Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 47 35
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 9,492 9,843 11,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.67% 5.57% 6.10%
As % of the General category 13.75% 12.66% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,253 7,736 9,551
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,500 £31,174
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 69,051 77,724 84,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.23% 43.99% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 53,049 56,648 69,017
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +3.53%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +4 8,986 £50,000 -4.76% 1,496
UK excluding London +12 5,372 £45,000 - 1,006
London 0 3,741 £60,000 - 547
North of England +5 1,420 £42,500 - 268
South East +11 1,371 £50,000 +5.26% 231
Midlands +4 1,080 £45,000 +12.50% 239
East of England +11 927 £47,500 -5.00% 111
North West -8 721 £43,500 +2.35% 142
Yorkshire +28 629 £42,500 -5.56% 104
West Midlands -2 572 £45,000 +12.50% 116
East Midlands +4 514 £42,500 -5.56% 122
South West -3 436 £45,000 - 100
Scotland -17 118 £45,000 +5.88% 36
North East +11 70 £25,500 -21.54% 22
Wales -12 35 £35,000 -20.00% 14
Northern Ireland +9 21 £45,000 - 7
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3,030 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2,900 (30.55%) Finance
3 1,903 (20.05%) SQL
4 1,697 (17.88%) E-Commerce
5 1,557 (16.40%) Microsoft
6 1,462 (15.40%) JavaScript
7 1,165 (12.27%) C#
8 1,147 (12.08%) Java
9 1,143 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
10 1,131 (11.92%) HTML
11 1,105 (11.64%) .NET
12 1,091 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
13 1,041 (10.97%) CSS
14 1,027 (10.82%) Degree
15 990 (10.43%) Project Management
16 986 (10.39%) SQL Server
17 945 (9.96%) Scrum
18 898 (9.46%) Marketing
19 849 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
20 834 (8.79%) Analytics
21 827 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
22 796 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
23 772 (8.13%) TDD
24 751 (7.91%) Windows
25 711 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
26 692 (7.29%) MVC
27 682 (7.18%) ITIL
28 674 (7.10%) SAP
29 669 (7.05%) DevOps
30 657 (6.92%) Python

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
1 190 (2.00%) CMS
2 178 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 133 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 129 (1.36%) Apache
5 127 (1.34%) SAS
6 125 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 115 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 109 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 102 (1.07%) Confluence
10 99 (1.04%) IIS
11 77 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 62 (0.65%) JBoss
13 52 (0.55%) Drupal
14 44 (0.46%) WordPress
15 43 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 43 (0.45%) Skype for Business
16 40 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 36 (0.38%) nginx
18 35 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
19 33 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 385 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 344 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 160 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 77 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 56 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 54 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
8 44 (0.46%) SPSS
9 37 (0.39%) Chatbot
10 34 (0.36%) InVision
11 26 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.20%) InDesign
13 18 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
14 17 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.074%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.042%) UXPin
17 3 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
18 2 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.021%) Gephi
18 2 (0.021%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 197 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 192 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 125 (1.32%) NetSuite
4 122 (1.29%) Magento
5 97 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
6 63 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
7 50 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
8 47 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
9 36 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
10 30 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 30 (0.32%) SAP FI
10 30 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
10 30 (0.32%) SAP Retail
11 28 (0.29%) SAP Business One
11 28 (0.29%) SAP SCM
12 26 (0.27%) SAP APO
13 20 (0.21%) SAP SD
14 19 (0.20%) SAP CRM
14 19 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
15 17 (0.18%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 849 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 827 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 347 (3.66%) SaaS
4 272 (2.87%) Office 365
5 199 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 139 (1.46%) PaaS
7 117 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 110 (1.16%) IaaS
9 102 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
10 85 (0.90%) GitHub
11 81 (0.85%) Google Analytics
12 69 (0.73%) Serverless
13 58 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
14 54 (0.57%) Slack
15 49 (0.52%) G Suite
16 45 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
16 45 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (0.42%) Amazon S3
18 30 (0.32%) npm
19 27 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 421 (4.44%) Firewall
2 286 (3.01%) LAN
3 285 (3.00%) WAN
4 232 (2.44%) Wireless
5 180 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 179 (1.89%) Internet
7 155 (1.63%) DNS
8 137 (1.44%) Network Security
9 119 (1.25%) SAN
10 112 (1.18%) DHCP
11 108 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 105 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
13 97 (1.02%) VoIP
14 96 (1.01%) OSPF
15 83 (0.87%) VPN
16 82 (0.86%) Wireshark
17 81 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
18 79 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
18 79 (0.83%) Unified Communications
19 77 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 986 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 439 (4.62%) MySQL
3 404 (4.26%) Big Data
4 362 (3.81%) NoSQL
5 353 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
6 285 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 250 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 231 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 231 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 220 (2.32%) Hadoop
10 204 (2.15%) Power BI
11 156 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 135 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 112 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 102 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 96 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 81 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 73 (0.77%) Data Mining
18 71 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
18 71 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 630 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 383 (4.03%) JIRA
3 296 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 271 (2.86%) Selenium
5 139 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 125 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 121 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 116 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 101 (1.06%) Maven
10 97 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 90 (0.95%) JUnit
12 88 (0.93%) SpecFlow
13 81 (0.85%) gulp
13 81 (0.85%) Subversion
14 79 (0.83%) Grunt
15 70 (0.74%) WebDriver
16 66 (0.70%) JMeter
17 65 (0.68%) NUnit
17 65 (0.68%) webpack
18 60 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 2,900 (30.55%) Finance
2 898 (9.46%) Marketing
3 605 (6.37%) Manufacturing
4 512 (5.39%) Banking
5 497 (5.24%) Telecoms
6 328 (3.46%) Advertising
7 184 (1.94%) Publishing
8 160 (1.69%) Back Office
9 154 (1.62%) Games
10 145 (1.53%) Automotive
11 136 (1.43%) Legal
12 133 (1.40%) Electronics
13 108 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 100 (1.05%) Retail Banking
15 81 (0.85%) Law
16 76 (0.80%) Billing
17 59 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 59 (0.62%) Investment Banking
18 53 (0.56%) Local Government
19 51 (0.54%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 2,153 (22.68%) Developer
2 1,569 (16.53%) Analyst
3 640 (6.74%) Architect
4 578 (6.09%) Consultant
5 550 (5.79%) Business Analyst
6 490 (5.16%) .NET Developer
7 460 (4.85%) Project Manager
8 437 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 330 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 317 (3.34%) C# Developer
11 308 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
12 290 (3.06%) Software Developer
13 237 (2.50%) Junior
14 233 (2.45%) IT Manager
15 210 (2.21%) PHP Developer
16 202 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
17 201 (2.12%) Support Analyst
18 199 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
19 192 (2.02%) Administrator
20 191 (2.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,131 (11.92%) HTML
2 1,105 (11.64%) .NET
3 1,041 (10.97%) CSS
4 621 (6.54%) AngularJS
5 539 (5.68%) ASP.NET
6 488 (5.14%) Web Services
7 450 (4.74%) jQuery
8 393 (4.14%) React
9 372 (3.92%) HTML5
10 369 (3.89%) RESTful
11 366 (3.86%) REST
12 333 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 331 (3.49%) Spring
14 326 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 303 (3.19%) Node.js
16 292 (3.08%) XML
17 254 (2.68%) .NET Framework
18 249 (2.62%) CSS3
19 233 (2.45%) JSON
20 179 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,091 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 531 (5.59%) User Experience
3 439 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 358 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 342 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 297 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 286 (3.01%) EPoS
8 269 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 262 (2.76%) Mobile App
10 259 (2.73%) FMCG
11 229 (2.41%) Fintech
12 202 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
13 154 (1.62%) NHS
14 121 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 106 (1.12%) Driving Licence
16 98 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 94 (0.99%) iPad
18 86 (0.91%) Social Media
19 72 (0.76%) Virtual Team
20 65 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 751 (7.91%) Windows
2 638 (6.72%) Linux
3 274 (2.89%) Unix
4 272 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 178 (1.88%) Android
6 145 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 119 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 100 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 89 (0.94%) Windows 10
11 48 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
14 25 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.20%) CentOS
17 18 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.17%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.15%) Windows Phone
20 13 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,030 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,697 (17.88%) E-Commerce
3 1,143 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
4 990 (10.43%) Project Management
5 945 (9.96%) Scrum
6 834 (8.79%) Analytics
7 796 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 772 (8.13%) TDD
9 711 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
10 692 (7.29%) MVC
11 682 (7.18%) ITIL
12 669 (7.05%) DevOps
13 638 (6.72%) Test Automation
14 569 (5.99%) Software Engineering
15 555 (5.85%) ERP
16 542 (5.71%) SDLC
17 533 (5.62%) Microservices
18 516 (5.44%) Mentoring
19 471 (4.96%) CRM
20 470 (4.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,903 (20.05%) SQL
2 1,462 (15.40%) JavaScript
3 1,165 (12.27%) C#
4 1,147 (12.08%) Java
5 657 (6.92%) Python
6 528 (5.56%) PHP
7 276 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 218 (2.30%) C
9 188 (1.98%) Java 8
10 186 (1.96%) Ruby
11 159 (1.68%) Scala
12 153 (1.61%) R
13 130 (1.37%) PowerShell
14 121 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 105 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 102 (1.07%) Shell Script
17 100 (1.05%) C++
18 96 (1.01%) Go
19 90 (0.95%) ES6
20 85 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,027 (10.82%) Degree
2 328 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
3 220 (2.32%) CCNA
4 211 (2.22%) CISSP
5 186 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 181 (1.91%) CCNP
7 135 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 111 (1.17%) MCSE
9 106 (1.12%) Security Cleared
10 100 (1.05%) SSCP
11 92 (0.97%) CISM
12 90 (0.95%) ISEB
13 89 (0.94%) CCIE
14 87 (0.92%) SANS
15 80 (0.84%) CSSLP
16 74 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 63 (0.66%) GIAC
18 62 (0.65%) CISA
19 61 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
20 60 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 554 (5.84%) QA
2 292 (3.08%) SLA
3 188 (1.98%) GDPR
4 154 (1.62%) PMO
5 143 (1.51%) PCI DSS
6 109 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 79 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 64 (0.67%) COBIT
9 45 (0.47%) GCP
10 21 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 16 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.084%) IFRS
14 8 (0.084%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.074%) PSD2
16 6 (0.063%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.063%) SEPA
System Software
1 364 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 358 (3.77%) Docker
3 237 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.44%) vSphere
6 40 (0.42%) HDFS
7 30 (0.32%) XenApp
8 25 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 19 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.19%) Firmware
13 17 (0.18%) VirtualBox
14 16 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.12%) XenServer
18 10 (0.11%) KVM
18 10 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 189 (1.99%) Puppet
2 186 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 170 (1.79%) Ansible
4 139 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 139 (1.46%) Terraform
5 130 (1.37%) SCCM
6 44 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 42 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
7 42 (0.44%) RSA Security Analytics
8 33 (0.35%) SCOM
9 30 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 27 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 23 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
12 21 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 20 (0.21%) Nagios
14 19 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
15 17 (0.18%) Cacti
15 17 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,557 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 674 (7.10%) SAP
3 571 (6.02%) Oracle
4 460 (4.85%) Cisco
5 440 (4.64%) Google
6 439 (4.62%) VMware
7 220 (2.32%) Tableau
8 168 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 155 (1.63%) HP
10 154 (1.62%) CheckPoint
11 141 (1.49%) Adobe
12 137 (1.44%) hybris
12 137 (1.44%) IBM
13 127 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 108 (1.14%) F5
15 107 (1.13%) Splunk
16 96 (1.01%) Symantec
17 94 (0.99%) Dell
17 94 (0.99%) SolarWinds
18 90 (0.95%) Sage