Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -54 0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,923 5,939 7,554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.94% 4.73% 5.00%
As % of the General category 7.75% 11.84% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,804 4,725 5,843
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 24,824 50,154 62,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.90% 39.92% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19,201 38,411 48,031
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.58% +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 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 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 -55 1,784 £57,500 +4.55% 617
UK excluding London -56 967 £45,000 -5.26% 447
London -36 855 £64,750 -0.38% 195
Work from Home -46 391 £50,000 -16.67% 122
North of England -24 314 £45,000 - 149
North West -8 222 £47,500 +5.56% 100
Midlands -36 217 £45,000 -5.26% 105
South East -84 195 £52,500 +5.00% 84
West Midlands -23 128 £45,000 -5.26% 42
South West -72 108 £42,500 -10.53% 39
East Midlands -27 89 £42,500 -10.53% 62
Yorkshire -34 82 £45,000 +12.50% 39
East of England -60 67 £45,000 -14.29% 44
Scotland -44 35 £56,000 +24.44% 17
Wales +21 25 £42,500 +0.76% 9
North East +5 10 £45,000 - 10
Northern Ireland -19 6 £55,000 +4.76% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 694 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (27.87%) E-Commerce
3 439 (22.83%) JavaScript
4 398 (20.70%) Finance
5 364 (18.93%) SQL
6 343 (17.84%) AWS
7 306 (15.91%) Azure
8 262 (13.62%) DevOps
9 261 (13.57%) HTML
10 247 (12.84%) Microsoft
11 245 (12.74%) Python
12 237 (12.32%) CSS
13 235 (12.22%) Analytics
14 228 (11.86%) React
15 217 (11.28%) C#
16 216 (11.23%) Java
17 213 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
18 198 (10.30%) Scrum
19 184 (9.57%) Marketing
20 174 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
21 173 (9.00%) SQL Server
22 168 (8.74%) Software Engineering
23 166 (8.63%) Degree
24 165 (8.58%) Google
25 158 (8.22%) Linux
26 153 (7.96%) .NET
27 149 (7.75%) Git (software)
27 149 (7.75%) Docker
28 141 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
29 136 (7.07%) 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 53 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 43 (2.24%) CMS
3 36 (1.87%) Confluence
4 33 (1.72%) Apache
5 29 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 19 (0.99%) WordPress
8 18 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.68%) Tornado
11 12 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.57%) Apache Synapse
13 9 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
16 5 (0.26%) Drupal
16 5 (0.26%) Luigi
Applications
1 52 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.31%) Sketch
8 5 (0.26%) Figma
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.16%) InVision
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.10%) UXPin
12 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (3.33%) Magento
2 60 (3.12%) Shopify
3 27 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.78%) NetSuite
8 14 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
9 11 (0.57%) SAP Retail
10 10 (0.52%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.52%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.42%) SAP Business One
11 8 (0.42%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
14 5 (0.26%) SAP CAR
14 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
15 4 (0.21%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 343 (17.84%) AWS
2 306 (15.91%) Azure
3 136 (7.07%) GCP
4 83 (4.32%) SaaS
5 51 (2.65%) Office 365
6 47 (2.44%) Power Platform
7 45 (2.34%) Serverless
8 42 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
8 42 (2.18%) Google Analytics
9 38 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 26 (1.35%) GitHub
12 25 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (1.25%) Azure Functions
13 24 (1.25%) IaaS
14 23 (1.20%) Cloud Functions
14 23 (1.20%) Firebase
15 22 (1.14%) iPaaS
15 22 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 20 (1.04%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.02%) Firewall
2 31 (1.61%) Network Security
3 29 (1.51%) WAN
4 27 (1.40%) Internet
5 23 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (0.94%) Broadband
6 18 (0.94%) DNS
7 17 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (0.83%) LAN
9 15 (0.78%) VPN
10 12 (0.62%) OSPF
10 12 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.62%) VLAN
10 12 (0.62%) Wireless
11 11 (0.57%) Intranet
11 11 (0.57%) WLAN
12 10 (0.52%) BGP
12 10 (0.52%) MPLS
13 8 (0.42%) SAN
14 7 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.19%) MySQL
3 88 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (3.43%) NoSQL
4 66 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 52 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (2.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 48 (2.50%) Big Data
9 43 (2.24%) Data Lake
10 41 (2.13%) Amazon Athena
11 40 (2.08%) Power BI
12 39 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (1.98%) Hadoop
14 35 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 35 (1.82%) MongoDB
15 34 (1.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 31 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
16 31 (1.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 149 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 99 (5.15%) JIRA
3 65 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.56%) Maven
5 26 (1.35%) Mocha
5 26 (1.35%) Selenium
6 24 (1.25%) Jasmine
7 21 (1.09%) webpack
8 20 (1.04%) Visual Studio
9 19 (0.99%) IntelliJ
10 18 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (0.78%) Cypress.io
14 14 (0.73%) Appium
14 14 (0.73%) PHPUnit
14 14 (0.73%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.68%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
16 11 (0.57%) Android Studio
General
1 398 (20.70%) Finance
2 184 (9.57%) Marketing
3 102 (5.30%) Manufacturing
4 97 (5.04%) Banking
5 93 (4.84%) Public Sector
6 60 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.86%) Automotive
8 49 (2.55%) Front Office
9 48 (2.50%) Legal
10 45 (2.34%) Games
11 33 (1.72%) Advertising
12 32 (1.66%) Electronics
13 25 (1.30%) Law
14 20 (1.04%) Publishing
15 19 (0.99%) Back Office
16 13 (0.68%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.47%) Billing
18 8 (0.42%) French Language
18 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.42%) Police
Job Titles
1 569 (29.59%) Developer
2 198 (10.30%) Analyst
3 134 (6.97%) Architect
4 94 (4.89%) Senior Developer
5 89 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 83 (4.32%) PHP Developer
7 79 (4.11%) Java Developer
7 79 (4.11%) Software Engineer
8 78 (4.06%) Project Manager
9 74 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 74 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 73 (3.80%) React Developer
11 69 (3.59%) Consultant
12 63 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 54 (2.81%) Data Engineer
14 53 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
15 49 (2.55%) JavaScript Engineer
16 43 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
17 42 (2.18%) UI Developer
17 42 (2.18%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (13.57%) HTML
2 237 (12.32%) CSS
3 228 (11.86%) React
4 153 (7.96%) .NET
5 135 (7.02%) Node.js
6 99 (5.15%) HTML5
7 90 (4.68%) AngularJS
8 82 (4.26%) Spring
9 81 (4.21%) CSS3
10 76 (3.95%) Web Services
11 62 (3.22%) React Native
12 59 (3.07%) ASP.NET
12 59 (3.07%) Spring Boot
13 54 (2.81%) REST
14 49 (2.55%) jQuery
15 46 (2.39%) .NET Core
15 46 (2.39%) Kafka
16 45 (2.34%) Vue.js
17 44 (2.29%) Laravel
17 44 (2.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.93%) User Experience
3 97 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 73 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (3.54%) Social Media
6 66 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
7 57 (2.96%) FMCG
7 57 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 52 (2.70%) Cloud Native
9 42 (2.18%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.87%) Algorithms
11 33 (1.72%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.61%) iPad
13 29 (1.51%) Data Centre
14 20 (1.04%) Blog
15 19 (0.99%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.83%) Derivative
16 16 (0.83%) EPoS
17 14 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
17 14 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 158 (8.22%) Linux
2 130 (6.76%) Windows
3 46 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.34%) Android
5 43 (2.24%) Unix
6 42 (2.18%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.10%) MVS
14 2 (0.10%) Solaris
15 1 (0.052%) Debian
15 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (27.87%) E-Commerce
3 262 (13.62%) DevOps
4 235 (12.22%) Analytics
5 213 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
6 198 (10.30%) Scrum
7 168 (8.74%) Software Engineering
8 141 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
9 134 (6.97%) Machine Learning
10 125 (6.50%) MVC
11 120 (6.24%) Mentoring
12 116 (6.03%) Microservices
13 114 (5.93%) Project Management
13 114 (5.93%) TDD
13 114 (5.93%) Web Development
14 113 (5.88%) BDD
15 91 (4.73%) CRM
15 91 (4.73%) Front End Development
15 91 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 89 (4.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 439 (22.83%) JavaScript
2 364 (18.93%) SQL
3 245 (12.74%) Python
4 217 (11.28%) C#
5 216 (11.23%) Java
6 136 (7.07%) PHP
7 52 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 40 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 35 (1.82%) Go
10 32 (1.66%) Ruby
11 31 (1.61%) Perl
12 30 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 27 (1.40%) C++
13 27 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 24 (1.25%) ES6
15 19 (0.99%) Apple Swift
16 18 (0.94%) C
16 18 (0.94%) Kotlin
16 18 (0.94%) R
16 18 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 166 (8.63%) Degree
2 47 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.30%) CISSP
5 22 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (0.99%) ISEB
8 14 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.62%) CCNA
9 12 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (0.52%) CCNP
11 10 (0.52%) Postgraduate
12 9 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.68%) QA
2 56 (2.91%) GDPR
3 33 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.66%) NIST
5 26 (1.35%) PMO
6 23 (1.20%) PCI DSS
7 21 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.83%) SLA
9 9 (0.47%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.36%) OASIS TOSCA
11 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.16%) COBIT
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.16%) EMIR
12 3 (0.16%) GxP
13 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 149 (7.75%) Docker
2 57 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.62%) XenApp
5 9 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.47%) KVM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.26%) Firmware
7 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.21%) vSphere
8 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.10%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.10%) Ceph
10 2 (0.10%) DRBD
10 2 (0.10%) Xen
11 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 126 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 111 (5.77%) Terraform
3 48 (2.50%) Ansible
4 16 (0.83%) SCCM
5 10 (0.52%) Puppet
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.36%) Kibana
7 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.26%) Nessus
9 5 (0.26%) Oozie
9 5 (0.26%) OpenVAS
10 4 (0.21%) Clonezilla
10 4 (0.21%) Consul
10 4 (0.21%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.21%) systemd
10 4 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 247 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 165 (8.58%) Google
3 111 (5.77%) SAP
4 81 (4.21%) Oracle
5 52 (2.70%) Adobe
6 46 (2.39%) VMware
7 45 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (2.08%) Cisco
8 40 (2.08%) Databricks
9 26 (1.35%) hybris
10 25 (1.30%) IBM
11 22 (1.14%) Apple
12 20 (1.04%) Citrix
12 20 (1.04%) MuleSoft
13 18 (0.94%) Zend
14 17 (0.88%) Sitecore
15 16 (0.83%) JD Edwards
15 16 (0.83%) Juniper
16 13 (0.68%) Blue Prism
17 12 (0.62%) JDA