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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 189 180 231
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +51
Permanent jobs citing B2B 65 66 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.99% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.24% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 22
Average salary £30,000 £39,250 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.56% +10.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £76,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -8 41 £34,000 -8.10% 3
Lancashire +9 17 £28,000 -34.11%
Merseyside +14 4 £37,000 +19.35% 1
Cheshire -32 3 £27,500 -20.28% 5
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 37 (31.90%) Marketing
2 24 (20.69%) B2C
3 21 (18.10%) HTML
3 21 (18.10%) Business Development
4 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 19 (16.38%) CSS
6 18 (15.52%) Social Media
7 15 (12.93%) CRM
7 15 (12.93%) Telecoms
8 14 (12.07%) Online Marketing
9 13 (11.21%) Analytics
10 12 (10.34%) Unified Communications
10 12 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (10.34%) SEO
10 12 (10.34%) Finance
11 11 (9.48%) Google
11 11 (9.48%) Pay per click
11 11 (9.48%) Twitter
12 10 (8.62%) Facebook
12 10 (8.62%) Mitel
12 10 (8.62%) Project Management
12 10 (8.62%) VoIP
12 10 (8.62%) Avaya
13 9 (7.76%) Advertising
14 8 (6.90%) Yahoo!
14 8 (6.90%) Internet
14 8 (6.90%) Digital Media
14 8 (6.90%) IaaS
15 7 (6.03%) Copywriting
15 7 (6.03%) MS Excel

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (1.72%) CMS
1 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
1 7 (6.03%) MS Office
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.72%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.86%) Magento
2 1 (0.86%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.86%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) IaaS
2 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.34%) Unified Communications
2 10 (8.62%) VoIP
3 8 (6.90%) Internet
4 3 (2.59%) Intranet
5 2 (1.72%) Extranet
6 1 (0.86%) FTP
6 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.72%) OLAP
2 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.72%) Big Data
2 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.86%) Firebug
2 1 (0.86%) Subversion
2 1 (0.86%) FrontPage
General
1 37 (31.90%) Marketing
2 15 (12.93%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.34%) Finance
4 9 (7.76%) Advertising
5 7 (6.03%) Retail
6 4 (3.45%) Law
7 3 (2.59%) Automotive
8 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
8 1 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.66%) Account Manager
2 15 (12.93%) Sales Executive
3 9 (7.76%) Developer
4 8 (6.90%) SEO Executive
5 6 (5.17%) Marketing Manager
5 6 (5.17%) Copywriter
5 6 (5.17%) Campaign Manager
6 5 (4.31%) Designer
6 5 (4.31%) Telemarketer
7 4 (3.45%) Business Development Executive
7 4 (3.45%) Business Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Sales Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Data Manager
8 3 (2.59%) Senior UX Designer
8 3 (2.59%) UX Designer
8 3 (2.59%) Digital Account Manager
8 3 (2.59%) Senior Designer
8 3 (2.59%) Online Account Manager
8 3 (2.59%) Analyst
8 3 (2.59%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.10%) HTML
2 19 (16.38%) CSS
3 7 (6.03%) .NET
4 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.59%) Web Services
5 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.72%) WPF
6 2 (1.72%) Kendo UI
6 2 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.72%) Kafka
7 1 (0.86%) SignalR
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.86%) RESTful
7 1 (0.86%) Symfony
7 1 (0.86%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (0.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Social Media
2 8 (6.90%) Digital Media
3 7 (6.03%) Copywriting
4 6 (5.17%) User Experience
5 4 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Social Network
8 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.86%) Blog
8 1 (0.86%) Open Source
8 1 (0.86%) EPoS
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.69%) B2C
2 21 (18.10%) Business Development
3 15 (12.93%) CRM
4 14 (12.07%) Online Marketing
5 13 (11.21%) Analytics
6 12 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (10.34%) SEO
7 11 (9.48%) Pay per click
8 10 (8.62%) Project Management
9 6 (5.17%) MVC
9 6 (5.17%) Telemarketing
9 6 (5.17%) Time Management
9 6 (5.17%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (3.45%) Direct Marketing
10 4 (3.45%) Product Management
10 4 (3.45%) Email Marketing
11 3 (2.59%) Security Testing
11 3 (2.59%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (1.72%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.17%) SQL
3 5 (4.31%) Java
4 4 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Google
1 11 (9.48%) Twitter
2 10 (8.62%) Facebook
2 10 (8.62%) Mitel
2 10 (8.62%) Avaya
3 8 (6.90%) Yahoo!
4 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.72%) Planview
5 2 (1.72%) Open Text
5 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.72%) webMethods
5 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.86%) Zend
6 1 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.86%) JBoss
6 1 (0.86%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Dell
6 1 (0.86%) McAfee
6 1 (0.86%) Sage
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