Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 65 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Retail 4,468 3,490 7,484
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.42% 4.16% 5.21%
As % of the General category 8.07% 7.68% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,565 2,581 5,321
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £53,400
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% +3.00% +6.80%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 55,365 45,415 81,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.83% 54.19% 56.46%
Number of salaries quoted 36,647 35,185 61,664
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 15 June 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 15 June 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 0 4,044 £57,500 +4.55% 780
UK excluding London +4 2,311 £47,500 +5.56% 559
London -3 1,846 £69,000 +6.15% 255
Work from Home -13 940 £55,000 -15.38% 170
North of England +4 636 £50,000 +11.11% 202
South East 0 515 £50,000 - 105
Midlands +17 498 £46,272 -4.59% 116
North West +18 428 £50,000 +5.26% 109
South West -34 259 £45,000 +5.88% 54
West Midlands +13 253 £45,636 -7.81% 53
East Midlands +14 243 £45,000 -5.26% 63
East of England -5 193 £52,500 - 43
Yorkshire -27 186 £45,000 +12.50% 71
Scotland +19 137 £54,500 +28.24% 25
Wales +14 60 £40,998 -2.80% 9
North East -13 22 £41,250 -8.33% 22
Northern Ireland -4 20 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 1,430 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,204 (26.95%) Social Skills
3 1,145 (25.63%) E-Commerce
4 1,024 (22.92%) Finance
5 879 (19.67%) JavaScript
6 704 (15.76%) AWS
7 658 (14.73%) Microsoft
8 645 (14.44%) Azure
9 595 (13.32%) SQL
10 562 (12.58%) Software Engineering
11 556 (12.44%) Marketing
12 541 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
13 537 (12.02%) HTML
14 505 (11.30%) CSS
15 493 (11.03%) DevOps
16 490 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
17 473 (10.59%) Java
18 447 (10.00%) Python
19 435 (9.74%) Analytics
20 421 (9.42%) Scrum
21 412 (9.22%) C#
22 406 (9.09%) Microservices
23 405 (9.06%) Service Delivery
24 402 (9.00%) Line Management
25 398 (8.91%) React
26 386 (8.64%) .NET
27 382 (8.55%) User Experience
28 374 (8.37%) Facilities Management
29 373 (8.35%) Degree
30 372 (8.33%) 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
1 140 (3.13%) CMS
2 108 (2.42%) Confluence
3 82 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 67 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 45 (1.01%) Apache
6 43 (0.96%) WordPress
7 42 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 18 (0.40%) nginx
9 17 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
9 17 (0.38%) IIS
9 17 (0.38%) Jupyter
10 16 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.27%) SAS
12 11 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.22%) IBM Domino
13 10 (0.22%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 190 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 157 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.34%) Sketch
7 14 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.25%) InDesign
9 10 (0.22%) InVision
10 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.18%) Figma
12 4 (0.090%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.090%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.090%) Blender
12 4 (0.090%) MadCap Flare
12 4 (0.090%) Maya
13 3 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (1.90%) Magento
2 76 (1.70%) Shopify
3 39 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
4 37 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
5 32 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 25 (0.56%) NetSuite
8 20 (0.45%) Maximo
8 20 (0.45%) Sentinel
9 19 (0.43%) SAP CO
9 19 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 19 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
10 15 (0.34%) SAP Retail
11 14 (0.31%) SAP SD
12 13 (0.29%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
13 11 (0.25%) SAP Business One
14 10 (0.22%) MetaTrader
15 8 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
16 7 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 704 (15.76%) AWS
2 645 (14.44%) Azure
3 352 (7.88%) GCP
4 215 (4.81%) SaaS
5 171 (3.83%) Serverless
6 167 (3.74%) Microsoft 365
7 153 (3.42%) Power Platform
8 76 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
8 76 (1.70%) Google Analytics
9 65 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
9 65 (1.45%) GitHub
10 53 (1.19%) Firebase
10 53 (1.19%) PaaS
11 37 (0.83%) Azure Functions
12 36 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 35 (0.78%) IaaS
14 32 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 31 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 31 (0.69%) Stackdriver
16 30 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.70%) Internet
2 64 (1.43%) Firewall
3 58 (1.30%) Network Security
4 50 (1.12%) HTTP
4 50 (1.12%) Intranet
5 49 (1.10%) Broadband
6 44 (0.98%) WAN
7 42 (0.94%) LAN
8 40 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 39 (0.87%) Wireless
10 29 (0.65%) DNS
11 22 (0.49%) TCP/IP
12 20 (0.45%) Skype
13 19 (0.43%) WLAN
14 17 (0.38%) Unified Communications
14 17 (0.38%) VPN
15 16 (0.36%) 5G
16 15 (0.34%) DHCP
16 15 (0.34%) OSPF
17 14 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 255 (5.71%) MySQL
3 174 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 157 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 151 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 141 (3.16%) Big Data
7 121 (2.71%) Power BI
8 113 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 105 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (1.81%) Tableau
11 67 (1.50%) Redis
12 57 (1.28%) BigQuery
13 56 (1.25%) Data Lake
14 53 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 49 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 49 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 43 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
17 39 (0.87%) Hadoop
18 35 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 33 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 372 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 219 (4.90%) JIRA
3 146 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 57 (1.28%) Selenium
5 51 (1.14%) GitLab
6 41 (0.92%) Maven
6 41 (0.92%) webpack
7 37 (0.83%) Cypress.io
7 37 (0.83%) Mocha
8 32 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 32 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 25 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 24 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (0.54%) PHPUnit
10 24 (0.54%) Protractor
11 22 (0.49%) Jasmine
12 21 (0.47%) Gradle
13 20 (0.45%) SonarQube
14 19 (0.43%) JUnit
14 19 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 1,204 (26.95%) Social Skills
2 1,024 (22.92%) Finance
3 556 (12.44%) Marketing
4 490 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
5 327 (7.32%) Banking
6 218 (4.88%) Manufacturing
7 126 (2.82%) Organisational Skills
8 120 (2.69%) Public Sector
9 119 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
10 113 (2.53%) Telecoms
11 105 (2.35%) Automotive
12 91 (2.04%) Games
13 86 (1.92%) Legal
14 82 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
15 79 (1.77%) Advertising
16 65 (1.45%) Electronics
16 65 (1.45%) Law
17 59 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 54 (1.21%) Publishing
19 42 (0.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 973 (21.78%) Developer
2 349 (7.81%) Analyst
3 291 (6.51%) Software Engineer
4 272 (6.09%) Architect
5 216 (4.83%) Senior Developer
6 209 (4.68%) Project Manager
7 151 (3.38%) PHP Developer
8 143 (3.20%) Consultant
9 118 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 116 (2.60%) React Developer
11 114 (2.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 111 (2.48%) Java Engineer
13 107 (2.39%) Business Analyst
14 105 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
15 99 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
16 97 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
17 89 (1.99%) Software Developer
18 85 (1.90%) Senior Manager
19 84 (1.88%) .NET Developer
20 82 (1.84%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (12.02%) HTML
2 505 (11.30%) CSS
3 398 (8.91%) React
4 386 (8.64%) .NET
5 306 (6.85%) Node.js
6 241 (5.39%) REST
7 222 (4.97%) AngularJS
8 187 (4.19%) RESTful
9 182 (4.07%) HTML5
10 178 (3.98%) Web Services
11 150 (3.36%) Spring
12 140 (3.13%) GraphQL
13 135 (3.02%) Vue.js
14 117 (2.62%) ASP.NET
15 112 (2.51%) CSS3
15 112 (2.51%) Kafka
16 110 (2.46%) JSON
17 105 (2.35%) .NET Core
18 100 (2.24%) .NET Framework
19 94 (2.10%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 382 (8.55%) User Experience
2 259 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 207 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
4 193 (4.32%) Driving Licence
5 162 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 159 (3.56%) Social Media
7 136 (3.04%) FMCG
8 129 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
9 122 (2.73%) Virtual Team
10 100 (2.24%) Algorithms
11 85 (1.90%) iPad
12 70 (1.57%) Cloud Native
12 70 (1.57%) Robotics
13 69 (1.54%) Data Centre
14 66 (1.48%) Blog
15 56 (1.25%) EPoS
16 53 (1.19%) Public Cloud
17 37 (0.83%) Derivative
18 36 (0.81%) Data Structures
19 29 (0.65%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 281 (6.29%) Linux
2 274 (6.13%) Windows
3 109 (2.44%) Android
4 90 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 72 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 60 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 56 (1.25%) Unix
8 31 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 24 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.16%) AIX
16 7 (0.16%) HPUX
17 6 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,430 (32.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,145 (25.63%) E-Commerce
3 562 (12.58%) Software Engineering
4 541 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
5 493 (11.03%) DevOps
6 435 (9.74%) Analytics
7 421 (9.42%) Scrum
8 406 (9.09%) Microservices
9 405 (9.06%) Service Delivery
10 402 (9.00%) Line Management
11 374 (8.37%) Facilities Management
12 365 (8.17%) Mentoring
13 338 (7.56%) Project Management
14 303 (6.78%) Information Security
15 287 (6.42%) Test Automation
16 270 (6.04%) TDD
17 264 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
18 262 (5.86%) DNA
19 243 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
20 239 (5.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 879 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 595 (13.32%) SQL
3 473 (10.59%) Java
4 447 (10.00%) Python
5 412 (9.22%) C#
6 302 (6.76%) PHP
7 242 (5.42%) TypeScript
8 103 (2.31%) PowerShell
9 89 (1.99%) C
10 80 (1.79%) Ruby
11 75 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 64 (1.43%) Go
13 63 (1.41%) Scala
14 62 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 59 (1.32%) Java 8
16 54 (1.21%) Kotlin
17 41 (0.92%) PHP 7
18 34 (0.76%) C++
19 32 (0.72%) Apple Swift
19 32 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 373 (8.35%) Degree
2 68 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (1.43%) DBS Check
4 40 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 35 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 30 (0.67%) PhD
7 26 (0.58%) HNC
8 23 (0.51%) CISSP
9 20 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.45%) PMP
10 19 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 19 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 18 (0.40%) CISM
12 17 (0.38%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.31%) ACCA
15 13 (0.29%) MBA
16 12 (0.27%) CCNP
17 11 (0.25%) CISA
17 11 (0.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.15%) QA
2 160 (3.58%) SLA
3 81 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (1.66%) GDPR
5 60 (1.34%) Accessibility
6 37 (0.83%) PMO
7 36 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 34 (0.76%) Data Quality
9 23 (0.51%) NIST
10 22 (0.49%) NEBOSH
11 20 (0.45%) COSHH
12 12 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
13 11 (0.25%) OASIS TOSCA
14 10 (0.22%) COBIT
15 7 (0.16%) GxP
16 6 (0.13%) GMP
17 5 (0.11%) GAAP
17 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
18 4 (0.090%) Basel III
18 4 (0.090%) GRC
System Software
1 354 (7.92%) Docker
2 100 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.25%) KVM
7 8 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.16%) vSphere
8 7 (0.16%) XenApp
9 6 (0.13%) Ceph
10 5 (0.11%) RACF
11 4 (0.090%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.067%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.067%) Postfix
13 2 (0.045%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.022%) Firmware
14 1 (0.022%) HDFS
14 1 (0.022%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.022%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 353 (7.90%) Kubernetes
2 189 (4.23%) Terraform
3 107 (2.39%) Ansible
4 48 (1.07%) SCCM
5 40 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
7 32 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 31 (0.69%) Grafana
8 31 (0.69%) Puppet
9 21 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (0.29%) AirWatch
11 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.18%) Istio
13 8 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (0.16%) SCOM
15 6 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 658 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 343 (7.68%) Google
3 184 (4.12%) SAP
4 128 (2.86%) Oracle
5 108 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 75 (1.68%) Apple
7 72 (1.61%) Cisco
8 69 (1.54%) Adobe
8 69 (1.54%) VMware
9 44 (0.98%) Facebook
10 42 (0.94%) IBM
11 33 (0.74%) hybris
12 32 (0.72%) Citrix
12 32 (0.72%) Zend
13 26 (0.58%) Dell
14 25 (0.56%) Elastic Path
14 25 (0.56%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.54%) Atlassian
15 24 (0.54%) Qubit
16 23 (0.51%) Databricks