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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 861 913 849
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 41 25 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.021% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.022% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 29
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 17 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 3 July 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
(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 +30 32 £47,500 +5.55% 8
East Midlands +21 19 £47,500 +106.52%
Northamptonshire - 19 £47,500 -
Northampton - 17 £48,750 -
Cardiff - 7 £50,000 -
South Wales - 7 £50,000 -
Wales - 7 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
South East -3 4 £40,500 -10.00% 3
London +21 3 £25,000 -46.23%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £46,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £46,000 -
Coventry - 3 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
City of London - 1 £75,000 -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (46.15%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) Legal
3 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
4 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.85%) Google
5 8 (12.31%) Marketing
5 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (10.77%) Advertising
7 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
8 5 (7.69%) DoubleClick
9 4 (6.15%) MS Office
9 4 (6.15%) SAP
10 3 (4.62%) Oracle
10 3 (4.62%) IBM
10 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) E-Procurement
10 3 (4.62%) Time Management
10 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
10 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.62%) French Language
11 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
11 2 (3.08%) Business Transformation
11 2 (3.08%) Degree
11 2 (3.08%) FMCG
11 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
11 2 (3.08%) Back Office
11 2 (3.08%) Logistics
11 2 (3.08%) Banking
11 2 (3.08%) Internet

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
General
1 30 (46.15%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) Legal
3 8 (12.31%) Marketing
4 7 (10.77%) Advertising
5 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.62%) French Language
7 2 (3.08%) Banking
7 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.08%) Back Office
8 1 (1.54%) Electronics
8 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) FMCG
2 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) New Media
3 1 (1.54%) DTV
3 1 (1.54%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
2 3 (4.62%) Time Management
2 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
2 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
2 3 (4.62%) E-Procurement
3 2 (3.08%) Business Transformation
3 2 (3.08%) Logistics
4 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
4 1 (1.54%) Pay per click
4 1 (1.54%) Product Management
4 1 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (1.54%) Line Management
4 1 (1.54%) Project Management
4 1 (1.54%) Service Management
4 1 (1.54%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Google
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) DoubleClick
4 4 (6.15%) SAP
5 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Dell
6 1 (1.54%) Sage
6 1 (1.54%) Computacenter
Runcorn, Cheshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago