Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 290 324 346
Rank change year-on-year +34 +22 -24
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,508 1,706 1,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.04% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.13% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,357 1,348
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,272 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% -2.34% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,750 £24,425
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 126,404 150,983 161,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.80% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,380 120,151 127,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for B2B in the UK

B2B
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing B2B over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for B2B in the UK

B2B
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
England +25 1,443 £55,000 +4.76% 238
UK excluding London +44 747 £50,000 +17.65% 156
London +1 713 £60,000 - 97
South East +32 304 £60,000 +20.00% 38
North of England +1 148 £42,500 +21.43% 41
Midlands +45 109 £52,500 +31.25% 38
South West +36 95 £45,000 +28.57% 13
North West +26 95 £40,000 -5.88% 23
West Midlands +39 76 £65,000 +62.50% 27
East of England +63 75 £48,750 +14.71% 11
Yorkshire +2 50 £45,000 +80.00% 13
East Midlands +27 32 £50,000 +40.85% 11
Scotland +16 17 £43,750 +27.74% 9
Wales +16 6 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North East -8 3 £43,750 +105.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for B2B.

1 425 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (24.14%) Marketing
3 350 (23.21%) Finance
4 311 (20.62%) B2C
5 229 (15.19%) SQL
6 217 (14.39%) Microsoft
7 210 (13.93%) SaaS
8 199 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
9 192 (12.73%) JavaScript
10 189 (12.53%) User Experience
11 176 (11.67%) HTML
12 166 (11.01%) Analytics
13 165 (10.94%) E-Commerce
14 158 (10.48%) Java
15 149 (9.88%) Degree
16 148 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
17 147 (9.75%) Azure
18 146 (9.68%) CSS
19 142 (9.42%) C#
20 141 (9.35%) DevOps
21 139 (9.22%) B2B Sales
22 138 (9.15%) .NET
22 138 (9.15%) Salesforce.com
23 136 (9.02%) Product Management
24 131 (8.69%) Project Management
25 130 (8.62%) AWS
25 130 (8.62%) Business Development
26 124 (8.22%) CRM
27 115 (7.63%) Retail
28 114 (7.56%) Scrum

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 74 (4.91%) CMS
2 44 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 41 (2.72%) Confluence
4 38 (2.52%) WordPress
5 32 (2.12%) Drupal
6 28 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.19%) SugarCRM
9 16 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.99%) JBoss
11 11 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.53%) IIS
13 8 (0.53%) nginx
14 6 (0.40%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.33%) Anypoint
16 4 (0.27%) Apache
16 4 (0.27%) Apache Spark
17 3 (0.20%) NetWeaver
17 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 79 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (3.38%) Sketch
4 39 (2.59%) Photoshop
5 38 (2.52%) InVision
6 35 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 25 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (1.53%) MS Visio
9 18 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (0.99%) Figma
12 10 (0.66%) InDesign
13 9 (0.60%) Zeplin
14 8 (0.53%) Adobe XD
15 7 (0.46%) Marvel
15 7 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
18 1 (0.066%) PrintSoft PReS
18 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.13%) Magento
1 17 (1.13%) NetSuite
2 15 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
3 14 (0.93%) SAP CRM
4 12 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
11 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.066%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 210 (13.93%) SaaS
2 147 (9.75%) Azure
3 130 (8.62%) AWS
4 73 (4.84%) GCP
5 55 (3.65%) Google Analytics
6 39 (2.59%) Office 365
7 28 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.39%) Boomi
9 17 (1.13%) Datadog
9 17 (1.13%) npm
9 17 (1.13%) Power Platform
10 15 (0.99%) AdWords
10 15 (0.99%) Google Docs
11 14 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 14 (0.93%) IaaS
12 13 (0.86%) PaaS
12 13 (0.86%) Serverless
13 12 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 10 (0.66%) Fastly
15 8 (0.53%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.52%) Internet
1 38 (2.52%) Wireless
2 35 (2.32%) HTTP
3 30 (1.99%) WAN
4 25 (1.66%) MPLS
5 23 (1.53%) Firewall
5 23 (1.53%) Unified Communications
6 21 (1.39%) LAN
7 20 (1.33%) BGP
7 20 (1.33%) Extranet
8 19 (1.26%) FTP
9 17 (1.13%) Ethernet
9 17 (1.13%) VPN
10 12 (0.80%) OSPF
10 12 (0.80%) SSL
10 12 (0.80%) X.509
11 11 (0.73%) EIGRP
11 11 (0.73%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.65%) MySQL
3 23 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.46%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.39%) Big Data
6 17 (1.13%) Power BI
7 14 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.66%) FileMaker
11 8 (0.53%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.46%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.46%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
12 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.33%) QlikView
13 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 107 (7.10%) JIRA
2 84 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.72%) Subversion
5 25 (1.66%) webpack
6 24 (1.59%) Axure RP
7 23 (1.53%) CircleCI
8 22 (1.46%) Mocha
9 15 (0.99%) Maven
9 15 (0.99%) NUnit
9 15 (0.99%) Selenium
10 13 (0.86%) GitLab
11 12 (0.80%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.73%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.60%) gulp
14 9 (0.60%) MSTest
14 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.53%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 364 (24.14%) Marketing
2 350 (23.21%) Finance
3 115 (7.63%) Retail
4 97 (6.43%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.32%) Public Sector
6 37 (2.45%) Banking
7 31 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.53%) German Language
8 23 (1.53%) Publishing
9 19 (1.26%) Advertising
10 18 (1.19%) Brand Awareness
11 15 (0.99%) Billing
11 15 (0.99%) Games
11 15 (0.99%) Legal
12 11 (0.73%) Electronics
12 11 (0.73%) French Language
12 11 (0.73%) Law
13 9 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.46%) Automotive
14 7 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 214 (14.19%) Developer
2 200 (13.26%) Analyst
3 96 (6.37%) Product Manager
4 87 (5.77%) Designer
5 84 (5.57%) Architect
6 75 (4.97%) Business Analyst
7 61 (4.05%) Marketing Manager
8 60 (3.98%) Project Manager
9 55 (3.65%) Sales Executive
10 51 (3.38%) Consultant
11 49 (3.25%) Business Manager
12 47 (3.12%) Senior Developer
13 45 (2.98%) Development Manager
13 45 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
14 44 (2.92%) Applications Support
15 43 (2.85%) Business Development Manager
16 41 (2.72%) .NET Developer
17 40 (2.65%) Applications Manager
18 39 (2.59%) UX Designer
19 37 (2.45%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (11.67%) HTML
2 146 (9.68%) CSS
3 138 (9.15%) .NET
4 114 (7.56%) Node.js
5 107 (7.10%) React
6 93 (6.17%) REST
7 88 (5.84%) Web Services
8 74 (4.91%) AngularJS
9 73 (4.84%) XML
10 65 (4.31%) JSON
11 54 (3.58%) jQuery
12 48 (3.18%) SOAP
13 46 (3.05%) ASP.NET
13 46 (3.05%) EDI
14 45 (2.98%) .NET Framework
15 41 (2.72%) Sass
16 35 (2.32%) IBM Integration Bus
16 35 (2.32%) Spring
16 35 (2.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (2.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 189 (12.53%) User Experience
2 148 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 48 (3.18%) Social Media
6 39 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.32%) iSeries
9 34 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
12 23 (1.53%) iPad
13 22 (1.46%) Marketing Technology
14 21 (1.39%) Smart Meter
15 20 (1.33%) Blog
16 18 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
17 14 (0.93%) Anti-Piracy
17 14 (0.93%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 108 (7.16%) Linux
2 83 (5.50%) Windows
3 25 (1.66%) Apple iOS
4 21 (1.39%) Android
5 18 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.73%) Unix
7 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.066%) CentOS
13 1 (0.066%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.066%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (20.62%) B2C
3 199 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
4 166 (11.01%) Analytics
5 165 (10.94%) E-Commerce
6 141 (9.35%) DevOps
7 139 (9.22%) B2B Sales
8 136 (9.02%) Product Management
9 131 (8.69%) Project Management
10 130 (8.62%) Business Development
11 124 (8.22%) CRM
12 114 (7.56%) Decision-Making
12 114 (7.56%) Scrum
13 104 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 103 (6.83%) Fintech
15 100 (6.63%) User Stories
16 99 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 95 (6.30%) TDD
18 89 (5.90%) SDLC
19 88 (5.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 229 (15.19%) SQL
2 192 (12.73%) JavaScript
3 158 (10.48%) Java
4 142 (9.42%) C#
5 68 (4.51%) Python
6 64 (4.24%) PHP
7 57 (3.78%) PL/SQL
8 40 (2.65%) VB.NET
9 36 (2.39%) TypeScript
10 32 (2.12%) C
11 31 (2.06%) ES6
12 27 (1.79%) VB
13 23 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.39%) Ruby
15 18 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.93%) Kotlin
17 13 (0.86%) Java 8
18 12 (0.80%) ActionScript
18 12 (0.80%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 149 (9.88%) Degree
2 45 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (1.46%) CCNP
5 16 (1.06%) CCNA
6 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.86%) MCITP
7 13 (0.86%) MCSE
8 10 (0.66%) CCDP
8 10 (0.66%) CCIE
9 7 (0.46%) CISM
9 7 (0.46%) CISSP
9 7 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.40%) CREST Certified
10 6 (0.40%) GIAC
10 6 (0.40%) GPEN
10 6 (0.40%) ISEB
11 5 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.58%) QA
2 32 (2.12%) SLA
3 31 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.46%) GDPR
5 14 (0.93%) PMO
6 13 (0.86%) NCSC
6 13 (0.86%) NIST
7 12 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.46%) COBIT
8 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.066%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.066%) WAI
System Software
1 84 (5.57%) Docker
2 35 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.66%) Varnish
4 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.40%) Firmware
7 4 (0.27%) XenApp
7 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) NFS
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (4.38%) Kubernetes
2 42 (2.79%) Terraform
3 22 (1.46%) Ansible
4 19 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.33%) Kibana
7 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.20%) Puppet
8 3 (0.20%) SCCM
9 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.13%) Salt
10 1 (0.066%) Automic
10 1 (0.066%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.066%) Nagios
Vendors
1 217 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 138 (9.15%) Salesforce.com
3 110 (7.29%) Google
4 96 (6.37%) Oracle
5 95 (6.30%) SAP
6 62 (4.11%) Adobe
7 51 (3.38%) IBM
8 48 (3.18%) Tableau
9 47 (3.12%) hybris
10 46 (3.05%) Sitecore
11 39 (2.59%) Informatica
12 38 (2.52%) MuleSoft
13 36 (2.39%) Cisco
14 35 (2.32%) AppDynamics
15 30 (1.99%) BT
16 27 (1.79%) HubSpot
17 24 (1.59%) Splunk
18 22 (1.46%) Facebook
19 21 (1.39%) Dell
20 20 (1.33%) Jitterbit