Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 48 42
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 3,823 7,510 9,822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.26% 5.19% 5.70%
As % of the General category 10.60% 12.94% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,061 5,504 7,795
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 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
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 36,072 58,026 74,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.24% 40.11% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 27,370 43,575 57,200
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,270
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.28% +2.54%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,240 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +1.11% +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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -14 3,599 £55,000 +1.85% 270
UK excluding London -15 2,002 £45,000 -5.26% 216
London -15 1,710 £65,000 +8.33% 79
South East +1 570 £50,000 -0.50% 31
North of England -9 500 £45,000 - 78
Work from Home +2 317 £65,000 +8.33% 34
Midlands -26 316 £47,500 +9.20% 43
North West -11 286 £47,500 +5.56% 45
South West +28 257 £45,000 -10.00% 14
East of England -14 223 £52,500 -4.55% 26
Yorkshire +15 189 £39,000 -7.14% 24
West Midlands -24 165 £47,500 +15.22% 21
East Midlands -15 150 £47,500 +5.56% 22
Scotland -25 73 £43,000 -10.88% 16
Wales +7 50 £42,178 +5.45% 7
North East +22 25 £45,000 - 9
Northern Ireland +19 17 £52,500 +75.00% 2

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 1,370 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (23.80%) E-Commerce
3 828 (21.66%) Finance
4 804 (21.03%) JavaScript
5 679 (17.76%) SQL
6 630 (16.48%) Azure
7 548 (14.33%) Microsoft
8 523 (13.68%) Java
9 486 (12.71%) HTML
10 479 (12.53%) C#
10 479 (12.53%) AWS
11 457 (11.95%) DevOps
12 456 (11.93%) .NET
13 450 (11.77%) CSS
14 447 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
15 444 (11.61%) Scrum
16 414 (10.83%) Project Management
17 406 (10.62%) Degree
18 401 (10.49%) Software Engineering
19 397 (10.38%) Windows
20 389 (10.18%) SQL Server
21 356 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
22 351 (9.18%) Linux
23 333 (8.71%) Analytics
24 331 (8.66%) Python
25 325 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
26 324 (8.48%) TDD
27 298 (7.79%) User Experience
28 285 (7.45%) MVC
29 278 (7.27%) Docker

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 88 (2.30%) CMS
2 77 (2.01%) Confluence
3 76 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 74 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 57 (1.49%) Apache
6 56 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (1.10%) MS Exchange
8 37 (0.97%) IIS
9 21 (0.55%) WordPress
10 20 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.44%) JBoss
12 14 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.34%) CICS
13 13 (0.34%) SAS
13 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 126 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 48 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (1.10%) Sketch
6 34 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.68%) InVision
8 22 (0.58%) MS Visio
9 20 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.44%) Adobe XD
11 14 (0.37%) InDesign
12 13 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
13 10 (0.26%) Zeplin
14 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.13%) S-PLUS
16 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 112 (2.93%) Magento
2 35 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.76%) Shopify
5 24 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
6 21 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
7 18 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
7 18 (0.47%) NetSuite
8 15 (0.39%) SAP Retail
9 13 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.26%) SAP EHS
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 9 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 7 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
14 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 5 (0.13%) assyst
16 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 630 (16.48%) Azure
2 479 (12.53%) AWS
3 225 (5.89%) SaaS
4 178 (4.66%) GCP
5 170 (4.45%) Office 365
6 89 (2.33%) Serverless
7 86 (2.25%) Power Platform
8 68 (1.78%) PaaS
9 63 (1.65%) IaaS
10 50 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (1.12%) Google Analytics
12 40 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 32 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
16 26 (0.68%) GitHub
17 25 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
18 20 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.69%) Firewall
2 85 (2.22%) WAN
3 83 (2.17%) LAN
4 68 (1.78%) DNS
5 64 (1.67%) Internet
6 59 (1.54%) VPN
7 56 (1.46%) Network Security
8 49 (1.28%) DHCP
9 44 (1.15%) TCP/IP
10 42 (1.10%) Wireless
11 34 (0.89%) SAN
12 31 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (0.58%) VoIP
14 19 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (0.44%) HTTP
16 15 (0.39%) DMZ
16 15 (0.39%) Skype
16 15 (0.39%) SSL
17 13 (0.34%) Intranet
17 13 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 210 (5.49%) MySQL
3 110 (2.88%) Big Data
4 102 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 100 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 96 (2.51%) NoSQL
7 88 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 77 (2.01%) Power BI
8 77 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 53 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
13 37 (0.97%) Neo4j
13 37 (0.97%) Redis
14 33 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (0.81%) DB2
16 27 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
16 27 (0.71%) Blockchain
17 25 (0.65%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 274 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 182 (4.76%) JIRA
3 127 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 73 (1.91%) Cucumber
5 61 (1.60%) Selenium
6 55 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 54 (1.41%) Maven
8 52 (1.36%) webpack
9 41 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (1.02%) JUnit
11 33 (0.86%) Gradle
12 30 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (0.78%) Vagrant
13 27 (0.71%) Bitbucket
14 24 (0.63%) Subversion
14 24 (0.63%) TeamCity
15 23 (0.60%) gulp
16 22 (0.58%) Grunt
17 20 (0.52%) SoapUI
18 19 (0.50%) Android Studio
General
1 828 (21.66%) Finance
2 272 (7.11%) Banking
3 268 (7.01%) Marketing
4 180 (4.71%) Manufacturing
5 151 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 122 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 109 (2.85%) Games
8 87 (2.28%) Automotive
9 80 (2.09%) Local Government
10 48 (1.26%) Legal
11 39 (1.02%) Advertising
11 39 (1.02%) Back Office
12 38 (0.99%) Law
13 27 (0.71%) Publishing
14 26 (0.68%) Police
15 24 (0.63%) Retail Finance
16 22 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 21 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.50%) Billing
19 18 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,112 (29.09%) Developer
2 490 (12.82%) Analyst
3 280 (7.32%) Architect
4 206 (5.39%) Senior Developer
5 205 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 203 (5.31%) Project Manager
7 157 (4.11%) .NET Developer
8 150 (3.92%) Java Developer
9 142 (3.71%) Consultant
10 141 (3.69%) Software Developer
11 140 (3.66%) PHP Developer
12 121 (3.17%) Software Engineer
13 120 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
14 113 (2.96%) Junior
14 113 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
15 101 (2.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 94 (2.46%) C# Developer
17 90 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
18 87 (2.28%) IT Manager
19 75 (1.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (12.71%) HTML
2 456 (11.93%) .NET
3 450 (11.77%) CSS
4 261 (6.83%) AngularJS
5 253 (6.62%) Node.js
6 244 (6.38%) React
7 201 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 191 (5.00%) jQuery
9 156 (4.08%) Web Services
10 152 (3.98%) HTML5
11 129 (3.37%) REST
12 109 (2.85%) Vue.js
13 105 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 102 (2.67%) RESTful
15 101 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 100 (2.62%) .NET Core
17 99 (2.59%) XML
18 97 (2.54%) .NET Framework
19 91 (2.38%) CSS3
19 91 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 356 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (7.79%) User Experience
3 202 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 197 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
5 133 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 96 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 92 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 92 (2.41%) EPoS
8 88 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 85 (2.22%) Blog
10 74 (1.94%) iPad
11 73 (1.91%) Public Cloud
12 55 (1.44%) FMCG
13 44 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 41 (1.07%) Cloud Native
14 41 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 38 (0.99%) Social Media
16 37 (0.97%) Algorithms
17 35 (0.92%) Mainframe
18 34 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 397 (10.38%) Windows
2 351 (9.18%) Linux
3 163 (4.26%) Android
4 130 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 121 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 86 (2.25%) Unix
7 77 (2.01%) Windows 10
8 52 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 34 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.39%) CentOS
16 14 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.24%) Debian
18 7 (0.18%) HPUX
19 6 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,370 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (23.80%) E-Commerce
3 457 (11.95%) DevOps
4 447 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
5 444 (11.61%) Scrum
6 414 (10.83%) Project Management
7 401 (10.49%) Software Engineering
8 333 (8.71%) Analytics
9 325 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 324 (8.48%) TDD
11 285 (7.45%) MVC
12 270 (7.06%) Mentoring
12 270 (7.06%) Microservices
13 245 (6.41%) Project Delivery
14 238 (6.23%) Web Development
15 233 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
16 221 (5.78%) Test Automation
17 200 (5.23%) Coaching
18 194 (5.07%) ITIL
19 193 (5.05%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 804 (21.03%) JavaScript
2 679 (17.76%) SQL
3 523 (13.68%) Java
4 479 (12.53%) C#
5 331 (8.66%) Python
6 276 (7.22%) PHP
7 117 (3.06%) C
8 116 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 96 (2.51%) TypeScript
10 73 (1.91%) C++
11 67 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 65 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 62 (1.62%) Apple Swift
14 57 (1.49%) Ruby
14 57 (1.49%) Scala
15 56 (1.46%) Kotlin
16 46 (1.20%) Objective-C
17 42 (1.10%) R
18 41 (1.07%) PL/SQL
19 39 (1.02%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 406 (10.62%) Degree
2 93 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 45 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (1.18%) CISSP
6 42 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 30 (0.78%) CISM
10 29 (0.76%) MCSE
11 28 (0.73%) ISEB
12 27 (0.71%) CCNA
12 27 (0.71%) SC Cleared
13 21 (0.55%) CCNP
13 21 (0.55%) MCSA
14 20 (0.52%) Master's Degree
15 18 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
16 17 (0.44%) PMP
17 13 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (5.52%) QA
2 85 (2.22%) SLA
3 69 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.60%) GDPR
5 50 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.78%) PMO
7 29 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.71%) NIST
9 15 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.34%) COBIT
11 8 (0.21%) NCSC
12 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.026%) HL7
14 1 (0.026%) P3O
System Software
1 278 (7.27%) Docker
2 173 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 97 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 27 (0.71%) vSphere
7 26 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.34%) XenApp
10 12 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.26%) HDFS
12 8 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.18%) Varnish
14 6 (0.16%) Firmware
15 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.078%) Apache Flume
17 3 (0.078%) VMware NSX
18 2 (0.052%) KVM
18 2 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 223 (5.83%) Kubernetes
2 155 (4.05%) Terraform
3 126 (3.30%) Ansible
4 93 (2.43%) SCCM
5 50 (1.31%) SCOM
6 40 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
7 39 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (0.76%) Puppet
9 27 (0.71%) WSUS
10 17 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.24%) Mesos
14 9 (0.24%) Packer
15 8 (0.21%) Istio
16 7 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (0.18%) Grafana
16 7 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
17 6 (0.16%) yum
Vendors
1 548 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 215 (5.62%) Google
3 184 (4.81%) Oracle
4 169 (4.42%) SAP
5 143 (3.74%) Capita
6 141 (3.69%) VMware
7 127 (3.32%) Cisco
8 114 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
9 102 (2.67%) Adobe
10 76 (1.99%) hybris
11 59 (1.54%) HP
12 53 (1.39%) Tableau
13 47 (1.23%) IBM
14 46 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 45 (1.18%) Apple
16 42 (1.10%) Meraki
17 38 (0.99%) Zend
18 36 (0.94%) Citrix
18 36 (0.94%) Dell
19 35 (0.92%) Cloudera