14 84 (6.10%) SDLC
15 78 (5.67%) BDD
16 76 (5.52%) Requirements Gathering
17 74 (5.38%) Front End Development
18 73 (5.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 316 (22.97%) JavaScript
2 255 (18.53%) SQL
3 174 (12.65%) Java
4 156 (11.34%) Python
5 144 (10.47%) C#
6 112 (8.14%) PHP
7 54 (3.92%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.25%) C++
9 27 (1.96%) Kotlin
10 23 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.60%) C
11 22 (1.60%) Go
12 20 (1.45%) ES6
13 17 (1.24%) Perl
13 17 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.24%) Scala
14 16 (1.16%) R
14 16 (1.16%) Ruby
15 14 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (8.94%) Degree
2 34 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 31 (2.25%) ISEB
5 22 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 20 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.24%) CISSP
8 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.73%) MCSE
11 9 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (0.58%) CCNA
13 7 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.44%) CCNP
14 6 (0.44%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.36%) MCP
16 4 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.09%) QA
2 22 (1.60%) GDPR
3 20 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.09%) SLA
5 14 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.94%) NIST
6 13 (0.94%) PMO
7 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) EMIR
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.22%) SEPA
10 1 (0.073%) COBIT
10 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 101 (7.34%) Docker
2 39 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.36%) XenApp
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) Firmware
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) NDS
6 3 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.15%) Btrfs
7 2 (0.15%) Ceph
7 2 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.15%) DRBD
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.073%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 84 (6.10%) Kubernetes
2 80 (5.81%) Terraform
3 43 (3.13%) Ansible
4 12 (0.87%) Puppet
5 11 (0.80%) SCCM
6 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.36%) Istio
8 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.29%) Oozie
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.22%) Clonezilla
9 3 (0.22%) Kibana
9 3 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.22%) Packer
9 3 (0.22%) SCOM
9 3 (0.22%) WSUS
10 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 163 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 92 (6.69%) SAP
3 82 (5.96%) Oracle
4 79 (5.74%) Google
5 50 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (2.83%) VMware
7 29 (2.11%) Adobe
8 24 (1.74%) Cisco
9 23 (1.67%) IBM
10 19 (1.38%) hybris
11 18 (1.31%) Zend
12 17 (1.24%) Databricks
13 13 (0.94%) JDA
14 12 (0.87%) Apple
14 12 (0.87%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.73%) Citrix
16 9 (0.65%) HP
17 8 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.58%) SolarWinds
18 7 (0.51%) Sage