The table below looks at the statistics for BPCS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BPCS over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SSA BPCS
Rank 877 893 849
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -44
Permanent jobs citing BPCS 8 2 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.026%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.097% 0.022% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 28
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
8216 8944 9274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.92% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6511 6745 7344
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

BPCS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

BPCS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BPCS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK.

BPCS Salary Trend in the UK

BPCS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BPCS over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 within the UK.

BPCS Salary Histogram in the UK

BPCS
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPCS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Scotland - 7 £45,000 -
England +8 1 £26,000 -42.22%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £26,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £26,000 -

BPCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BPCS 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 BPCS.

1 7 (70.00%) RPG
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) AS400
1 7 (70.00%) RPG IV
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) CommVault
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) EDI
4 1 (10.00%) OS/400
4 1 (10.00%) Epicor

BPCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BPCS 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 BPCS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) Programmer
3 6 (60.00%) RPG Programmer
3 6 (60.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 6 (60.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
4 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) RPG
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Dell
1 2 (20.00%) CommVault
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Infor
2 1 (10.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Epicor