Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Retail 9,651 10,251 12,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.56% 5.87% 6.02%
As % of the General category 13.03% 13.88% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7,530 8,204 9,296
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%

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 74,059 73,870 93,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.32% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 56,340 59,692 75,150
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Retail in the UK

Retail
Top 16 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 22 January 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 -9 9,182 £50,000 -4.76% 1,665
UK excluding London 0 5,358 £45,000 -2.17% 1,077
London -18 4,017 £60,000 - 662
North of England +10 1,505 £44,500 +4.71% 345
South East +5 1,357 £45,000 -5.26% 214
Midlands -5 1,131 £42,500 -5.56% 235
North West +14 873 £45,000 +12.50% 210
East of England +2 747 £50,000 -4.76% 132
West Midlands -4 700 £40,000 -11.11% 106
Yorkshire +7 572 £42,500 -5.56% 121
East Midlands -8 422 £45,000 - 129
South West -29 381 £45,000 -10.00% 74
Scotland +3 178 £50,000 +16.96% 62
Wales +45 110 £34,000 -15.00% 12
North East +13 60 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Northern Ireland -24 7 £42,500 +6.25% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Retail.

1 3,330 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2,622 (27.17%) Finance
3 2,153 (22.31%) E-Commerce
4 1,745 (18.08%) SQL
5 1,695 (17.56%) JavaScript
6 1,532 (15.87%) Microsoft
7 1,349 (13.98%) Java
8 1,331 (13.79%) HTML
9 1,300 (13.47%) Scrum
10 1,253 (12.98%) C#
11 1,240 (12.85%) .NET
12 1,237 (12.82%) CSS
13 1,101 (11.41%) SQL Server
14 1,100 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
15 1,060 (10.98%) Degree
16 1,026 (10.63%) SAP
17 979 (10.14%) Project Management
18 944 (9.78%) Marketing
19 828 (8.58%) TDD
20 781 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
21 767 (7.95%) Banking
22 758 (7.85%) Manufacturing
23 753 (7.80%) Windows
24 734 (7.61%) Software Engineering
25 727 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
26 698 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
27 695 (7.20%) MVC
28 693 (7.18%) Analytics
29 678 (7.03%) DevOps
30 644 (6.67%) Git (software)

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
1 175 (1.81%) SAS
2 158 (1.64%) CMS
3 151 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 141 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 132 (1.37%) Apache
6 127 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 126 (1.31%) Apache Spark
8 112 (1.16%) Confluence
9 99 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 98 (1.02%) JBoss
11 80 (0.83%) Drupal
12 75 (0.78%) WordPress
13 72 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 70 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
15 65 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 64 (0.66%) IIS
17 46 (0.48%) nginx
18 45 (0.47%) Apache Solr
18 45 (0.47%) Mule
19 41 (0.42%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 309 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 268 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 94 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 81 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 77 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 58 (0.60%) SPSS
8 45 (0.47%) InVision
9 43 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 39 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 32 (0.33%) Chatbot
12 17 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
13 16 (0.17%) InDesign
14 11 (0.11%) InfoPath
15 10 (0.10%) Mathematica
16 8 (0.083%) AutoCAD
17 7 (0.073%) Revit
18 5 (0.052%) Autodesk Smoke
18 5 (0.052%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 222 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 197 (2.04%) Magento
3 188 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 154 (1.60%) SAP Retail
5 116 (1.20%) SAP Hybris
6 110 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 105 (1.09%) SAP SD
8 84 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
9 82 (0.85%) NetSuite
10 80 (0.83%) SAP MM
11 64 (0.66%) SAP FI
12 60 (0.62%) SAP CO
12 60 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
13 57 (0.59%) SAP SCM
14 52 (0.54%) SAP CAR
15 51 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
16 35 (0.36%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
17 34 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
18 30 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
18 30 (0.31%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 727 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 592 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (3.66%) SaaS
4 233 (2.41%) Office 365
5 122 (1.26%) GitHub
6 120 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 103 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 94 (0.97%) PaaS
9 93 (0.96%) Google Analytics
10 82 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 81 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 72 (0.75%) IaaS
13 46 (0.48%) Slack
14 37 (0.38%) G Suite
15 33 (0.34%) AdWords
16 29 (0.30%) npm
17 23 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
17 23 (0.24%) Heroku
17 23 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
18 21 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 175 (1.81%) Internet
2 146 (1.51%) DNS
3 140 (1.45%) Firewall
4 132 (1.37%) WAN
5 129 (1.34%) LAN
6 120 (1.24%) DHCP
7 111 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 104 (1.08%) Wireless
9 75 (0.78%) HTTP
10 67 (0.69%) ATM
11 64 (0.66%) VPN
12 62 (0.64%) VoIP
13 50 (0.52%) SAN
13 50 (0.52%) Unified Communications
14 47 (0.49%) Network Security
15 46 (0.48%) RFID
16 41 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
17 34 (0.35%) VLAN
18 32 (0.33%) MPLS
18 32 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,101 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 467 (4.84%) MySQL
3 405 (4.20%) Big Data
4 304 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 282 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 267 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 254 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 232 (2.40%) MongoDB
9 211 (2.19%) Relational Database
10 195 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 151 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 135 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 130 (1.35%) Power BI
14 107 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
15 97 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 85 (0.88%) QlikView
17 83 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
18 75 (0.78%) Apache Hive
18 75 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
19 72 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 644 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 443 (4.59%) JIRA
3 323 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 322 (3.34%) Selenium
5 195 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 149 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 146 (1.51%) JUnit
8 141 (1.46%) Subversion
9 127 (1.32%) gulp
10 120 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 110 (1.14%) Maven
12 109 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 105 (1.09%) NUnit
14 91 (0.94%) webpack
15 84 (0.87%) SoapUI
16 82 (0.85%) Grunt
17 79 (0.82%) eCATT
17 79 (0.82%) LSMW
18 67 (0.69%) Jasmine
19 61 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,622 (27.17%) Finance
2 944 (9.78%) Marketing
3 767 (7.95%) Banking
4 758 (7.85%) Manufacturing
5 441 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 331 (3.43%) Advertising
7 262 (2.71%) Publishing
8 252 (2.61%) Automotive
9 204 (2.11%) Games
10 166 (1.72%) Legal
11 160 (1.66%) Electronics
12 131 (1.36%) Billing
13 105 (1.09%) Back Office
13 105 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 90 (0.93%) Retail Banking
15 84 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
16 74 (0.77%) Law
17 40 (0.41%) General Ledger
18 38 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 35 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,566 (26.59%) Developer
2 1,415 (14.66%) Analyst
3 831 (8.61%) Consultant
4 722 (7.48%) Architect
5 637 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 610 (6.32%) Project Manager
7 537 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 420 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 412 (4.27%) Java Developer
10 407 (4.22%) Senior Developer
11 365 (3.78%) SAP Consultant
12 317 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
13 299 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
14 298 (3.09%) PHP Developer
15 285 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 261 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
17 254 (2.63%) Software Developer
18 221 (2.29%) IT Manager
19 218 (2.26%) Software Engineer
20 216 (2.24%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,331 (13.79%) HTML
2 1,240 (12.85%) .NET
3 1,237 (12.82%) CSS
4 594 (6.15%) jQuery
5 579 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 555 (5.75%) AngularJS
7 505 (5.23%) Web Services
8 504 (5.22%) HTML5
9 417 (4.32%) XML
10 412 (4.27%) Node.js
11 383 (3.97%) REST
12 359 (3.72%) Spring
13 353 (3.66%) React
14 299 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
15 292 (3.03%) RESTful
16 278 (2.88%) CSS3
17 264 (2.74%) JSON
18 213 (2.21%) Sass
19 208 (2.16%) .NET Framework
20 204 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,100 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 626 (6.49%) User Experience
3 401 (4.16%) Computer Science
4 360 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
5 307 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 275 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 270 (2.80%) EPoS
8 250 (2.59%) FMCG
9 227 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 207 (2.14%) Data Centre
11 175 (1.81%) iPad
12 129 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 108 (1.12%) Fintech
14 98 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 83 (0.86%) Social Media
16 80 (0.83%) Life Science
16 80 (0.83%) LIMS
17 66 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
18 53 (0.55%) Robotics
19 52 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 753 (7.80%) Windows
2 643 (6.66%) Linux
3 347 (3.60%) Android
4 260 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 248 (2.57%) Unix
6 236 (2.45%) Windows Server
7 114 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (1.15%) Windows 7
9 101 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 92 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 38 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (0.31%) AIX
13 30 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 29 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 27 (0.28%) Nucleus RTOS
16 21 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.16%) CentOS
17 15 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,330 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2,153 (22.31%) E-Commerce
3 1,300 (13.47%) Scrum
4 979 (10.14%) Project Management
5 828 (8.58%) TDD
6 781 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 734 (7.61%) Software Engineering
8 698 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 695 (7.20%) MVC
10 693 (7.18%) Analytics
11 678 (7.03%) DevOps
12 613 (6.35%) OO
13 608 (6.30%) SDLC
14 604 (6.26%) Test Automation
15 603 (6.25%) Web Development
16 525 (5.44%) CRM
17 518 (5.37%) BDD
18 506 (5.24%) ERP
19 499 (5.17%) Mentoring
20 489 (5.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,745 (18.08%) SQL
2 1,695 (17.56%) JavaScript
3 1,349 (13.98%) Java
4 1,253 (12.98%) C#
5 626 (6.49%) PHP
6 587 (6.08%) Python
7 322 (3.34%) C
8 316 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 219 (2.27%) Ruby
10 199 (2.06%) Scala
11 194 (2.01%) C++
12 140 (1.45%) ABAP
13 107 (1.11%) R
14 102 (1.06%) PowerShell
15 95 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 95 (0.98%) ES6
16 91 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 83 (0.86%) Perl
18 79 (0.82%) Groovy
19 74 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,060 (10.98%) Degree
2 143 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (1.20%) ISEB
4 92 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (0.95%) CISSP
5 88 (0.91%) Security Cleared
6 85 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 84 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 79 (0.82%) CCNA
9 74 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 70 (0.73%) ISTQB
11 68 (0.70%) PMP
12 64 (0.66%) CISM
13 55 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (0.51%) CCNP
14 49 (0.51%) SC Cleared
15 46 (0.48%) APMP
15 46 (0.48%) CISA
16 38 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 38 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 579 (6.00%) QA
2 157 (1.63%) PMO
3 146 (1.51%) SLA
4 145 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 138 (1.43%) GDPR
6 115 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 81 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 31 (0.32%) COBIT
9 28 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.083%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.062%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.041%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.041%) GAAP
13 4 (0.041%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.031%) GCP
14 3 (0.031%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 321 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 232 (2.40%) Docker
3 167 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.25%) vSphere
6 22 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.16%) HDFS
7 15 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.13%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.12%) Ceph
10 12 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.12%) XenApp
11 11 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.10%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.073%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.052%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.052%) XenServer
15 4 (0.041%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 160 (1.66%) Puppet
2 129 (1.34%) Ansible
3 117 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 81 (0.84%) SCCM
6 60 (0.62%) Terraform
7 29 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 25 (0.26%) Mesos
10 19 (0.20%) Marathon
10 19 (0.20%) SCOM
11 16 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
12 15 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 15 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (0.15%) Kibana
14 11 (0.11%) Rancher
15 10 (0.10%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.10%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 1,532 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 1,026 (10.63%) SAP
3 598 (6.20%) Oracle
4 403 (4.18%) Google
5 301 (3.12%) VMware
6 259 (2.68%) hybris
7 174 (1.80%) Cisco
8 168 (1.74%) Tableau
9 150 (1.55%) Apple
9 150 (1.55%) IBM
10 140 (1.45%) Adobe
11 127 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 92 (0.95%) WorldPay
13 85 (0.88%) Twitter
14 76 (0.79%) ATG
14 76 (0.79%) Dell
15 73 (0.76%) HP
16 69 (0.71%) Demandware
17 61 (0.63%) Splunk
18 58 (0.60%) JD Edwards