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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Buyer
Rank 886 837 869
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 18 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.024% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 21
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +20.37%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 12 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 18 September 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
England -56 13 £45,000 +38.46% 7
London -28 8 - - 2
Hampshire -11 3 £45,000 +69.81%
South East -11 3 £45,000 +69.81%
Andover - 3 £45,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +4 2 - -
North West -17 1 - -
East of England -24 1 £35,500 +9.23%
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £35,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (40.48%) ERP
2 16 (38.10%) MS Office
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) Software Licensing
3 15 (35.71%) IBM Notes
3 15 (35.71%) Lotus
3 15 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 9 (21.43%) Marketing
4 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 6 (14.29%) Degree
6 6 (14.29%) Advertising
6 6 (14.29%) Blog
6 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) Social Media
6 6 (14.29%) Digital Media
7 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (4.76%) 4G
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) 2G
9 2 (4.76%) Finance
9 2 (4.76%) Legal
9 2 (4.76%) Internet
9 2 (4.76%) 3G
9 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.76%) Broadband

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (35.71%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (4.76%) 4G
1 2 (4.76%) 2G
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
1 2 (4.76%) 3G
1 2 (4.76%) Broadband
General
1 9 (21.43%) Marketing
2 6 (14.29%) Advertising
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) Blog
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Social Media
2 6 (14.29%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) ERP
2 15 (35.71%) Software Licensing
3 6 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Lotus
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) CODA
2 1 (2.38%) Sage
2 1 (2.38%) SAP
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