Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 41 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Retail 10,251 9,791 11,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.78% 5.72% 5.86%
As % of the General category 13.93% 13.77% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7,756 7,796 9,139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £81,250
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 73,591 71,085 90,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.51% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 57,683 57,130 73,251
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 April 2018.

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 April 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 -1 9,818 £50,000 -4.76% 1,411
UK excluding London +7 5,947 £45,000 - 945
London -9 4,109 £60,000 - 514
North of England +13 1,725 £45,000 +5.88% 296
South East +10 1,509 £45,000 -2.17% 203
Midlands -3 1,144 £42,500 - 198
East of England +12 932 £51,000 -7.27% 91
Yorkshire +29 828 £42,500 - 133
North West -4 820 £45,000 +8.43% 151
West Midlands -2 688 £40,000 -5.88% 91
East Midlands -6 460 £45,000 +5.88% 107
South West -14 391 £47,250 -5.50% 109
Scotland +44 185 £50,000 +39.86% 31
Wales +26 87 £34,500 -23.33% 13
North East +24 77 £39,100 -13.11% 12
Northern Ireland -18 5 £32,250 -35.50% 2
Channel Islands +4 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3,637 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2,834 (27.65%) Finance
3 2,149 (20.96%) E-Commerce
4 2,125 (20.73%) SQL
5 1,709 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1,689 (16.48%) JavaScript
7 1,475 (14.39%) C#
8 1,444 (14.09%) Java
9 1,384 (13.50%) .NET
10 1,355 (13.22%) Scrum
11 1,258 (12.27%) HTML
12 1,207 (11.77%) SQL Server
13 1,203 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
14 1,165 (11.36%) CSS
15 1,131 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
16 1,050 (10.24%) Project Management
17 1,038 (10.13%) Degree
18 916 (8.94%) TDD
19 899 (8.77%) SAP
20 851 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
21 846 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
22 845 (8.24%) Windows
23 842 (8.21%) DevOps
24 828 (8.08%) Marketing
25 818 (7.98%) MVC
26 789 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
27 788 (7.69%) Git (software)
28 786 (7.67%) Software Engineering
29 785 (7.66%) Analytics
30 781 (7.62%) Business Intelligence

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
1 172 (1.68%) Apache Spark
2 160 (1.56%) SAS
3 140 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 136 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 131 (1.28%) Apache
6 109 (1.06%) Confluence
7 108 (1.05%) CMS
8 106 (1.03%) JBoss
9 105 (1.02%) MS Exchange
10 99 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 96 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 82 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 62 (0.60%) IIS
14 57 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 47 (0.46%) Drupal
16 46 (0.45%) WordPress
17 43 (0.42%) nginx
18 39 (0.38%) Skype for Business
19 35 (0.34%) Apache Solr
19 35 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 338 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 281 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 81 (0.79%) SPSS
5 74 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 55 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 49 (0.48%) Chatbot
7 49 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 44 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 38 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 38 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 35 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
11 19 (0.19%) InVision
12 12 (0.12%) Mathematica
13 11 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.059%) InDesign
15 4 (0.039%) UserZoom
16 3 (0.029%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.029%) ImageReady
16 3 (0.029%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 237 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 236 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 150 (1.46%) NetSuite
4 120 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 113 (1.10%) Magento
6 102 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
7 66 (0.64%) SAP Retail
8 55 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 50 (0.49%) SAP FI
9 50 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
10 48 (0.47%) SAP CO
10 48 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
10 48 (0.47%) SAP MM
11 43 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
12 35 (0.34%) SAP Business One
13 29 (0.28%) Shopify
14 28 (0.27%) SAP SCM
15 26 (0.25%) BusinessWare
16 24 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
17 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 851 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 789 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 432 (4.21%) SaaS
4 274 (2.67%) Office 365
5 140 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 139 (1.36%) PaaS
7 136 (1.33%) GitHub
8 133 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
9 120 (1.17%) IaaS
10 113 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
11 93 (0.91%) Google Analytics
12 58 (0.57%) Slack
13 52 (0.51%) G Suite
14 51 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 23 (0.22%) AdWords
17 23 (0.22%) Heroku
18 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 21 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 267 (2.60%) Firewall
2 247 (2.41%) DNS
3 186 (1.81%) Wireless
4 182 (1.78%) Internet
5 168 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 167 (1.63%) WAN
7 163 (1.59%) LAN
8 159 (1.55%) DHCP
9 88 (0.86%) VPN
10 83 (0.81%) Unified Communications
11 69 (0.67%) Network Security
12 68 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 66 (0.64%) SAN
14 62 (0.60%) VoIP
15 56 (0.55%) HTTP
16 52 (0.51%) Wireless Security
17 48 (0.47%) WLAN
18 41 (0.40%) Intranet
19 40 (0.39%) MPLS
20 38 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,207 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 522 (5.09%) MySQL
3 418 (4.08%) Big Data
4 371 (3.62%) NoSQL
5 360 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 303 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 270 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 268 (2.61%) MongoDB
9 248 (2.42%) Relational Database
10 233 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 178 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 145 (1.41%) Power BI
13 143 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 140 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 106 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 97 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
17 89 (0.87%) QlikView
18 79 (0.77%) Data Mining
19 76 (0.74%) Redis
20 71 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 788 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 494 (4.82%) JIRA
3 400 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 385 (3.76%) Selenium
5 241 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 161 (1.57%) Subversion
7 149 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 148 (1.44%) Visual Studio
9 120 (1.17%) Maven
10 118 (1.15%) WebDriver
11 117 (1.14%) SoapUI
12 100 (0.98%) JUnit
13 98 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 95 (0.93%) gulp
15 94 (0.92%) NUnit
16 90 (0.88%) JMeter
17 84 (0.82%) SpecFlow
18 79 (0.77%) TeamCity
19 73 (0.71%) Grunt
20 72 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 2,834 (27.65%) Finance
2 828 (8.08%) Marketing
3 751 (7.33%) Manufacturing
4 684 (6.67%) Banking
5 434 (4.23%) Advertising
6 428 (4.18%) Telecoms
7 257 (2.51%) Games
8 236 (2.30%) Publishing
9 194 (1.89%) Legal
10 161 (1.57%) Automotive
11 130 (1.27%) Back Office
12 129 (1.26%) Billing
13 121 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 109 (1.06%) Electronics
15 106 (1.03%) Retail Banking
16 84 (0.82%) Law
17 80 (0.78%) Investment Banking
18 42 (0.41%) Local Government
19 40 (0.39%) General Ledger
20 37 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,622 (25.58%) Developer
2 1,449 (14.14%) Analyst
3 771 (7.52%) Architect
4 760 (7.41%) Consultant
5 605 (5.90%) Business Analyst
6 570 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 545 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 462 (4.51%) Senior Developer
9 455 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 396 (3.86%) Java Developer
11 343 (3.35%) Software Developer
12 332 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
13 311 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 277 (2.70%) PHP Developer
15 234 (2.28%) IT Manager
16 232 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
17 230 (2.24%) SAP Consultant
18 228 (2.22%) Software Engineer
19 224 (2.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 215 (2.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,384 (13.50%) .NET
2 1,258 (12.27%) HTML
3 1,165 (11.36%) CSS
4 686 (6.69%) ASP.NET
5 583 (5.69%) jQuery
6 543 (5.30%) Web Services
7 506 (4.94%) AngularJS
8 432 (4.21%) REST
9 406 (3.96%) HTML5
10 404 (3.94%) Node.js
10 404 (3.94%) React
11 368 (3.59%) Spring
12 355 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 355 (3.46%) RESTful
13 332 (3.24%) XML
14 293 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
15 266 (2.59%) .NET Framework
16 256 (2.50%) CSS3
17 207 (2.02%) JSON
18 193 (1.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,131 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 615 (6.00%) User Experience
3 469 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 431 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
5 389 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 322 (3.14%) EPoS
7 309 (3.01%) Mobile App
8 304 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 304 (2.97%) Management Information System
9 261 (2.55%) FMCG
10 258 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
11 163 (1.59%) Fintech
12 153 (1.49%) Algorithms
13 119 (1.16%) iPad
13 119 (1.16%) NHS
14 118 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 87 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 83 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 66 (0.64%) EMV
18 65 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 845 (8.24%) Windows
2 737 (7.19%) Linux
3 290 (2.83%) Android
4 285 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 279 (2.72%) Unix
6 209 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 128 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 107 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 59 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 47 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
13 43 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 42 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (0.39%) AIX
16 34 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 32 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (0.25%) Ubuntu
19 21 (0.20%) Windows XP
20 18 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,637 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2,149 (20.96%) E-Commerce
3 1,355 (13.22%) Scrum
4 1,203 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 1,050 (10.24%) Project Management
6 916 (8.94%) TDD
7 846 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 842 (8.21%) DevOps
9 818 (7.98%) MVC
10 786 (7.67%) Software Engineering
11 785 (7.66%) Analytics
12 781 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
13 777 (7.58%) Test Automation
14 632 (6.17%) SDLC
15 626 (6.11%) ERP
16 608 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
17 593 (5.78%) CRM
18 588 (5.74%) ITIL
19 575 (5.61%) Mentoring
20 568 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,125 (20.73%) SQL
2 1,689 (16.48%) JavaScript
3 1,475 (14.39%) C#
4 1,444 (14.09%) Java
5 777 (7.58%) Python
6 665 (6.49%) PHP
7 381 (3.72%) C
8 322 (3.14%) T-SQL
9 303 (2.96%) Ruby
10 235 (2.29%) Scala
11 224 (2.19%) C++
12 180 (1.76%) R
13 164 (1.60%) Java 8
14 162 (1.58%) PowerShell
15 120 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 111 (1.08%) ABAP
17 102 (1.00%) Perl
18 96 (0.94%) VB.NET
19 89 (0.87%) Go
20 83 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,038 (10.13%) Degree
2 174 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
3 138 (1.35%) CCNA
4 131 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 122 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 114 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 112 (1.09%) CISSP
7 112 (1.09%) ISEB
8 108 (1.05%) CCNP
9 90 (0.88%) PMP
10 82 (0.80%) SC Cleared
11 77 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 71 (0.69%) CISM
13 68 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 60 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
15 59 (0.58%) CCIE
15 59 (0.58%) MCSE
16 58 (0.57%) Master's Degree
17 48 (0.47%) CISA
18 42 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 624 (6.09%) QA
2 184 (1.79%) PMO
3 182 (1.78%) SLA
4 156 (1.52%) GDPR
5 122 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 108 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 92 (0.90%) Data Quality
8 63 (0.61%) COBIT
9 42 (0.41%) GCP
10 36 (0.35%) PSD2
11 23 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
14 7 (0.068%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.068%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.059%) GAAP
16 5 (0.049%) ISO 31000
17 4 (0.039%) SEPA
18 3 (0.029%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 364 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 325 (3.17%) Docker
3 245 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.33%) XenApp
6 33 (0.32%) vSphere
7 31 (0.30%) HDFS
8 22 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 18 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.15%) Ceph
13 12 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.098%) Firmware
14 10 (0.098%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.088%) Cronacle
16 8 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.068%) Apache Flume
17 7 (0.068%) Squid
Systems Management
1 185 (1.80%) Ansible
2 181 (1.77%) Puppet
3 178 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 166 (1.62%) Kubernetes
5 121 (1.18%) SCCM
5 121 (1.18%) Terraform
6 40 (0.39%) SCOM
7 33 (0.32%) Marathon
8 30 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.25%) AirWatch
10 25 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 21 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
13 18 (0.18%) Mesos
14 17 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
15 16 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.16%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.15%) Salt
17 14 (0.14%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 1,709 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 899 (8.77%) SAP
3 647 (6.31%) Oracle
4 477 (4.65%) Google
5 433 (4.22%) VMware
6 286 (2.79%) Cisco
7 218 (2.13%) hybris
8 200 (1.95%) Tableau
9 172 (1.68%) Apple
10 158 (1.54%) WorldPay
11 138 (1.35%) Adobe
11 138 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 126 (1.23%) IBM
13 120 (1.17%) Dell
14 118 (1.15%) Twitter
15 115 (1.12%) HP
15 115 (1.12%) Splunk
16 110 (1.07%) F5
17 106 (1.03%) Sage
18 96 (0.94%) NetApp