Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -40 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Retail 2,243 7,578 9,748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.61% 5.34% 5.75%
As % of the General category 9.19% 13.45% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 5,773 7,636
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £81,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 24,412 56,328 73,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.31% 39.71% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,703 42,392 56,019
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -39 2,121 £56,514 +4.65% 387
UK excluding London -38 1,171 £45,000 -5.26% 291
London -37 999 £67,470 +7.95% 119
North of England -20 337 £45,000 - 97
South East -43 290 £50,000 - 50
North West -22 214 £52,500 +10.53% 61
Work from Home -17 212 £62,500 +8.70% 29
Midlands -34 191 £45,000 - 62
South West -4 170 £45,000 -10.00% 27
East of England -28 117 £50,000 -4.76% 30
Yorkshire +3 113 £37,500 -11.76% 27
West Midlands -42 97 £47,500 +11.76% 23
East Midlands -16 94 £45,000 - 39
Scotland -46 36 £38,428 -14.91% 19
Wales +17 27 £41,500 +3.75% 5
North East +19 10 £48,000 +7.87% 9
Northern Ireland +8 6 £46,000 +53.33% 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 771 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (24.48%) E-Commerce
3 507 (22.60%) JavaScript
4 489 (21.80%) Finance
5 393 (17.52%) SQL
6 364 (16.23%) Azure
7 316 (14.09%) Java
8 305 (13.60%) Microsoft
9 303 (13.51%) HTML
10 296 (13.20%) DevOps
11 284 (12.66%) C#
12 273 (12.17%) CSS
13 268 (11.95%) AWS
14 264 (11.77%) .NET
15 259 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
16 255 (11.37%) Scrum
17 224 (9.99%) Degree
18 217 (9.67%) SQL Server
19 214 (9.54%) Linux
20 210 (9.36%) Software Engineering
21 209 (9.32%) Python
22 205 (9.14%) Analytics
23 198 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
24 196 (8.74%) Windows
25 193 (8.60%) PHP
26 185 (8.25%) User Experience
27 175 (7.80%) Docker
27 175 (7.80%) MVC
28 174 (7.76%) React
29 173 (7.71%) 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 51 (2.27%) Apache
2 49 (2.18%) Confluence
3 40 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.65%) CMS
6 30 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 18 (0.80%) nginx
8 17 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 15 (0.67%) IIS
10 12 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.45%) Jupyter
13 9 (0.40%) SAS
13 9 (0.40%) WordPress
14 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.31%) Tornado
16 6 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
16 6 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 83 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.29%) Photoshop
5 25 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.07%) Sketch
7 14 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.62%) InVision
8 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.31%) S-PLUS
10 6 (0.27%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.18%) InDesign
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.13%) Revit
13 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 65 (2.90%) Magento
2 24 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.71%) Shopify
4 14 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
5 13 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
6 11 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.45%) R3 Corda
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 9 (0.40%) SAP Retail
9 8 (0.36%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.36%) SAP Business One
9 8 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.31%) SAP SD
11 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.13%) assyst
13 3 (0.13%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 364 (16.23%) Azure
2 268 (11.95%) AWS
3 138 (6.15%) SaaS
4 96 (4.28%) GCP
4 96 (4.28%) Office 365
5 64 (2.85%) Serverless
6 62 (2.76%) Power Platform
7 39 (1.74%) PaaS
8 31 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (1.38%) IaaS
9 29 (1.29%) GitHub
10 27 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.07%) Google Analytics
12 22 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.80%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.76%) iPaaS
14 17 (0.76%) PowerApps
15 15 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
16 11 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.03%) Firewall
2 45 (2.01%) WAN
3 40 (1.78%) LAN
4 39 (1.74%) Internet
5 35 (1.56%) DNS
6 34 (1.52%) Network Security
7 33 (1.47%) VPN
8 29 (1.29%) Wireless
9 24 (1.07%) DHCP
10 17 (0.76%) Skype
10 17 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (0.62%) TCP/IP
12 11 (0.49%) Intranet
13 10 (0.45%) SAN
13 10 (0.45%) VoIP
14 9 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.40%) FTP
14 9 (0.40%) HTTP
15 8 (0.36%) Broadband
16 7 (0.31%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.55%) MySQL
3 73 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 66 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 58 (2.59%) Power BI
7 57 (2.54%) Big Data
8 50 (2.23%) Hadoop
9 40 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 25 (1.11%) Redis
13 22 (0.98%) Blockchain
14 21 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
14 21 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.89%) BigQuery
16 19 (0.85%) Data Lake
17 16 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
17 16 (0.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 170 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 121 (5.39%) JIRA
3 63 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.01%) Selenium
5 39 (1.74%) Cucumber
5 39 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (1.56%) webpack
7 32 (1.43%) Maven
8 25 (1.11%) Mocha
8 25 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 23 (1.03%) Jasmine
9 23 (1.03%) SoapUI
10 21 (0.94%) JUnit
11 19 (0.85%) Bitbucket
11 19 (0.85%) PHPUnit
12 17 (0.76%) Android Studio
13 15 (0.67%) Grunt
14 14 (0.62%) Gradle
14 14 (0.62%) Subversion
15 13 (0.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 489 (21.80%) Finance
2 173 (7.71%) Banking
3 152 (6.78%) Marketing
4 109 (4.86%) Manufacturing
5 70 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.08%) Public Sector
7 61 (2.72%) Games
8 52 (2.32%) Local Government
9 26 (1.16%) Automotive
10 25 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.11%) Law
10 25 (1.11%) Legal
11 23 (1.03%) Advertising
11 23 (1.03%) Back Office
12 19 (0.85%) Publishing
13 17 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.71%) German Language
15 15 (0.67%) Digital Economy
16 14 (0.62%) Police
16 14 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 684 (30.49%) Developer
2 214 (9.54%) Analyst
3 171 (7.62%) Architect
4 110 (4.90%) Senior Developer
5 94 (4.19%) PHP Developer
6 93 (4.15%) Project Manager
7 88 (3.92%) Consultant
8 86 (3.83%) Java Developer
9 84 (3.74%) .NET Developer
10 76 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
11 75 (3.34%) Business Analyst
12 70 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
13 69 (3.08%) Junior
14 68 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 68 (3.03%) Software Developer
15 61 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (2.54%) Software Engineer
16 57 (2.54%) Web Developer
17 46 (2.05%) JavaScript Developer
18 45 (2.01%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (13.51%) HTML
2 273 (12.17%) CSS
3 264 (11.77%) .NET
4 174 (7.76%) React
5 169 (7.53%) Node.js
6 125 (5.57%) AngularJS
7 119 (5.31%) ASP.NET
8 104 (4.64%) jQuery
9 100 (4.46%) Web Services
10 94 (4.19%) REST
11 73 (3.25%) HTML5
12 72 (3.21%) Vue.js
13 66 (2.94%) RESTful
14 65 (2.90%) Spring
15 58 (2.59%) Laravel
16 57 (2.54%) XML
17 55 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 55 (2.45%) JSON
18 51 (2.27%) .NET Core
19 50 (2.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (8.25%) User Experience
3 118 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 89 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 79 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 50 (2.23%) EPoS
8 45 (2.01%) FMCG
9 42 (1.87%) Cloud Native
10 41 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 32 (1.43%) Public Cloud
12 31 (1.38%) Algorithms
13 27 (1.20%) Blog
14 25 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.07%) Data Structures
15 24 (1.07%) Mainframe
16 23 (1.03%) Driving Licence
17 22 (0.98%) Virtual Team
18 19 (0.85%) Client/Server
19 17 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 214 (9.54%) Linux
2 196 (8.74%) Windows
3 77 (3.43%) Android
4 58 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.83%) Unix
7 39 (1.74%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (0.53%) CentOS
12 9 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.36%) Solaris
14 7 (0.31%) AIX
14 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.27%) Debian
15 6 (0.27%) HPUX
15 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (24.48%) E-Commerce
3 296 (13.20%) DevOps
4 259 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
5 255 (11.37%) Scrum
6 210 (9.36%) Software Engineering
7 205 (9.14%) Analytics
8 175 (7.80%) MVC
9 172 (7.67%) Microservices
10 171 (7.62%) Project Management
11 169 (7.53%) Mentoring
12 161 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 158 (7.04%) TDD
14 155 (6.91%) Web Development
15 134 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
16 130 (5.80%) Test Automation
17 125 (5.57%) Project Delivery
18 118 (5.26%) ITIL
19 110 (4.90%) Coaching
19 110 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 507 (22.60%) JavaScript
2 393 (17.52%) SQL
3 316 (14.09%) Java
4 284 (12.66%) C#
5 209 (9.32%) Python
6 193 (8.60%) PHP
7 69 (3.08%) C
7 69 (3.08%) TypeScript
8 55 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 51 (2.27%) C++
10 44 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.65%) Kotlin
11 37 (1.65%) Ruby
12 36 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.38%) Go
14 28 (1.25%) Scala
15 25 (1.11%) Apple Swift
16 24 (1.07%) R
17 23 (1.03%) Java 8
18 20 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 224 (9.99%) Degree
2 47 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 41 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (1.47%) ISEB
5 28 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.07%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.85%) MCSE
10 17 (0.76%) CCNA
11 14 (0.62%) CISSP
12 13 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.53%) CCNP
14 10 (0.45%) CISM
14 10 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
16 8 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.75%) QA
2 45 (2.01%) SLA
3 35 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.47%) GDPR
5 32 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.80%) PMO
8 15 (0.67%) NIST
9 11 (0.49%) COBIT
10 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.045%) Basel III
14 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.045%) IFRS
14 1 (0.045%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 175 (7.80%) Docker
2 93 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.49%) VirtualBox
6 9 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.36%) vSphere
8 6 (0.27%) Firmware
9 5 (0.22%) HDFS
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) NDS
11 3 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.045%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.045%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.045%) Varnish
12 1 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.045%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 144 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 105 (4.68%) Terraform
3 65 (2.90%) Ansible
4 29 (1.29%) SCCM
5 23 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.76%) Puppet
7 14 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (0.62%) SCOM
8 13 (0.58%) WSUS
9 11 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.40%) Istio
11 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.18%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.18%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.18%) SCSM
14 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.13%) Grafana
14 3 (0.13%) Packer
14 3 (0.13%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 305 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 119 (5.31%) Oracle
3 115 (5.13%) Google
4 100 (4.46%) SAP
5 99 (4.41%) Capita
6 83 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 66 (2.94%) Cisco
8 57 (2.54%) VMware
9 53 (2.36%) Adobe
10 38 (1.69%) hybris
11 28 (1.25%) HP
11 28 (1.25%) IBM
12 27 (1.20%) Zend
13 23 (1.03%) Meraki
13 23 (1.03%) Tableau
14 22 (0.98%) Databricks
14 22 (0.98%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.89%) Apple
16 17 (0.76%) Splunk
17 16 (0.71%) Sage