Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 44 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 7,697 9,702 10,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.08% 5.58% 5.86%
As % of the General category 12.99% 13.04% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,606 7,546 8,319
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +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 59,271 74,417 75,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.14% 42.78% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 45,279 56,255 60,702
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +3.49%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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 7,351 £52,500 +5.00% 1,370
UK excluding London -5 4,105 £45,000 - 892
London -3 3,347 £60,000 - 529
South East -3 1,076 £50,000 +11.11% 186
Midlands +1 964 £47,500 +11.76% 178
North of England -14 891 £42,500 -4.49% 306
East of England +10 710 £50,000 - 95
North West -14 520 £42,500 -5.56% 171
East Midlands +10 491 £47,500 +5.56% 78
West Midlands -7 471 £47,500 +18.75% 100
South West +1 340 £45,000 - 76
Yorkshire -20 338 £40,000 -5.88% 120
Scotland -34 118 £43,750 -12.50% 33
Wales -48 38 £35,000 +2.94% 15
North East -13 33 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Northern Ireland -2 14 £45,000 +5.88% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 2,709 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,989 (25.84%) Finance
3 1,518 (19.72%) E-Commerce
4 1,430 (18.58%) SQL
5 1,194 (15.51%) Microsoft
6 1,111 (14.43%) JavaScript
7 1,047 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
8 988 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
9 937 (12.17%) Java
10 936 (12.16%) Degree
11 880 (11.43%) Scrum
12 873 (11.34%) C#
13 855 (11.11%) HTML
14 848 (11.02%) Analytics
15 829 (10.77%) .NET
15 829 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
16 826 (10.73%) CSS
17 820 (10.65%) Project Management
18 786 (10.21%) SQL Server
19 773 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
20 726 (9.43%) Marketing
21 682 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
22 680 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
23 660 (8.57%) Python
24 639 (8.30%) DevOps
25 638 (8.29%) Software Engineering
26 629 (8.17%) TDD
27 600 (7.80%) QA
28 583 (7.57%) User Experience
29 577 (7.50%) Telecoms

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
1 199 (2.59%) Apache Spark
2 168 (2.18%) Confluence
3 153 (1.99%) Apache
4 142 (1.84%) SAS
5 139 (1.81%) CMS
6 122 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 104 (1.35%) MS Exchange
8 83 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 77 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 77 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 70 (0.91%) IIS
11 48 (0.62%) nginx
12 45 (0.58%) JBoss
13 41 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
14 36 (0.47%) Skype for Business
15 35 (0.45%) WordPress
16 31 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 25 (0.32%) EPiServer
18 24 (0.31%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 249 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 240 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 90 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 59 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 54 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
8 48 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 46 (0.60%) InVision
10 30 (0.39%) SPSS
11 23 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
12 20 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
13 18 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
14 16 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
14 16 (0.21%) Chatbot
15 14 (0.18%) InDesign
16 5 (0.065%) Fireworks
17 4 (0.052%) Flinto
18 3 (0.039%) UXPin
18 3 (0.039%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 122 (1.59%) Magento
2 94 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 59 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 57 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 55 (0.71%) NetSuite
6 40 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
7 30 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
8 28 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
9 27 (0.35%) SAP CRM
9 27 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
9 27 (0.35%) SAP Retail
10 25 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
11 22 (0.29%) Shopify
12 20 (0.26%) SAP CO
12 20 (0.26%) SAP FI
12 20 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.21%) SAP Business One
14 13 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.16%) SAP ERP
16 11 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 829 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 773 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
3 280 (3.64%) SaaS
4 265 (3.44%) Office 365
5 241 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 111 (1.44%) PaaS
7 94 (1.22%) GitHub
8 83 (1.08%) Serverless
9 81 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 77 (1.00%) G Suite
11 69 (0.90%) IaaS
12 66 (0.86%) Slack
13 56 (0.73%) Google Analytics
14 54 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
15 53 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 46 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
17 38 (0.49%) npm
18 32 (0.42%) Amazon S3
19 31 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
20 30 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 360 (4.68%) Firewall
2 196 (2.55%) Internet
3 184 (2.39%) WAN
4 169 (2.20%) LAN
5 160 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 136 (1.77%) Network Security
7 126 (1.64%) DNS
8 123 (1.60%) VoIP
9 113 (1.47%) Wireshark
10 101 (1.31%) DHCP
11 100 (1.30%) OSPF
12 99 (1.29%) Wireless
13 86 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
14 82 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
15 81 (1.05%) SAN
16 78 (1.01%) Ethernet
17 76 (0.99%) HTTP
18 68 (0.88%) BGP
19 66 (0.86%) MPLS
20 63 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 430 (5.59%) Big Data
3 357 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 340 (4.42%) MySQL
5 270 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 257 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 254 (3.30%) Power BI
8 223 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 221 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 214 (2.78%) Relational Database
11 203 (2.64%) MongoDB
12 178 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
13 141 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 110 (1.43%) Apache Hive
15 106 (1.38%) Redis
16 80 (1.04%) SAP HANA
17 75 (0.97%) Data Lake
18 64 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
19 63 (0.82%) Data Mining
20 60 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 501 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 458 (5.95%) JIRA
3 282 (3.66%) Selenium
4 275 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 160 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 151 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 113 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 111 (1.44%) JMeter
9 103 (1.34%) Visual Studio
10 99 (1.29%) Maven
11 88 (1.14%) webpack
12 87 (1.13%) JUnit
13 86 (1.12%) SoapUI
14 74 (0.96%) gulp
15 72 (0.94%) WebDriver
16 66 (0.86%) NUnit
17 64 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
18 63 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 59 (0.77%) Grunt
19 59 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 1,989 (25.84%) Finance
2 726 (9.43%) Marketing
3 577 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 502 (6.52%) Banking
5 365 (4.74%) Manufacturing
6 199 (2.59%) Advertising
7 147 (1.91%) Automotive
8 145 (1.88%) Electronics
9 141 (1.83%) Legal
10 121 (1.57%) Games
11 108 (1.40%) Back Office
12 103 (1.34%) Publishing
13 78 (1.01%) Retail Banking
14 76 (0.99%) Retail Finance
15 71 (0.92%) Law
16 66 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (0.74%) Investment Banking
18 44 (0.57%) Local Government
19 37 (0.48%) Financial Institution
20 36 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,754 (22.79%) Developer
2 1,263 (16.41%) Analyst
3 528 (6.86%) Architect
4 461 (5.99%) Senior Developer
5 421 (5.47%) Business Analyst
6 381 (4.95%) Consultant
7 365 (4.74%) Project Manager
8 358 (4.65%) .NET Developer
9 279 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
10 275 (3.57%) Java Developer
11 226 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
12 222 (2.88%) C# Developer
13 206 (2.68%) Designer
13 206 (2.68%) IT Manager
14 203 (2.64%) Software Engineer
15 200 (2.60%) Junior
16 168 (2.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 159 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
18 157 (2.04%) PHP Developer
19 155 (2.01%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (11.11%) HTML
2 829 (10.77%) .NET
3 826 (10.73%) CSS
4 499 (6.48%) AngularJS
5 450 (5.85%) Web Services
6 405 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 368 (4.78%) React
8 363 (4.72%) HTML5
9 332 (4.31%) REST
10 318 (4.13%) Spring
11 296 (3.85%) RESTful
12 295 (3.83%) Node.js
13 282 (3.66%) jQuery
14 273 (3.55%) XML
15 252 (3.27%) CSS3
16 211 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 211 (2.74%) Kafka
17 210 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
18 201 (2.61%) JSON
19 174 (2.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 988 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 583 (7.57%) User Experience
3 391 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 264 (3.43%) Fintech
5 255 (3.31%) FMCG
6 230 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 226 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 220 (2.86%) Data Centre
9 197 (2.56%) EPoS
10 193 (2.51%) Management Information System
11 154 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 140 (1.82%) Algorithms
13 93 (1.21%) NHS
14 76 (0.99%) Blog
15 74 (0.96%) Robotics
16 73 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 72 (0.94%) Social Media
18 69 (0.90%) Public Cloud
19 65 (0.84%) Data Structures
20 61 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 560 (7.28%) Windows
2 535 (6.95%) Linux
3 230 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 167 (2.17%) Unix
5 161 (2.09%) Android
6 152 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 124 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 109 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 82 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 46 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (0.45%) AIX
13 27 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.26%) CentOS
14 20 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,709 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,518 (19.72%) E-Commerce
3 1,047 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
4 880 (11.43%) Scrum
5 848 (11.02%) Analytics
6 820 (10.65%) Project Management
7 682 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
8 680 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 639 (8.30%) DevOps
10 638 (8.29%) Software Engineering
11 629 (8.17%) TDD
12 562 (7.30%) Test Automation
13 502 (6.52%) Microservices
14 434 (5.64%) ITIL
15 433 (5.63%) SDLC
16 431 (5.60%) MVC
17 423 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
18 413 (5.37%) Mentoring
19 371 (4.82%) Business Analysis
20 366 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,430 (18.58%) SQL
2 1,111 (14.43%) JavaScript
3 937 (12.17%) Java
4 873 (11.34%) C#
5 660 (8.57%) Python
6 405 (5.26%) PHP
7 292 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 169 (2.20%) R
9 166 (2.16%) Scala
10 162 (2.10%) Java 8
11 149 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 145 (1.88%) C
13 128 (1.66%) Ruby
14 106 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 100 (1.30%) Go
16 88 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 86 (1.12%) C++
18 85 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 83 (1.08%) ES6
20 70 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 936 (12.16%) Degree
2 300 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 182 (2.36%) CISSP
4 167 (2.17%) CCNA
5 157 (2.04%) ISEB
6 156 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 151 (1.96%) CCNP
8 130 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 99 (1.29%) MCSE
10 92 (1.20%) Security Cleared
11 83 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 82 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 79 (1.03%) SC Cleared
14 74 (0.96%) SSCP
15 67 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 67 (0.87%) CCIE
16 64 (0.83%) PMI Certification
17 63 (0.82%) CISM
18 62 (0.81%) CEH
19 55 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (7.80%) QA
2 204 (2.65%) GDPR
3 190 (2.47%) SLA
4 132 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 103 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 103 (1.34%) PMO
6 64 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.55%) COBIT
8 33 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.16%) FATCA
12 9 (0.12%) IFRS
12 9 (0.12%) SEPA
13 6 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.078%) PSD2
14 5 (0.065%) COSO
14 5 (0.065%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.052%) HIPAA
System Software
1 411 (5.34%) Docker
2 319 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 189 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.48%) vSphere
6 28 (0.36%) HDFS
7 22 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 20 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 16 (0.21%) XenApp
12 13 (0.17%) Snort
13 12 (0.16%) iptables
13 12 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 11 (0.14%) XenServer
15 10 (0.13%) Firmware
16 9 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 216 (2.81%) Kubernetes
2 137 (1.78%) Terraform
3 115 (1.49%) Ansible
4 109 (1.42%) Puppet
5 94 (1.22%) SCCM
6 86 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (0.82%) Stealthwatch
8 57 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 54 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
10 51 (0.66%) RSA Security Analytics
11 48 (0.62%) Mesos
12 42 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
13 40 (0.52%) Marathon
14 38 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
15 35 (0.45%) Nessus
16 30 (0.39%) SCOM
17 26 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
18 23 (0.30%) Grafana
19 22 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
20 20 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,194 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 453 (5.89%) SAP
3 429 (5.57%) Oracle
4 393 (5.11%) Google
5 357 (4.64%) Cisco
6 353 (4.59%) VMware
7 234 (3.04%) Tableau
8 151 (1.96%) IBM
9 145 (1.88%) Adobe
10 143 (1.86%) CheckPoint
11 125 (1.62%) Symantec
12 119 (1.55%) HP
13 112 (1.46%) Splunk
14 102 (1.33%) Red Hat
15 100 (1.30%) SolarWinds
16 98 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
17 90 (1.17%) Citrix
18 75 (0.97%) Demandware
19 72 (0.94%) hybris
20 71 (0.92%) Dell