Period
to 24 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 6 months to 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 53 99 48
Rank change year-on-year +46 -51 +8
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,576 360 411
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.38% 3.34% 5.59%
As % of the General category 9.62% 7.13% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 280 301
10th Percentile £34,500 £31,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +6.19%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,375 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16,375 5,051 3,786
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 55.90% 46.82% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11,603 4,289 3,166
10th Percentile £35,745 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% +1.85% +2.86%

Retail
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Retail as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Retail trend for jobs with a WFH option

Retail
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Retail.

Retail salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Retail
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Retail over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Retail salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, Retail job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Retail.

1 562 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (28.11%) Finance
3 407 (25.82%) Social Skills
4 406 (25.76%) AWS
5 351 (22.27%) E-Commerce
6 331 (21.00%) Docker
7 328 (20.81%) CI/CD
8 313 (19.86%) Python
9 279 (17.70%) SQL
10 275 (17.45%) JavaScript
11 271 (17.20%) Microservices
11 271 (17.20%) Kubernetes
12 270 (17.13%) DevOps
13 258 (16.37%) Software Engineering
14 229 (14.53%) Java
15 213 (13.52%) Azure
16 206 (13.07%) Scrum
17 191 (12.12%) Automotive
18 190 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
19 187 (11.87%) Marketing
20 185 (11.74%) Git (software)
21 184 (11.68%) React
22 183 (11.61%) Microsoft
23 180 (11.42%) C#
24 175 (11.10%) TDD
25 163 (10.34%) Jenkins
26 160 (10.15%) Analytics
27 156 (9.90%) .NET
28 155 (9.84%) Terraform
29 154 (9.77%) Banking

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 44 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.97%) SAS
4 29 (1.84%) Confluence
5 27 (1.71%) CMS
6 23 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.57%) Apache
8 9 (0.57%) WordPress
9 6 (0.38%) JBoss
9 6 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.32%) Gunicorn
10 5 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.19%) CICS
Applications
1 46 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.89%) Sketch
7 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.38%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.38%) InVision
9 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.19%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.063%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 32 (2.03%) Shopify
2 13 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.76%) Magento
4 11 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.57%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.44%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
8 5 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.32%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.25%) nopCommerce
9 4 (0.25%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.25%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.25%) Unica
10 3 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 406 (25.76%) AWS
2 213 (13.52%) Azure
3 153 (9.71%) GCP
4 128 (8.12%) Serverless
5 80 (5.08%) SaaS
6 67 (4.25%) Amazon S3
7 63 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
8 62 (3.93%) CloudFront
9 59 (3.74%) Power Platform
10 55 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
11 45 (2.86%) Cloudflare
12 39 (2.47%) Microsoft 365
13 31 (1.97%) GitHub
14 29 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (1.71%) Azure Functions
16 26 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
17 21 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (1.27%) Google Analytics
19 19 (1.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.57%) DNS
2 51 (3.24%) AMQP
3 33 (2.09%) HTTP
4 19 (1.21%) Firewall
5 14 (0.89%) DHCP
5 14 (0.89%) IPv6
5 14 (0.89%) RTSP
5 14 (0.89%) UPnP
6 12 (0.76%) Internet
7 10 (0.63%) SSH
7 10 (0.63%) WAN
8 9 (0.57%) SD-WAN
9 8 (0.51%) 5G
9 8 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.51%) VPN
10 6 (0.38%) Intranet
10 6 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.38%) SAN
10 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
2 137 (8.69%) MySQL
3 120 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 85 (5.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 78 (4.95%) Redis
6 69 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.36%) Power BI
8 52 (3.30%) Amazon Athena
9 50 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
10 48 (3.05%) NoSQL
11 37 (2.35%) Tableau
12 35 (2.22%) MongoDB
13 26 (1.65%) Big Data
14 24 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
18 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 185 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 163 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 73 (4.63%) GitLab
4 63 (4.00%) JIRA
5 57 (3.62%) Selenium
6 46 (2.92%) CircleCI
7 33 (2.09%) Subversion
8 30 (1.90%) Cypress.io
9 28 (1.78%) webpack
10 23 (1.46%) Eclipse
11 17 (1.08%) JMeter
11 17 (1.08%) LoadRunner
12 15 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (0.89%) Postman
13 14 (0.89%) Visual Studio
14 13 (0.82%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.76%) NeoLoad
15 12 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 443 (28.11%) Finance
2 407 (25.82%) Social Skills
3 191 (12.12%) Automotive
4 187 (11.87%) Marketing
5 154 (9.77%) Banking
6 147 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
7 90 (5.71%) Public Sector
8 72 (4.57%) Manufacturing
9 70 (4.44%) Telecoms
10 66 (4.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 64 (4.06%) Advertising
12 60 (3.81%) Publishing
13 55 (3.49%) Presentation Skills
14 49 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
15 45 (2.86%) Games
16 40 (2.54%) Retail Banking
17 35 (2.22%) Electronics
18 32 (2.03%) Retail Finance
19 23 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
20 22 (1.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 366 (23.22%) Developer
2 217 (13.77%) Analyst
3 127 (8.06%) Architect
4 116 (7.36%) Senior Developer
5 99 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
6 94 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 94 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 88 (5.58%) Business Analyst
8 75 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 67 (4.25%) Consultant
10 66 (4.19%) Senior Software Engineer
11 65 (4.12%) .NET Developer
12 58 (3.68%) Java Engineer
13 54 (3.43%) Software Developer
14 53 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 52 (3.30%) Python Developer
15 52 (3.30%) Senior Python Developer
16 51 (3.24%) Django Developer
16 51 (3.24%) Python/Django Developer
17 48 (3.05%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (11.68%) React
2 156 (9.90%) .NET
3 147 (9.33%) REST
4 125 (7.93%) Node.js
5 115 (7.30%) HTML
6 113 (7.17%) Spring
7 110 (6.98%) Kafka
8 93 (5.90%) CSS
8 93 (5.90%) Spring Boot
9 77 (4.89%) RESTful
10 72 (4.57%) GraphQL
11 65 (4.12%) Flask
12 64 (4.06%) Web Services
13 58 (3.68%) .NET Core
14 56 (3.55%) Django
15 53 (3.36%) WebSockets
16 51 (3.24%) FastAPI
16 51 (3.24%) SQLAlchemy
17 50 (3.17%) AngularJS
18 49 (3.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.23%) User Experience
2 87 (5.52%) Mobile App
3 85 (5.39%) FMCG
4 76 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (4.38%) iPad
6 65 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 65 (4.12%) Video\Live Streaming
7 48 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 45 (2.86%) EPoS
8 45 (2.86%) Video on Demand
9 39 (2.47%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
11 27 (1.71%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.65%) Blog
13 18 (1.14%) Social Media
14 17 (1.08%) BYOD
15 14 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.63%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.09%) Linux
2 95 (6.03%) Windows
3 42 (2.66%) Apple iOS
4 32 (2.03%) Android
5 22 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.33%) Unix
7 17 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.38%) AIX
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.063%) Debian
13 1 (0.063%) VMS
13 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.063%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (22.27%) E-Commerce
3 328 (20.81%) CI/CD
4 271 (17.20%) Microservices
5 270 (17.13%) DevOps
6 258 (16.37%) Software Engineering
7 206 (13.07%) Scrum
8 190 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
9 175 (11.10%) TDD
10 160 (10.15%) Analytics
11 153 (9.71%) Full Stack Development
12 142 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
13 129 (8.19%) Test Automation
14 108 (6.85%) Presales
15 103 (6.54%) Data Science
15 103 (6.54%) Logistics
16 97 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
17 96 (6.09%) Project Management
18 90 (5.71%) BDD
19 89 (5.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 313 (19.86%) Python
2 279 (17.70%) SQL
3 275 (17.45%) JavaScript
4 229 (14.53%) Java
5 180 (11.42%) C#
6 113 (7.17%) TypeScript
7 73 (4.63%) Kotlin
8 58 (3.68%) C
9 57 (3.62%) Bash
10 51 (3.24%) PHP
11 44 (2.79%) T-SQL
12 43 (2.73%) Go
13 41 (2.60%) Scala
14 37 (2.35%) R
15 36 (2.28%) PowerShell
16 33 (2.09%) C++
17 29 (1.84%) Groovy
18 26 (1.65%) Ruby
19 25 (1.59%) Apple Swift
20 20 (1.27%) ES6
Qualifications
1 132 (8.38%) Degree
2 39 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 24 (1.52%) DBS Check
4 22 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.89%) CISSP
6 11 (0.70%) CISM
6 11 (0.70%) PMP
7 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.63%) SANS
8 9 (0.57%) ISEB
8 9 (0.57%) PhD
8 9 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (0.51%) GIAC
10 7 (0.44%) CRISC
10 7 (0.44%) GSNA
10 7 (0.44%) IRCA
10 7 (0.44%) PCI QSA
11 6 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.08%) QA
2 36 (2.28%) GDPR
3 28 (1.78%) Accessibility
4 21 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.33%) PMO
5 14 (0.89%) SLA
6 12 (0.76%) GRC
6 12 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.51%) WCAG
8 7 (0.44%) COBIT
8 7 (0.44%) COSO
8 7 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.44%) NIST
9 5 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.13%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.063%) SOC 2
System Software
1 331 (21.00%) Docker
2 75 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.21%) vSphere
5 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.32%) VMware Server
6 4 (0.25%) NFS
6 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.063%) Ceph
8 1 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 271 (17.20%) Kubernetes
2 155 (9.84%) Terraform
3 92 (5.84%) Ansible
4 58 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (3.68%) Puppet
5 35 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
6 23 (1.46%) Grafana
7 9 (0.57%) MIIS
7 9 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.44%) logstash
9 6 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.32%) SCCM
11 4 (0.25%) Istio
11 4 (0.25%) Knative
11 4 (0.25%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.19%) Packer
12 3 (0.19%) SCOM
13 2 (0.13%) Kibana
13 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
13 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 183 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.42%) Google
3 73 (4.63%) SAP
4 56 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (2.73%) Oracle
6 37 (2.35%) VMware
7 34 (2.16%) Adobe
8 29 (1.84%) Apple
9 19 (1.21%) Cisco
10 18 (1.14%) Elastic Path
11 14 (0.89%) IBM
11 14 (0.89%) Splunk
11 14 (0.89%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.76%) AppDynamics
12 12 (0.76%) Dynatrace
12 12 (0.76%) hybris
12 12 (0.76%) Micro Focus
12 12 (0.76%) New Relic
13 11 (0.70%) ArcSight
13 11 (0.70%) MuleSoft