Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 41 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Retail 14633 10759 13042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 5.61% 5.99%
As % of the General category 19.28% 13.20% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6757 8537 9279
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 75899 81514 96660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.52% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 55094 66550 76850
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +15 14197 £52,500 -4.55% 751
London +19 9757 £62,500 +4.17% 361
UK excluding London -5 4647 £45,000 -5.26% 420
North of England 0 1251 £45,000 0.00% 146
South East +8 1070 £47,500 -5.00% 87
Midlands -13 1009 £40,000 -11.11% 75
North West +12 847 £44,000 +1.15% 87
East of England +1 676 £50,000 - 46
West Midlands -10 675 £40,000 -11.11% 47
South West -9 379 £47,500 -9.52% 30
Yorkshire -27 369 £45,000 - 54
East Midlands -14 324 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Scotland -9 273 £50,000 - 28
Wales +44 53 £47,500 +26.67% 5
North East +21 35 £36,500 -2.67% 5
Northern Ireland -27 13 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 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 8548 (58.42%) Finance
2 7068 (48.30%) Banking
3 6321 (43.20%) Retail Banking
4 6026 (41.18%) Investment Banking
5 6010 (41.07%) Asset Management
6 5942 (40.61%) Wealth Management
7 4886 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
8 3464 (23.67%) Java
9 3380 (23.10%) Analytical Skills
10 2427 (16.59%) SQL
11 2394 (16.36%) SDLC
12 2393 (16.35%) Project Management
13 2174 (14.86%) E-Commerce
14 2024 (13.83%) Degree
15 1846 (12.62%) Oracle
16 1806 (12.34%) Scrum
17 1645 (11.24%) JavaScript
18 1620 (11.07%) Microsoft
19 1411 (9.64%) Business Analysis
20 1370 (9.36%) Analytics
21 1345 (9.19%) .NET
22 1334 (9.12%) SQL Server
23 1322 (9.03%) C#
24 1290 (8.82%) Front Office
25 1279 (8.74%) HTML
26 1257 (8.59%) Linux
27 1218 (8.32%) Unix
28 1197 (8.18%) QA
29 1119 (7.65%) Windows
30 1116 (7.63%) CSS

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
1 491 (3.36%) Tomcat
2 393 (2.69%) Apache
3 260 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 256 (1.75%) SAS
5 252 (1.72%) JBoss
6 251 (1.72%) CMS
7 243 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 214 (1.46%) Skype for Business
9 197 (1.35%) Confluence
10 173 (1.18%) SharePoint
11 161 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 151 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 133 (0.91%) Apache Spark
14 106 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 89 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
16 78 (0.53%) IIS
17 75 (0.51%) Drupal
18 72 (0.49%) Mule
19 60 (0.41%) Mule ESB
20 55 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 585 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 425 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 259 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 146 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 53 (0.36%) InVision
7 48 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 46 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 43 (0.29%) SPSS
10 36 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 23 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.089%) InDesign
13 7 (0.048%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.048%) Revit
14 6 (0.041%) Autodesk Smoke
14 6 (0.041%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.034%) Campfire
15 5 (0.034%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.034%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 193 (1.32%) SAP Retail
2 184 (1.26%) Magento
3 140 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 116 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 111 (0.76%) SAP SD
6 105 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
7 100 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
8 96 (0.66%) SAP MM
9 91 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
10 74 (0.51%) Actimize
11 72 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
12 67 (0.46%) ION MarketView
13 66 (0.45%) SAP CAR
14 61 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
15 56 (0.38%) SAP POS DM
16 52 (0.36%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
16 52 (0.36%) SAP SCM
17 38 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
18 36 (0.25%) SAP FI
18 36 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 632 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 450 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 263 (1.80%) GitHub
4 246 (1.68%) SaaS
5 198 (1.35%) Office 365
6 157 (1.07%) IaaS
7 97 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 92 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 82 (0.56%) PaaS
10 78 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
11 61 (0.42%) npm
12 56 (0.38%) Google Analytics
13 49 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (0.20%) Google Play
14 29 (0.20%) Slack
15 28 (0.19%) Amazon S3
16 27 (0.18%) G Suite
17 26 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (0.16%) AdWords
19 19 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 210 (1.44%) Firewall
2 209 (1.43%) Skype
3 148 (1.01%) HTTP
4 143 (0.98%) LAN
5 141 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 139 (0.95%) WAN
7 128 (0.87%) Internet
8 127 (0.87%) DNS
9 86 (0.59%) VPN
10 78 (0.53%) SSL
11 70 (0.48%) DHCP
12 63 (0.43%) LDAP
13 62 (0.42%) VoIP
14 59 (0.40%) Network Security
15 57 (0.39%) Intranet
15 57 (0.39%) Wireless
16 53 (0.36%) VLAN
17 48 (0.33%) RFID
18 44 (0.30%) MPLS
19 38 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1334 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 628 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 552 (3.77%) Big Data
4 508 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 475 (3.25%) MySQL
6 419 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 414 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 364 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 289 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 277 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 263 (1.80%) Oracle Database
11 263 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 260 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 243 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
14 226 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 179 (1.22%) Power BI
16 137 (0.94%) OLAP
17 132 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
18 130 (0.89%) Neo4j
19 123 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 893 (6.10%) JIRA
2 720 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 496 (3.39%) Maven
4 460 (3.14%) TeamCity
5 419 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 385 (2.63%) JUnit
7 347 (2.37%) Subversion
8 250 (1.71%) Selenium
9 209 (1.43%) Cucumber
10 189 (1.29%) Visual Studio
11 133 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
12 121 (0.83%) gulp
13 119 (0.81%) Mockito
14 114 (0.78%) Gradle
15 104 (0.71%) NUnit
16 99 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
17 82 (0.56%) webpack
18 81 (0.55%) Ant
18 81 (0.55%) EasyMock
19 79 (0.54%) jMock
General
1 8548 (58.42%) Finance
2 7068 (48.30%) Banking
3 6321 (43.20%) Retail Banking
4 6026 (41.18%) Investment Banking
5 1290 (8.82%) Front Office
6 1084 (7.41%) Marketing
7 619 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 600 (4.10%) Telecoms
9 449 (3.07%) Legal
10 284 (1.94%) Automotive
11 258 (1.76%) Publishing
12 256 (1.75%) Back Office
12 256 (1.75%) Financial Institution
13 238 (1.63%) Electronics
14 214 (1.46%) Games
15 172 (1.18%) Advertising
16 106 (0.72%) German Language
17 87 (0.59%) Billing
18 80 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 74 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 3428 (23.43%) Developer
2 2608 (17.82%) Analyst
3 1628 (11.13%) Business Analyst
4 1136 (7.76%) Java Developer
5 905 (6.18%) Architect
6 865 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 796 (5.44%) Consultant
8 767 (5.24%) Senior Developer
9 557 (3.81%) Software Engineer
10 442 (3.02%) IT Manager
11 426 (2.91%) IT Analyst
12 420 (2.87%) .NET Developer
13 413 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 390 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
15 349 (2.39%) Support Analyst
16 324 (2.21%) Senior Java Developer
17 322 (2.20%) SAP Consultant
17 322 (2.20%) Technical Leader
18 288 (1.97%) C# Developer
19 287 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1345 (9.19%) .NET
2 1279 (8.74%) HTML
3 1116 (7.63%) CSS
4 786 (5.37%) Web Services
5 730 (4.99%) AngularJS
6 674 (4.61%) Spring
7 671 (4.59%) REST
8 647 (4.42%) HTML5
9 580 (3.96%) XML
10 457 (3.12%) jQuery
11 453 (3.10%) ASP.NET
12 410 (2.80%) RESTful
13 396 (2.71%) JSON
14 364 (2.49%) SOAP
15 340 (2.32%) Hibernate
16 335 (2.29%) J2EE
17 330 (2.26%) Node.js
18 284 (1.94%) CSS3
19 276 (1.89%) React
20 256 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3380 (23.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1098 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1032 (7.05%) Derivative
3 1032 (7.05%) User Experience
4 882 (6.03%) Computer Science
5 712 (4.87%) Equities
6 700 (4.78%) Management Information System
7 595 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
8 547 (3.74%) Fixed Income
9 402 (2.75%) Equity Derivative
10 357 (2.44%) Reference Data
11 310 (2.12%) Algorithms
12 304 (2.08%) Data Structures
13 294 (2.01%) Credit Risk
14 286 (1.95%) Mobile App
15 277 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
16 264 (1.80%) FMCG
17 236 (1.61%) EPoS
18 200 (1.37%) Virtual Team
19 195 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1257 (8.59%) Linux
2 1218 (8.32%) Unix
3 1119 (7.65%) Windows
4 400 (2.73%) Android
5 325 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 295 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 176 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 165 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 133 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 129 (0.88%) Solaris
11 110 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 96 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 87 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 63 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.10%) CentOS
16 15 (0.10%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.089%) AIX
18 12 (0.082%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6010 (41.07%) Asset Management
2 5942 (40.61%) Wealth Management
3 4886 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
4 2394 (16.36%) SDLC
5 2393 (16.35%) Project Management
6 2174 (14.86%) E-Commerce
7 1806 (12.34%) Scrum
8 1411 (9.64%) Business Analysis
9 1370 (9.36%) Analytics
10 1092 (7.46%) TDD
11 1060 (7.24%) OO
12 1059 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
13 1051 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 1037 (7.09%) BDD
15 1004 (6.86%) Test Automation
16 986 (6.74%) Software Engineering
17 927 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
18 887 (6.06%) Multithreading
19 814 (5.56%) MVC
20 798 (5.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3464 (23.67%) Java
2 2427 (16.59%) SQL
3 1645 (11.24%) JavaScript
4 1322 (9.03%) C#
5 843 (5.76%) Python
6 460 (3.14%) PHP
7 447 (3.05%) R
8 415 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 403 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 396 (2.71%) C++
11 333 (2.28%) Perl
12 291 (1.99%) T-SQL
13 284 (1.94%) C
14 181 (1.24%) PowerShell
15 169 (1.15%) Scala
16 152 (1.04%) Ruby
17 140 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 132 (0.90%) VB.NET
19 115 (0.79%) ES6
20 112 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2024 (13.83%) Degree
2 503 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 213 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 183 (1.25%) Master's Degree
5 156 (1.07%) ISEB
6 152 (1.04%) CISSP
6 152 (1.04%) MCSE
7 137 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 124 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
9 106 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 105 (0.72%) CCA
10 105 (0.72%) CISM
11 89 (0.61%) PMP
12 84 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 74 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
14 73 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 63 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
16 52 (0.36%) CISA
17 50 (0.34%) CBAP
18 43 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1197 (8.18%) QA
2 286 (1.95%) PMO
3 189 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 144 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 125 (0.85%) SLA
6 105 (0.72%) Basel III
7 96 (0.66%) GDPR
8 94 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 72 (0.49%) MiFID
10 57 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 52 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
12 39 (0.27%) EMIR
13 31 (0.21%) ISO 20022
14 26 (0.18%) COBIT
15 25 (0.17%) IFRS
16 22 (0.15%) IFRS 9
17 21 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 16 (0.11%) BS25999
19 10 (0.068%) GCP
19 10 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 426 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 174 (1.19%) Docker
3 173 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 139 (0.95%) XenApp
5 136 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 99 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 54 (0.37%) vSphere
8 47 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 44 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (0.25%) XenServer
12 25 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 22 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
14 20 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 19 (0.13%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.12%) HDFS
16 17 (0.12%) Postfix
17 8 (0.055%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.048%) Xen
19 6 (0.041%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 150 (1.03%) SCCM
2 149 (1.02%) Puppet
3 126 (0.86%) AirWatch
4 105 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (0.69%) Ansible
6 55 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 50 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 45 (0.31%) Terraform
9 44 (0.30%) PowerBroker
10 21 (0.14%) WSUS
11 16 (0.11%) Capistrano
12 15 (0.10%) Mesos
13 12 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.075%) Kibana
15 10 (0.068%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.068%) Data Guard
15 10 (0.068%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.055%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.055%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (0.055%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1846 (12.62%) Oracle
2 1620 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 968 (6.62%) SAP
4 414 (2.83%) Murex
5 360 (2.46%) Tableau
6 349 (2.39%) VMware
7 292 (2.00%) Sybase
8 233 (1.59%) Apple
9 229 (1.56%) hybris
10 220 (1.50%) ION Trading
11 205 (1.40%) Citrix
12 200 (1.37%) Google
13 157 (1.07%) IBM
14 153 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 150 (1.03%) Cisco
16 132 (0.90%) TIBCO
17 130 (0.89%) Red Hat
18 107 (0.73%) Adobe
18 107 (0.73%) AppSense
19 105 (0.72%) Cognizant