Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 321 318
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing B2B 1,873 1,775 2,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.03% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.14% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,515 1,382 1,665
UK median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +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 156,442 156,194 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.63% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,751 127,200 150,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 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
England +11 1,785 £50,000 - 257
London +19 937 £55,000 -4.35% 115
UK excluding London +12 903 £40,000 - 146
South East +43 347 £47,500 - 46
North of England -3 231 £37,500 -3.85% 35
Midlands +34 142 £37,500 -16.67% 24
North West -34 116 £49,500 +23.75% 23
West Midlands +56 83 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Yorkshire -7 77 £27,500 -21.43% 10
East of England -51 69 £42,500 +13.33% 23
East Midlands +19 58 £37,500 -16.67% 11
South West -12 53 £30,000 +20.00% 12
Scotland -9 42 £47,500 +35.71% 5
North East +15 38 £30,000 +4.35% 2
Wales +10 20 £43,750 -23.91% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 619 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (24.93%) Marketing
3 442 (23.60%) B2C
4 406 (21.68%) Finance
5 307 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 295 (15.75%) Microsoft
7 279 (14.90%) HTML
8 271 (14.47%) Degree
9 270 (14.42%) CSS
10 255 (13.61%) E-Commerce
11 238 (12.71%) .NET
12 233 (12.44%) Business Development
13 224 (11.96%) C#
14 222 (11.85%) Scrum
15 207 (11.05%) Analytics
16 205 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 198 (10.57%) Java
18 194 (10.36%) SQL
19 191 (10.20%) Project Management
19 191 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
20 189 (10.09%) SQL Server
21 177 (9.45%) User Experience
22 173 (9.24%) CRM
23 170 (9.08%) SaaS
24 168 (8.97%) B2B Sales
25 153 (8.17%) Retail
26 143 (7.63%) MVC
27 142 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
28 136 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
29 131 (6.99%) AngularJS

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 87 (4.64%) CMS
2 53 (2.83%) IIS
3 42 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 38 (2.03%) Confluence
6 33 (1.76%) WordPress
7 20 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 14 (0.75%) Drupal
10 9 (0.48%) SAS
11 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.21%) Liferay
15 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.11%) Ethereum
Applications
1 74 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.55%) Photoshop
5 19 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.75%) InDesign
8 12 (0.64%) InVision
9 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.27%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.21%) UXPin
12 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.11%) SPSS
14 1 (0.053%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 62 (3.31%) SAP Hybris
2 33 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.12%) Eloqua
4 15 (0.80%) Magento
5 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.16%) Shopify
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.053%) BASE24
9 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.053%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 170 (9.08%) SaaS
2 101 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.98%) Google Analytics
5 29 (1.55%) Office 365
6 26 (1.39%) AdWords
6 26 (1.39%) PaaS
7 21 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.01%) MailChimp
9 8 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.43%) GitHub
9 8 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.32%) IaaS
10 6 (0.32%) npm
10 6 (0.32%) Serverless
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.27%) Slack
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.13%) Internet
2 41 (2.19%) WAN
3 34 (1.82%) DNS
4 33 (1.76%) HTTP
5 27 (1.44%) LAN
5 27 (1.44%) Wireless
6 25 (1.33%) VoIP
7 23 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.12%) DHCP
9 20 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.01%) VPN
11 18 (0.96%) Firewall
11 18 (0.96%) Network Security
12 17 (0.91%) Broadband
13 13 (0.69%) Cisco Wireless
14 12 (0.64%) IPsec
14 12 (0.64%) VPLS
15 11 (0.59%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.59%) VLAN
15 11 (0.59%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.54%) MySQL
3 49 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.24%) Big Data
5 39 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.98%) MongoDB
7 34 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.75%) Blockchain
15 14 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.53%) MariaDB
17 10 (0.53%) QlikView
18 9 (0.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 89 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 80 (4.27%) JIRA
3 39 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.49%) Subversion
6 24 (1.28%) Selenium
7 23 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.01%) Axure RP
9 16 (0.85%) Jasmine
9 16 (0.85%) Mocha
10 14 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.69%) gulp
12 12 (0.64%) ReSharper
12 12 (0.64%) SonarQube
13 11 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 11 (0.59%) Grunt
14 8 (0.43%) webpack
15 7 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.37%) SpecFlow
16 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 467 (24.93%) Marketing
2 406 (21.68%) Finance
3 153 (8.17%) Retail
4 118 (6.30%) Advertising
5 102 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 60 (3.20%) Publishing
7 55 (2.94%) Banking
8 37 (1.98%) Games
9 32 (1.71%) Legal
10 24 (1.28%) Electronics
11 21 (1.12%) German Language
12 19 (1.01%) Billing
12 19 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.91%) Back Office
13 17 (0.91%) Law
14 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.48%) French Language
16 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
17 5 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 429 (22.90%) Developer
2 234 (12.49%) Analyst
3 126 (6.73%) Business Analyst
4 99 (5.29%) Consultant
5 92 (4.91%) .NET Developer
6 81 (4.32%) Account Manager
6 81 (4.32%) Marketing Manager
7 77 (4.11%) Architect
8 75 (4.00%) Product Manager
9 68 (3.63%) Development Manager
10 61 (3.26%) Product Owner
11 60 (3.20%) C# Developer
12 58 (3.10%) Java Developer
13 57 (3.04%) Recruitment Consultant
14 56 (2.99%) Senior Developer
15 54 (2.88%) Business Manager
16 51 (2.72%) E-Commerce Manager
17 50 (2.67%) Sales Manager
18 49 (2.62%) Project Manager
18 49 (2.62%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (14.90%) HTML
2 270 (14.42%) CSS
3 238 (12.71%) .NET
4 131 (6.99%) AngularJS
5 126 (6.73%) RESTful
6 101 (5.39%) jQuery
7 100 (5.34%) ASP.NET
8 85 (4.54%) React
8 85 (4.54%) Web Services
9 73 (3.90%) XML
10 67 (3.58%) HTML5
11 63 (3.36%) Spring
12 60 (3.20%) .NET Framework
13 58 (3.10%) Middleware
14 54 (2.88%) CSS3
15 51 (2.72%) REST
16 50 (2.67%) SOAP
17 48 (2.56%) JSON
18 45 (2.40%) Node.js
19 40 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 205 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (9.45%) User Experience
3 142 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
4 128 (6.83%) Enterprise Software
5 96 (5.13%) Social Media
6 86 (4.59%) Fintech
7 64 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
8 57 (3.04%) Computer Science
8 57 (3.04%) Virtual Team
9 44 (2.35%) Mobile App
10 42 (2.24%) Blog
11 26 (1.39%) Life Science
12 21 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 18 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 17 (0.91%) FMCG
15 16 (0.85%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.85%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.75%) Replication
17 13 (0.69%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 87 (4.64%) Windows
2 84 (4.48%) Linux
3 41 (2.19%) Android
3 41 (2.19%) Apple iOS
4 38 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 18 (0.96%) Unix
6 5 (0.27%) CentOS
6 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.053%) Solaris
9 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (23.60%) B2C
3 255 (13.61%) E-Commerce
4 233 (12.44%) Business Development
5 222 (11.85%) Scrum
6 207 (11.05%) Analytics
7 191 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 191 (10.20%) Project Management
8 173 (9.24%) CRM
9 168 (8.97%) B2B Sales
10 143 (7.63%) MVC
11 136 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 117 (6.25%) DevOps
13 116 (6.19%) Microservices
14 112 (5.98%) TDD
15 111 (5.93%) SDLC
16 109 (5.82%) Front End Development
17 106 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
18 105 (5.61%) User Stories
19 101 (5.39%) B2B Marketing
Programming Languages
1 307 (16.39%) JavaScript
2 224 (11.96%) C#
3 198 (10.57%) Java
4 194 (10.36%) SQL
5 93 (4.97%) PHP
6 46 (2.46%) Python
7 37 (1.98%) VB.NET
8 30 (1.60%) C
9 29 (1.55%) Groovy
10 26 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.17%) C++
11 22 (1.17%) Ruby
12 19 (1.01%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.01%) VBA
13 18 (0.96%) VB
14 15 (0.80%) Java 8
15 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.53%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 271 (14.47%) Degree
2 37 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.80%) PMP
5 14 (0.75%) MCAD
5 14 (0.75%) MCSD
6 10 (0.53%) ISEB
7 9 (0.48%) PhD
8 8 (0.43%) CISSP
8 8 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.43%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.32%) MCITP
10 6 (0.32%) MCSE
10 6 (0.32%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.89%) QA
2 32 (1.71%) SLA
3 25 (1.33%) GDPR
4 18 (0.96%) PMO
5 13 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.43%) GAMP
9 5 (0.27%) MiFID
10 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) RMADS
11 2 (0.11%) WCAG
12 1 (0.053%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (2.19%) Docker
2 30 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.37%) Firmware
7 3 (0.16%) iptables
7 3 (0.16%) KVM
7 3 (0.16%) QEMU
8 2 (0.11%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.11%) Postfix
9 1 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 18 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (0.85%) Puppet
4 11 (0.59%) Nessus
5 6 (0.32%) Ansible
6 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.16%) SCOM
7 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.11%) Grafana
8 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.053%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.053%) cPanel
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.053%) SCCM
9 1 (0.053%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 295 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.45%) Oracle
3 97 (5.18%) Google
4 92 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
5 89 (4.75%) SAP
6 69 (3.68%) hybris
7 61 (3.26%) Marketo
8 57 (3.04%) Cisco
9 50 (2.67%) Sitecore
10 40 (2.14%) HP
11 38 (2.03%) Twitter
12 35 (1.87%) Cognizant
13 33 (1.76%) Adobe
14 32 (1.71%) Pardot
15 28 (1.49%) IBM
16 27 (1.44%) ATG
16 27 (1.44%) Capita
16 27 (1.44%) VMware
17 26 (1.39%) Facebook
18 25 (1.33%) HubSpot