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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 863 893 880
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 33 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.030% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.032% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 14
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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 £38,000
% 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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 21 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 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 +12 26 £35,000 - 6
East Midlands +17 9 £47,500 +106.52% 2
Northamptonshire - 9 £47,500 -
London +30 8 £28,000 -26.79% 1
Northampton - 7 £47,500 -
South East -16 6 £25,000 -28.57% 1
South Wales - 6 £50,000 - 1
Wales - 6 £50,000 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire -27 4 £22,500 -35.71%
Portsmouth -3 2 £22,500 -50.00%
City of London - 2 £30,000 - 1
Surrey +21 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire +8 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £35,000 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
Guildford - 1 £25,000 -
Manchester - 1 £24,750 -
North West - 1 £24,750 -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Marketing
3 12 (25.53%) Legal
3 12 (25.53%) Advertising
4 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
5 7 (14.89%) Pay per click
6 5 (10.64%) Web Analytics
6 5 (10.64%) DoubleClick
6 5 (10.64%) Online Marketing
6 5 (10.64%) Analytics
7 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (8.51%) Google
7 4 (8.51%) Degree
7 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (8.51%) E-Procurement
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Logistics
8 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (6.38%) MS Office
9 2 (4.26%) Electronics
9 2 (4.26%) Copywriting
9 2 (4.26%) Time Management
9 2 (4.26%) FMCG
9 2 (4.26%) Line Management
9 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
9 2 (4.26%) New Media
9 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
9 2 (4.26%) Sage

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Marketing
3 12 (25.53%) Legal
3 12 (25.53%) Advertising
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.26%) Electronics
6 2 (4.26%) Back Office
6 2 (4.26%) Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Copywriting
2 2 (4.26%) FMCG
2 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.26%) New Media
2 2 (4.26%) DTV
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Pay per click
2 5 (10.64%) Web Analytics
2 5 (10.64%) Online Marketing
2 5 (10.64%) Analytics
3 4 (8.51%) E-Procurement
3 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Logistics
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
5 2 (4.26%) Line Management
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.13%) Balanced Scorecard
6 1 (2.13%) Service Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.13%) ERP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) DoubleClick
2 4 (8.51%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Sage
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Dell
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
East Midlands
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago