Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 10,062 10,068 12,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.75% 5.68% 5.97%
As % of the General category 13.86% 13.28% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,594 7,885 9,513
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 72,616 75,809 89,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.48% 42.76% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 55,982 57,768 72,593
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 18 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 July 2018. 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 +2 9,556 £50,000 -4.76% 1,345
UK excluding London +9 5,763 £45,000 - 889
London -4 3,956 £60,000 - 501
North of England +12 1,618 £42,500 - 286
South East +12 1,474 £47,500 - 206
Midlands +1 1,114 £42,500 +6.25% 197
East of England +7 958 £50,000 -4.76% 78
North West -2 804 £42,500 +2.41% 161
Yorkshire +29 748 £43,000 -4.44% 112
West Midlands 0 630 £40,000 - 110
East Midlands +3 491 £42,500 +5.59% 86
South West +6 448 £46,000 +2.22% 74
Scotland -16 120 £42,500 +3.66% 27
North East +3 66 £19,750 -34.17% 13
Wales +8 50 £37,000 -17.78% 11
Northern Ireland -15 15 £44,500 -11.00% 9
Channel Islands - 2 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 3,420 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 3,019 (30.00%) Finance
3 2,068 (20.55%) SQL
4 1,920 (19.08%) E-Commerce
5 1,601 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 1,556 (15.46%) JavaScript
7 1,315 (13.07%) C#
8 1,303 (12.95%) Java
9 1,270 (12.62%) .NET
10 1,233 (12.25%) HTML
11 1,182 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
12 1,142 (11.35%) CSS
13 1,128 (11.21%) Scrum
14 1,102 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
15 1,097 (10.90%) SQL Server
16 1,093 (10.86%) Degree
17 1,058 (10.51%) Project Management
18 902 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
19 887 (8.82%) TDD
20 873 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
21 866 (8.61%) Marketing
22 839 (8.34%) Microsoft Azure
23 819 (8.14%) Analytics
24 804 (7.99%) Windows
25 793 (7.88%) MVC
25 793 (7.88%) DevOps
26 772 (7.67%) Git (software)
27 764 (7.59%) Python
28 762 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
29 741 (7.36%) Test Automation

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
1 186 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 166 (1.65%) CMS
3 137 (1.36%) Apache
4 129 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 122 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 118 (1.17%) SAS
7 110 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 108 (1.07%) Confluence
9 105 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 102 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 90 (0.89%) IIS
12 83 (0.82%) JBoss
13 52 (0.52%) Drupal
14 49 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 46 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 43 (0.43%) WordPress
17 38 (0.38%) Skype for Business
18 36 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 35 (0.35%) Umbraco
20 31 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 387 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 338 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 82 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 64 (0.64%) SPSS
6 63 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 56 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 42 (0.42%) Chatbot
9 37 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 31 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 29 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 25 (0.25%) InVision
12 25 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.099%) InDesign
14 5 (0.050%) UXPin
15 4 (0.040%) UserZoom
16 3 (0.030%) Mathematica
17 2 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
17 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.020%) Revit
Business Applications
1 212 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 210 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 145 (1.44%) NetSuite
4 110 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 101 (1.00%) Magento
6 78 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
7 50 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 46 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
9 34 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
10 32 (0.32%) SAP Business One
10 32 (0.32%) SAP Retail
11 28 (0.28%) SAP SD
12 25 (0.25%) SAP CO
12 25 (0.25%) SAP FI
12 25 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
13 22 (0.22%) SAP APO
14 21 (0.21%) SAP SCM
15 18 (0.18%) SAP QM
16 16 (0.16%) BusinessWare
16 16 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 902 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 839 (8.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 389 (3.87%) SaaS
4 282 (2.80%) Office 365
5 185 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 148 (1.47%) PaaS
7 128 (1.27%) IaaS
8 120 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 120 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
9 89 (0.88%) GitHub
10 82 (0.81%) Google Analytics
11 61 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 55 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 53 (0.53%) Serverless
14 47 (0.47%) G Suite
15 44 (0.44%) Slack
16 38 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (0.37%) Amazon S3
18 26 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 18 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 375 (3.73%) Firewall
2 290 (2.88%) LAN
3 282 (2.80%) WAN
4 262 (2.60%) Wireless
5 227 (2.26%) DNS
6 198 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 171 (1.70%) Internet
8 137 (1.36%) DHCP
9 122 (1.21%) Network Security
10 111 (1.10%) VPN
11 105 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
12 100 (0.99%) Unified Communications
13 93 (0.92%) SAN
14 84 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (0.80%) VoIP
16 74 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
17 68 (0.68%) MPLS
17 68 (0.68%) OSPF
18 62 (0.62%) WLAN
19 56 (0.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,097 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 516 (5.13%) MySQL
3 423 (4.20%) Big Data
4 404 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 403 (4.01%) NoSQL
6 300 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 296 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 277 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 244 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 229 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 173 (1.72%) Power BI
12 165 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 152 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 141 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 104 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 89 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
17 87 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 85 (0.84%) Redis
19 78 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
20 74 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 772 (7.67%) Git (software)
2 431 (4.28%) JIRA
3 368 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 327 (3.25%) Selenium
5 197 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 138 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 121 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 111 (1.10%) Subversion
9 110 (1.09%) Maven
10 103 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 102 (1.01%) JUnit
12 101 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 98 (0.97%) SpecFlow
14 96 (0.95%) SoapUI
14 96 (0.95%) WebDriver
15 88 (0.87%) gulp
15 88 (0.87%) JMeter
16 80 (0.80%) Grunt
17 74 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
18 70 (0.70%) NUnit
General
1 3,019 (30.00%) Finance
2 866 (8.61%) Marketing
3 671 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 577 (5.73%) Banking
5 494 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 360 (3.58%) Advertising
7 213 (2.12%) Games
8 196 (1.95%) Publishing
9 174 (1.73%) Legal
10 171 (1.70%) Back Office
11 137 (1.36%) Automotive
12 135 (1.34%) Electronics
13 127 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 123 (1.22%) Retail Banking
15 108 (1.07%) Billing
16 87 (0.86%) Law
17 62 (0.62%) Investment Banking
18 57 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.49%) Local Government
20 45 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,358 (23.43%) Developer
2 1,568 (15.58%) Analyst
3 695 (6.91%) Architect
4 636 (6.32%) Consultant
5 588 (5.84%) Business Analyst
6 529 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 527 (5.24%) .NET Developer
8 452 (4.49%) Senior Developer
9 364 (3.62%) C# Developer
10 350 (3.48%) Java Developer
11 337 (3.35%) Software Developer
12 304 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 257 (2.55%) PHP Developer
14 251 (2.49%) IT Manager
15 245 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
16 223 (2.22%) Junior
17 222 (2.21%) Support Analyst
18 203 (2.02%) Administrator
18 203 (2.02%) JavaScript Developer
19 195 (1.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,270 (12.62%) .NET
2 1,233 (12.25%) HTML
3 1,142 (11.35%) CSS
4 617 (6.13%) AngularJS
5 590 (5.86%) ASP.NET
6 553 (5.50%) Web Services
7 534 (5.31%) jQuery
8 427 (4.24%) RESTful
9 423 (4.20%) REST
10 410 (4.07%) React
11 400 (3.98%) HTML5
12 359 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 340 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 336 (3.34%) Node.js
15 335 (3.33%) Spring
16 287 (2.85%) .NET Framework
17 279 (2.77%) XML
18 263 (2.61%) CSS3
19 228 (2.27%) JSON
20 184 (1.83%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,102 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 585 (5.81%) User Experience
3 432 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 400 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
5 364 (3.62%) Computer Science
6 324 (3.22%) Data Centre
7 315 (3.13%) EPoS
8 305 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 279 (2.77%) Mobile App
10 251 (2.49%) FMCG
11 244 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
12 182 (1.81%) Fintech
13 162 (1.61%) NHS
14 143 (1.42%) Algorithms
15 132 (1.31%) Driving Licence
16 119 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 111 (1.10%) iPad
18 90 (0.89%) Social Media
19 75 (0.75%) Public Cloud
20 68 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 804 (7.99%) Windows
2 733 (7.28%) Linux
3 296 (2.94%) Unix
4 289 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 216 (2.15%) Android
6 156 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 125 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 108 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 88 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 50 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 40 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
15 35 (0.35%) AIX
16 30 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.27%) Windows Phone
19 25 (0.25%) Mac OS
19 25 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,420 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,920 (19.08%) E-Commerce
3 1,182 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
4 1,128 (11.21%) Scrum
5 1,058 (10.51%) Project Management
6 887 (8.82%) TDD
7 873 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 819 (8.14%) Analytics
9 793 (7.88%) DevOps
9 793 (7.88%) MVC
10 762 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
11 741 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 708 (7.04%) ITIL
13 620 (6.16%) Software Engineering
14 616 (6.12%) ERP
15 581 (5.77%) Mentoring
16 571 (5.67%) SDLC
17 550 (5.47%) CRM
18 547 (5.44%) Microservices
19 542 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,068 (20.55%) SQL
2 1,556 (15.46%) JavaScript
3 1,315 (13.07%) C#
4 1,303 (12.95%) Java
5 764 (7.59%) Python
6 605 (6.01%) PHP
7 288 (2.86%) C
8 267 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 245 (2.43%) Ruby
10 200 (1.99%) Scala
11 194 (1.93%) Java 8
12 173 (1.72%) R
13 160 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 157 (1.56%) C++
15 116 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 104 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 103 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 99 (0.98%) Go
19 92 (0.91%) VB.NET
20 90 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,093 (10.86%) Degree
2 255 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
3 195 (1.94%) CCNA
4 155 (1.54%) CISSP
5 154 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 145 (1.44%) CCNP
7 129 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 129 (1.28%) Security Cleared
8 93 (0.92%) CISM
9 92 (0.91%) ISEB
10 83 (0.82%) MCSE
11 75 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 73 (0.73%) PMP
13 66 (0.66%) CCIE
14 63 (0.63%) SC Cleared
15 59 (0.59%) CISA
16 53 (0.53%) SSCP
17 51 (0.51%) GIAC
18 50 (0.50%) ISTQB
18 50 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 565 (5.62%) QA
2 293 (2.91%) SLA
3 188 (1.87%) PMO
4 176 (1.75%) GDPR
5 118 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 102 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 85 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 69 (0.69%) COBIT
9 53 (0.53%) GCP
10 42 (0.42%) PSD2
11 21 (0.21%) ISO 22301
12 14 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 14 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.089%) IFRS
15 9 (0.089%) IFRS 9
16 8 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
17 6 (0.060%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 6 (0.060%) NIST 800
System Software
1 376 (3.74%) Active Directory
1 376 (3.74%) Docker
2 252 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 51 (0.51%) HDFS
5 40 (0.40%) XenApp
6 39 (0.39%) vSphere
7 29 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.18%) Firmware
12 17 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.13%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.11%) XenServer
17 10 (0.099%) Ceph
17 10 (0.099%) KVM
Systems Management
1 200 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 198 (1.97%) Puppet
3 195 (1.94%) Ansible
4 175 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 160 (1.59%) Terraform
6 134 (1.33%) SCCM
7 40 (0.40%) SCOM
8 36 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
9 32 (0.32%) Marathon
10 26 (0.26%) AirWatch
11 25 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (0.25%) ZABBIX
12 19 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 15 (0.15%) Cacti
14 15 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.15%) Mesos
14 15 (0.15%) Salt
14 15 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,601 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 710 (7.06%) SAP
3 649 (6.45%) Oracle
4 449 (4.46%) Google
5 426 (4.23%) VMware
6 417 (4.14%) Cisco
7 199 (1.98%) Tableau
8 174 (1.73%) hybris
9 165 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 147 (1.46%) HP
11 144 (1.43%) Adobe
12 143 (1.42%) IBM
13 136 (1.35%) Apple
14 128 (1.27%) CheckPoint
15 127 (1.26%) F5
16 109 (1.08%) Dell
17 106 (1.05%) NetApp
17 106 (1.05%) Sage
18 100 (0.99%) Citrix
19 98 (0.97%) Splunk