The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Business Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 387 342 370
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Business Manager 700 799 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.82% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 581 650 625
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,750 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.24% +6.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Business Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Business Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Trend

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

Business Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Business Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Business Manager over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Business Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Business Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -41 659 £57,500 +0.87% 149
London -26 315 £65,000 +8.33% 62
South East -34 128 £59,000 -1.66% 22
City of London -4 77 £65,000 -7.14% 16
Berkshire -22 48 £60,000 -4.00% 8
East of England -21 47 £50,000 -13.04% 7
Yorkshire -4 41 £40,000 -15.78% 13
South West +2 36 £50,000 -13.04% 11
East Midlands +34 34 £52,500 +5.00% 10
West Yorkshire +5 33 £40,000 -19.19% 11
North West -29 32 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Manchester -11 27 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Surrey +1 26 £60,000 -11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 21 £62,500 +8.69% 2
West Midlands -46 19 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Cambridgeshire +9 18 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Hertfordshire -2 17 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Northamptonshire +4 15 £52,500 -27.58% 1
Leeds -1 15 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Hampshire -30 15 £47,500 +2.70% 1
Reading -5 13 £58,500 -4.09% 4
Peterborough +13 12 £50,000 - 3
Wiltshire +2 12 £61,250 -
Northampton -2 12 £52,500 -27.58%
South Wales -8 12 £45,000 +8.26% 3
Wales -9 12 £45,000 +8.26% 3
Maidenhead - 11 - -
Slough -1 10 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -1 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -5 10 £46,250 -15.90% 2

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Business Manager in their job title 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 with Business Manager in their job title.

1 518 (35.38%) Finance
2 385 (26.30%) Business Development
3 367 (25.07%) Project Management
4 280 (19.13%) Business Analysis
5 209 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
6 196 (13.39%) PRINCE2
7 191 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 176 (12.02%) Degree
9 166 (11.34%) Marketing
10 158 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
11 136 (9.29%) CRM
12 135 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
13 123 (8.40%) Retail
14 122 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 119 (8.13%) Change Management
16 111 (7.58%) Telecoms
17 98 (6.69%) ITIL
18 97 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
19 94 (6.42%) SQL
19 94 (6.42%) MS Excel
20 86 (5.87%) Line Management
21 80 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
22 77 (5.26%) Banking
23 76 (5.19%) Management Information System
23 76 (5.19%) Service Delivery
24 73 (4.99%) SAP
25 72 (4.92%) MS Project
26 68 (4.64%) ERP
27 64 (4.37%) E-Commerce
28 63 (4.30%) Risk Management

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Business Manager in their job title 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 with Business Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.64%) SAS
3 8 (0.55%) CMS
4 4 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (0.27%) TeamSite
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.20%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.14%) Lync
6 2 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.068%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.068%) Drupal
7 1 (0.068%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.068%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 94 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.92%) MS Project
3 34 (2.32%) MS Office
4 30 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.23%) SPSS
6 15 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) FastStats
9 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.96%) SAP CO
2 14 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 14 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 11 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.55%) Changepoint
6 6 (0.41%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.34%) assyst
7 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.34%) Magento
8 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.20%) SalesLogix
8 3 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.53%) SaaS
2 14 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.61%) PaaS
4 9 (0.61%) IaaS
5 3 (0.20%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.50%) Internet
2 16 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (0.68%) Intranet
3 10 (0.68%) WAN
4 9 (0.61%) Network Security
5 7 (0.48%) LAN
5 7 (0.48%) MPLS
6 6 (0.41%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.41%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.41%) VoIP
7 5 (0.34%) Wireless
8 4 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.27%) Firewall
8 4 (0.27%) VPN
8 4 (0.27%) PBX
9 3 (0.20%) ATM
9 3 (0.20%) 3G
9 3 (0.20%) Frame Relay
9 3 (0.20%) VPLS
10 2 (0.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 33 (2.25%) Big Data
4 31 (2.12%) QlikView
5 30 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 19 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.75%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.68%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.55%) OLAP
16 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.41%) SAP BI
18 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.20%) JIRA
2 2 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.068%) MSI
3 1 (0.068%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 518 (35.38%) Finance
2 166 (11.34%) Marketing
3 123 (8.40%) Retail
4 111 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 77 (5.26%) Banking
6 61 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.94%) Legal
8 29 (1.98%) Law
9 27 (1.84%) Advertising
10 24 (1.64%) Billing
11 23 (1.57%) Games
12 22 (1.50%) Automotive
12 22 (1.50%) Back Office
13 17 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 16 (1.09%) Front Office
15 14 (0.96%) Local Government
16 12 (0.82%) Publishing
17 10 (0.68%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.55%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.64%) .NET
2 15 (1.02%) HTML
3 12 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 10 (0.68%) EDI
5 7 (0.48%) Middleware
6 6 (0.41%) XML
7 5 (0.34%) CSS
8 4 (0.27%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.27%) Web Services
9 2 (0.14%) HTML5
10 1 (0.068%) CGI
10 1 (0.068%) SOAP
10 1 (0.068%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (0.068%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.068%) Velocity
10 1 (0.068%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.39%) NHS
4 32 (2.19%) FMCG
5 25 (1.71%) PMI
6 23 (1.57%) Social Media
7 21 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.09%) Derivative
9 16 (1.09%) Tandem
10 15 (1.02%) User Experience
11 14 (0.96%) EPoS
12 13 (0.89%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.75%) EFT
14 10 (0.68%) Equities
14 10 (0.68%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.48%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.48%) DTV
17 6 (0.41%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (2.25%) Windows
2 17 (1.16%) Linux
3 9 (0.61%) UNIX
4 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
4 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.068%) AIX
7 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.068%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (26.30%) Business Development
2 367 (25.07%) Project Management
3 280 (19.13%) Business Analysis
4 209 (14.28%) Business Intelligence
5 196 (13.39%) PRINCE2
6 191 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 158 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
8 136 (9.29%) CRM
9 119 (8.13%) Change Management
10 98 (6.69%) ITIL
11 97 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 86 (5.87%) Line Management
13 76 (5.19%) Service Delivery
14 68 (4.64%) ERP
15 64 (4.37%) E-Commerce
16 63 (4.30%) Risk Management
16 63 (4.30%) Mentoring
17 61 (4.17%) Data Management
18 59 (4.03%) Programme Management
19 58 (3.96%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 94 (6.42%) SQL
2 43 (2.94%) C
3 18 (1.23%) R
4 17 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 11 (0.75%) VBA
6 9 (0.61%) Java
7 5 (0.34%) Ruby
8 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.20%) ABAP
9 3 (0.20%) VB
10 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.14%) Python
10 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.068%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.068%) VBScript
11 1 (0.068%) PHP
11 1 (0.068%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.068%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.068%) VB6
Qualifications
1 176 (12.02%) Degree
2 52 (3.55%) PMI Certification
3 50 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (2.60%) PMP
5 33 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 29 (1.98%) ISEB
7 18 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.09%) Security Cleared
9 15 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 8 (0.55%) MBA
11 6 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.34%) ACCA
12 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.34%) APMG
13 4 (0.27%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.27%) CIPD
13 4 (0.27%) CIMA
14 3 (0.20%) CBAP
14 3 (0.20%) AAT
15 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.71%) SLA
2 19 (1.30%) QA
3 16 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) EMIR
5 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.27%) Basel II
6 3 (0.20%) TickIT
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Basel III
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.068%) BS15000
System Software
1 10 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.068%) vSphere
4 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.068%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (0.27%) SCCM
3 2 (0.14%) SCOM
3 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) WSUS
3 2 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.068%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.068%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 122 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 73 (4.99%) SAP
3 58 (3.96%) Oracle
4 57 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (2.94%) Business Objects
6 37 (2.53%) Cognos
7 26 (1.78%) Informatica
8 18 (1.23%) Ab Initio
9 16 (1.09%) Mitel
9 16 (1.09%) VMware
10 12 (0.82%) Sage
10 12 (0.82%) HP
11 9 (0.61%) Cisco
11 9 (0.61%) Tableau
12 8 (0.55%) Guidewire
12 8 (0.55%) Yardi
12 8 (0.55%) hybris
12 8 (0.55%) Autodesk
12 8 (0.55%) Siebel
13 7 (0.48%) Citrix
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