The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 221 195 186
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Permanent jobs citing B2B 35 57 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32 33 41
Average salary £43,500 £28,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.35% -29.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,700 £49,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
B2B
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing B2B across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

B2B
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing B2B across the North West region.

B2B Salary Trend in the North West

B2B
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing B2B across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

B2B Salary Histogram in the North West

B2B
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 16 £35,000 - 8
Cheshire +9 13 £43,500 - 2
Lancashire -6 3 £45,000 +60.71% 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 27 (39.13%) Marketing
2 18 (26.09%) Social Media
2 18 (26.09%) B2C
3 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.29%) XML
3 14 (20.29%) Business Development
4 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.84%) CSS
4 13 (18.84%) SQL
4 13 (18.84%) HTML
4 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.84%) jQuery
5 12 (17.39%) .NET
5 12 (17.39%) CRM
5 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
6 11 (15.94%) Web Development
7 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
7 10 (14.49%) C#
7 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
8 9 (13.04%) Finance
8 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 9 (13.04%) Project Management
8 9 (13.04%) Degree
9 8 (11.59%) WCF
9 8 (11.59%) Web Services
9 8 (11.59%) SEO
9 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
9 8 (11.59%) MVC
9 8 (11.59%) CMS

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.59%) CMS
2 3 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) WordPress
3 2 (2.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) Intranet
3 1 (1.45%) MPLS
3 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) JasperReports
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (4.35%) CruiseControl
2 3 (4.35%) Subversion
2 3 (4.35%) Ant
2 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) PhpStorm
General
1 27 (39.13%) Marketing
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.04%) Finance
4 7 (10.14%) Automotive
5 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.35%) Advertising
7 2 (2.90%) Law
7 2 (2.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Developer
2 8 (11.59%) Senior Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
3 7 (10.14%) Sales Executive
4 6 (8.70%) Business Development Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Sales Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Development Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Sales Executive
4 6 (8.70%) Business Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Business Development Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Business Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Development Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Account Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Product Manager
6 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Digital Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) XML
2 13 (18.84%) CSS
2 13 (18.84%) HTML
2 13 (18.84%) jQuery
3 12 (17.39%) .NET
4 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.59%) Web Services
5 8 (11.59%) WCF
6 7 (10.14%) Ajax
7 6 (8.70%) JSON
7 6 (8.70%) SOAP
8 5 (7.25%) XSLT
8 5 (7.25%) XHTML
8 5 (7.25%) REST
9 4 (5.80%) DHTML
10 3 (4.35%) ADO.NET
10 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.90%) Backbone.js
11 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Social Media
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) User Experience
4 4 (5.80%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (5.80%) Copywriting
5 3 (4.35%) iSeries
5 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.45%) Blog
7 1 (1.45%) Tandem
7 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) B2C
2 14 (20.29%) Business Development
3 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 12 (17.39%) CRM
5 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
5 11 (15.94%) Web Development
6 9 (13.04%) Project Management
7 8 (11.59%) MVC
7 8 (11.59%) SEO
8 6 (8.70%) UML
8 6 (8.70%) Email Marketing
8 6 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (8.70%) Marketing Strategy
8 6 (8.70%) Analytics
9 5 (7.25%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (7.25%) OOP
9 5 (7.25%) ERP
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
9 5 (7.25%) Telemarketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 10 (14.49%) C#
4 3 (4.35%) Java
4 3 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.90%) VBA
5 2 (2.90%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.90%) XPath
5 2 (2.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Twitter
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.90%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) Facebook
5 1 (1.45%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.45%) BT
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
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