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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 860 885 843
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 33 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.020% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 26
Average salary £29,250 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £32,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-34.44% +38.46%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 16 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 28 August 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 +14 28 £32,000 -28.88% 10
East Midlands - 12 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 12 £45,000 -
Northampton - 11 £45,000 -
London +12 6 £29,250 - 3
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 4 - -
South East +9 3 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £34,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £34,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £26,250 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £26,250 - 1
North East - 2 £26,250 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £32,500 -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (46.58%) Finance
2 31 (42.47%) Legal
3 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
4 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
6 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.33%) Google
7 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
7 6 (8.22%) MS Office
8 5 (6.85%) SAP
9 4 (5.48%) C
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle
9 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
9 4 (5.48%) Degree
9 4 (5.48%) Software Licensing
10 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (4.11%) Marketing
10 3 (4.11%) French Language
10 3 (4.11%) IBM
10 3 (4.11%) Advertising
10 3 (4.11%) Computacenter
10 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis
11 2 (2.74%) Internet
11 2 (2.74%) Banking
11 2 (2.74%) Back Office
11 2 (2.74%) Time Management
11 2 (2.74%) FMCG

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Internet
General
1 34 (46.58%) Finance
2 31 (42.47%) Legal
3 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Advertising
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) French Language
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.74%) FMCG
3 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
3 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.48%) Software Licensing
4 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Time Management
5 2 (2.74%) Business Transformation
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) ERP
6 1 (1.37%) Product Management
6 1 (1.37%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.37%) Logistics
6 1 (1.37%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.37%) Project Management
6 1 (1.37%) Service Management
6 1 (1.37%) E-Procurement
6 1 (1.37%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Google
3 5 (6.85%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle
5 3 (4.11%) Computacenter
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) CODA
Essex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
The Fix Creative
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Advantage XPO
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago