The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 78 86
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Permanent jobs citing B2B 25 23 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.02% 1.87% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.20% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 25
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £17,500 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

B2B is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1083 1046 1588
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.62% 84.97% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 847 875 1198
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing B2B as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing B2B in Cheshire.

Salary trend for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 9 £45,000 -
Chester - 7 £47,500 - 1
Warrington +1 5 £44,000 -7.36%
Runcorn - 2 £67,500 -
B2B
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (64.10%) C#
3 25 (64.10%) .NET
3 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
4 23 (58.97%) Finance
5 22 (56.41%) SQL
6 19 (48.72%) T-SQL
7 9 (23.08%) XML
7 9 (23.08%) XSLT
8 8 (20.51%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (17.95%) MVC
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) ETL
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (15.38%) WCF
10 6 (15.38%) JSON
10 6 (15.38%) FTP
10 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (15.38%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) EAI
10 6 (15.38%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) HTML
11 5 (12.82%) CSS
12 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
12 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
12 4 (10.26%) MySQL
12 4 (10.26%) Eclipse

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) WordPress
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (10.26%) MySQL
4 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) OLAP
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) PhpStorm
General
1 23 (58.97%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) French Language
2 3 (7.69%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Military
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Database Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Java Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Junior
5 3 (7.69%) Junior Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Junior Java Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Junior Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Web Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) XML Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) XML
2 9 (23.08%) XSLT
3 6 (15.38%) JSON
3 6 (15.38%) WCF
4 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) XSD
7 1 (2.56%) LAMP
7 1 (2.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Blog
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) ETL
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) EAI
4 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Analytics
6 3 (7.69%) Data Transformation
6 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.13%) B2B Marketing
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Generation
7 2 (5.13%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (2.56%) B2C
8 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.56%) Service Management
8 1 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) C#
2 22 (56.41%) SQL
3 19 (48.72%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Sybase
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) BT
4 1 (2.56%) Facebook
4 1 (2.56%) Hootsuite
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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