Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 263 282
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -69
Permanent jobs citing B2B 114 98 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.79% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.88% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 98 91 53
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.24%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,497 11,148 10,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.34% 90.38% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,130 9,322 8,902
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the North West

B2B
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for B2B in the North West

B2B
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the North West over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for B2B in the North West

B2B
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -4 51 £43,000 +14.67% 6
Manchester +6 41 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Merseyside +31 14 £31,500 -1.56% 4
Lancashire -10 7 £40,000 +6.67% 3
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 46 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.70%) Java
3 28 (24.56%) B2C
4 24 (21.05%) Project Management
5 23 (20.18%) Finance
5 23 (20.18%) Marketing
6 21 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
7 17 (14.91%) CRM
8 16 (14.04%) HTML
8 16 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (14.04%) Business Development
9 15 (13.16%) Front End Development
9 15 (13.16%) MySQL
10 14 (12.28%) ITIL
10 14 (12.28%) RESTful
11 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
11 13 (11.40%) CSS
11 13 (11.40%) Change Management
11 13 (11.40%) Spring
11 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
12 12 (10.53%) .NET
12 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
12 12 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 11 (9.65%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (9.65%) Telesales
13 11 (9.65%) Degree
13 11 (9.65%) Tomcat
13 11 (9.65%) C#

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (9.65%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.39%) CMS
3 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.63%) Drupal
3 3 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.75%) Kentico
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.39%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.51%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.88%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) AdWords
1 4 (3.51%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.75%) Firewall
2 2 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (0.88%) Broadband
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.39%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.65%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.63%) FitNesse
3 3 (2.63%) JMeter
3 3 (2.63%) JUnit
3 3 (2.63%) NUnit
3 3 (2.63%) Ranorex
3 3 (2.63%) Selenium
3 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.63%) TestNG
3 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.75%) Grunt
4 2 (1.75%) gulp
5 1 (0.88%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
1 23 (20.18%) Marketing
2 11 (9.65%) Advertising
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) Developer
2 12 (10.53%) Java Developer
2 12 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Telesales Executive
4 10 (8.77%) Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce Manager
5 9 (7.89%) Java Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Senior Java Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (7.02%) Telemarketer
7 7 (6.14%) Change Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Implementation Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) HTML
2 14 (12.28%) RESTful
3 13 (11.40%) CSS
3 13 (11.40%) Spring
4 12 (10.53%) .NET
5 9 (7.89%) REST
5 9 (7.89%) Web Services
6 7 (6.14%) HTML5
6 7 (6.14%) Sass
7 6 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.26%) cXML
7 6 (5.26%) jQuery
7 6 (5.26%) React
7 6 (5.26%) SAML
8 3 (2.63%) EDI
8 3 (2.63%) Redux
8 3 (2.63%) SignalR
8 3 (2.63%) XML
9 2 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.39%) User Experience
5 4 (3.51%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.51%) Social Media
6 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.63%) iPad
6 3 (2.63%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.75%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.88%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Android
1 1 (0.88%) Linux
1 1 (0.88%) VMS
1 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.56%) B2C
3 24 (21.05%) Project Management
4 17 (14.91%) CRM
5 16 (14.04%) Business Development
5 16 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.16%) Front End Development
7 14 (12.28%) ITIL
8 13 (11.40%) Change Management
8 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
8 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.65%) Data Cleansing
10 11 (9.65%) TDD
10 11 (9.65%) Telesales
11 9 (7.89%) ERP
11 9 (7.89%) Programme Delivery
11 9 (7.89%) Release Management
11 9 (7.89%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.02%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.70%) Java
2 11 (9.65%) C#
3 10 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.02%) PHP
5 6 (5.26%) SQL
6 5 (4.39%) VB
7 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) PMP
3 3 (2.63%) APMP
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) PMO
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.88%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
2 9 (7.89%) Sybase
3 7 (6.14%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.51%) comScore
4 4 (3.51%) DoubleClick
4 4 (3.51%) Google
4 4 (3.51%) Hitwise
4 4 (3.51%) HubSpot
4 4 (3.51%) Marketo
4 4 (3.51%) OpenText
4 4 (3.51%) Pardot
4 4 (3.51%) Siebel
4 4 (3.51%) Tableau
5 3 (2.63%) Cognos
5 3 (2.63%) Remedy
5 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.75%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.88%) NEC
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter