Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 61 51
Rank change year-on-year -25 -10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Retail 2,932 5,092 7,426
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 4.47% 4.99%
As % of the General category 8.90% 11.15% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,048 3,778 5,253
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,125
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,980 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £84,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.15% - +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 32,952 45,678 60,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.13% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,829 35,102 45,893
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -29 2,641 £58,031 +5.51% 803
UK excluding London -28 1,491 £47,500 +2.15% 589
London -21 1,232 £65,000 - 259
Work from Home -21 643 £52,500 -19.23% 190
North of England -17 409 £50,000 +13.64% 217
Midlands -8 331 £45,000 -2.17% 130
South East -39 329 £52,500 +5.00% 92
North West +8 275 £50,250 +5.79% 114
West Midlands -6 185 £45,000 - 66
South West -66 151 £42,500 - 61
East Midlands -10 146 £46,250 -2.12% 63
East of England -20 138 £47,500 -13.64% 40
Yorkshire -42 118 £45,000 +15.38% 62
Scotland -13 73 £56,000 +24.44% 22
Wales +30 48 £42,500 +0.76% 23
North East -5 16 £40,000 - 41
Northern Ireland -15 11 £40,000 -23.81% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 1,033 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (28.75%) E-Commerce
3 666 (22.71%) JavaScript
4 610 (20.80%) Finance
5 492 (16.78%) AWS
6 460 (15.69%) SQL
7 446 (15.21%) Azure
8 419 (14.29%) HTML
9 391 (13.34%) CSS
10 385 (13.13%) DevOps
11 363 (12.38%) Microsoft
12 360 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
13 337 (11.49%) Python
14 336 (11.46%) Analytics
15 334 (11.39%) Marketing
16 325 (11.08%) React
17 316 (10.78%) Java
18 309 (10.54%) Software Engineering
19 301 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
20 293 (9.99%) Scrum
21 290 (9.89%) C#
22 273 (9.31%) Degree
23 265 (9.04%) Google
24 242 (8.25%) GCP
25 238 (8.12%) .NET
26 227 (7.74%) Project Management
26 227 (7.74%) Git (software)
27 226 (7.71%) Microservices
28 224 (7.64%) Linux
29 221 (7.54%) PHP

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 79 (2.69%) CMS
2 65 (2.22%) Confluence
3 59 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 46 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 42 (1.43%) Apache
6 41 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.26%) WordPress
8 22 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.31%) Apache Synapse
13 8 (0.27%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.24%) Tornado
15 6 (0.20%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.17%) nginx
16 5 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 95 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.48%) Sketch
8 8 (0.27%) Figma
9 7 (0.24%) InVision
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.14%) 3ds Max
11 4 (0.14%) Blender
11 4 (0.14%) InDesign
11 4 (0.14%) Maya
11 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.068%) MadCap Flare
13 2 (0.068%) UXPin
14 1 (0.034%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 63 (2.15%) Magento
2 62 (2.11%) Shopify
3 29 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
4 28 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
5 25 (0.85%) NetSuite
6 24 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 17 (0.58%) Sentinel
9 16 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 16 (0.55%) SAP FI
9 16 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.24%) SAP Business One
13 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
15 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
15 4 (0.14%) SAP R/3
16 3 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 492 (16.78%) AWS
2 446 (15.21%) Azure
3 242 (8.25%) GCP
4 145 (4.95%) SaaS
5 110 (3.75%) Microsoft 365
6 83 (2.83%) Serverless
7 81 (2.76%) Power Platform
8 69 (2.35%) Google Analytics
9 59 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
10 45 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (1.53%) PaaS
11 38 (1.30%) IaaS
12 37 (1.26%) Firebase
13 36 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
14 34 (1.16%) GitHub
15 33 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (0.99%) Azure Functions
17 24 (0.82%) Cloud Functions
18 22 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
19 21 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.18%) Firewall
2 43 (1.47%) Network Security
3 41 (1.40%) WAN
4 34 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (1.06%) Internet
6 30 (1.02%) LAN
7 27 (0.92%) Wireless
8 26 (0.89%) Broadband
9 25 (0.85%) DNS
10 21 (0.72%) Intranet
11 20 (0.68%) TCP/IP
12 19 (0.65%) HTTP
13 18 (0.61%) WLAN
14 16 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (0.55%) Unified Communications
15 13 (0.44%) OSPF
15 13 (0.44%) VPN
16 11 (0.38%) VLAN
17 9 (0.31%) BGP
17 9 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 194 (6.62%) MySQL
3 99 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 83 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 77 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 75 (2.56%) Big Data
8 62 (2.11%) Power BI
9 55 (1.88%) Tableau
10 52 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 47 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
11 47 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (1.57%) BigQuery
12 46 (1.57%) Redis
13 45 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 43 (1.47%) Data Lake
15 38 (1.30%) Hadoop
16 37 (1.26%) Amazon Athena
17 35 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
17 35 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 227 (7.74%) Git (software)
2 133 (4.54%) JIRA
3 100 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.33%) Maven
5 34 (1.16%) Selenium
6 28 (0.95%) Cypress.io
6 28 (0.95%) Mocha
6 28 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 27 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.82%) webpack
9 22 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (0.72%) GitLab
11 19 (0.65%) JUnit
12 18 (0.61%) Bitbucket
12 18 (0.61%) IntelliJ
12 18 (0.61%) Protractor
13 17 (0.58%) Jasmine
14 16 (0.55%) PHPUnit
15 14 (0.48%) Gradle
16 13 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 610 (20.80%) Finance
2 334 (11.39%) Marketing
3 183 (6.24%) Banking
4 156 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 115 (3.92%) Public Sector
6 76 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 72 (2.46%) Automotive
8 67 (2.29%) Legal
9 63 (2.15%) Electronics
9 63 (2.15%) Games
10 61 (2.08%) Front Office
11 42 (1.43%) Advertising
12 41 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 38 (1.30%) Law
14 31 (1.06%) Publishing
15 22 (0.75%) Back Office
16 12 (0.41%) Billing
17 11 (0.38%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 759 (25.89%) Developer
2 266 (9.07%) Analyst
3 210 (7.16%) Architect
4 159 (5.42%) Software Engineer
5 149 (5.08%) Senior Developer
6 135 (4.60%) PHP Developer
7 132 (4.50%) Project Manager
8 115 (3.92%) React Developer
9 113 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
10 109 (3.72%) Consultant
11 103 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 91 (3.10%) Business Analyst
12 91 (3.10%) Java Developer
13 86 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
14 82 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 73 (2.49%) Data Engineer
16 63 (2.15%) JavaScript Engineer
16 63 (2.15%) Web Developer
17 61 (2.08%) Software Developer
18 58 (1.98%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (14.29%) HTML
2 391 (13.34%) CSS
3 325 (11.08%) React
4 238 (8.12%) .NET
5 186 (6.34%) Node.js
6 158 (5.39%) HTML5
7 157 (5.35%) AngularJS
8 132 (4.50%) Web Services
9 125 (4.26%) REST
9 125 (4.26%) Spring
10 116 (3.96%) CSS3
11 104 (3.55%) RESTful
11 104 (3.55%) Vue.js
12 80 (2.73%) Spring Boot
13 78 (2.66%) ASP.NET
14 74 (2.52%) React Native
15 73 (2.49%) jQuery
16 71 (2.42%) .NET Framework
17 66 (2.25%) Laravel
18 65 (2.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 301 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (7.33%) User Experience
3 127 (4.33%) Mobile App
4 116 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (3.44%) Social Media
6 95 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 87 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 76 (2.59%) FMCG
9 68 (2.32%) iPad
10 67 (2.29%) Driving Licence
11 61 (2.08%) Cloud Native
12 47 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 44 (1.50%) Public Cloud
14 43 (1.47%) Blog
15 41 (1.40%) Algorithms
16 34 (1.16%) Data Centre
17 29 (0.99%) EPoS
18 28 (0.95%) Data Structures
18 28 (0.95%) Derivative
19 22 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 224 (7.64%) Linux
2 192 (6.55%) Windows
3 80 (2.73%) Android
4 66 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 60 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 53 (1.81%) Unix
7 32 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.17%) Debian
17 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.10%) MVS
19 2 (0.068%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.068%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,033 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (28.75%) E-Commerce
3 385 (13.13%) DevOps
4 360 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 336 (11.46%) Analytics
6 309 (10.54%) Software Engineering
7 293 (9.99%) Scrum
8 227 (7.74%) Project Management
9 226 (7.71%) Microservices
10 194 (6.62%) Mentoring
11 190 (6.48%) Web Development
12 186 (6.34%) MVC
13 173 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
14 172 (5.87%) TDD
15 154 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 151 (5.15%) Machine Learning
17 150 (5.12%) ERP
17 150 (5.12%) Test Automation
18 138 (4.71%) BDD
19 133 (4.54%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 666 (22.71%) JavaScript
2 460 (15.69%) SQL
3 337 (11.49%) Python
4 316 (10.78%) Java
5 290 (9.89%) C#
6 221 (7.54%) PHP
7 110 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 56 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 48 (1.64%) Ruby
10 44 (1.50%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.33%) Go
12 37 (1.26%) C
13 35 (1.19%) T-SQL
14 32 (1.09%) Java 8
15 27 (0.92%) Kotlin
16 26 (0.89%) C++
16 26 (0.89%) Scala
17 25 (0.85%) Apple Swift
18 24 (0.82%) PHP 7
19 23 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 273 (9.31%) Degree
2 58 (1.98%) DBS Check
3 56 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.85%) CISSP
7 24 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.61%) PhD
9 17 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.55%) CCNA
10 16 (0.55%) CCNP
10 16 (0.55%) PMP
11 15 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.44%) ISEB
12 13 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (0.34%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.34%) CISM
15 8 (0.27%) CISA
15 8 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.67%) QA
2 71 (2.42%) GDPR
3 64 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (1.77%) SLA
5 44 (1.50%) NIST
6 39 (1.33%) PMO
7 34 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.61%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.27%) COBIT
11 7 (0.24%) OASIS TOSCA
12 5 (0.17%) COSHH
13 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.14%) GxP
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.10%) Basel III
14 3 (0.10%) GRC
15 2 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
15 2 (0.068%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 209 (7.13%) Docker
2 87 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.27%) XenApp
6 7 (0.24%) KVM
7 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.17%) Firmware
8 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.14%) vSphere
9 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.10%) Postfix
10 3 (0.10%) RACF
11 2 (0.068%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.068%) HDFS
11 2 (0.068%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 192 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 141 (4.81%) Terraform
3 67 (2.29%) Ansible
4 34 (1.16%) SCCM
5 28 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
6 16 (0.55%) Puppet
7 14 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.27%) Kibana
9 7 (0.24%) Nessus
9 7 (0.24%) OpenVAS
9 7 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.20%) Grafana
10 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.14%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 363 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 265 (9.04%) Google
3 140 (4.77%) SAP
4 83 (2.83%) Oracle
5 70 (2.39%) Adobe
6 65 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 61 (2.08%) Cisco
8 49 (1.67%) VMware
9 38 (1.30%) hybris
10 36 (1.23%) Databricks
11 33 (1.13%) Apple
11 33 (1.13%) IBM
12 31 (1.06%) Citrix
13 25 (0.85%) Zend
14 23 (0.78%) Sitecore
15 22 (0.75%) JD Edwards
16 20 (0.68%) Dell
17 17 (0.58%) HP
17 17 (0.58%) Juniper
17 17 (0.58%) Splunk