Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 40 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Retail 7,357 9,401 9,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.25% 5.69% 5.56%
As % of the General category 13.27% 13.18% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,293 7,188 7,703
UK median annual salary £53,371 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.96% -2.86%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 55,434 71,348 79,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.16% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,552 54,559 58,266
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 6,856 £53,700 +7.40% 1,373
UK excluding London -6 4,195 £47,500 +5.56% 1,015
London +1 2,946 £62,500 +4.17% 416
South East -10 1,096 £49,750 -0.50% 223
North of England -12 1,007 £45,000 +5.88% 305
Midlands -10 757 £45,000 - 184
North West +2 656 £46,250 +6.32% 184
East of England -4 541 £50,000 +5.26% 119
South West +11 470 £50,000 +11.11% 127
East Midlands -2 379 £45,000 +5.88% 98
West Midlands -17 371 £45,000 - 86
Yorkshire -39 342 £42,500 - 104
Scotland +75 253 £45,100 +0.22% 41
Wales +17 43 £36,250 +3.57% 10
Northern Ireland -1 27 £35,000 -22.22% 7
North East -28 12 £55,000 +115.69% 17
Channel Islands +10 5 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2,949 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,646 (22.37%) Finance
3 1,384 (18.81%) E-Commerce
4 1,305 (17.74%) SQL
5 1,231 (16.73%) JavaScript
6 1,092 (14.84%) Microsoft
7 1,040 (14.14%) Java
8 996 (13.54%) Azure
9 973 (13.23%) Scrum
10 927 (12.60%) AWS
11 870 (11.83%) C#
12 848 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
13 840 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
14 825 (11.21%) Analytics
15 807 (10.97%) DevOps
16 803 (10.91%) .NET
17 799 (10.86%) Software Engineering
18 778 (10.57%) HTML
19 763 (10.37%) Degree
20 756 (10.28%) SQL Server
21 744 (10.11%) CSS
22 738 (10.03%) Banking
23 729 (9.91%) Python
24 694 (9.43%) Windows
25 665 (9.04%) TDD
26 642 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
27 614 (8.35%) Project Management
28 594 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
29 590 (8.02%) Git (software)
30 582 (7.91%) Microservices

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
1 204 (2.77%) Confluence
2 156 (2.12%) CMS
3 145 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 136 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 88 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 68 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 60 (0.82%) Apache
7 60 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 56 (0.76%) SAS
9 47 (0.64%) WordPress
10 43 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 42 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 41 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 41 (0.56%) IIS
13 38 (0.52%) CICS
13 38 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 28 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.29%) JBoss
16 19 (0.26%) nginx
17 18 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 259 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 242 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 79 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.90%) Sketch
6 60 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 49 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
8 44 (0.60%) InVision
9 42 (0.57%) Photoshop
10 24 (0.33%) Chatbot
11 23 (0.31%) SPSS
12 18 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
13 17 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
13 17 (0.23%) Zeplin
14 13 (0.18%) Marvel
15 10 (0.14%) Figma
16 7 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.095%) InDesign
17 5 (0.068%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 110 (1.50%) Magento
2 79 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
3 73 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 48 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 48 (0.65%) SAP ERP
6 47 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 41 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
8 36 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 36 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 36 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 33 (0.45%) NetSuite
10 21 (0.29%) SAP MM
11 18 (0.24%) SAP Retail
12 16 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.22%) SAP CRM
13 15 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.20%) Shopify
14 13 (0.18%) SAP SD
15 10 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 996 (13.54%) Azure
2 927 (12.60%) AWS
3 369 (5.02%) GCP
4 334 (4.54%) Office 365
5 327 (4.44%) SaaS
6 220 (2.99%) Power Platform
7 100 (1.36%) PaaS
8 89 (1.21%) G Suite
9 87 (1.18%) GitHub
10 76 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 76 (1.03%) Serverless
11 75 (1.02%) IaaS
12 69 (0.94%) Google Analytics
13 59 (0.80%) Azure Stack
14 55 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
15 48 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 44 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
17 34 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
18 33 (0.45%) Amazon S3
19 32 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 250 (3.40%) Firewall
2 196 (2.66%) WAN
3 177 (2.41%) LAN
4 159 (2.16%) DNS
5 135 (1.83%) DHCP
6 95 (1.29%) Internet
7 94 (1.28%) VPN
8 93 (1.26%) Wireless
9 92 (1.25%) TCP/IP
10 84 (1.14%) Network Security
11 82 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
12 71 (0.97%) HTTP
13 62 (0.84%) SAN
14 55 (0.75%) VoIP
15 44 (0.60%) MPLS
16 42 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (0.52%) BGP
18 37 (0.50%) Unified Communications
19 35 (0.48%) SSL
20 31 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 318 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 314 (4.27%) MySQL
4 294 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 283 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 258 (3.51%) Big Data
7 235 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 224 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 219 (2.98%) Power BI
10 189 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 184 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
12 168 (2.28%) Relational Database
13 127 (1.73%) Redis
14 101 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 88 (1.20%) Data Lake
16 72 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 67 (0.91%) Neo4j
18 56 (0.76%) DB2
19 55 (0.75%) QlikView
20 51 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 590 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 505 (6.86%) JIRA
3 380 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 339 (4.61%) Selenium
5 218 (2.96%) Cucumber
6 133 (1.81%) webpack
7 132 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 120 (1.63%) WebDriver
9 106 (1.44%) Maven
10 97 (1.32%) JMeter
11 85 (1.16%) Visual Studio
12 84 (1.14%) SoapUI
13 82 (1.11%) Babel
14 72 (0.98%) JUnit
15 69 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 68 (0.92%) SpecFlow
17 62 (0.84%) Appium
18 61 (0.83%) GitLab
19 59 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
20 58 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 1,646 (22.37%) Finance
2 738 (10.03%) Banking
3 536 (7.29%) Marketing
4 361 (4.91%) Telecoms
5 336 (4.57%) Manufacturing
6 274 (3.72%) Public Sector
7 152 (2.07%) Automotive
8 130 (1.77%) Local Government
9 127 (1.73%) Games
10 112 (1.52%) Legal
11 77 (1.05%) Back Office
12 76 (1.03%) Advertising
13 75 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 64 (0.87%) Electronics
15 62 (0.84%) Publishing
16 61 (0.83%) Billing
17 46 (0.63%) Law
18 39 (0.53%) German Language
19 31 (0.42%) Italian Language
20 29 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,770 (24.06%) Developer
2 1,042 (14.16%) Analyst
3 612 (8.32%) Architect
4 361 (4.91%) Consultant
5 357 (4.85%) Senior Developer
6 335 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 326 (4.43%) Java Developer
8 305 (4.15%) Business Analyst
9 295 (4.01%) Project Manager
10 258 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 241 (3.28%) Software Engineer
12 234 (3.18%) Software Developer
13 194 (2.64%) C# Developer
14 157 (2.13%) Designer
15 155 (2.11%) IT Manager
16 144 (1.96%) PHP Developer
17 136 (1.85%) Support Analyst
18 132 (1.79%) Senior Manager
19 129 (1.75%) Junior
20 124 (1.69%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (10.91%) .NET
2 778 (10.57%) HTML
3 744 (10.11%) CSS
4 500 (6.80%) React
5 427 (5.80%) AngularJS
6 400 (5.44%) Web Services
7 381 (5.18%) Node.js
8 372 (5.06%) ASP.NET
9 362 (4.92%) Spring
10 309 (4.20%) HTML5
11 277 (3.77%) REST
12 241 (3.28%) RESTful
13 235 (3.19%) jQuery
14 223 (3.03%) Spring Boot
15 211 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 211 (2.87%) XML
16 202 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 170 (2.31%) JSON
18 166 (2.26%) CSS3
19 162 (2.20%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 848 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 428 (5.82%) User Experience
3 275 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 273 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
5 230 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 218 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
7 191 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 180 (2.45%) EPoS
9 179 (2.43%) FMCG
10 135 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 121 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 112 (1.52%) Social Media
13 101 (1.37%) iPad
14 97 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 96 (1.30%) NHS
16 87 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
17 69 (0.94%) Driving Licence
18 56 (0.76%) Blog
19 52 (0.71%) Mainframe
19 52 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 694 (9.43%) Windows
2 537 (7.30%) Linux
3 225 (3.06%) Windows Server
4 172 (2.34%) Unix
5 159 (2.16%) Android
6 121 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 109 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 105 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 93 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.43%) MVS
12 30 (0.41%) AIX
12 30 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 29 (0.39%) CentOS
13 29 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.19%) Debian
17 12 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,949 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,384 (18.81%) E-Commerce
3 973 (13.23%) Scrum
4 840 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
5 825 (11.21%) Analytics
6 807 (10.97%) DevOps
7 799 (10.86%) Software Engineering
8 665 (9.04%) TDD
9 642 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 614 (8.35%) Project Management
11 594 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
12 582 (7.91%) Microservices
13 506 (6.88%) Test Automation
14 481 (6.54%) MVC
15 471 (6.40%) Mentoring
16 466 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
17 453 (6.16%) ITIL
18 440 (5.98%) Project Delivery
19 398 (5.41%) Computer Science
20 379 (5.15%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (17.74%) SQL
2 1,231 (16.73%) JavaScript
3 1,040 (14.14%) Java
4 870 (11.83%) C#
5 729 (9.91%) Python
6 316 (4.30%) PHP
7 204 (2.77%) T-SQL
8 196 (2.66%) Java 8
9 177 (2.41%) Scala
10 152 (2.07%) Ruby
11 151 (2.05%) ES6
12 148 (2.01%) R
13 145 (1.97%) C++
14 141 (1.92%) C
15 131 (1.78%) Bash Shell
16 124 (1.69%) PowerShell
17 96 (1.30%) Groovy
18 85 (1.16%) TypeScript
19 74 (1.01%) ES7
20 73 (0.99%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 763 (10.37%) Degree
2 188 (2.56%) CISSP
3 178 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 160 (2.17%) CISM
5 154 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 104 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 103 (1.40%) CCNP
8 76 (1.03%) CCNA
9 75 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.69%) ISEB
11 51 (0.69%) SC Cleared
12 49 (0.67%) Master's Degree
13 42 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 39 (0.53%) PhD
15 38 (0.52%) CCIE
16 35 (0.48%) MCSE
17 33 (0.45%) MCSA
18 31 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 30 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (5.64%) QA
2 192 (2.61%) SLA
3 173 (2.35%) GDPR
4 141 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 123 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (1.26%) PMO
7 80 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 67 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 42 (0.57%) NIST
10 38 (0.52%) COBIT
11 12 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.14%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.054%) Basel II
15 3 (0.041%) COSO
15 3 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.027%) GAAP
16 2 (0.027%) P3O
16 2 (0.027%) SEPA
System Software
1 501 (6.81%) Docker
2 319 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 170 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.79%) vSphere
6 32 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.29%) XenApp
10 17 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (0.16%) Firmware
14 11 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 9 (0.12%) HDFS
16 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.082%) Snort
Systems Management
1 220 (2.99%) Terraform
2 200 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 131 (1.78%) Ansible
4 119 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
5 109 (1.48%) SCCM
6 102 (1.39%) Mesos
7 101 (1.37%) Marathon
8 86 (1.17%) Puppet
9 39 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (0.48%) WSUS
11 34 (0.46%) SCOM
12 29 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
13 25 (0.34%) Kibana
14 16 (0.22%) IBM Guardium
15 14 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
15 14 (0.19%) Control-M
15 14 (0.19%) vCenter Server
16 13 (0.18%) ZABBIX
17 12 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
17 12 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,092 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 540 (7.34%) Google
3 417 (5.67%) SAP
4 313 (4.25%) Oracle
5 298 (4.05%) VMware
6 239 (3.25%) Tableau
7 229 (3.11%) Cisco
8 213 (2.90%) IBM
9 177 (2.41%) Adobe
10 167 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
11 135 (1.83%) hybris
12 117 (1.59%) Citrix
13 87 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 78 (1.06%) Dell
15 72 (0.98%) HP
16 68 (0.92%) Teradata
17 58 (0.79%) Splunk
18 52 (0.71%) EMC
19 51 (0.69%) Apple
20 49 (0.67%) Meraki