Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Retailing
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 98 49
Rank change year-on-year +40 -49 +27
Permanent jobs citing Retail 1,347 152 445
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.15% 2.79% 5.64%
As % of the General category 9.68% 6.47% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 814 129 333
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,500 £34,400
25th Percentile £41,625 £45,000 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,400
% change year-on-year - +3.00% +6.80%

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 13,917 2,349 4,041
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 53.26% 43.18% 51.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,897 2,055 3,375
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%

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 23 September 2021.

Retail salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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.

1 448 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (29.62%) Finance
3 349 (25.91%) JavaScript
4 327 (24.28%) Social Skills
5 306 (22.72%) AWS
6 304 (22.57%) E-Commerce
7 265 (19.67%) Python
8 245 (18.19%) Microservices
9 236 (17.52%) Marketing
10 224 (16.63%) SQL
11 213 (15.81%) Microsoft
12 212 (15.74%) Docker
13 199 (14.77%) Software Engineering
14 195 (14.48%) Kubernetes
14 195 (14.48%) React
15 194 (14.40%) Azure
16 186 (13.81%) Scrum
17 182 (13.51%) Analytics
18 180 (13.36%) Java
19 174 (12.92%) DevOps
20 173 (12.84%) Machine Learning
21 159 (11.80%) Test Automation
22 148 (10.99%) Node.js
23 147 (10.91%) GCP
24 144 (10.69%) C#
25 140 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
26 136 (10.10%) REST
27 133 (9.87%) Full Stack Development
28 131 (9.73%) Google
29 129 (9.58%) Personalization

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 77 (5.72%) CMS
2 43 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 42 (3.12%) Confluence
4 37 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.41%) Apache
7 11 (0.82%) nginx
7 11 (0.82%) WordPress
8 10 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.22%) Gunicorn
12 3 (0.22%) SAS
13 2 (0.15%) CICS
13 2 (0.15%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.074%) IIS
14 1 (0.074%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.45%) InDesign
6 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.37%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.15%) Sketch
9 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.074%) Figma
9 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (3.71%) Shopify
2 31 (2.30%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (1.11%) Magento
4 14 (1.04%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.89%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.74%) SAP SD
7 9 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.45%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
10 5 (0.37%) R3 Corda
11 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.15%) nopCommerce
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
12 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
12 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
12 2 (0.15%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 306 (22.72%) AWS
2 194 (14.40%) Azure
3 147 (10.91%) GCP
4 89 (6.61%) Serverless
5 54 (4.01%) Power Platform
6 47 (3.49%) SaaS
7 29 (2.15%) GitHub
8 25 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
9 24 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 23 (1.71%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (1.63%) Cloudflare
12 21 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (1.41%) CloudFront
15 16 (1.19%) Azure Functions
15 16 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.89%) Datadog
16 12 (0.89%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
18 10 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.75%) Broadband
2 35 (2.60%) Intranet
3 34 (2.52%) Internet
4 33 (2.45%) DNS
5 18 (1.34%) AMQP
6 10 (0.74%) DHCP
7 9 (0.67%) Firewall
7 9 (0.67%) HTTP
7 9 (0.67%) SSH
8 6 (0.45%) SAN
8 6 (0.45%) VPN
9 5 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.37%) LAN
10 3 (0.22%) Network Security
10 3 (0.22%) WAN
10 3 (0.22%) Wireless
11 2 (0.15%) BGP
11 2 (0.15%) OSPF
11 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.15%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
2 110 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 99 (7.35%) MySQL
4 72 (5.35%) Redis
5 69 (5.12%) Big Data
6 60 (4.45%) NoSQL
7 58 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 51 (3.79%) Power BI
9 43 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 40 (2.97%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.30%) BigQuery
12 30 (2.23%) Tableau
13 27 (2.00%) Data Lake
14 25 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
15 23 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.56%) Amazon Athena
17 20 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
18 18 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (1.19%) Hadoop
20 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 114 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 88 (6.53%) Jenkins
3 71 (5.27%) JIRA
4 29 (2.15%) Cypress.io
5 26 (1.93%) GitLab
5 26 (1.93%) Mocha
5 26 (1.93%) webpack
6 23 (1.71%) Selenium
7 17 (1.26%) CircleCI
8 16 (1.19%) PHPUnit
8 16 (1.19%) RSpec
9 13 (0.97%) Jasmine
10 10 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 10 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.52%) Babel
11 7 (0.52%) gulp
11 7 (0.52%) Subversion
12 6 (0.45%) Cactus
13 5 (0.37%) Moq
13 5 (0.37%) NUnit
General
1 399 (29.62%) Finance
2 327 (24.28%) Social Skills
3 236 (17.52%) Marketing
4 140 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
5 123 (9.13%) Banking
6 108 (8.02%) Automotive
7 82 (6.09%) Public Sector
8 55 (4.08%) Advertising
9 47 (3.49%) Games
9 47 (3.49%) Manufacturing
10 37 (2.75%) Telecoms
11 32 (2.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 28 (2.08%) Wearables
13 26 (1.93%) Law
13 26 (1.93%) Legal
14 25 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
15 21 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
15 21 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (1.04%) Retail Finance
17 12 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 320 (23.76%) Developer
2 107 (7.94%) Analyst
3 105 (7.80%) Architect
4 83 (6.16%) Project Manager
5 77 (5.72%) Software Engineer
6 72 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
7 64 (4.75%) Consultant
8 58 (4.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 56 (4.16%) Senior Developer
10 46 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (3.34%) Java Engineer
12 43 (3.19%) .NET Developer
13 41 (3.04%) Business Analyst
14 36 (2.67%) AWS Architect
14 36 (2.67%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 36 (2.67%) Business Manager
14 36 (2.67%) E-Commerce Manager
15 34 (2.52%) C# Developer
16 33 (2.45%) Python Developer
16 33 (2.45%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (14.48%) React
2 148 (10.99%) Node.js
3 136 (10.10%) REST
4 118 (8.76%) .NET
5 111 (8.24%) HTML
6 109 (8.09%) CSS
7 98 (7.28%) GraphQL
8 82 (6.09%) Web Services
9 67 (4.97%) Redux
10 63 (4.68%) RESTful
11 58 (4.31%) AngularJS
12 54 (4.01%) Jest
12 54 (4.01%) Kafka
13 47 (3.49%) Spring
14 39 (2.90%) Symfony
14 39 (2.90%) Vue.js
15 37 (2.75%) HTML5
16 36 (2.67%) ASP.NET
17 35 (2.60%) COM
17 35 (2.60%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.39%) User Experience
2 87 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (5.57%) Social Media
4 66 (4.90%) Driving Licence
4 66 (4.90%) FMCG
5 54 (4.01%) Algorithms
5 54 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 50 (3.71%) Management Information System
7 49 (3.64%) Virtual Team
8 48 (3.56%) Public Cloud
9 43 (3.19%) iPad
10 20 (1.48%) EPoS
10 20 (1.48%) NHS
11 19 (1.41%) Blog
12 18 (1.34%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
13 16 (1.19%) Video on Demand
14 15 (1.11%) Cloud Native
15 14 (1.04%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.68%) Windows
2 86 (6.38%) Linux
3 27 (2.00%) Unix
4 17 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.19%) Android
6 13 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.59%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.22%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.15%) HPUX
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.074%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.074%) CentOS
12 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (22.57%) E-Commerce
3 245 (18.19%) Microservices
4 199 (14.77%) Software Engineering
5 186 (13.81%) Scrum
6 182 (13.51%) Analytics
7 174 (12.92%) DevOps
8 173 (12.84%) Machine Learning
9 159 (11.80%) Test Automation
10 133 (9.87%) Full Stack Development
11 129 (9.58%) Data Science
11 129 (9.58%) Personalization
12 126 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
12 126 (9.35%) TDD
13 119 (8.83%) Coaching
14 110 (8.17%) Artificial Intelligence
15 103 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
16 99 (7.35%) Mentoring
17 89 (6.61%) Open Source
18 88 (6.53%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 349 (25.91%) JavaScript
2 265 (19.67%) Python
3 224 (16.63%) SQL
4 180 (13.36%) Java
5 144 (10.69%) C#
6 115 (8.54%) TypeScript
7 72 (5.35%) PHP
8 54 (4.01%) Go
8 54 (4.01%) Ruby
8 54 (4.01%) Scala
9 44 (3.27%) C
10 35 (2.60%) R
11 34 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.23%) Kotlin
13 28 (2.08%) ES6
14 23 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.41%) C++
16 18 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 16 (1.19%) MATLAB
17 16 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (8.46%) Degree
2 41 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (2.82%) AWS Certification
4 17 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.04%) CIPD
6 11 (0.82%) PhD
7 8 (0.59%) CISM
7 8 (0.59%) DBS Check
7 8 (0.59%) PMP
7 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.52%) CISSP
8 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.45%) CRISC
9 6 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.37%) CEH
11 4 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.30%) ISEB
11 4 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.30%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.60%) QA
2 33 (2.45%) Accessibility
3 22 (1.63%) GDPR
4 14 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.82%) SLA
6 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.45%) PMO
7 6 (0.45%) WCAG
8 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.22%) GRC
9 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.074%) COBIT
10 1 (0.074%) COSO
10 1 (0.074%) NIST
10 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (15.74%) Docker
2 55 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.74%) vSphere
5 9 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 195 (14.48%) Kubernetes
2 96 (7.13%) Ansible
3 85 (6.31%) Terraform
4 68 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (4.97%) Puppet
6 35 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.45%) Grafana
8 4 (0.30%) SCOM
9 3 (0.22%) logstash
9 3 (0.22%) Packer
9 3 (0.22%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.15%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.15%) vRealize
11 1 (0.074%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 213 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 131 (9.73%) Google
3 73 (5.42%) SAP
4 49 (3.64%) Apple
5 32 (2.38%) Oracle
6 31 (2.30%) Elastic Path
6 31 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (2.23%) Facebook
8 26 (1.93%) Adobe
9 25 (1.86%) VMware
10 24 (1.78%) Qubit
11 16 (1.19%) Zend
12 15 (1.11%) Sitecore
13 13 (0.97%) Yahoo!
14 10 (0.74%) HP
14 10 (0.74%) IBM
14 10 (0.74%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.67%) Cisco
15 9 (0.67%) Splunk
16 8 (0.59%) hybris