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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Buyer
Rank 918 951 956
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 30 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.031% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 33
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £24,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +35.71%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 24 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 1 May 2016. 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 +38 30 £37,500 +7.14% 1
South East +18 13 £35,000 +40.00%
Guildford +10 7 - -
Surrey +4 7 - -
Hertfordshire - 7 £32,500 -
East of England - 7 £32,500 -
East Midlands +9 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Northamptonshire +7 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Northampton +6 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Stevenage - 4 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £48,750 -
Yorkshire +14 2 - -
London +8 2 £33,750 +20.53%
Berkshire - 2 £30,500 -
Watford - 2 £31,250 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £37,500 -
Hampshire +7 1 £27,500 +22.22%
West Midlands -19 1 £44,000 -12.00% 1
Birmingham - 1 £44,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £27,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Slough - 1 £26,000 -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (31.43%) Market Research
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (14.29%) Billing
4 4 (11.43%) Legal
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 4 (11.43%) ERP
4 4 (11.43%) MS Office
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) SLA
5 3 (8.57%) Law
5 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (5.71%) Electronics
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.71%) MS Project
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Marketing
6 2 (5.71%) Transition Management
6 2 (5.71%) Kanban
7 1 (2.86%) Revenue Recognition
7 1 (2.86%) Line Management
7 1 (2.86%) Coaching

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
1 8 (22.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
4 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
General
1 5 (14.29%) Billing
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Back Office
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) German Language
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Market Research
2 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) ERP
3 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Kanban
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Transition Management
5 1 (2.86%) Coaching
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Lean Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Line Management
5 1 (2.86%) Logistics
5 1 (2.86%) Pay per click
5 1 (2.86%) PLM
5 1 (2.86%) Revenue Recognition
5 1 (2.86%) SEO
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Sage
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