The table below looks at the statistics for the Buyer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Buyer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 835 824 854
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 23 43 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.041% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.044% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 14 37 14
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.71% -12.50%

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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%

Buyer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Buyer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Buyer
Salary Trend

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

Buyer Salary Trend in the UK

Buyer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Buyer over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Buyer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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
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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 21 £28,000 -20.00% 10
London +19 12 £28,000 -18.24% 4
South East -33 8 £25,500 -27.14% 1
Hampshire -27 4 £22,500 -35.71%
City of London +1 3 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Surrey - 3 £32,500 -
Portsmouth -18 2 £22,500 -35.71%
Yorkshire -1 1 £35,000 - 2
Guildford - 1 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Buyer 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 Buyer in their job title.

1 13 (41.94%) Marketing
2 10 (32.26%) Advertising
2 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 8 (25.81%) Pay per click
4 5 (16.13%) Online Marketing
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) Web Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) DoubleClick
4 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 3 (9.68%) Line Management
5 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 3 (9.68%) New Media
5 3 (9.68%) E-Procurement
5 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (9.68%) MS Office
5 3 (9.68%) DTV
5 3 (9.68%) Logistics
5 3 (9.68%) Copywriting
6 2 (6.45%) Sage
6 2 (6.45%) Electronics
6 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.23%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
7 1 (3.23%) Law

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Buyer 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 Buyer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
General
1 13 (41.94%) Marketing
2 10 (32.26%) Advertising
3 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.45%) Electronics
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Law
6 1 (3.23%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) DTV
1 3 (9.68%) Copywriting
1 3 (9.68%) New Media
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Pay per click
2 5 (16.13%) Web Analytics
2 5 (16.13%) Analytics
2 5 (16.13%) Online Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Line Management
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
3 3 (9.68%) E-Procurement
3 3 (9.68%) Logistics
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Balanced Scorecard
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Coaching
5 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) DoubleClick
2 2 (6.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Premier Engineering
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bell Integration
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago