Retailing
UK

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 28 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 48 46 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Retail 4,723 5,791 9,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.60% 5.95% 5.68%
As % of the General category 7.83% 8.76% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,620 3,136 4,136
10th Percentile £26,000 £34,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £33,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -20.83% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,037 £90,000 £94,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +5.26%

All General Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 60,283 66,144 108,481
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 58.75% 67.94% 64.98%
Number of salaries quoted 39,987 35,943 51,825
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £43,000 £42,521
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,426 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 28 May 2024.

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 28 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +8 4,436 £47,500 -20.83% 2,279
UK excluding London 0 3,375 £45,000 -18.18% 1,716
Work from Home -12 1,742 £47,500 -24.00% 845
London -3 1,204 £62,500 -7.41% 624
North of England -16 865 £45,000 -18.18% 513
Midlands +59 837 £41,492 -24.56% 359
South East +26 747 £45,000 -18.18% 373
North West +12 545 £45,000 -18.18% 286
East Midlands +55 424 £37,500 -31.82% 186
West Midlands +49 408 £45,000 -16.67% 173
East of England +48 383 £47,500 -13.64% 163
South West -22 378 £47,500 -13.45% 205
Yorkshire -34 230 £45,000 -18.25% 176
North East -10 90 £43,200 -21.45% 60
Scotland -139 83 £43,200 -29.71% 109
Wales -26 57 £37,000 -17.78% 44
Northern Ireland +46 33 £28,000 -30.00% 5

Retail
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 161 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 42 (0.89%) Microsoft Exchange
3 36 (0.76%) CMS
4 33 (0.70%) Confluence
5 21 (0.44%) Apache Spark
5 21 (0.44%) WordPress
6 20 (0.42%) SAS
7 14 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (0.28%) Apache
9 9 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.17%) Anypoint
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.13%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.064%) Drupal
14 3 (0.064%) IIS
14 3 (0.064%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 682 (14.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 399 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
3 390 (8.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 42 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 38 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 35 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
9 23 (0.49%) Trello
10 22 (0.47%) Simulink
11 18 (0.38%) AutoCAD
11 18 (0.38%) InDesign
12 14 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
13 11 (0.23%) Adobe XD
14 8 (0.17%) MS Visio
15 7 (0.15%) Stateflow
16 6 (0.13%) Sketch
17 5 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
18 4 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 65 (1.38%) Shopify
2 50 (1.06%) Magento
3 42 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
4 34 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
6 27 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 27 (0.57%) Endur
7 23 (0.49%) NetSuite
8 15 (0.32%) ResourceLink
9 14 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
10 12 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (0.23%) SAP PP
12 10 (0.21%) Misys Midas
12 10 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
13 9 (0.19%) SAP Retail
14 8 (0.17%) SAP BPC
14 8 (0.17%) SAP WM
15 7 (0.15%) SAP ERP
16 6 (0.13%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 608 (12.87%) Azure
2 418 (8.85%) AWS
3 361 (7.64%) Power Platform
4 256 (5.42%) Microsoft 365
5 150 (3.18%) SaaS
6 145 (3.07%) GCP
7 97 (2.05%) Azure DevOps
8 92 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
9 45 (0.95%) GitHub
9 45 (0.95%) Serverless
10 35 (0.74%) Google Analytics
10 35 (0.74%) PowerApps
10 35 (0.74%) WhatsApp
11 34 (0.72%) Entra ID
11 34 (0.72%) Power Automate
12 30 (0.64%) Figma
13 28 (0.59%) Snowflake
14 25 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (0.53%) Google Sheets
15 23 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 129 (2.73%) Firewall
2 114 (2.41%) WAN
3 112 (2.37%) LAN
4 106 (2.24%) Internet
5 76 (1.61%) Intranet
6 74 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
7 70 (1.48%) VPN
8 53 (1.12%) Broadband
9 39 (0.83%) Wireless
10 35 (0.74%) Network Security
11 26 (0.55%) TCP/IP
12 24 (0.51%) DNS
13 23 (0.49%) VoIP
14 22 (0.47%) SD-WAN
15 18 (0.38%) DHCP
15 18 (0.38%) VLAN
15 18 (0.38%) WLAN
16 11 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
17 10 (0.21%) BGP
17 10 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (6.84%) Power BI
2 272 (5.76%) SQL Server
3 191 (4.04%) Tableau
4 170 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
5 114 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (1.72%) MySQL
7 59 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 50 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 45 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (0.80%) BigQuery
11 37 (0.78%) Big Data
12 35 (0.74%) Data Lake
12 35 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 27 (0.57%) GIS
15 22 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (0.42%) DynamoDB
17 18 (0.38%) Redis
18 17 (0.36%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 243 (5.15%) Git
2 98 (2.07%) JIRA
3 40 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 33 (0.70%) GitLab
4 33 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 26 (0.55%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.25%) JUnit
6 12 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.21%) JBehave
7 10 (0.21%) JMeter
7 10 (0.21%) SpecFlow
7 10 (0.21%) webpack
8 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (0.15%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.15%) gulp
9 7 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,907 (40.38%) Social Skills
2 1,331 (28.18%) Finance
3 1,161 (24.58%) Analytical Skills
4 588 (12.45%) Marketing
5 321 (6.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 309 (6.54%) Legal
7 277 (5.86%) Presentation Skills
8 264 (5.59%) Manufacturing
9 259 (5.48%) German Language
10 187 (3.96%) Public Sector
11 178 (3.77%) Banking
12 162 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
13 125 (2.65%) Telecoms
14 93 (1.97%) Law
15 90 (1.91%) Advertising
16 78 (1.65%) Influencing Skills
17 67 (1.42%) Automotive
17 67 (1.42%) Billing
18 62 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 54 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 810 (17.15%) Analyst
2 654 (13.85%) Senior
3 433 (9.17%) Developer
4 308 (6.52%) Architect
5 273 (5.78%) Graduate
6 269 (5.70%) Lead
7 243 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 220 (4.66%) Consultant
9 206 (4.36%) Data Analyst
10 200 (4.23%) Business Analyst
11 176 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
12 165 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
13 148 (3.13%) IT Manager
14 126 (2.67%) Administrator
15 122 (2.58%) Development Manager
16 111 (2.35%) Senior Data Analyst
17 109 (2.31%) Software Engineer
18 101 (2.14%) Senior Developer
19 94 (1.99%) Senior Manager
20 91 (1.93%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (4.72%) .NET
2 197 (4.17%) HTML
3 170 (3.60%) CSS
4 146 (3.09%) React
5 107 (2.27%) .NET Core
6 83 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 80 (1.69%) Web Services
8 77 (1.63%) Vue
9 71 (1.50%) Node.js
10 69 (1.46%) .NET Framework
11 68 (1.44%) REST
12 67 (1.42%) AngularJS
13 66 (1.40%) XML
14 57 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (1.02%) JSON
16 47 (1.00%) RESTful
17 44 (0.93%) Entity Framework
18 37 (0.78%) Laravel
19 32 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
20 29 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 472 (9.99%) Self-Motivation
2 339 (7.18%) Driving Licence
3 161 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 135 (2.86%) FMCG
5 125 (2.65%) Product Ownership
6 102 (2.16%) Social Media
7 100 (2.12%) EPoS
8 97 (2.05%) Onboarding
9 85 (1.80%) Cloud Native
10 84 (1.78%) PMI
11 83 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
12 77 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
13 73 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 69 (1.46%) Data Centre
15 66 (1.40%) Photography
16 49 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 49 (1.04%) Data Structures
17 43 (0.91%) Blog
18 39 (0.83%) NHS
19 34 (0.72%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 307 (6.50%) Windows
2 118 (2.50%) Linux
3 96 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 51 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 50 (1.06%) VMS
6 43 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 35 (0.74%) Android
8 33 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 21 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
12 15 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.23%) Unix
13 11 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.17%) AIX
16 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.11%) CentOS
18 3 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,116 (23.63%) Problem-Solving
2 884 (18.72%) Agile
3 567 (12.01%) Customer Service
4 527 (11.16%) E-Commerce
5 511 (10.82%) Analytics
6 494 (10.46%) Project Management
7 432 (9.15%) Decision-Making
8 420 (8.89%) Logistics
9 385 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
10 376 (7.96%) Roadmaps
11 303 (6.42%) Coaching
12 295 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 281 (5.95%) Data Analysis
14 271 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 268 (5.67%) Business Development
16 265 (5.61%) Mathematics
17 260 (5.50%) Visualisation
18 250 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 240 (5.08%) Business Strategy
19 240 (5.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 729 (15.44%) SQL
2 388 (8.22%) Python
3 274 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 217 (4.59%) C#
5 135 (2.86%) TypeScript
6 129 (2.73%) PHP
7 103 (2.18%) Java
8 55 (1.16%) R
9 46 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 45 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 39 (0.83%) C
11 39 (0.83%) Go
12 36 (0.76%) VBA
13 31 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 28 (0.59%) MATLAB
15 24 (0.51%) Ruby
16 23 (0.49%) Bash
17 22 (0.47%) VB
18 20 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions
19 11 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,029 (21.79%) Degree
2 502 (10.63%) DBS Check
3 137 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 101 (2.14%) PMI Certification
5 81 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 67 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 55 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (1.16%) Master's Degree
8 54 (1.14%) HNC
9 50 (1.06%) ACCA
9 50 (1.06%) SC Cleared
10 49 (1.04%) CIMA
11 46 (0.97%) CCNP
12 42 (0.89%) CISSP
13 35 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (0.64%) CCNA
16 25 (0.53%) AWS Certification
17 22 (0.47%) CREST Certified
17 22 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.93%) QA
2 105 (2.22%) SLA
3 90 (1.91%) GDPR
4 62 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 53 (1.12%) PMO
6 51 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (0.97%) NIST
8 38 (0.80%) Accessibility
9 37 (0.78%) PCI DSS
10 26 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.25%) IFRS
13 11 (0.23%) ISO 14000
14 9 (0.19%) GMP
14 9 (0.19%) IFRS 9
15 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.15%) ISO 14001
16 7 (0.15%) ISO 22301
16 7 (0.15%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 215 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 104 (2.20%) Docker
3 46 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.74%) Firmware
5 33 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.085%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.064%) KVM
10 3 (0.064%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.042%) vSphere
12 1 (0.021%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.021%) IAG
12 1 (0.021%) LXC
12 1 (0.021%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.021%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 127 (2.69%) Terraform
2 114 (2.41%) Kubernetes
3 60 (1.27%) Ansible
4 35 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (0.53%) Grafana
6 24 (0.51%) Progress Chef
7 17 (0.36%) Puppet
8 14 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.19%) CASB
9 9 (0.19%) SCCM
10 6 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.11%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.11%) Kibana
11 5 (0.11%) logstash
11 5 (0.11%) SCOM
12 4 (0.085%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 4 (0.085%) Consul
12 4 (0.085%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.085%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,055 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 195 (4.13%) Google
3 158 (3.35%) Databricks
3 158 (3.35%) SAP
4 98 (2.07%) Adobe
5 77 (1.63%) Salesforce
6 70 (1.48%) Cisco
7 68 (1.44%) Oracle
8 66 (1.40%) Virgin Media
8 66 (1.40%) VMware
9 49 (1.04%) IBM
10 46 (0.97%) NEC
11 36 (0.76%) Dell
12 31 (0.66%) HP
13 30 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 30 (0.64%) NetApp
14 29 (0.61%) Apple
15 27 (0.57%) Northgate
16 25 (0.53%) Citrix
17 18 (0.38%) Meraki