Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 42 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Retail 7,468 9,931 9,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.15% 5.71% 5.72%
As % of the General category 13.49% 13.82% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,197 7,540 7,639
UK median annual salary £53,400 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.96% -2.86%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £84,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 55,348 71,882 70,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.14% 41.34% 41.69%
Number of salaries quoted 41,603 55,781 56,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,751 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -1.16%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -9 7,040 £54,000 +8.00% 944
UK excluding London -14 3,978 £46,500 +3.33% 596
London 0 3,292 £60,000 - 396
South East -24 987 £50,000 +11.11% 126
North of England -16 959 £45,000 - 174
Midlands -3 846 £42,500 - 116
East of England +3 612 £55,000 +10.00% 85
North West -5 607 £45,000 - 99
West Midlands -10 428 £40,000 - 51
East Midlands +3 415 £45,000 +1.12% 65
South West -8 335 £52,500 +10.53% 47
Yorkshire -42 330 £42,000 -2.33% 64
Scotland +29 198 £45,100 +6.12% 37
Wales +2 44 £40,000 +8.11% 9
North East -27 22 £44,000 +76.00% 11
Northern Ireland -17 15 £30,000 +36.36% 2
Channel Islands +4 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 2,967 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,667 (22.32%) Finance
3 1,508 (20.19%) E-Commerce
4 1,275 (17.07%) SQL
5 1,161 (15.55%) JavaScript
6 1,072 (14.35%) Microsoft
7 1,038 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
8 966 (12.94%) Scrum
9 942 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
10 930 (12.45%) Java
11 926 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
12 886 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 872 (11.68%) HTML
14 855 (11.45%) Software Engineering
15 847 (11.34%) CSS
16 846 (11.33%) C#
17 821 (10.99%) Analytics
18 784 (10.50%) DevOps
19 774 (10.36%) Python
20 766 (10.26%) .NET
21 761 (10.19%) Degree
22 730 (9.78%) SQL Server
23 680 (9.11%) Banking
24 676 (9.05%) TDD
25 674 (9.03%) Project Management
26 645 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
27 627 (8.40%) Marketing
28 610 (8.17%) Windows
29 601 (8.05%) Test Automation
30 586 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 244 (3.27%) Confluence
2 194 (2.60%) CMS
3 146 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 140 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 82 (1.10%) Apache
6 77 (1.03%) SAS
7 73 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 63 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 59 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 48 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 43 (0.58%) IIS
12 36 (0.48%) WordPress
13 30 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 26 (0.35%) EPiServer
15 24 (0.32%) nginx
16 23 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 23 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
17 22 (0.29%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.25%) IBM Notes
18 19 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 290 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 244 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (0.95%) Sketch
5 65 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 57 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 55 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
8 49 (0.66%) InVision
9 43 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
11 30 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
12 25 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
13 24 (0.32%) Chatbot
13 24 (0.32%) Marvel
14 22 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
15 21 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
16 18 (0.24%) SPSS
17 9 (0.12%) Figma
18 5 (0.067%) Adobe XD
18 5 (0.067%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 143 (1.91%) Magento
2 67 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 46 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
5 41 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 38 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 37 (0.50%) SAP CRM
8 34 (0.46%) NetSuite
8 34 (0.46%) SAP CO
8 34 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 34 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
9 32 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
10 30 (0.40%) SAP ERP
11 17 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
12 16 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 15 (0.20%) SAP Retail
14 12 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
15 8 (0.11%) Fredhopper
15 8 (0.11%) SAP PP
15 8 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 926 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 886 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 365 (4.89%) Office 365
4 332 (4.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 288 (3.86%) SaaS
6 194 (2.60%) Power Platform
7 149 (2.00%) G Suite
8 127 (1.70%) GitHub
9 109 (1.46%) PaaS
10 80 (1.07%) Serverless
11 72 (0.96%) IaaS
12 71 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (0.74%) Azure Stack
14 53 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
15 48 (0.64%) Google Analytics
16 46 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
17 44 (0.59%) Slack
18 43 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
19 42 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
20 41 (0.55%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 282 (3.78%) Firewall
2 180 (2.41%) Internet
3 178 (2.38%) WAN
4 159 (2.13%) LAN
5 134 (1.79%) DNS
6 111 (1.49%) VoIP
7 105 (1.41%) Network Security
8 104 (1.39%) Wireless
9 99 (1.33%) DHCP
10 95 (1.27%) TCP/IP
11 88 (1.18%) VPN
12 79 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
13 74 (0.99%) HTTP
14 65 (0.87%) OSPF
14 65 (0.87%) SAN
15 63 (0.84%) BGP
16 58 (0.78%) SSL
17 51 (0.68%) MPLS
18 49 (0.66%) Wireshark
19 44 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 336 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 330 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 317 (4.24%) MySQL
5 296 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 269 (3.60%) Big Data
7 209 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 207 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 191 (2.56%) Hadoop
10 190 (2.54%) Power BI
11 171 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
12 159 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 118 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 108 (1.45%) Redis
15 80 (1.07%) Blockchain
16 70 (0.94%) Neo4j
17 64 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
18 63 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
19 59 (0.79%) Data Lake
20 55 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 574 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 559 (7.49%) JIRA
3 337 (4.51%) Selenium
4 313 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 254 (3.40%) Cucumber
6 155 (2.08%) webpack
7 142 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 140 (1.87%) JMeter
9 120 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 108 (1.45%) Appium
10 108 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 102 (1.37%) WebDriver
12 94 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 83 (1.11%) Visual Studio
14 75 (1.00%) Babel
15 70 (0.94%) Gatling
16 69 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
17 68 (0.91%) Maven
18 64 (0.86%) Axure RP
19 63 (0.84%) JUnit
General
1 1,667 (22.32%) Finance
2 680 (9.11%) Banking
3 627 (8.40%) Marketing
4 495 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 332 (4.45%) Manufacturing
6 146 (1.96%) Games
7 117 (1.57%) Automotive
8 110 (1.47%) Legal
9 107 (1.43%) Electronics
10 104 (1.39%) Advertising
11 76 (1.02%) Publishing
12 66 (0.88%) Local Government
13 58 (0.78%) Billing
13 58 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 57 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 55 (0.74%) Back Office
16 52 (0.70%) Law
17 36 (0.48%) French Language
17 36 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 36 (0.48%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,722 (23.06%) Developer
2 1,103 (14.77%) Analyst
3 602 (8.06%) Architect
4 384 (5.14%) Senior Developer
5 368 (4.93%) Business Analyst
6 341 (4.57%) Consultant
7 300 (4.02%) Project Manager
7 300 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
8 281 (3.76%) .NET Developer
9 239 (3.20%) Java Developer
10 229 (3.07%) Designer
11 213 (2.85%) C# Developer
12 202 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 198 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 190 (2.54%) Software Developer
15 168 (2.25%) IT Manager
16 165 (2.21%) Junior
17 156 (2.09%) PHP Developer
18 148 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
19 144 (1.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 872 (11.68%) HTML
2 847 (11.34%) CSS
3 766 (10.26%) .NET
4 456 (6.11%) React
5 429 (5.74%) Web Services
6 428 (5.73%) AngularJS
7 384 (5.14%) ASP.NET
8 334 (4.47%) Node.js
9 322 (4.31%) HTML5
10 298 (3.99%) REST
11 275 (3.68%) Spring
12 264 (3.54%) XML
13 262 (3.51%) RESTful
14 204 (2.73%) jQuery
15 193 (2.58%) CSS3
15 193 (2.58%) JSON
16 177 (2.37%) Sass
17 172 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 170 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 164 (2.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,038 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 574 (7.69%) User Experience
3 307 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 296 (3.96%) Fintech
5 264 (3.54%) Mobile App
6 231 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 222 (2.97%) FMCG
8 219 (2.93%) EPoS
9 205 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 192 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
11 162 (2.17%) Data Centre
12 125 (1.67%) Public Cloud
13 109 (1.46%) Algorithms
14 107 (1.43%) Social Media
15 96 (1.29%) Robotics
15 96 (1.29%) Virtual Team
16 81 (1.08%) NHS
17 79 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
18 78 (1.04%) iPad
19 69 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 610 (8.17%) Windows
2 568 (7.61%) Linux
3 204 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 167 (2.24%) Unix
5 166 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 163 (2.18%) Android
7 105 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 65 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (0.79%) Windows 10
11 37 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 32 (0.43%) AIX
13 23 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 22 (0.29%) CentOS
15 17 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.21%) MVS
17 15 (0.20%) Debian
18 14 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,967 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,508 (20.19%) E-Commerce
3 966 (12.94%) Scrum
4 942 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
5 855 (11.45%) Software Engineering
6 821 (10.99%) Analytics
7 784 (10.50%) DevOps
8 676 (9.05%) TDD
9 674 (9.03%) Project Management
10 645 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
11 601 (8.05%) Test Automation
12 586 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 509 (6.82%) Microservices
14 462 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
15 449 (6.01%) Mentoring
16 446 (5.97%) ITIL
17 436 (5.84%) MVC
18 365 (4.89%) BDD
19 356 (4.77%) Web Development
20 343 (4.59%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,275 (17.07%) SQL
2 1,161 (15.55%) JavaScript
3 930 (12.45%) Java
4 846 (11.33%) C#
5 774 (10.36%) Python
6 384 (5.14%) PHP
7 212 (2.84%) Scala
8 201 (2.69%) Ruby
8 201 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 179 (2.40%) C
10 157 (2.10%) Java 8
11 139 (1.86%) C++
12 134 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 128 (1.71%) R
14 117 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 109 (1.46%) ES6
16 97 (1.30%) Groovy
17 69 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 59 (0.79%) VBA
19 54 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 761 (10.19%) Degree
2 185 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
3 162 (2.17%) CISSP
4 136 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (1.55%) CISM
6 111 (1.49%) CCNP
7 107 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 107 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 91 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 87 (1.16%) CCNA
10 77 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 75 (1.00%) ISEB
12 57 (0.76%) MCSA
13 49 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 49 (0.66%) MCSE
14 44 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 35 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 35 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 34 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (6.79%) QA
2 194 (2.60%) SLA
3 192 (2.57%) GDPR
4 161 (2.16%) PCI DSS
5 120 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 84 (1.12%) PMO
7 73 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 71 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (0.44%) COBIT
10 14 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 12 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.13%) FATCA
13 10 (0.13%) IFRS
14 9 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.12%) PSD2
15 8 (0.11%) ISO 20022
16 6 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.067%) GxP
System Software
1 437 (5.85%) Docker
2 287 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 193 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.55%) vSphere
6 28 (0.37%) XenApp
7 18 (0.24%) Firmware
7 18 (0.24%) HDFS
8 16 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 13 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.12%) Snort
12 9 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 198 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 197 (2.64%) Terraform
3 120 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (1.39%) Ansible
5 88 (1.18%) Puppet
6 82 (1.10%) SCCM
7 73 (0.98%) Mesos
8 62 (0.83%) Marathon
9 54 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 27 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
11 24 (0.32%) SCOM
12 22 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
13 21 (0.28%) Perfmon
14 20 (0.27%) WSUS
14 20 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 17 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
16 16 (0.21%) HP ALM
16 16 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
17 14 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,072 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 573 (7.67%) Google
3 415 (5.56%) SAP
4 339 (4.54%) VMware
5 306 (4.10%) Oracle
6 246 (3.29%) IBM
7 233 (3.12%) Cisco
8 231 (3.09%) Tableau
9 174 (2.33%) Adobe
10 119 (1.59%) HP
11 113 (1.51%) Citrix
11 113 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 98 (1.31%) hybris
13 81 (1.08%) Apple
14 79 (1.06%) SolarWinds
15 66 (0.88%) Splunk
16 64 (0.86%) Sitecore
17 57 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 51 (0.68%) Cognos
18 51 (0.68%) Dell