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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Buyer
Rank 860 903 848
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Buyer 37 28 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.024% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.025% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 31
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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 £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 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Buyer Salary Histogram in the UK

Buyer
Top 15 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 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
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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 +49 32 £47,500 +5.55% 4
East Midlands +19 20 £46,750 +103.26%
Northamptonshire - 20 £46,750 -
Northampton - 17 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
South East +17 3 £46,000 +2.22% 1
London +15 3 £25,000 -46.23%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £46,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £46,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Coventry - 3 £50,000 -
South Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £55,000 -
City of London - 1 £75,000 -

Buyer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 29 (42.03%) Legal
3 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
4 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.04%) Google
6 8 (11.59%) Marketing
7 7 (10.14%) Advertising
8 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
9 5 (7.25%) DoubleClick
9 5 (7.25%) Performance Management
10 4 (5.80%) MS Office
10 4 (5.80%) SAP
11 3 (4.35%) Oracle
11 3 (4.35%) IBM
11 3 (4.35%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.35%) Time Management
11 3 (4.35%) French Language
11 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.90%) Business Transformation
12 2 (2.90%) Digital Media
12 2 (2.90%) FMCG
12 2 (2.90%) Logistics
12 2 (2.90%) Back Office
12 2 (2.90%) Degree
12 2 (2.90%) Banking
12 2 (2.90%) Computacenter
12 2 (2.90%) E-Procurement
12 2 (2.90%) Internet

Buyer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
General
1 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 29 (42.03%) Legal
3 8 (11.59%) Marketing
4 7 (10.14%) Advertising
5 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.35%) French Language
7 2 (2.90%) Back Office
7 2 (2.90%) Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.90%) FMCG
3 1 (1.45%) DTV
3 1 (1.45%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.45%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.25%) Performance Management
3 3 (4.35%) Data Analysis
3 3 (4.35%) Time Management
3 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.90%) Business Transformation
4 2 (2.90%) Logistics
4 2 (2.90%) E-Procurement
5 1 (1.45%) Project Management
5 1 (1.45%) Service Management
5 1 (1.45%) Pay per click
5 1 (1.45%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.45%) Product Management
5 1 (1.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (1.45%) Line Management
5 1 (1.45%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Google
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) DoubleClick
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.45%) HP
7 1 (1.45%) Dell
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