The table below looks at the statistics for Business Development skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 163 155 152
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Business Development 2030 2155 2086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.86% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.26% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1343 1206
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92059 95447 88938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.31% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 74661 76531 73298
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

Business Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Development
Salary Trend

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

Business Development Salary Trend in the UK

Business Development
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Development over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 within the UK.

Business Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Business Development
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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
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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
England -7 1830 £60,000 +4.34% 296
London -4 884 £65,000 +4.00% 132
South East +1 531 £55,000 +4.76% 61
Surrey +14 288 £55,000 -4.34% 10
City of London -1 179 £62,500 -3.84% 37
Egham 0 166 £85,000 +47.82%
Berkshire +42 160 £67,500 +35.00% 16
Reading +54 126 £62,500 +108.33% 9
West Midlands -5 100 £55,000 - 12
North West -11 76 £35,000 -17.64% 28
South West +11 72 £40,000 - 21
Birmingham -5 67 £60,000 -2.04% 8
East of England +28 62 £44,000 -2.22% 17
Guildford +28 49 £60,000 +4.34% 3
East Midlands -2 49 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Hertfordshire +39 48 £44,000 -23.47% 8
Manchester -11 39 £32,500 -35.00% 13
Scotland +8 38 £41,250 -11.68% 5
Yorkshire -31 27 £40,000 -37.25% 12
Hampshire -42 21 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Gloucestershire -3 20 £72,500 +68.60% 2
Oxfordshire +11 18 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +9 18 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Sussex +18 17 £45,000 +59.29% 1
Bristol 0 17 £51,750 +33.54% 10
Edinburgh -9 17 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 17 £78,750 +63.21% 3
Cheshire -19 17 £30,000 -35.13% 6
West Yorkshire -42 17 £38,750 -40.38% 6
Nottingham -3 16 £40,000 -11.11% 3

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Business Development 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 Business Development.

1 1065 (27.71%) Finance
2 817 (21.25%) Marketing
3 781 (20.32%) Degree
4 651 (16.94%) SAP
5 623 (16.21%) Project Management
6 514 (13.37%) Microsoft
7 511 (13.29%) Coaching
8 500 (13.01%) CRM
9 428 (11.13%) Telecoms
10 421 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
11 383 (9.96%) Oracle
12 365 (9.50%) MS Excel
13 332 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
14 309 (8.04%) Retail
15 289 (7.52%) Risk Management
16 285 (7.41%) Mentoring
17 283 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
18 273 (7.10%) B2B
19 263 (6.84%) Legal
20 248 (6.45%) SQL
21 242 (6.30%) SAP Implementation
22 217 (5.65%) Banking
23 216 (5.62%) E-Commerce
24 212 (5.52%) SQL Server
25 211 (5.49%) ABAP
26 208 (5.41%) Analytics
27 200 (5.20%) Service Delivery
28 191 (4.97%) ITIL
29 185 (4.81%) Migration
30 182 (4.73%) ERP

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Business Development 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 Business Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 135 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.69%) SAS
3 45 (1.17%) Lync
4 41 (1.07%) CMS
5 30 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 27 (0.70%) Apache
7 26 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 22 (0.57%) IIS
9 20 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 13 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.31%) Node.js
14 11 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.21%) Mule
17 7 (0.18%) Umbraco
18 6 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 365 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 173 (4.50%) MS Office
3 94 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (1.72%) MS Project
5 48 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.96%) SPSS
7 27 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
9 20 (0.52%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.16%) InDesign
13 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.052%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.052%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 1 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 111 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (2.47%) SAP MM
3 81 (2.11%) SAP FI
4 79 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 79 (2.06%) SAP CO
5 78 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
6 46 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 43 (1.12%) SAP SD
8 36 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
9 32 (0.83%) SAP PP
10 31 (0.81%) SAP SCM
11 29 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
11 29 (0.75%) SAP FSCM
12 26 (0.68%) Magento
13 25 (0.65%) SAP WM
14 19 (0.49%) SAP HR
14 19 (0.49%) SAP MDM
15 16 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
15 16 (0.42%) SAP PS
16 13 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 160 (4.16%) SaaS
2 91 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (2.03%) Office 365
4 59 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (0.94%) IaaS
6 33 (0.86%) PaaS
7 25 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (0.44%) Force.com
9 13 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (0.21%) GitHub
11 7 (0.18%) Terremark
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.052%) Yammer
14 1 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.026%) Trello
14 1 (0.026%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.026%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 103 (2.68%) Internet
2 81 (2.11%) Unified Communications
3 64 (1.66%) WAN
4 54 (1.40%) VPN
4 54 (1.40%) MPLS
5 53 (1.38%) Ethernet
6 48 (1.25%) Wireless
7 36 (0.94%) VPLS
8 34 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 29 (0.75%) SAN
10 28 (0.73%) Network Security
11 27 (0.70%) Firewall
12 26 (0.68%) VoIP
13 25 (0.65%) LAN
14 16 (0.42%) Broadband
15 12 (0.31%) Intranet
15 12 (0.31%) DNS
16 11 (0.29%) ATM
17 10 (0.26%) Frame Relay
17 10 (0.26%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 102 (2.65%) Big Data
3 77 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 60 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 59 (1.53%) DataStage
7 52 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 51 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
9 48 (1.25%) Data Mining
10 45 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 39 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (0.91%) MySQL
14 32 (0.83%) OLAP
15 31 (0.81%) Hadoop
16 28 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
17 26 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (0.68%) MongoDB
18 24 (0.62%) QlikView
19 23 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (0.86%) Git (software)
1 33 (0.86%) Axure RP
2 32 (0.83%) JIRA
3 26 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 19 (0.49%) JUnit
4 19 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
5 18 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
6 17 (0.44%) RequisitePro
6 17 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.42%) FrontPage
7 16 (0.42%) CaliberRM
8 14 (0.36%) LSMW
8 14 (0.36%) Subversion
9 11 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.21%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.18%) NUnit
12 6 (0.16%) Xcode
12 6 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 1065 (27.71%) Finance
2 817 (21.25%) Marketing
3 428 (11.13%) Telecoms
4 309 (8.04%) Retail
5 263 (6.84%) Legal
6 217 (5.65%) Banking
7 112 (2.91%) Advertising
8 103 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 96 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 94 (2.45%) Billing
11 85 (2.21%) Back Office
12 83 (2.16%) Law
13 47 (1.22%) Local Government
14 46 (1.20%) Investment Banking
15 44 (1.14%) Games
16 43 (1.12%) Automotive
16 43 (1.12%) Front Office
17 41 (1.07%) German Language
18 38 (0.99%) Publishing
19 37 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 893 (23.23%) Consultant
2 411 (10.69%) Business Manager
3 396 (10.30%) Architect
4 392 (10.20%) Development Manager
5 374 (9.73%) Business Development Manager
6 288 (7.49%) SAP Consultant
7 244 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
8 205 (5.33%) Account Manager
9 200 (5.20%) Developer
10 188 (4.89%) Sales Manager
11 182 (4.73%) Sales Executive
12 178 (4.63%) Analyst
13 148 (3.85%) Managing Consultant
14 146 (3.80%) Senior Manager
15 130 (3.38%) Project Manager
15 130 (3.38%) Business Analyst
16 127 (3.30%) SAP MM Consultant
17 108 (2.81%) Senior Consultant
18 81 (2.11%) Business Development Executive
19 79 (2.06%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (4.40%) .NET
2 158 (4.11%) HTML
3 114 (2.97%) Web Services
4 110 (2.86%) CSS
5 66 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 65 (1.69%) HTML5
7 62 (1.61%) XML
8 57 (1.48%) Middleware
9 50 (1.30%) jQuery
10 43 (1.12%) Ajax
11 40 (1.04%) J2EE
12 39 (1.01%) CSS3
13 37 (0.96%) Spring
14 35 (0.91%) .NET Framework
15 31 (0.81%) XSLT
15 31 (0.81%) SAP PI
15 31 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
16 30 (0.78%) SOAP
17 28 (0.73%) WPF
18 27 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 421 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (4.45%) Computer Science
3 154 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 153 (3.98%) User Experience
5 113 (2.94%) Social Media
6 87 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 76 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (1.95%) Life Science
9 68 (1.77%) Data Integration
10 59 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 42 (1.09%) Visualisation
12 38 (0.99%) Statistics
13 37 (0.96%) Mathematics
13 37 (0.96%) Open Source
14 33 (0.86%) FMCG
15 32 (0.83%) PMI
16 28 (0.73%) NHS
16 28 (0.73%) Blog
17 26 (0.68%) GIS
17 26 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 163 (4.24%) Windows
2 84 (2.19%) Linux
3 55 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 42 (1.09%) Android
5 35 (0.91%) UNIX
6 26 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.29%) CentOS
11 7 (0.18%) Debian
12 6 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.078%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.078%) AIX
14 3 (0.078%) HPUX
14 3 (0.078%) Solaris
14 3 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.052%) zOS
15 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (16.21%) Project Management
2 511 (13.29%) Coaching
3 500 (13.01%) CRM
4 332 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
5 289 (7.52%) Risk Management
6 285 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 283 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
8 273 (7.10%) B2B
9 242 (6.30%) SAP Implementation
10 216 (5.62%) E-Commerce
11 208 (5.41%) Analytics
12 200 (5.20%) Service Delivery
13 191 (4.97%) ITIL
14 185 (4.81%) Migration
15 182 (4.73%) ERP
16 176 (4.58%) Data Management
17 172 (4.47%) PRINCE2
17 172 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 166 (4.32%) Business Transformation
19 161 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 248 (6.45%) SQL
2 211 (5.49%) ABAP
3 181 (4.71%) Java
4 148 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 143 (3.72%) C
6 108 (2.81%) C#
7 58 (1.51%) C++
8 45 (1.17%) PHP
9 41 (1.07%) Python
10 25 (0.65%) R
11 23 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.47%) MATLAB
13 17 (0.44%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.42%) Perl
15 14 (0.36%) VB
15 14 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.34%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.29%) Ruby
17 11 (0.29%) Apex Code
18 9 (0.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 781 (20.32%) Degree
2 174 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 100 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (1.69%) MBA
6 53 (1.38%) ISEB
7 43 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 41 (1.07%) MCP
8 41 (1.07%) MCITP
9 39 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 37 (0.96%) CIMA
11 35 (0.91%) ACCA
11 35 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 30 (0.78%) PMP
13 28 (0.73%) MCSD
13 28 (0.73%) MCDBA
14 26 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.62%) CISSP
16 20 (0.52%) MCSE
17 18 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (2.78%) QA
2 48 (1.25%) SLA
2 48 (1.25%) COBIT
3 44 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.42%) WAI
7 13 (0.34%) ISO 8583
8 9 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.078%) HL7
9 3 (0.078%) EMIR
9 3 (0.078%) Basel II
9 3 (0.078%) Basel III
9 3 (0.078%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.052%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.052%) MiFID
10 2 (0.052%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.026%) COSO
System Software
1 89 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 46 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.65%) Terminal Services
3 25 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 19 (0.49%) XenServer
5 18 (0.47%) XenApp
6 17 (0.44%) Firmware
7 15 (0.39%) vSphere
8 9 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.18%) UAG
9 7 (0.18%) vCloud
9 7 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.078%) HDFS
12 2 (0.052%) Varnish
13 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (0.96%) SCCM
2 19 (0.49%) SCOM
3 8 (0.21%) Tivoli
3 8 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.13%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.078%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.052%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.026%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.026%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 651 (16.94%) SAP
2 514 (13.37%) Microsoft
3 383 (9.96%) Oracle
4 160 (4.16%) VMware
5 153 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
6 140 (3.64%) IBM
7 139 (3.62%) Cisco
8 99 (2.58%) Informatica
9 92 (2.39%) HP
10 75 (1.95%) Citrix
11 58 (1.51%) Dell
12 54 (1.40%) Google
13 51 (1.33%) Cognizant
14 42 (1.09%) Business Objects
15 39 (1.01%) NetApp
16 37 (0.96%) Cognos
16 37 (0.96%) Hitachi
16 37 (0.96%) SunGard
17 35 (0.91%) Sun
18 33 (0.86%) Adobe
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